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Bradley Tatar: Place-making, Landscape and Materialities: Whales and Social Practices in Ulsan, Korea

Sept. 22, 2017

In the southeastern coastal city of Ulsan in Korea, people continue to defy the global taboo on eating whale meat, which they believe is an important social practice for local identity. The Nam-gu District in the City of Ulsan has created the Special Zone for Whale Culture as a spatial...

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Luke Bergmann: For Geographical Imagination Systems (GIS)

Sept. 15, 2017

What if our GIS were Geographical Imagination Systems? How might we develop GIS that understand space as relational and that reflect knowledge as positioned and interpretive? What might a GIS more adequate to the theoretical commitments of the critical social sciences and theoretical humanities look like? Here, I will approach...

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Geography Department Alumni Event

Sept. 7, 2017

Rediscover and Reconnect with CU Boulder Geography Come back to Boulder during Homecoming 2017 to celebrate and reconnect with your friends from CU! In addition to the reunion tailgate on Saturday October 28, which you can register for here , we are also holding a special event to feature and...

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Mark Serreze Named 2017 Professor of Distinction

Sept. 7, 2017

Mark Serreze , has been named 2017 Professor of Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences in recognition of his exceptional service, teaching and research. This revered title is reserved for scholars and artists of national and international acclaim whose college peers also recognize as exceptionally talented teachers and...

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Rupak Shrestha awarded NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Sept. 5, 2017

Rupak Shrestha was awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant by the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program. The award will support his dissertation research project titled "Extra-Territorial Sovereignty, Nationalism, and the Politics of Development". His doctoral dissertation project will explore emerging questions in geopolitics about interactions...

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Dr. Mark Serreze: Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North

Sept. 1, 2017

As recently as the 1980s, the Arctic was largely the same Arctic that had enchanted humankind for centuries. But over the next decade, scientists began to notice changes. There were hints that the floating sea-ice cover at summer’s end was receding, accompanied by shifts in ocean circulation. Air temperatures over...

Assistant Professor in Physical Geography

Aug. 24, 2017

The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Physical Geography. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the time of appointment. The appointment begins August 15, 2018. We seek to hire an assistant...

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Seth Spielman and David Folch recipients of the 2017 SPAIG Award

Aug. 10, 2017

At the recently concluded Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Seth Spielman and David Folch were recipients of the 2017 SPAIG Award (SPAIG is the Statistical Partnership Among Academe, Industry, and Government Committee). This is a nice honor for an important project. Myron P. Gutmann, Director, Institute of...

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Forecasting violence in sub-Saharan Africa: What can we learn?

July 12, 2017

The question of how to reduce conflict most effectively is paramount. Prominent articles in science journals argue that we must stop climate change since it is creating a volatile environment where resource scarcities make farming and pastoralism harder, which, in turn, leads to more competition, sparking more violence. Our research...

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Meredith Deboom Awarded AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship

July 5, 2017

Meredith is one of forty recipients of a 2017-2018 American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholarly excellence, quality and originality of project design, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of...