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Former CU Geography professor Konrad Steffen passes away in Greenland

Aug. 11, 2020

Konrad Steffen , former CU Geography Professor and Director of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), has died following an accident in Greenland this past weekend. With Koni Steffen's death, the ETH Domain has lost an extremely prominent researcher who was also a uniquely kind...

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CU Boulder Geography Ranked #1 in the U.S.

July 23, 2020

The Academic Ranking of World Universities by ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 has rated the University of Colorado at Boulder's Geography Department #1 in the U.S. and #13 in the world. "The University of Colorado Boulder is the major research university in the Rocky Mountain region of the...

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100 degrees in Siberia. 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

July 7, 2020

This Arctic heat wave has been unusually long-lived. The darkest reds on this map of the Arctic are areas that were more than 14 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the spring of 2020 compared to the recent 15-year average. Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures...

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2020 Spring Newsletter Published

June 21, 2020

The 2020 Spring Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is filled with department news, alumni updates, and articles by faculty and students. Contents: Message from the Department Chair, pg 2 ​Mara Goldman: Reaction to Coronavirus, pg 3 Page Hartwell: An Undergraduate's Perspective on COVID-19, pg...

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Colleen Reid: Emerging Scholar Award

June 21, 2020

Professor Colleen Reid was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award from the Health and Medical Geography Section of the American Association of Geographers. Normally this is announced in person at the AAG meeting in April, but since the convention was cancelled this year, it was handled differently. For more information about...

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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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Geography Department Condemnation of Racist Police Violence

June 8, 2020

The Geography Department at the University of Colorado Boulder condemns racist police brutality and the use of excessive force, including the documented cases occurring during peaceful demonstrations precisely to protest police violence. We are saddened and outraged by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade,...

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Spring 2020 Commencement Messages

June 8, 2020

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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,...