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The Ohio University Department of Geography has 150 undergraduate majors and a graduate program that has expanded to 25. Faculty in the department offer coursework and conduct research on topics that bring together the Earth's human and physical components and focus on issues from local to global scales. Our mission is to create, disseminate, and apply the highest forms of geographical knowledge and scholarship.

Geography alumna Laura Seebald on the frontlines of COVID-19, healthcare disparities https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/05/...
05/07/2020
Alumna working on the frontline of efforts to contain COVID-19 and address healthcare disparities - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Geography alumna Laura Seebald on the frontlines of COVID-19, healthcare disparities https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/05/alumna-working-on-the-frontline-of-efforts-to-contain-covid-19-and-address-healthcare-disparities/

  Laura Seebald’s passion for social justice and public health have led her to the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 in Kirland, Washington, where she works as a social worker providing discharge planning and mental health services. She performs multiple roles in this position: connecting...

05/04/2020
Ohio University Women's Center

Congratulations to Geography's Risa Whitson on her Social Justice in the Classroom Award.

Our next Women's Achievement Awardees are our Social Justice in the Classroom Awardees: Diane M. Ciekawy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sociology and Anthropology, & Risa Whitson, Associate Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio University and Ohio University Department of Geography, both in Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences. Social Justice in the Classroom: This award is given to female educators who are dedicated to broadening students' knowledge on issues of diversity. Learn more about our Social Justice in the Classroom Awardees at: https://ohio.edu/diversity/womens-center/past-social-justice-classroom-award-recipients Dr. Risa Whitson was able to join us to virtually receive her award! Please view this reception at: https://youtu.be/6ShykfCbPoI Congratulations!! #WomenAchieve

Hey Geographers, Summer Community Based (Remote) Internship Applications Open! https://www.ohio.edu/uc/ccce/internships ...
04/29/2020
Community Based Internships | Ohio University

Hey Geographers, Summer Community Based (Remote) Internship Applications Open! https://www.ohio.edu/uc/ccce/internships @OHIOengagement

The Community-based Internship program connects students to nonprofit and public sector organizations to engage in mutually beneficial internships that provide students with high impact experiential learning opportunities and provide community partners with tangible outcomes that directly benefit th...

Uhl Awarded Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Scholarship - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Uhl Awarded Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Scholarship - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Uhl Awarded Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Scholarship - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Hunter Uhl was awarded the Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Scholarship by the Geography Department at Ohio University. Uhl is majoring in Geography. About the Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Geography Scholarship The Hubert and Constance Wilhelm Scholarship was endowed by their son, David Wilhelm, as well...

Four Geography Students Awarded Scholarships Honoring Bloemers - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Four Geography Students Awarded Scholarships Honoring Bloemers - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Four Geography Students Awarded Scholarships Honoring Bloemers - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Three students were awarded scholarships honoring the late Dr. Hugh Bloemer and his family by the Geography Department at Ohio University. Elle Dickerman was awarded the Bloemer Geography Scholarship. Sean Hollowell was awarded the Bloemer Geography Scholarship. He is a junior majoring in Environmen...

10 Geography Students Named Outstanding Graduating Seniors - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
10 Geography Students Named Outstanding Graduating Seniors - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

10 Geography Students Named Outstanding Graduating Seniors - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Ten Ohio University students were named Outstanding Graduating Seniors by the Geography Department. Khalid Alblooshi majored in Urban Planning & Sustainability. Jolie Brochin majored in Geography. Jacob Collins majored in Urban Planning & Sustainability. Charlotte Connolly, a Geography major, also w...

Thigpen Awarded David Keirns Public Service Award in Meteorology - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Thigpen Awarded David Keirns Public Service Award in Meteorology - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Thigpen Awarded David Keirns Public Service Award in Meteorology - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Matthew Thigpen was awarded the David Keirns Public Service Award in Meteorology by the Geography Department at Ohio University. Thigpen is a senior majoring in Geography – Meteorology. He also served as a Scalia Lab general forecaster an an OUCAMS and WOUB weather anchor.  

Six Geography Students Awarded Olive Emler Ross Scholarships - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Six Geography Students Awarded Olive Emler Ross Scholarships - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Six Geography Students Awarded Olive Emler Ross Scholarships - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Six Ohio University students were awarded Olive Emler Ross Scholarships by the Geography Department at Ohio University. Alyssa Lanier is a senior majoring in Geography – Meteorology. Nicole Gilliam is a junior majoring in Environmental Geography. Isabel Gregorek is a junior majoring in Geography ....

