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Spaces of Extraction, Proximities, and Complicities: Indians and Canadian Settler Colonialism

Oct. 22, 2021

Nishant Upadhyay Assistant Professor Department of Ethnic Studies University of Colorado Boulder October 22, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Abstract: This talk explores Indigenous and Indian diasporic relations that exist within and across the afterlives of imperialism in what is known as Canada and theorizes...

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From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government

Oct. 1, 2021

Professor Jill Harrison Associate Professor of Sociology University of Colorado Boulder Oct 1, 2021 GUGG 6, 3:30 PM Abstract: In this presentation, Harrison will present key findings from her book, From the Inside Out, whichlifts the veil on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other environmental regulatory agencies to offer...

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Pedagogies of Solidarity: Anti-colonial possibilities

Sept. 24, 2021

Dr. Juanita Sundberg Associate Professor of Geography University of British Columbia, Vancouver Sep 24, 3:30 PM GUGG 205 or Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 926 4853 9892 Abstract In this presentation, I point to the classroom as a crucial space for anti-colonial praxis. While unlearning colonial epistemologies is an...

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Katie Tyler Wins GIS in the Rockies Competition

Sept. 23, 2021

Katie Tyler won a GIS in the Rockies (GISITR) competition for the most promising graduate student enrolled in a university or college in the Rocky Mountain region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico) for a portion of her Masters thesis research "Systematic Criteria Selection for Suitability...

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Jennifer Fluri: Reflections on Gender and Development in Afghanistan 2001-2021

Afghanistan garnered a significant share of media attention when the Taliban took control of the capital city, Kabul. This attention continued during the subsequent chaotic and disorganized US-led evacuation of American citizens and some but not all Afghan allies. As someone who has been researching gender, economic development, conflict, and...

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Katarena Matos Awarded ARCS Scholarship

Sept. 9, 2021

We are pleased to announce Katarena Matos has been awarded an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Inc scholarship. Katarena is a PhD student of Geography. ARCS Foundation, Inc. is a national organization dedicated to supporting the best and brightest United States graduate and undergraduate scholars by providing financial...

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Fair Redistricting and Community Engagement: How to get involved in Colorado’s Independent Redistricting Process

Aug. 30, 2021

Panelists: Moderator: Emily Yeh, Professor, Department of Geography and President, American Association of Geographers Panelist 1: Scott Adler, Professor, Department of Political Science and Dean of the Graduate School, CU Boulder Panelist 2: Julia Jackson, Public Information Officer and Redistricting Analyst, Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Panelist 3: Seth Spielman, Professor...

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Katherine Lininger awarded NSF grant to investigate floodplain processes

Aug. 24, 2021

Professor Katherine Lininger received a $407,205 award from the National Science Foundation titled, " Floodplain ecogeomorphic processes: interactions between floodplain forest characteristics, wood accumulations, and hydrogeomorphology ”. Lininger’s collaborators on the project include Dr. Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Jeff Marr at the St. Anthony Falls...

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Fall 2021 Course Announcements

Aug. 19, 2021

Fall 2021: Many exciting Geography courses are available to you from our areas of focus: General Geography Physical Geography Environment-Society Human Geography Geographic Information Science (GIS) Review the course announcements to get a flavor for what each class is about and check out the Fall 2021 course schedule!

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Robert Andrus: Extreme heat, dry summers main cause of tree death in Colorado’s subalpine forests

July 30, 2021

Even in the absence of bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire, trees in Colorado subalpine forests are dying at increasing rates from warmer and drier summer conditions, found recent CU Boulder research. The study, published in February in the Journal of Ecology , also found that this trend is increasing. In...