Archive for December, 2017

Alumni News | Genna Auteri Enjoys Project on How Childcare Decisions Affect Women’s Work

Genna Auteri

Genna Auteri ’09 ’11M works at Thoughtwell leading a project for the Columbus Women’s Commission that focuses on the intersection of job growth and childcare. Through a series of focus groups, her project looks at how women make decisions based on the childcare that is available to them and how […]

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December 18, 2017 at 8:24 amAlumni

Alumni News | Postolovski Sees GIS Careers Evolving with Technology, Urgent Nationwide Needs

Department chair, Dr. Dorothy Sack on right, presents Ray Postolovski with a plaque commemorating the naming of Bloemer Berg near Athens.

Geography alum Ray Postolovski recently returned to campus to commemorate the contributions of late Geography professor Hugh Bloemer to the Geography Department and the Ohio University community. Postolovski led the effort to designate the summit near Athens as Bloemer Berg. This naming was approved by the U.S. Geological Survey and […]

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December 15, 2017 at 3:55 pmAlumni

Geography Senior Maps Risk on Buckeye Trail, Prepares to Deploy with Air National Guard

Carolyn Kinzel with her capstone research poster
on "Mapping Risk: Forecasting Future Land Use Risk and Multi-Use Trail Conflict: A Case Study of the Buckeye Trail."

  Carolyn Kinzel ’18 will graduate this spring with a Geographic Information Science major, but instead of hitting the job market she will be joining her fellow Air National Guards on a deployment. In addition to being an accomplished geography major with a promising future, Kinzel is a Senior Airman […]

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December 15, 2017 at 3:30 pmNews Research

Faculty Highlight – Professor Nellis Is Expert in Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS

President M. Duane Nellis

By Thomas Smucker Associate Professor of Geography This fall, the Geography Department welcomed its newest faculty member: President M. Duane Nellis. A prolific specialist of environmental remote sensing and GIS, President Nellis was inaugurated as the 21st President of Ohio University on Oct. 18. The department is excited that such […]

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December 15, 2017 at 2:58 pmAnnouncements

Chair’s Message | Department Happy to Have New President as Geography Faculty

Dr. Dorothy Sack

By Dorothy Sack Professor & Chair of Geography Dear Friends, I hope this finds you well! I became chair of the Ohio University Department of Geography on July 1, when Jim Dyer completed his second three-year term in that position. It’s been a pretty steep learning curve for me, but […]

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December 15, 2017 at 2:25 pmAnnouncements

MCB Graduate Students Host Appalachian Regional Cell Conference

Appalachian Regional Cell Conference

By Debbie Walter Nearly 100 students from Marshall University, the University of West Virginia, Ohio University and Vanderbilt University attended the sixth annual Appalachian Regional Cell Conference Dec. 2 at Ohio University. The conference was founded in 2012 by West Virginia University, Marshall University, the University of Kentucky and Ohio […]

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December 15, 2017 at 2:15 pmNews

Species Named in Honor of Professor Emeritus, Dr. Jim Braselton

Dr. James Braselton

Dr. James Braselton, Professor Emeritus in Environmental & Plant Biology, was recognized for accomplishments in the field of Plasmodiophorids with the naming of a new species of plant parasite, Maullinia braseltonii sp. nov. “The species epithet refers to James P. Braselton, a well renowned researcher in the field of phytomyxid morphology […]

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December 14, 2017 at 11:17 amNews