Cameron Naficy Receives DDRI Award

Feb. 28, 2013

Cameron has received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement award from the National Science Foundation. This grant will support Cameron's research on "Cross-Scale Assessment of Spatiotemporal Patterns and Drivers of Fire Effects in Mixed-Severity Fire Regime Forests of the Northern Rockies".

Shrinking Snow Means Steep Slide for Ski Industry

Feb. 27, 2013

Winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling all rely on long, snowy winters for a profitable season. But climate change is creating uncertain conditions for winter sports and the industries that surround them. CU alumus and professional skier, Chris Davenport, is featured in a PBS Newshour story on climate change...

Babs Buttenfield a member of NRC panel on the current and future workforce in geospatial fields

Feb. 18, 2013

The National Academies Press recently released a report about the future geospatial workforce, commissioned by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The report includes labor statistics and projections for GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing, and cartography as well as for several emerging disciplines (crowdsourcing, forecasting, visual analytics, and human geography). The...

Max Boykoff named Leopold Leadership Fellow

Feb. 6, 2013

Two University of Colorado Boulder environmental researchers have been named Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2013 in recognition of their outstanding leadership abilities and desire to communicate scientific issues beyond academic audiences. Environmental design Professor Kevin J. Krizek and environmental studies Assistant Professor Maxwell Boykoff are among 20 Leopold fellows selected...

Lindsay Skog Receives DDRI Award

Jan. 31, 2013

Lindsay has received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement award from the National Science Foundation. This grant will support Lindsay's research on the nexus of indigenous politics, sacred landscapes, and human-environment relations in Khumbu, Nepal.

Preston Cumming Accepts Post-Doc Position

Jan. 30, 2013

Preston has accepted a Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellow Position beginning September of 2013 through the University of British Columbia Vancouver's Botany and TerreWEB Programs (Terrestrial Research on Ecosystem & World-Wide Education and Broadcast). TerreWEB is an enriched, interdisciplinary and collaborative program focused on global change impacts on terrestrial ecosystems, mitigation and...

Ken Foote invited to write editorial about Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

Dec. 21, 2012

"You are not alone" was a central theme of this week's memorial services in Newtown. The meaning of the message is twofold: that all the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are grieved across the nation and world, and that too many communities in the U.S. and abroad...

Kristen Nowakowski Receives the Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student Award

Dec. 19, 2012

Each semester, the College of Arts and Sciences names an outstanding student. The award is based on several factors including graduating with distinction and Summa Cum Laude Honors. Geography major Kristen Nowakowski has been named the outstanding student for Fall 2012. Congratulations Kristen.

Briana Caesara to Receive Chancellor’s Recognition Award

Dec. 19, 2012

Each semester, the Chancellor’s Recognition Award is given to students who receive all As during their entire college career. Geography major Briana Caesara is among the three students who will receive this impressive distinction at the winter 2012 commencement ceremony. Congratulations Briana.

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...