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OU Health Children’s Hospital Team Headed to Florida to Help with Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts
KOTV

A New Study Finds U.S. Future Floods Becoming More Frequent, Wider Spread, Yet Less Seasonal
Black Chronicle

TSET Health Promotion Research Center Expands Their Team
OK Nursing Times

Three faculty members have joined the TSET Health Promotion Research Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Katelyn Romm, Ph.D.; Erin Vogel, Ph.D.; and Meng Chen, Ph.D.

COVID-19 in Oklahoma: New cases, deaths, vaccine booster shots, omicron variant
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health's chief COVID-19 officer, told KOCO 5 we are playing with a different set of rules when it comes to the omicron variant. He said the omicron variant spreads faster than any other strain of coronavirus.

The Cost of What You Allow The World to Call You
Harper’s Bazaar

Article written by Honorée Jeffers who is the author of the best-selling novel The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois and a professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. 

Oklahoma is Prosecuting Pregnant Women for Using Medical Marijuana
Black News Portal

The threat of criminal prosecution in Oklahoma has made it harder to gain pregnant patients’ trust and to provide treatment, said Dr. Stephanie Pierce, who runs a clinic for pregnant women with substance-use disorders at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Instead of acting as a deterrent for drug use, she added, fear of arrest can keep women from seeking prenatal care. 

Roanoke County names economic development director
Virginia Business

Baker has a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s in public affairs from Indiana University. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and a certified economic developer through the International Development Council.

MDB Capital Holdings Hires Tony Dammicci as Chief Experience Officer
Morningstar

Mr. Dammicci holds a BA in Journalism-Advertising from the University of Oklahoma and is a graduate of the Omnicom Senior Management Program in Organizational Leadership. He also serves as an advisor to the Alex Townsend Memorial Foundation.

A look at the four Oklahoma Supreme Court justices on the retention ballot in November
The Oklahoman

Winchester, who received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1977, served as a state judge for Caddo and Grady counties and as a U.S. administrative law judge before his appointment to the Supreme Court.

New Bedford County deputy administrator appointed
The Roanoke Times

Stauder has continued professional development and education pursuits through participation in the International City/County Management Association’s Emerging Leaders Development Program, and through the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, according to the release.

OKC metro kicks off breast cancer awareness month
KTUL

Funds raised at the showcase will go to OU Healths Stephenson Center. The 2022 More Than Pink Walk for breast cancer awareness will be held Saturday, October 22nd at the Bicentennial park in Oklahoma City. 

OKLAHOMA WATCH: What pandemic relief projects Oklahoma lawmakers approved, omitted in special session
Tahlequah Daily Press

The bill, which forbids OU Health from doing gender-reassignment medical care on minors, passed the Senate 31-13 and the House by a vote of 67-24. 

OU releases 2021 statistics indicating increase in domestic, dating violence, decrease in sexual assault reports
OU Daily

Scientists Reveal the Mechanism Behind Their Fascinating Superpowers
List 23

Dr. Sebastien Miellet, a research fellow at the University of Oklahoma who specializes in active vision, used eye tracking technology to analyze how super-recognizers scan and process faces and their parts.

Coffee with: Jordan Green, founder of mental health app Remble
Tulsa People

It’s less than a month after therapist and Booker T. Washington High School grad Jordan Green, 30, has launched her mental health app, Remble. With a master’s degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma, she is eager to discuss how the app came to be and her goals for her new company at DoubleShot Coffee Co., 1633 S. Boulder Ave.  

Despite gender treatment fracas, lawmakers pass bills doling out more than $1 billion
Tulsa World

Lawmakers delved into bigotry, genital mutilation and parental choice in passing a bill that would prevent University of Oklahoma medical facilities from providing transition services to transgender children. 

OU Medical Students Protest Bill That Would End Some Gender-Affirming Health Care
KWTV

Oklahomans react to bill’s controversial stipulation for OU Health to get federal relief money
KOCO

Oklahoma lawmakers restrict funding for transgender youth health care at OU Health
KTUL

Harvard Law Professor and Bloomberg columnist Noah Feldman to speak at OU during Free Speech Week
Norman Transcript

Max Westheimer Airport to host 16th annual Aviation Festival
KFOR

The University of Oklahoma Max Westheimer Airport and the Norman Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 16th annual Aviation Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Aviation Fest returns to Norman
Norman Transcript

The University of Oklahoma Max Westheimer Airport and the Norman Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Aviation Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Report ranks OU nursing college as one of top programs
Muskogee Phoenix

COLUMN: DRS promotes Disability Employment Awareness Month in October
Enid News & Eagle

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Services also served 3,211 participants through Transition and a Pre-Employment Transition Services grant partnerships with the National Center for Disability Education and Training at University of Oklahoma Outreach.

Dr. Dale Bratzler explains what to know this fall about COVID vaccines
CBS Austin

Therapy Thoughts: Disputes with a spouse & being Ignored by friends 
KWTV

From disagreements between friends to communication between spouses we have some interesting questions to discuss this Therapy Thursday. Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma is here with her expert advice.

SNAP Nutrition Incentive Boosts Produce Purchases in Oklahoma
KOTV

During the last quarter, University of Oklahoma professor Marianna Wetherill said more than 28,000 Oklahomans took advantage of the program.

Who will be on the November 8 ballot in Cleveland County?
Free Press OKC

University of Oklahoma College of Law alumni and combat veteran RJ Harris is the Republican candidate, continuing to the house race without a GOP primary election.

‘Cooler than what we are now’: Heikkila promotes collaboration, development in State of the City
Norman Transcript

OU President Joe Harroz, who spoke as a guest in Heikkila’s keynote address, said the door is open for the city to partner with the university.

Norman mayor has vision of unity to push city forward
KOCO

"This mayor and the leadership of this city that are represented right here, this is a new day. This is a new day. But the question is are we going to seize it?" said Joseph Harroz, president of OU.

OU Health ceasing some gender care after funds threatened
ABC News

OU Health ceasing some gender care after funds threatened
The Washington Post

Bill to Expand Behavioral Health Care at OU Children’s, Could Also Restrict ‘Life-Saving Care’
KWTV

Bill could restrict gender reassignment treatment at OU Health
KFOR

Students at OU may get help with ‘period poverty’ plaguing schools across country
KOCO

Oklahoma ranks fourth in obesity, OU to offer options with Medicaid expansion
KTUL

Iron Gate, OU Tulsa partners to provide healthy meals to Green Country’s homeless population
Yahoo

Video: Iron Gate, OU Tulsa partners to provide healthy meals to Green Country’s homeless population
KOKI

OU Undergraduate Student Congress seeks appointment of new SGA Superior Court justices, updates bylaws
OU Daily

Hurricane Ian Begins To Hit Southwest Florida as Extreme Category 4 Storm
Gizmodo

A storm slowing down isn’t necessarily a good thing, echoed Noah Brauer, a meteorologist and hurricane researcher at the University of Oklahoma. Even when it might mean slightly lessened winds, slower storms lead to the same areas getting hit for longer by rain and winds.

Google awards $250,000 for new OU Polytechnic Institute in Tulsa
Tulsa World

OU receives gift from Google to support polytechnic institute
KFOR
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Google donates quarter of a million to OU poly institute
KTUL
(TV Clip)

OU Health stops some gender health services after receiving pressure from state
Yahoo

Oklahoma lawmakers block gender reassignment treatment in OU children’s hospital funding
The Oklahoman

Lawmakers target ‘gender reassignment medical treatment’ at OU Health
Tulsa World

OU Health stops some gender health services after receiving pressure from state
KOCO

OU Health planning to end ‘certain gender medicine services’
KOKH

OU Health to cease some services in light of state bill blocking funding for gender confirmation treatment
OU Daily

Norman buys two vans to transport unhoused population
Norman Transcript

The purchase was approved in connection with two Homebase studies and studies through the University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow School of Social Work that identified transportation as a prominent need for Norman’s unhoused population.

OU Esports and Co-Curricular Innovation Receives $20,000 Gift From Williams Companies for Program Support
Sooner Sports

What’s behind Venezuela migrants in US being sent to ‘sanctuary’ destinations?
The New Arab

"Essentially, they're trying to own the left. You want a lenient immigration policy? We'll send them to you," Allyson Shortle, associate professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma, told The New Arab.

The Strength and Value of Organized Psychiatry
Psychiatric Times

Article cowritten by Dr Britta Ostermeyer who is professor and chairman, the Paul and Ruth Jonas Chair in Mental Health, and chief of psychiatry for OU Health at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. 

‘Guardrail’ OTA policies proposed
Norman Transcript

Amy Cerato, a geotechnical civil engineer and professor at the University of Oklahoma, said the legislature should immediately “sunset” the projects authorized in 1987. Cerato has a home in the path of the east Norman turnpike.

First steps taken to address Oklahoma’s orphaned well problem
Enid News & Eagle

Catalin Teodoriu, a professor at the University of Oklahoma’s Mewbourne School of Petroleum Engineering, says the primary environmental risk involves the release of uncontrolled fluids into the near vicinity.

OU Health Sciences Center team to research Indigenous mother deaths
KOCO

OU Health’s Advice Against ‘Sleepy Chicken’ TikTok Trend
KWTV

"Once you start tot boil that medication, those medications become a vapor, and it can cause irritation to your nose, throat or even the lungs causing damage that can be permanent," OU Children's Hospital Dr. Vamsikrishna Kaliki said.

Video: What OU Health has to say about ‘Nyquil Chicken’
KOKI

OU College of Nursing ranked as one of top programs in nation
The Lawton Constitution

U.S. News & World Report ranks OU College of Nursing as one of top B.S.N. programs in nation
The Duncan Banner

OU Sooner Works Inaugural Class Enters Senior Year
KOTV

OU Sooner Works Inaugural Class Enters Senior Year
KWTV

COVID-19 in Oklahoma: New cases, deaths, vaccine booster shots, omicron variant
KOCO

"Omicron supposedly grows about 70-times faster than the delta variant did. So, you get this large viral load in your airways that can be detected quite early," Bratzler said.

When asked about estranged parents, be honest, but don’t give details
The Oklahoman

Yvette Walker, assistant dean, University of Oklahoma Gaylord College: Honesty is best. If you truly don’t know how they are doing because you don’t speak, say so. You don’t need to go into detail. Just say, “Thanks for asking, but it has been a while since we connected.” If they ask for more details and you are not comfortable talking about it just say that you prefer not to say any more about it. Your friends should get the message.

From The New York Jets Owner to An Elon Musk ‘Fanboy.’ Meet the 20 Newcomers to the 2022 Forbers 400
Forbes

Faith studied petroleum engineering at the University of Oklahoma then got a Harvard MBA before working for real estate developer Trammell Crow Company.

OU softball holds groundbreaking for new stadium
KOCO

Oklahoma honors defensive stars Selmon brothers with statue
KSL

OU students join worldwide protests of Mahsa Amini’s death in Iranian police custody
OU Daily

OU faculty co-author journal commentary urging investment in wastewater surveillance
Norman Transcript

Three faculty members from the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus and the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City are among the authors of a commentary published in the journal Nature Medicine that advocates for increased investment in wastewater surveillance to detect and contain health threats like COVID-19.

Child obesity: New initiative to address Oklahoma’s poor ranking, post-pandemic decline
Tulsa World

“We had to do virtual visits for a while, but when they came back in, many of our kids had doubled their gains,” said Dr. Ashley Weedn, an OU Health pediatrician who directs the Healthy Futures Weight Management Clinic at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital.

In a tight race for governor, Ervin Yen hopes to stand out
Public Radio Tulsa

“You might get people who maybe are not happy with Stitt’s performance, but they can’t pull themselves to check the box for the Democrat so they say ‘I’ll just vote for the independent or vote for the libertarian,’” said Michael Crespin, curator and director of the Carl Albert Center at the University of Oklahoma.

RSU names Director of Communications, Marketing
The Claremore Daily Progress

Day holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with an advertising emphasis from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

OU now offering financial incentives to get teaching degree
KFOR

OU Encourages More Students to Pursue Degrees in Education
KOTV
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OU Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education announces participation in state scholarship program ‘Inspired to Teach’
OU Daily

OU names alumnus Jeffrey Harp university ombudsperson to foster community well-being, conflict resolution on campus
OU Daily

Two decades of Tulsa pre-K research shows widespread positive effects
Tulsa World

This paper comes from the Tulsa School Experiences and Early Development study, known as SEED, with researchers from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa listed as co-writers.

