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Summer & Fall 2020 Course Announcements

June 9, 2020

Exciting Geography courses are available to you for Summer 2020: Mountain Geography Introduction to Global Public Health Migration, Immigrant Adaptation, and Development GIS in the Social and Natural Sciences Review the course posters to get a flavor for what each class is about and check out the Summer 2020 course...

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Spring 2020 Commencement Messages

June 8, 2020

Stefan Leyk

Stefan Leyk: New CU Boulder research provides ‘unprecedented’ opportunity to study history and evolution of human land-use and development in the United States

June 6, 2020

The U.S. population has grown 40-fold since 1800 and yet little is known about precisely how or why it’s grown the way it has. New research from the University of Colorado Boulder, though, provides the most comprehensive look yet. This new research, out today in Science Advances , draws a...

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Sarah Tynen: A first-hand account of China’s drive to detain Uighurs

May 23, 2020

'I still have nightmares about it ... I lost a lot of friends who I’ll probably never see again. I don’t even know if they’re alive or dead.' Sarah Tynen still remembers a near miss from her days as a young graduate student doing research in the city of Urumqi,...

Xiaoling Chen

Xiaoling Chen's Article Published

May 23, 2020

Spaces of care and resistance in China: public engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the approach of the Chinese government remains under the spotlight, obscuring the complex landscape of responses to the outbreak within the country. Drawing upon the author’s social media experiences as...

Andrew Nuss

Andrew Nuss Awarded UROP Grant

April 18, 2020

Congratulations to CU Geography undergraduate Andrew Nuss! He was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Individual Grant for the 2020-21 Academic Year term to work on the project “Nationalism and Self-Determination: A Geographic Analysis of Kurdish Communities in Southern Turkey” under the mentorship of Azita Ranjbar . Andrew will...

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...

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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...