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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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INSTAAR hosts first data blitz highlighting new research (and science puns)

INSTAAR hosts first data blitz highlighting new research (and science puns)

Whales, wildfires, and weeds; dams, drones, and diatoms; sulfur, swamps, and sea ice were all headline topics at INSTAAR’s first data blitz last week. In quick succession, faculty, graduate students, and postdocs took turns giving two-minute talks using two slides apiece. The speed talks were meant to showcase the breadth and diversity of research that takes place in the Institute, and to help everyone get to know each other and their work a little better.

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Watershed exhibit to open at Museum of Boulder

Watershed exhibit to open at Museum of Boulder

An educational exhibit on the Boulder Creek watershed is opening at the Museum of Boulder on Friday, January 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All are welcome at the opening reception, which is free.

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Introducing Director Merritt Turetsky

New INSTAAR Director Merritt Turetsky answers a few questions about her research and leadership.

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