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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How forests influence and protect snow water resources

April 2, 2021

Dr. Keith N. Musselman Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) University of Colorado Boulder April 2nd, 2021, 12PM MDT Join Zoom Meeting https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/91625308762 Meeting ID: 916 2530 8762 Passcode: 717776 Abstract Most of the snow water resources that feed North America’s large rivers originate from forested land. Forest canopies...

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Dr. Ross Maciejewski: Space, Time and Explainability

March 26, 2021

Dr. Ross Maciejewski School of Computing, Informatics & Decision Systems Engineering Arizona State University Friday, March 26th at 12:00PM MT Join the livestream: https://youtu.be/gGvpTNv8YL0 Abstract From smart phones to fitness trackers to sensor-enabled buildings, data is currently being collected at an unprecedented rate. Underlying much of this data are measurements...

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Life After Grad School: Non-Academic Career Paths

March 12, 2021

Panel event on how to find, network, and get non-academic careers Featured Panelists: Mason Auger, Ph.D. Research Associate, Sealaska Heritage Institute Sean Burns, Ph.D. Associate Scientist III, NCAR Research Associate, CU Geography Mehran Ghandehari, Ph.D. Lead Geospatial Data Scientist, Medici Land Governance Inc. Seth Spielman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Geography...

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Reckoning: Epistemic Shifts, Insurgent Knowledge, Spatial Futures

March 12, 2021

Department of Geography Colloquium Decoloniality and Anti-Racism in Geography Seminar Series Dr. LaToya Eaves , Assistant Professor Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Friday, March, 12th at 12:00PM MT Join the Zoom meeting: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/99189576474 Meeting ID: 991 8957 6474 Passcode: geogtalk Abstract In a critique of Western imperialism’s impact...

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Understanding Urbanization in India: Insights from Jurisdictional and Land-Cover Perspectives

Feb. 26, 2021

Dr. Mark Montgomery Department of Economics, Stony Brook University, NY Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, Population Council, NY Friday, February 26th at 12:00PM MT Join the livestream: https://youtu.be/LB5HyivVBYE Abstract The phrase "in situ urbanization" is generally conceptualized in one of two ways. There is a significant strand of thinking---exemplified by...

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Understanding flood risk from space: opportunities to adapt to changing risk with improved monitoring and accessible insurance 

Feb. 12, 2021

Dr. Elizabeth Tellman Earth Institute Columbia University and Cloud to Street Friday, February 12th at 12:00PM MT Join the livestream: https://youtu.be/eBGOckXDn4Y Abstract Floods affect more people than any other hazard, and the frequency and magnitude of exposure is growing with demographic and climatic changes. Yet the ability to predict and...

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Characterizing land cover and vegetation dynamics using earth observation systems

Feb. 5, 2021

Colloquium in Joint Earth Seminar Series (JESS) A joint effort by ATOC, GEOG, GEOL and INSTAAR Hosted by the Department of Geography Dr. Reza Khatami, Postdoctoral Researcher Department of Geography, Land Use & Environmental Change Institute (LUECI) University of Florida Friday, February 5th at 12:00PM MT (2:00PM ET, 11:00AM PT)...

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Age of COVID-19: Heightened Emphasis on Longstanding Problems

Jan. 29, 2021

Dr. Monica Webb Hooper Deputy Director National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities National Institutes of Health monica.hooper@nih.gov Friday, January 29th at 12:00PM MT Join the livestream: https://youtu.be/fr-2hJCV9gc Abstract Racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare and health outcomes are longstanding. The real-time emergence of COVID-19 disparities has heightened the public and...

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Where do they go? Displacement and destinations among residents of gentrifying neighborhoods

Jan. 22, 2021

Dr. Lance Freeman Professor in the Urban Planning Columbia University Friday, January 22th at 1:30PM MT Join the livestream: https://youtu.be/3UboYJMjw60 Abstract The increased prevalence of gentrification across many US cities has generated anxiety among residents of gentrifying neighborhoods and piqued the interest of scholars of neighborhood change. The fate of...

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Collaborative hydrologic research on the Navajo Nation: Investigating the role of mountainous springs in watershed resilience

Dec. 4, 2020

Colloquium in Joint Earth Seminar Series (JESS) A joint effort by ATOC, GEOG, GEOL and INSTAAR Hosted by the Department of Geography Dr. Lani Tsinnajinnie Assistant Professor in Community and Regional Planning University of New Mexico Friday, December, 4 th at 12:00PM MDT (2:00PM EDT, 11:00AM PDT) Add the livestream...

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