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Spring 2023 Newsletter Published

May 5, 2023

The 2023 Spring 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...

David Fernando Bachrach

David Fernando Bachrach Awarded FLAS Summer Fellowship

April 27, 2023

David Fernando Bachrach is a PhD candidate in the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Geography. He will be attending an intensive Indonesian language course for 8 weeks over the summer at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia's (UPI) Language Center in Bandung. This opportunity to study at UPI's Language Center will help...

David Fernando Bachrach

David Fernando Bachrach Receives 2023-2024 Fulbright Research Award

April 27, 2023

David Fernando Bachrach is a third-year PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography. He received a 2023-2024 Fulbright Research Award to support his dissertation research project "Global China and the Techno-Politics of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway". By undertaking a long-term qualitative study of the high-speed railway, his project will provide...

Tim Oakes

Tim Oakes Wins 2023-24 Fulbright Global Scholar Award

April 25, 2023

Tim Oakes won a 2023-24 Fulbright Global Scholar award for his project “The hinterlands of global China: infrastructures of life beyond the urban”. This is a collaborative project with scholars in Oslo and in Singapore to develop a theoretical foundation and a new research agenda for interpreting critically China’s deepening...

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Tsering Lhamo awarded Fulbright Fellowship

April 25, 2023

Tsering Lhamo has been awarded the 2023-2024 Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship. The Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship is a joint education agreement between the governments of the United States and India and serves as a key pillar of strategic dialogue between the two governments through academic exchanges and collaborations. The fellowship is designed...

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Tsering Lhamo awarded Summer Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Award

April 25, 2023

Tsering Lhamo has received the Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) award to study Nepali language. The Foreign Language Areas Studies award provides financial support to study a foreign language with tuition, travel support, and living stipend during the summer months. Tsering will be enrolled in 8-weeks summer intensive Nepali language...

Babs Buttenfield

Babs Buttenfield Presented With USGS 2023 CaGIS Distinguished Career Award

April 24, 2023

Reprinted from CaGIS Website Dr. Barbara Buttenfield is a Professor Emerita of Geography at the University of Colorado where she is also the Director of the Meridian Research Lab which develops GIS applications and explores algorithm design and testing to advance knowledge about GIScience. She has had an illustrious and...

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What lies beneath? Using sub-ice archives to assess Holocene ice sheet history in West Antarctica

April 21, 2023

Ryan Venturelli Assistant professor Geology and Geological Engineering Colorado School of Mines In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 21, 2023, 3:35 PM - 5:00 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom login required (free account available at ) Abstract Geological observations of past ice sheet behavior enable us to refine physical...

Jennifer Fluri

Message from the Chair Spring 2023

April 20, 2023

This semester we welcomed two new faculty to the Department of Geography, Taneesha Mohan as a Teaching Assistant Professor, and Keith Musselman as an Assistant Professor. Our students and faculty also received various grants, awards, and accolades. PhD student, Tsering Lhamo , received a Fulbright Fellowship and the Summer Foreign...

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Emily Yeh: Campus Sustainability Award and Phi Beta Kappa Society Visiting Scholar

April 20, 2023

Emily Yeh Wins Campus Sustainability Awards and “Green Faculty” Title The University of Colorado recognizes outstanding efforts toward continuing the leadership and legacy of sustainability at CU Boulder. Since 1997 the Annual Campus Sustainability Awards have recognized individuals, departments, and offices that have made a significant contribution to reducing the...