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...

Beth Osnes

ENVS Associate Faculty, Beth Osnes, Recipient of the Open Educator Award

March 14, 2021

CU Boulder Student Government and the University Libraries has named Beth Osnes as one of this year’s recipients of the annual Open Educator Award . This year, the award honored four educators for supporting CU Boulder students’ learning experiences through open educational practices. Osnes uses innovative strategies to encourage students...

Jill Litt

ENVS Professor, Jill Litt, receives Boulder Faculty Excellence Award for her Research and Scholarly Work

Feb. 12, 2021

The BFA Excellence Awards specifically recognize outstanding work and a concerted effort to make advances in the academy.

ENVS Professor Pete Newton

ENVS professor leads study of socio-economic implications of alternative protein Description

Feb. 5, 2021

Dr. Peter Newton (ENVS Assistant Professor) led a study of the potential social and economic opportunities and challenges of plant-based and cultured (or 'clean') meat for farmers and ranchers. The paper was published in the journal 'Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems', and was co-authored by Dan Blaustein-Rejto who works with The Breakthrough Institute.

Matthew Burgess

Assistant Professor Matt Burgess awarded Open Inquiry 2020 Teaching Award

Dec. 17, 2020

The Open Inquiry Awards highlight some of the individuals, groups, and institutions who do exemplary work promoting open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement — providing models that others can learn from, be inspired by, and perhaps even emulate.


J. Terrence McCabe elected to be a fellow of the AAAS

Nov. 24, 2020

J. Terrence McCabe was elected to be a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to anthropology, particularly for understanding how people adapt to arid rangelands of East Africa, and how they cope with changing socio-economic conditions.

Jill Litt, an environmental studies professor, works at her urban garden prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feeling lonely? Getting dirty might help

Nov. 19, 2020

CU Boulder Professor, Jill Litt, finds that connecting with people in nature eases loneliness, anxiety.

Sharon Collinge counting vernal pool plants in permanent plots during field research on ecology and restoration of vernal pool plant communities at Travis AFB, California.

Sharon Collinge elected President of the Ecological Society of America for 2022–2023

Nov. 17, 2020

Sharon Collinge was elected President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). "She will undoubtedly provide great leadership to the organization with her capacity to think broadly and creatively about ecological science." Eve-Lyn Hinckley


CU community members honored for multi-faceted leadership

Sept. 23, 2020

Three University of Colorado community members have been named recipients of the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors bestowed at the state’s largest institution of higher education.