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Statement on Graduate Admissions

June 23, 2020

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive to all and that student experiences in the wake of this have not been equitable. In response to these events, we recognize that some applicants will have concerns about the impacts these events could have on admissions. The graduate programs at the University of Colorado Boulder are dedicated to recruiting and supporting diverse, talented students, employing holistic application review processes and supporting students when they arrive on campus.

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New online graduate degree to prepare professionals for outdoor recreation economy

June 19, 2020

A new, one-of-a-kind online professional graduate program launching in 2021 at CU Boulder taps into a key strength and economic growth area in Colorado: human desire to be in the great outdoors. The Masters of Science in Outdoor Recreation Economy (MORE) was approved June 18, 2020 by the CU Board of Regents and is pending approval by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

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Karen Bailey Selected to Participate in Amped's Women of Color Podcast "From the Margins to the Center"

June 19, 2020

Assistant Professor, Karen Bailey, was selected to participate in Amped — a Denver based nonprofit committed to diversifying media through compelling audio storytelling — launched “ From the Margins to the Center,” the first women of color podcast incubator of its kind in the Mile High City.

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CoNPS Alice Eastwood Scholarship

June 18, 2020

Scholarship opportunity for undergraduates pursuing bachelor’s degrees that advance the Mission of the Colorado Native Plant Society, including botany, ecology, conservation, landscape architecture, horticulture, or environmental science emphasizing native plants.

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As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

June 11, 2020

Five years before the novel coronavirus ran rampant around the world, saiga antelopes from the steppes of Eurasia experienced their own epidemic.

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ENVS Statement on Condemning Racism

June 5, 2020

We stand with Black communities and communities of color. We stand against police brutality. We vow to do better in our program and uphold our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion for all under-represented groups in Environmental Studies and beyond.

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Solving the space junk problem

May 26, 2020

Space is getting crowded. Aging satellites and space debris crowd low-Earth orbit, and launching new satellites adds to the collision risk.

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Nicole Civita was featured on the Virginia Public Media podcast Social Distance Assistance

May 13, 2020

The new podcast is by a mother/public radio producer, Kelly Jones, and her 8 year old daughter, June — together they follow Mr. Rodgers’s advice to look for the helpers, they interview creative problem solvers who are trying to make life better during the COVID-19 crisis, and explore how to help the helpers.

Congrats to Tara Ippolito who was awarded a scholarship from the American Association of University Women

May 1, 2020

Congratulations to graduate student, Tara Ippolito, for being awarded a scholarship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) which has been one of the largest funders of women’s graduate education since 1888

How experiences of climate extremes motivate adaptation among water managers

April 30, 2020

ENVS Graduate Rebecca Page and Lisa Dilling recently published a paper in Climatic Change. They found that climate-related extreme events like drought can create a window for policy change for water managers. But the way organizations respond really depends on worldview and local political pressures. There's no singular way of responding to extreme events. Read on here:

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