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

Majed Zailaee

Ten 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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April 15, 2021 at 8:40 amNews

NBC News Quotes Houser on Effect of La Niña

Dr. Jana Houser

NBC 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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March 25, 2021 at 6:35 pmFaculty in the News In the News

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. Photo: Steel Brooks, Scripps College graduate student (2021).

 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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January 15, 2021 at 10:52 amNews

Alumni News | Black Commissioned, Will Serve as Weather Officer

From left: Second Lieutenant Ethan R. Black and Second Lieutenant T. Aidan Pitts

From 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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January 12, 2021 at 3:46 pmAlumni News

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

Dr. Geoffrey Buckley

Dr. 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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October 13, 2020 at 5:46 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Geography Students in Ohio, Kenya Probe Global Environmental Change

Courtesy of Global COIL Initiative 
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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October 9, 2020 at 9:06 amNews

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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August 20, 2020 at 11:34 amAlumni News