OU Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing Fosters Human Well-Being and Development of Oklahomans
NORMAN—At the heart of the newly- created University of Oklahoma Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing is the belief that humans flourish when they develop their fullest potential as rational and moral creatures living in healthy communities. Funded by a $2.95 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation and OU, the primary mission of the Institute is to advance the science of virtue, improve the flourishing of OU students and all Oklahomans.
OU Research Team Selected to Develop Aeroecology National Research Training Program for Graduate Education
NORMAN — An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Oklahoma—a global leader in the emerging science of aeroecology—has been awarded a $2.9 million National Science Foundation grant to develop an aeroecology training program that will be used as a model at OU and other universities to train graduate students from science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and other disciplines. The program will fulfill a national need to train data scientists in the field of aeroecology and its rapidly growing use of Earth-observation data for societal benefits.
OU Collaborating in NSF South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub
Norman, Okla.—The University of Oklahoma will play an active role in the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub—a new National Science Foundation initiative to build innovative public-private partnerships that address regional challenges with big data analysis. The South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub, led by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute, serves Oklahoma and 15 other states as well as the District of Columbia.