No Laughing Matter? When It Comes To Climate Change, CU Boulder Show Begs To Differ

March 23, 2017

That's the premise for a show, "Stand Up for Climate: An Experiment with Creative Climate Comedy," Co-producer Beth Osnes, an associate professor and director of graduate studies in CU's theater department, and Max Boykoff, an assistant professor in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, spoke with Colorado Matters... Read more »

Global Environmental Affairs (GEA) Certificate Deadline Extended!

March 22, 2017

The Global Environmental Affairs (GEA) certificate is now recruiting! This is a globally focused and internship-oriented undergraduate certificate that is offered jointly by environmental studies and international affairs programs. The certificate provides a unique opportunity to extend your undergraduate training to courses and experiences outside your discipline, learn from an... Read more »

ENVS Alum Joel Gratz Founder of OpenSnow Creates 14er Forecast App

March 8, 2017

by Abigail Ahlert, CSTPR Writing Intern Meteorologist Joel Gratz takes weather prediction off the beaten path. Gratz, founder of the skier-beloved forecast company OpenSnow and alumnus of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently created a new app for iPhones that... Read more »

I Do Have Hope For the Future

March 8, 2017

By Carol Wessman, ENVS Director Seeing and studying the environmental change around us gives Carol Wessman a very intimate connection to the environment. And being among all the students at CU and seeing their skills and talent gives her hope and trust that we’re in good hands. Watch the video... Read more »

ENVS Advisor, Dylan West, Honored with CU’s Award for Outstanding New Advisor

Feb. 21, 2017

ENVS/ENVD/GEOG Advisor, Dylan West, is honored with the University of Colorado Boulder's Award for Outstanding New Advisor, a recognition given to two staff members each year for going above and beyond in the field of Academic Advising. Undergraduate Staff Advisor for CU Boulder College of Music , Victoria Ibarra, won... Read more »

The Climate Fight isn’t Just About Facts

Feb. 14, 2017

We should be talking about values and the kind of world we want. Alexander P. Lee Five years ago, I hiked to the toe of the East Fork Glacier in Alaska’s Denali National Park. I was on my way to climb a small peak in the Alaska Range and had... Read more »

CU Boulder student researches the prevalence of food insecurity among students on campus

Feb. 14, 2017

Food Insecurity on Campus There's a common refrain among event organizers that the best way to get college students to show up is to offer free pizza. But for some students, free pizza isn't a joke, it's a necessity. Emilie Adamovic, a CU senior majoring in environmental studies, is researching... Read more »

New initiative to showcase best teaching practices on campus: Making Teaching and Learning Visible

Feb. 7, 2017

Like many faculty members everywhere, Environmental Studies Program Assistant Professor Peter Newton had very little hands-on teaching experience when he began his current position at CU Boulder. While research came as second nature, teaching was something else entirely. He found much-needed support and ideas through the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program... Read more »

The Union of Science and Art

Dec. 27, 2016

By Zach Evens - December 21, 2016 The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is much more than a place for the most prestigious climate scientists in the world to work; exhibits and learning opportunities afford anyone who enters the center the option to experience something about the environment in... Read more »

A Conversation with Max Boykoff: Climate Change and the Media

Dec. 5, 2016

An interview with CIRES researcher and CU professor Max Boykoff How much do you really know about climate change? And where does your information come from? For most of us, media is our primary source of what we know about the topic. And most of the information contained in media... Read more »