Babs Buttenfield

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...

Konrad Steffen

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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Phurwa Gurung

Phurwa Gurung Awarded IDRF Fellowship

May 13, 2022

Phurwa Gurung has been awarded the highly competitive Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) fellowship for 2022, funded by the Mellon Foundation. Phurwa was selected from a total of 870 applicants from graduate students at 112 universities. This year's 60 awardees represent thirty-one universities and fourteen disciplines. Phurwa will submit...

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Sarah Posner & John O'Loughlin: East Africa Climate Change

May 11, 2022

In 2008 and 2009, a severe drought swept through much of Kenya and Tanzania. Nomadic herders, or pastoralists, such as the Maasai people in Tanzania, pushed south in search of greener expanses, bringing tens of thousands of cattle with them. What happened next was largely unprecedented: Locals from a region...

Tim Oakes

Tim Oakes Wins Outstanding Mentor Award

April 27, 2022

The Graduate School is pleased to recognize 18 dedicated faculty members who received this year’s outstanding faculty mentor awards. The nomination materials showcased their many contributions in mentoring graduate students and supporting the mission of graduate education. We appreciate their service and offer our heartfelt congratulations.

Sade Cromratie Clemons

Sade Cromratie Awarded AWG Scholarship

April 25, 2022

Sade Cromratie Clemons has been awarded the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Laramide Chapter GEOID Scholarship. We received many outstanding applications, and we are pleased to inform you that you were selected for the 2022 scholarship! Selecting only one awardee is extremely difficult in a pool of such motivated and...

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Professor John O'Loughlin: Do people in Donbas want to be ‘liberated’ by Russia?

April 18, 2022

Reprinted from The Washington Post , April 15, 2022 Women wave to relatives as they are about to leave by train at Slowansk central station, in the Donbas region on Tuesday, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images) (Afp Contributor#afp/AFP/Getty Images) We surveyed people in Ukraine’s...

Katarena Matos

Katarena Matos Awarded Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship

April 12, 2022

Katarena Matos was awarded a Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral fellowship which provides 3 years of support. This is the first Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship to be awarded at CU Boulder since 2012. The fellowship is intensely competitive with only 3-5% of applicants receiving an award. Katarena joins an elite group of...

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Morteza Karimzadeh on 9News: Facebook data helps CU researchers predict COVID surges

April 11, 2022

Professor Morteza Karimzadeh said the data helps him and his team measure people's movements and connectivity between locations. Researchers at the University of Colorado are using freely available data sets from Facebook to forecast COVID cases and hospitalizations for counties and states across the country. Assistant Professor of Geography Morteza...

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