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HELMERICH FOUNDATION MAKES $500,000 GIFT IN SUPPORT OF OU LIBRARIES
ARDMORE - University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced at the OU Board of Regents meeting today that The Helmerich Foundation of Tulsa is making a $500,000 gift in support of the renovation of a floor in the Neustadt Wing of Bizzell Memorial Library to create a 21st century collaborative learning center.
OU Plans to Construct New Residential College Housing
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced that planning is underway for new residential colleges for upperclassmen and women. They will be patterned on those at Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge.
OU Professor Awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Grant to Create Visualization Tools for the Digital Humanities
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma professor is creating innovative new ways for people to interact with data in the digital humanities with a five-year, $496,124 National Science Foundation CAREER grant. The OU project will greatly expand the usefulness of data visualizations by providing a general way to create, edit, search and query data inside the visualizations themselves. Read More
OU Physicist Receives Prestigious Keck Foundation Grant for Development of a Quantum Enhanced Plasmonic Sensor
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma physicist has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop a quantum enhanced plasmonic sensor. The emerging field of physics known as quantum plasmonics will enable technology for sensing applications and lead to earlier detection of diseases, detection of pathogens that were previously ‘invisible,’ and advanced warning of dangerous pollutants or chemicals in the atmosphere. Read more
University of Oklahoma Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant for the Development of Digital Latin Library
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has been awarded a $572,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the development of a digital library of Latin texts of all eras. The Digital Latin Library—a Linked Open Data resource—represents a significant collaborative effort to advance access to these texts. Read more