Yang Yang awarded a Jean Bovard Sanville Graduate Fellowship in the Social Sciences

Dec. 19, 2015

Yang Yang has been awarded an inaugural Jean Bovard Sanville Graduate Fellowship in the Social Sciences for her dissertation research on the changing nature of Islamic urban space in China.

Profs find few benefits, some harm in “voluntourism”

Dec. 5, 2015

Before the early years of the 21st century, the idea of combining a vacation with volunteering was unknown to most Americans. A decade and a half later, more than a million and a half people spend nearly $2 billion every year to participate in the global trend called “voluntourism.” What’s...

The Río Marañón is Moving: Dam Construction in a Volatile Landscape

Dec. 1, 2015

On a tight curve on a dirt road, rock fall spat off the top of the 30-foot bank, pelting the road. By the looks of the piles of debris in the carriageway, it had been doing this for hours. Rockslides seemed to be a normal occurrence along the road to...

Geography prof left lifelong impression on students

Nov. 18, 2015

In 1952, Albert W. Smith joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder and became the first chair of the Department of Geography—after geography and geology split into two departments. He served as a professor until his retirement in 1983. Professor Emeritus Smith touched the lives of many students...

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A Talk by Dr. Jennifer Fluri

Oct. 22, 2015

The College of Arts And Sciences Honors Program Speaker Series Presents “We are here for the Women”: Afghanistan, Time-Space, Gender and Scales of Violence A talk by Dr. Jennifer Fluri, Associate Professor of Geography Tuesday, November 3 in HLMS 241 Lecture begins at 6:30 PM. Pizza served at 6:00 PM...

John O’Loughlin wins gold medal from Russian Geographical Society

Oct. 21, 2015

John O’Loughlin has become the first foreigner in more than 100 years to win the Semenov-Tyan-Shansky gold medal for research on Russia. It is the highest research award of the Russian Geographical Society typically targeted toward Russian and, previously, Soviet scholars working in the area of the former Soviet Union...

Amy Schubert Selected to Participate in the CSIS US-Korea NextGen Scholarship Program

Oct. 12, 2015

Amy has been selected to participate in the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program for 2015-16. The U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program is an initiative by CSIS Korea Chair and USC Dornsife Korean Studies Institute with support from The Korea Foundation to help raise the next...

Galen Murton awarded a Quick Response Grant

Oct. 9, 2015

Galen has been awarded a Quick Response Grant from the CU Natural Hazards Center to support his ongoing dissertation work on Chinese development in Nepal. The grant will specifically support Galen's current project, (Re)Building the State: Border Infrastructure, Chinese Development, and the Politics of Aid in Post-Earthquake Nepal. This funding...

Launch of the New Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU

Oct. 7, 2015

The Geography Department is excited to announce the launch of the new Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU, an interdisciplinary hub for research, teaching, and public engagement on Tibet and the Himalayas. CU Boulder has unique research strengths in the study of contemporary Tibet and the Himalayas with faculty expertise in...

Amy Schubert Awarded Mabel Duncan Fellowship

Oct. 1, 2015

Amy has been awarded a Mabel Duncan Memorial Fellowship, October 2015.