OU Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion hosts ‘Pathway to Belonging’ event, shares progress report during ‘DEI Week’
OU Daily

OU Daily wins Oklahoma SPJ’s First Amendment Award for work aiming to reset norms around transparency
OU Daily

OU University Theatre to open season with Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, featuring wide range of modern dance
OU Daily

OU, Blue Cedar Energy hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony
KOKH
(TV Clip)

Therapy Thoughts: Being Singled Out at Work & Not Connecting with Friends
KOTV

Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6 for Therapy Thursday, a segment where we answer your mental health and relationship questions.

With federal grant, OKC primed to grow biotech industry
Journal Record

“This represents the start of something that is only going to get bigger and bigger. This is more than a meaningful grant,” said John Hanak, chief innovation and corporate officer at the University of Oklahoma. “We’re going to bring in private dollars. This is going to be significant.”

Oklahoma expert explains federal interest rate hike
KTUL

Ben Keen, associate professor of economics at the University of Oklahoma, said everyone is seeing the impact of inflation.

Judge who is among first Hispanic women to serve role in Oklahoma shares message to future leaders
KOCO

Heather Mendoza Coyle is an Oklahoma native and a graduate of Putnam City North High School and the University of Oklahoma. She holds many titles. One of them is judge.

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark stresses global, domestic threats to future of US at OU Presidential Speakers Series dinner
OU Daily

OU Health doubling cancer trials thanks to American Rescue Plan program
KOKI

University of Oklahoma study explores the use of carbon dioxide to make acrylic acid
Science X

Jazz Wolfe, Anusha Fathepure named OU Student Media’s 2022-23 Moore Hodges fund recipients
OU Daily

Wellness Wednesday: CDC issues alert for virus with Polio-like symptoms
KOKH

Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health sits down with Fox 25's Dan Snyder and discusses this new virus and just who it impacts.

OSDH Names Maggie Jackson Regional Director
Enid Buzz

Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Spanish from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma. 

Firm welcomes aviation attorney Amanda Landherr
McAfee Taft

Landherr graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in both marketing and entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State University in 2016 and with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2019.

Joe Castiglione discusses SEC move (before 2025?) and how it impacts OU’s future nonconference scheduling
Tulsa World

Best seat in town to watch OU football? NOUN Hotel Opening next to Campus Corner
The Oklahoman

OU students stress importance of political participation during on-campus National Voter Registration Day event
OU Daily

Results of Oklahoma’s Purdue settlement beginning to take shape at OSU’s Center for Health Sciences
Tulsa World

New Veterans Affairs and state-owned mental hospitals in downtown and a Tulsa location of the University of Oklahoma’s Stephenson Cancer Center are also pieces in an emerging metrowide biomedical initiative.

OU researcher may have found a way to reduce the number of TBI surgeries to just one
News Medical

Across the globe, hundreds of researchers have dedicated their careers to studying and testing methods to improve treatment options for TBI survivors. Michael Detamore, Ph.D., a biomedical engineering researcher at the University of Oklahoma, was recently awarded $640,000 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health for his project titled, "Single stage surgical intervention for treatment of severe traumatic brain injury."

US study explores using CO2 to make acrylic acid
Gas World

Funded by the Department of Energy (DoE), the theoretical study is being led by Bin Wang, associate professor in the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

OU’s Adams Tower to be demolished summer 2023
KFOR
(TV Clip)

OU announces demolition of Adams Tower to commence summer 2023, plans construction of new dorm
OU Daily

Gift from late princess to create new Russian studies center at OU
KFOR

Gift helps establish Romanoff Center for Russian Studies
Journal Record

OU Board of Regents approves establishment of Romanoff Center for Russian Studies
OU Daily

Report goes inside Oklahoma eviction courtrooms
KJRH

“Seeing the eviction docket in Tulsa last summer really shook me," Adam Hines, law student with the University of Oklahoma said.

State advances plan to replace Griffin Memorial Hospital
Journal Record

Modernizing technology infrastructure at OU Health to help providers and patients share electronic health records. The project was approved at $44 million.

Hofmeister says Oklahoma teachers should get $5,000 pay raise to stay competitive
KOCO

University of Oklahoma political science professor Tyler Johnson said the latest move by the democratic nominee is playing to her strengths, which is education.

Is fentanyl a weapon of mass of destruction?
KOKH
(TV Clip)

Professor David Blatt interviewed for the story

Air and Space Museum event to honor astronaut Haise
Journal Record

Apollo 13 crew member Haise graduated from the University of Oklahoma before being selected as an astronaut. He later performed test landings with the Space Shuttle Enterprise, after being released from the back of a 747 jet that NASA purchased from American Airlines.

Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau increases staff
Journal Record

Randall Sweet is the third member of the newly hired trio, coming to the OKC CVB after graduating from the University of Oklahoma in May 2022. He serves as the OKC CVB’s communications coordinator.

Improved diet helps microbiome in pregnant women with gestational diabetes, OU study shows
KOKI

OU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with Luna Luna concert
OU Daily

OU to honor Selmon brothers with statue dedication before Kansas State game
KOCO

Oklahoma achievers: OU Health grant awarded; Hearing loss scholarships
The Oklahoman

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital opening ambient room for pediatric behavioral health patients
KOKH

“There is a pediatric behavioral health crisis at the moment and parents can struggle with how to help their children and where to get help,” said Robyn Cowperthwaite, M.D., pediatric psychiatrist, OU Health Physicians. “The ambient rooms at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital are the first step in providing a safe place for children to de-escalate and start the healing process.”

OU, ISU team in efforts to produce clean hydrogen energy
Journal Record

Latest Israeli Raid on Damascus Airport Region Underscores Ongoing Tensions with Iran
VOA News

Joshua Landis, who heads the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, told VOA, "Iran and Israel are fighting each other in Syria," and that "high-stakes negotiations over Iran's nuclear capacity have reached a crescendo, which partly explains the more dramatic attacks on Iran in Syria."

Experts disagree with classifying fentanyl as ‘weapon of mass destruction’
KTUL

David Blatt is a professor of public policy at the University of Oklahoma’s Tulsa campus, as well as the former executive director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute. He said it takes time to unpack the complex question at the center of this request: Is fentanyl a weapon of mass destruction?

OU Health Sciences Center team receives research funding to improve maternal mortality of indigenous mothers
Norman Transcript

OU Board of Regents to consider Norman, Tulsa graduate college merger, naming of Center of Russian Studies
OU Daily

OKC-area events, news: Tai Chi-A-Thon, new sprots coming to Scissortail Park and more
The Oklahoman

Oklahoma Health Aging Initiative (OHAI) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center will host its fourth annual Statewide Tai Chi-A-Thon 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 23, as part of National Falls Prevention Week.

Wellness Wednesday with Dr. Dale Bratzler 
KOKH
(TV Clip) 

Oklahoma researchers want to help in quest to keep hearts healthier, longer
KOCO

"Once you're at the stage where you're starting to have symptoms of pre-diabetes, of heart failure, of complications, kidney disease, the best thing you can do is try and take a hold of your lifestyle," said Dr. Jed Friedman, director of Harold Hamm Diabetes Center.

Guest column: Burnout prevention takes work, but you don’t have to be a quiet quitter
The Oklahoman

Column written by Dr. R. Nicolle Carr who is the director of Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Oklahoma Janine Rainbolt College of Education.

Climate change topic for Native American Cultural Celebration at MONAH
Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Speaker Laura Harjo is a Mvskoke scholar and interim chairman of the Department of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in geography, while also tracking through the American Studies and Ethnicity doctoral program, and her session at the Cultural Celebration will be "focused on convening as a community to figure out what we care about and what we want to build together."

Time to revamp work culture as people opt for quiet quitting
Deccan Herald

Mark Bolino, Director of Management and International Business at the University of Oklahoma, US, explains how multiple reasons could lead to employee coasting, with this phenomenon gaining higher popularity since the pandemic, factors such as burnout, missed promotion, poor match between contribution and reward, poor mental health, mounting deadlines/projects lead to a “natural ebb and flow to work”.

Is GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert a Christian nationalist?
The Mercury News

More specifically, Christian nationalists look to restrict voting to a “worthy” few, Whitehead said, citing a 2022 study he conducted with two other experts, Sam Perry, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma and Joshua Grubbs, an associate professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University. The “worthy” are inevitably only those who subscribe to a specific set of Christian beliefs.

OU Health schedules virtual presentation on insomnia
Norman Transcript

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark to speak at OU
KFOR

Dance school announces youth program auditions
Norman Transcript

The OU School of Dance Saturday Youth Program provides additional study for young dancers between ages 10 and 18 who are currently training in modern and/or ballet technique.

Tai Chi for Better Balance class to come to Cookson
Tahlequah Daily Press

The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Section of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and is supported in part by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

COVID-19 in Oklahoma: New cases, deaths, vaccine booster shots, omicron variant
KOCO

"Omicron supposedly grows about 70-times faster than the delta variant did. So, you get this large viral load in your airways that can be detected quite early," Bratzler said.

Oklahoma is prosecuting pregnant women for using medical marijuana
Public Radio Tulsa

The threat of criminal prosecution in Oklahoma has made it harder to gain pregnant patients’ trust and to provide treatment, said Dr. Stephanie Pierce, who runs a clinic for pregnant women with substance-use disorders at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Oklahoma is prosecuting pregnant women for using medical marijuana
Norman Transcript

‘Please be brave’: Community pleads with Norman Board of Education
Non Doc

“If you tell people ‘Oh, you can’t read about these topics at a school,’ kids get the message that ‘I don’t matter, I’m not important, you don’t support me.'” said another parent, University of Oklahoma professor Cynthia Rogers. “And I don’t think that’s a message we want to send.”

Medieval Divorce by Combat: Guaranteeing ‘til Death do us Part’
Ancient Origins

Divorce is a subject that has provided endless material for drama and comedy writers through the ages, from Euripides to Shakespeare to today’s New York Times bestseller list. When Kenneth Hodges, a Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, discovered a medieval German manuscript laying out the rules for a “divorce by combat”, social media helped the sensational story quickly go viral. 

Sourjohn joins board at OKCIC
Journal Record

Sourjohn is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies administrative leadership. 

$23.4 million in ARPA funding foes toward health, infrastructure, business
Norman Transcript

$23.4 million in ARPA funding foes toward health, infrastructure, business
Moore American

OU School of Dance Honoring Ballerinas Who Changed Ballet Forever
Ponca City News

Oklahoma is prosecuting pregnant women for using medical marijuana
The Frontier

The threat of criminal prosecution in Oklahoma has made it harder to gain pregnant patients’ trust and to provide treatment, said Dr. Stephanie Pierce, who runs a clinic for pregnant women with substance-use disorders at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Instead of acting as a deterrent for drug use, she added, fear of arrest can keep women from seeking prenatal care. 

Oklahoma is prosecuting pregnant women for using medical marijuana
The Marshall Project

What message is DeSantis sending with religious ‘full armor of God’ rhetoric?
Tampa Bay Times

“I think DeSantis has really stood out as someone who has effectively used this type of God talk and used these types of Christian nationalist talking points to curry favor,” said Allyson Shortle, a political science professor at the University of Oklahoma who has studied the Christian nationalist movement and co-written the book, “The Everyday Crusade: Christian Nationalism in American Politics.” 

Senegalese writer to headline Neustadt Festival
Norman Transcript

The Neustadt Lit Fest, a celebration of international literature and culture, will take place Oct. 24–26 on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.

OU School of Dance Honoring Ballerinas Who Changed Ballet Forever
KWTV

OU School of Dance Honoring Ballerinas Who Changed Ballet Forever
KOTV

One of Long COVID’s Worst Symptoms is Also Its Most Misunderstood
The Atlantic

But Aparna Nair, a historian of disability at the University of Oklahoma, noted that disability communities have used the term for decades, and there are many other reasons behind brain fog’s dismissal beyond terminology.

OU Health expert discusses FDA recall of masks used with sleep apnea machines
KOCO

"Patients can become symptomatic by the changes the magnets create," said Dr. Dwight Reynolds, with OU Health.

Amid campaign, Mastriano’s disputed dissertation made public
ABC News

“He didn’t ‘fix’ that — he just doubled down on his ridiculous assessment,” said University of Oklahoma history graduate student and instructor James Gregory, the complainant who triggered New Brunswick's review.

To probe tornado secrets, these scientists stalk supercells
The Japan Times

“We saw this wall cloud kind of moving in, and then it started to produce a funnel, and at that point it was kind of headed towards us,” said Sandmael, a research meteorologist at the University of Oklahoma. “So that was the point where we were like, ‘oh, we’ve got to get out of here.’”