Van Hook Awarded Elizabeth Llewellyn Robe Scholarship by Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Van Hook Awarded Elizabeth Llewellyn Robe Scholarship by Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Van Hook Awarded Elizabeth Llewellyn Robe Scholarship by Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Elizabeth Llewellyn Robe Scholarship Caroline Van Hook was awarded the Elizabeth Llewellyn Robe Scholarship by the Geography Department at Ohio University. VanHook is a junior majoring in Geography Environmental Pre-Law. About the Elizabeth Llewellyn Robe Memorial Scholarship The Elizabeth Llewellyn...

Two Geography Students Awarded Joe Ferguson Memorial Scholarship - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Two Geography Students Awarded Joe Ferguson Memorial Scholarship - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Two Geography Students Awarded Joe Ferguson Memorial Scholarship - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Two Ohio University students were awarded the Joe Ferguson Memorial Scholarship by the Geography Department. Allison Shryock is majoring in Geography. Sam Smith is majoring in Geography in the Honors Tutorial College. About the Joe Ferguson Memorial Scholarship The scholarship commemorates the contr...

Zarembka Awarded the Ron Isaac Award by Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Zarembka Awarded the Ron Isaac Award by Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Zarembka Awarded the Ron Isaac Award by Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Sophomore Maddy Zarembka was awarded the Ron Isaac Award by the Geography Department at Ohio University. Zarembka is majoring in Geography – Meteorology. “I am truly honored to be receiving this, and I cannot wait to continue to pursue my dream career. I could not have been where I am …

Abbiw, Johnson Named Outstanding Teaching Assistants in Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Abbiw, Johnson Named Outstanding Teaching Assistants in Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Abbiw, Johnson Named Outstanding Teaching Assistants in Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Two Geography graduate students were named Outstanding Teaching Assistants in 2019-20. Graduate student Edward Abbiw was named Outstanding Teaching Assistant by the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. “My interest is in environmental geography—investigations into effect of land-use on...

Abbiw, Johnson Named Outstanding Teaching Assistants in Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Abbiw, Johnson Named Outstanding Teaching Assistants in Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Abbiw, Johnson Named Outstanding Teaching Assistants in Geography - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Two Geography graduate students were named Outstanding Teaching Assistants in 2019-20. Graduate student Edward Abbiw was named Outstanding Teaching Assistant by the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. “My interest is in environmental geography—investigations into effect of land-use on...

Clark Named Outstanding Graduate Scalia Scholar - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Clark Named Outstanding Graduate Scalia Scholar - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Clark Named Outstanding Graduate Scalia Scholar - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Ohio University alum Logan Clark was named the Outstanding Graduate Scalia Scholar by the Geography Department. Clark, who is pursuing a master’s in Geography, also earned his bachelor’s degree at OHIO in 2018, majoring in Geography – Meteorology. His research interests are heavily involved in...

Connolly Named Outstanding Undergraduate Scalia Scholar - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
04/24/2020
Connolly Named Outstanding Undergraduate Scalia Scholar - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Connolly Named Outstanding Undergraduate Scalia Scholar - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Senior Charlotte Connolly was named the Outstanding Undergraduate Scalia Scholar by the Geography Department at Ohio University. Connolly, a Geography major, also was named an Outstanding Graduating Senior. The Outstanding Undergraduate Scalia Scholar award is given annually to a graduating senior o...

Geography students: A video tutorial on how to build a LinkedIn profile and use Alumni Tool https://www.ohio-forum.com/2...
04/08/2020
Career Corner | How to Build a LinkedIn Profile and Use Alumni Tool - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Geography students: A video tutorial on how to build a LinkedIn profile and use Alumni Tool https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/03/career-corner-how-to-build-a-linkedin-profile-and-use-alumni-tool/?utm_source=A%26S%20FORUM%20%7C%20Cooking%20during%20COVID%20%20FS&utm_campaign=Cooking%20during%20COVID%20%20FS&utm_medium=email

 Learn how to navigate your LinkedIn profile to make basic updates, in addition to how to maximize the Alumni Tool as a networking resource. This video was created in the Career & Leadership Development Center at Ohio University. For more information about this video, contact me at [email protected]...

