GUS Icon

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.

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…
Read More

Careers that make a difference

Careers that Make a Difference

This fall, the Geography & Urban Studies and Environmental Studies Undergraduate Student Association, the Department of Geography and  Urban Studies and the Center for Academic Advising & Professional Development will be sponsoring a career development series for undergraduate GUS and ES students.   Learn more about the GUS/ES Undergraduate Student Association.


Fall Speaker Series

Join us for our Fall 2015 Speaker Series, hosted by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies and the Geography and Urban Studies Graduate Student Association. Sept 18 @ 4: Center for Humanities at Temple (CHAT) Lounge, 10th Floor Gladfelter Dr. Robert Lake, Bloustein School for Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University “Lovers and Knowers, Athens…
Read More

image (5)

Building Information Technology Skills, Summer 2015

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 to urban minority youth to acquire new digital literacy skills for the 21st century. The program seeks to build new capacity for community development and economic change through…
Read More


Ritwika Biswas awarded the 2015-2016 Harris Webber Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies is proud to announce Ritwika Biswas as this year’s winner of the Harris Webber Graduate Fellowship for doctoral study in the academic year 2015-2016.  This Fellowship is made possible by the generosity of Temple alumnus Harris Webber (CLA, ’65).   He is the founder of Harris Webber Ltd, a…
Read More


Dr. Kevin Henry’s Collaboration with CDC and NCI Featured on CBS

Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Kevin Henry collaborates with  National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control on the “Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer” featuring a special study on the incidence of breast cancer subtypes by geography, which was published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute.  The story…
Read More


Assistant Professor in Sustainability and Geographic Information Science

Temple University, Philadelphia PA.  Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2016-17.  A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for individuals who will excel at conducting research and providing graduate…
Read More


Students collaborate with Dr. Pearsall on litter accumulation project

Since October 2013, Geography and Urban Studies Faculty Dr. Hamil Pearsall has been funded by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankfort Watershed Partnership and Philadelphia Water Department to lead a study of litter near the Tacony Creek in Philadelphia. The goal of the project is to analyze spatial patterns of trash accumulation in a combined sewer outfall area near the…
Read More


Kevin Frech receives Summer of Maps Fellowship

Recent Geography and Urban Studies alum Kevin Frech received a highly competitive Summer of Maps Fellowship with Azavea. Summer of Maps pairs GIS students with non profits data visualization needs. Kevin will be working with two organizations: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society – Analyzing Philadelphia Landcare’s Inactive Parcels and the Impact of the Program in the Neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia…
Read More


Michele Masucci named vice president for research administration

President Neil D. Theobald has appointed Michele Masucci to the new role of vice president for research administration. She will assume responsibility for managing grant services, research development, regulatory compliance and technology transfer for all research activities across Temple’s Main and Health Sciences campuses and Fox Chase Cancer Center Dr. Masucci was named interim vice provost…
Read More