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INSTAAR response to COVID-19

Acting on CU Boulder guidelines, INSTAARs are taking several actions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safer. While university operations are continuing, things will look different around here for a while. Much of our activity is moving to home offices and online.

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Jahn, Hinckley win prestigious NSF CAREER awards for integrating research and teaching

Jahn, Hinckley win prestigious NSF CAREER awards for integrating research and teaching

INSTAAR researchers Eve-Lyn Hinckley and Alexandra Jahn are among a group of CU Boulder scientists this year receiving the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program supports faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent teaching, and the integration of education and research, and who have the potential to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

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Shaped by humans, river deltas are gaining land worldwide—for now

A new study of nearly every delta on the planet shows how river delta shapes and sizes around the world are changing due to human activity. The study, carried out by a team of Dutch and American researchers that includes INSTAAR Albert Kettner, finds that increased soil erosion from deforestation has been building land in deltas over the past 30 years, despite extensive river damming. This trend is likely to reverse as sea-level rise accelerates and other human impacts take effect.

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Events Calendar

CANCELLED Noon seminar - Xi Wang

PhD defense - Anna Bergstrom

Please mute your microphone as you enter the Zoom meeting. Title The effect of sediment on hydrological and biogeochemical connectivity of glaciers…

CANCELLED PRAs blood drive through Vitalant

Schedule online at or call 303.363.2300 using Blood Drive Code B340.

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CANCELLED Noon seminar - Xi Wang

Noon seminar - Jaimie McFarlin

Noon seminar - Tad Pfeffer

Grad Student Talks

Grad student seminar: Maggie Bowman


50th International Arctic Workshop 2020