Massive crevasses and bendable ice affect stability of Antarctic ice shelf

Dec. 7, 2012

Gaping crevasses that penetrate upward from the bottom of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula make it more susceptible to collapse, according to University of Colorado Boulder researchers who spent the last four Southern Hemisphere summers studying the massive floating sheet of ice that covers an area...

Peter Blanken Receives College Scholar Award

Dec. 7, 2012

The College Scholars program is funded through the generosity of donors to the College of Arts & Sciences. The award enables enables tenured faculty to pursue full time research/creative scholarly activities for one semester. Peter is 1 of 10 recipients of the prestigious award. He will use the award to...

Ken Foote Receives College Scholar Award

Dec. 7, 2012

The College Scholars program is funded through the generosity of donors to the College of Arts & Sciences. The award enables enables tenured faculty to pursue full time research/creative scholarly activities for one semester. Ken is 1 of 10 recipients of the prestigious award. He will use the award to...

Ian Rowen Receives Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Grant

Nov. 30, 2012

Ian was awarded a US State Department Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Grant. He will use this to support ongoing Indonesian language studies.

International student gives and gets through involvement

Nov. 13, 2012

When Funmi Oyatogun came to CU-Boulder from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, she vowed to take advantage of as many opportunities for study, research, social action and fun as she could squeeze into a 24-hour day. After all, she reasoned, you go to college for the first time only once. A senior...

Drought in 2001-2001 Fueled Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak

Nov. 5, 2012

Results of a new study show that episodes of reduced precipitation in the Southern Rocky Mountains, especially during the 2001-2002 drought, greatly accelerated a rise in numbers of mountain pine beetles. The overabundance is a threat to regional forests. The research is the first to chart the evolution of the...

CU Geography Ranks High in Study of Doctoral Graduate Placements

Oct. 26, 2012

A 50-year study, 1960-2010 by Xingjian Liu and F. Benjamin Zhan published in The Professional Geographer , ranks CU Geography 3rd in the placement of doctoral graduates in faculty positions at PhD-granting geography programs. UC-Berkeley and Ohio State rank 1 and 2, respectively. During the recent 20-year period ending 2010,...

Climate variability and conflict risk in East Africa measured by Boulder team

Oct. 22, 2012

While a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases somewhat with hotter temperatures and drops a bit with higher precipitation, it concludes that socioeconomic, political and geographic factors play a much more substantial role than climate change. Read...

Verdict’s still out on pine-beetle-kill fire effects

Oct. 12, 2012

Whizzing along the I-70 corridor into the Rocky Mountains, it's hard not to notice widespread patches of dry, dead, red trees dispersed throughout the steep green hillsides. Whether they are ponderosa pines or lodgepole pines, many of these trees have been killed by insect infestation, most notoriously by pine beetles...

CU-Boulder-led team to study effects of natural gas development

Oct. 3, 2012

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $12 million grant to a CU-Boulder-led team to explore ways to maximize the benefits of natural gas development while minimizing negative impacts on ecosystems and communities.

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