CU-Boulder Graduates

2024 ENVS Commencement Speaker

July 24, 2023

We would love your feedback about who you would like to hear speak at our 2024 ENVS Commencement. Take a moment and fill out the following survey with as many suggestions as you have and we'll see what we can do!


Lecturers Sought for Fall 2023

July 24, 2023

The Department of Environmental Studies (ENVS) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is seeking one or more lecturers to teach three undergraduate courses in the Fall 2023 semester (August 28 – December 20, 2023). The three courses are listed below, together with the class meeting patterns (days and...

Angela Y. Davis

Angela Y. Davis to address CU Boulder environmental studies graduates

May 17, 2023

On Friday, May 12th, ENVS marked the end of the 2022-2023 academic year by celebrating graduates of the BA, MSc, and PhD ENVS program, and MS in the MENV program with a commencement ceremony where Angela Y. Davis addressed the crowd. Read more here about the proflific speaker.

Karen Bailey

ENVS Assistant Professor, Karen Bailey, recognized as 2023 Green Faculty by CU Campus Sustainability Awards

April 7, 2023

Assistant Professor, Karen Bailey, was named the Green Faculty member of the 2023 Campus Sustainability Awards. The CU Boulder Campus Sustainability Awards, facilitated by the Environmental Center, have been presented since 1977, highlighting outstanding sustainable actions. Read more here about the other awardees, and the awards ceremony.

Maxwell Boykoff

ENVS Chair discusses 'Extrapolations' on NPR's All Things Considered

April 5, 2023

ENVS Chair, Max Boykoff, was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday on the strategies and narratives of the new film 'Extrapolations' on Apple TV Plus. Listen here for the full interview, which highlights that more climate change stories are needed in pop culture to narrate and educate people on...

Karen Bailey

Assistant Professor Karen Bailey named as an Early Career Fellow to the Ecological Society of America

April 5, 2023

Very excited and proud to announce that Assistant Professor Karen Bailey was named as an Early Career Fellow to the Ecological Society of America for 2023-2027, for advancing the science of ecology and showing promise for continuing contributions. Dr. Bailey's research focuses on the intersection of social justice, conservation, and...

Cassandra Brooks

Assistant Professor Cassandra Brooks recognized for excellence in leadership and service

April 4, 2023

We are so proud to announce that ENVS Assistant Professor, Cassandra Brooks, has been named one of the 2023 recipients of the Boulder Faculty Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service. A huge congratulations to Dr. Brooks for a well-deserved recognition! Check out the full list of recipients here.

Joanna Lambert

ENVS Professor Joanna Lambert featured on CBS Saturday Morning to discuss Colorado wolf re-introduction

April 3, 2023

Wolves were an instrumental part of North American habitats long before their populations were wiped out throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Now, Colorado is among other states re-introducing wolves to re-wild the West and restore this keystone species. ENVS Professor Joanna Lambert, was featured on CBS Saturday Morning to...

Jason Neff

ENVS Professor among team of engineers at CU developing a biodegradable soil sensor

March 20, 2023

Researchers at CU Boulder in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Environmental Science along with other co-authors published in last month's volume of the journal Advanced Science. The an article discussed their recent work on creating a biodegradable soil sensor. The lead author, was Dr. Madhur Atreya, a...

Zia Mehrabi

ENVS Professor advocates for global food-system models in World View piece in Nature

March 9, 2023

"Digital-twin" models have been integrated into high-stakes decision making in many sectors; aerospace, climate policy. But they have yet to be developed to track food supply chains in efforts to avoid food shortages. ENVS Assistant Professor, Zia Mehrabi , published a World View piece in Nature this week advocating that...