University of Colorado at Boulder

News - 2014


January


Stefan Leyk Receives Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching

January 16, 2014 - This award is presented by the Arts & Sciences Support of Education Through Technology (ASSETT). In December 2013, ASSETT asked students across the...

February


Research by John O’Loughlin on the North Caucasus featured in New York Times article

February 05, 2014 - A New York Times article about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia and its proximity to a war zone, includes a map showing the spread of rebel...

March


Lighthouse Study Tracks Evaporation

March 06, 2014 - Peter Blanken and Christopher Spence of Environment Canada say information they are gathering about the Great Lakes this winter bodes well for water...

Beverly Sears Grants awarded to 3 Geography Students

March 12, 2014 - Beverly Sears Graduate Student Research Grants for 2014-2015 have been awarded to **Meredith DeBoom, Aaron Malone and Galen Murton.** These grants...

John O’Loughlin co-authors Washington Post article

March 20, 2014 - John O'Loughin co-authored this Washington Post article with Gerald Toal: [How people in South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Transnistria feel about...

April


Meredith DeBoom wins ASG Student Paper Competition

April 01, 2014 - The Africa Specialty Group notified Meredith that she is the winner of the 2014 Student Paper Competition. Her award will be presented at the...

Kolff Fellowships Awarded to 2 Geography Grad Students

April 01, 2014 - Max Counter and Shea Frydenlund have been selected as the 2013-2014 recipients of the department's Adam Kolff Memorial Research Fellowship. The...

John Knowles’ research featured in LTER Network News, Spring 2014

April 01, 2014 - How did a Liberal Arts major from Vassar College end up researching carbon respiration in gale-force winds at the height of winter in the Rockies?...

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....

Dinaburg Memorial Fellowships Awarded to 6 Grad Students

April 02, 2014 - The 2014-2015 Jennifer Dinaburg Memorial Research Fellowship recipients are: Chris Anderson-Tarver, Joel Correia, Julia Hicks, Galen Murton, Caitlin...

2013-2014 Annual Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

April 02, 2014 - The 2013-2014 recipients of Geography's Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching have been awarded to: Meredith DeBoom for the Teaching Assistant...

Sarah Tynen Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award

April 02, 2014 - The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and...

DeSana Scholarship Awarded to 3 Geography Graduate Students

April 02, 2014 - James A. and Jeanne B. DeSana Graduate Research Scholarships for 2014-2015 have been awarded to Joel Correia, Eric Reiff, and Alex Stum.

Gilbert White Doctoral Fellowships Awarded

April 02, 2014 - Mason Auger and Galen Maclaurin have been awarded the 2014-2015 Gilbert White Doctoral Fellowships.

Alex Crawford Receives NSF Graduate Reearch Fellowship Program Award

April 02, 2014 - The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and...

Lindsay Skog Receives a 2014-2015 Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

April 03, 2014 - This fellowship is intended to provide outstanding PhD candidates with financial support to assist in the process of completing their doctoral...

Jamie Humphrey awarded an American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grant

April 07, 2014 - The American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grant (AERA) Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are...

Ian Rowen wins 1st place in AAG Political Geography Specialty Group Competition

April 07, 2014 - Ian's paper on China-Taiwan tourism received 1st place in the Association of American Geographers' Political Geography Specialty Group PhD Student...

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...

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)

Aaron Malone Awarded Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

April 14, 2014 - Sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, the [Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship](http://www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf) (DPDF)...

Aaron Malone Receives Ray Hauser Award

April 14, 2014 - The Ray Hauser Award is offered through the Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant program. Ray Hauser was the first Chair of the Graduate School...

Ian Rowen’s Paper Published in Annals of Tourism Research

April 15, 2014 - Ian Rowen's "Tourism as a territorial strategy: The case of China and Taiwan" paper has been published in the Annals of Tourism Research, [Volume 46,...

Galen Murton Receives International Dissertation Research Fellowship

April 15, 2014 - Galen is the recipient of a 2014 Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation the...

Galen Murton wins Awards at the AAG Annual Meeting

April 17, 2014 - Galen won these awards at the 2014 [Association of American Geographers annual meeting](http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting) in Tampa, Florida, April...

