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Professor John O'Loughlin: Do people in Donbas want to be ‘liberated’ by Russia?

April 18, 2022

Reprinted from The Washington Post , April 15, 2022 Women wave to relatives as they are about to leave by train at Slowansk central station, in the Donbas region on Tuesday, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images) (Afp Contributor#afp/AFP/Getty Images) We surveyed people in Ukraine’s...

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Katarena Matos Awarded Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship

April 12, 2022

Katarena Matos was awarded a Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral fellowship which provides 3 years of support. This is the first Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship to be awarded at CU Boulder since 2012. The fellowship is intensely competitive with only 3-5% of applicants receiving an award. Katarena joins an elite group of...

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Morteza Karimzadeh on 9News: Facebook data helps CU researchers predict COVID surges

April 11, 2022

Professor Morteza Karimzadeh said the data helps him and his team measure people's movements and connectivity between locations. Researchers at the University of Colorado are using freely available data sets from Facebook to forecast COVID cases and hospitalizations for counties and states across the country. Assistant Professor of Geography Morteza...

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Summer and Fall 2022 Course Announcements

April 8, 2022

Summer and Fall 2022: Many great Geography courses are available to you from our areas of focus: General Geography Physical Geography Environment-Society Human Geography Geographic Information Science (GIS) Review the Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 course announcements to get a flavor for what each class is about and check out...


Environmental stories on Native land; one reporter's perspective

April 8, 2022

Anna V. Smith is a Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at CU Boulder this year. In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 8, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Zoom login ID required Abstract Anna V. Smith writes and edits for the Indigenous Affairs Desk at High Country News , a...

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Phurwa Gurung Wins 2022 Geoforum Student Paper Award

April 7, 2022

We are pleased to announce Phurwa Gurung 's student paper received an award for his paper published in Geoforum in 2021. Phurwa will receive a 1000 euro award, which is intended to support conference attendance or a similar professional development activity. His paper is titled, "Challenging infrastructural orthodoxies: Political and...

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Sáde Cromratie Clemons Awarded Scholarship

April 5, 2022

The Indian Peaks Wilderness Association (IPWA) has awarded Sáde Cromratie Clemons a $2000 scholarship. Sáde studies forests' environmental and physiological responses to the 2013 Colorado Front Range flood and how these responses can affect carbon storage and transport within forests. IPWA requires Sáde to complete a 3-5 minute informative video...

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Reflections on COP26 from a Climate Scientist and Geographer

April 1, 2022

Mark C. Serreze Director, National Snow and Ice Data center (NSIDC) Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 1, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Abstract COP26, the 26 th UN Climate Change Conference, was...

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How AI, social media data could help predict the next COVID surge

March 22, 2022

In the summer of 2021, as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic wore on in the United States, infectious disease forecasters began to call attention to a disturbing trend. The previous January, as models warned that U.S. infections would continue to rise, cases plummeted instead. In July, as forecasts...

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The Presence of Absence in Geographic Visualization

March 18, 2022

Anthony C. Robinson Associate Professor, Department of Geography The Pennsylvania State University In Person: GUGG 205 Mar 18, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Abstract Spatial data are pervasive and seem to expand in scope and coverage all the time. We can now find spatial linkages in less-conventional sources...