Alumnus Yönten Nyima and Professor Emily Yeh Cited in Articles on Tibetan Grasslands

Jan. 26, 2016

University of Colorado alumnus Yönten Nyima (PhD in Geography, 2012) and Professor Emily Yeh were cited in two recent articles in Nature and on the rapidly changing status of nomadism in the grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau. The articles were written following author Jane Qiu's 4700km trek from Xinning... Read more »

“Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi”

Jan. 14, 2016

"Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi", co-translated by PhD Candidate Ian Rowen and Professor and Chair Emily Yeh , has been published by Lexington Books (Rowman and Littlefield). Originally written in Chinese journalist Liu Jianqiang, "this book weaves together the life stories of five extraordinary contemporary Tibetans involved... Read more »

Mountains west of Boulder continue to lose ice as climate warms

Jan. 14, 2016

New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder indicates an ongoing loss of ice on Niwot Ridge and the adjacent Green Lakes Valley in the high mountains west of Boulder is likely to progress as the climate continues to warm. The study area encompasses the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological... Read more »

Colorado high peaks losing glaciers as climate warms

Jan. 12, 2016

Melting of ice on Niwot Ridge and the adjacent Green Lakes Valley in the high mountains west of Boulder, Colorado, is likely to progress as climate continues to warm, scientists have found. They report their results in a special issue of the journal Plant Ecology and Diversity. The study area... Read more »

Emily Yeh quoted in The Economist

Dec. 22, 2015

Emily Yeh was quoted in an article in The Economist magazine titled "The Emperor's Mighty Brother" about the caterpillar fungus and how demand for an aphrodisiac has brought unprecedented wealth to rural Tibet—and trouble in its wake. See more at The Economist >Read more »

Yang Yang awarded a Jean Bovard Sanville Graduate Fellowship in the Social Sciences

Dec. 19, 2015

Yang Yang has been awarded an inaugural Jean Bovard Sanville Graduate Fellowship in the Social Sciences for her dissertation research on the changing nature of Islamic urban space in China.Read more »

Profs find few benefits, some harm in “voluntourism”

Dec. 5, 2015

Before the early years of the 21st century, the idea of combining a vacation with volunteering was unknown to most Americans. A decade and a half later, more than a million and a half people spend nearly $2 billion every year to participate in the global trend called “voluntourism.” What’s... Read more »

The Río Marañón is Moving: Dam Construction in a Volatile Landscape

Dec. 1, 2015

On a tight curve on a dirt road, rock fall spat off the top of the 30-foot bank, pelting the road. By the looks of the piles of debris in the carriageway, it had been doing this for hours. Rockslides seemed to be a normal occurrence along the road to... Read more »

Geography prof left lifelong impression on students

Nov. 18, 2015

In 1952, Albert W. Smith joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder and became the first chair of the Department of Geography—after geography and geology split into two departments. He served as a professor until his retirement in 1983. Professor Emeritus Smith touched the lives of many students... Read more »

A Talk by Dr. Jennifer Fluri

Oct. 22, 2015

The College of Arts And Sciences Honors Program Speaker Series Presents “We are here for the Women”: Afghanistan, Time-Space, Gender and Scales of Violence A talk by Dr. Jennifer Fluri, Associate Professor of Geography Tuesday, November 3 in HLMS 241 Lecture begins at 6:30 PM. Pizza served at 6:00 PM... Read more »