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Jill Adler Grano: Reimagining City Beautiful: Boulder's Path to Equity

Nov. 6, 2023

Watch the TED talk here . In this eye-opening TEDxBoulder talk, Jill Adler Grano delves into Boulder's rich history and the pressing issues that continue to shape the city today. Adler Grano uncovers the untold story of Boulder's past and reveals the city’s classist and racist roots. She passionately discusses...

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Phurwa Gurung Awarded National Geographic Society Grant

Oct. 17, 2023

Doctoral candidate Phurwa Gurung was awarded a National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration grant to work together with local Dolpopa scholars to document endangered oral literature in Dolpo, northwest Nepal. National Geographic funds a global community of Explorers who investigate, test hypotheses, innovate, stretch their creativity, and push...

Phurwa Gurung

Phurwa Gurung Awarded Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Oct. 11, 2023

Phurwa Gurung was awarded a Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for his dissertation project, “Reordering highland territories: State-building, indigeneity and multispecies worldmaking in the Himalaya.” It will support his ongoing field research in Dolpo, Nepal, which uses caterpillar fungus (yartsa gunbu) as a lens onto state building processes, indigenous...

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The dictatorship left a lot of scars

Sept. 26, 2023

CU Boulder showing of film, followed by panel discussion including Chileans who grew up in the dictatorship, will address the 50-year legacy of the 1973 military coup and Augusto Pinochet’s 17-year rule Fifty years ago this month, Gen. Augusto Pinochet led a military coup to overthrow democratically elected Chilean President...

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Christopher Picard wins geospatial intelligence scholarship

Sept. 15, 2023

Christopher Picard of CU Boulder is one of 21 students nationwide to win support from United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Christopher Picard, a graduate student in geography at the University of Colorado Boulder, is one of 21 students nationwide to win scholarships this year from the United States Geospatial Intelligence...

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Rupak Shrestha's dissertation shortlisted for ICAS prize

Sept. 15, 2023

Rupak Shrestha's dissertation, The Border Came Between Us: Securing Development, Surveillance and Securitization, and Refugee Memory and Placemaking in Nepal , has been shortlisted for an ICAS prize. The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is a global space in which Asia scholars and social and cultural actors from all...

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Kylen Solvik Awarded Fellowship from NASA

Aug. 8, 2023

NASA Future Investigators in Nasa Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST). I recently received a fellowship from NASA that will fund the rest of my PhD in Geography. My project is titled: "Mapping and Analyzing the Distribution and Drivers of Small Agricultural Reservoirs in Brazil". It's a fellowship which...

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Katie Clifford: CU Boulder geographer among inaugural group of public scholars

Aug. 8, 2023

Katherine Clifford, a recent PhD and scientist at the Western Water Assessment, named to American Association of Geographers ‘Elevate the Discipline’ cohort Katherine (Katie) Clifford , a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder, is among 15 geographers to be designated as “public scholars” in the realm of climate and...

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Colleen Reid: Heat waves are more dangerous than you think

July 22, 2023

The numbers are staggering: As of Wednesday, Phoenix had hit 20 straight days at or above 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius); El Paso, Texas, had sweltered for 33 days above 100 F; and Las Vegas is under an excessive heat warning, expected to reach a scorching 113 F this...

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Xiaoling Chen Awarded the Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

July 17, 2023

Mobile Vaccination Bus (photo taken by Xiaoling Chen in 2021) Xiaoling Chen , PhD candidate in Geography, was awarded a Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the academic year 2023-2024. This fellowship is intended to provide outstanding PhD candidates with financial support to assist in the process of completing their...