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OU College of Liberal Studies Given New Name

OU Seed Sower

NORMAN –University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced the renaming of the College of Liberal Studies to the College of Professional and Continuing Studies. This name change reflects the recent transition in the college, which now combines the academic and credit-related activities of University Outreach into a singular college unit. 
 

 

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OU Receives Major Gift from Valero in Support of New Engineering...

Rendering of Gallogly Hall

NORMAN –  University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced a $1.5 million gift from Valero to support construction of Gallogly Hall, a new biomedical engineering building and research laboratory on OU’s Engineering Quadrangle that will house the Gallogly College of Engineering’s Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering and new engineering labs and learning spaces. 

 

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Well-Designed Visual Aids Improve Risk Understanding

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma professor, Edward T. Cokely, shows that informed decision making depends on the ability to accurately evaluate and understand information about risk in a newly published study in the scientific journal Human Factors. A state-of-the-science review of the literature concludes that visual aids are beneficial for diverse people with different levels of numeracy and graph literacy. Cokely identifies five categories of practical, evidence-based guidelines for the evaluation and design of visual aids.  Read More

OU Team Details Foreshock Activities Leading Up to Pawnee Earthquake

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma geophysics professor, Xiaowei Chen, details the foreshock activities leading up to the Pawnee earthquake, and highlights the complicated relationship between seismicity and wastewater injection rates in a research study published this week in Scientific Reports. The study details the precursory earthquake (foreshock) sequences that culminated in the September 3, 2016, 5.8 magnitude earthquake near Pawnee, Oklahoma, which ruptured along the previously unmapped Sooner Lake Fault.  Read More

OU Awarded $161 Million NASA Contract for First-of-Its-Kind Earth Science Mission

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has been awarded an eight-year, $161 million NASA contract for a first-of-its-kind Earth Science mission that will extend our nation's lead in measuring key carbon-based greenhouse gases and vegetation health from space to advance understanding of Earth's natural exchanges of carbon between land, atmosphere and ocean. NASA first announced OU as the recipient in December 2016. Serving as the single largest in the university's history, the contract begins July 1, 2017. Read More

OU, Weathernews and Nanowave Technologies Announce Research Collaboration

NORMAN – Weather radar technology developed at the University of Oklahoma’s Advanced Radar Research Center is being utilized in a new potentially life-saving research collaboration with Weathernews International, a Japanese forecasting company, and Nanowave Technologies Inc., a Canadian radio frequency electronics company.  Read More

EXPERIENCED TECHNOLOGY LEADER NAMED INTERIM CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

NORMAN – Eddie Huebsch, an accomplished information technology professional, has been named interim chief information officer at the University of Oklahoma – a role responsible for developing and executing strategic plans for Information Technology at OU’s Norman campus as it pertains to instruction, research, administration and community service, as well as leading efforts to achieve cost efficiencies and business continuity across OU’s three campuses. Read More