Rhiana Gunn-Wright headshot

ENVS Class 2021 speaker, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, champions empathy and a thick skin

May 10, 2021

Doing the right thing for the planet and its people is always good, even when your efforts draw public mockery, dismissal and disrespect, an architect of the Green New Deal told environmental studies graduates at the University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday.

Renae Marshall

ENVS Honors Student Chosen as the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate for Spring 2021

May 6, 2021

An ENVS graduating honor's student, Renae Marshall, was chosen as the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate for Spring 2021. She was featured in the Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine last week. Go here to read about Marshall's research on climate legislation in the United States.

Amanda Carrico

Amanda Carrico receives Honorable Mention for this year’s UROP Outstanding Mentor Award!

April 19, 2021

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Outstanding Mentor Awards, which recognize CU Boulder faculty for their role mentoring undergraduate research and creative projects.

Emily Nocito walking along beach

Doctoral candidate works to conserve high seas from landlocked Colorado

April 14, 2021

Colorado might be a long way from an ocean, but when Emily Nocito was looking for a college where she could study high seas conservation, she chose CU Boulder's environmental studies program.

Campus Sustainability Award Winners

ENVS Faculty Honored for their Work in the 2021 Campus Sustainability Awards

April 13, 2021

The work of the Environmental Studies faculty was honored through two awards in the 24th Annual Campus Sustainability Awards. Kirsten Rowell, an Environmental Studies Associate Faculty, was given the Individual Achievement Award to acknowledge her consistent advocacy of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as central components of any effort to make the work more just and sustainable. In addition, the Center for Sustainable Landscapes and Communities (CSLC), which is led by Environmental Studies Associate Professor Amanda Carrico, Professor Sharon Collinge, and EBIO Ph.D. student Erin Fried, earned the Civic Achievement Award. The CSLC focuses "on building knowledge and informing decision making about public lands in and around Boulder County."

Sharon Collinge

ENVS Professor Sharon Collinge Part of Team Awarded CU Outreach Award

April 12, 2021

The CU Outreach Award Committee chose the outreach proposal, “CU Restoration Ecology Experimental Learning Program”, as their 2021 recipient. The effort was led by Tim Seastedt, Professor Emeritus of INSTAAR and EBIO, and included ENVS Professor Sharon Collinge and Geography Professor Katherine Lininger. The project builds on three years of...

Urooj Raja

ENVS PhD candidate awarded the CU Boulder Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

March 26, 2021

Join the ENVS community in congratulating Urooj Raja, a Doctoral Candidate in the ENVS program, on receiving the Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the CU Boulder Graduate School. Her dissertation research examines the potential of emerging technology like virtual reality to shrink psychological distance to ‘wicked’ environmental problems, chief among them...

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Community-supported radio podcast episode features ENVS PhD candidate Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

March 19, 2021

Tune in this weekend (Saturday, March 20th 9am Pacific Time) to community-supported KQUA radio to listen to an episode about off-trail hiking featuring interviews with Tony Cannon ( https://www.wildumpqua.com ) and ENVS PhD Candidate Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey (on the socials at @JeremiahOsGo). You can access the show via the livestream on...

Cassandra Brooks

Assistant Professor Cassandra Brooks Featured in Only One Women Making Waves Series

March 19, 2021

The Only One, Women Making Waves series profiled five women who have dedicated their lives to ocean conservation and are leaders in their field. ENVS Assistant Professor Cassandra Brooks is featured as the Antarctic Champion. Full story and additional profiles can be found here .

Karen Bailey

New ENVS Faculty Awarded Grant to Understand Systematic Inequities of Climate Adaptation

March 14, 2021

One of ENVS' newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Karen Bailey, has been awarded funding from the Nature Conservancy to fund her project "Understanding Systematic Inequities of Climate Adaptation: an Analysis of Flood Mitigation Policies and Planning In New York State". Climate change is predicted to have significant negative impacts on...

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