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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.

Extreme Weather

Our Faculty Advocate for Climate Change Policy Reform in Wake of Recent Natural Disasters

On Sept. 26, six of our faculty openly addressed recent natural disasters in a panel titled “Extreme Weather or Extreme Politics: Climate Change, Urban Planning and the 2017 Hurricane Season.” Moderated by Hamil Pearsall, an expert on hazards and vulnerability, panelists included Christina Rosan, David Organ, Victor Gutierrez-Velez, Robert Mason, and Charles Kaylor. Read more…
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GIS Studio Grand Opening

On Friday October 6th, we celebrated the grand opening of our new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Studio. The GIS Studio is located on the first floor of Gladfelter Hall. Formerly not in use as an academic space, the mezzanine level now includes the studio, the faculty office for the Assistant Director of the Professional Science…
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Assistant/Associate Professor in International Development, Economic Globalization, and Global Change

Job Description Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in International Development, Economic Globalization and Global Change beginning in academic year 2018-19. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for…
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Building Information Technology Skills, Summer 2017

Each summer, youth from all parts of Philadelphia come to Temple University to participate in the Building Information Technology Skills (bITS) program at Temple University.  The program offers unique opportunities for urban youth to acquire new digital literacy and professional skills for the 21st century. The program seeks to build new capacities for community development and economic change…
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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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