Kyle Rodman on Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Experience

Kyle Rodman and Tom Veblen's work is featured in the Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Experience episode "Forests of Change"

Jan. 31, 2020

Humans have had a relationship with forests for eons. But today, Colorado’s forests are changing, potentially altering this intrinsic connection. Follow scientists and historians as they work to understand this transformation. Decipher tree rings, analyze aerial imagery, and learn of Colorado’s long history to unroot the causes and consequences of...

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Babs Buttenfield: Technology changing how people use maps, how they're created

Jan. 13, 2020

Babs Buttenfield was interviewed for a Channel 7 (Denver 7) TV News spot about how technology has changed how people use maps. Posted: 4:45 PM, Jan 03, 2020, Updated: 4:58 PM, Jan 03, 2020, By: Chloe Nordquist, Channel 7 News, Denver Maps have changed over the years and so has...

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December 2019 Fall Commencement Photos Available for Download

Dec. 27, 2019

Congratulations to our new graduates! The commencement photos have been published. Please check them out and feel free to download them. There is also a video of the commencement ceremony .

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2019 Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 11, 2019

The 2019 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, alumni updates, and articles by faculty and students. Contents: Message from the Department Chair, pg 2 Editors' Comments, pg 3 Mark Serreze Named Distinguished Professor, pgs 4-5 The Boulder Affordable Housing...

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AGU Preview: Short talks by graduate students

Dec. 6, 2019

Four Geography graduate students will present a preview of the talks they will give at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting: Kate Hale : Streamflow sensitivity to climate warming: A shift from snowfall to rainfall and changing surface water inputs Erika Schreiber : A Comprehensive Look at 40 Years...

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Research Misconduct: What it is, what it’s not, and how to know

Nov. 22, 2019

John O’Loughlin Professor of Geography and Fellow, Institute of Behavioral Science Chair, CU-Boulder Standing Committee on Research Misconduct Greater attention to issues of research misconduct has been evident in universities, funding agencies and amongst the public. Like other research-intensive institutions, CU Boulder has clear guidelines about misconduct and procedures to...

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Charting the Outlines of a Tibetan Cartography

Nov. 15, 2019

Presentation by Kenneth Bauer, Anthropology, Dartmouth College Drawing upon fieldwork in western Nepal, the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the eastern Tibetan Plateau as well as historical and contemporary maps, I will argue that there is a recognizable but as yet underappreciated body of knowledge and traditions that comprise a Tibetan...

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How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog

Nov. 8, 2019

Anthropology Colloquium Series Co-Sponsored by the Department of Geography and the Department of History Presentation by Dr. Lee Dugatkin Hale 230, Nov 8, 4 PM Abstract: For the last six decades a dedicated team of researchers in Siberia has been domesticating silver foxes to replay the evolution of the dog...

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Xiaoling Chen: Colorado's Refugees Can Become Trapped In Chronic Poverty, Study Finds

Nov. 5, 2019

Between the high cost of housing and shrinking federal funding for local organizations, many refugees resettled in Colorado find themselves stuck in chronic poverty. That’s according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder, which studied refugee communities across the Front Range. Xiaoling Chen , a geography doctoral student,wanted...

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Eric Perramond: Unsettled Waters: Rights, Law, and Identity in the American West

Nov. 1, 2019

Eric Perramond Environmental Science and Southwest Studies Professor, Colorado College Abstract In the American West, water adjudication lawsuits are adversarial, expensive, and lengthy. Unsettled Waters is the first detailed study of water adjudications in New Mexico. The state envisioned adjudication as a straightforward accounting of water rights as private property...