Preston Cumming Receives Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

April 1, 2010

Preston Cumming Receives Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

Tim Oakes awarded Chinese research exchange fellowship

April 1, 2010

Tim Oakes has been awarded a "Seasonal Bird" research exchange fellowship for 180,000 yuan from the Guizhou Province Ministry of Education. Tim will use the money to develop collaborative research projects with faculty and graduate students at Guizhou Nationalities University in Guiyang, where he serves as an adjunct professor. Projects...

Geography student wins $20K sustainability grant

March 9, 2010

Geography student Shane Grigsby has won a $20,000 grant from the CU Environmental Center for his project on "Topographic Mapping of the CU Campus for Sustainability." Along with his faculty sponsor, Professor Babs Buttenfield, with in-kind support from graduate student Chris Anderson-Tarver, Shane will investigate the use of geometric properties...

Ken Foote Elected President of AAG

March 4, 2010

Professor Ken Foote has been elected President of the Association of American Geographers for the 2010-11 academic year. Congratulations Ken! See Association of American Geographers for more information.

Julia Hicks Receives Hazel Schmoll Research Fellowship

March 1, 2010

Julia Hicks Receives Hazel Schmoll Research Fellowship, CU Herbarium. The graduate student fellowships are awarded for the study of native Colorado plants.

Grant Garstka awarded an Advanced Language Fellowship, Summer 2010

March 1, 2010

Grant was awarded an Advanced Language Fellowship from the American Council's Southeast European Language Training Program for Summer 2010.

Emily Yeh wins 2009 Leopold-Hidy Prize

Feb. 23, 2010

Emily Yeh won the 2009 Leopold-Hidy Prize from the journal Environmental History for best journal article of the year. Emily's winning paper, "From wasteland to wetland? Nature and nation in China's Tibet," examines the social relations and politics of China's environmental policies and practices in Tibet. The prize includes a...

Associate Professor Elizabeth Dunn becomes immersed in the effects of war

Feb. 23, 2010

Elizabeth Dunn, CU-Boulder associate professor of geography and international affairs, put her Fulbright grant to a surprising, study-altering use. Dunn originally planned to visit the country of Georgia in August of 2008 to study food safety and export; however a war changed all of that. Russian troops not only invaded...

Babs Buttenfield and Stefan Leyk Win NSF Grant

Feb. 15, 2010

Professor Babs Buttenfield and Assistant Professor Stefan Leyk are PI's on a $440,000 NSF grant titled "Putting People in Their Place: Constructing a Geography for Census Microdata". Collaborating with them on this project is also former faculty member Nicholas Nagle, now a research scientist at the University of Tennessee.

Julia Hicks Receives Rocky Mountain National Park Research Grant

Feb. 1, 2010

Julia Hicks Receives Rocky Mountain National Park Research Grant. The National Park Service awards the grants for research in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Julia is studying thistles at high elevation and counting presence/absence of weevils along an elevational gradient.