New OU Health Sciences Campaign Begins For Students Interested in STEM
KWTV

Panel OKs another $70 million in Tulsa ARPA projects
Tulsa World

The two Tulsa proposals are $20 million toward an extension of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s Stephenson Cancer Center into the city and $50 million for a pharmaceutical research laboratory at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences.

University of Oklahoma team competing in NBC’s Capital One College Bowl
Tulsa World

OU’s art museum re-opens store with Factory Obscura
Norman Transcript

Who are the Five Moons? Oklahoma’s Native American ballerinas to be honored at festival
The Oklahoman

Hosted by the OU School of Dance, the three-day event was created not only to celebrate the achievements of the Five Moons but also to provide a platform for female choreographers from historically underrepresented populations.

New COVID-19 booster doses arriving in Green Country
KOKI

As of last week, 16,720 Oklahomans have died of COVID-19 according to Dr. Dale Bratzler, the Chief COVID Officer at the University of Oklahoma.

OU Health Services to offer COVID-19, flu shots, ‘bivalent’ boosters in vaccine clinic
OU Daily

Therapy Thoughts: How to Find Help & Grieving The Loss of a Spouse
KWTV

Doctor Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma to answer your questions and provide some tips to maintain important relationships.

Relief funds may help improve health of Oklahomans
Journal Record

Cancer screenings decreased by 40% during the pandemic, said Robert Mannel, director at the University of Oklahoma’s OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center. For some, failing to get screened means their cancer will not be detected early, which contributes significantly to survival rates.

Takeaways from the AP/Frontline Michael Flynn investigation
PBS

Christian nationalism seeks to merge the identity of Christians and Americans, and pushes the idea that the United States was founded on biblical principles and has a favored relationship with a Christian God, said Samuel Perry, a sociologist at the University of Oklahoma, who studies conservative Christianity and politics.

McAfee & Taft names Josh Boren as chief human resources officer
McAfee & Taft

Boren holds a bachelor’s degree in administrative leadership from the University of Oklahoma. He is a senior certified professional (SHRM-SCP) through the Society for Human Resource Management and is an active member of the Oklahoma City Human Resource Society.

Funding to encourage American Indian students in biomedical, cancer research
Journal Record

The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Oklahoma $2 million in funding over five years to develop a program to improve representation of Oklahoma American Indian students in biomedical and cancer research.

Oklahoma has its first integrated academic health system with OU faculty practice, hospitals merger
Fierce Healthcare

Wellness Wednesday: COVID numbers on the rise, how you can protect yourself from the virus
KOKH

OU Health's Dr. Dale Bratzler joins Fox 25's Wendy Suares in this segment of Wellness Wednesday to discuss how to protect yourself from contracting the virus.

OK health departments prepare for new COVID-19 booster rollout
KFOR

“This is a new virus,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, Chief COVID-19 officer for OU Health. “So I know a lot of people feel like we’ve got a lot of shots in a relatively short period of time but none of us had any immunity to this virus before this started. Several schools have already had outbreaks and things like that so it’s a way to reduce the number of cases.”

Updated COVID booster shots now in Oklahoma
KOKI
(TV Clip)

Study finds connection between symptomatic COVID-19 infection and impaired pain modulation
Medical Xpress

A study led by researchers at the University of Oklahoma shows a connection between symptomatic COVID-19 infections and the ability of the central nervous system to respond to painful stimuli.

To Probe Tornado Secrets, These Scientists Stalk Supercells
The New York Times

“We saw this wall cloud kind of moving in, and then it started to produce a funnel, and at that point it was kind of headed towards us,” said Ms. Sandmael, a research meteorologist at the University of Oklahoma. “So that was the point where we were like, ‘oh, we’ve got to get out of here.’”

A Kansas native’s personal reckoning with the depletion of the Ogalla Aquifier
KCUR

"Part of the reason is because of the outsize influence of corporate agribusiness in the political process in Kansas," says Bessire, now an anthropologist at the University of Oklahoma.

Takeaways from the AP/Frontline Michael Flynn investigation
The Washington Post

Christian nationalism seeks to merge the identity of Christians and Americans, and pushes the idea that the United States was founded on biblical principles and has a favored relationship with a Christian God, said Samuel Perry, a sociologist at the University of Oklahoma, who studies conservative Christianity and politics.

Early use of darolutamide with ADT and docetaxel shows efficacy in mHSPC
Urology Times

In this video, Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, discusses the background and notable findings of the study, “Darolutamide in combination with androgen-deprivation therapy and docetaxel for metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer: overall survival and other outcomes of the phase 3 ARASENS trial,” which will be presented at the 2022 South Central Section of the AUA Annual Meeting in Coronado, California. professor and chair of urology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, is co-editor in chief of Urology Times.® 

Editorial: Oklahoma college freshman classes bursting in enrollment
Tulsa World

Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma (including their Tulsa branches) reported their largest freshman classes in history. OSU posted a 9% jump to 4,668 students, and OU’s incoming freshman class increased 2.7% to 4,704.

OU, OSU Rise in First Regular Season AP Poll of 2022
KOTV

OK health departments prepare for new COVID-19 booster rollout
KFOR

“This is a new virus,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, Chief COVID-19 officer for OU Health. “So I know a lot of people feel like we’ve got a lot of shots in a relatively short period of time but none of us had any immunity to this virus before this started. Several schools have already had outbreaks and things like that so it’s a way to reduce the number of cases.”

Oklahoma-born war correspondent says teacher inspired him
KFOR

Mike Boettcher, an NBC war correspondent who now teaches at Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma, said one of his teachers from Ponca City High School set an example that continues inspiring him.

Mercury Pollution Makes Ducks More Likely to Get Bird Flu: Study
Breitbart

Daniel Becker, a biologist at the University of Oklahoma not involved in the research, hailed the “impressive” study.

Universities Are Key to $1 Billion in Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grants
Forbes

The two winning proposals in Oklahoma - one in the Tulsa region focusing on advanced mobility technologies and one serving the Oklahoma City area’s development of biotechnologies - both rely heavily on the expertise of the state’s two research institutions - the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

Boyd Street Ventures opens new headquarters on Campus Corner
Norman Transcript

Gov. Stitt holds ribbon cutting for OU students creating their own start-up companies
KOKH

Norman venture capital firm hopes to help local start-ups find success
KFOR

Gov. Kevin Stitt, OU President Joseph Harroz celebrate new Boyd Street Ventures headquarters
OU Daily

OU gearing up to build new $175M football facility, sources confirm
KOCO

OKC innovation district gets $35M grant to cut dependence on foreign pharmaceuticals
The Oklahoman

The innovation district, located just east of downtown, employs more than 25,000 people and includes the OU College of Medicine and Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, a residential school for academically gifted high school juniors and seniors. 

Who Gets Osage Oil Money? A List From BIA Raises New Questions
Bloomberg

The University of Oklahoma said it inherited 1.72916 headrights from a woman who left them in her will and requested the money be used for a scholarship fund in memory of her foster son. 

Oklahoma doctors recommend updated COVID-19 booster
KFOR

“2022 hit and we had this enormous surge of the variants, the most contagious of the variants we’ve seen today at that point,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, Chief Covid Officer for the University of Oklahoma.

Forums to explore Oklahoma’s tax system
Journal Record

The third and final session will feature a panel of experts sharing their top priorities for tax reform. The panel will include Cynthia Rogers from the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Economics, the Oklahoma Policy Institute, and the Oklahoma State Chamber. The meeting will be held Sept. 15 from noon-1 p.m. at the state Capitol in Room 535 and will be livestreamed as well.

Norman Philharmonic marks 12th season: ‘Remembrance Concert’ to commemorate Sept. 11
Norman Transcript

The amiable gentleman, who also is the University of Oklahoma’s director of choral activities and chairperson of graduate choral studies, was asked to reflect on these last several years. “I’m really proud of the city and people of Norman,” Zielinski said, “the folks who really got behind the project my second year here and believed in this vision of a chamber orchestra that would not only do classical repertoire but also a Howard Hanson (1896-1981) organ concerto, like we’ll be doing Sept. 11. 

OU Health Watching Polio Spread in New York
KWTV

OU School of Dance Five Moons Festival
KFOR

Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health headed for final approval of $38 million for new mental hospital in downtown Tulsa
Tulsa World

$44 million for information technology updates for the University Hospital Authority, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and OU Health.

New venture capital firm targets OU startups
Journal Record

OPS gathers input for 5-year strategic plan; focuses include school pride, mental health anti-bullying
Owasso Reporter

The district, in partnership with the Oklahoma State School Boards Association and the K20 Center for Education Community Renewal at the University of Oklahoma, facilitated a two-day workshop Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 30-31, to gather public feedback about OPS’s future.

Oklahoma preordered updated COVID-19 vaccines, which could be available next week
The Oklahoman

The shots will be especially important for people in higher-risk categories, said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma's chief COVID-19 officer.

Therapy Thoughts: Kids Starting College & Dating Your Boss?
KOTV

Doctor Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6 to answer your question on Therapy Thursday.

They Lost Their Pregnancies. Then Prosecutors Sent Them to Prison
The Marshall Project

One doctor who signed the letter, Stephanie Pierce, is the medical director of a clinic for pregnant women with substance-use disorders at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Norman Philharmonic marks 12th season: ‘Remembrance Concert’ to commemorate Sept. 11
Norman Transcript

The amiable gentleman, who also is the University of Oklahoma’s director of choral activities and chairperson of graduate choral studies, was asked to reflect on these last several years.

Does PARP Inhibitor Maintenance Induce Platinum Resistance in Ovarian Cancer?
MedPage Today

"These observations are significant, as acquired resistance to PARPi overlaps with platinum resistance," wrote Rebecca S. Kristeleit, MD, of Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London, and Kathleen Moore, MD, of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. "Concern about short-term gains in PFS being compromised by downstream impact on response to subsequent therapies is valid."

In Texas, an Independent University Weighs Joining a System
Inside Higher Ed

Alisa Hicklin Fryar, a professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma, said Stephen F. Austin’s potential move to join a system makes sense.

Gaskins named new president and Drummond Law
Journal Record

Gaskins originally joined Drummond Law as an associate in 2008. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2001 and his J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2004, where he served as editor of the Tulsa Law Review and was awarded Order of the Curule Chair. 

OU and Texas might leave Big 12 early for SEC
KFOR
(TV Clip)

OU Undergraduate Student Congress recommends OU-Texas Friday be recognized as student holiday
OU Daily

Senator Julia Kirt is looking for the public’s opinion on state taxes
KFOR

The last session will feature a panel of experts from the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Economics, the Oklahoma Policy Institute, and the Oklahoma State Chamber. This meeting will be Thursday, September 15, from 12:00-1:00 p.m in Room 535 at the State Capitol. This session will be livestreamed.

Wellness Wednesday: New COVID shots targeting subvariants on the way
KOKH

FOX 25 chats with Dr. Dale Bratzler of OU Health to learn more about what this will mean in the fight against COVID. Watch his interview in the player at the top of the page.

COVID-19 forces one Oklahoma school to go to virtual learning
KFOR

“So we know this curve grossly underestimates the number of cases that occurred this past summer,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health. “I think virtually everybody I’ve talked to knows somebody that’s tested positive this summer.” 

Pediatric COVID-19 case numbers rising
Tulsa World

“Over the last week or so, the school-age children have really started to show up as their own rise (in the case data),” said Dr. David Kendrick with the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine.

Oklahoma senator hosting September forums on state tax system
KOKH

The final session will feature a panel of experts including Dr. Cynthia Rogers from the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Economics, the Oklahoma Policy Institute, and the Oklahoma State Chamber. The meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 15 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the State Capitol.

The MEMIC Group names Maryann Hoff as its new VP of loss control and safety
Press Herald

Dr. Califano has over 12 years of urology experience after completing medical school and a surgical/urology residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. 

OU School of Aviation Named ‘Best Program In The Country’
KOTV

“He chased his dreams,” Family announces scholarship to honor OU student
KFOR

Shots to fight latest COVID-19 variants should be in Oklahoma, nation within weeks
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health chief COVID-19 officer, said the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines revolutionized the development of vaccines quickly.

Latest COVID-19 vaccine to arrive soon to Oklahoma
KOTV
(TV Clip)

COVID update by Dr. Bratzler
KWTV
(TV Clip)

Doctor Expects Revamped Boosters to be available soon
KFOR
(TV Clip)

New vaccine coming for omicron variant
Journal Record

Both Pfizer and Moderna have asked the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for emergency use authorization on a new bivalent vaccine that boosts strong antibodies that are effective against all COVID-19 variants, said Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer and interim dean of the Hudson College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma.

