Our Colloquia Series presents engaging research from around the world. Guest presenters cover varied topics from all aspects of Geography. This page lists abstracts from past and future colloquia.

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Adaptation Work: Ecological Labor and Environmental Equity in the Los Angeles Waterscape

Oct. 23, 2020

Dr. Sayd Randle, Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow University of California Berkeley, Department of Geography Friday, October, 23 th at 12:00PM MDT, 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDT Add the livestream link to your Calendar: Outlook, Google, iCal Join the livestream >> Abstract Efforts to reconfigure the Los Angeles waterscape are driven by the...

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Births and Infant Deaths in the United States

Oct. 16, 2020

Dr. Danielle Ely, Health Statistician, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC Friday, October, 16 th at 12:00PM MDT (2:00PM EDT, 11:00AM PDT) Add the livestream link to your Calendar: Outlook, Google, iCal Join the livestream >> Abstract Through the lens of births and infant deaths, I...

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Faculty Book Presentation: Radical Cartographies: Participatory Mapmaking from Latin America

Oct. 2, 2020

Department of Geography Colloquium Series Hosted by Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin Faculty Book Presentation: Radical Cartographies: Participatory Mapmaking from Latin America Bjørn Sletto, UT Austin Joe Bryan, University of Colorado, Boulder Alfredo Wagner, Nova Cartografia Social da Amazônia Charles...

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Sam Bullington: Decolonizing the classroom, Rehumanizing the Neoliberal University

Sept. 25, 2020

Dr. Sam Bullington Center for Teaching & Learning University of Colorado Boulder Decoloniality & Anti-Racism in Geography Seminar Series Join the meeting online: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/91579192345 Meeting ID: 915 7919 2345 Passcode: 998418 Abstract The contemporary neoliberal university is extremely dehumanizing to students, faculty, and staff alike. It is an environment of...

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Jonathan White: Visualization and Analysis of Grid-Cyber Systems Security

Sept. 18, 2020

Go to the Live Stream >> Abstract Increasing penetration of renewable energy, energy storage, controllable loads and electrified transportation on the electric grid are causing a generational change in how the grid is designed and operated. Electric inverters, critical to enabling this transformation, utilize a level of communication and control...

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Steven Quiring: Modeling Weather Risks: Applying analytics to inform electrical utilities

Sept. 11, 2020

Presentation by: Dr. Steven M. Quiring Atmospheric Sciences Program, Department of Geography The Ohio State University Sept 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM Join the livestream on YouTube Abstract Weather can cause significant damage to the electrical power system, leading to prolonged power interruptions to a large number of customers. The...

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Panel discussion: Fire and Climate Change in Brazil

Feb. 28, 2020

This panel of scholars will put Brazil’s recent period of forest fires into a larger historic, political perspective. Moderated by Joe Bryan , Associate Professor, Geography Panelists Peter Newton Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program Colleen Scanlan-Lyons Project Director, Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force Jennifer Balch Associate Professor, Geography Marcos...

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Timbo Stillinger: Observing Snow from Space: Snow / Cloud Discrimination and Opportunities in Water Supply Forecasting

Feb. 21, 2020

Abstract: Satellites provide the most consistent and reliable measurements of snow and ice globally with estimates of snow-covered area, grain size, and concentration of light-absorbing particles creating global potential to improve existing operational forecasts and enable forecasting of water supplies for regions with little to no in situ forecasting. A...

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AGU Preview: Short talks by graduate students

Dec. 6, 2019

Four Geography graduate students will present a preview of the talks they will give at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting: Kate Hale : Streamflow sensitivity to climate warming: A shift from snowfall to rainfall and changing surface water inputs Erika Schreiber : A Comprehensive Look at 40 Years...

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Research Misconduct: What it is, what it’s not, and how to know

Nov. 22, 2019

John O’Loughlin Professor of Geography and Fellow, Institute of Behavioral Science Chair, CU-Boulder Standing Committee on Research Misconduct Greater attention to issues of research misconduct has been evident in universities, funding agencies and amongst the public. Like other research-intensive institutions, CU Boulder has clear guidelines about misconduct and procedures to...