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Xiaoling Chen: Colorado's Refugees Can Become Trapped In Chronic Poverty, Study Finds

Nov. 5, 2019

Between the high cost of housing and shrinking federal funding for local organizations, many refugees resettled in Colorado find themselves stuck in chronic poverty. That’s according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder, which studied refugee communities across the Front Range. Xiaoling Chen , a geography doctoral student,wanted...

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Xiaoling Chen: Inadequate humanitarian funding increases refugees’ risk of chronic poverty

Oct. 22, 2019

The United States has the largest refugee resettlement program in the world, contributing to the humanitarian efforts recognized by the global community. However, new research from the University of Colorado Denver finds that factors inherent to its structure creates systemic barriers for families that increase their risk of chronic poverty...

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Kyle Rodman: Seed availability hampers forest recovery after wildfires

Oct. 2, 2019

A lack of tree seedling establishment following recent wildfires represents a crucial bottleneck limiting coniferous forest recovery in the western U.S., new CU Boulder-led research finds. The study, which was recently published in the journal Ecological Applications, examined burn-affected ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir stands in southern Colorado and northern New...

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John O'Loughlin: Evidence of climate-driven conflicts is piling up

Sept. 19, 2019

On a sweltering July afternoon in the remote village of Daaba in Northern Kenya, CU Boulder Geography Professor John O’Loughlin was stood up by a tribal chief. O’Loughlin and his colleagues had driven for hours along dusty roads in the drought-ravaged region to interview the local leader about if, and...

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Mark Serreze Named Distinguished Professor

Sept. 16, 2019

The Department of Geography is proud to announce Professor of Geography Mark Serreze has been named a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor by the Board of Regents. Mark is the director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). This is the highest honor awarded to faculty across the...

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Join Professor Jennifer Fluri on this Maymester Global Seminar!

Sept. 12, 2019

You will explore the unique history and geography of the Czech Republic, deepen your understanding of how political and economic changes and transitions have a diverse impact on social and cultural norms, and travel in and outside or Prague and engage in various experiential learning activities and observations. This course,...

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George Charisoulis Awarded Graduate Fellowship

Sept. 12, 2019

George Charisoulis was awarded the GIS-in-the-Rockies (GISITR) Graduate Fellowship. GISITR is a professional society of geospatial science, commerce and industry members in the Rocky Mountain West (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). His award recognizes his doctoral research on location modelling of renewable energy sites using...

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Campus Targeted by Phishing Emails

Sept. 11, 2019

The campus has recently been targeted by malicious emails that appear to attempt to steal usernames and passwords. One such phishing email appears to be about payroll being rescheduled and includes a link. These emails are not authentic. If you receive one, do not click on the link in the...

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Seth Spielman joins as new chief data strategy and analytics officer, FIS joins ODA

Sept. 6, 2019

Carla Ho-a, associate vice chancellor for finance and business strategy and deputy chief financial officer, named Seth Spielman as chief data strategy and analytics officer, effective Aug. 12, 2019. "I'm excited to welcome Seth, and look forward to the unique perspective and energy he will bring to the Office of...

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Jennifer Balch: CU Boulder researcher harbors hope in face of recent wildfire trends

Aug. 30, 2019

The U.S. record $18 billion wildfire season of 2017 was triggered by the coincidence of three primary factors that came into play or persisted longer than anticipated, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado. Those “switches,” according to study leader Jennifer Balch, were...

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