OMRF discovery unravels complexity of wound healing
Senior News and Living

Working with researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Olson’s team discovered that PDGF controls this transition from one cell type into another and that optimal healing requires precise amounts of the protein signal.

Midcentury to the max: A designer and a musician make a home for themselves – and their personalities
Tulsa People

“We bought it sight unseen,” says the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture graduate. The couple was accepted to Tulsa Remote, a recruitment program to attract remote workers and digital nomads to the city, and a few months later they found themselves in a well-preserved 1962 home in south Tulsa that Lafitte is now using to explore her creativity.

Texas Governor Announced Three Appointments
State Top Leading News

Shirlene Samuel, D.O. of Austin is a board certified Pediatrician at Austin Regional Clinic.  She is a member of the American Association of Pediatrics, American Osteopathic Association, and the Texas Medical Board. Samuel received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from A.T. Still University.  She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Oklahoma State University. 

OU School of Dance to host second Five Moons Dance Festival
Oklahoma City Sentinel

Family of OU Student Killed in Crash Create Scholarship in His Honor
KWTV

OU Food Pantry moves to new location
KOCO

New OU Tulsa Mural
KQCW
(TV Clip)

Fed up with costly, onerous recertification, doctors are turning to an alternative board
USSA News

“I’m a pulmonary critical care guy,” said Metcalf, a professor in University of Oklahoma’s College of Medicine. “If I have some really wild stuff going on hematologically in a patient, shouldn’t I be calling, say, a hematologist?”

Anderson Public School announces Tod Williams as new superintendent
Sand Springs Leader

Williams wrote that he has an associate’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Area universities see big jumps in freshmen to kick off fall semester
Tulsa World

Both Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, with their Tulsa branches contributing, reported starting school last week with their largest ever freshman classes.

University of Oklahoma Meteorology Program Ranks Number One
Velocity OKC

Affirmative Action Was Banned at Two Top Universities. They Say The Need It.
The New York Times

Some states without affirmative action programs, like Oklahoma, have taken the opposite position in briefs to the court, arguing that the University of Oklahoma “remains just as diverse today (if not more so) than it was when Oklahoma banned affirmative action in 2012.” Thirteen other states joined the Oklahoma brief.

OU teams up with NASA to study climate
KTUL

Price College of Business partners with Knack online tutoring program
OU Daily

Is your boyfriend ignoring you while focusing on his smartphone? It could be a sign of mental illness
Leiria Economica

Do your friends ignore you while they focus on their smartphone? It could be a sign of a mental illness dictated by a real psychological addiction according to WebMD citing a study by researcher Juhyung Sun of the University of Oklahoma.

Power Solutions International Appoints Kenneth Li as Chief Financial Officer
Yahoo

Mr. Li holds an MBA with high distinction and an M.S. in Accounting, both from the University of Michigan. He also holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai JiaoTong University. Mr. Li is also a CPA.

OU President Joseph Harroz delivers State of the University Address, discusses abortion access, COVID-19 policy, finances
OU Daily

OU softball announces Love’s Field groundbreaking set for late September
The Oklahoman

University of Oklahoma sets groundbreaking date for Love’s Field
KOKH

A Brighter Campus
Tulsa World

The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa is sporting some new public art on campus. A larger-than-life mural and updates on the existing bison and penguin statues are welcoming students back with more color this week.

Forbes lists top Oklahoma employers
KOKI

The Oklahoma Heart Hospital took the top spot on the list, with OGE and Choctaw Casinos & Resorts rounding out the top three employers. Both Oklahoma State and the University of Oklahoma made the list as well.

America’s Best Employers By State
Forbes

A new wastewater monitoring program means Oklahoma doesn’t have to rely solely on testing to find COVID and monkeypox
NPR

It’s the first week of school at OU. In a lab — up on the ninth floor of one of the university’s brick buildings — researchers are carrying out work that started back in 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Dallas flooding is 5th 1-in-1,000-year flood event in US since late July
AccuWeather

This flooding occurred after a 67-day dry streak in the city, and according to Allen Li, a researcher at the University of Oklahoma, this weather whiplash is not only more common due to climate change but could happen again, even multiple times over the next 1,000 years.

Dallas one of five areas to see flash flooding that has been historically rare event
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Therapy Thursday: Dealing with Rejection
KOTV

Doctor Brenda Lloyd-Jones from the University of Oklahoma is joined by News On 6's Shannon Rousseau to answer your mental health questions.

Tkach joins McBride Orthopedic medical staff
Journal Record

He is residency-trained in orthopedic surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University.

Kirkpatrick Foundation Names Senior Program Officer
Associated Press

Dr. Staubus earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University. She also has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Oklahoma. 

OU Tulsa campus showing new public art
KOKI
(TV Clip)

Wellness Wednesday with Dr. Dale Bratzler
KOKH
(TV Clip)

Rare ballot in Oklahoma will feature governor’s race, two senate seats in November
KOCO

"In a lot of these contests, it feels like the incumbent would have to screw up in order for the challenger or a Republican would have to screw up in order for a Democrat to find any sort of avenue to make this thing competitive," said Tyler Johnson, a political science professor at the University of Oklahoma.

OU Welcomes Record-Breaking Class of 2026
Norman Transcript

OU enrolls largest, most diverse freshman class
Journal Record

OU welcomes record-breaking Class of 2026
The Daily Ardmoreite

OU Housing and Food Services releases information on reopening, closures of on-campus dining options
OU Daily

Ocean cooling over millennia led to larger fish
Mirage News

To investigate whether temperature shifts that occurred before direct measurements were recorded, called paleoclimatology, are correlated with body size changes, several members of the University of Oklahoma’s Fish Evolution Lab decided to test their hypothesis using tetraodontiform fishes as a model group. 

Century-old tuberculosis vaccine might help stave off COVID-19
The Oklahoman

Closer to home, scientists from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing led a similar effort involving residents of long-term care facilities. But instead of the BCG vaccine, they administered the Shingrix anti-shingles vaccine.

The Kids Clinic welcomes Northcutt as newest pediatrician
The Ada News

Northcutt is a graduate of Oklahoma State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa. The Kids Clinic in Ada will be her first pediatric practice outside of her residency, which she completed in Tulsa through the University of Oklahoma.

O’Brien joins Integris Health Medical Group
Journal Record

O’Brien has neurofibromatosis type II and went through a nine-hour brain surgery in 2007 at the age of 20 to remove a tumor on his auditory nerve. The life-changing experience spurred his interest in medicine. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City and completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Fayetteville.

Doug McDonald returns to Plano
Plano Magazine

McDonald is a former president of the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech, two masters from the University of Texas at Arlington in urban planning and public administration, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.

University of Oklahoma welcoming its largest freshman class in school history
KOKH

OU Class of 2026 breaks record as most diverse, academically successful group in school history
OU Daily

OU welcoming largest freshman class
KFOR
(TV Clip)

OU sets school record with largest freshman class
KTUL
(TV Clip)

OU, OSU announcing record-breaking enrollment numbers
KWTV
(TV Clip)

OU to host Howdy Week Blood Drive amid statewide donor shortage
OU Daily

OU College of Dentistry holds ceremony for dental care clinic in Tulsa
KJRH
(TV Clip)

At Some Colleges, The Fall of Roe Will Weaken Student Health Care
Verve Times

Students can also vote with their feet. For some universities, a sizable chunk of the student population comes from out of state: more than 40 percent at the University of Oklahoma and nearly 60 percent at the University of Alabama.

COVID-19 in Oklahoma: New cases, deaths, vaccine booster shots, omicron variant
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health's chief COVID-19 officer, told KOCO 5 we are playing with a different set of rules when it comes to the omicron variant. He said the omicron variant spreads faster than any other strain of coronavirus.

Why Kamala’s foreign policy would be better than Biden’s
Asia Times

Joshua Landis, the Sandra Mackey Chair and Director of the Center of Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma and among America’s wisest Syria-watchers, told this report, “It was clear that had the US not pumped billions of dollars of arms and aid to the opposition and had it not encouraged the Turks, Saudis, Qataris and EU countries to do the same, the war would not have been as long or as destructive. Many fewer Syrians would have been killed or forced to flee their homes.”

These Colleges and Universities are Reporting Record Size Freshmen Classes
Forbes

And the University of Oklahoma welcomed more than 4,700 entering students, its largest freshman class in school history.

University of Oklahoma police investigating theft of golf cart on E. Lindsay Street
KOKH

Oklahoma State University, OU report record-breaking freshmen enrollment
KOCO

Oklahoma seeing increase in COVID-19 cases as omicron subvariants rage
The Black Chronicle

“Even within OU Health, we’ve seen cases in the hospital going up steadily,” Bratzler said.

Oklahoma doctor raises concerns about life-threatening virus, polio
KFOR

“This particular patient who got polio was unvaccinated against polio,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health Chief Quality Officer, OU Chief COVID Officer. “A patient came into a hospital in New York with lower extremity weakness, partial paralysis, and they diagnosed the patient with polio.”

Guest column: How classroom discussions may help find common ground
The Oklahoman

That’s the advice of Dr. Melody Rowlett, professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma. What we’re going through now “is not unique,” Dr. Rowlett says. “Historically we do have a pattern.” 

This young woman wants to indigenize mental health care 
KOSU

Dee BigFoot is a child psychologist and the director of the Indian Country Child Trauma Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She also stresses the importance of culturally enhanced therapy practices.

Oklahoma’s two largest universities welcome record freshman classes
KOSU

OU is welcoming more than 4,700 students, and OSU is bringing in more than 4,600.

Sooners quarterback pledges donations to Oklahoma Children’s Hospital
KOCO

OU announces expansion of private tailgating areas ahead of 2022 Football Season
The Shawnee News Star

Therapy Thoughts: Helping Those in Grief & Meeting A Parent’s Expectations
KWTV

From comforting those who are grieving to meeting your parents' expectations we've got a lot to discuss on this week's Therapy Thursday. Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined us to answer your questions.

Candidate files lawsuit against consultant over matters that led to investigation
KTUL

"The provision that seems like it could apply in this case makes it an offense to partially or fully complete an application for an absentee ballot on behalf of another person without that person's prior consent,” Dr. David Blatt, a professor of public policy for OU Tulsa, previously told NewsChannel 8.

Oklahoma students achieving gains in college and career readiness
Woodward News

Jessi Masterson, exploration coach in the Center for Major and Career Exploration at the University of Oklahoma, said she is excited about the growth of ICAP in Oklahoma.

TFCU names McConnell senior VP, general counsel
Journal Record

He earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma, one in history and a second in music, as well as a juris doctor degree from Oklahoma City University.

LifeShare announces executive leadership roles
Journal Record

In her new role, Smith is responsible for strategic leadership of administrative operations, including human resources, staff development, quality systems, business information, marketing and communications, aftercare, advocacy, and the LifeShare Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a master’s in human relations from the University of Oklahoma.

Sullivan joins Conner & Winters
Journal Record

Sullivan earned his juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He served as a judicial intern for Judge Timothy DeGiusti of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and was a legal intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Rating validates bright forecast for OU meteorology students
Journal Record

OU meteorology named top program in the country
KFOR

OU recognized as #1 Meteorology program in the country
KTEN
(TV Clip)

GeoGirls all shook up at Mount St. Helens geology, tech camp
The Columbian

Alisa Kotash, a post-doctoral researcher from the University of Oklahoma who uses they/them pronouns, led a geochemistry-focused group Wednesday afternoon as girls quietly peered at rocks under microscopes and used a combination of watercolor and salt to make textured portraits of their minerals.

African American Educators Hall of Fame to induct Oklahoma City Community College President
KFOR

Jones graduated from the University of Oklahoma and earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix at San Diego and a Doctor of Education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education.

OU Health, United Health Care agree to start processing claims again
KOCO

COVID cases likely to rise with back-to-school. There are precautions you can take.
The Oklahoman

“The problem with this variant is it is so transmissible it's probably either on par with measles, which is the most transmissible virus known to humans, or it's more transmissible than measles,” said Dr. Donna Tyungu, a pediatric infectious disease specialist with OU Health.

Clergy, social workers fear fallout from Okla. Abortion laws
Associated Press

Those fears are well-founded, says Joseph Thai, a professor at the University of Oklahoma who teaches about constitutional law and the Supreme Court.

Community health centers rake in big profits
Becker Hospital Review

"No one is tracking where all their money is going," Ganisher Davlyatov, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma who has studied health center finance, told the publication. 

