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Spring 2024 Newsletter Published

May 17, 2024

The 2024 Spring Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing ! If you would like to contribute to the next newsletter, please contact the department . If you are an alum, please fill out the Alumni Update form . The newsletter contains department news, alumni updates, and articles...

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Spring 2024 Commencement Photos

May 17, 2024

Congratulations Department of Geography 2024 graduates! To view and download your photos, please see Spring 2024 Commencement photos .

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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...

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AAG 2024 Colorado in Guggenheim April 16-20

March 22, 2024

Over the past 5 years, the Association of American Geographers has worked to find ways to significantly reduce the carbon emissions associated with the annual conference. As part of these efforts, the Association is experimenting this year with self-organized nodes to be held in ten locations.

Ron Cossman

Ronald Cossman Obituary

Jan. 24, 2024

Dr. Ronald (Ron) Edward Cossman (PhD, 2001) , died on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis after a two-and-half week battle against pneumonia (caused by COVID and a subsequent routine trip to the dentist), and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Ron's beloved wife, Dr. Shelley Keith, and mother-in-law,...

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Fall 2023 Commencement Photos

Dec. 22, 2023

Congratulations Graduates!

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Fall 2023 Newsletter Published

Dec. 19, 2023

The 2023 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing! If you would like to contribute to the next newsletter, please contact the department . If you are an alum, please fill out the Alumni Update form . The newsletter contains department news, alumni updates, and articles by...

Vladimir Putin sits between actor Steven Seagal, left, and Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko, right, at a martial arts competition in Russia in 2012. (Credit: CC photo via Wikimedia Commons)

John O'Loughlin: Who supports Putin? Men, older generations and traditionalists, study shows

Dec. 3, 2023

An international team of researchers has released an exhaustive look at support for Russia’s autocratic President Vladimir Putin across several neighboring countries. The study, published Nov. 30 in the journal Political Geography, was a massive effort. From 2019 to 2020, researchers led by John O’Loughlin at CU Boulder contracted with...

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