Tim Oakes

Profs win support to study China’s infrastructure, West African theater

May 31, 2023

Fulbright Global Scholar Awards will enable Tim Oakes of geography and Brian Valente-Quinn of French to spend up to a year in travel, study, research and teaching Tim Oakes and Brian Valente-Quinn have won Fulbright Global Scholar Awards for 2023-24, allowing them to spend up to a year abroad to...

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Tim Oakes Wins 2023-24 Fulbright Global Scholar Award

April 25, 2023

Tim Oakes won a 2023-24 Fulbright Global Scholar award for his project “The hinterlands of global China: infrastructures of life beyond the urban”. This is a collaborative project with scholars in Oslo and in Singapore to develop a theoretical foundation and a new research agenda for interpreting critically China’s deepening...

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Tim Oakes Awarded AAG China Geography Specialty Group’s Outstanding Service Award

March 22, 2023

Tim Oakes is the 2023 recipient of the AAG China Geography Specialty Group’s Outstanding Service Award. The award will be presented at the group’s business meeting on Saturday, 3/25/23 in Denver at the AAG conference.

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Tim Oakes: Leading Multiple Workshops, Research Grants and Public Outreach

Tim Oakes , Professor of Geography, is interim faculty director at the Center for Asian Studies which was awarded a $2.2 million grant from the US Department of Education’s Title VI program. He told 9News : “One of the missions of CAS is to make Asia as accessible as possible...

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Center for Asian Studies wins $2.2 million to help ‘make Asia accessible’ for Coloradans

Aug. 24, 2022

Funding from U.S. Department of Education helps center realize its mission in ‘fundamental and transformative ways,’ interim director says The Center for Asian Studies has won $2.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support its role as a National Resource Center in Asian Studies and to...

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Tim Oakes Wins Outstanding Mentor Award

April 27, 2022

The Graduate School is pleased to recognize 18 dedicated faculty members who received this year’s outstanding faculty mentor awards. The nomination materials showcased their many contributions in mentoring graduate students and supporting the mission of graduate education. We appreciate their service and offer our heartfelt congratulations.

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China Made: Asian Infastructures and the ‘China Model’ of Development

April 28, 2019

中国制造 : 亚洲基础设施和 “ 中国模式 ” 发展 . After experiencing episodic but rather deep economic and political crises in the three decades following the 1949 Communist Revolution, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has experienced very dramatic economic expansion over the last fifty years, and especially since the turn of...

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CAS Wins Major Grant from Henry Luce Foundation

Feb. 14, 2018

Center for Asian Studies wins three-year grant from Henry Luce Foundation to conduct trans-Pacific studies in ‘lively research field’ (article by Clint Talbot) As the United States steps back from international development, China is launching huge infrastructure projects as a way to broaden its global influence. For scholars at the...

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...

Tim Oakes awarded Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship

Oct. 24, 2013

The Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship is awarded by the National University of Singapore to fund a brief period of work as a visiting fellow at NUS. Tim will be in Singapore in January, 2014, to work with geographers on developing new projects on the transformation of urban spaces and on...