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Journey to Thwaites Glacier (Antarctica)

April 27, 2019

Thwaites - Jeff Goodell, a journalist from Rolling Stone Magazine, and Elizabeth Rush, a book writer from Brown University, have their breakfast coffee looking over the ice front of Thwaites ice shelf. The icebreaking research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer cruises a few hundred meters from the ice cliff that, in...

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Geography PhD Theses Presentations

April 26, 2019

April 26 is the last colloquium of the semester. It features three different graduating PhD students doing short presentations of their theses. Spaces of Diaspora Policy by Aaron Malone This paper examines the transnational / translocal landscapes of migrant organizing and state diaspora policies. Examining early diaspora engagement practices, Smith...

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Digital Globe Award Application Deadline May 6

April 24, 2019

Are you a junior or senior Geography major concentrating in GIScience, which includes GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, or Cartography ? Planning to pursue a career in one of these areas? You could win a $5,000 award. That’s right, five thousand dollars! Digital Globe Foundation Chuck Chaapel Memorial Award Award...

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An exploration of connections between trees and subsurface water stores

April 19, 2019

Earth’s “critical zone”, the zone of the planet from treetops to base of groundwater, is critical because it is a sensitive region, open to impacts from human activities, while providing water necessary for human consumption and food production. Quantifying water movement in the subsurface is critical to predicting how water-driven...

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American Association of Geographers 2019 Annual Meeting

April 19, 2019

The American Association of Geographers annual meeting was held April 3-7, 2019, in Washington, DC. The conference hosted nearly 8,500 geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other registrants from around the world sharing the very latest in research, policy, and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The featured themes of...

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Announcements Spring 2019

April 17, 2019

Last, but not least, a few kudos and announcements from current and former students: Many congratulations CU Geography alum Andrew Linke, currently Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Utah, for winning the Stanley D. Brunn Junior Scholar Award , given by the Political Geography Specialty Group of the...

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SNOTERNS Internship

April 16, 2019

The Undergrad Snow Internship Program has been hosting undergraduates at the CU Mountain Research Station for over 20 years and includes alumni like Jen Morse and Noah Molotch , who help run the program today. The long-term data collected through this program has helped drive published papers due to the...

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Fall 2019 Course Posters and Schedule

April 12, 2019

Geography course enrollment is now open for Fall 2019! 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 posters to get a flavor for what each class is about and check out...

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Bridging the Gaps: Environmental NGOs in China and Their Role in Society, Business, Government, and Science

April 12, 2019

Colloquium is co-sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies 40 years ago, upon announcing the “Reform and Opening-up” of China, the Communist Party called for “social forces” to “subsidize and fill gaps in state services”. This, combined with the dramatic environmental and public health implications of China’s rapid economic development,...

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Alpine tundra releases long-frozen CO2

April 2, 2019

Thawing permafrost in high-altitude mountain ecosystems may be a stealthy, underexplored contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions, new CU Boulder research shows. The new findings, published today in the journal Nature Communications, show that alpine tundra in Colorado’s Front Range emits more CO2 than it captures annually, potentially creating a...