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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,...

2015


Yang Yang awarded a Jean Bovard Sanville Graduate Fellowship in the Social Sciences

December 19, 2015 - Yang Yang has been awarded an inaugural Jean Bovard Sanville Graduate Fellowship in the Social Sciences for her dissertation research on the changing...

A Talk by Dr. Jennifer Fluri

October 22, 2015 - The College of Arts And Sciences Honors Program Speaker Series Presents **“We are here for the Women”: Afghanistan, Time-Space, Gender and Scales...

Launch of the New Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU

October 07, 2015 - The Geography Department is excited to announce the launch of the new Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU, an interdisciplinary hub for research,...

2013


Tim Oakes awarded Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship

October 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 Oakes awarded NSF grant

May 22, 2013 - Tim Oakes was awarded a $230,272 grant from the National Science Foundation for the project "“Re-ordering public space, governing urban...

2012


Adam Williams receives NSF DDRI grant

August 29, 2012 - Adam Williams has won a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant from the National Science Foundation for $16,000. Adam's research project -...

Tim Oakes appointed Director of Center for Asian Studies

May 07, 2012 - Tim Oakes will serve a four-year appointment as Director of the Center for Asian Studies beginning July, 2012. CAS was founded in 1998, and brings...

2011


Erich Mueller and Andrew Linke win Gilbert White Fellowships

April 30, 2011 - Erich Mueller and Andrew Linke have been selected as this year's recipients of the Department's Gilbert White Fellowship. The fellowship provides...

Three Geography grads win Kolff Fellowships

April 08, 2011 - Austin Cowley, Ian Rowen, and Amelia Schubert have been selected as this years recipients of the department's Adam Kolff Memorial Research...

Afton Clarke-Sather wins Graduate School Summer Fellowship

April 05, 2011 - Afton Clarke-Sather has been selected by the Graduate School for a Summer Fellowship, which includes a three-month stipend to support his...

Ian Rowen wins NSF IGERT grant for research in China

March 17, 2011 - Ian Rowen has won a grant from the University of Wisconsin, Madison's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program...

Ian Rowen wins Critical Language Scholarship in Indonesian

March 17, 2011 - Ian Rowen has won a scholarship to study Indonesian during Summer of 2011 at Universitas Negeri Malang in Malang, Indonesia through the Critical...

Amelia Schubert wins FLAS Fellowship

March 17, 2011 - Amelia Schubert has won a Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from the Center for Asian Studies for the 2011-12 academic year. The...

Michelle Stewart Receives a Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School’s STS Program

February 17, 2011 - Michelle will receive a non-stipendiary fellowship in the Harvard Kennedy School's [Program on Science, Technology and...

2010


Gamma Theta Upsilon wins trivia bowl

October 04, 2010 - Proving that there is no better discipline for 'Jeopardy' training, the Geography Department's GTU (Gamma Theta Upsilon) team won first place at the...

CU Geography is ranked 2nd in nation

September 28, 2010 - The Geography Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been ranked 2nd in the country in the latest release of doctoral program...

National Public Radio Interviews Ken Foote for Talk of the Nation

August 31, 2010 - Many consider ground zero a sacred place -- as well as the battlefield at Gettysburg, the Lincoln Memorial and the site of the Oklahoma City bombing,...

Tim Oakes quoted in Washington Post

June 29, 2010 - Tim Oakes was quoted in today's *Washington Post* in an article about China's western development campaign.

Connor Sheehan Receives IBS Grant

June 01, 2010 - Connor Sheehan is the recipient of a pilot project grant from the Institute of Behavioral Science to study the relationship between migration and...

Travis Klingberg Awarded Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship

April 28, 2010 - Travis Klingberg has been awarded a US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship for 2010-2011....

Jennifer Dinaburg Awarded Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship

April 28, 2010 - Jenn Dinaburg has been awarded a US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship for...

Ted Holland wins Dissertation Enhancement Award

April 15, 2010 - Ted Holland won the Russian, Central Eurasian and East European Specialty Group's Dissertation Enhancement Award at the annual AAG meetings in...

Geography grads sweep specialty group paper awards

April 15, 2010 - Natalie Koch and Grant Garstka swept the Russian, Central Eurasian and East European Specialty Group's Best Student Paper Award at the annual AAG...

Professor John O’Loughlin has spent years studying the aftermath of two war-torn regions

April 14, 2010 - Professor John O'Loughlin has spent years studying the aftermath of two war-torn regions: Bosnia and the North Caucasus. He finds geographically...

