Shannon O'Lear

Shannon O’Lear, University of Kansas

April 30, 2021

After completing my BA with a double major in Geography and Russian in 1990 and my MA in Geography in 1992, both at CU Boulder, I headed off to the Ph.D. program in Geography at Syracuse University. There, I studied what was then an extraordinarily weird topic for the early...

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Joel Correia, Assistant Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida

April 30, 2021

Joel Correia graduated with a PhD from CU Geography in August 2017. It has been a bit of a whirlwind since then. After parking his rented U-Haul truck in the dirt parking lot of a Starbucks in Santa Fe during the post-defense move from Boulder to Tucson, Correia poached the...

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Brandon Lucas: Drunken Forests: Permafrost Thaw in the Arctic

April 30, 2021

Permafrost degradation is an issue of international concern with major consequences that reach far beyond the Arctic Circle. These consequences are already beginning to manifest themselves. The catastrophic Norilsk fuel spill in late May 2020 is just one of the many recent examples of how permafrost melt damages infrastructure while...

Xiaoling Chen

Xiaoling Chen Received SWG Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research

April 27, 2021

Xiaoling Chen was awarded a Society of Woman Geographers Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research for 2021-2022. This grant will support her dissertation fieldwork during the 2021-2022 academic year. She will conduct an ethnographic study in China on the impacts of health care reform and examine the transformation...

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Geography Ph.D. Exit Talks by Dr. Shae Frydenlund & Xi Wang

April 23, 2021

This week, featuring two Geography Ph.D. Exit Talks: Securitization, surplus populations, and embodied frontiers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Shae Frydenlund Chinese Coal Power Overcapacity: Capital Devaluation and Its Consequences for Labor. Xi Wang Friday, April, 23th at 12:00PM MT Join the livestream: https://youtu.be/7XbUfTNgJwE Securitization, surplus populations, and embodied frontiers...

Mykael Pineda

Mykael Pineda Awarded UROP Grant

April 20, 2021

Undergraduate student, Mykael Pineda, was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Individual Grant for her “Climate Sensitive Post-Fire Management” project. 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 basis of her honors thesis...

Shruthi Jagadeesh

Shruthi Jagadeesh Wins Graduate Part Time Instructor Appreciation Award

April 19, 2021

Shruthi Jagadeesh has been selected as a recipient of a Spring 2021 Graduate Part Time Instructor Appreciation Award. The Geography department nominated her for this award in recognition of how she has risen to the challenges presented by teaching during the pandemic. Shruthi is a PhD student of Geography. She...

Holly Barnard

Holly Barnard Honored for Diversity Efforts

April 15, 2021

Thirteen students, staff and faculty members are being honored for their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the University of Colorado Boulder College of Arts and Sciences. The winners are the recipients of the first awards from ASCEND, or the Arts and Sciences Consortium of Committees on Climate, Equity,...

Zac Clement

Zac Clement Awarded UROP Grant

April 14, 2021

Congratulations to CU Geography undergraduate Zac Clement! He was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Individual Grant for the 21-22 academic year to work on his research project "Constructing 'Home': Undergraduate Housing Insecurity in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic" under the mentorship of Azita Ranjbar. Zac will receive...

Anila Narayana

Anila Narayana Awarded UROP Grant

April 12, 2021

Congratulations to CU Geography undergraduate Anila Narayana! She was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Individual Grant for the Summer 2021 term to work on the project “Food for Thought: Examining Intersections between Urban Gardening, Mental Health, and Food Insecurity During the COVID-19 Pandemic” under the mentorship of Azita...

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