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... Read more »
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 (... Read more »
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,... Read more »
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... Read more »