University of Colorado at Boulder

News - 2016


January


Colorado high peaks losing glaciers as climate warms

January 12, 2016 - Melting of ice on Niwot Ridge and the adjacent Green Lakes Valley in the high mountains west of Boulder, Colorado, is likely to progress as climate...

Mountains west of Boulder continue to lose ice as climate warms

January 14, 2016 - New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder indicates an ongoing loss of ice on Niwot Ridge and the adjacent Green Lakes Valley in the...

“Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi”

January 14, 2016 - "Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi", co-translated by PhD Candidate Ian Rowen and **Professor and Chair Emily Yeh**, has been...

Alumnus Yönten Nyima and Professor Emily Yeh Cited in Articles on Tibetan Grasslands

January 26, 2016 - University of Colorado alumnus Yönten Nyima (PhD in Geography, 2012) and **Professor Emily Yeh** were cited in two recent articles in *Nature* and...

Brendan Buzzard Awarded CARTSS Grant

January 29, 2016 - Brendan will receive a $1000 CARTSS Award for preliminary research, titled 'The Political Ecology of Protected Area Planning and Management:...

Rupak Shrestha Awarded CARTSS Grant

January 29, 2016 - Rupak will receive a $1000 CARTSS Award for preliminary research, titled 'Citizenship-in-Exile: Exploring Tibetan Nationalism and Resistance in the...

February


20 years after Dayton, here’s what Bosnians think about being divided by ethnicity

February 02, 2016 - Last November and December, a series of events and conferences marked the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords of 1995, the negotiated...

Prof finds reasons for climate hope

February 17, 2016 - When Peter Blanken flew to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, he had somewhat low expectations. “Going into...

Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

February 18, 2016 - Mark Serreze interviewed for article in [The Washington...

March


Prof reappointed to U.S. Census Science Advisory Committee (CSAC)

March 01, 2016 - Barbara 'babs' Buttenfield was reappointed to CSAC by the Director of the Census Bureau for a second three year term. CSAC members advise the Census...

Xi Wang Awarded CAS Summer Language Fellowship

March 01, 2016 - Xi was selected to receive a [Center for Asian Studies](http://www.colorado.edu/cas/) Summer Language Fellowship for Summer 2016. This award is...

Katie Clifford awarded Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

March 09, 2016 - Katie was awarded a [Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship](http://www.ssrc.org/programs/view/dpdf/) from the [Social Science Research...

Beverly Sears Grants awarded to 6 Geography Students

March 10, 2016 - Beverly Sears Graduate Student Research Grants for 2016/2017 have been awarded to **Brendan Buzzard, Katie Clifford, Sierra Gladfelter, Daniela...

Julia Hicks receives 2016-17 Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

March 29, 2016 - Julia Hicks has been selected to receive a 2016-17 Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship. This fellowship provides on semester of full...

April


Seth Spielman wins 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award

April 04, 2016 - Seth Spielman was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco, CA....

Here are the 5 things you need to know about the deadly fighting in Nagorno Karabakh

April 06, 2016 - Between Armenia and Azerbaijan lies a contested territory controlled by an unrecognized state called the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR). In the...

Stefan Leyk Receives Award

April 07, 2016 - Stefan Leyk has received a new award from the Innovative Seed Program, “Earth Lab’s human dimension: Integrating fine-grained data on human...

Shae Frydenlund Receives CARTSS Award

April 11, 2016 - Shae will receive $750 in Graduate Student Funds from the [Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social...

Xi Wang Receives CARTSS Award

April 11, 2016 - Xi will receive $750 in Graduate Student Funds from the [Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social...

Joe Bryan wins Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Faculty Award

April 14, 2016 - Joe Bryan was chosen by the Graduate School as a winner of the 2015-2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Faculty Award.

Max Counter Receives Tinker Foundation Funds from LASC

April 15, 2016 - The [Latin American Studies Center](http://www.colorado.edu/lasc/) awarded Max $1000 in [Tinker Foundation Funds](http://www.tinker.org/) for...

Spring 2016 Newsletter Now Online

April 20, 2016 - Read the CU Geography Spring 2016 Newsletter featuring updates from department faculty, students, and alumni. The Faculty Spotlight is on Peter...

Galen Murton Photo Essay

April 21, 2016 - A Himalayan Border Trilogy: The Political Economies of Transport Infrastructure and Disaster Relief between China and Nepal: This photo essay...

Xi Wang Receives Fulbright Award

April 29, 2016 - Xi was awarded a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Research Award. Xi will use the award to support her dissertation research in China where she will...

May


Graduate Student Awards - Spring 2016

May 09, 2016 - The Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder congratulates the winners the following Graduate Student Awards. These awards were...

Shae Frydenlund Awarded Dor Bahadur Bista Prize

May 18, 2016 - Shae's paper “Labor, Racialization and Territory in Nepal’s Indigenous Nationalities Discourse: moving beyond “tribal” vs “peasant”...

Alice Hill receives grant from American Alpine Club

May 24, 2016 - Alice Hill receives grant from [American Alpine Club](https://americanalpineclub.org/). She will use this to support her summer field work.

June


Jennifer Balch Elected ESA Early Career Fellow

June 06, 2016 - Jennifer is among the [Ecological Society of America](http://www.esa.org/esa/about/esa-awards/esa-awards/esa-fellows-program/esa-fellows/) Early...

Mehran Ghandehari receives the GIS Colorado Scholarship for 2016

June 17, 2016 - Mehran Ghandehari has been selected to receive a $1500 GIS Colorado Scholarship for 2016.

July


Tom Veblen selected as 2016 Distinguished Research Lecturer

July 28, 2016 - The [Distinguished Research Lectureship](http://www.colorado.edu/vcr/drl) is among the highest honors bestowed by the faculty upon a faculty member...

August


Earlier snowmelt carries drastic consequences for forests

August 03, 2016 - Earlier snowmelt periods associated with a warming climate may hinder subalpine forest regulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), according to...

Stefan Leyk Awarded NSF Grant

August 09, 2016 - Associate Professor Stefan Leyk has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for his project entitled "III: Medium: Collaborative Research:...

Robbie Andrus Awarded NSF DDRI

August 16, 2016 - Robbie was awarded a [National Science Foundation](http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=SBE) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant....

Geography graduate students conduct water sampling and offer training in Cental Asia-Summer 2016

August 28, 2016 - CHARIS graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder, Alice Hill and Alana Wilson, conducted physical hydrologic field methods training and...

Aaron Malone awarded Community Based Research Fellowship through CU Engage

August 29, 2016 - The Community Based Research fellowship through CU Engage supports a cohort of graduate students doing collaborative research with community partners...

September


Eric Lovell receives Daniel E. Salmon Scholarship

September 20, 2016 - The Daniel E. Salmon Scholarship supports non-veterinary students to work with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services...

October


In Memoriam: Andrew Slater

October 03, 2016 - The Geography department lost a distinguished friend, colleague and alumnus with the passing of Andrew Slater. [Boulder Daily...

November


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,...

December


Geography Majors Invited to Join Phi Beta Kappa

December 05, 2016 - [Phi Beta Kappa](http://www.colorado.edu/pbk/) is the oldest academic honor society, with chapters at 280 universities and colleges in America....

Lauren Gifford has been awarded a CARTSS Award

December 22, 2016 - Lauren was awarded a CARTSS Graduate Student Award that will be used to support her dissertation research on carbon accounting and forest carbon...