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OU Team Develops New Formulation to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Charles Rice, OU chemistry professor, conducts an experiment in his laboratory at the Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center on the OU Research Campus

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma team of chemists has developed a new antibiotic formulation to fight the sometimes deadly staph infection caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus or MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant infectious bacteria. 

 

 

 

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OU Astrophysicists Detect Most Luminous Diffuse Gamma-Ray Emission

Arp 220

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma team has detected for the first time the most luminous gamma-ray emission from a galaxy--the merging galaxy Arp 220 is the nearest ultraluminous infrared galaxy to Earth, and it reveals the hidden extreme energetic processes in galaxies. 

 

 

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Max Westheimer Air Traffic Control Tower Named Recipient of National Award

NORMAN – Max Westheimer Air Traffic Control Tower at the University of Oklahoma is being honored as the 2016 recipient of the Willie F. Card Contract Tower Service Award. Read More

OU Center Examines How Genomic Information Impacts Medical Care of Native American Communities

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma Center on American Indian and Alaska Native Genomic Research will examine the impact of genomic information on American Indian and Alaska Native communities and health care systems. Read More

OU REGENTS’ ALUMNI AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED TO FOURTEEN INDIVIDUALS

NORMAN – Fourteen exceptional University of Oklahoma alumni and friends will receive Regents’ Alumni Awards for their dedication and service to OU in a ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 13, on the Norman campus. Read More

KEY OU SUPPORTERS RECOGNIZED AT MAY REGENTS’ MEETING

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced that Judi and David Proctor of Dallas have been inducted into OU’s Seed Sower Society, a distinguished group of donors whose support of the University has reached $1 million or more. The announcement was made at the May meeting of the OU Board of Regents. Read More

OU PRESIDENT DAVID L. BOREN HONORED BY THE DIALOGUE INSTITUTE

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren is receiving tonight the Leadership Award from the Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City and will be honored this evening at the Institute’s 12th Annual Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony.  Read More

OU VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES INTENT TO RETIRE

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma Vice President for Public Affairs, Catherine Bishop, today announced her intent to retire from the University, effective in December, after more than 35 years of service to OU. Read More

OU EDUCATION PROFESSOR NAMED CORE FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

NORMAN – William C. Frick, associate professor in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma, has been selected as a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar to study at the Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University in the Republic of Georgia for a nine-month award beginning in September. Read More

THREE OU STUDENTS RECEIVE GOLDWATER HONORS

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma honors students Casey Cai, Jesse Coker and Patrick Vallely have been named 2016 Goldwater Scholars, placing OU in the top ranks of universities nationally with 51 Goldwater Scholars since the competition began in 1991. The prestigious scholarships are awarded on the basis of potential and intent to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. Read More