Gilbert F. White Doctoral Award for 2017-2018

May 10, 2017

The Geography Department is pleased to announce that Kaitlin Fertaly and Aaron Malone have received the 2017-2018 Gilbert F. White Doctoral Award. This award provides support for one semester to a graduate student who is nearing completion of the PhD dissertation.

Emily Yeh in foreground with Tibetan landscape and prayer flags on the ground behind her.

Message from the Chair

May 4, 2017

Emily at Chaktsalgang, the first of four major prostration sites along the circumambulation route of Mount Kailash, Tibet, July 2016 In these unsettling times, geographical inquiry is more important than ever. Yet, in the United States, we are witnessing a broad attack on the value of research and the production...

Galen in Mustang, sitting above the upper valley and agricultural region of Nyechung, Mustang District. The northern reaches of the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Himalaya mountains can be seen behind him.

From CU Geography Grad Student to Professor

May 4, 2017

Galen packs his backpack in Langtang at the check-post of Langtang National Park in Rasuwa District (Nepal). In August 2017, I will join the Department of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) at James Madison University (JMU) as a tenure-track Assistant Professor with teaching responsibilities in the Geographic Science Program (...

Gabriella Subia Smith receives Tinker Grant

May 3, 2017

Congratulations to Gabriella Subia Smith! The Latin American Studies Center (LASC) has awarded Gabriella a grant in Tinker Foundation Funds in support of her research. Donna Goldestein, Director of the Latin American Studies Center wrote, "The Board felt your project was very strong and we hope this early funding will...

Kevin Mason receives Tinker Grant

May 3, 2017

Congratulations to Kevin Mason! The Latin American Studies Center (LASC) has awarded Kevin a grant in Tinker Foundation Funds in support of his research. Donna Goldestein, Director of the Latin American Studies Center wrote, "The Board felt your project was very strong and we hope this early funding will give...

Book cover with graffiti that says "Yankee Go Home"

Jennifer Fluri’s New Book

April 30, 2017

The Carpetbaggers of Kabul and Other America-Afghan Entanglements: Intimate Development, Geopolitics and the Currency of Gender and Grief , published by University of Georgia Press in January 2017. The idea for writing this book began in 2007 when I was an assistant professor at Dartmouth College researching international assistance in...

Hamid photo portrait

Hamid Zoraghein, PhD Candidate

April 28, 2017

Hamid Zoraghein First, a little about myself and how I ended up in Boulder, Colorado. I am from Tehran, Iran. Like in the U.S., students typically start college at age 18. However, in my country, a student’s field of study is determined by a nationwide exam. Based on their ranking,...

NEW Geography Department Spring 2017 Newsletter with articles by faculty and students

April 27, 2017

"In these unsettling times, geographical inquiry is more important than ever" - Emily Yeh. The Department has published the Spring 2017 newsletter featuring Project Fire, the research of Hamid Zoraghein, Galen Murton, and Jennifer Fluri’s new book. Check out the Message from the Chair, Spotlight on Faculty, Student News, and...

Geography Department featured in Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine

April 27, 2017

"Encompassing South American wildfires, Arctic sea-ice retreat, post-Soviet politics, climate change in Tibet and GIS, CU Boulder geographers keep their fingers on the pulse of a changing world" A new article titled "This is not your junior-high geography" by CU's Clint Talbott featuring the Geography Department has been published in...

Aerial view of forest fire in Alberta Canada

Human-started Wildfires Expand the Fire Niche across the United States

April 19, 2017

As part of a NASA grant awarded to Dr. Jennifer Balch and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Idaho to study climate and land use drivers of invasive-grass fueled fires across the western U.S., Jennifer Balch and her team just published a paper in Proceedings...

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