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2017


Position Opening: Earth Analytics Education Program Manager, Grand Challenge Earth Lab

February 13, 2017 - The Earth Analytics Education Program Manager will support the Education Program Director in developing a robust computationally intensive earth...

Position Opening: Remote Sensing Specialist, Grand Challenge Earth Lab

February 08, 2017 - The Remote Sensing Specialist will provide expertise in satellite and/or aerial imagery and other remotely sensed data sources to accelerate the...

Fall 2016 Geography Commencement Photos

January 06, 2017 - Congratulations Grads! See the Commencement photos at this link and on Facebook!

2016


Statement by the Faculty

November 29, 2016 - Geography is a holistic and interdisciplinary field, which brings together students and educators from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences,...

Postition Opening Instructor: Human Geography of Southeast Asia

November 23, 2016 - The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure track full-time instructor position in Human...

Position Opening: Instructor in GIS and Spatial Analysis

November 23, 2016 - The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time instructor position in Geographic Information...

In Memoriam: Andrew Slater

October 03, 2016 - The Geography department lost a distinguished friend, colleague and alumnus with the passing of Andrew Slater. [Boulder Daily...

Spring 2016 Newsletter Now Online

April 20, 2016 - Read the CU Geography Spring 2016 Newsletter featuring updates from department faculty, students, and alumni. The Faculty Spotlight is on Peter...

Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

February 18, 2016 - Mark Serreze interviewed for article in [The Washington...

Prof finds reasons for climate hope

February 17, 2016 - When Peter Blanken flew to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, he had somewhat low expectations. “Going into...

“Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi”

January 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...

2015


Emily Yeh quoted in The Economist

December 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...

Geography prof left lifelong impression on students

November 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...

Abdalati to co-lead high-profile effort to set nation’s satellite science agenda

September 04, 2015 - Waleed Abdalati will co-chair a prestigious national committee charged with developing U.S. priorities for observing Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and...

Mark Williams Interviewed on the Mine Spill into the Animas River

August 10, 2015 - [KUSA, Channel 9 News Interview with...

An Interview with Emily Yeh

June 17, 2015 - Emily T. Yeh's Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development (Cornell University Press, 2013) is an award-winning...

Water Well Testing In The North Fork Valley

June 10, 2015 - CPR interview regarding the recent groundwater sampling campaign that was incorporated into the summer 2015 Hydrologic Field Methods course taught by...

PHOTOS: Geography Department Commencement, May 2015

May 27, 2015 - **Congratulations to the Class of 2015!** The Geography Department commencement ceremony was held at the UMC in the Glenn Miller Ballroom in front...

Taking the Long View on Recovery in Nepal

May 03, 2015 - Galen Murton's guest commentary published in The Denver Post. [Read commentary.](http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_28023254/long-view-nepal)

Secor Named First Sheikh Islamic Studies Professor at University of Kentucky

April 27, 2015 - Anna Secor (Ph.D. 2000; MA 1996) professor of geography, social theory, and gender and women’s studies at the University of Kentucky College of...

Ian Rowen publishes article in the BBC Chinese

March 26, 2015 - Ian writes about the political impacts of Chinese tourism to Taiwan and Hong Kong. [BBC article in...

Ian Rowen interviewed about Asian social movements in New Bloom

March 26, 2015 - Ian compares and contrasts spatial organization, tactics, and daily life in the Hong Kong Umbrella and Taiwan Sunflower Movements. [New Bloom...

Ian Rowen publishes article in Anthropology News

March 26, 2015 - Ian's piece discusses researcher risk and positionality in the context of his participant-observation of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella...

Ian Rowen quoted by the BBC about the backlash against Chinese tourists

March 18, 2015 - Ian Rowen quoted by the BBC about the backlash against Chinese tourists [Read BBC article](http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31928761)

Spruce bark beetle outbreaks hurt squirrel populations

March 18, 2015 - Bryan Hankinson, a fall 2014 CU-Boulder student who graduated magna cum laude in Geography, developed his honors thesis by investigating the...

John O’Loughlin interviewed on CBC Radio

March 17, 2015 - One year after Russia's Vladimir Putin pulled Crimea back under the purview of his government, polling data shows the majority of ethnic Ukrainians...

Weaponizing Maps: Indigenous Peoples and Counterinsurgency in the Americas

March 16, 2015 - Joe Bryan's book [Weaponizing Maps: Indigenous Peoples and Counterinsurgency in the...

The Crimean conundrum

March 03, 2015 - One year since Crimea was annexed by Russia, polling reveals that (with the notable exception of the Tatars) the new order enjoys legitimacy among...

