Walking elephants

Mara Goldman: Why biodiversity matters and what the world is doing about it

Jan. 25, 2023

On Dec. 19, more than 190 countries—excluding the U.S. and the Holy See—signed onto an agreement to protect 30% of land and oceans by 2030 and take 22 other measures to reduce global biodiversity loss this decade. The agreement, signed at the United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity’s 15th Annual...

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Acacia: on post-natural histories and sustainability

Jan. 20, 2023

Christian Kull Professor of Development Studies Institute of Geography and Sustainability University of Lausanne, Switzerland In Person: GUGG 205 Jan 20, 2023, 3:35 PM - 5:00 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom login required (free account available at zoom.us ) Abstract People have long transported diverse trees called ‘acacia’ across...

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Zena Hunter Andrews Graduate Student Award Winners

Jan. 12, 2023

Naomi Prachi Hazarika , Prakriti Mukerjee , and Priscilla Corbett have each been selected to receive an AY 22/23 Zena Hunter Andrews Graduate Student Award for the proposals they submitted to the Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant program. Each will receive $1,000 to be used toward the expenses laid out...

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Fall 2022 Newsletter Published

Dec. 13, 2022

The 2022 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing! If you would like to contribute to the next newsletter, please contact the department . If you are an alum, please fill out the Alumni Update form . The newsletter contains department news, alumni updates, and articles by...

Town of Lyons, CO

David Kimmett, MA 1994

I've worked as a geography teacher in Denver Public Schools, a GIS Analyst with Fremont County CO, a development planner with a solar engineering & design firm in Boulder, and now am currently a Planner II with the Town of Lyons, CO. Lotsa geography afoot, certainly! My CU Boulder undergrad...

Grad student cohort

Welcome to Our Fall 2022 Graduate Students

Please join us in welcoming our incoming graduates for Fall 2022! Back row: Millie Spenser, Priscilla (Pris) Corbett, Drolma Gadou, Briana Prado, Emma Barrett, Denise Mondragon, Mia Murray, Taylor O’Brien, Nathan Korinek, Ethan Carr; Middle row: Alaric Kothapally, Michele Lissoni, Aja Procita, Nic Tarasewicz, Patrick (Pat) Saylor, Isaiah Lyons-Galante; Front...

Emily Yeh

COP27: Power and (in)justice in global climate governance

Geography PhD student Emma Loizeaux and professor Emily Yeh (photo R.) both attended the UNFCCC COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November 2022 as part of a collaborative event ethnography project on “Power and (in)justice in global climate governance.” Emma was there during Week 1 and Emily during Week...

CU campus

A “Revolution” in Environmental Data Science

New national center at CU Boulder will tackle pressing socio-environmental challenges with big data analytics, more The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a major new data science and diversity effort at Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), a research institute at CU Boulder—the Environmental Data Science Innovation...

Remote Sensing instruments

Nick Lewis, MA 2018

Remote Sensing instruments and maps After completing my MA in Geography with Mark Serreze, I went on to teach Physical Geography and ultimately Remote Sensing & Advanced Remote Sensing at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 2018-2021. Since my retirement from the Army in 2021, my family...

Lucy on a mountainside

Lucy Haggard, BA 2020

After graduating in May 2020 (class of COVID-19, woohoo! Just kidding...) it took me a while to figure out work. But two years later, I’m now in the second job where I’ve used my Geography skills in some form. For almost a year I worked at a local news outlet,...