Holly Barnard

Holly Barnard Awarded a Boulder Faculty Excellence in Leadership & Service Award

Feb. 10, 2021

Exciting news for Holly Barnard and the department! She recently recieved the following letter: Dear Professor Barnard, It is a pleasure to write to you with the news that you have been chosen to receive a Boulder Faculty Excellence Award for AY 2020-2021. There were many nominations submitted to the...

Babs Buttenfield

Babs Buttenfield Awarded AAG Distinguished Teaching Honors

Dec. 15, 2020

PRESS RELEASE Embargoed for Tuesday, December 15, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C….The American Association of Geographers (AAG) announced the recipients of its 2021 AAG Honors, the highest honors bestowed on its members. Distinguished Teaching Honors Barbara “Babs” Buttenfield , University of Colorado-Boulder, for her career-long devotion to GIScience education. Buttenfield, who established...

Holly Barnard

Geography Department Selected as AGU Bridge Partner

Dec. 2, 2020

Holly Barnard Professor Holly Barnard was notified the Geography department has been selected to join the AGU Bridge Program as an AGU Bridge Partner. The AGU Bridge Program partners with academic institutions across the country to recruit and retain underrepresented students who are applying to geoscience graduate schools. This means...

Rachel Chai

Rachel Chai Wins Part-Time Instructor Award

Nov. 3, 2020

Rachel Chai has been selected as a recipient of a Fall 2020 Graduate Part Time Instructor Appreciation Award . The Geography department nominated her for this award in recognition of how she has risen to the challenges presented by teaching during the pandemic. Rachel is a PhD student of Geography...

Kate Carlson

Kate Carlson awarded scholarship by GIS in the Rockies

Oct. 9, 2020

Kate Carlson (2nd year MA grad student) was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by GIS in the Rockies, the Rocky Mountain West region's premier organization of geospatial professionals in agency and industry in the eight-state region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). The scholarship is highly competitive...

Kevin Mason

Kevin Mason receives GPSG Top TA Award

Sept. 8, 2020

Kevin Mason received the GPSG Top TA award for 2019-2020 by the Graduate Teaching Excellence Award. This competitive award recognizes the teaching-related work of graduate students inside the classroom and beyond. Congratulations Kevin! More info >>

Guggenheim Building with "Ranked #1" overlaid

CU Boulder Geography Ranked #1 in the U.S.

July 23, 2020

The Academic Ranking of World Universities by ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 has rated the University of Colorado at Boulder's Geography Department #1 in the U.S. and #13 in the world. "The University of Colorado Boulder is the major research university in the Rocky Mountain region of the...

Colleen Reid in group photo

Colleen Reid: Emerging Scholar Award

June 21, 2020

Professor Colleen Reid was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award from the Health and Medical Geography Section of the American Association of Geographers. Normally this is announced in person at the AAG meeting in April, but since the convention was cancelled this year, it was handled differently. For more information about...

Andrew Nuss

Andrew Nuss Awarded UROP Grant

April 18, 2020

Congratulations to CU Geography undergraduate Andrew Nuss! He was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Individual Grant for the 2020-21 Academic Year term to work on the project “Nationalism and Self-Determination: A Geographic Analysis of Kurdish Communities in Southern Turkey” under the mentorship of Azita Ranjbar . Andrew will...

Kripa Dongol

Kripa Dongol Wins AAG Cultural & Political Ecology Award

April 4, 2020

Dear friends, There have been few bright spots in this moment of worldwide upheaval, which makes it a privilege to share some positive news on the CAPE front. As we and our colleagues moved our work off campus, assumed greater care responsibilities, suspended research plans, and rescheduled events, the CAPE...