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.

Together with colleagues from the Federal University of Acre, lead author Peter Newton talks with Sr. Dimas in his agroforest on the edge of the Amazonian forest in the state of Acre, Brazil.
ENVS professor leads study of the spatial relationships between people and forests, globally

Sept. 17, 2020

A study led by CU Boulder Assistant Professor, Peter Newton, is the first to tally ‘forest proximate’ humans on earth; numbers, refined terminology may improve the focus of conservation and development.

River flowing in nature
New grant supports interdisciplinary research on ‘the critical zone’ and the future of Western water

Sept. 2, 2020

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Eve Hinckley, and collaborators, Holly Barnard and Katherine Lininger, on their recent NSF grant to support interdisciplinary research on ‘the critical zone’ — from Earth’s bedrock to tree canopy top — in the American West.

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ENVS Professor, Roger Pielke Jr., seeks to find out "How has science shaped COVID-19 policy? " with new NSF RAPID grant

Sept. 1, 2020

Roger Pielke and an international team of investigators will spend the next year scouring public documents, interviewing journalists and political insiders and collecting data to paint a picture of how at least seven countries utilized scientific advice to address the pandemic.

An agricultural field is sprayed with fertilizer or pesticides. (Credit: John Lambeth / Pexels)
Agriculture replaces fossil fuels as largest human source of sulfur in the environment

Aug. 10, 2020

Congratulations to Eve-Lyn Hinckley for her new paper out today in Nature Geoscience which identifies fertilizer and pesticide applications to croplands as the largest source of sulfur in the environment—up to 10 times higher than the peak sulfur load seen in the second half of the 20th century, during the days of acid rain.

Sebastian Duenas Ocampo passed his dissertation prospectus defense

Aug. 10, 2020

Congratulations to Sebastian for passing his dissertation defense!

ENVS alum, Ashley Dancer, wins best paper award

July 22, 2020

Congratulations to Ashley Dancer who was one of the selected winners of the International Award for Excellence for Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for her Masters thesis article, "Perceived Opportunities For, And Barriers To, The Development Of Local Food Systems".

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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.

Man biking in a field of yellow flowers
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.