University of Colorado at Boulder

News - 2010


January


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...

Mark Williams Receives National Science Foundation GEO Grant

January 01, 2010 - Mark Williams receives National Science Foundation GEO grant: Developing a Methodology to Estimate Snow Depth from GPS Data; $380,051; 1/1/10-...

February


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...

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...

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.

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...

Preston Cumming Receives Geography’s DeSana Graduate Research Scholarship

February 01, 2010 - Preston Cumming Receives Geography's DeSana Graduate Research Scholarship

Julia Hicks Receives Rocky Mountain National Park Research Grant

February 01, 2010 - Julia Hicks Receives Rocky Mountain National Park Research Grant. The National Park Service awards the grants for research in Rocky Mountain...

Babs Buttenfield and Stefan Leyk Win NSF Grant

February 15, 2010 - Professor Babs Buttenfield and Assistant Professor Stefan Leyk are PI's on a $440,000 NSF grant titled "Putting People in Their Place: Constructing a...

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....

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,...

March


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.

Julia Hicks Receives Hazel Schmoll Research Fellowship

March 01, 2010 - Julia Hicks Receives Hazel Schmoll Research Fellowship, CU Herbarium. The graduate student fellowships are awarded for the study of native Colorado...

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!

Geography student wins $20K sustainability grant

March 09, 2010 - Geography student Shane Grigsby has won a $20,000 grant from the CU Environmental Center for his project on "Topographic Mapping of the CU Campus for...

April


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...

Preston Cumming Receives Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

April 01, 2010 - Preston Cumming Receives Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

Rowie Cowie Wins Best Student Presentation Award

April 01, 2010 - Grad student Rory Cowie won the Best Student Presentation award ($300) at the National Groundwater Association Annual Groundwater Summit, Denver CO,...

Rory Cowie Receives Church Award

April 01, 2010 - Graduate student Rory Cowie receives Church award for best student presentation ($150) at the Western Snow Conference in Logan, Utah

Jennifer Petrzelka Receives Prize for Best Student Paper at Hydrologic Sciences Symposium

April 01, 2010 - Grad student Jennifer Petrzelka was one of two winners of the 2010 student prize for best presentation at the Hydrologic Sciences Symposium hosted by...

Jeremy Smith wins Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship

April 01, 2010 - Jeremy Smith has been awarded a 2010-2011 Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the University of Colorado. Jeremy's research...

Julia Hicks Receives Adam Kolff Memorial Fellowship

April 01, 2010 - Julia Hicks Receives Adam Kolff Memorial Fellowship, CU Geography

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...

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...

Waleed Abdalati receives NASA funding to study polar ice sheets and sea level rise

April 12, 2010 - Waleed Abdalati was selected for funding under NASA’s Interdisciplinary Science solicitatation. Dr. Abdalati and colleagues from NASA Goddard...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Emily Yeh Using ARRA Funding to Study Environmentalism in China and Tibet

April 27, 2010 - Emily Yeh's NSF CAREER project on environmentalism in China and Tibet is featured as a "research story" on CU's ARRA (American Recovery and...

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...

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....

May


Meredith Gartner wins NSF Dissertation Award

May 01, 2010 - Meredith Gartner has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award for 2010-2011 from the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program of the...

Tom Veblen, Andres Holz and Juan Paritsis win NSF grant

May 01, 2010 - Professor Tom Veblen is PI and recent CU graduates Andres Holz and Juan Paritsis are Postdoctoral Research Associates on a new NSF award entitled...

Frank Witmer Receives the 2010 Robert N. Colwell Memorial Fellowship

May 01, 2010 - The Colwell Fellowship will support his research to develop new algorithms for radiometric normalization of night-time imagery from the Defense...

John Knowles Receives Gary Gaile Memorial Research Fellowship

May 03, 2010 - John Knowles Receives Gary Gaile Memorial Research Fellowship from the Department of Geography.

June


Cole Akeson Receives American Councils Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Fellowship

June 01, 2010 - Cole Akeson Receives American Councils Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Fellowship, Ukraine, ($7,900)

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...

Water Resources Outreach in the Four-Corners Area of Colorado

June 08, 2010 - The CU-Boulder Outreach Committee has awarded Professor Mark Williams $5,000 for an outreach project focusing on Colorado's water resources....

Geography Receives Two Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships

June 21, 2010 - Andres Holz and Juan Paritsis, both of whom received CU Geography Ph.D.s in 2009, have received prestigious Chancellor’s Postdoctoral...

Teresa Chapman Wins NSF Dissertation Award

June 21, 2010 - Teresa Chapman has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award for 2010-2011 from the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program of the...

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.

July


Emily Yeh Quoted in New York Times Article Regarding Chinese Migrant Workers in Tibet

July 24, 2010 - Emily is quoted in the New York Times regarding her research on government subsidized new home development in Tibet.

August


Ian Rowen Receives Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

August 16, 2010 - Ian received the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for academic year 2010-2011.

Ken Foote Interviewed for Article in Forward Newspaper

August 18, 2010 - For Professor Ken Foote, America’s hallowed grounds fall into three general categories: those made sacred through the death of a martyr, like...

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,...

September


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

Tom Veblen Receives NSF Funding to Study Fire and Climate Change

September 01, 2010 - Researchers from the University of Colorado will partner with colleagues at other schools to study fire and climate change in forests in the United...

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...

October


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...

November


Tom Veblen Receives CU-Boulder Outreach Award

November 11, 2010 - The CU-Boulder Outreach has awarded Professor Tom Veblen $5000 for an outreach project focusing on historical perspectives and ecological impacts of...

December


Mark Williams Receives Funding for Niwot Ridge LTER Program

December 01, 2010 - Mark Williams received funding for the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research Program 2011-2016: Tipping points in high-elevation ecosystems in...

Cameron Naficy Receives the Sigma Xi Grant

December 01, 2010 - Cameron Naficy Receives the Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research ($700). Cameron will return to Patagonia to complete his research on the...

Waleed Abdalati Named Chief Scientist at NASA

December 13, 2010 - NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has selected Waleed Abdalati to serve as the agency's chief scientist effective Jan. 3 for a two-year...