Trees in a forest

Reducing uncertainties in carbon-climate feedbacks: observational constraints from canopy to continental scales

Sept. 16, 2022

Bharat Rastogi Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) University of Colorado Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Sep 16, 2022, 3:35 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom login required (free account available at ) Abstract The carbon balance of Earth’s ecosystems is a first order ecological property with...

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Center for Asian Studies wins $2.2 million to help ‘make Asia accessible’ for Coloradans

Aug. 24, 2022

Funding from U.S. Department of Education helps center realize its mission in ‘fundamental and transformative ways,’ interim director says The Center for Asian Studies has won $2.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support its role as a National Resource Center in Asian Studies and to...

Babs Buttenfield

Babs Buttenfield Presents Keynote Address at CEGIS Conference

Aug. 2, 2022

Babs Buttenfield presented the opening keynote address this morning at the USGS Center for Excellence in Geospatial Science (CEGIS) Annual Research Conference in Rolla Missouri. The title of her talk was "The Trouble with Geospatial Science: Unsolved Problems, Unresolved Obstacles". The CEGIS vision is to conduct, lead, and influence the...

Konrad Steffen

Glacier Named For Konrad Steffen, Former CIRES Director and Geography Professor

June 25, 2022

The Greenland Place Name Committee has named a glacier “Sermeq Konrad Steffen” after the late Konrad Steffen, former director of CIRES, who made exceptional contributions to Greenlandic society and science. The homage to Steffen, along with two other glacier renamings, represent the first time in many decades that official Greenlandic...

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Spring 2022 Commencement Photos

June 2, 2022

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Phurwa Gurung

Phurwa Gurung Awarded IDRF Fellowship

May 13, 2022

Phurwa Gurung has been awarded the highly competitive Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) fellowship for 2022, funded by the Mellon Foundation. Phurwa was selected from a total of 870 applicants from graduate students at 112 universities. This year's 60 awardees represent thirty-one universities and fourteen disciplines. Phurwa will submit...

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Sarah Posner & John O'Loughlin: East Africa Climate Change

In 2008 and 2009, a severe drought swept through much of Kenya and Tanzania. Nomadic herders, or pastoralists, such as the Maasai people in Tanzania, pushed south in search of greener expanses, bringing tens of thousands of cattle with them. What happened next was largely unprecedented: Locals from a region...

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Tainted Grapes, Tainted Lungs: Extreme Wildfire Impacts to Undocumented Latina/o and Indigenous Migrants

April 29, 2022

Michael Mendez Assistant Professor School of Social Ecology Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy University of California, Irvine In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 29, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom login required (free account available at ) Abstract As climate change advances, communities across the...

Tim Oakes

Tim Oakes Wins Outstanding Mentor Award

April 27, 2022

The Graduate School is pleased to recognize 18 dedicated faculty members who received this year’s outstanding faculty mentor awards. The nomination materials showcased their many contributions in mentoring graduate students and supporting the mission of graduate education. We appreciate their service and offer our heartfelt congratulations.

Xiaoling Chen in hospital

Xiaoling Chen: Ethnographic research of hospital space in China

April 25, 2022

Xiaoling Chen, PhD Candidate, Geography Department, University of Colorado Boulder “For the People’s Health”: Transforming Hospital Spaces, Recasting Medical Expertise Ling is a coastal, hilly county in Southern China with a humid and semi-tropical climate. Although having a population of over one million, it is at times considered rural, with...