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Alumni News| Denbow, Senior Planner in Planning and Development Services (PDS) of Kenton County

By Regina Yoong Mr. Patrick Denbow completed his Bachelor of Science in Geography—Urban Planning degree in 2005 at OHIO. He currently works at the Planning and Development Services (PDS) of Kenton county as a Senior Planner. Denbow’s primary responsibilities at PDS involve providing the professional staff for the Board of […]

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Posted on 12/11/2019

OHIO News Quotes Buckley on ‘Vibrant College Town’

Dr. Geoffrey Buckley, portraitOhio University News quotes Dr. Geoff Buckley, Professor of Geography, in an article headlined “OHIO experts explain the benefits of going to school in a vibrant college town.” A consistent theme on why Athens is the best college town around, according to OHIO faculty experts, centers around the excellent opportunities for ecotourism […]

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Posted on 10/27/2019

Notable Alumni | NBC Meteorologist Ryan Phillips Helps Miami Prepare for Hurricanes

Ryan Phillips with weather mapEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Ryan Phillips ’00 Geography-Meteorology A broadcast meteorologist for NBC 6/WTVJ in Miami, Ryan Phillips has been […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Ohio University Mock Trial Team Announces 2019-20 Team Members

The Ohio University Mock Trial Team selected 20 students to compete during the 2019-20 academic year. Tryouts occurred on Sept. 11 and 12. In order to tryout, students were required to prepare and deliver a three-minute speech on a selected topic. At the conclusion of their prepared remarks, students were […]

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Posted on 09/16/2019

Sinha Gets Affiliate Faculty Status at USGS Research Center

Dr. Gaurav Sinha, shown in photo with city in backgroundDr. Gaurav Sinha, Associate Professor of Geography, was recently assigned as an affiliate faculty researcher with the National Terrain Mapping research group at the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science. Earlier, Sinha was awarded a CEGIS grant to fund his sabbatical research in 2017-18. This funded projected resulted […]

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Posted on 08/25/2019

Whitson Gets Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award

Dr. Risa Whitson, portraitDr. Risa Whitson, Associate Professor of Geography, received the Center for International Studies Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award to fund her project titled “Embodied memories of displacement: Using participatory art and mapping for understanding and reconciliation in Colombia.” This project focuses on the migration experiences of internally displaced women […]

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Posted on 08/25/2019

Fogt Using NSF Grant to Explore Contemporary Variability in Antarctic sea ice

Dr. Ryan Fogt, portraitDr. Ryan Fogt, Associate Professor of Geography and Scalia Lab Director, was awarded his third National Science Foundation grant from the NSF Office of Polar Programs. His grant is titled Collaborative research: Understanding contemporary variability in Antarctic sea ice: Ensemble reconstruction of sea ice extent and concentration for the 20th […]

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Posted on 08/25/2019

Chair’s Message | Geography to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Dr. Dorothy Sack , portraitThe Ohio University Geography Department has much to celebrate. Not only was the department nominated for the American Association of Geographers 2019 program excellence award, we were selected as one of three finalists for that honor. Although our department did not receive the award, we are very proud to have […]

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Posted on 08/25/2019

Houser Earns Tenure and Promotion | Named University Professor

Dr. Jana Houser, portraitDr. Jana Houser earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Geography, effective August 2019. Houser has made quite a name for herself with her research on tornado genesis. She won an NSF grant last year, and this academic year saw her research being headlined in The Washington Post and […]

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Posted on 08/15/2019

Messenger Quotes Fogt on June’s Heavy Rains

Dr. Ryan Fogt, portraitDr. Ryan Fogt, Associate Professor of Geography at Ohio University, was quoted in a June 23 Athens Messenger article headlined “What’s with all the rain?” Ryan Fogt, the director of Ohio University’s Scalia Lab for Atmospheric Analysis, said Athens has received 3 inches of precipitation in the last week and […]

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Posted on 07/05/2019