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OU PRESIDENT THANKS ‘THOUSANDS STRONG’ SUPPORTERS AT DECEMBER BOARD OF REGENTS’ MEETING
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced that more than $250,000 has been raised through “Thousands Strong” – the university’s official online project funding platform – since its launch in February 2016.
OU AWARDED $166 MILLION GRANT BY NASA, LARGEST RESEARCH GRANT IN UNIVERSITY HISTORY
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has been awarded a five-year, $166 million grant by NASA. The grant is to advance understanding of Earth’s natural exchanges of carbon between the land, atmosphere and ocean, and is the largest single research grant in OU history.
OU Collaborative Study Subject of NOVA Documentary On Prehistoric Himalayan Populations
NORMAN – A NOVA documentary, “Secrets of the Sky Tombs,” on the ancient peoples of the Himalayans and the clues they left behind, is scheduled to air on Public Broadcasting Service Jan. 4, 2017. Based on a collaborative University of Oklahoma study and the first ancient DNA investigation of prehistoric peoples in the Himalayas, the documentary explores evidence discovered by the team of scientists in the world’s highest tombs. Read More
EDUCATION ADVOCATE NAMED VICE PRESIDENT FOR GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
NORMAN – An education advocate and champion for safe communities has been named Vice President for Governmental Relations at the University of Oklahoma. Announcement of the appointment of Jonathan Nichols of Norman to the position was made today by OU President David L. Boren at the December meeting of the OU Board of Regents. Read More
Palmer Recognized As National Fellow For Contributions To Atmospheric and Meteorological Radar Science
NORMAN – Robert D. Palmer, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma meteorology professor, associate vice president for research and executive director of the Advanced Radar Research Center, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Fellow. Read More
OU Professor Recognized by World’s Largest Scientific Society For Studies Linking Biogeochemistry to Geography of Ecological Communities
NORMAN – Michael Kaspari, a University of Oklahoma biology professor, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for innovative studies linking biogeochemistry to the geography of ecological communities. Kaspari has sought to understand why ecological communities — the collection of plants, animals and microbes found in any one place — vary from place to place across the planet. Read More