Pam Showalter

Pam Showalter, PhD 1993

April 25, 2022

I taught at the University of Toledo, then Texas State University, retiring in 2010 as an Associate Professor with numerous peer-reviewed articles and a co-edited book, "Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis" under my belt. My retirement coincided with the start of a new, five-year journey, during which...

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Jessica DiCarlo, PhD 2021

April 25, 2022

Chevalier Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Transportation and Development in China Institute for Asian Research, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs University of British Columbia After moving from the California coast to the Rocky Mountains to the karsts of northern Laos, I’m thrilled to return to the Pacific and be...

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Behzad Vahedi Update

April 25, 2022

This past February, I received the Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2021. According to the AGU, "this honor is awarded for only the most exceptional presentations during AGU Fall Meeting 2021." I am a PhD student...

Katie Clifford

Katie Clifford, PhD 2019

April 25, 2022

I graduated from CU with a PhD in Geography in December 2019. My dissertation research combined approaches from natural hazards, climate adaptation, political ecology, and science and technology studies (STS) to understand why emerging environmental and climatic hazards remain invisible and unmanaged. Specifically, I explored how and why western dust...

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Xi Wang, PhD 2021

April 25, 2022

Xi Wang (Ph.D. 2021), Assistant Professor, Institute for Energy Studies and Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, Western Washington University I completed my Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder in May of 2021, while the world was still quite unsure what was happening with the COVID-19...

Alana Wilson

Alana Wilson, PhD 2017

April 25, 2022

Alana Wilson : I completed my Ph.D. in Geography at CU Boulder in December 2017, having done hydrochemistry and cryosphere related research with Mark Williams and Noah Molotch , and with Jennifer Fluri supporting a social science component to my water work. The combination of cryosphere-related research and an increasingly...

Wildfire smoke over neighborhood

Colleen Reid: Public Health Impacts of Wildfire

April 25, 2022

Dr. Colleen Reid , an assistant professor in Geography, has published many studies that research the air quality and associated health impacts of wildfire events. Due to this expertise, after the Marshall Fire which ignited on December 30, 2021 just outside of Boulder and destroyed over 1000 buildings in Boulder...

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Increasing Diversity in Partnership with the American Geophysical Union

April 25, 2022

In 2019, the American Geophysical Union joined the Inclusive Graduate Education Network and initiated the AGU Bridge Program. The AGU Bridge Program creates the opportunity for individuals historically marginalized and underrepresented in geoscience to apply to graduate school departments that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. In...

Ukrainian servicemen get ready to repel an attack in Ukraine's Lugansk region on February 24, 2022.  ANATOLII STEPANOV

John O'Loughlin: Russia's Attack on Ukraine

April 25, 2022

Ukrainian servicemen get ready to repel an attack in Ukraine's Lugansk region on February 24, 2022. ANATOLII STEPANOV In the early morning hours of February 24, 2022, Vladimir Putin launched his attack on Ukraine – or as Ukrainians put it, started the re-invasion of Ukraine. The first invasion dates from...

Sade Cromratie Clemons

Sade Cromratie Awarded AWG Scholarship

April 25, 2022

Sade Cromratie Clemons has been awarded the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Laramide Chapter GEOID Scholarship. We received many outstanding applications, and we are pleased to inform you that you were selected for the 2022 scholarship! Selecting only one awardee is extremely difficult in a pool of such motivated and...