Oklahoma ranks 5th-highest in nation for diabetes mortality rate
KTUL

"We have one day where we can bring everyone together to really provide a comprehensive update to what is the cutting edge and newest information as far as diabetes care," said Jeanie Tryggestad, associated professor of pediatrics. 

New OU-Tulsa affordable dental care clinic already ‘inundated’ with patients
Tulsa World

OU cancer treatment drug now being conducted in clinical trials in Oklahoma City
KFOR

OU welcoming largest, diverse freshman class
KFOR
(TV Clip)

OU Health, United Health Care come to agreement after terminating some services
KOCO

OU Health, United Healthcare reach agreement on processing claims
KFOR

Pistol Pete and Boomer team up to promote healthy choices
KTUL

OU testing wastewater to check diseases
KTUL
(TV Clip)

OU Health officials warning parents of most contagious COVID subvariant as students head back to school
KFOR

Oklahoma Aviation Academy kicks off first freshman class, with big hopes for the future
Woodward News

The idea for an academy came from Rick Nagel, a member of the University of Oklahoma’s Board of Regents and CEO of Acorn Growth Companies, but NPS was eager to make it happen within an existing school district.

Dr. Deighan heads to ECU as assistant professor, director of educational leadership
Duncan Banner

According to a release from the university: “Dr. Deighan earned his Bachelor of English Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and his master’s in educational administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. His Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Curriculum Supervision with Technology was earned at the University of Oklahoma; dissertation on ‘How Rural Oklahoma Superintendents Address the Scientifically Based Research Mandate of No Child Left Behind.’

OU Move In Officially Over in Norman
KWTV
(TV Clip)

OU, OSU aviation programs ranked among nation’s best
Journal Record

OU & OSDH Team Up to Track Monkeypox in Wastewater
KOTV

OSDH, OU Testing Wastewater for Viruses
KOTV

Researchers monitor Oklahoma waste water for pathogens
KSWO

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has partnered with researchers at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma Health and Sciences Center to monitor pathogens in the state’s waste water.

OU, OSU mascots team up with TSET to encourage healthy habits
KFOR

OU researcher studies app to help people experiencing homelessness and struggles with alcohol
KFOR

“Although most people who are homeless do not have an alcohol problem, it can be a major barrier to finding and maintaining housing,” said Michael Businelle, PhD. with OU Health and TSET. 

Oklahoma has asked for smaller share of monkeypox shots than any other state
The Frontier

“We have not seen the big rise in cases in Oklahoma yet, although I think all of us are holding our breath,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, interim dean of the University of Oklahoma’s Hudson College of Public Health. “Take COVID, or any other infectious disease. We often see big outbreaks on the coasts that slowly work their way into the heartland,” he said. 

Abortion Was Already Inaccessible on Reservation Land. Dobbs Made Things Worse.
Mother Jones

complex web of criminal, civil, and state laws would make that an “uphill battle,” says Alex Pearl, a tribal law professor with the University of Oklahoma and enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation. 

For a few community health centers, serving the poor brings big surpluses
The Washington Post

“No one is tracking where all their money is going,” said Ganisher Davlyatov, an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma who has studied health center finances.

Paliotta named VP, general counsel at OU
Journal Record

OU and health agencies partnering on wastewater surveillance
KFOR

University of Oklahoma testing wastewater to detect monkeypox
KOCO

Departments partner with OU to conduct water surveillance in Oklahoma
KOKH

OU Health therapy dog celebrates 4th birthday with patients, staff
KTUL

Flight magazine names University of Oklahoma’s aviation program best in nation
KFOR

OU researchers awarded $1M in grants for pandemic prediction and prevention projects
The Shawnee News Star

Wellness Wednesday with Dr. Dale Bratzler
KOKH
(TV Clip)

OU President Joseph Harroz Appoints New Vice President and General Counsel
General Counsel News

OK Policy announces new board leadership, interim executive director
OK Policy

A resident of Weatherford, Berrong is a third-generation owner in his family’s independent insurance agency, Ed Berrong Insurance Agency, Inc., which has been in business since 1948 and now has locations in Weatherford and Edmond.  He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2004. 

New class of Sooners prepare for upcoming school year with move-in day at OU
KOCO

OU President Joseph Harroz appoints new vice president and general counsel, pending Board of Regents’ approval
OU Daily

OU receives $2 million to predict next pandemic
KFOR

OU awarded $2M in pandemic research and prevention grants
KOCO

OU awarded $2M in pandemic research and prevention grants
KOKI

OU testing wastewater to detect monkeypox cases in Oklahoma
KOCO
(TV Clip)

Caris’ Precision Oncology Alliance Welcomes the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
Associated Press

“Molecular Tool” Could Trigger Targeted Immune Responses
Technology Networks

A research team at the University of Oklahoma published a study in the journal Advanced Science that presents a new approach to triggering an adaptive immune response. 

Creek County DA assigned to investigate Tulsa Co. candidate’s possible campaign violation
KTUL

Dr. David Blatt, a professor of public policy for OU Tulsa, said the pre-filled out applications could fall under absentee ballot harvesting, which is a crime in Oklahoma.

Three named for Hall honors at OSU’s Spears School of Business
Journal Record

Hargis served as OSU’s president from March 10, 2008, until his retirement July 1, 2021. His experience with the university actually began in 1963, however, as a student. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1967, then went to law school at the University of Oklahoma.

OU researchers awarded grants for Pandemic Prediction and Prevention Projects
KOCO
(TV Clip)

OU researchers receive nearly $1 million NSF grants for pandemic prediction and prevention projects
News Medical

OU researchers win two NSF pandemic prediction, prevention projects
Super Computing

Devon Energy announces Sports Lab initiative with OSU and OU
The O’Colly

Jackson County Memorial Hospital to receive honor
Lawton Constitution

Jackson County Memorial Hospital and Dr. Jamie Hokett, one of its family medicine physicians, are being honored Thursday by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine at the OU Health Sciences Center for excellence in training the physicians of tomorrow.

COVID-19 in Oklahoma: New cases, deaths, vaccine booster shorts, omicron variant
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health's chief COVID-19 officer, told KOCO 5 we are playing with a different set of rules when it comes to the omicron variant. He said the omicron variant spreads faster than any other strain of coronavirus.

‘This is normal’: Native representation gets boost from ‘Reservation Dogs,’ ‘Prey’
The Oklahoman

"It used to be really difficult to teach what I teach. For courses on Native American film and video, it used to be extraordinarily difficult to just get my hands on materials that I could show to my students. That was a big part of the job," said Joanna Hearne, a Native American media scholar at the University of Oklahoma.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, other conservatives lean into Christian nationalism. What is it?
USA Today

Professor Samuel Perry quoted in the article

Achievers: Metro Tech students win at conference; OU seed grants awarded
The Oklahoman

The TSET Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center recently announced awardees for its seed grant program.

Stress, COVID, other school-year worries. Expert give parents tips.
The Oklahoman

Donna Tyungum, interim chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City and mother of a 3-year-old: Covid-19 is now more transmissible with increased immune escape, which means that our children have a good chance of encountering [it] at school. 

OU Health officials expect COVID surge once Oklahoma students return school next week
KFOR

Amber Midthunder Has a New Action Hero For You
The New York Times

“It’s richer, more diverse scene for Indigenous performers,’ said Joanna Hearne, a professor at the University of Oklahoma specializing in Native American and global Indigenous film and media studies.

MidFirst Bank program raises $2M for cancer center
Journal Record

“Established revenue sources like the funds provided by MidFirst Bank through this program create a long-term impact,” said Dr. Robert Mannel, director of the Stephenson Cancer Center. “Tragically, one in three Oklahoma women will develop cancer, and we strive every day to change the cancer landscape for women everywhere with the research we are conducting at the center.”

Oklahoma Shakespeare’s ‘Venus in Fur’ is a bawdy tale draped in mystery and myth
The Oklahoman

And the company deserves kudos for bringing in a violence and intimacy designer, University of Oklahoma assistant professor Kate Busselle, to help ensure the comfort and safety of the actors. 

The internet affords us anonymity. Why this isn’t good for civility. 
The Oklahoman

Article written by OU Professor Nancy E. Snow

OCPS Foundation names programs manager
Journal Record

Prior to joining the Foundation, Rojo served as interim director of admissions/registrar for Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s in administrative leadership after attending Oklahoma City Community College.

OU-OSU ‘Sports Lab’ partnership to teach STEM through sports
KOCO

Devon Energy, OU, Oklahoma State team up for SportsLabs project
The Oklahoman

Devon, universities team up on STEM promotion
Journal Record

Oklahoma Athletics announces record-high fundraising for 2021-2022 fiscal year
Norman Transcript

OU Health Diabetes Center to host largest diabetes care summit
Sequoyah County Times

University of Oklahoma Ranked Best College for Aviation
Flying Magazine

Tuition rates remain steady at Cosmos
Muskogee Phoenix

Neither Oklahoma State University nor University of Oklahoma plan to raise tuition/fees for 2022-23, according to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. 

Column: Westheimer’s history far from over
Norman Transcript

‘Don’t panic’: Oklahoma health experts react to monkeypox declaration
KOKH

Interim Dean of the University of Oklahoma's Hudson College of Public Health Dr. Dale Bratzler tells Fox 25 you can avoid monkeypox by not having close contact with someone who has a rash. 

‘Don’t panic’: Oklahoma health experts react to monkeypox declaration
KTUL

With number of obese children increasing, healthy eating starts at school
KOCO

“It is very concerning that Oklahoma is one of the most obese states,” said Dr. Jeanie Tryggestad with OU Children’s Hospital.

Therapy Thoughts: Back-To-School Stress
KOTV

From Elementary students returning to the classroom to first-year college students, a new school year can be a lot to handle. This Therapy Thursday Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma is here to answer your questions.

Sarah Trowbrige Named OU Head Rowing Coach
The Seminole Producer

OU has No. 1 college aviation program in the nation, Flying Magazine says
KOCO

The magazine ranked college aviation programs in five categories – industry partners, value, fleet, campus life, and facilities and location – and OU scored 43 out of 50. OU just edged out the University of North Dakota, Purdue, Western Michigan University and Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus all of which scored a 42.

OU fans nearly double previous giving record with $109 million
KOCO

OU said this is the first time they’ve topped the $100 million mark for athletics. The previous record for OU sports was $58 million.

Are US universities doing enough to help schools?
Times Higher Education

Especially in minority communities, she says, teachers need a level of ongoing attention that too often is not available. “How do you educate a classroom when 10 of your students speak in a language that you don’t speak, and your students have a disability, either visible or invisible, that you don’t know how to deal with,” asks Biscoe, now the senior associate vice-president for outreach in the College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma.

OU football: Sooners focused on installing new offense, defense as fall camp begins
Norman Transcript

Best College to Study Meteorology
Outstanding Colleges

The University of Oklahoma is one of the best colleges for meteorology in the USA. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, and students can expect to take classes on topics like atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, and climate. 

10th probable case of monkeypox reported in Oklahoma
KOCO

"By and far and away, the way you get monkeypox most commonly is direct contact with skin, with lesions, with clothing, bed sheets, things like that, that are contaminated with the virus," Dr. Dale Bratzler said.

COLUMN: Mashburn’s decisions demand accountability
Norman Transcript

Ask a law professor, and they’ll tell you this is pretty true to life. Guha Krishnamurthi, a University of Oklahoma law professor, says district attorneys throughout the United States hold “extreme power” — they decide whether to charge and how to charge in virtually every criminal case in their jurisdictions.

COLUMN: Mashburn’s decisions demand accountability
The Moore American

Trowbridge Tapped to Lead Sooners, Volpenhein Resigns Post at Penn
Rowing News

Olympian and former Princeton National Rowing Association varsity women’s head coach Sarah Trowbridge has been named head coach of the women’s rowing program at the University of Oklahoma.

3 Things to Know That Could Save Your Life in a Flash Flood
Gizmodo

Yang Hong, a meteorology and climatology professor at the University of Oklahoma, and his colleagues are working to improve emergency communication with the public during severe weather.

Choctaw Nation citizen seeks reelection in Tennessee
Indian Country Today

Terry has a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Oklahoma, graduated medical school from the Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Native artist Oscar Howe didn’t conform to ‘Indian art’
Kelo Land

He was sent to an Indian boarding school in Pierre in 1922. in 1938, he graduated from Santa Fe Indian School but was able to study art while there. He graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell in 1952. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1954.

Several Colleges and Universities Report Record Fundraising in 2021-22
Forbes

The University of Oklahoma received $317 million in private gifts and pledges during fiscal year 2022, beating the old record of $237 million that had been established last year. Of the 80,377 gifts received, 54 were donations of $1 million or more.

