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Meet Julia Moriarty

Sept. 25, 2020

Learn a bit about Dr. Julia Moriarty, a new INSTAAR scientist and an Assistant Professor in ATOC who studies processes in the coastal oceans.

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New grant supports interdisciplinary research on ‘the critical zone’ and the future of Western water (CU Boulder Today)

Sept. 2, 2020

Three CU Boulder faculty, including INSTAARs Holly Barnard and Eve-Lyn Hinckley, are principal investigators on a new five-year, $6.9 million National Science Foundation grant to study the “critical zone”—from Earth’s bedrock to tree canopy top—in the American West.

Close up image of a section of ice core from the WAIS Divide, Antarctica.  Eli Duke, Flickr and WikiMedia.

White paper sets priorities for Antarctic ice coring

Aug. 14, 2020

Data from ice cores can show not only what Earth was like in prehistoric times, but how the mechanisms of climate work and how our climate may transform in the near future. INSTAAR research scientist Tyler Jones led an effort to synthesize ideas about the most meaningful, impactful questions that researchers might answer using ice cores from Antarctica. The result is a white paper that lays out priorities for ice core work in Antarctica for the next five to ten years.

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Protect Our Winters advocates for racial justice in climate fight (Powder)

July 24, 2020

Minority, tribal, and indigenous people are the most vulnerable to climate change. INSTAAR Keith Musselman is quoted in this Powder Magazine story.

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A message for our International Students from CIRES, INSTAAR, Geology leadership

July 13, 2020

Statement in support of international students and against the recent ICE guidance barring students from the U.S. who take online-only classes.

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INSTAAR statement on systemic racism

June 19, 2020

We recognize that Black Lives Matter and stand with the protesters demonstrating against injustice. We are also reckoning with the overdue realization that we are part of the same systems that led to that violence. We commit to doing our part to dismantle implicit, systemic racism in our own spaces and list specific actions we will take within INSTAAR.

Cassandra Brooks smiles as audience members participate in a question she asked during her speech on March 9, 2020. Photo by Kara Wagenknecht, CU Independent.

Homeward Bound alumni speaks on gender issues in Antarctica (CU Independent)

March 10, 2020

Cassandra Brooks spoke to students and community members Monday night in the CU History Museum on her experience leading Homeward Bound, a global women’s leadership initiative in the Antarctic.

Cassandra Brooks in the snowy landscape of Antarctica.

CU researchers were part of the largest ever all-women expedition to Antarctica (9News)

Dec. 16, 2019

University of Colorado's Cassandra Brooks was one of 111 total women, 2 from CU, who went to the "global commons" of Antarctica in an all-women expedition. She wants more women to do the same. (Video.)

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An interview with Dr. Cassandra Brooks (Nature Climate Change)

June 20, 2019

Cassandra Brooks talks about her research interests, passion for Antarctica, and commitment to science communication and policy with Nature Climate Change.