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Alpine tundra releases long-frozen CO2

April 2, 2019

Thawing permafrost in high-altitude mountain ecosystems may be a stealthy, underexplored contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions, new CU Boulder research shows. The new findings, published today in the journal Nature Communications, show that alpine tundra in Colorado’s Front Range emits more CO2 than it captures annually, potentially creating a...

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Summer 2019 Course Posters

March 15, 2019

Geography course enrollment is now open for Summer 2019! Exciting Geography courses are available to you: World Regional Geography Mountain Geography Introduction to Global Public Health Migration, Immigrant Adaptation, and Development GIS in the Social and Natural Sciences Review the course posters to get a flavor for what each class...

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Arctic change has widespread impacts

March 7, 2019

As the Arctic warms faster than the rest of the globe, permafrost, land ice and sea ice are disappearing at unprecedented rates. And these changes not only affect the infrastructure, economies and cultures of the Arctic, they have significant impacts elsewhere as well — according to a commentary in Earth’s...

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First Geography Grad Student Forum

Feb. 2, 2019

Collaboration and community were at the heart of the Geography department’s first Graduate Student Forum held on Saturday January 26 th . The forum was organized by Graduate Director Jennifer Fluri, Graduate Program Assistant Karen Weingarten, and Graduate Representatives Diego Melo, Erika Schreiber, Kylen Solvik, Tasha Snow, Gabriella Subia Smith,...

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Tai Koester, von Dreden Stacey Fellowship Winner

Dec. 21, 2018

Sometime in the late afternoon, I joined the crowd that had gathered before the Bear totem, a one-ton, nine-foot piece of a coastal fir delivered by truck from Washington State. The day before, about a dozen of us lifted the totem out of the bed of the pickup, and hoisted...

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Fall 2018 Commencement Photos and Video

Dec. 20, 2018

Today was the department's Fall Commencement ceremony. Congratulations to our new graduates! The commencement photos have been published. Also see a video of the commencement ceremony and watch Mark Serreze and Babs Buttenfield perform Mark's new song "A Little More Geography". We also had a group sing-along where everyone joined...

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2018 Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 13, 2018

The 2018 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, alumni updates, and student and faculty articles. Contents: Bill Travis : Message from the Chair, pgs 2-3 von Dreden Stacey Fellowship Winners, pgs 4-6 Mark Serreze : Climate Change Becomes Persona...

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Spring 2019 Course Posters Released

Nov. 9, 2018

Geography course enrollment is now open for Spring 2019! Many exciting Geography courses are available to you from our areas of focus: General Geography Physical Geography Environment-Society Human Geography Geographic Information Science (GIS) Review the course posters to get a flavor for what each class is about and check out...

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Want to travel around Prague and earn 3 credits this May?

Oct. 24, 2018

Join Professor Jennifer Fluri on this Maymester Global Seminar! You will explore the unique history and geography of the Czech Republic, deepen your understanding of how political and economic changes and transitions have a diverse impact on social and cultural norms, and conduct an independent research project. This course, GEOG...

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CU Boulder to Host Federal Climate Adaptation Science Center: Jennifer Balch, Director

Oct. 24, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey has selected a University of Colorado Boulder team to host the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center for the next five years, in a move that will foster both innovation and applied research, said new University Director Jennifer Balch . The center is one of eight...

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