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Alumni and Student Updates Spring 2019

May 1, 2019

Updates from Alumni: Gina Li (MA, 2019) In June 2019, Gina Li will be starting a job as a Geospatial Data Engineer at Descartes Labs in San Francisco, CA. Headquartered in Santa Fe, NM, Descartes Labs is a start-up founded by several top scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory in...

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Announcements Spring 2019

April 17, 2019

Last, but not least, a few kudos and announcements from current and former students: Many congratulations CU Geography alum Andrew Linke, currently Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Utah, for winning the Stanley D. Brunn Junior Scholar Award , given by the Political Geography Specialty Group of the...

Study ties conflict risk in sub-Saharan Africa to climate change, socioeconomics, geography

Nov. 10, 2014

A massive new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates there is a statistical link between hotter temperatures generated by climate change and the risk of armed conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa. CU-Boulder Professor John O’Loughlin led a research team that assessed more than 78,000 armed conflicts between 1980 and 2012 in...

Research by John O’Loughlin on the North Caucasus featured in New York Times article

Feb. 5, 2014

A New York Times article about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia and its proximity to a war zone, includes a map showing the spread of rebel attacks in the North Caucasus. The dynamic map was created using data collected by John O'Loughlin and his former grad students Ted...

John O’Loughlin Awarded NSF Grant for Research on Environmental Conditions and Societal Conflict

Sept. 17, 2013

A new research grant from the National Science Foundation for “Analyses of Relationships Between Changing Environmental Conditions and Societal Conflict” was awarded to John O'Loughlin. Funding from September 2013-2017 of $999,994. This interdisciplinary research project will focus on widespread claims that environmental change will lead to more conflict by providing...

Climate variability and conflict risk in East Africa measured by Boulder team

Oct. 22, 2012

While a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases somewhat with hotter temperatures and drops a bit with higher precipitation, it concludes that socioeconomic, political and geographic factors play a much more substantial role than climate change. Read...

Andrew Linke Invited to Participate in the Sawyer Seminar on Human Rights

May 2, 2011

Andrew will present at the Sawyer Seminar on Human Rights, part of the Human Rights Initiative at the University of Wisconsin - Madison on Friday, May 6, 2011. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Human Rights Initiative a major grant to conduct a Sawyer Seminar on the theme of...

Erich Mueller and Andrew Linke win Gilbert White Fellowships

April 30, 2011

Erich Mueller and Andrew Linke have been selected as this year's recipients of the Department's Gilbert White Fellowship. The fellowship provides dissertation writing support for a semester.

Andrew Linke wins NSF Dissertation Award

Feb. 1, 2010

Andrew Linke was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award for 2010-2011 from the Geography and Regional Science program of the National Science Foundation.