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Monica Rother Accepts Assistant Professorship at UNCW

Feb. 27, 2018

Monica Rother (PhD 2015) is accepting a tenure-track assistant professor position in Environmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington . Monica is a forest ecologist with expertise in biogeography, disturbance ecology, global change ecology, and fire history. Her dissertation work addressed spatial and temporal patterns of post-fire conifer...

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CAS Wins Major Grant from Henry Luce Foundation

Feb. 14, 2018

Center for Asian Studies wins three-year grant from Henry Luce Foundation to conduct trans-Pacific studies in ‘lively research field’ (article by Clint Talbot) As the United States steps back from international development, China is launching huge infrastructure projects as a way to broaden its global influence. For scholars at the...

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Mehran Ghandehari awarded the 2017-2018 ASPRS Rocky Mountain Region Scholarship

Feb. 9, 2018

Doctoral student Mehran Ghandehari won the 2017-2018 ASPRS Rocky Mountain Region Scholarship. This award is granted by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing to support doctoral research on “Cross-Scale Analysis of Surface-Adjusted Measurements in Spatial Analysis”. His research incorporates terrain, slope, and curvature into GIS modeling computations, monitoring...

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Earth’s skin is an interdisciplinary laboratory

Jan. 20, 2018

Suzanne Anderson was quoted in Physics Today for a recent article titled, "Earth’s skin is an interdisciplinary laboratory" about critical zone research. Here are a few excerpts: In probing the life-supporting critical zone, researchers hope to protect it for future generations. Where does water go when it rains? How does...

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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Ken Erickson

Jan. 11, 2018

Professor Emeritus Ken Erickson , 83, passed away at his home in Lincoln City, Oregon, Dec. 22, 2017 surrounded by his family. By all accounts, Ken was an inspirational professor, with a calm character, teaching and inspiring 100’s of students in Cartography, GIS, and all fields of Geography. The KESDA...

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Interview with Tom Veblen, Distinguished Professor

Dec. 19, 2017

Tom (center) in New Zealand, 1979 I recently interviewed Tom Veblen to discuss being given the University’s highest faculty honor, Distinguished Professor , and learn more about Tom’s exceptional career. I came away with a strong appreciation for his life's work in forest ecology and environmental science. Our Fall 2017...

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2017 Geography Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 18, 2017

The 2017 Geography Fall Newsletter has been published and is available to view online now on the Newsletters page . Hardcopies will be available at the commencement ceremony and reception and in the main office. The online version includes navigation links from the table of contents on the cover page...

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New Geography Club Website Launched

Dec. 18, 2017

The Geography Club website recently launched. If you are interested in joining in on the fun, please check it out. From the website: The CU-Boulder Geography Club provides a place for undergraduate and graduate students to connect by fostering interest, discussion, and increased knowledge about the world around them. We...

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Jennifer Balch Named RIO Faculty Fellow

Dec. 8, 2017

Geography professor Jennifer Balch has been named a RIO Faculty Fellow. The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) Faculty Fellows Program is a campus-wide research and creative works leadership program that supports rising CU Boulder faculty interested in furthering their leadership skills to achieve maximum impact within and beyond the campus...

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Tom Veblen Named Distinguished Professor

Nov. 17, 2017

The Department of Geography is very proud to announce Professor of Geography Tom Veblen has been named a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor by the Board of Regents. University of Colorado President Bruce Benson notified Tom of this outstanding honor. From President Bruce Benson's letter to Professor Veblen: "You are...

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