Austin Cowley Awarded Critical Languages Scholarship

April 29, 2014 - Austin was among four CU Boulder students who were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarships (CLS) for summer 2014. [Read...

Sierra Gladfelter Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 30, 2014 - Sierra received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship which is supporting her MA studies.

May


Why gas patch residents should test their water regularly

May 01, 2014 - Mark Williams interviewed on Colorado Public Radio, [Why gas patch residents should test their water...

Joel Correia Receives Latin American Studies Center Grants

May 01, 2014 - Joel has been awarded travel and research grants from the [Latin American Studies Center](http://lasc.colorado.edu/) CU Boulder.

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 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...

O’Loughlin awarded grant for research on attitudes & beliefs in Russian-supported ‘de facto’ states

May 19, 2014 - A new research grant from the National Science Foundation for Attitudes and beliefs in Russian-supported 'de facto' states and Eastern Ukraine in the...

Dominik Schneider Receives NASA Fellowship

May 28, 2014 - Congratulations to Dominik for winning a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship which will provide him with full support for three years. His...

June


Landowners can test wells for oil and gas pollutants

June 20, 2014 - Mark Williams interviewed by the Coloradoan [Landowners can test wells for oil and gas...

Warming trend boosts nitrogen in Boulder watershed

June 30, 2014 - Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine highlights some of Mark Williams' research on nitrogen cycling for the Niwot Ridge LTER program. [Read...

August


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.

Joel Correia Receives The Best Should Teach Silver Award 2014

August 15, 2014 - The Best Should Teach Initiative strives to acknowledge excellence in teaching and academic leadership.

September


John O’Loughlin interviewed about latest events in eastern Ukraine

September 02, 2014 - John O'Loughlin studies conflict in countries and the political geography of the post-Soviet Union, including Russian and Ukrainian geopolitics and...

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...

Testing the Water

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

Amy Schubert offered Fulbright-Hays DDRA award

September 18, 2014 - Amy was selected for a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship by the U.S. Department of Education.

CU-Boulder researchers’ study shows fire severity has precedence

September 24, 2014 - A new study that included researchers at the University of Colorado asserts that despite the series of damaging forest fires across the state in the...

Seth Spielman receives Michael Breheny Prize

September 29, 2014 - Seth received the Michael Breheny Prize for the Best Paper in Environment and Planning. The paper, with Enki Yoo and Crystal Linkletter is called...

John Knowles Receives UGGS Travel Grant

September 30, 2014 - John was awarded a travel grant from United Government of Graduate Students.

October


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...

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 quoted in El Mundo

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

Galen Murton Awarded Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

October 16, 2014 - The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship will support Galen's fieldwork in Nepal and Tibet from November 2014-July 2015....

Joel Correia Awarded Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

October 16, 2014 - The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship will support Joel's dissertation fieldwork in Paraguay from February 2014 to...

NASA Research Opportunities for Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) Grant Received

October 20, 2014 - Ph.D. candidate Mike MacFerrin, along with his adviser Dr. Waleed Abdalati and collaborators at the University of Washington, received notice of a...

November


Xiwei Guo Receives OIE Global Citizen Award

November 04, 2014 - The [Office of International Education](http://www.colorado.edu/oie/) announced that Geography undergraduate, Xiwei Guo, was selected for the Muneeb...

Study ties conflict risk in sub-Saharan Africa to climate change, socioeconomics, geography

November 10, 2014 - A massive new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates there is a statistical link between hotter temperatures generated by climate change and...

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 writes commentary for the Guardian

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

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...

Abigail Peters Invited to Join Phi Beta Kappa

November 17, 2014 - 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...

How to Make a Better Map—Using Neuroscience

November 24, 2014 - Seth Spielman's research conducted through a National Science Foundation grant profiled in The Atlantic. [Read...

Sean Burns’ Poster Presentation Wins 2nd Place

November 24, 2014 - A poster presented by Sean and others last June at the American Meteorological Society 17th Symposium won 2nd place in the poster student...

December


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...

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 Receives Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Dissertation Fellowship

December 10, 2014 - Ian was awarded a 2015 Dissertation Fellowship from the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy to support his project: "The politics of tourism between...

NSF awards research team $1M to study world’s population dynamics

December 11, 2014 - Stefan Leyk and Fernando Riosmena are part of a research team that received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct...