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Research Moment | Houser Finds Unconventional View of Tornado Formation

Dr. Jana Houser recently provided new observational evidence for one of the two main theories of tornado formation: tornadoes can develop from the bottom up. The traditional explanation is that tornadoes form from the clouds down.

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Geography

Students explore of the earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. They ask "why" about the world in which we live.

People supporting the environment on the street

Environmental and Social Justice

Use nature-society frameworks and spatial analysis to understand how inequality and inequity are built into everyday life.

Outdoor plants near buildings

Sustainability and Planning

Examining the strategies for balancing environmental quality, economic development, and social equity.

Rural town in Africa, with houses in the background.

Globalization and Development

Exploring global issues and other parts of the world to better understand our own in an increasingly globalizing world.

Sun setting over mountain scene

Earth's Physical Systems

Examining atmospheric, ecological, and landform systems, how they change through time, and how they interact with each other.

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Earth Observation and GIS

Revolutionizing how we explore the geography of places, cultures, environments and processes. 

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Cities, Places and Regions

Understanding the nature of places and delimiting regions, analyzing spatial differentiation across the Earth’s surface.

News about Geography Students & Faculty:

WCPO quotes Houser on relief efforts for Haiti, weather complications

Dr. Jana Houser, portraitWCPO TV 9 quotes Dr. Jana Houser in a story headlined Matthew 25: Ministries extending relief efforts for Haiti’s recovery after massive earthquake. Houser is associate professor of Geography at Ohio University. “That has the equivalent of about 20 billion kilograms of dynamite, so that is a lot of energy,” […]

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Posted on 08/18/2021

New major in broadcast meteorology pairs science courses with studio forecasting experience and journalism courses

From Ohio University News The new B.S. in Broadcast Meteorology major at Ohio University pairs the coursework and training of a traditional meteorology degree with the most robust and broad journalism curriculum in the nation for students looking to become on-camera meteorologists and science journalists. Students will take all of […]

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Posted on 08/10/2021

Two A&S Students Commissioned as Second Lieutenants in Air Force

Mark Vorndran, portraitExcerpted from Ohio University News Ohio University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 650 commissioned six cadets – two of them from the College of Arts & Sciences – as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force on May 1. Carter Fee, from Cincinnati, Ohio, earned his bachelor’s degree in history and […]

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Posted on 05/19/2021

Buckley Receives Baker Award to Examine How National Geographic Society Helped Grow America’s National Parks

Dr. Geoffrey Buckley, portraitDr. Geoffrey Buckley, professor of Geography, was one of five Ohio University faculty receiving John C. Baker Fund awards for research, scholarship and creative work during spring semester 2021. Endowed in 1961 by a gift of more than $612,000 from 1926 College of Arts & Sciences graduate Edwin L. Kennedy […]

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Posted on 05/10/2021

Houser Wants to Observe Tornados as They Cross the Landscape, BBC Wants to Film It

Dr. Jana Houser with University of Oklahoma’s Rapid-scan, X-band, polarimetric mobile radar (RaXPol) truck.From Ohio University News Dr. Jana Houser heads to Oklahoma this month in search of more answers about how tornados behave. Usually, Houser takes some Ohio University students with her to do fieldwork in Tornado Alley. But this year it will just be her, the University of Oklahoma radar team […]

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Posted on 05/04/2021

Lynch Gets Faculty Sustainability Award

Amy Lynch, portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Amy Lynch, assistant professor of Geography, received the 2021 Faculty Sustainability Award from Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability. Lynch is an urban planner with a conservation and environmental management background whose research is focused on green infrastructure and sustainability community monitoring. She was nominated for […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021

10 Arts & Sciences, 2 HTC Students Get OHIO Leadership Awards

Majed Zailaee, with Leadership Awards logoTen Arts & Sciences students and two from the Honors Tutorial College were among 39 honored at Ohio University’s annual leadership awards celebration on April 14. These students “went above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities, mentor fellow students, and lead with passion and compassion,” said […]

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Posted on 04/15/2021

NBC News Quotes Houser on Effect of La Niña

Dr. Jana Houser, portraitNBC News quoted Jana Houser extensively in a story headlined “Tornado forecast: La Niña year could bring supercharged season.” Houser is Assistant Professor of Geography at Ohio University. “One of the things that La Niña does is it tends to result in a more wavy jet stream,” said Jana Houser, an […]

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Posted on 03/25/2021

Green Roof Project Provides Classroom Materials for Faculty

Russ College Mechanical Engineering Students, Kyle and Joel, build a prototype of a green roof model that will be donated to a local school. The Ohio University green roof project continues to engage students in research, education, and communications initiatives—and now offers classroom materials that can be used by faculty. “Weight limits on the green roof prevent us from making the space open to the community, but faculty and students continue to make […]

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Posted on 01/15/2021

Alumni News | Black Commissioned, Will Serve as Weather Officer

From left: Second Lieutenant Ethan R. Black and Second Lieutenant T. Aidan PittsFrom Ohio University News Ohio University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 650 commissioned two cadets as officers in the United States Air Force on Dec. 12, 2020. During a small ceremony in Bromley Hall, Ethan R. Black and T. Aidan Pitts were commissioned as Second Lieutenants. Second Lt. Black, from Worthington, […]

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Posted on 01/12/2021