Tibetan pastoralist herding yaks

‘Choosing’ to leave high-altitude Tibetan homes?

Oct. 24, 2023

Recent research by CU Boulder geographer Emily Yeh studies the difference between consent and coercion in ‘voluntary’ resettlement of pastoralists in Tibet’s Nagchu region.

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Preserving culture by learning an endangered language

Oct. 10, 2023

An online beginning Tibetan language course offered at CU Boulder allows learners worldwide to access contemporary resources for a less-frequently taught language.

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Geography student wins geospatial intelligence scholarship

Sept. 7, 2023

Christopher Picard of CU Boulder is one of 21 students nationwide to win support from United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.

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CU Boulder geographer among inaugural group of public scholars

July 27, 2023

Katherine Clifford, a recent PhD and scientist at the Western Water Assessment, named to American Association of Geographers ‘Elevate the Discipline’ cohort.

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Profs win support to study China’s infrastructure, West African theater

May 30, 2023

Fulbright Global Scholar Awards will enable Tim Oakes of geography and Brian Valente-Quinn of French to spend up to a year in travel, study, research and teaching.

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Beleaguered forests are losing ground

March 22, 2023

CU Boulder scientist’s 40-year census research finds that climate change has tripled tree mortality and forestalled regeneration.

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Why rain on snow in the California mountains worries scientists

March 15, 2023

Another round of powerful atmospheric rivers is hitting California, following storms in January and February 2023 that dumped record amounts of snow. This time, the storms are warmer, and they are triggering flood warnings as they bring rain higher into the mountains – on top of the snowpack. Professor Keith Musselman, who studies water and climate change at the University of Colorado’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, explained the complex risks rain on snow creates and how they might change in a warming climate.

Yeh in Tibet with group

Emily Yeh named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

March 8, 2023

CU Boulder geography professor to visit other campuses, join classroom lectures and seminars and give major lectures open to the host campus’ community.

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Western wildfires destroyed 246% more homes and buildings over the past decade

Feb. 1, 2023

Scientists explain why wildfires are happening, why we can't put out every fire and how to move forward in an ever-changing climate.

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Research & Innovation Office names newest Faculty Fellow cohort

Dec. 9, 2022

The Research and Innovation Office has announced the 2023 RIO Faculty Fellows cohort, which includes 17 faculty members from departments and research institutes spanning the campus.