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Mara Goldman: Why biodiversity matters and what the world is doing about it

Jan. 25, 2023

On Dec. 19, more than 190 countries—excluding the U.S. and the Holy See—signed onto an agreement to protect 30% of land and oceans by 2030 and take 22 other measures to reduce global biodiversity loss this decade. The agreement, signed at the United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity’s 15th Annual...

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Zena Hunter Andrews Graduate Student Award Winners

Jan. 12, 2023

Naomi Prachi Hazarika , Prakriti Mukerjee , and Priscilla Corbett have each been selected to receive an AY 22/23 Zena Hunter Andrews Graduate Student Award for the proposals they submitted to the Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant program. Each will receive $1,000 to be used toward the expenses laid out...

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Fall 2022 Newsletter Published

Dec. 13, 2022

The 2022 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...

Na'ama Bay, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Emily Yeh & Emma Loizeaux to attend world’s largest climate conference

Nov. 3, 2022

Starting Nov. 6, representatives from 197 countries and hundreds of activists, scientists and industry representatives will gather in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference. This year’s event, known as COP27 (27th annual Conference of Parties), marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the U.N...

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Study abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico Information Session

Sept. 28, 2022

Interested in studying abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico? Come find out about SURCO’s 8-week summer program focusing on social movements and environmental justice! We will have an information session on Monday, October 3 at 11a in Guggenheim 201e. The Director of SURCO and two CU participants from the Summer 2022 program...


Geography's Global Seminar in Prague, Maymester 2023

Sept. 23, 2022

Czech out Geography's Global Seminar in Prague, Maymester 2023 Highlights Live and study in the Czech Republic during Maymester Explore history and geography in the historic city of Prague Deepen your understanding of how political and economic changes and transitions have a diverse impact on social and cultural norms Travel...

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Center for Asian Studies wins $2.2 million to help ‘make Asia accessible’ for Coloradans

Aug. 24, 2022

Funding from U.S. Department of Education helps center realize its mission in ‘fundamental and transformative ways,’ interim director says The Center for Asian Studies has won $2.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support its role as a National Resource Center in Asian Studies and to...

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Babs Buttenfield Presents Keynote Address at CEGIS Conference

Aug. 2, 2022

Babs Buttenfield presented the opening keynote address this morning at the USGS Center for Excellence in Geospatial Science (CEGIS) Annual Research Conference in Rolla Missouri. The title of her talk was "The Trouble with Geospatial Science: Unsolved Problems, Unresolved Obstacles". The CEGIS vision is to conduct, lead, and influence the...

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Glacier Named For Konrad Steffen, Former CIRES Director and Geography Professor

June 25, 2022

The Greenland Place Name Committee has named a glacier “Sermeq Konrad Steffen” after the late Konrad Steffen, former director of CIRES, who made exceptional contributions to Greenlandic society and science. The homage to Steffen, along with two other glacier renamings, represent the first time in many decades that official Greenlandic...

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Spring 2022 Commencement Photos

June 2, 2022

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