Elisabeth Root wins Innovative Seed Grant

April 13, 2010 - Elisabeth Root has been awarded an Innovative Seed Grant for her project "Children on the move? Childhood residential mobility and the effects of...

Adam Williams wins FLAS Fellowships

April 02, 2010 - Adam Williams has been awarded Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships from the Center for Asian Studies for Summer 2010 and for the 2010-11...

Amelia Schubert wins FLAS Fellowship

April 02, 2010 - Amelia Schubert has been awarded a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship from the Center for Asian Studies for Summer 2010. She'll be studying...

Tim Oakes awarded Chinese research exchange fellowship

April 01, 2010 - Tim Oakes has been awarded a "Seasonal Bird" research exchange fellowship for 180,000 yuan from the Guizhou Province Ministry of Education. Tim will...

Ken Foote Elected President of AAG

March 04, 2010 - Professor Ken Foote has been elected President of the Association of American Geographers for the 2010-11 academic year. Congratulations Ken!

Grant Garstka awarded an Advanced Language Fellowship, Summer 2010

March 01, 2010 - Grant was awarded an Advanced Language Fellowship from the American Council's Southeast European Language Training Program for Summer 2010.

Emily Yeh wins 2009 Leopold-Hidy Prize

February 23, 2010 - Emily Yeh won the 2009 Leopold-Hidy Prize from the journal *Environmental History* for best journal article of the year. Emily's winning paper,...

Associate Professor Elizabeth Dunn becomes immersed in the effects of war

February 23, 2010 - Elizabeth Dunn, CU-Boulder associate professor of geography and international affairs, put her Fulbright grant to a surprising, study-altering use....

Adam Williams Chosen as a Center for the Humanities and Arts Fellow for 2010-2011 ‘China’ seminar

February 01, 2010 - I'm honored to have been selected to participate in CU's Center for the Humanities and Arts' 2010-2011 'China' theme seminar and colloquia. My...

Amy Zader selected as a Center for the Humanities and Arts Fellow for 2010-2011

February 01, 2010 - Amy was selected as a 2010-2011 CHA fellow to contribute to the Center's interdisciplinary investigation on China.

Andrew Linke wins NSF Dissertation Award

February 01, 2010 - Andrew Linke was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award for 2010-2011 from the Geography and Regional Science program of the...

Early Career Workshop for new faculty and advanced doctoral students, 13-19 June 2010, Boulder CO

February 01, 2010 - Registration has begun for the 2010 Workshop of the Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA). It will be held 13-19 at the University of...

Michelle Stewart receives Research Associate Award University of Wisconsin-Madison

January 01, 2010 - Michelle Stewart receives Research Associate Award University of Wisconsin-Madison NSF IGERT Training Program on Biodiversity Conservation and...

2009


Afton Clarke-Sather wins a Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Scholarship

April 02, 2009 - Only fifty years ago, the geopolitical landscape shifted with the emergence of independent nations and the bipolar struggle for influence in world...

Michelle Olsgard awarded a 2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 02, 2009 - Michelle Olsgard and Natalie Koch, both graduate students in the CU-Boulder Geography department, received an award despite there being only five...

Natalie Koch has been awarded a 2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 02, 2009 - Natalie Koch and Michelle Olsgard, both graduate students in the CU-Boulder Geography department, received an award despite there being only five...

Adam Williams awarded a CARTSS Graduate Fellowship

April 02, 2009 - The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS) supports social science research and teaching initiatives on the CU...

Ted Holland awarded a CARTSS Graduate Fellowship

April 02, 2009 - The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS) supports social science research and teaching initiatives on the CU...

Afton Clarke-Sather wins Dissertation enhancement Award from the AAG Political Geography Group

April 01, 2009 - The PGSG Dissertation Enhancement Award of $800.00 is to be granted annually to a PGSG student member. Interested students should prepare a...

Adam Williams Awarded an Adam Kolff Fellowship for Field Research

April 01, 2009 - During Summer 2009, I began my pilot field research in Shanghai by exploring potential field sites and visiting departments of geography, sociology,...

Kendle Wade awarded an Adam Kolff Research Fellowship

March 01, 2009 - Kendle will use this award for the Theatre for Development Workshop in Mathare, Kenya.

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...

2008


Michelle Stewart receives Research Associate Award University of Wisconsin-Madison

September 01, 2008 - Michelle Stewart receives Research Associate Award University of Wisconsin-Madison NSF IGERT Training Program on Biodiversity Conservation and...