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Assistant Professor Karen Bailey appointed to Colorados Parks & Wildlife Commission

July 7, 2021

Congratulations to Asst. Professor Karen Bailey for being appointed to Colorados Parks & Wildlife Commission by Governor Jared Polis serving a 4-year term from July 2, 2021 - July 1, 2025. The Parks and Wildlife Commission is responsible for perpetuating the wildlife resources of the state, providing a quality state parks system and providing enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado natural resources.

Cassandra Brooks and Urooj Raja Win AESS Awards

June 18, 2021

Congratulations to ENVS Assistant Professor Cassandra Brooks who was awarded the AESS Early Career Award and recent Ph.D. graduate Urooj Raja who received the AESS Student Paper Award.

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Angela Boag, ENVS Ph.D. Alum, promoted to the position of Assistant Director for Climate, Forest Health and Energy

June 15, 2021

As an Assistant Director Angela will help position the Department as we implement the Governor’s and State’s priorities on climate change, protecting communities from wildfires, promoting forest health and restoration, and moving forward on protecting public health and the environment while managing our state’s oil and natural gas resources.”

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

June 9, 2021

Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them. Associate Professor Amanda Carrico and colleagues share on The Conversation.

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What is regenerative agriculture? A review of scholar and practitioner definitions based on processes and outcomes

May 28, 2021

This paper, authored by faculty and students in CU Boulder's Environmental Studies Program, moves toward an acceptable characterization by reviewing definitions in 229 scholarly articles and 25 websites. Twitter users referenced the article to promote awareness and discussions about the field.

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Understanding our socio-environmental systems: Get to know Peter Newton

May 27, 2021

"Get to Know" is a series highlighting community through the unique perspectives, interests and involvements of our faculty and staff members at CU Boulder. Read more to learn about ENVS Assistant Professor, Pete Newton.

ENVS PhD Student Chris Dunn receives Fellowships

May 21, 2021

ENVS Ph.D. student Chris Dunn was awarded the University of Colorado’s Nature, Environment, Science & Technology (NEST) Studio for the Arts Graduate Summer Fellowship for 2021 and the Pulitzer Center environmental journalism graduate student Arctic fellowship for 2021.

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ENVS PhD Student Alex Standen receives 2021 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowshipo

May 21, 2021

ENVS Ph.D. student Alex Standen won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, or ACLS. He is among 72 fellows from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants nationwide. His dissertation is titled, “The Colonial New Deal: Hurricanes, Land Reform and Organized Labor in Puerto Rico, 1928-1952.”

ENVS Undergraduate, Elizabeth Stanton, was one of seventeen who received the Jacob Van Ek Scholarship

May 17, 2021

Seventeen exceptional undergraduates are this year’s recipients of the Jacob Van Ek scholarship, one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ highest honors. The award recognizes faculty-nominated students who display superior academic achievement and service to the University of Colorado Boulder, the Denver and Boulder communities, or larger national and international communities