Critical Race Theory: Why it still matters in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Eagle

After Stitt made HB 1775 law, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) immediately responded with a lawsuit in an attempt to block the measure, which they believe unlawfully restricts the teaching of race and sex in the classroom. Other critics include the Oklahoma PTA, the Oklahoma State School Boards Association and officials at the University of Oklahoma.  

Corner shop tobacco sales halved in three years
Mirage News

The research team included members of SPECTRUM, a UK Prevention Research Partnership consortium, alongside researchers from the University of Oklahoma, US. The work was funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Department of Health and Social Care, the Scottish Government and leading health research charities.

University of Oklahoma football coaches, players speak to media ahead of the 2022 season
The Oklahoman

Tulsa Health Department offering Novavax COVID-19 vaccine at all four locations
KOKI

Health officials in Tulsa hope adding another option to the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines will encourage more people to get vaccinated as the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma have increased almost 20-fold since the end of March according to Dr. Dale Bratzler, University Chief COVID-19 Officer for OU.

Why fossil fuels are there to stay
The Washington Times

Article written by David Deming who is a professor of arts and sciences at OU

ShapED My Life: Former OU football player thanks his encouraging tutor
KFOR

Former University of Oklahoma middle linebacker, Curtis Lofton, admits to having a rough upbringing but thanks his former tutor for encouraging him to do better in school.

Metro Phoenix has 4 competitive justice of the peace races. Here are the early results
AZ Central

He earned his degree from University of Oklahoma College of Law and served as a judge advocate general, or JAG, in the U.S. Air Force. Williams received the Justice Michael D. Ryan Award for Judicial Excellence from the State Bar of Arizona in 2019, according to the county site.  

TSET, Tobacco Helpline work to curb tobacco use
Tahlequah Daily Press

The HPRC is an integral component of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the NCI-Designated OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center.

OU research team learning more about Texas Horned Lizards
KFOR
(TV Clip)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma awards $880K in annual Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grants
The Claremore Daily Progress

Children’s Medical Research, Inc.: to support the Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) team at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (OUHSC) by offering a specialized training program about PPC. The training will facilitate the ability to collaborate, help organize and identify necessary care providers and care strategies for families of critically ill children.

Dr. Bratzler on the Novavax Vaccine
KOKI
(TV Clip) 

OU Professor, Former War Correspondent Talks Significance of Operation Against Al-Qaeda
KWTV

Mike Boettcher is now a professor at OU but spent a majority of his career on the ground in Afghanistan as a war correspondent. He said in his opinion, this drone strike marks the end of al-Qaeda.

OU Professor, Former War Correspondent Talks Significance of Operation Against Al-Qaeda
KOTV

‘Pray for these families’: Kentucky flooding death toll now at least 35
WFLA

“It’s a battle of extremes going on right now in the United States,” said University of Oklahoma meteorologist Jason Furtado. “These are things we expect to happen because of climate change. … A warmer atmosphere holds more water vapor and that means you can produce increased heavy rainfall.”

The Yellowstone flood was a historic disaster. Climate change means it won’t be the last
Billings Gazette

Flood risk won’t rise uniformly, either, according to Yang Hong, a hydrology professor at the University of Oklahoma. It will still depend on the weather. The rain-on-snow phenomenon was a “recipe for flooding,” he said. Climate change makes bigger, faster floods more likely.

The Face of Spine Surgery – The Spine Clinic
405 Magazine

After attending medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Braly received residency and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Emory University.

Throwback Tulsa: OU regents accept SEC invitation one year ago today
Tulsa World

University of Oklahoma Receives $1 Million Grant to Study Quantum Synchronization
Quantum Computing Report

Day in the park covers family fun and health
Enid News & Eagle

Organizations included Great Salt Plains Health truck, which was there to offer all sorts of free medical testing, including cholesterol, STD, HIV and pregnancy tests; 2nd District Oklahoma State Health Department, which came to make beaded crafts with kids and to offer free COVID-19 vaccines; and the OU Health Sciences Center, which offered free COVID-19 antibody testing.

At least 25 people dead after Kentucky is hit with devastating flash flooding, governor says
Business Insider

"It's a battle of extremes going on right now in the United States," said University of Oklahoma meteorologist Jason Furtado. "These are things we expect to happen because of climate change. ... A warmer atmosphere holds more water vapor and that means you can produce increased heavy rainfall."

Governor: Search for Kentucky Flood Victims Could Take Weeks
U.S. News and World Report

“It's a battle of extremes going on right now in the United States,” said University of Oklahoma meteorologist Jason Furtado. “These are things we expect to happen because of climate change. ... A warmer atmosphere holds more water vapor and that means you can produce increased heavy rainfall.” 

Plagues Upon The Earth: Disease and The Course of Human History By Kyle Harper – Review
Forbes

Professor Harper is a historian of the ancient world whose work has connected economic, environmental, and social history. He says he was inspired to write this book after publishing The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire. 

Chief Nursing Officer Announced
Oklahoma Nursing Times

Stefanie Beavers, DNP, R.N., NEA-BC, has been named chief nursing officer for Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health.

Researchers Working to Find New Effective Treatments for Tuberculosis
Gilmore Health News

Treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections is difficult, especially with the emergence of strains that are drug-resistant. Researchers led by University of Oklahoma professor Helen Zgurskaya are now working to find new, more effective drugs for tuberculosis.

Reilly: Regional universities fill aerospace needs
Journal Record

The average annual total cost to attend is 46% less than at the University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University. RUSO graduates stay in the state and contribute to Oklahoma’s economy, and RUSO universities are committed to providing degrees that support Oklahoma’s critical occupations, including aerospace.

Chasing third straight WCWS title, OU softball reloads via transfer portal. Here’s how the 2023 looks.
The Oklahoman

OU football players launch the Norman NIL Club
KOCO

Is the US in a recession? OU economics chair weighs in
KOKH

However, according to the University of Oklahoma Department of Economics Chair Greg Burge, Ph.D., the situation the United States is currently facing makes it more difficult to make a clear determination regarding its economy's recession status.

Federal Reserve increases interest rate to control inflation
KJRH

Greg Burge, an economics professor for the University of Oklahoma, says Tulsa is a hot housing market right now so we will see the effects of this hike.

Therapy Thoughts: Conflict Resolution at Work & Family Arguments
KOTV

From resolving issues with co-workers to conflicts with family members, we have a lot to consider for Therapy Thursday. Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6 at 4 to answer your mental health questions.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office says social media post about abduction in Norman is FALSE
KFOR

Hank Jenkins Smith, a professor at the University of Oklahoma, says people sometimes tend to make posts or share misinformation or disinformation because it’s a topic that they are interested in, or the person is wanting validation from users engaging with the post.

Koster among subjects of ‘She is Tulsa’ exhibit
Cherokee Phoenix

Koster serves as senior program development specialist for the University of Oklahoma’s Outreach National Resource Center for Youth Services, but she also works with the nonprofit Indian Dispute Resolution Services’ Acorn Project.

Wellness Wednesday: Monkeypox
KWTV

Dr. Douglass Drevets joins us from OU Health to inform us more on monkeypox, and what Oklahomans can do.

Gay, bisexual community and doctors concerned about stigmatization surrounding monkeypox spread
KOCO

“This time, what’s new about the 2022 outbreak, is it’s predominantly being transmitted from human to human. And this is predominantly a skin-to-skin transmission, usually during intimate contact,” said Dr. Douglas Drevets, OU Health chief of infectious diseases.

Dr. Bratzler on Monkeypox
KOKI
(TV Clip) 

A poor wheat harvest as Oklahoma faces a hotter, drier future
The Frontier

Oklahoma’s current drought is spotted with “the fingerprints of climate change,” says Professor Jason Furtado, a researcher at the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology. However, he notes scientists don’t know exactly how much climate change has contributed.  

She survived a forced sterilization. She fears more could occur post-Roe
Philadelphia Tribune

Robyn Powell, an associate professor of law at the University of Oklahoma, who uses a wheelchair because of arthrogryposis, a condition characterized by joint stiffness, said she has been offered a hysterectomy by doctors “dozens of times, for no reason other than the assumption that I shouldn’t reproduce.”

‘Never just black and white’: End of Roe a health risk for disabled, advocates warn
The Spokesman-Review

But there is still resistance to that idea, including some in the medical community, in part because of a widespread misconception that people with disabilities are not interested in sex and are not capable of caring for a child, said Robyn Powell, a law professor at the University of Oklahoma who conducts research on reproductive justice and parenting rights for people with disabilities.

New effective therapeutic approaches to treat tuberculosis: Research
Hindustan Times

Drug-resistant strains have made it difficult to treat infections, but professor Helen Zgurskaya of the University of Oklahoma is spearheading research on new, potentially effective therapeutic approaches to the condition.

Gov. Kim Reynolds appoints appeals court Judge David May to Iowa Supreme Court
Des Moines Register

May, 51, has served on the Court of Appeals since 2019. He was appointed as a district court judge in 2016 and before that worked for 14 years with the Des Moines firm Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave. He has a law degree from Drake University Law School, a master's in public health from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri.

OU breaks record with $317 million in gifts, pledges
Journal Record

When should Oklahomans get the second COVID-19 booster?
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler of OU Health said if you fall into an at-risk category, go out and get one but if not, you can wait a little longer.

Research: Children with Type 2 diabetes face complications
Journal Record

The study, carried out at the OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center in Oklahoma City, found that within 15 years of Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, 60% of young participants had at least one diabetes-related complication. Nearly a third had two or more.

Prof. Samuel Perry discussing White Christian Nationalist Movement in The U.S.
CNN
(TV clip)

OU researcher helps develop potentially nontoxic gynecologic cancer treatment approved for human trials
OU Daily

OU breaks fundraising record, receives $317M in donations during 2022 fiscal year
OU Daily

OU breaks fundraising record
KFOR
(TV Clip)

OU College of Pharmacy continuing ed accredited with commendation
Tahlequah Daily Press

OU’s Jocelyn Alo Named Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year
KFOR

Former OU slugger Jocelyn Alo earns unanimous Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year selection
Tulsa World

People with disabilities weigh medication, pregnancy in post-Roe world
The Washington Post

Robyn Powell, an associate law professor at the University of Oklahoma, classified disabilities as any health conditions, including psychiatric ones, that “substantially limit a major life activity,” noting that they are covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act. She said some people with disabilities take medication that harms pregnancy.

‘Never just black and white’: End of Roe a health risk for disabled, advocates warn
Tampa Bay Times

But there is still resistance to that idea, including from some in the medical community, in part because of a widespread misconception that people with disabilities are not interested in sex and are not capable of caring for a child, said Robyn Powell, a law professor at the University of Oklahoma who conducts research on reproductive justice and parenting rights for people with disabilities.

Oklahoma experts weigh in after monkeypox declared public health emergency
FOX 23

“By and far and away, the way you get monkeypox most commonly is direct contact with skin, with lesions, with clothing, bed sheets, things like that, that are contaminated with the virus,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler.

Oklahoma community achievers: Tourism awards, grant recipients, professor honor
The Oklahoman

Four biomedical engineering students at the University of Oklahoma hope their invention will help those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or a tremor disorder.

Oklahoma experts weigh in after monkeypox declared public health emergency
KOCO

"By and far and away, the way you get monkeypox most commonly is direct contact with skin, with lesions, with clothing, bed sheets, things like that, that are contaminated with the virus," said Dr. Dale Bratzler.

An ‘imposter Christianity’ is threatening American democracy
CNN

Samuel Perry, a professor of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma who is authority on the ideology, calls it an "imposter Christianity."

She survived a forced sterilization. She fears more could occur post-Roe.
The Washington Post

Robyn Powell, an associate professor of law at the University of Oklahoma, who uses a wheelchair because of arthrogryposis, a condition characterized by joint stiffness, said she has been offered a hysterectomy by doctors “dozens of times, for no reason other than the assumption that I shouldn’t reproduce.”

Inflation, recession concerns continue to impact Norman business owner, investment strategies
Norman Transcript

The technical definition of a recession includes two declining quarters of real GDP, though Robert Dauffenbach, senior associate dean of Economic Development at the University of Oklahoma, said that’s never been the complete story.

Cole says he voted against gay marriage bill because it was ‘rushed’
Norman Transcript

Cole’s statement following the vote does not explicitly oppose gay marriage. But Allyson Shortle, a University of Oklahoma professor with a focus in political behavior, says it’s not uncommon for politicians to give this reasoning against laws and policies they disagree with.

