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Peggy and Charles Stephenson - a Legacy of Love and Philanthropy
Charles and Peggy Stephenson's love story began in Antlers, Oklahoma. Married more than 60 years, this couple's commitment to each other, OU and Oklahoma, continues to inspire. With major gifts to OU, the Stephenson Cancer Center, the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering and the Stephenson Research and Technology Center, to name a few, this couple continues to invest in ways that benefit the greater Oklahoma community.
OU to Participate in Environmental Partnership
The University of Oklahoma will partner with universities in Mexico and Canada to study ways to develop and promote environmentally friendly products.
The partnerships announced Wednesday were developed as part of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an association of the environmental agencies from the United States, Canada and Mexico. The group held its annual meeting this week in Oklahoma City, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt acting as host.
OU-Led Research Team Accelerating Antibiotic Discovery with $5.7 Million NIH Grant
University of Oklahoma professors, Helen Zgurskaya and Valentin Rybenkov, and team are addressing the challenge and critical need for new antibiotics that can fight infections caused by the multi-drug resistant bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, considered an urgent threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The OU team responded to a special request for applications from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, and received a five-year, $5.7 million grant to develop new, more effective approaches against Gram-negative bacteria that are protected by multi-drug efflux pumps and low-permeability membranes.
OU Designated Big 12 Conference Champion in EPA’S College and University Green Power Challenge
For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Oklahoma is the Big 12 Conference Champion of the College and University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the conference, according to rankings just released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Since April 2006, EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked and recognized the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power use within the program.
OU, OCAST Plan Statewide Initiative To Improve Oklahoma's Small Business Innovation Research Success
The University of Oklahoma Innovation Hub, along with a team of collaborators from across the state of Oklahoma, has been awarded the SBIRxOK program from the U.S. Small Business Administration to increase Oklahoma’s participation in the Small Business Innovation Research program, especially among women scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. The SBIR program is “America’s Seed Fund” with $2.5 billion to stimulate high-tech research and development with commercial potential.