Geography students: CLDC continues to offer virtual career coaching services to OU students.  Check it out: https://www....
04/08/2020
Student Services | Ohio University

Geography students: CLDC continues to offer virtual career coaching services to OU students. Check it out: https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/career-and-leadership/services?utm_source=A%26S+FORUM+%7C+Cooking+during+COVID++FS&utm_campaign=Cooking+during+COVID++FS&utm_medium=email

Career Coaching Gain personalized attention through career coaching. Whether you are exploring major or career options, preparing a resume or job searching, our professional career coaches customize appointments to meet your priorities. Appointments Monday, 10 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Tuesday–Friday, 8 a....

A&S Forum: Dr. Jokisch foster scholarly connections through leadership of the Conference of Latin American Geographers h...
03/10/2020
Jokisch Fosters Scholarly Connections, Leads Conference of Latin American Geographers - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

A&S Forum: Dr. Jokisch foster scholarly connections through leadership of the Conference of Latin American Geographers https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/03/jokisch-fosters-scholarly-connections-leads-conference-of-latin-american-geographers/

Dr. Brad Jokisch serves as chair of Conference of Latin American Geographers, a network of geographers working throughout the region on topics as diverse as environmental sustainability, mining, migration, rural development and human rights. Jokisch is Associate Professor of Geography and an affilia...

On tap this afternoon - Dr. Rebecca Snell from Environmental and Plant Biology presents her current research: Changing m...
03/06/2020

On tap this afternoon - Dr. Rebecca Snell from Environmental and Plant Biology presents her current research: Changing management can mitigate the impacts of climate driven woody encroachment in high elevation pasture woodlands. Friday (today!), 3-4pm in 119 Clippinger

Once again, big congrats to Tyler and Logan and the best AMS chapter in the country!  https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/03...
03/04/2020
Muncy, Clark Win American Meteorological Society Research Awards - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Once again, big congrats to Tyler and Logan and the best AMS chapter in the country! https://www.ohio-forum.com/2020/03/muncy-clark-win-american-meteorological-society-research-awards/

Tyler Muncy and Logan Clark, both Geography graduate students, received awards for their research presented at the 19th Annual Student Conference, held in conjunction with the 100th meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Boston Jan. 5-10. Only four out of 52 eligible graduate student pres...

On tap in March: the 11th Annual Meteorology Symposium at Ohio University!
02/21/2020

On tap in March: the 11th Annual Meteorology Symposium at Ohio University!

Have cool weather photos?  Check out the Scalia Lab Photo Contest!
02/05/2020

Have cool weather photos? Check out the Scalia Lab Photo Contest!

Don't miss it - Dr. Whitson to speak on "Embodied Memories of Displacement: Using participatory art and mapping for unde...
02/05/2020

Don't miss it - Dr. Whitson to speak on "Embodied Memories of Displacement: Using participatory art and mapping for understanding and reconciliation in Colombia"

Congratulations to all of our capstone researchers! https://www.ohio-forum.com/2019/12/geography-seniors-present-capston...
02/05/2020
Geography Seniors Present Capstones at Research Exhibition - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to all of our capstone researchers! https://www.ohio-forum.com/2019/12/geography-seniors-present-capstones-at-research-exhibition/

The Geography Department hosted its annual Capstone Research poster exhibition on Dec. 12, demonstrating a diversity of geographic research in physical and human geography. More than 35 seniors exhibited posters for their capstone projects in GEOG 4800: Capstone Experience in Geography, a Tier III s...

Interested in geographies of food systems?  Here's an opportunity to be involved in a very active student organization.
01/29/2020

Interested in geographies of food systems? Here's an opportunity to be involved in a very active student organization.

Are you a student at OU interested in joining the Food Matters student organization? Join us tonight in McCracken 120 at 6:30pm to learn more about our org and get involved!

High Waters, More Hazardous Cargo on the Ohio River https://woub.org/2020/01/25/high-waters-more-hazardous-cargo-complic...
01/25/2020
High Waters, More Hazardous Cargo Complicate Job of Keeping Ohio Watershed Safe - WOUB Public Media

High Waters, More Hazardous Cargo on the Ohio River https://woub.org/2020/01/25/high-waters-more-hazardous-cargo-complicate-job-of-keeping-ohio-watershed-safe/

Just before dawn in January 2018, 27 barges were floating like a net along the banks of the Ohio River, downstream of the city of Pittsburgh. Instead of fish, the fleet caught chunks of ice that broke off in the warming, fast-moving waters as it waited for a tow through the nearby Emsworth Locks and...

