Isaac Rivera receives the AAG Digital Geographies Outstanding Dissertation Award

May 17, 2024

Incoming Geography faculty member, Isaac Rivera has received the Outstanding Dissertation award from the Digital Geographies Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. His dissertation is entitled: "Mapping the Terms of Freedom & the Ongoing Refusal of Settler Imaginaries". Abstract: Originating in Denver, Colorado in 1907 and exported as...

Jessica Finlay

Jessica Finlay Receives Emerging Scholar Award in Health and Medical Geography

May 1, 2024

During the 2024 Association of American Geographers (AAG) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Jessica Finlay was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award in Health and Medical Geography. This is a highly competitive award. According to the AAG website , this award "seeks to recognize early career scholars who show significant potential...

Emily Yeh

Emily Yeh Named College Professor of Distinction

April 1, 2024

Emily Yeh has been named Professor of Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences in recognition of her exceptional service, teaching and research. This revered title is reserved for scholars and artists of national and international acclaim who college peers also recognize as exceptionally talented teachers and colleagues. Honorees...

Phurwa Gurung

Phurwa Gurung Awarded National Geographic Society Grant

Oct. 17, 2023

Doctoral candidate Phurwa Gurung was awarded a National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration grant to work together with local Dolpopa scholars to document endangered oral literature in Dolpo, northwest Nepal. National Geographic funds a global community of Explorers who investigate, test hypotheses, innovate, stretch their creativity, and push...

Phurwa Gurung

Phurwa Gurung Awarded Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Oct. 11, 2023

Phurwa Gurung was awarded a Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for his dissertation project, “Reordering highland territories: State-building, indigeneity and multispecies worldmaking in the Himalaya.” It will support his ongoing field research in Dolpo, Nepal, which uses caterpillar fungus (yartsa gunbu) as a lens onto state building processes, indigenous...

Christopher Picard

Christopher Picard wins geospatial intelligence scholarship

Sept. 15, 2023

Christopher Picard of CU Boulder is one of 21 students nationwide to win support from United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Christopher Picard, a graduate student in geography at the University of Colorado Boulder, is one of 21 students nationwide to win scholarships this year from the United States Geospatial Intelligence...

Rupak Shrestha

Rupak Shrestha's dissertation shortlisted for ICAS prize

Sept. 15, 2023

Rupak Shrestha's dissertation, The Border Came Between Us: Securing Development, Surveillance and Securitization, and Refugee Memory and Placemaking in Nepal , has been shortlisted for an ICAS prize. The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is a global space in which Asia scholars and social and cultural actors from all...

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Kylen Solvik Awarded Fellowship from NASA

Aug. 8, 2023

NASA Future Investigators in Nasa Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST). I recently received a fellowship from NASA that will fund the rest of my PhD in Geography. My project is titled: "Mapping and Analyzing the Distribution and Drivers of Small Agricultural Reservoirs in Brazil". It's a fellowship which...

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Xiaoling Chen Awarded the Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

July 17, 2023

Mobile Vaccination Bus (photo taken by Xiaoling Chen in 2021) Xiaoling Chen , PhD candidate in Geography, was awarded a Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the academic year 2023-2024. This fellowship is intended to provide outstanding PhD candidates with financial support to assist in the process of completing their...

Tim Oakes

Profs win support to study China’s infrastructure, West African theater

May 31, 2023

Fulbright Global Scholar Awards will enable Tim Oakes of geography and Brian Valente-Quinn of French to spend up to a year in travel, study, research and teaching Tim Oakes and Brian Valente-Quinn have won Fulbright Global Scholar Awards for 2023-24, allowing them to spend up to a year abroad to...