OU Receives $1 Million Grant from the Mellon Foundation
NORMAN –The University of Oklahoma is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the continued development of the Digital Latin Library project, which—when complete—will create resources that people of varying levels of interest and expertise in Latin can use to find, read, discuss, study, teach, edit and annotate Latin texts of all types and eras.
OU Professor Developing Vaccine to Protect Global Communities from Malaria
NORMAN — A University of Oklahoma professor studying malaria mosquito interaction has discovered a new mosquito protein for the development of a new vaccine that is expected to stop the spread of the disease in areas where it is considered endemic. Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes, and it infects millions of people in Africa, Asia and South America every year, causing a global health crisis. In addition to the local populations, U.S. military personnel stationed in these areas and travelers to these malaria-prone areas are at risk of becoming infected.
OU Astrophysicist and Collaborator in China Find Supermassive Black Holes
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist and his Chinese collaborator have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth, using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The discovery of two supermassive black holes—one larger one and a second, smaller one—are evidence of a binary black hole and suggests that supermassive black holes assemble their masses through violent mergers.