Ian Rowen publishes article in The Journal of Asian Studies

March 01, 2015 - Ian Rowen's article, "Inside Taiwan's Sunflower Movement: Twenty-Four Days in a Student-Occupied Parliament, and the Future of the Region", has been...

Russian and Ukrainian TV viewers live on different planets

February 26, 2015 - The downing of Malaysian Airlines (MH) Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in the summer of 2014 was a horrific crime. Innocent travelers from 10...

John O’Loughlin Interviewed for Russian-language TV

February 16, 2015 - John O'Loughlin was interviewed in a Russian - language TV report on a talk he and his colleague, Gerard Toal (a former student of Johno's from...

Julia Hicks Named Lead Graduate Teacher

February 06, 2015 - Julia will serve as the Lead Graduate Teacher for the Department of Geography for the 2015-16 academic year.

How popular are Putin and Obama in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine?

January 22, 2015 - It is well known that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine, annexing Crimea in March 2004, and sponsoring rebels thereafter in...

2014


In Memoriam: Paul Talbot

December 06, 2014 - The Department of Geography mourns the death of Paul Talbot, a former graduate student who received his PhD in 2004. Paul died on December 6th, 2014...

Ian Rowen writes article for Occupy.com

December 03, 2014 - Read Ian Rowen's article ["Umbrella politics: What American Movements Can Learn from the Hong Kong...

CU ranks number 2 in Geosciences, including climatology and all other aspects of physical geography

November 16, 2014 - University of Colorado Boulder is ranked #2 among the top universities for Geosciences. [US News and World...

Ian Rowen writes commentary for the Guardian

November 12, 2014 - Read Ian Rowen's commentary ["Hong Kong Umbrella protests are here to...

Ian Rowen writes article for Thinking Taiwan

November 12, 2014 - Read Ian Rowen's article ["In Search of Sunflower Seeds in Hong Kong"](http://thinking-taiwan.com/in-search-of-sunflower-seeds-in-hong-kong/)

Ian Rowen quoted in El Mundo

October 11, 2014 - Ian was quoted in an El Mundo article regarding Taiwanese student activism. [Read article in...

Adam Levy Receives Fulbright Award

October 03, 2014 - Adam is among four University of Colorado Boulder faculty and staff who received Fulbright Scholar grants to pursue research, teaching and training...

Ian Rowen writes article for Thinking Taiwan

October 02, 2014 - Ian's article is an eyewitness comparison of Hong Kong and Taiwanese student protests. [Read...

Testing the Water

September 15, 2014 - Mark Williams interviewed on [KGNU Science Show](http://howonearthradio.org/archives/4259).

Mark Williams Quoted in Inside Energy

September 12, 2014 - For people who live in close proximity to this country's current oil and gas boom, are there health risks? It’s a question people are asking from...

Joel Correia Named Lead Graduate Teacher

August 01, 2014 - Joel ill serve as the Lead Graduate Teacher for the Department of Geography for the 2014-15 academic year.

Suzanne Anderson invited speaker at Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface

May 19, 2014 - Suzanne is an invited speaker at [Geochemistry of the Earth's Surface (GES-10)](http://ges10.web-events.net/) in Paris in August 2014. ORGANIZED...

PHOTOS: Geography Department Commencement, May 9, 2014

May 09, 2014 - Congratulations to the Class of 2014! The Geography Department commencement ceremony was held at the UMC in the Glenn Miller Ballroom in front of a...

Suzanne Anderson Interviewed about potential landsliding from September 2013 Storm

April 13, 2014 - Suzanne interviewed on KGNU Independent Community radio [Listen to interview](http://www.kgnu.org/flood/4/13/2014)

Ian Rowen quoted in The Guardian

April 08, 2014 - Ian was quoted in The Guardian about the historic Taiwan protests. Read article [Taiwan protesters to end occupation of...

Ian Rowen writes article about the student movement in Taiwan

April 02, 2014 - Regarding the ongoing student movement afoot in Taiwan, Ian published this comprehensive insider report as a participant-observer from day one....

2013


Babs Buttenfield speaks at GIS Day Symposium

November 20, 2013 - Babs Buttenfield was an academic plenary speaker for 12th Annual GIS Day Symposium at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The topical theme for...

Jeffrey Caston Receives Study Abroad Student of the Year Award

November 14, 2013 - The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to honor CU's Global Citizens for their outstanding contributions to international...

Climate contrarians are more celebrity than scientist

November 08, 2013 - Max Boykoff referenced in a...

Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development

November 05, 2013 - Emily Yeh's book, [Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese...

