September 18th, 2001Julian Sachs (MIT, former INSTAAR), Robert F. Anderson (Lamont-Doherty), and Scott Lehman (INSTAAR) discovered an interval of substantial temperate ocean warming from 41 to 25 ky B.P., a pattern which differs from that of higher latitudes.
September 5th, 2001Jan Whitt, associate professor of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Mark W. Williams, associate professor of the department of geography, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and the environmental studies program, have been appointed as faculty co-directors for the Undergraduate Academy at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
August 22nd, 2001A celebration will be held be for alumni and friends with past connections to the University of Colorado at Boulder's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research the weekend of Sept. 14 to Sept. 16 to mark the institute's 50th anniversary.
June 6th, 2001High school student Evan Burgess won the 2001 Colorado State Science Fair (Senior division) for his study of glacier moraines using a Geographic Information System (GIS).
May 21st, 2001Tim Seastedt, Kate LeJeune, and Katie Suding have received a $280,000 grant to help unlock the mystery of how diffuse knapweed, a noxious weed that has infested more than 80,000 acres along the Front Range and 3.2 million acres in the West, has become dominant in the prairies around Boulder.
April 30th, 2001Southern Hills Middle School students visited INSTAAR for a day of tours, lab exercises, lectures, and hands-on investigations in the nearby creek.