Randall Duncan in the field

GEO-VETS initiative funds military veteran’s research project

Nov. 11, 2022

Undergraduate awarded funds as a part of an effort to encourage research for student military veterans.

Hubbard Everest

Alum goes hard core in new Nat Geo expedition

June 1, 2020

CU Boulder alum heads team in Himalayas for National Geographic climate-research mission.


Geologists work to piece together Earth's missing memories

April 28, 2020

A team of geologists led by CU Boulder is digging into what may be Earth’s most famous case of geologic amnesia.


Raton Basin earthquakes linked to oil and gas fluid injections

Oct. 26, 2017

A rash of earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico recorded between 2008 and 2010 was likely due to fluids pumped deep underground during oil and gas wastewater disposal, says a new CU Boulder study.

Sarah Crump

Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate change

Oct. 18, 2017

Paleoclimatologist Sarah Crump, a PhD student and INSTARR researcher, studies the effects of climate variability in the Canadian Arctic by analyzing ancient DNA from lake sediment.

Benson Earth Sciences Building

Benson Earth Sciences building turns 20

Sept. 11, 2017

The Benson Earth Sciences building at CU Boulder is turning 20 this year, and the Department of Geological Sciences is celebrating both past accomplishments and a bright future.

SMART Student

Underrepresented students excel through SMART

Aug. 9, 2017

CU Boulder program helps underserved and underrepresented students in the STEM fields gain valuable research experience for graduate school.


Top in state, No. 2 in geosciences in global rankings

Oct. 25, 2016

For the third year in a row, the University of Colorado Boulder has been ranked No. 2 in geosciences among the world’s universities, according to U.S. News & World Report, which today released its third annual global standings for 2017.

Surveyors in China

Geologist's work spans globe, philanthropy helps students

Sept. 11, 2016

Dale Grant’s career and travel have spanned the world—and included jobs in eastern China and Saudi Arabia—and now his geology training helps quickly alert the world where, how big and how damaging severe earthquakes are. Now, the man who says he’s “always been a Buff” has moved to establish a significant scholarship for geological sciences students with his estate.

Water-expert alumnus swims into current affairs

Water-expert alumnus swims into current affairs

April 27, 2016

Think of Robert R. “Bob” Crifasi as a kind of Zelig or Forrest Gump when it comes to water in Boulder, Denver and northern Colorado—he spent a quarter century getting his hands wet, both literally and figuratively, in countless ways. Crifasi, who earned bachelor’s degrees in geology and chemistry and master’s degrees in geology and environmental science from CU-Boulder, has served on the boards of—and often, pitchforked weeds, trash and the occasional dead skunk for—11 Boulder County ditch companies.