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Faculty News Spring 2021

May 3, 2021

Waleed Abdalati testified to Congress for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Waleed Abdalati On April 15, 2021, Professor Abdalati testified in a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The hearing was titled “Making the Case for Climate Action: The...

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Emily Yeh Wins 2020-2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

May 3, 2021

Congratulations to Emily Yeh , Geography Department Chair! She was notified by Scott Adler, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs that she has been chosen as a winner of the 2020-2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. The nomination dossier is full of praise for the help...

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2020 Spring Newsletter Published

June 21, 2020

The 2020 Spring Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is filled with department news, alumni updates, and articles by faculty and students. Contents: Message from the Department Chair, pg 2 ​Mara Goldman: Reaction to Coronavirus, pg 3 Page Hartwell: An Undergraduate's Perspective on COVID-19, pg...

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2019 Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 11, 2019

The 2019 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, alumni updates, and articles by faculty and students. Contents: Message from the Department Chair, pg 2 Editors' Comments, pg 3 Mark Serreze Named Distinguished Professor, pgs 4-5 The Boulder Affordable Housing...

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Dismantling Assumptions About Grassland Degradation On The Tibetan Plateau

Sept. 26, 2018

by Kelly Hopping & Emily Yeh The Tibetan Plateau supports a vast expanse of rolling meadows and grassy steppes that are nearly 3 miles (4,500 meters or 14,700 feet), on average, above sea level. Well above the tree line, these alpine ecosystems extend across western China to the Himalayan mountains...

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Spring 2018 Newsletter Published

April 27, 2018

The 2018 Spring Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, student and faculty articles, and Emily Yeh's final "Message from the Chair" article. Articles include: Message from the chair John Pitlick: Guggenheim in the rearview mirror Stefan Leyk: Extracting Geospatial Data...

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CAS Wins Major Grant from Henry Luce Foundation

Feb. 14, 2018

Center for Asian Studies wins three-year grant from Henry Luce Foundation to conduct trans-Pacific studies in ‘lively research field’ (article by Clint Talbot) As the United States steps back from international development, China is launching huge infrastructure projects as a way to broaden its global influence. For scholars at the...

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Building Bridges with Alumni & Friends

Oct. 31, 2017

A special Alumni Event to feature and celebrate the work of the Geography department was held on Friday Oct 27 in IBS 155. The event was well-attended by alumni, current students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Participants were treated to a reception with an hors d'oeuvre buffet, beer,...

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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...

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...

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