Kripa Dongol

Kripa Dongol Wins AAG Cultural & Political Ecology Award

April 4, 2020

Dear friends, There have been few bright spots in this moment of worldwide upheaval, which makes it a privilege to share some positive news on the CAPE front. As we and our colleagues moved our work off campus, assumed greater care responsibilities, suspended research plans, and rescheduled events, the CAPE...

A celebration of the completion of a railway line from Russia in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, December 2019

John O'Loughlin: To Russia With Love

April 4, 2020

The Majority of Crimeans Are Still Glad for Their Annexation A celebration of the completion of a railway line from Russia in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, December 2019 -- Alexey Pavlishak / Reuters Six years ago, Russian forces seized the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. Moscow hastily organized a referendum...

Colleen Reid

Colleen Reid: Outstanding Mentor Award Honorable Mention

April 3, 2020

" I walk away from every single meeting with Dr. Colleen Reid feeling inspired and valued. Working with her has been one of the defining aspects of my undergraduate experience. I now feel confident writing all sections of a scientific publication and speaking in both formal and informal settings. From...

Non-military people climbing on tanks, posing for photos.

John O’Loughlin: Is Ukraine caught between Europe and Russia? We asked Ukrainians this important question.

March 6, 2020

People pose on T-72 battle tank during a Defender of the Fatherland Day celebration Feb. 23 at a former airport in Luhansk, Ukraine. (Dave Mustaine/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Our new survey shows a divided nation Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month challenged a reporter to locate Ukraine on a blank map. While...

Microscopic image of coronavirus

Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Feb. 27, 2020

CU Boulder is closely monitoring the emerging global public health concern involving the COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus). The university is taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Denver CO skyline

Recognizing and honoring the contributions of Thomas T. Veblen in Biogeography

Feb. 18, 2020

At the American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual conference being held in Denver this year, April 6-10, there will be two paper sessions of Geography Professor Tom Veblen's former students and postdocs titled "The effects of disturbance on Northern and Southern Hemisphere Forests. Recognizing and honoring the contributions of Thomas...

GIS graphic over cityscape

Angela Cunningham named TRELIS Fellow

Feb. 17, 2020

Angela Cunningham (PhD 2019) was been named one of 15 TRELIS Fellows for 2020 . Angela is currently affiliated with University of Luxembourg. As part of her Fellow status, she will attend a 3-day workshop in May 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TRELIS (Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM-Geospatial Sciences) is...

A male elk stands in a forest clearing

Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery

Feb. 13, 2020

Trees killed by bark beetles remain standing in the southern Rocky Mountains. (Credit: Robert Andrus) Two words, and a tiny little creature, strike fear in the hearts of many Colorado outdoor enthusiasts: bark beetle. But new research from CU Boulder reveals that even simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks are not a...

Kyle Rodman on Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Experience

Kyle Rodman and Tom Veblen's work is featured in the Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Experience episode "Forests of Change"

Jan. 31, 2020

Humans have had a relationship with forests for eons. But today, Colorado’s forests are changing, potentially altering this intrinsic connection. Follow scientists and historians as they work to understand this transformation. Decipher tree rings, analyze aerial imagery, and learn of Colorado’s long history to unroot the causes and consequences of...

Babs Buttenfield photo portrait

Babs Buttenfield: Technology changing how people use maps, how they're created

Jan. 13, 2020

Babs Buttenfield was interviewed for a Channel 7 (Denver 7) TV News spot about how technology has changed how people use maps. Posted: 4:45 PM, Jan 03, 2020, Updated: 4:58 PM, Jan 03, 2020, By: Chloe Nordquist, Channel 7 News, Denver Maps have changed over the years and so has...

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