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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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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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Dr. Allison Hayes-Conroy Receives a NSF Research Traineeship Award

Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Allison Hayes-Conroy received a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship  award for a project titled “Innovating Graduate STEM Education Through Bio-Social Partnerships.” Dr. Hayes-Conroy is one of 24 new awardees for the NSF Research Traineeship program (NRT). The NRT is designed “to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative models for…
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GUS Major Studies Abroad

This summer, Geography and Urban Studies major Zhenya Nalywayko had the opportunity to spend four weeks studying abroad in India.  During that time, students stayed in an old palace, ate only vegetarian food, participated in sunrise yoga, and experienced monsoon season – a weather pattern unlike anything in the States. More information about study abroad…
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Grad Student Speaker Series

On Friday September 18th, Dr. Robert Lake kicked off the Geography and Urban Studies Graduate Student Association (GUS GSA) fall speaker series with his talk “Lovers and Knowers, Athens and Jerusalem: On Not Degenerating Into a Research Inquiry.” Dr. Lake is member of the faculty at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at…
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The Rad Dish Student-Run Co-op Featured on Philadelphia Inquirer

The Rad Dish, a student-run co-operative cafe,   was featured  on the Philadelphia Inquirer Thursday September 24th.  Read the full story here: “Weary of dining halls, students start their own co-ops.”   The Rad Dish provides healthy, local, ethical vegetarian food at a reasonable cost for students. Housed in Ritter Annex, the café provides a space that is…
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Cartography Students Share Their Vision of Atlantis

Students in GUS/ENST 3061: Fundamentals of Cartography share their vision of Plato’s Atlantis. After reading about the fictitious lost island, students analyze the space created by the story and design a map that reflects their readings. They are encouraged to hand-draw maps or use mapping and design software to create their vision. Fundamentals of Cartography is an elective…
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Jeff Karmazin, Internship with the Nature Conservancy

This summer, Environmental Studies major Jeff Karmazin participated in an internship with The Nature Conservancy and shared his experiences with us. Learn more about our internship program. “This past summer, I was provided with an opportunity to intern with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Specifically, I was involved with TNC’s Healthy Trees Healthy Cities Initiative in Philadelphia….
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Tips to Prepare for a Spatial Career

“Preparing for a Spatial Career: Tips for Students” by Sarah Cordivano is a student’s guide to becoming a more competitive applicant in geospatial jobs.  Sarah Cordivano is a Geography and Urban Studies alum and a Project Manager for the Data Analytics team at Azavea. Azavea is  a B-Corporation that specializes in using geospatial technologies to…
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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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