University of Colorado at Boulder

News - 2012


January


Ian Rowen Receives CLS Alumni Development Grant

January 11, 2012 - Ian was awarded a $500 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) grant to support his continuing Indonesian language study. The Bureau of Educational...

Meagan Todd Receives American Councils Fellowship

January 17, 2012 - Meagan was awarded a 2012-2013 American Councils Advanced Research Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, Title VIII Program for...

Mark Williams elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

January 23, 2012 - Fellowship is conferred on less than 0.1% of the 60,000 AGU members from 148 countries in any given year and recognizes scientists who have attained...

Department Receives ASSETT Award

January 24, 2012 - The Department of Geography received an Assett (Arts and Sciences Support of Education Through Technology) award relating to the use of technology...

February


Lindsay Skog Receives SYLFF Research Abroad Fellowship

February 22, 2012 - The SYLFF Research Abroad fellowship is from The Tokyo Foundation. Lindsay will use this fellowship to fund her research on global discourses and...

Preston Cumming Receives UGGS Travel Grant

February 27, 2012 - Preston will use the award to travel to Portland, Oregon to attend the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America.

Chris Anderson-Tarver Receives the CaGIS Doctoral Scholarship Award

February 27, 2012 - This $1000 scholarship recognizes academic achievement and encourages continuing success in outstanding cartography, geographic information systems...

Caitlin Ryan Receives ARISC Fellowship

February 28, 2012 - The $1500 graduate fellowship was awarded by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus. Caitlin will use this fellowship to support her...

March


Ian Rowen Receives EAPSI Grant

March 06, 2012 - Ian was awarded an EAPSI (East Asia Pacific Summer Institute) from the National Science Foundation. The award covers travel and living expenses,...

Natalie Koch Wins AAG Student Paper Competition

March 06, 2012 - Natalie won the Political Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers student paper competition.

Cameron Naficy Receives a Jerry O’Neal NPS Fellowship

March 06, 2012 - Cameron will be awarded $4000 as recipient of a 2012 Jerry O’Neal, National Park Service Student Fellowship.

Amy Schubert Receives a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

March 22, 2012 - This Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) from the Social Science Research Council and MIGRINTER, a research center of CNRS at the...

Allison Hurley Receives NSF Graduate Teaching Fellowship

March 29, 2012 - Allison will work on projection EXTREMES which is a collaboration betweem CIRES, EBIO, Computer Science and the Boulder Valley School district. The...

April


Amy Schubert Receives a Korea Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowship

April 01, 2012 - This award of $20,000 is for support of living expenses and/or tuition fees for 2012/2013.

Chris Jochem Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 02, 2012 - Chris was awarded this graduate research fellowship through the National Science Foundation.

Ian Rowen Receives a Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant

April 03, 2012 - This $1000 award will support Ian's summer research on Chinese tourism in Taiwan.

Lauren Gifford Receives a Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant

April 03, 2012 - This $1000 award will support Lauren's research.

Julia Hicks Receives a Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant

April 03, 2012 - This $1000 award will support Julia's research.

Preston Cumming Receives Hazel Schmoll Award

April 04, 2012 - The Hazel Schmoll Award is presented by the CU Herbarium. Preston will use the funds to support his work titled “Do changes in yearly...

Julia Hicks Received a Summer Graduate School Fellowship

April 11, 2012 - This fellowship is used to support research work for summer 2012.

Jochen Wendel Received a Summer Dissertation Completion Fellowship

April 11, 2012 - This fellowship will be used to support research work for summer 2012.

Sam Smith Receives Redd Center Grant

April 18, 2012 - This grant is funded through the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University. The Redd Center promotes the study of the...

Preson Cumming Receives UGGS Award

April 18, 2012 - Preston received the Top TA/GPTI award for 2012 from the United Government of Graduate Students.

Three Students Receive DeSana Scholarships

April 19, 2012 - James A. and Jeanne B. DeSana Graduate Research Scholarships have been awarded to Lauren Gifford, Kathryn Hamm, and Caitlin Ryan.

Preston Cumming Receives GPTI Award

April 19, 2012 - Preston was awarded the Department of Geography Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award - GPTI.

Galen Maclaurin Receives TA Award

April 19, 2012 - Galen is the recipient of the Department of Geography Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award - TA.

