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Henry Lovejoy: The Collapse of the Slave-Trading State of Oyo: A Predictive Model of the Flow of People Involved in Pre-Colonial African Warfare to Cuba, Brazil and Sierra Leone, 1816-1836

Sept. 27, 2019

Henry Lovejoy Assistant Professor, Department of History University of Colorado Boulder Abstract: While scholars have amassed large amounts of data related to the transatlantic slave trade, a more pressing question lingers: Where did those 12.7 million people come from within pre-colonial West Africa before boarding slave ships destined for the...

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John O'Loughlin: Evidence of climate-driven conflicts is piling up

Sept. 19, 2019

On a sweltering July afternoon in the remote village of Daaba in Northern Kenya, CU Boulder Geography Professor John O’Loughlin was stood up by a tribal chief. O’Loughlin and his colleagues had driven for hours along dusty roads in the drought-ravaged region to interview the local leader about if, and...

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Mark Serreze Named Distinguished Professor

Sept. 16, 2019

The Department of Geography is proud to announce Professor of Geography Mark Serreze has been named a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor by the Board of Regents. Mark is the director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). This is the highest honor awarded to faculty across the...

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Sharon Bywater-Reyes: Tamarix versus Populus plant traits differentially influence morphodynamics in alluvial rivers

Sept. 13, 2019

Sharon Bywater-Reyes Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science University of Northern Colorado Abstract: The strength of interactions between plants and river processes is dependent on plant traits such as stem density, plant frontal area, and stem bending properties. In many rivers, the composition of riparian vegetation communities has changed because...

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Join Professor Jennifer Fluri on this Maymester Global Seminar!

Sept. 12, 2019

You will explore the unique history and geography of the Czech Republic, deepen your understanding of how political and economic changes and transitions have a diverse impact on social and cultural norms, and travel in and outside or Prague and engage in various experiential learning activities and observations. This course,...

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George Charisoulis Awarded Graduate Fellowship

Sept. 12, 2019

George Charisoulis was awarded the GIS-in-the-Rockies (GISITR) Graduate Fellowship. GISITR is a professional society of geospatial science, commerce and industry members in the Rocky Mountain West (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). His award recognizes his doctoral research on location modelling of renewable energy sites using...

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Campus Targeted by Phishing Emails

Sept. 11, 2019

The campus has recently been targeted by malicious emails that appear to attempt to steal usernames and passwords. One such phishing email appears to be about payroll being rescheduled and includes a link. These emails are not authentic. If you receive one, do not click on the link in the...

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Seth Spielman joins as new chief data strategy and analytics officer, FIS joins ODA

Sept. 6, 2019

Carla Ho-a, associate vice chancellor for finance and business strategy and deputy chief financial officer, named Seth Spielman as chief data strategy and analytics officer, effective Aug. 12, 2019. "I'm excited to welcome Seth, and look forward to the unique perspective and energy he will bring to the Office of...

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Jennifer Balch: CU Boulder researcher harbors hope in face of recent wildfire trends

Aug. 30, 2019

The U.S. record $18 billion wildfire season of 2017 was triggered by the coincidence of three primary factors that came into play or persisted longer than anticipated, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado. Those “switches,” according to study leader Jennifer Balch, were...

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Researchers join historic mission to the Arctic

Aug. 16, 2019

The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on the planet, with enormous implications for the future of global climate. This year, CU Boulder researchers will play a leading role in a historic expedition to study one of the Earth’s most remote environments firsthand. The unprecedented Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory...

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