Lynn Staeheli

Obituary: Lynn Staeheli, former faculty member

Jan. 4, 2021

Our former colleague, Lynn Staeheli, passed away December 20th 2020 at her home in Tucson, AZ. Lynn joined the department as an assistant professor in 1989 after completing her PhD at the University of Washington. Subsequently she was promoted to Associate and Full Professor. She taught courses in urban, political...

Babs Buttenfield

Babs Buttenfield Awarded AAG Distinguished Teaching Honors

Dec. 15, 2020

PRESS RELEASE Embargoed for Tuesday, December 15, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C….The American Association of Geographers (AAG) announced the recipients of its 2021 AAG Honors, the highest honors bestowed on its members. Distinguished Teaching Honors Barbara “Babs” Buttenfield , University of Colorado-Boulder, for her career-long devotion to GIScience education. Buttenfield, who established...

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Geography Fall 2020 Graduation

Dec. 14, 2020

2020 Graduates, congratulations on your success and your accomplishments. Please see a commencement video of department chair Emily Yeh and associate chairs Holly Barnard and Stefan Leyk.

Holly Barnard

Geography Department Selected as AGU Bridge Partner

Dec. 2, 2020

Holly Barnard Professor Holly Barnard was notified the Geography department has been selected to join the AGU Bridge Program as an AGU Bridge Partner. The AGU Bridge Program partners with academic institutions across the country to recruit and retain underrepresented students who are applying to geoscience graduate schools. This means...

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Job Posting: Postdoctoral Associate

Nov. 13, 2020

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate position at the Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), with a flexible starting date of 1/7/2021 and possibility for remote work, although the ability to work on the CU Boulder campus in the long term is desirable. The initial...

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Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Physical Geography

Nov. 6, 2020

The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Physical Geography. The appointment begins in August 2021. We are looking to hire a physical geographer who pursues societally relevant questions that help us better understand environmental and...

Rachel Chai

Rachel Chai Wins Part-Time Instructor Award

Nov. 3, 2020

Rachel Chai has been selected as a recipient of a Fall 2020 Graduate Part Time Instructor Appreciation Award . The Geography department nominated her for this award in recognition of how she has risen to the challenges presented by teaching during the pandemic. Rachel is a PhD student of Geography...

Kate Carlson

Kate Carlson awarded scholarship by GIS in the Rockies

Oct. 9, 2020

Kate Carlson (2nd year MA grad student) was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by GIS in the Rockies, the Rocky Mountain West region's premier organization of geospatial professionals in agency and industry in the eight-state region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). The scholarship is highly competitive...

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Arctic Climate, Environment & Geographies of a Changing North from University of Colorado Boulder is live

Oct. 2, 2020

Sharpen Your Knowledge of the Changing Arctic. Master your knowledge of the Arctic, the rapid changes taking place, and their connections with Northern peoples, economies and geopolitics with this Coursera Online Training . There are three courses in the specialization: The Arctic as a System The Changing Arctic, Past Present...

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Statement on the Benson Center

Sept. 11, 2020

The Department of Geography is firmly committed to the First Amendment right to free speech – the right of individuals and the press to speak freely without state censorship or punishment. The Department also strongly supports academic freedom, which is distinct from free speech. The purpose of academic freedom is...