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Spring 2018 Newsletter Published

April 24, 2018

The 2018 Spring Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, student and faculty articles, and Emily Yeh's final "Message from the Chair" article. Articles include: Message from the chair John Pitlick: Guggenheim in the rearview mirror Stefan Leyk: Extracting Geospatial Data... Read more »
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AAG Geography Gathering

April 17, 2018

The Geography gathering during this year's American Association of Geographers conference in New Orleans was a big success. Siddharth Menon was the primary organizer with help from others including Gabriella Smith (Gaby) and major support from Darla Shatto . Approximately 40 people stopped by for the 3-hour evening event. Current... Read more »
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Rain or snow? Humidity, location can make all the difference

March 23, 2018

By Trent Knoss , CU Boulder Today . CU Boulder researchers have created a map of the Northern Hemisphere showing how location and humidity can affect precipitation, illustrating wide variability in how and why different areas receive snow or rain. 32 degrees Fahrenheit is commonly considered to be the air... Read more »
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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Roger Barry

March 21, 2018

Roger Barry , longtime faculty member, colleague, and friend to many, passed away March 19, 2018 at the age of 82. Roger had lifelong research interests ranging widely from polar climates to mountain climates to climate change. He was the author of hundreds of research papers and review articles and... Read more »
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Shae Frydenlund Awarded NSF DDRI Grant

March 9, 2018

Shae Frydenlund was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant to support her dissertation research project titled "Rohingya Refugees, Translocality, and the Gendered Labor Geography of Urban Revitalization". This doctoral dissertation project examines the role of refugee women in the revitalization of American cities. It offers a new... Read more »
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Scholarship Applications Due April 3

March 9, 2018

Applications for the A. David Hill and Albert W. Smith scholarships are due April 3. You can find out more details on the Scholarships and Awards page. Both are for Geography majors who will be entering their fourth (senior) year in Fall 2018. Please note that applications for both will... Read more »
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Dorje Tashi Awarded NSF DDRI Grant

March 8, 2018

Dorje Tashi ( Duojie Zhaxi ) was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant. The award will support his dissertation research project titled "Tibetan Farmers in Transition: Urbanization, Development, and Labor Migration in Amdo." His doctoral dissertation research project will investigate how social-cultural and political-economic processes intersect to... Read more »
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Monica Rother Accepts Assistant Professorship at UNCW

Feb. 27, 2018

Monica Rother (PhD 2015) is accepting a tenure-track assistant professor position in Environmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington . Monica is a forest ecologist with expertise in biogeography, disturbance ecology, global change ecology, and fire history. Her dissertation work addressed spatial and temporal patterns of post-fire conifer... Read more »
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CAS Wins Major Grant from Henry Luce Foundation

Feb. 14, 2018

Center for Asian Studies wins three-year grant from Henry Luce Foundation to conduct trans-Pacific studies in ‘lively research field’ (article by Clint Talbot) As the United States steps back from international development, China is launching huge infrastructure projects as a way to broaden its global influence. For scholars at the... Read more »
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Mehran Ghandehari awarded the 2017-2018 ASPRS Rocky Mountain Region Scholarship

Feb. 9, 2018

Doctoral student Mehran Ghandehari won the 2017-2018 ASPRS Rocky Mountain Region Scholarship. This award is granted by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing to support doctoral research on “Cross-Scale Analysis of Surface-Adjusted Measurements in Spatial Analysis”. His research incorporates terrain, slope, and curvature into GIS modeling computations, monitoring... Read more »

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