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Emily Yeh: Campus Sustainability Award and Phi Beta Kappa Society Visiting Scholar

April 20, 2023

Emily Yeh Wins Campus Sustainability Awards and “Green Faculty” Title The University of Colorado recognizes outstanding efforts toward continuing the leadership and legacy of sustainability at CU Boulder. Since 1997 the Annual Campus Sustainability Awards have recognized individuals, departments, and offices that have made a significant contribution to reducing the...

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Alumni News Spring 2023

April 20, 2023

If you have any updates, please let us know using our alumni update form or send an email with your information to the department . We would love to hear from you about how your career has progressed since attending CU! Donald Friend, MA 1988 I have not wavered from...


Rafael Pires de Lima on Mapping Arctic Sea Ice and a New NASA Grant

April 20, 2023

Colorado is home to several magnificent outdoor sites. This picture was taken in March 2023 by the frozen Sprague Lake in the Rocky Mountains National Park. Hi, I'm Rafael . I’m from Brazil and my background is in geophysics, specifically in geological mapping and exploration. Since joining Morteza Karimzadeh’s team...

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Matthew Woodland: Undergraduate Update

April 20, 2023

Recently, I was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Individual Grant for the Summer 2023 term to work on the project, “Characterizing Spatiotemporal Changes of Wildland Urban Interfaces in the United States.” Under the mentorship of Dr. Guofeng Cao , this project aims to characterize the spatiotemporal distribution of...

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Daniel Sweeney: Earning a Fourth Degree!

April 20, 2023

I’m Daniel Sweeney. I’m an adult learner now (I think that’s what we call it), getting a Bachelors’ in Geography on the GIS Track. I have a college degree in Languages and Literature, and a Masters’ degree in Library Science, and another Masters’ degree in Computer Science, and have studied...


Field work in north central Kenya

April 20, 2023

A camel train passing along the main street in Isiolo town in July 2022 on the way to non-traditional grazing. In July 2022, John O’Loughlin (Professor) and Sarah Posner (graduate student) with Terry McCabe (Institute of Behavioral Science) conducted field work in Isiolo, north-central Kenya as part of an extensive...


Alumni & Friends Celebration 2023

April 20, 2023

As you hopefully already know if you are a reader of this newsletter, the department organized an Alumni & Friends Celebration on March 23, 2023 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, coinciding with the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers which was held in Denver this year. The reception...

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Abdalati Testifies in the U.S. Senate

April 20, 2023

Back in December, CIRES Director and Geography professor Waleed Abdalati testified before the  Subcommittee on Space and Science  in a hearing titled “Landsat at 50 & the Future of U.S. Satellite-based Earth Observation.” The subcommittee hearing, convened by Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO), highlighted critical Earth observation satellite data, the rise...


Assistant Professor Katherine Lininger receives NSF CAREER award to investigate how humans have modified carbon storage in floodplains

April 20, 2023

Assistant Professor Katherine Lininger has received an NSF Career Award for her project titled, "Rivers of Carbon: assessing how humans have altered floodplain organic carbon stocks across the contiguous United States.” The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in...

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Keith Musselman Joins the Department of Geography as Assistant Professor

April 20, 2023

Dr. Keith Musselman grew up on the U.S. East Coast where his excitement for the science of climate, snow, and water grew from his love for skiing, snowboarding, and surfing. As an Assistant Professor in Geography and fellow at INSTAAR, he studies how mountain snowpack supports sustainable ecosystems and water...