OU Classified as 2018 Carnegie Institution Top Tier Research University
The University of Oklahoma announced today that it has achieved the 2018 Carnegie Institution’s Very High Research Activity classification. With this designation, OU is among the nation’s top 120 doctoral-degree granting institutions in the 2018 top research category. OU made history in 2010 as the first public institution in Oklahoma to receive the Carnegie top tier research university classification and was classified again as a top tier research institution in 2015.
“The OU research community has again achieved a major milestone with the prestigious Carnegie Institution’s classification as one of the nation’s top research universities,” said OU President James Gallogly. “The OU research community has shown a profound commitment and determination in reaching this goal not once, but for a third time.”
Young Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs May Lack Ingredients for Life
Rocky planets orbiting red dwarf stars may be bone dry and lifeless, according to a new study using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Water and organic compounds, essential for life as we know it, may get blown away before they can reach the surface of young planets.
OU Biologist and Director of Environmental Studies Elected AAAS Fellow
A University of Oklahoma biologist and director of environmental studies, K. David Hambright, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions in the field of freshwater plankton biology, particularly for contributions to understanding food web structure and function across multiple trophic levels
OU's K20 Center Receives $68M in GEAR UP Funding
2018 GEAR UP partnership awards, totaling more than $68 million in funding over the course of seven years. With these awards, the K20 Center has an opportunity to make a significant impact on the quality of education in 46 schools and more than 12,000 students across Oklahoma, many of which have been deeply affected by issues such as poverty and teacher shortages.
OU Professors to Lead Global Research on Bluegreen Algae in Freshwaters
University of Oklahoma professors, Karl D. Hambright and Lee R. Krumholz, will lead a global research team to study one of the most common environmental problems—freshwater toxic cyanobacteria (bluegreen algae) blooms, which threaten freshwater lakes and pose substantial health risks to humans, pets, livestock and wildlife. The group will address the fundamental interactions between cyanobacteria and other bacteria co-occurring with the blooms.
New Study Examines Attitudes Toward LGT Individuals
OU sociologist examines how measures of social contact and social distancing relate to attitudes toward lesbian, gay and transgender individuals.
A University of Oklahoma sociologist, Meredith G. F. Worthen, examines how measures of social contact and social distancing relate to attitudes toward lesbian, gay and transgender individuals in a new study.