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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.

Michael Schwebel

PhD Alum Michael Schwebel joins 100 Resilient Cities Team

Dr. Michael Schwebel was recently hired as the Assistant Director of the 100 Resilient Cities’ New York team. He will be a key member of the new in-house Strategy Delivery Unit, focusing on providing technical support to cities that are creating their resilience strategies and/or defining projects to operationalize their strategies and build resilience. He…
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Pictured above from left to right: Denina Taylor, Kerri Thomas, Austen Davis, Darion Porter, Mattingly Cohen, Zachary Gebhardt at the CLA Awards Reception

Congratulations to our 2017 Awardees!

Departmental Awards Carolyn Adams Award in Geography and Urban Studies Zachary Gebhardt Austen Davis Henry N. Michael Prize in Geography and Urban Studies Timothy Capella Nigel Auguste Patrick Stocking Memorial Prize Seth Zeiset Taylor Johnson Delaware Valley Geographical Association Award Kerri Thomas Environmental Studies Award Darion Porter Geography and Urban Studies Department Award for Outstanding…
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Sarah Kiel

Sarah Stinard-Kiel Awarded a Prestigious National Science Foundation Grant

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies is pleased to announce that Sarah Stinard-Kiel was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to fund her dissertation project entitled “Geographies of Urban Trauma: Examining a social service paradigm shift in two US cities”. Sarah was awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant for a total of $15,561…
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Assistant Professor Position (Teaching/Instructional) in Geography and Urban Studies

Temple University, Philadelphia PA. Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor position for academic year 2017-2018, with responsibilities for teaching in the areas of 1) nature/society relations and 2) Geographic Information Systems. The appointment will be for one year only. It is possible that…
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Tina Rosan participated in panel on Science of the Living City

On February 21st, Dr. Tina Rosan participated in a panel discussion on the “Science of the Living City Forum on Green Infrastructure.” The panel discussed the diverse challenges and benefits of green infrastructure in sustainable city planning. Learn more about the panel’s discussion on EarthDesk.


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Dr. Hamil Pearsall presents in Barcelona: Green Inequalities: An Inquiry into Urban Environmental Gentrification

On February 17th, Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Hamil Pearsall recently participated in Green Inequalities: An Inquiry into Urban Environmental Gentrification, an event hosted by the Barcelona Laboratory for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability, along with several other well-known gentrification scholars.  She participated on a panel on “Measuring Gentrification” with more than 150 people…
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Ritwika

Ritwika Biswas Awarded two Student Travel Awards

Geography and Urban Studies PhD student Ritwika Biswas has received two travel awards from the American Association of Geographers’. She was awarded the Asian Geography Specialty Group’s South Asia Student Travel Award 2017 as well as a Urban Geography Specialty Group travel award. These awards recognize her dedication to research on South Asia and engagement…
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A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis Symposium

Just before the Fall break, Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Jerry Stahler and MA in Geography and Urban Studies alumna Silvana Mazzella participated in “A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis,” a symposium held at Temple University. The purpose of this event was to address one of the growing health crises of opioid addiction…
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Charlotte Castle: Social Justice and Philly Free Streets

Charlotte Castle graduated with a Master’s of Arts in Geography and Urban Studies in 2015. During her time in the program, she was a Transportation Intern for the City of Philadelphia and, upon graduation, she became a Transportation Systems Program Planner at the City’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems, while also serving as the…
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