Phurwa Gurung

Phurwa Gurung Awarded 2020 Dor Bahadur Bista Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper

June 25, 2021

The Dor Bahadur Bista Prize honors the life, career, and service of Dor Bahadur Bista, Nepal’s first anthropologist and former Honorary President of the ANHS predecessor organization, the Nepal Studies Association (NSA). The purpose of the prize is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students whose research focuses on the areas...

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Lynn Staeheli 1958-2020

May 10, 2021

Lynn Staeheli with Nel Caine and Marco Antonsich (CU geography PhD 2007) in Como, Italy 2006. Former CU geography faculty member, Lynn Staeheli , died at her home in Tucson, AZ on December 20, 2020. At the time of her death, she was Professor and Director of the School of...

Emily Yeh

Emily Yeh, Spring 2021

May 10, 2021

Greetings to the CU Boulder Geography community, near and far! I’m writing to you at the end of an exhausting academic year. This spring our students, staff, and faculty have navigated the ongoing COVID19 pandemic and its associated consequences of isolation, uncertainty, and financial stress. We have also faced a...

Mykael Pineda

Student News Spring 2021

May 3, 2021

Mykael Pineda Awarded UROP Grant Undergraduate student Mykael Pineda was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Individual Grant for her project, “Climate Sensitive Post-Fire Management.” She will be co-mentored by Holly Barnard and GEOG Alum Teresa Chapman from The Nature Conservancy. Mykael will be using this work as the...

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Rebecca Theobald: Want to better understand Colorado’s redistricting process? Make your own map.

May 3, 2021

Rebecca Theobold graduated with a PhD from CU Boulder Geography in 2007 and an MA in 2003. Q&A: How political maps are drawn determines how communities are represented at the local, state and national levels. A geography instructor explains how to engage in the process. Rebecca Theobald, PhD, Geography, CU...

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Faculty News Spring 2021

May 3, 2021

Waleed Abdalati testified to Congress for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Waleed Abdalati On April 15, 2021, Professor Abdalati testified in a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The hearing was titled “Making the Case for Climate Action: The...

Michelle Stewart

Short alumni updates, Spring 2021

May 3, 2021

Michelle Stewart , Executive Director, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Michelle O. Stewart , Ph.D. 2014, is currently the Executive Director (ED) of Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) , based in Steamboat Springs, CO. YVSC is guided by the mission "to serve as a resource and catalyst for building a sustainable...

Emily Yeh

Emily Yeh Wins 2020-2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

May 3, 2021

Congratulations to Emily Yeh , Geography Department Chair! She was notified by Scott Adler, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs that she has been chosen as a winner of the 2020-2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. The nomination dossier is full of praise for the help...

Yaffa Truelove

Yaffa Truelove Wins Best Urban Studies Journal Article 2020

May 3, 2021

The Urban Studies Best Article is awarded by the editors to the authors of what they consider to be the most innovative and agenda-setting article published in a given year. Eleven articles were shortlisted by the editors from those published in print copy in 2020. Urban Studies Journal is an...

Jessica Voveris

Jessica Voveris Wins the Thompson Award First Prize in the Graduate Memoir category

May 3, 2021

The Center of the American West hosted a Zoom event to celebrate the 22nd annual Thompson Awards on April 28th, 2021. In this intimate early evening gathering, judges from each category introduced both the winners and the honorable mentions. The ‘audience’ then listened to the authors read excerpts and show...