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Buckley to WalletHub: Retreat from Cities ‘Worst Thing We Can Do’

Dr. Geoffrey Buckley, portraitDr. Geoffrey Buckley, Professor of Geography at Ohio University, was featured in WalletHub story about “2020’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America.” Among financial writer Adam McCann’s questions to Buckley, “Should we expect to see a reshaping of large cities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. migration of families towards […]

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Posted on 10/13/2020

Geography Students in Ohio, Kenya Probe Global Environmental Change

Ohio University students Benjamin Bryan and William Bloomfield, at right, collaborate with Kenyatta University students Gentrix Gathoni and Margaret Maina, at left, on a project focused on global environmental change.From Ohio University News Geography students in Ohio and Kenya are learning skills of international collaboration to address pressing issues of global environmental change within different regional contexts. Supported by OHIO’s Global COIL Initiative, students from Ohio University and Kenyatta University worked in small groups to identify regional drivers, impacts […]

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Posted on 10/09/2020

Alumnus, Faculty Put COVID Communications Plan into Action for Kenyans

Alumnus Aggrey Otieno addresses a crowd in Korogocho, Kenya.Not everybody in the world has easy access to hand washing and social distancing as their top two ways to stop the spread of COVID-19. So two Ohio University professors and an alumnus are partnering with community groups to create locally tailored COVID-19 communication products in hopes of reaching 40,000 […]

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Posted on 08/20/2020

A&S 1804 Projects Include Arches & BRICKS Initiatives, Genomic Cluster

Bill Broach, portrait in labFrom Ohio University News College of Arts & Sciences faculty are involved in three out of nine Ohio University Foundation grants totaling $295,077 awarded from the 1804 Fund. The three A&S proposals focus on graduate and undergraduate learning initiatives. Read about all nine proposals at 1804 Fund provides $295K in […]

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Posted on 08/10/2020

Weather Channel Features Houser’s Experience Living in Tornado Alley

Dr. Jana Houser, portraitDr. Jana Houser, Associate Professor of Geography, was recently interviewed by the Weather Channel in a feature story headlined “A Storm Chaser Shares Her Experience of Living in Tornado Alley.” In the interview, Houser shares her personal experience of coping with the extreme weather that she has encountered in the […]

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Posted on 07/16/2020

OHIO News | Fogt, Clem Publish on Record South Pole Warming

Dr. Ryan Fogt at the Geographic South PoleThe South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, according to research led by Dr. Ryan Fogt, professor of Geography, and OHIO alumnus Kyle Clem,” Ohio University News reports in a story headlined “Ohio University professor Ryan Fogt, alum Kyle […]

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Posted on 07/13/2020

Alumni News | Seebald Working to Contain COVID-19, Address Healthcare Disparities

Laura Seebald, portraitOhio University alumna Laura Seebald’s passion for social justice and public health have led her to the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 in Kirland, Wash., where she works as a social worker providing discharge planning and mental health services. She performs multiple roles in this position: connecting patients to […]

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Posted on 05/01/2020

Uhl Awarded Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Scholarship

Hunter Uhl, portraitHunter Uhl was awarded the Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Scholarship by the Geography Department at Ohio University. Uhl is majoring in Geography. About the Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Geography Scholarship The Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Scholarship was endowed by their son, David Wilhelm, as well as a number of other […]

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Posted on 04/24/2020

Four Geography Students Awarded Scholarships Honoring Bloemers

Sean Hollowell, portraitThree students were awarded scholarships honoring the late Dr. Hugh Bloemer and his family by the Geography Department at Ohio University. Elle Dickerman, an Honors Tutorial College student, was awarded the Bloemer Geography Scholarship. Sean Hollowell was awarded the Bloemer Geography Scholarship. He is a junior majoring in Environmental Studies […]

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Posted on 04/24/2020

10 Geography Students Named Outstanding Graduating Seniors

Khalid Alblooshi, portraitTen Ohio University students were named Outstanding Graduating Seniors by the Geography Department. Khalid Alblooshi majored in Urban Planning & Sustainability. Jolie Brochin majored in Geography in the Honors Tutorial College. Jacob Collins majored in Urban Planning & Sustainability. Charlotte Connolly, a Geography major in the Honors Tutorial College, also […]

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Posted on 04/24/2020