Kate Carlson

Kate Carlson awarded scholarship by GIS in the Rockies

Oct. 9, 2020

Kate Carlson (2nd year MA grad student) was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by GIS in the Rockies, the Rocky Mountain West region's premier organization of geospatial professionals in agency and industry in the eight-state region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). The scholarship is highly competitive...

Polar bear on ice in the Arctic

Arctic Climate, Environment & Geographies of a Changing North from University of Colorado Boulder is live

Oct. 2, 2020

Sharpen Your Knowledge of the Changing Arctic. Master your knowledge of the Arctic, the rapid changes taking place, and their connections with Northern peoples, economies and geopolitics with this Coursera Online Training . There are three courses in the specialization: The Arctic as a System The Changing Arctic, Past Present...

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Statement on the Benson Center

Sept. 11, 2020

The Department of Geography is firmly committed to the First Amendment right to free speech – the right of individuals and the press to speak freely without state censorship or punishment. The Department also strongly supports academic freedom, which is distinct from free speech. The purpose of academic freedom is...

Holly Barnard

Professors Holly Barnard and Katherine Lininger Principal Investigators on $6.9M Grant

Sept. 8, 2020

Holly Barnard Geography professor Holly Barnard is the Principle Investigator and Geography Assistant Professor Katherine Lininger , with Eve-Lyn Hinckley, are the Co-Principle Investigators on a new 5-year $6.9M NSF grant to study the Critical Zone in the American West. Up to now, Critical Zone Observatories have done a lot...

Kevin Mason

Kevin Mason receives GPSG Top TA Award

Sept. 8, 2020

Kevin Mason received the GPSG Top TA award for 2019-2020 by the Graduate Teaching Excellence Award. This competitive award recognizes the teaching-related work of graduate students inside the classroom and beyond. Congratulations Kevin! More info >>

Fall 2020 Graduate Students Group Photo - Left to Right: David Bachrach, Jessica Voveris, Taylor Johaneman, Andrew Eiswerth, Behzad Vahedi, Ethan Burns, Emma Reives, Kathryn Tyler, Eric Kennedy, Emma Loizeaux. Natasha Harvey, Fan Li, Viviana Huiliñir-Curio (inset)

Welcome 2020 Graduate Students!

Sept. 2, 2020

Fall 2020 Graduate Students Group Photo - Left to Right: David Bachrach, Jessica Voveris, Taylor Johaneman, Andrew Eiswerth, Behzad Vahedi, Ethan Burns, Emma Reives, Kathryn Tyler, Eric Kennedy, Emma Loizeaux. Natasha Harvey, Fan Li and Viviana Huiliñir-Curio (insets) Name Advisor Degree Previous Degree From Interest Area David Bachrach Oakes PhD...

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Tom Veblen: Forests scorched by wildfire unlikely to recover, may convert to grasslands

Aug. 27, 2020

With flames racing across hundreds of square miles throughout Colorado and California this summer and a warming climate projected to boost wildfire activity across the West, residents can’t help but wonder what our beloved forests will look like in a few decades. A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study offers...

Konrad Steffen

Former CU Geography professor Konrad Steffen passes away in Greenland

Aug. 11, 2020

Konrad Steffen , former CU Geography Professor and Director of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), has died following an accident in Greenland this past weekend. With Koni Steffen's death, the ETH Domain has lost an extremely prominent researcher who was also a uniquely kind...

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CU Boulder Geography Ranked #1 in the U.S.

July 23, 2020

The Academic Ranking of World Universities by ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 has rated the University of Colorado at Boulder's Geography Department #1 in the U.S. and #13 in the world. "The University of Colorado Boulder is the major research university in the Rocky Mountain region of the...

arctic heat map

100 degrees in Siberia. 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

July 7, 2020

This Arctic heat wave has been unusually long-lived. The darkest reds on this map of the Arctic are areas that were more than 14 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the spring of 2020 compared to the recent 15-year average. Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures...

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