Geography and Urban Studies News

In more ways than one, nature, society and urbanism intersect, and here at Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts, we explore the causes and results of that intersection. The Department of Geography and Urban Studies researches this topic and provides undergraduate and graduate students with the skills and knowledge necessary to explore how space, place and scale effect the connection between nature and society. The department has a specialized focus on urban studies, here you’ll find content relative to everything our students, faculty and alumni are doing to further geographic analysis of all kinds. Follow the stories here to understand the impact of those changes and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

 

A recent publication provides new evidence of drivers influencing the spatial distribution of invasive disease species. Traditionally, scientists have used environmental data such as temperature, precipitation or vegetation to predict the area occupied by a given species.

photo of Leslie Richards, Secretary of PennDOT, gives keynote address to the workshop

A new report from the College of Liberal Arts’ Center for Sustainable Communities highlights the important role of infrastructure in shaping issues of equity and well-being across urban and rural communities.

collage of all 6 fulbright winners

The College of Liberal Arts has another class of outstanding Fulbright students for 2019. Discover who they are, why they chose the College of Liberal Arts, what they want to study with their scholarships and what steps they recommend aspiring Fulbrighters take to follow in their footsteps.

image of GUS alumni sustainability panel

A panel of four CLA graduates from the last five years gathered with current students last week to answer questions about how to navigate the job hunt after college, how to prepare for their future careers and how to ensure those careers have an impact on sustainability.

photo of two students with faculty member holding their awards

The College of Liberal Arts was proud to present undergraduate student and faculty member duos with the 2019 awards, which pay students to gain research experience, a skill that’s crucial to their career development.

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