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 »

Science might save my daughter. Don’t kill it.

Feb. 1, 2017

By Alan Townsend January 27 from The Washington Post Alan Townsend is a professor and associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has also served as a senior executive at the National Science Foundation. Cancer won’t seem to leave my family alone. My grandmother,... Read more »

Townsend returns to CU Boulder, joins Research & Innovation Office

Jan. 25, 2017

Alan Townsend returns to the University of Colorado Boulder as the associate vice chancellor for research and professor of environmental studies after serving as dean of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and professor of ecosystem ecology. Townsend will report to Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Terri Fiez... Read more »