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Professors of distinction discuss distinguished careers

Oct. 5, 2017

Newly minted professors of distinction have notable expertise in artists’ personas, natural-language technology, classic poems and climate-change education, and on Sept. 21, they offered a public overview of their work.Read more »
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Newly minted professors of distinction to be celebrated

Sept. 1, 2017

In Sept. 21 event professors of art and art history, classics, geography and linguistics will deliver lectures on their areas of expertise.Read more »
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Center for Asian Studies to implement Southeast Asian Studies track

Aug. 29, 2017

Students and faculty alike have new opportunities to engage with Southeast Asia Southeastern Asia significantly influences world politics, economics and culture, and students at the University of Colorado Boulder will soon enjoy more options to learn about the region. CU Boulder’s Center for Asian Studies (CAS) is beginning its second... Read more »
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Forest regrowth tends to be thinner after wildfire

Aug. 7, 2017

Wildfires may be changing Colorado forests, thanks to shifting precipitation and temperatures driven in part by climate change, researchers find.Read more »
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Geographer helps document changing climate’s disruption of migratory birds

June 20, 2017

Climate change is altering tree-leafing dates faster than birds are adapting, researchers find.Read more »
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This is not your junior-high geography

April 27, 2017

Encompassing South American wildfires, Arctic sea-ice retreat, post-Soviet politics, climate change in Tibet and GIS, CU Boulder geographers keep their fingers on the pulse of a changing world.Read more »
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CU Boulder launches cool certificate in Arctic studies

Dec. 5, 2016

There probably is not a more suitable location for one of the world’s first interdisciplinary certificates in Arctic studies than the University of Colorado Boulder.Read more »
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Prof finds reasons for climate hope

Feb. 17, 2016

When Peter Blanken flew to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, he had somewhat low expectations. But the CU-Boulder geography professor was heartened to see and hear that the 200 countries attending COP21 agreed on the urgency to act. “There was a strong sense that if we don’t do something in these two weeks (of the conference), it will be too late.”Read more »
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Profs find new benefits, some harm in "voluntourism"

Dec. 3, 2015

Generally, ‘voluntourism’ is a poor substitute for traditional development work. Most projects are short-term, organizations that promote voluntouring don’t always ‘understand the place where it happens,’ and travelers typically don’t have skills needed for particular projects, researchers find.Read more »
An official with the Colorado Springs Fire Department discusses fire mitigation with members of a neighborhood group. “Citizen entrepreneurs” helped the CSFD spread the word effectively about fire-mitigation practices after the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire, a CU-Boulder study has found. Photo courtesy of the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

Citizen ‘sparkplugs’ can reduce red-zone fire danger

Dec. 2, 2015

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder recently examined the aftermath of two catastrophic conflagrations and found an unexpected ally in wildfire-education efforts, the “citizen entrepreneur.”Read more »