Tuscaloosa economic development group chooses new executive director
Yahoo News

Smyth is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.

OU energy leadership program to run second cohort
Norman Transcript

OU students, alumni create theater production company in aims to build ‘a network of young artists’
OU Daily

Biden taking Paxlovid after testing positive for COVID-19
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health’s chief COVID officer, said Paxlovid is readily available – but it’s not for everyone. He said the treatment only benefits those most at risk for COVID-19 complications.

What to bring – and what to leave behind – on your first vacation since COVID
USA Today

Your COVID-19 phobia. This may be the most important – and most difficult – thing to lose, says Dr. Britta Ostermeyer, who chairs the psychiatry department at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Oklahoma City establishes human rights commission for first time since 1996
USA Today

"Zero people using it lets me know that no one knows about it," said Andrea Benjamin, task force co-chair and University of Oklahoma associate professor.

Therapy Thoughts: Friends with Different Political Views
KOTV

It can be hard to be civil with people who hold different political views than we do, especially when someone is very outspoken. This Therapy Thursday Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6 at 4 to discuss how friends can stay peaceful even though they disagree politically.

Heat wave stresses AC units, emergency rooms
Journal Record

“The emergency room has been very busy,” said Dr. Amanda Celii, general and trauma surgeon at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. “The summer months, in general, we see an uptick in patients coming into the ER all across the board, but there’s definitely an increase in heat-related issues or injuries.”

Neurologist to discuss stroke identification and prevention
Sequoyah County Times

An OU Health neurologist will discuss stroke diagnosis and treatment in a virtual presentation scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, July 29. 

How White Christian Nationalists Seek to Transform America
The New Yorker

They call this concept white Christian nationalism. Samuel Perry, an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma and a co-author of “The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy,” joins guest host Michael Luo to discuss the contours of this belief system, and the roles that guns and voting restrictions play in its implementation in U.S. politics.

Working to discover new treatments for tuberculosis
Phys.Org

Treatment of infections is problematic due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains; however, University of Oklahoma professor Helen Zgurskaya, an expert in antibiotic resistance, is leading research on new potential therapeutic treatments for the disease.

OU Medical Student and Veteran Named 2022 Tillman Scholar
Norman Transcript

Oklahoma pitches aerospace industry to global leaders
Journal Record

The University of Oklahoma offers a master’s-level program specifically designed to cultivate leadership and managerial skills for people in the aerospace and defense industries.

A Student Voting Take on College Athletic Conference Realignment
Forbes

We’ll start with the Big 12 which has faced the brunt of the new wave of conference realignment changes with the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at Austin preparing to leave for the Southeastern Conference in 2024.

Wellness Wednesday: COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Metro area
KOKH

Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health joins Fox 25's Wendy Suares to discuss Coronavirus concerns.

Women Face Risks as Doctors Struggle With Medical Exceptions on Abortion
New York Times

While abortion was once mostly legal, by 1900 every state had banned abortions throughout all stages of pregnancy, with the only exception being if the life of the mother was in danger, said Jennifer Holland, a University of Oklahoma historian. Some of those laws, such as a 1925 law in Texas, have recently been revived by the overturning of Roe.

OU research team working to help Oklahoma’s homeless
KFOR

OKC County Health Department to offer free mammogram screenings
KSWO

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is partnering with OU Health, the Stephenson Cancer Center, and Susan G. Komen, to once again provide free mammogram screenings.

Partners to assess services for homeless
Journal Record

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma will work with the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency to assess services available to help Oklahomans experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

More than 100 million in the US face excessive warning or heat advisories as a dangerous heat wave continues
CNN

The entire state of Oklahoma hit 103 degrees today, according to Oklahoma Mesonet, a joint weather updating system with Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma. 

Oklahoma Sooners and Brent Venables: Why They’re a Perfect Fit
FOX Sports

Summer COVID spike less deadly; vaccines still emphasized
Norman Transcript

Questions abound more than a week after ONEOK’s Medford natural gas plant explosion
The Oklahoman

Regardless, ONEOK won't have as much of those products to sell into the markets until it is able to restore its Medford operation, said J. Mike Stice, dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City establishes human rights commission for first time since 1996
The Oklahoman

"Zero people using it lets me know that no one knows about it," said Andrea Benjamin, task force co-chair and University of Oklahoma associate professor.

Many states are looking toward abortion bans with no exceptions for rape, incest
Politifact

And in Oklahoma, Republican officials seem satisfied with laws that don’t include rape or incest exceptions, said Michael Crespin, a University of Oklahoma political scientist. This includes Gov. Kevin Stitt, who has said he wants to be the nation’s most "pro-life governor" and will sign any legislation that comes across his desk.

OU Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma agree to 3-year deal
KOCO

OU Health Announces Chief Operations Officer
Oklahoma Nursing Times

Summer COVID spike less deadly; vaccines still emphasized
Norman Transcript

These numbers reflect the effect of the virus’ new variant, BA.5. Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU’s chief COVID officer, said this variant is possibly approaching a contagiousness level similar to the measles.

Education Hope Summit coming to Northeast Oklahoma Aug. 9
Tahlequah Daily Press

The Northeast Oklahoma Education Hope Summit is organized by Oklahoma First Lady Sarah Stitt and Hope Rising Oklahoma, and will be led by hope scholar Dr. Chan Hellman of the OU-Tulsa Hope Research Center.

OU adds new expansion to nursing school
KOCO

In wake of Panasonic news, officials stress need for OU polytechnic institute
Norman Transcript

University of Oklahoma Health officials calling it one of the worst allergy seasons yet
KFOR

Common as dirt Ageism Afflicts Seniors
Tennessee Tribune

Dr. Julie Allen surveyed 2,048 seniors, ages 50-80, and she found over 93% reported regularly experiencing one or more forms of ageism. Allen said that common everyday ageism stresses out seniors and her study found age discrimination was associated with four health indicators just as racism has been linked to poor health outcomes.

Interested in a Direct Medical Program? Read This First
Forbes

The Medical Humanities Scholars Program at the University of Oklahoma is another direct medical program that allows students to choose any major within the school. With a heavy emphasis on the liberal arts, the program is looking for students who have a general interest in the arts, humanities, social sciences or social determinants of health.

OSDH: 8,000+ New COVID Cases in Oklahoma Last Week Caused By New Variant
KWTV

Dr. Dale Bratzler of the University of Oklahoma more than half of the new cases in the last week stem from an Omicron subvariant called BA.5.  

Therapy Thoughts: Conflicts Between Friends & Losing Parents
KOTV

From dealing with the grief caused by the death of a loved one to conflicts between friends. Dr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones from the University of Oklahoma is here to answer your questions. 

Oklahoma families being hit by skyrocketing inflation
Stillwater News Press

“For those individuals that live paycheck-to-paycheck, this higher inflation has forced them to cut back on their consumption. That lower consumption will dampen Gross Domestic Product, which is the measure of the nation’s income,” said Benjamin Keen, a University of Oklahoma associate economics professor.

Craig joins Ogletree Deakins
Journal Record

He received his juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he graduated with highest honors, was inducted as a member of the Order of the Coif, and served as an assistant executive editor for the American Indian Law Review.

Oklahoma has its first integrated academic health system with OU faculty practice, hospitals merger
Fierce Healthcare

Eisenhower High School student awarded National Merit Scholarship
The Lawton Constitution

Sruti R. Sodam, Lawton, has been named a National Merit Scholarship recipient at the University of Oklahoma.

Wellness Wednesday: Pandemic causes many to neglect non-COVID health needs
KOKH

Now, with COVID cases on an upward trend, Dr. Dale Bratzler weighs in on the drop in cancer screening and the effects that's having.

Dr. Sanjay Patel on what makes blue light cystoscopy a “game changer”
Urology Times

Interview with Assistant Professor of Urology Dr. Sanjay Patel

How Strong HIPAA protections in a post-Roe world?
Tampa Bay Times

Beyond the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, medical professionals might have other tools to keep law enforcement at bay, such as state hospital licensing laws (which may contain confidentiality rules for hospital records that are separate from federal privacy protections) or state medical practice acts (which may impose separate confidentiality requirements on licensed physicians), said Stacey A. Tovino, a University of Oklahoma law professor.

GovExec Daily: The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Decreased Autonomy for Tribes
Government Executive

M. Alexander Pearl is a law professor at the University of Oklahoma law school and an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. He is a nationally recognized scholar in the fields of indigenous legal issues and statutory interpretation. He joined the podcast to discuss the Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta Supreme Court decision. 

Tulsa’s unique ‘Jetsons House’ flew off the market faster than Elroy could blink
Archinect

The 1,386-square-foot Googie design features a 44-foot lift and contributes to the eccentric architecture of the otherwise Art Deco-rich region, which includes other unique designs like the Cave House and BOK Tower, in addition to figures like late University of Oklahoma professor Bruce Goff, who now has his own dedicated annual festival.

Research to Prevent Blindness awards grant to OU Department of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology Times

Curtright named COO at OU Health
Journal Record

Oklahoma tops nation in number of high school aviation programs
Enid News & Eagle

On Tuesday evening, during a four-day training conference, teachers and industry leaders met at the University of Oklahoma’s National Weather Center to celebrate the growth of aviation and aerospace education in the state, and to discuss ways to partner in the building of programs that will ensure the growth of Oklahoma’s aviation, aerospace and defense industry workforce.

Canadian County grads earn Merit scholarships
Yukon Progress

Yukon’s Bixler, whose probable career field is software engineering, earned the National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship. He is a graduate of Crossings Christian School in Oklahoma City.

‘Spreading like wildfire’: COVID BA5 variant wreaking havoc
KFOR

“That’s [1,100 cases] only the people that we know about,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU’s Chief COVID Officer. “[And] we have seen hospitalizations start to go up primarily by the sheer number of people that are getting infected.”

Transportation commission approves turnpike plans
Claremore Daily Progress

Dr. Amy Cerato, a civil engineer at the University of Oklahoma, delivered a written analysis of traffic patterns, route alternatives and upcoming projects that she said would relieve congestion on Interstate 35.

Garwood joins Phillips Murrah legal team
Journal Record

Garwood attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was selected as an Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Scholar, was on the Dean’s Honor Roll and earned an American Jurisprudence award for Wind Energy law.

Expert explains dangers of untested car seats hitting the market
KOCO

Laura Gamino, an injury prevention coordinator with OU Health, walked KOCO 5 through the dangers of those car seats. She also explained what car seats should have.

Commission approves turnpike plans; lone dissenter sides with Cerato
Norman Transcript

Dr. Amy Cerato, a civil engineer at the University of Oklahoma, delivered a written analysis of traffic patterns, route alternatives and upcoming projects that she said would relieve congestion on Interstate 35.

Mayor brings former city employee back from county as chief administrative officer
Tulsa World

Fothergill earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in liberal studies with a focus in administrative leadership and conflict resolution.

Williams promoted to executive vice president at First Community
White River Now

A graduate of Arkansas State University, Williams holds a bachelor’s of science in finance and attended the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma.

OU College of Nursing simulation center earns endorsement
Norman Transcript

Many Oklahoma schools to teach aviation curriculum in 2022-23
KTUL

Next week, around 75 teachers from across the country will gather at the University of Oklahoma for intense training in implementing the AOPA "You Can Fly" high school aviation curriculum.

Experts urge caution as ultra contagious BA.4 and BA.5 COVID-19 strains spread in Oklahoma
The Oklahoman

“In December and January, we saw this huge number of Oklahomans get infected with omicron,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer with the University of Oklahoma. 

Oklahoma doctor discusses COVID-19 antiviral drug becoming more accessible
KFOR

“These drugs are actually very effective,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, with OU Health, referencing Paxlovid. “It was 85% effective in treating hospitalization and death. We didn’t have that a year ago, so that makes it easier to take care of these patients.” 

OU researcher gets millions in grant money to revolutionize surgery for brain injuries
KOCO

Nancy Snow: Inherent goodness in Oklahomans offers strength to forgive one another
The Oklahoman

Article written by Nancy E. Snow who is a philosophy professor at the University of Oklahoma and also serves as director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing.

Yellowstone floods reveal need to fix forecasting flaws in warming world, experts say
Los Angeles Times

“We are literally rewriting our weather history book,” said University of Oklahoma meteorology professor Jason Furtado.

OU Head Football Coach Hosting Football Clinic For Women
KWTV

Creative nexus of sensory perception: Craig Swan presents ‘Visaural’ show at Resonator
Norman Transcript

The University of Oklahoma MFA candidate and active member of Resonator Institute has curated an exhibition titled Visaural. The show is a multi-faceted event with elements of traditional visual arts, sound, music and video.

