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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.

Darion Porter

Darion Porter plans to change the world

Darion Porter, CLA ’17, was recently featured on the College of Liberal Arts Newsroom. Darion entered Temple as a Biology major, but joining a Sustainability Living-Learning Community changed his mind, and he became an Environmental Studies major. The curriculum allowed him to learn more about sustainability, Geographic Information Systems, and the wide range of opportunities now open…
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Dr. Kevin Henry Speaks at the National Institute of Health

This week, GUS Faculty Dr. Kevin Henry  participated in the Conference on Geospatial Approaches to Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Institute of Heath.  The conference was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, and the purpose was to bring together researchers using spatial approaches to research…
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Building Information Technology Skills, Summer 2016

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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Cey Adams visits Apps and Maps Students

Each summer, Temple University’s Apps and Maps program, invites local leaders to engage youth participating in the six week long summer program.  This summer, Cey Adams,  founding creative director of Def Jam Records, visited this summer’s Apps and Maps students, helping them develop creative solutions to community issues. The main focus of the Apps and Maps is to…
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Carlos Bonilla, 2016 Summer of Maps Fellow

  This summer, Geography and Urban Studies alum Carlos Bonilla was one of three students to participate in Summer of Maps. Summer of Maps is a three-month fellowship. hosted by Azavea, a spatial analysis B-Corporation in Philadelphia.  This is the second year in a row that a GUS alum has participated in the fellowship. Summer of Maps…
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Reilly Wilson, ’12 alumna, on the criminalization of play

Geography and Urban Studies alumna Reilly Bergin Wilson (CLA, ’12) was recently interviewed to comment on her research surrounding the developmental importance and criminalization of children’s free play, especially as it impacts Black and Brown children.  She advocates for free play, unstructured play time, and play spaces designed for children’s creativity while calling into question recent policies…
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Professor Emerita Dr. Marilyn Silberfein, Lifelong Learner

After 45 years as a member of the Geography and Urban Studies faculty, Dr. Marilyn Silberfein retired and went on to pursue an Associate’s degree in Horticulture at Ambler Campus. She now has a Bachelor’s from the University of Connecticut, a Master’s of Arts and PhD in Geography from Syracuse University, and an Associate’s degree…
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Spring 2016 Alumni Newsletter

Check out our second Geography & Urban Studies and Environmental Studies Alumni Newsletter! Keep an eye out for upcoming alumni events in Philadelphia. Contact with your updates or to get involved with upcoming events.


Graduate students help design an interactive exhibit for the Franklin Institute

Shortly after Dr. Allison Hayes-Conroy received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Grant, for her work on the body from a geographical perspective, she joined forces with GUS faculty Kevin Henry, Hamil Pearsall and Michele Masucci, and reached across disciplines to faculty in biology and education to pursue a National Research Foundation trainee…
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