Jennifer Dinaburg Awarded Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship

April 28, 2010

Jenn Dinaburg has been awarded a US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship for 2010-2011. Dinaburg studies Tibetan medicinal plant management in China. She investigates how the transition from socialist governance to increasing market logics in medicinal plant management is changing the social relations of pharmaceutical...

Emily Yeh Using ARRA Funding to Study Environmentalism in China and Tibet

April 27, 2010

Emily Yeh's NSF CAREER project on environmentalism in China and Tibet is featured as a "research story" on CU's ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funding site, Yeh will apply $490,000 in ARRA funding to a research project that will focus on the emergence of environmentalism in China and Tibet...

Ted Holland wins Dissertation Enhancement Award

April 15, 2010

Ted Holland won the Russian, Central Eurasian and East European Specialty Group's Dissertation Enhancement Award at the annual AAG meetings in Washington DC. Ted's dissertation is titled "Geography and Identity in Russia's Buddhist Republics." See Association of American Geographers for more information.

Geography grads sweep specialty group paper awards

April 15, 2010

Natalie Koch and Grant Garstka swept the Russian, Central Eurasian and East European Specialty Group's Best Student Paper Award at the annual AAG meetings in Washington, DC. First prize went to Natalie's paper, titled "The Monumental and the Miniature: Imagining 'Modernity' in Astana," and Second went to Grant's paper, titled...

Professor John O’Loughlin has spent years studying the aftermath of two war-torn regions

April 14, 2010

Professor John O'Loughlin has spent years studying the aftermath of two war-torn regions: Bosnia and the North Caucasus. He finds geographically varying levels of environmental destruction, forgiveness and repatriation, along with disparate prospects for peace. See more at Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine >

Elisabeth Root wins Innovative Seed Grant

April 13, 2010

Elisabeth Root has been awarded an Innovative Seed Grant for her project "Children on the move? Childhood residential mobility and the effects of neighborhood on child well-being." Co-PI on the $40,000 award is Stefanie Mollborn of Sociology and IBS. The project will seek to understand how children's neighborhoods change over...

Emily Yeh promoted to Associate Professor with tenure

April 13, 2010

Congratulations Emily! Yeh's work spans many topics including critical nature/society geography, political ecology, identity, Tibet and China.

Waleed Abdalati receives NASA funding to study polar ice sheets and sea level rise

April 12, 2010

Waleed Abdalati was selected for funding under NASA's Interdisciplinary Science solicitatation. Dr. Abdalati and colleagues from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Sigma Space Corporation will examine data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission, Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) mission, and airborne laser altimetry surveys...

Adam Williams wins FLAS Fellowships

April 2, 2010

Adam Williams has been awarded Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships from the Center for Asian Studies for Summer 2010 and for the 2010-11 academic year. He will be studying Chinese language in preparation for his PhD fieldwork on the geography of waste in Shanghai. See Center for Asian Studies...

Amelia Schubert wins FLAS Fellowship

April 2, 2010

Amelia Schubert has been awarded a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship from the Center for Asian Studies for Summer 2010. She'll be studying Korean language at Ewha Women's University in Seoul. She will also be spending part of the summer conducting surveys of "mail-order brides" who have come to South...