Katie Tyler

Katie Tyler Wins GIS in the Rockies Competition

Sept. 23, 2021

Katie Tyler won a GIS in the Rockies (GISITR) competition for the most promising graduate student enrolled in a university or college in the Rocky Mountain region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico) for a portion of her Masters thesis research "Systematic Criteria Selection for Suitability...

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Jennifer Fluri: What the pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan means for the nation’s women

Sept. 9, 2021

Two weeks before the U.S. planned to fully withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban seized power from the Western-backed government that has run the country for the past 20 years. While the Taliban claim women’s rights will be respected under Islamic law, many Afghan women fear they will again be...

Katarena Mato

Katarena Matos Awarded ARCS Scholarship

Sept. 9, 2021

We are pleased to announce Katarena Matos has been awarded an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Inc scholarship. Katarena is a PhD student of Geography. ARCS Foundation, Inc. is a national organization dedicated to supporting the best and brightest United States graduate and undergraduate scholars by providing financial...

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Katherine Lininger awarded NSF grant to investigate floodplain processes

Aug. 24, 2021

Professor Katherine Lininger received a $407,205 award from the National Science Foundation titled, " Floodplain ecogeomorphic processes: interactions between floodplain forest characteristics, wood accumulations, and hydrogeomorphology ”. Lininger’s collaborators on the project include Dr. Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Jeff Marr at the St. Anthony Falls...

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Fall 2021 Course Announcements

Aug. 19, 2021

Fall 2021: Many exciting Geography courses are available to you from our areas of focus: General Geography Physical Geography Environment-Society Human Geography Geographic Information Science (GIS) Review the course announcements to get a flavor for what each class is about and check out the Fall 2021 course schedule!

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Extreme heat, dry summers main cause of tree death in Colorado’s subalpine forests

July 30, 2021

Even in the absence of bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire, trees in Colorado subalpine forests are dying at increasing rates from warmer and drier summer conditions, found recent CU Boulder research. The study, published in February in the Journal of Ecology , also found that this trend is increasing. In...

Phurwa Gurung

Phurwa Gurung Awarded 2020 Dor Bahadur Bista Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper

June 25, 2021

The Dor Bahadur Bista Prize honors the life, career, and service of Dor Bahadur Bista, Nepal’s first anthropologist and former Honorary President of the ANHS predecessor organization, the Nepal Studies Association (NSA). The purpose of the prize is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students whose research focuses on the areas...

Emily Yeh

Emily Yeh Wins 2020-2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

May 3, 2021

Congratulations to Emily Yeh , Geography Department Chair! She was notified by Scott Adler, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs that she has been chosen as a winner of the 2020-2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. The nomination dossier is full of praise for the help...

Yaffa Truelove

Yaffa Truelove Wins Best Urban Studies Journal Article 2020

May 3, 2021

The Urban Studies Best Article is awarded by the editors to the authors of what they consider to be the most innovative and agenda-setting article published in a given year. Eleven articles were shortlisted by the editors from those published in print copy in 2020. Urban Studies Journal is an...

Jessica Voveris

Jessica Voveris Wins the Thompson Award First Prize in the Graduate Memoir category

May 3, 2021

The Center of the American West hosted a Zoom event to celebrate the 22nd annual Thompson Awards on April 28th, 2021. In this intimate early evening gathering, judges from each category introduced both the winners and the honorable mentions. The ‘audience’ then listened to the authors read excerpts and show...