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May 2019 Commencement Photos Available for Download

May 12, 2019

Congratulations to our new graduates! The commencement photos have been published. There is also a video of the commencement ceremony .

Ellen Considine

Geography Minor is Goldwater Scholarship Recipient

May 7, 2019

Two CU Boulder undergraduates who have demonstrated a strong potential to succeed as researchers in science, engineering and math have been named recipients of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship . Ellen Considine CU Boulder’s 2019–20 Goldwater Scholars are Ellen Considine, a junior from Boulder, Colorado, who is majoring in applied math...

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Alumni and Student Updates Spring 2019

May 1, 2019

Updates from Alumni: Gina Li (MA, 2019) In June 2019, Gina Li will be starting a job as a Geospatial Data Engineer at Descartes Labs in San Francisco, CA. Headquartered in Santa Fe, NM, Descartes Labs is a start-up founded by several top scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory in...

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Jennifer Fluri gathered evidence from war-torn (and joke-riddled) Afghanistan

April 29, 2019

“You can't laugh and be afraid at the same time. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid,” Stephen Colbert, TV talk show host It was July 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan, where tensions between locals and international armed forces were rising beyond a simmer, hovering in the hot air...

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Digital Globe Award Application Deadline May 6

April 24, 2019

Are you a junior or senior Geography major concentrating in GIScience, which includes GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, or Cartography ? Planning to pursue a career in one of these areas? You could win a $5,000 award. That’s right, five thousand dollars! Digital Globe Foundation Chuck Chaapel Memorial Award Award...

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American Association of Geographers 2019 Annual Meeting

April 19, 2019

The American Association of Geographers annual meeting was held April 3-7, 2019, in Washington, DC. The conference hosted nearly 8,500 geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other registrants from around the world sharing the very latest in research, policy, and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The featured themes of...

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SNOTERNS Internship

April 16, 2019

The Undergrad Snow Internship Program has been hosting undergraduates at the CU Mountain Research Station for over 20 years and includes alumni like Jen Morse and Noah Molotch , who help run the program today. The long-term data collected through this program has helped drive published papers due to the...

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Fall 2019 Course Posters and Schedule

April 12, 2019

Geography course enrollment is now open for Fall 2019! Many exciting 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 posters to get a flavor for what each class is about and check out...

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Summer 2019 Course Posters

March 15, 2019

Geography course enrollment is now open for Summer 2019! Exciting Geography courses are available to you: World Regional Geography 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...

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Arctic change has widespread impacts

March 7, 2019

As the Arctic warms faster than the rest of the globe, permafrost, land ice and sea ice are disappearing at unprecedented rates. And these changes not only affect the infrastructure, economies and cultures of the Arctic, they have significant impacts elsewhere as well — according to a commentary in Earth’s...