Guofeng Cao

Introducing Guofeng Cao

I am a geographic information scientist with broad training in geography, statistics, computer science and earth sciences. Prior to joining CU, I spent several years teaching in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University where I also served as the director of the Center for Geospatial Technology. I have...

Holly Barnard

Geography Department Selected as AGU Bridge Partner

Dec. 2, 2020

Holly Barnard Professor Holly Barnard was notified the Geography department has been selected to join the AGU Bridge Program as an AGU Bridge Partner. The AGU Bridge Program partners with academic institutions across the country to recruit and retain underrepresented students who are applying to geoscience graduate schools. This means...

Rachel Chai

Rachel Chai Wins Part-Time Instructor Award

Nov. 3, 2020

Rachel Chai has been selected as a recipient of a Fall 2020 Graduate Part Time Instructor Appreciation Award . The Geography department nominated her for this award in recognition of how she has risen to the challenges presented by teaching during the pandemic. Rachel is a PhD student of Geography...

Kate Carlson

Kate Carlson awarded scholarship by GIS in the Rockies

Oct. 9, 2020

Kate Carlson (2nd year MA grad student) was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by GIS in the Rockies, the Rocky Mountain West region's premier organization of geospatial professionals in agency and industry in the eight-state region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). The scholarship is highly competitive...

Polar bear on ice in the Arctic

Arctic Climate, Environment & Geographies of a Changing North from University of Colorado Boulder is live

Oct. 2, 2020

Sharpen Your Knowledge of the Changing Arctic. Master your knowledge of the Arctic, the rapid changes taking place, and their connections with Northern peoples, economies and geopolitics with this Coursera Online Training . There are three courses in the specialization: The Arctic as a System The Changing Arctic, Past Present...

Guggenheim Building

Statement on the Benson Center

Sept. 11, 2020

The Department of Geography is firmly committed to the First Amendment right to free speech – the right of individuals and the press to speak freely without state censorship or punishment. The Department also strongly supports academic freedom, which is distinct from free speech. The purpose of academic freedom is...

Holly Barnard

Professors Holly Barnard and Katherine Lininger Principal Investigators on $6.9M Grant

Sept. 8, 2020

Holly Barnard Geography professor Holly Barnard is the Principle Investigator and Geography Assistant Professor Katherine Lininger , with Eve-Lyn Hinckley, are the Co-Principle Investigators on a new 5-year $6.9M NSF grant to study the Critical Zone in the American West. Up to now, Critical Zone Observatories have done a lot...

Kevin Mason

Kevin Mason receives GPSG Top TA Award

Sept. 8, 2020

Kevin Mason received the GPSG Top TA award for 2019-2020 by the Graduate Teaching Excellence Award. This competitive award recognizes the teaching-related work of graduate students inside the classroom and beyond. Congratulations Kevin! More info >>

Fall 2020 Graduate Students Group Photo - Left to Right: David Bachrach, Jessica Voveris, Taylor Johaneman, Andrew Eiswerth, Behzad Vahedi, Ethan Burns, Emma Reives, Kathryn Tyler, Eric Kennedy, Emma Loizeaux. Natasha Harvey, Fan Li, Viviana Huiliñir-Curio (inset)

Welcome 2020 Graduate Students!

Sept. 2, 2020

Fall 2020 Graduate Students Group Photo - Left to Right: David Bachrach, Jessica Voveris, Taylor Johaneman, Andrew Eiswerth, Behzad Vahedi, Ethan Burns, Emma Rieves, Kathryn Tyler, Eric Kennedy, Emma Loizeaux. Natasha Harvey, Fan Li and Viviana Huiliñir-Curio (insets) Name Advisor Degree Previous Degree From Interest Area David Bachrach Oakes PhD...

Scorched trees in forest

Tom Veblen: Forests scorched by wildfire unlikely to recover, may convert to grasslands

Aug. 27, 2020

With flames racing across hundreds of square miles throughout Colorado and California this summer and a warming climate projected to boost wildfire activity across the West, residents can’t help but wonder what our beloved forests will look like in a few decades. A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study offers...