Dr. Hugh Bloemer

Geography’s Hugh Bloemer Day

The Geography Department invites alumni and friends to a celebration honoring the late Dr. Hugh Bloemer—and the Bloemer Berg in Athens, recently named after this beloved professor.

  • Friday, Nov. 17
  • 1-2 p.m., JobQuest panels
  • 3-5 p.m., Keynote and program honoring Hugh Bloemer
  • 5:15-7 p.m., Reception
  • RSVP Now!


JobQuest panels

1 - 2 p.m.
Clippinger Rooms 103, 119, and 133
Alumni will share career and networking advice with students and young alumni.

Several alumni are already confirmed to participate in the JobQuest panels. If you are also interested in participating, when you RSVP let us know the area of expertise or industry background you would bring to the conversation.

  • Jillian Prusa, MA '14, EMC Research, Columbus, Ohio
  • Bob Seebald and Greg Magni, recently retired from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Kyle May, BS '09, AICP, senior planner at planning NEXT
  • Steven P. Sushka, '96, GISP, senior technical support analyst at Cityworks


Welcome and remarks

3 - 4 p.m.
Walter Hall 135

Remarks will include Ray Postolovski sharing the story of how the USGS came to apply the name Bloemer Berg to a summit near Athens, and near Dr. Bloemer’s former home. Postolovski is a supervisory cartographer with the U.S. Geological Survey. He Ieads a team dedicated to improving our nation’s surface water data. 

Keynote Address: Naming of Landscape Places and Features: Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives

4:10 - 5 p.m.
Walter Hall 135

: David Mark, SUNY distinguished professor emeritus, director emeritus of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

David Mark is a pioneer of the field of Geographic Information Science. Throughout his career, his research interests have focused on how geographic phenomena can best be represented on computers. This focus has taken him from digital elevation models to cognitive geography, wayfinding and navigation, and geographic ontology. Since 2002, his focus has been on cultural and linguistic differences in human conceptualization of landscape and its features. He is one of the founders of an emerging interdisciplinary field called Ethnophysiography.


5:15 - 7 p.m.
1804 Lounge in Baker Center

Contact us

Click here to RSVP for this event.

For more information, contact Patti Malloy, Department of Geography, at malloyp@ohio.edu or 740-593-1140.

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