Ken Foote invited to write editorial about Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

Dec. 21, 2012

"You are not alone" was a central theme of this week's memorial services in Newtown. The meaning of the message is twofold: that all the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are grieved across the nation and world, and that too many communities in the U.S. and abroad...

Ken Foote Receives College Scholar Award

Dec. 7, 2012

The College Scholars program is funded through the generosity of donors to the College of Arts & Sciences. The award enables enables tenured faculty to pursue full time research/creative scholarly activities for one semester. Ken is 1 of 10 recipients of the prestigious award. He will use the award to...

How Tragic Events Are Memorialized

Aug. 9, 2012

Ken Foote talks about his research with CU Connections. In Western civilization, memorials honoring soldiers and heroes have been traced to Roman and Greek times, and the tradition remains relevant today. But in the past 20 to 30 years, communities also have commemorated a wider range of heroes, victims and...

National Public Radio Interviews Ken Foote for Talk of the Nation

Aug. 31, 2010

Many consider ground zero a sacred place -- as well as the battlefield at Gettysburg, the Lincoln Memorial and the site of the Oklahoma City bombing, among many others. These places often have nothing to do with religion, so it can be difficult define which uses of the spaces are...

Ken Foote Interviewed for Article in Forward Newspaper

Aug. 18, 2010

For Professor Ken Foote, America's hallowed grounds fall into three general categories: those made sacred through the death of a martyr, like the sites of the assassinations of Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.; those made sacred through ethical heroic moments, like Gettysburg, and those made sacred through community disasters,...

Ken Foote Elected President of AAG

March 4, 2010

Professor Ken Foote has been elected President of the Association of American Geographers for the 2010-11 academic year. Congratulations Ken! See Association of American Geographers for more information.

Early Career Workshop for new faculty and advanced doctoral students, 13-19 June 2010, Boulder CO

Feb. 1, 2010

Registration has begun for the 2010 Workshop of the Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA). It will be held 13-19 at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Registration is available through the website of the Association of American Geographers. A minimum of 25 participants are needed to meet the costs of...