University of Colorado at Boulder

News - 2013


January


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...

Lindsay Skog Receives DDRI Award

January 31, 2013 - Lindsay has received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement award from the National Science Foundation. This grant will support Lindsay's...

February


Max Boykoff named Leopold Leadership Fellow

February 06, 2013 - Two University of Colorado Boulder environmental researchers have been named Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2013 in recognition of their outstanding...

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...

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...

Cameron Naficy Receives DDRI Award

February 28, 2013 - Cameron has received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement award from the National Science Foundation. This grant will support Cameron's...

March


Are rising temperatures a national security risk in Africa?

March 01, 2013 - John O'Loughlin and his research team conduct an unprecedented study to determine if climate change plays a role in the continent's conflicts.

Beverly Sears Grants awarded to 4 Geography Students

March 08, 2013 - Beverly Sears Graduate Student Research Grants for 2013/2014 have been awarded to **Galen Murton, Cameron Naficy, Ian Rowen and Kathryn Wright.**...

Josh Rodd Awarded DDRI

March 18, 2013 - Josh was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant from National Science Foundation.

Geography Majors Invited to Join Phi Beta Kappa

March 19, 2013 - Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest academic honor society, with chapters at 280 universities and colleges in America. Founded in 1776, PBK boasts over half...

Ian Rowen Receives EAPSI Grant

March 21, 2013 - Ian was awarded an East Asia Pacific Summer Institute grant. This grant is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and hosted by Fudan...

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...

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...

Ian Rowen Receives AAG-NSF Travel Grant

March 25, 2013 - This award is sponsored by the Association of American Geographers and funded by the National Science Foundation. The award provides $1250...

Lindsay Skog Receives AAG Dissertation Fellowship

March 26, 2013 - Lindsay received a Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Association of American Geographers.

April


Ian Rowen Receives Fulbright Fellowship

April 03, 2013 - The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual...

Ian Rowen Wins AAG Student Paper Competition

April 04, 2013 - Ian's paper “Tourism and Territoriality in Taiwan and China” won the 2013 student paper competition of China Geography Specialty Group...

Lindsay Skog Receives Pruitt Fellowship

April 05, 2013 - The Society of Women Geographer's Pruitt Fellowship Program awards fellowships of between $8,000 and $15,000 to women doctoral candidates in the...

Meredith DeBoom Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 05, 2013 - Meredith was selected to receive a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. This fellowship...

Galen Murton Receives FLAS

April 09, 2013 - Galen was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for 2013-2014. Studying Hindi at CU will expand Galen's knowledge of Himalayan...

Eric Lovell Wins AAG Student Paper Competition

April 10, 2013 - Eric's paper won the 2013 student paper competition of the Africa Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (AAG).

Galen Murton Receives CIAC Grant

April 11, 2013 - Galen will receive a $2000 summer research grant from the China and Inner Asia Council. The China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) is one of four...

John O’Loughlin is Recipient of AAG 2013 Distinguished Scholarship Honors

April 13, 2013 - Professor John O’Loughlin is one of the towering figures behind the renaissance of political geography that has taken place over the past few...

Thin snowpack puts ecosystems and water resources in critical condition

April 16, 2013 - Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program featured in National Science Foundation (NSF) Discovery article. [Read NSF...

Meredith DeBoom Wins AAG Student Paper Competitions

April 17, 2013 - Meredith won the 2013 student paper competitions for the Communication Geography Specialty Group and the Graduate Student Affinity Group of the...

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...

NSF Highlights the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research Program

April 23, 2013 - Mark Williams does a radio interview for the National Science Foundation's Science360 Radio. The radio spot was part of the NSF Earth Day series....

Seth Spielman awarded $1.4 million NSF grant

April 24, 2013 - A person searching through the massive expanse of data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in search of details about a specific neighborhood may...

Sarah Tynen Receives EAPSI Grant

April 24, 2013 - Sarah was awarded the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute grant funded by the National Science Foundation. Sarah will be hosted by Professor Wang...

Senior Ian Mallams Receives Scholar-Athlete Award

April 25, 2013 - Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented to student athletes of the sophomore and junior classes and male and female members from the senior class who...

Julia Hicks Awarded DeSana Scholarship

April 30, 2013 - Julia has been awarded a James A. and Jeanne B. DeSana Graduate Research Scholarship.

Lauren Gifford Receives CARTSS Award

April 30, 2013 - Lauren was awarded a CARTSS Graduate Fellowship that will be used to support her dissertation research on REDD and the making of carbon markets in...