Three Students Receive Adam Kolff Fellowships

April 19, 2012 - Adam Kolff Memorial Research Fellowships have been awarded to Claudio Alvarez, Chris Jochem, and Alana Wilson

Gilbert White Fellowships Awarded to Two Students

April 19, 2012 - Gilbert F. White Doctoral Fellowships in Geography have been awarded to Meredith Gartner and Travis Klingberg.

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...

May


Lindsay Skog Receives a CARTSS Graduate Fellowship

May 02, 2012 - She will use this award to support her dissertation research on sacred landscapes and global discourses in Khumbu, Nepal.

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...

June


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...

Monica T. Rother receives a Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

June 01, 2012 - Monica T. Rother receives a Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

Monica T. Rother is awarded research funding by Boulder County Parks and Open Space

June 01, 2012 - Monica T. Rother is awarded research funding by Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Monica T. Rother receives an award from the John W. Marr Ecology Fund

June 01, 2012 - Monica T. Rother receives an award from the John W. Marr Ecology Fund

John Pitlick Named GSA Fellow

June 06, 2012 - Geological Society of America (GSA) members are elected to Fellowship in recognition of distinguished contributions to the geosciences.

Alana Wilson Receives a NASA Earth System Science (ESS) Fellowship

June 06, 2012 - Alana was awarded this fellowship for 2012/2013 and is eligible for an additional two years of support. She will use this fellowship to fund her...

In Rocky Mountain Forests, More Fires and More People

June 08, 2012 - Tania Schoennagel quoted in National Geographic article, [In Rocky Mountain Forests, More Fires and More...

July


Tania Schoennagel Featured in CU Connections

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

Preston Cumming Receives a Buzzard Graduate Scholarship

July 27, 2012 - Preston was awarded a Buzzard Graduate Scholarship from Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU). The scholarship was named after GTU founder, Dr. Robert G....

August


Monica T. Rother receives NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

August 01, 2012 - Monica has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation

How Tragic Events Are Memorialized

August 09, 2012 - Ken Foote talks about his research with CU Connections. In Western civilization, memorials honoring soldiers and heroes have been traced to Roman...

Galen Maclaurin Receives GIS Scholarship

August 27, 2012 - Galen received a GIS Colorado Discretionary Scholarship ($750) to support his Ph.D research.

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 -...

September


CU-led mountain forest study shows vulnerability to climate change

September 10, 2012 - A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study that ties forest “greenness” in the western United States to fluctuating year-to-year...

October


CU-Boulder Researchers Investigate Warming Climate’s Threat to Western Water

October 02, 2012 - Where does our water come from and how does climate change affect its future availability? In the arid West, mountain snowpack holds the answers to...

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...

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...

CU-Boulder-led team to study effects of natural gas development

October 03, 2012 - The National Science Foundation has awarded a $12 million grant to a CU-Boulder-led team to explore ways to maximize the benefits of natural gas...

Verdict’s still out on pine-beetle-kill fire effects

October 12, 2012 - Whizzing along the I-70 corridor into the Rocky Mountains, it’s hard not to notice widespread patches of dry, dead, red trees dispersed...

Climate variability and conflict risk in East Africa measured by Boulder team

October 22, 2012 - While a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases somewhat with hotter...

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...

November


Drought in 2001-2001 Fueled Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak

November 05, 2012 - Results of a new study show that episodes of reduced precipitation in the Southern Rocky Mountains, especially during the 2001-2002 drought, greatly...

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...

Ian Rowen Receives Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Grant

November 30, 2012 - Ian was awarded a US State Department Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Grant. He will use this to support ongoing Indonesian...

December


Ken Foote Receives College Scholar Award

December 07, 2012 - The College Scholars program is funded through the generosity of donors to the College of Arts & Sciences. The award enables enables tenured...

Peter Blanken Receives College Scholar Award

December 07, 2012 - The College Scholars program is funded through the generosity of donors to the College of Arts & Sciences. The award enables enables tenured...

Massive crevasses and bendable ice affect stability of Antarctic ice shelf

December 07, 2012 - Gaping crevasses that penetrate upward from the bottom of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula make it more susceptible to...

Briana Caesara to Receive Chancellor’s Recognition Award

December 19, 2012 - Each semester, the Chancellor’s Recognition Award is given to students who receive all As during their entire college career. Geography major...

Kristen Nowakowski Receives the Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student Award

December 19, 2012 - Each semester, the College of Arts and Sciences names an outstanding student. The award is based on several factors including graduating with...

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...