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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.

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Dr. Hayes-Conroy’s “Bodies in Geography” gives students a new perspective

This spring semester,  Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Allison Hayes-Conroy is teaching Bodies in Geography, a new course, open to graduate and undergraduate students. Bodies in Geography is a unique course. Focusing on “how to integrate life sciences and social sciences to understand the body,” Dr. Hayes-Conroy encourages physical awareness in the class. The classroom…
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Meet a GUS Grad: Caroline Slama

“Asked to reflect on my time as a Temple GUS undergraduate, my first instinct was to write an abstract for a hypothetical research paper.  Write what you know, as they say. “In this post, I seek to introduce myself, Caroline Slama, a Fall 2015 graduate who majored in Geography and Urban Studies (GUS). Interrogating my lived experiences,…
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Meet an ES Grad: Alyssa Geoghan

Meet Alyssa Geoghan, a recent Environmental Studies graduate. Alyssa: “My childhood is filled with vivid memories of my mother and grandmother, who were avid gardeners, teaching me the names of flowers they planted in the window boxes of our row home in Northeast Philadelphia. I credit the women in my family for instilling in me…
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Dr. Allison Hayes-Conroy named among “Rising Research Stars”

After Dr. Allison Hayes-Conroy received an NSF Career grant, Dr. Michele Masucci, Vice President for Research Administration, sought out Hayes-Conroy from Geography and Urban Studies and Dr. Tonia Hsieh from Biology to apply for a National Research Foundation trainee grant. Hayes-Conroy and Hsieh put together a  grant to explore a novel model for graduate education that centers…
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Dr. Kevin Henry Publishes New Research on HPV Vaccination among Adolescents

Geography and Urban Studies Faculty Dr. Kevin Henry recently published an article titled “Geographic Factors and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Initiation Among Adolescent Girls in the United States.” The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, found that adolescent girls living in high-poverty communities and majority…
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Fall 2015 Alumni Newsletter

Check out our first Geography & Urban Studies and Environmental Studies Alumni Newsletter! Keep an eye out for upcoming alumni events in Philadelphia.


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GUS Alum Chris Aiosa Helps Open a Shelter for Portland Veterans

Chris Aiosa, a Geography and Urban Studies alum who graduated in 2009, recently founded Do Good Multnomah, a non-profit serving homeless veterans in Portland, Oregon. Do Good Multnomah has helped set up the first “low-barrier” homeless shelter for veterans that does not require veterans to have been honorably discharged or to have served two years, is located downtown,…
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GIS Day 2015

We are excited to host GIS Day at Temple University on Wednesday November 18th. GIS Day at Temple is part of the national celebration of how mapping technology can make a difference in our society. The event is free and open to the public, concluding with a keynote address by John Duchneskie, Assistant Managing Editor/ Design and Graphics at the…
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