May


Joel Correia Awarded CARTSS Graduate Fellowship

May 01, 2013 - Joel was awarded a graduate fellowship from The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences.

Joel Correia Selected to Attend 2013 Global Environments Summer Academy

May 01, 2013 - Joel was selected to attend the 2013 Global Environments Summer Academy in Bern, Switzerland with full funding from the Global Diversity Foundation...

Amelia Schubert receives Fulbright U.S. Student Award

May 02, 2013 - Amy was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student award for 2013-2014. Amy will use this award to support her research work in China. The [Fulbright U.S....

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...

Amelia Schubert Awarded Henry Luce/ACLS China Studies Grant

May 03, 2013 - The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants...

Gilbert White Fellowships Awarded to Two Students

May 03, 2013 - Gilbert F. White Doctoral Fellowships in Geography have been awarded to Chris Anderson-Tarver and Lindsay Skog.

Dinaburg Memorial Fellowships Awarded to Eight Students

May 03, 2013 - The 2013-2014 Dinaburg Memorial Fellowship recipients are: Kaitlin Fertaly Jamie Humphrey John Knowles Galen Murton Eric Reiff Amy Schubert Adam...

Ashley Rumble Receives Adam Kolff Memorial Fellowship

May 03, 2013 - Ashley Rumble received the 2013-2014 Adam Kolff Memorial Fellowship.

Galen Maclaurin Receives GPTI Award

May 03, 2013 - Galen was named outstanding Geography Graduate Part-Time Instructor for 2012-2013.

Alex Stum Receives TA Award

May 03, 2013 - Alex was named the outstanding Geography Teaching Assistant for 2012-2013.

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/].

Julia Hicks Receives CMCF Fellowship

May 17, 2013 - Julia has been awarded the Neal Kindig Fellowship from the Colorado Mountain Club Foundation. Since 1982 The Colorado Mountain Club Foundation has...

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...

Joel Correia Awarded FLAS Fellowship

May 23, 2013 - Joel was awarded a summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Guaraní in Paraguay from the Duke University Center for Latin...

June


Monica T. Rother and Thomas T. Veblen receive a Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

June 01, 2013 - Monica T. Rother and Thomas T. Veblen receive a Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

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...

Meagan Todd Receives Dissertation Development Award Fellowship

June 20, 2013 - This fellowship is awarded by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Eurasia Program.

July


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...

Research Looks at Lakes in New Way

July 04, 2013 - Miles Offshore, Are Lighthouse Cribs Beginning to Rot from Air Exposure? Professor Peter Blanken's research on the Great Lakes takes a new look at...

August


Climate change could spark more wars but evidence is mixed

August 01, 2013 - A 'metastudy' of 60 other studies suggests that there is a clear link between the climate and violence. Global warming raises the specter of more...

Drought-squeezed African Maasai suggest climate-change strategies

August 06, 2013 - The devastating drought of 2009 in northern Tanzania generated new coping strategies by Maasai people, suggesting that Maasai with more money and...

Conservation efforts might encourage lion-hunting

August 09, 2013 - To many observers, East Africa’s Maasai pastoralists hunt lions for two distinct reasons: to retaliate against lions that kill livestock or to...

Ian Rowen quoted in NY Times article

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

September


John O’Loughlin Awarded NSF Grant for Research on Environmental Conditions and Societal Conflict

September 17, 2013 - A new research grant from the National Science Foundation for “Analyses of Relationships Between Changing Environmental Conditions and Societal...

October


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...

Massive spruce beetle outbreak in Colorado tied to drought, according to new CU study

October 11, 2013 - A new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates drought high in the northern Colorado mountains is the primary trigger of a massive spruce...

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....

Geography Majors Invited to join Phi Beta Kappa

October 30, 2013 - Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest academic honor society, with chapters at 280 universities and colleges in America. Founded in 1776, PBK boasts over half...

Mark Williams Receives Fulbright Award for 2013-2014

October 30, 2013 - Mark Williams was among the seven University of Colorado Boulder faculty and staff have received Fulbright grants to pursue research, teaching and...

November


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...

Building in Colorado’s Fire Zone

November 07, 2013 - Tania Schoennagel quoted in NASA Earth Observatory, Building in Colorado's Fire Zone [Part 1 Natural...

Climate contrarians are more celebrity than scientist

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

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...

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...

December


River research by Erich Mueller and John Pitlick featured in EOS, 3 December 2013

December 03, 2013 - In a paper recently published in [Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface](http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013JF002843/abstract),...