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Julie Crea Dunbar, BA 1993

After graduating from CU in 1993, I went on to earn my MFA in writing from Naropa University. I've worked for ABC-CLIO, a social studies publisher, since 2004. As a media editor for the company's Geography website, I acquired all sorts of fun things from images to maps to video...

Chinese bridge

Tim Oakes: Leading Multiple Workshops, Research Grants and Public Outreach

Tim Oakes , Professor of Geography, is interim faculty director at the Center for Asian Studies which was awarded a $2.2 million grant from the US Department of Education’s Title VI program. He told 9News : “One of the missions of CAS is to make Asia as accessible as possible...

World Map

Cartography - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Sarah Kelly , GISP, Assistant Teaching Professor in Geography gave a talk at GIS in the Rockies at the University of Denver, in September 2022 to a packed room of GIS professionals. GIS in the Rockies is a geospatial information and technology conference that offers opportunities for industry professionals to...

Snowpack map

Taking Stock of Mountain Snowpack and the Western Drought

Noah Molotch , associate professor of Geography, and INSTAAR hydrologist with a joint appointment at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and CU-Boulder colleague Leanne Lestak have been using 20 years of satellite data of snow-covered area, along with the SNOTEL data, to generate close to real-time estimates of snow water equivalent...

Arctic ice

Cryosphere 2022 International Symposium

Mark Serreze attended the "Cryosphere 2022 International Symposium in Ice, Snow and Water in a Warming World", and gave a keynote talk on "The Future of Arctic Sea Ice". The symposium, held in Reykjavik Iceland from August 16-22, was attended by hundreds of cryospheric scientists and students from around the...

Climate protesters

Jill Harrison: Research Overview

Jill Harrison ’s research helps identify the cultural relations and political economic processes that disproportionately situate members of racially marginalized, Indigenous, and working-class communities in dangerous spaces and precarious conditions that contribute to inequalities in life opportunity, illness, and death. She also identifies ways the state, social movements, and other...

Mike Tran

Mike Tran: Participating in Multiple Research Projects

My name is Mike Tran and I am currently a senior double-majoring in Geography (General Track) and International Affairs. This semester I am studying Arabic abroad under the Boren Scholarship. I plan on returning in the spring to finish my last semester at CU. I started my time at CU...

Tents in mountains

Phurwa Gurung Awarded Social Science Research Council's International Dissertation Research Fellowship

A high-altitude seasonal encampment for caterpillar fungus harvest in Dolpo, Nepal. Phurwa D Gurung , PhD Candidate in Geography, received the competitive Social Science Research Council's International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC IDRF) funded by the Mellon Foundation. Phurwa was selected from a total of 870 applicants from graduate students at...

Jennifer Fluri

Message from the Chair Fall 2022

The fall began with an excitement and energy reminiscent of semesters prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Geography welcomed two new faculty members, Assistant Professor Melisa Diaz and Associate Professor Jill Harrison . Dr. Diaz’s research interests include Geochemistry and Biochemistry of the cryosphere and urban environments. She...

Fitz Roy Massif in Patagonia, Argentina

Tim Watts: Working for Maxar

A high off-nadir image of the Fitz Roy Massif in Patagonia, Argentina. Taken by World View 3. My Name is Tim Watts, I graduated in December of 2021 with a B.A. in Geography. I am half Coriscan (a French Island) and half American, from Colorado. My time at CU challenged...

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