Alumnus Michael Brown Receives George Norlin Award

Oct. 2, 2012

Michael Brown (Geog, '90) will be honored with the CU-Boulder Alumni Associations prestigious George Norlin Award, which recognizes outstanding alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their chosen field of endeavor and a devotion to the betterment of society and their community. Brown is a world class mountaineer...

A Geography Major Finds Her Way

Oct. 2, 2012

Excited as she was about being at CU-Boulder, Melanie Ferraro’s freshman year got off to a rocky start. Ferraro was eventually able to find her footing, however, in a class she was required to take as a Norlin Scholarship recipient, called Constructions of Knowledge. It wasn’t the class itself that...

CU-Boulder Researchers Investigate Warming Climate’s Threat to Western Water

Oct. 2, 2012

Where does our water come from and how does climate change affect its future availability? In the arid West, mountain snowpack holds the answers to these and other questions. Mark Williams, professor of geography and fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), is an expert in snow...

CU-led mountain forest study shows vulnerability to climate change

Sept. 10, 2012

A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study that ties forest "greenness" in the western United States to fluctuating year-to-year snowpack indicates mid-elevation mountain ecosystems are most sensitive to rising temperatures and changes in precipitation and snowmelt. Led by CU-Boulder researcher Ernesto Trujillo and Assistant Professor Noah Molotch, the study team...

Adam Williams receives NSF DDRI grant

Aug. 29, 2012

Adam Williams has won a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant from the National Science Foundation for $16,000. Adam's research project - titled "Informal Recycling as a Livelihood Strategy Among Recent Rural-Urban Migrants" - explores the ways rural migrants in Shanghai gain access to urban spaces through networks of informal street...

Galen Maclaurin Receives GIS Scholarship

Aug. 27, 2012

Galen received a GIS Colorado Discretionary Scholarship ($750) to support his Ph.D research.

How Tragic Events Are Memorialized

Aug. 9, 2012

Ken Foote talks about his research with CU Connections. In Western civilization, memorials honoring soldiers and heroes have been traced to Roman and Greek times, and the tradition remains relevant today. But in the past 20 to 30 years, communities also have commemorated a wider range of heroes, victims and...

Monica T. Rother receives NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Aug. 1, 2012

Monica has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation

Preston Cumming Receives a Buzzard Graduate Scholarship

July 27, 2012

Preston was awarded a Buzzard Graduate Scholarship from Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU). The scholarship was named after GTU founder, Dr. Robert G. Buzzard, and is given to students who show contributions to their GTU chapter and their department. See GTU Scholarship Recipients for more information.

Tania Schoennagel Featured in CU Connections

July 5, 2012

Five Questions for Tania Schoennagel