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John O'Loughlin: Will Russia recognize the independence of two eastern Ukraine republics? Here’s what people there think.

Feb. 18, 2022

Those who live in the Donbas region care more about bread-and-butter issues, our latest surveys reveal. At the heart of the current Russia-Ukraine crisis is the long-standing conflict in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, divided since 2014 into separate territories controlled by the Ukrainian government and by Russian-backed separatists...

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GIS Colorado 2022 Scholarship Announcement

Feb. 11, 2022

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree or a certificate program with GIS as a major or minor emphasis of study? Do you exhibit academic excellence in the geospatial technologies fields: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), or related disciplines? GIS Colorado...

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John O'Loughlin: As tensions in Ukraine increase, researcher worries for its people

Jan. 28, 2022

This week, the Pentagon announced that it was placing roughly 8,500 U.S. troops on “heightened alert”—a step toward potentially deploying them to friendly European nations near the Russian border. The move is the latest escalation surrounding Ukraine, an Eastern Europe nation home to about 44 million people. Late last year,...

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Professor John O'Loughlin: Ukrainians in our survey weren’t enthusiastic about NATO exercises close to Russia

Jan. 21, 2022

The Kremlin’s defense strategy depends on keeping a buffer between the Russian heartland and Europe Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States and NATO against encroaching in Russia’s backyard. Specific Russian concerns include Western support to the Ukrainian government that involves military training , procurement , exercises, infrastructure...

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Fall 2021 Newsletter Published

Dec. 15, 2021

The 2021 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing! If you would like to contribute to the next newsletter, please contact Jeff Nicholson . If you are an alumnus, please fill out the Alumni Update form . The newsletter contains department news, alumni updates, and articles by...

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Spring 2022 Course Announcements

Dec. 1, 2021

Spring 2022: Many great Geography courses are available to you from our areas of focus: General Geography Physical Geography Environment-Society Human Geography Geographic Information Science (GIS) Review the course announcements to get a flavor for what each class is about and check out the Spring 2022 course schedule !

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Katie Tyler Wins GIS in the Rockies Competition

Sept. 23, 2021

Katie Tyler won a GIS in the Rockies (GISITR) competition for the most promising graduate student enrolled in a university or college in the Rocky Mountain region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico) for a portion of her Masters thesis research "Systematic Criteria Selection for Suitability...

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Jennifer Fluri: Reflections on Gender and Development in Afghanistan 2001-2021

Afghanistan garnered a significant share of media attention when the Taliban took control of the capital city, Kabul. This attention continued during the subsequent chaotic and disorganized US-led evacuation of American citizens and some but not all Afghan allies. As someone who has been researching gender, economic development, conflict, and...

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Katarena Matos Awarded ARCS Scholarship

Sept. 9, 2021

We are pleased to announce Katarena Matos has been awarded an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Inc scholarship. Katarena is a PhD student of Geography. ARCS Foundation, Inc. is a national organization dedicated to supporting the best and brightest United States graduate and undergraduate scholars by providing financial...

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Katherine Lininger awarded NSF grant to investigate floodplain processes

Aug. 24, 2021

Professor Katherine Lininger received a $407,205 award from the National Science Foundation titled, " Floodplain ecogeomorphic processes: interactions between floodplain forest characteristics, wood accumulations, and hydrogeomorphology ”. Lininger’s collaborators on the project include Dr. Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Jeff Marr at the St. Anthony Falls...