Post Tagged with: "Geography 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

A&S 1804 Projects Include Arches & BRICKS Initiatives, Genomic Cluster

Dr. Bill Broach

From Ohio University News College of Arts & Sciences faculty are involved in three out of nine Ohio University Foundation grants totaling $295,077 awarded from the 1804 Fund. The three A&S proposals focus on graduate and undergraduate learning initiatives. Read about all nine proposals at 1804 Fund provides $295K in […]

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August 10, 2020 at 1:25 pmNews

Weather Channel Features Houser’s Experience Living in Tornado Alley

Dr. Jana Houser

Dr. Jana Houser, Associate Professor of Geography, was recently interviewed by the Weather Channel in a feature story headlined “A Storm Chaser Shares Her Experience of Living in Tornado Alley.” In the interview, Houser shares her personal experience of coping with the extreme weather that she has encountered in the […]

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July 16, 2020 at 11:22 amFaculty in the News In the News