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Dedication and Open House Set for Tuesday
Dean Berrien Moore and the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences is proud to announce the Dedication and Grand Opening of a new addition to the National Weather Center. The first floor will now be home to the Oklahoma Weather Lab, Student Forecast Office, Student Leadership, Tutoring Help Desk and Student Broadcast Offices, along with the National Weather Center Meeting and Event Services Office. A special ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
Dr. Yoshi Sasaki, Professor Emeritus and a founder in the School of Meteorology passed away on March 12, 2015.
Dr. Sasaki earned a Ph.D. in Science from Tokyo University in 1955. Born in Akita, Japan in 1927, Dr. Sasaki emigrated to the United States after World War II. He moved to the University of Oklahoma in 1960 to help found the OU meteorology program. Dr. Sasaki holds numerous title and awards including the induction into the American Meteorological Society’s title of Honorary Member, the Fujiwara Award from the Meteorological Society of Japan, and was presented the “Order of the Sacred Treasure” by the Emperor of Japan and appointed as an Honorary Consul General of Japan. He held the title of George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus title at the University.
A memorial service is being planned and details will be provided once finalized. The college offers their deepest condolences to his wife, Koko, and their family.
NWC Research Exploration
Dr. Berrien Moore III, dean of the College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences and director of the National Weather Center, discusses how the NWC impacts research and student engagement at The University of Oklahoma.