Babs Buttenfield highlighted in new book Map Worlds: A History of Women in Cartography

October 03, 2013 - Author Will van den Hoonaard is a sociologist who develops themes revolving around the question of how the culture and social dynamics of cartography...

Ian Rowen quoted in NY Times article

August 13, 2013 - "From Outsiders to Innkeepers in China’s Sleepy Countryside" [Read New York Times...

Waleed Abdalati named new director of CIRES

July 02, 2013 - Waleed Abdalati has been named the new director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES, a joint institute of...

CU-Boulder Video Production Gets Emmy Nod

June 19, 2013 - “Water: A Zero Sum Game” has been nominated by the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for an Emmy...

Complexity of climate change leads assistant professor around the world

May 16, 2013 - Adjunct Assistant Professor Max Boykoff featured in (CUConnections)[http://connections.cu.edu/news/five-questions-for-max-boykoff/].

Barbara Buttenfield Elected Fellow of UCGIS

May 02, 2013 - The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) elected Barbara "babs" Buttenfield a UCGIS Fellow. According to UCGIS, her...

Recent graduate Kristin Nowakowski talks about “cracks” in green hotel certification

April 22, 2013 - Kristen Nowakowski was studying in Costa Rica when she heard rumors that a nearby “sustainable” hotel was not practicing what its web...

Skiing for science: Undergraduates take critical snowpack measurements in the high mountains

March 22, 2013 - Mark Williams' snow internship program featured in CU Boulder Communications. [Read...

The New Cartographers

March 21, 2013 - Seth Spielman featured in Science magazine. "Twenty years ago, a driver lost at night would pull his car over, take out a paper map bought at a...

Shrinking Snow Means Steep Slide for Ski Industry

February 27, 2013 - Winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling all rely on long, snowy winters for a profitable season. But climate change is creating...

Babs Buttenfield a member of NRC panel on the current and future workforce in geospatial fields

February 18, 2013 - The National Academies Press recently released a report about the future geospatial workforce, commissioned by the National Geospatial-Intelligence...

Preston Cumming Accepts Post-Doc Position

January 30, 2013 - Preston has accepted a Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellow Position beginning September of 2013 through the University of British Columbia Vancouver's...

2012


Ken Foote invited to write editorial about Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

December 21, 2012 - "You are not alone" was a central theme of this week's memorial services in Newtown. The meaning of the message is twofold: that all the victims of...

International student gives and gets through involvement

November 13, 2012 - When Funmi Oyatogun came to CU-Boulder from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, she vowed to take advantage of as many opportunities for study, research, social...

CU Geography Ranks High in Study of Doctoral Graduate Placements

October 26, 2012 - A 50-year study, 1960-2010 by Xingjian Liu and F. Benjamin Zhan published in *The Professional Geographer*, ranks CU Geography 3rd in the placement...

Alumnus Michael Brown Receives George Norlin Award

October 02, 2012 - Michael Brown (Geog’90) will be honored with the CU-Boulder Alumni Associations prestigious George Norlin Award, which recognizes outstanding...

A Geography Major Finds Her Way

October 02, 2012 - Excited as she was about being at CU-Boulder, Melanie Ferraro’s freshman year got off to a rocky start. Ferraro was eventually able to find...

Tania Schoennagel Featured in CU Connections

July 05, 2012 - [Five Questions for Tania Schoennagel](http://connections.cu.edu/news/five-questions-for-tania-schoennagel/)

Amy Zader a New Faculty Fellow at Rutgers

June 01, 2012 - The American Council of Learned Societies' New Faculty Fellows program allows recent doctorates in the humanities to take up two-year positions at...

In Memoriam: Jenn Dinaburg 1980-2012

April 27, 2012 - With great sadness, the Department of Geography announces that doctoral student Jennifer Sarah Dinaburg passed away on April 26, 2012 at the age of...

2011


CU Boulder Geography Wins Regional Geography Bowl

October 10, 2011 - CU Boulder's team (Ted Holland, Alana Wilson, Ian Rowen, Sam Smith, Mark Stover, and Preston Cumming) WON the Regional Geography Bowl at this years...

2010


Monica T. Rother begins work as a graduate student researcher for the NSF wildFIRE PIRE project

September 01, 2010 - Monica T. Rother begins work as a graduate student researcher for the NSF wildFIRE PIRE project

Emily Yeh promoted to Associate Professor with tenure

April 13, 2010 - Congratulations Emily! Yeh's work spans many topics including critical nature/society geography, political ecology, identity, Tibet and China.

2009


In Memoriam: Gary Gaile 1945-2009

February 13, 2009 - With great sadness, the Department of Geography announces that Professor Gary Gaile passed away on February 13th, 2009 at the age of 63. He died...