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Showcasing the latest achievements, accolades, research, events and stories from the Department of Geography and Urban Studies  in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University.

Dr. Kevin Henry’s Collaboration with CDC and NCI Featured on CBS

Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Kevin Henry collaborates with  National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control on the “Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer” featuring a special study on the incidence of breast cancer subtypes by geography, which was published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute.  The story…
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Assistant Professor in Sustainability and Geographic Information Science

Temple University, Philadelphia PA.  Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2016-17.  A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for individuals who will excel at conducting research and providing graduate…
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Students collaborate with Dr. Pearsall on litter accumulation project

Since October 2013, Geography and Urban Studies Faculty Dr. Hamil Pearsall has been funded by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankfort Watershed Partnership and Philadelphia Water Department to lead a study of litter near the Tacony Creek in Philadelphia. The goal of the project is to analyze spatial patterns of trash accumulation in a combined sewer outfall area near the…
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Kevin Frech receives Summer of Maps Fellowship

Recent Geography and Urban Studies alum Kevin Frech received a highly competitive Summer of Maps Fellowship with Azavea. Summer of Maps pairs GIS students with non profits data visualization needs. Kevin will be working with two organizations: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society – Analyzing Philadelphia Landcare’s Inactive Parcels and the Impact of the Program in the Neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia…
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Michele Masucci named vice president for research administration

President Neil D. Theobald has appointed Michele Masucci to the new role of vice president for research administration. She will assume responsibility for managing grant services, research development, regulatory compliance and technology transfer for all research activities across Temple’s Main and Health Sciences campuses and Fox Chase Cancer Center Dr. Masucci was named interim vice provost…
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MA Students Receive City Council Fellowships

Geography and Urban Studies Master’s of Arts students Bob McDermott and Caleb Fritz have been awarded fellowships in GIS and Urban Planning with the Philadelphia City Council .  They will work with members of City Council to produce maps for a variety of purposes and legislative proposals. Bob received this fellowship for Summer 2015 and Caleb…
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Dr. Jerry Stahler’s Inside Out Course: Learning Beyond the Classroom

During the spring semester, freshman Michaela Winberg had the opportunity to take a Temple class off campus. Enrolled in Dr. Jerry Stahler’s GUS 4013: Drugs in Urban Society, an “Inside Out Prison Exchange” course, she attended class at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia. The class was comprised of half Temple students and half incarcerated females. Michaela’s experiences in the…
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Jacob Shell Book

Transportation and Revolt (MIT Press) by Dr. Jacob Shell

GUS Faculty Dr. Jacob Shell has recently published a new book titled Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility (MIT Press, 2015).  In this book, he argues that political regimes have historically associated certain modes of transportation with revolt or subversive activities and have responded by acting to destroy or curtail those modes of…
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Neighborhoods in the periphery Colleen

PhD Candidate Colleen Hammelman Receives Research Award

Colleen Hammelman is the recipient of the James J. Parsons Ph.D. Award from the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG). This award provides $1,300 to support one-month of fieldwork in Medellin, Colombia, on her project Connecting for survival: Understanding the spatial implications of migrant women’s survival strategies in Medellín, Colombia. Building on fieldwork in Medellin…
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