Geographers, here's an opportunity to support a friend of the department--Community Food Initiatives--through a fundrais...
01/25/2020

Geographers, here's an opportunity to support a friend of the department--Community Food Initiatives--through a fundraiser at Chipotle! Visit Jan 29th 2020 between 5-9pm and tell them "we're here to support Community Food Initiatives" before checkout!

01/25/2020

Congratulations as well to Tyler Muncy, also a student recipient of an award at the recent AMS conference in Boston. Tyler and Logan were among a very small number of awardees among more than 400 presenters. Congrats to you both and all OU student attendees.

01/25/2020

Congratulations to Logan Clark, Associate Director of Scalia Lab, on receiving an award for his presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in Boston!

Geography capstone students present their research at the capstone research exhibition - this Thursday at 10am, Clipping...
12/09/2019
Capstone Presentations | Geography Research Exhibition, Dec. 12 - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Geography capstone students present their research at the capstone research exhibition - this Thursday at 10am, Clippinger first floor lobby! All are welcome! https://www.ohio-forum.com/2019/12/capstone-presentations-geography-research-exhibition-dec-12/

The Geography Department welcomes all Geography majors, minors, and friends to the Geography Capstone research exhibition on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 10:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. on the first floor of Clippinger Laboratories. More than 35 seniors will be exhibiting posters for their capstone projects in....

Check out this profile of our own Ana Mojica Myers!
11/27/2019

Check out this profile of our own Ana Mojica Myers!

Spotlight Sunday: eCampus instructor Ana Mojica Myers
Mrs. Myers is an instructor of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences. This summer, she is teaching GEOG 3600, “Cartography I,” and GEOG 3610, “Cartography II,” for eCampus. Get to know her a little better:
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1. What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Cooking and baking
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2. What is your hidden talent?
I can sew and designed some of my wardrobe
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3. What is your favorite food, and your least favorite food?
My favorite food is pupusas (a Salvadoran traditional corn dough tortilla stuffed with meats, cheese, and beans), and pizza. I’m a foodie so I don’t really have a food that I don’t like.
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4. Coffee or tea?
Tea, especially cold ones
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5. What is your favorite thing about teaching online students?
Developing engaging activities and visual resources to motivate my students to explore new contents, discover new tools (and software), and discover their hidden talents and interests.

Dr. Perkins and his Environmental Justice seminar students hit the road Saturday for a field trip to Cheshire, Ohio, a c...
11/18/2019

Dr. Perkins and his Environmental Justice seminar students hit the road Saturday for a field trip to Cheshire, Ohio, a community that was bought out and disbanded by AEP. Gavin Power Plant is in the background. As we learned week during the celebration of #OUGeographyturns50, our students value field opportunities of all kinds.

Check out Dr. Whitson's upcoming talk on "Embodied Memories of Displacement".  Tuesday Nov 19th, 12-1pm, Baker Center 24...
11/13/2019

Check out Dr. Whitson's upcoming talk on "Embodied Memories of Displacement". Tuesday Nov 19th, 12-1pm, Baker Center 242.

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Leaving Ohio University in the late 1970's, my advisor Dr. Hubert Wilhelm asked why go back to Central Pennsylvania, I stated that for cultural and settlement geography it was an untapped environs. The county that I am living in had five brickyards, six potteries and two industrial clay mines. Today there are four anagama/wood fired kilns. One college related and three private. This past week (16 August 2017). We finished firing the riverkiln, located along the Juniata River. A bedding down the riverkiln dragon. "Firing an atmospheric kiln is like doing a scientific experiment. It is mostly failure before you get anything." (statement borrowed from poet Jessica Goodfellow and revised) At 3:12 AM on the 16th a hikidiski drawing of a bowl was performed ending the firing. Chris Drobnock (Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and the University of Arkansas Fayettville) pulling the bowel. Thanks to Matt Wren, Kurt Brantner, Nick Brown, Jared Impretro, Kent Black. (and to Bill and Ryan)