Column: Plea from a first-year medical student for empathy, understand
Tulsa World

Article written by Rachel Fisher who is a second-year medical student at the University of Oklahoma-University of Tulsa School of Community Medicine with an interest in social justice, lifestyle medicine, and cross-cultural medicine. 

Therapy Thoughts: Funeral & Wedding On The Same Day & Finding A Compromise
KWTV

Dr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6 at 4 to answer your mental health questions. This week we are talking about a difficult decision for one woman and a disagreement for a couple.

Chickasha Public Library to Host Let’s Talk About It Book Club
Chickasha News

The first LTAI book club meeting will be on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chickasha Public Library. Dr. Kalenda Eaton, a professor of African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, will lead a discussion on “The Known World,” written by Edward P. Jones.

Oklahoma City-based Presbyterian Health Foundation Announces $5.5 Million Awarded in OUHSC and OMRF Research Grants
Yahoo

Oklahoma seeing increase in COVID-19 cases as omicron subvariants rage
KFOR

“The number of people in the hospital with COVID has started to go back up again,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health.

Wellness Wednesday with Dr. Dale Bratzler
KOKH
(TV Clips)

Research at OU could cut surgery time in half for patients with traumatic brain injuries
KFOR

Yellowstone Flooding Reveals Forecast Flaws as Climate Warms
U.S. News & World Report

“We are literally re-writing our weather history book,” said University of Oklahoma Meteorology Professor Jason Furtado.

Yellowstone Flooding Reveals Forecast Flaws as Climate Warms
NPR

‘At long last.’ Biden recounts ‘amazing’ heroics of Oklahoma Medal of Honor recipient
The Oklahoman

After leaving the Army, Birdwell went to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and got his law degree at the University of Oklahoma. He then began practicing law in Oklahoma City. Birdwell served 12 years on the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court.

University of Oklahoma Launches Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management Master’s Degrees
Yahoo

In-state tuition and fees slated to remain mostly flat for Oklahoma college students
KOSU

MU Health Care chief to depart for COO job at OU Health
Becker’s Hospital Review

Jonathan Curtright, CEO of University of Missouri's health system, is stepping down this month to join University of Oklahoma's health system as COO. 

How ‘Everyday Ageism’ Affects Health
Healthline

“Ageism is a type of discrimination that can present in all different ways, both overt and subtle,” said the study’s first author Julie Ober Allen, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. 

Oklahoma Veteran Receives Medal of Honor for Actions During Vietnam War
KWTV

Birdwell earned a law degree from the University of Oklahoma and then started his own law firm in Oklahoma City. 

OU hall named for Jones family benefactors
Journal Record

Preventing Overuse Injuries
Magic Valley

By the way, a study at the University of Oklahoma found that -- contrary to popular belief -- high-top shoes didn't lower the risk of ankle sprains.

COVID is “Rising Fast” in These States
Eat This, Not That!

"People who got COVID in December, January in that huge Omicron rush, their antibodies won't necessarily protect them against BA.2.12.1, because it has new mutations that the original Omicron did not have," says Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer with the University of Oklahoma. "So we're seeing reinfections — people that have recovered from COVID in the past are retesting and being positive."

Oklahoma City first responders preparing for 4th of July firework safety
KFOR

Amanda Celii, a trauma and burn surgeon at OU Health says they see a significant number of burns to the arms. 14 percent of injuries around fireworks come from sparklers.

‘Hyperactive’ Comet K2 Carries Clues to Birth of Solar System
Newsweek

Nathan Kaib is assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Oklahoma who focuses on the formation of planetary systems. He told Newsweek: "More and more examples of 'hyperactive' comets are being discovered as our observational resources and techniques improve, and 2017 K2 is one of the most extreme examples of this class of comet.

Oklahoma to defend Women’s College World Series title
KOKH

OU Biomedical Engineering Students Develop Shake-Canceling Spoon
The Ardmoreite

‘We’re taught to push through pain’: College athletes on the mental health crisis
TODAY

Graduate Student Serafina King: “Since starting at OU, though, things feel different. My coaches, athletic trainers and fellow athletes support me and others. I took a semester off for my mental health and my coach called me weekly to check in and see how I felt. It’s also easy to find a counselor to speak with when it’s needed.” 

Oklahoma Health Sciences Center enrolling youth in study of ‘long COVID’
KOKI

ALESTLE VIEW: Separation of church and state is a necessity
The Alestle

Studies have shown religion is more often used in politics by conservative politicians than liberal. Allen Hertzke, a professor emeritus in political science from the University of Oklahoma, found that when freedom of religion is ignored, it is most often done to marginalize groups that are already discriminated against and to enact regressive, conservative policies.

Oklahoma’s average gas price pushes past $4 per gallon
The Ardmoreite

“One of the things I’m starting to get a little bit worried about is, for the first six or seven weeks of the Russian invasion, people were talking about, ‘We’ll just release some of our strategic oil reserves,’” said Burge, the OU economics professor.

Gov. Stitt appoints Tim Downing to Court of Civil Appeals
Muskogee Politico

He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Public Affairs and Administration, Oral Roberts University with a Masters in Management, and Regent University School of Law.  

Column: OU Polytechnic to meet Oklahoma’s unmet needs
Tulsa World

Several Skiatook, Sperry students named to University of Oklahoma’s spring 2022 honor rolls
Skiatook Journal

OU Biomedical Engineering Students Develop Shake-Canceling Spoon
The Ada News

OU Health official addresses COVID-19 safety during the summer
KOCO

Wellness Wednesday with Dr. Dale Bratzler
KOKH
TV Clips

Stitt makes Court of Civil Appeals appointment
Journal Record

Downing earned a bachelor’s degree in public affairs administration from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s in management from Oral Roberts University. He is a graduate of the Regent University School of Law.

Top-seeded Oklahoma rolls past Northwestern 13-2; Texas next
KOKH

Dozens of Owasso, Collinsville students make University of Oklahoma’s spring 2022 honor rolls
Owasso Reporter

Therapy Thoughts: Responding to Tragedy in Your Own Community
KOTV

Many Oklahomans have heavy hearts this week after deadly shootings in Tulsa and Taft. This Therapy Thursday Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma is here to discuss ways of coping with this senseless tragedy.

OKC Council names Weller new auditor
Journal Record

Weller is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to working for the city, he worked several years in public accounting for both international and local accounting firms.

OSMA says medical offices should consider reviewing security measures
KFOR

OU Health statement: “As healthcare professionals, we care about the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve and we are deeply sadden by the tragedy at the medical clinic in Tulsa. We are working closely with the OU Police Department on our campus security as we monitor this situation.  We want to assure you that our friends, colleagues and residents in the OU Health Sciences Center programs in Tulsa have been confirmed as safe and accounted for…”

Column: Fisher, McLaurin helped to integrate the University of Oklahoma
Norman Transcript

Nancy Snow: How do you achieve true civility in a society rife with justifiable anger?
The Oklahoman

Article written by Philosophy Professor Nancy Snow

OU researcher opens door to geothermal energy
Journal Record

Associate professor Saeed Salehi has received a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to examine the resource potential of abandoned oil and gas wells as sources of heat. And, if his pioneering work southwest of Oklahoma City is successful, Salehi could open new energy-producing potential for hundreds or even thousands of abandoned oil wells in Oklahoma and across the United States.

Timely intervention critical for major cardiac events after immune checkpoint therapy
Healio

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first-ever pooled analysis of immune checkpoint inhibitor clinical trials evaluating major adverse cardiac events,” Abdul Rafeh Naqash, MD, assistant professor in the early phase division of Stephenson Cancer Center at University of Oklahoma, said during a presentation. 

Graves joins Muskogee dermatology clinic
Muskogee Phoenix

Graves completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. She continued on at the University of Oklahoma to receive her Masters's Degree in Health Science, Physician Associate Studies in 2011.

Ramos named School Counselor of the Year
The Guam Daily Post

Ramos holds a master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma and earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Guam. She has been a school counselor at Sanchez for 13 years.

Mo Vaughn seeks District 3 Commissioner seat
Norman Transcript

Her resume also spans marketing, public relations and digital technology development. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages from the University of Oklahoma, where she also studied international relations. She also enrolled in Masters of Public Administration courses at OU.

Chemical Institute of Canada Gives Top Honor to University of Oklahoma Engineering Professor
News Wise

Find out your state’s most beautiful college town
MSN

City to look at why water rate increase failed
Norman Transcript

“The Norman Economic Development Coalition [NEDC], a joint effort of OU [University of Oklahoma], the City of Norman, Moore Norman Technology Center and the Sooner Centurions of the Norman Chamber of Commerce, has a long history of success with its business incubator programs,” the staff report reads. 

New COVID-19 Subvariant Causing Rise in Oklahoma Cases
Ponca City News

According to Bratzler, this variant appears to resist natural immunity. He says if you were infected during the Omicron surge in the winter, that probably won’t protect you against this particular variant.

New ER, urgent care facility slated to open in Yukon
Journal Record

“The goal of the partnership is to minimize unnecessary ER utilization as well as improve the quality of care for patients,” said Leslie Buford, interim president at OU Health Edmond Medical Center. “The facilities provide both urgent care and emergency services in a way that saves money for patients and their employers. No patient is charged emergency room prices for urgent care services if they come in during urgent care hours.”

OK Rehabilitation Services, partners to offer free summer training, employment programs
The Oklahoman

BEST STEP is funded by the state Rehabilitation Services Department with summer camp training and services delivered in partnership with the University of Oklahoma National Center for Disability Education and Training’s Pre-ETS program.

Lawmakers earmark COVID-19 funds for pediatric menta health project
The Duncan Banner

Oklahoma lawmakers plan to invest over $50 million in federal coronavirus aid and state funds to help the University of Oklahoma health system build a new state-of-the-art pediatric mental health facility.

Storm research team from Norman starts second of two-year field study
KOCO

A research group out of the University of Oklahoma is asking you to share your story by filling out a survey online called Tornado Tales.

City to look at why water rate increase failed
Norman Transcript

“The Norman Economic Development Coalition [NEDC], a joint effort of OU [University of Oklahoma], the City of Norman, Moore Norman Technology Center and the Sooner Centurions of the Norman Chamber of Commerce, has a long history of success with its business incubator programs,” the staff report reads.

Oklahoma lawmakers approve health care requests for ARPA funds
KOKH

A proposal passed giving a total of $39.4 million to OU Children's for behavior health beds.

Oklahoma City-County Health Department to offer free mammograms on June 10
The Oklahoman

The event is in partnership with OU Health, Stephenson Cancer Center and The Market at Eastpoint, 1708 NE 23. 

As an even more contagious omicron subvariant spreads, Oklahoma’s COVID-19 cases are rising
The Oklahoman

The subvariant has a mutation that makes it more adept at reinfecting people who had previously been infected with the original omicron variant, during the wave of infections in late 2021 and early 2022, said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer with the University of Oklahoma. 

Wasted vaccines raise concerns about next threat
Journal Record

“It’s a little bit about inventory management, how many did we request versus how many we were able to successfully administer,” said David Kendrick, founder and CEO of MyHealth Access Network and department chair of Medical Informatics at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine.

Doctors warn of new COVID-19 subvariants sweeping across the Region and Oklahoma
KFOR

“We’ve seen about a 50 percent increase in cases of COVID in Oklahoma over the past two weeks,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU’s chief COVID officer.

ShapED My Life: ‘Glee’, ‘Community’ actor recalls time at OU
KFOR

Oklahoma Softball: OU Wins Second Straight National Title Behind Dominant Defensive Display
Sports Illustrated

‘God just made me OU’: How Antonio Record became the Marlins Man of Sooner athletics
The Oklahoman

Firm wins $50K in startup funding from OU
Journal Record

Many overdue for second COVID booster: ‘You may actually not have much protection’
Tulsa World

“I don’t have specific data about how many people in Oklahoma who are eligible for the (second booster) have actually received it. But we are concerned that the percentage is quite low,” said Dr. Aaron Wendelboe, an epidemiologist and associate professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health.

Column: Collaboration key to Tulsa’s being the land of higher education opportunities
Tulsa World

Article written by Laura Latta who is an adjunct education professor at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and the founding executive director of the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium. 

Therapy Thoughts: Handling Trauma
KOTV

It's been a little more than a week since the mass shooting at the Natalie building on the Saint Francis campus killed 4 people. Many are still shaken by that tragedy and others that have happened recently across the country. Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined us again with her expert advice.

‘So much work’: Tribal criminal justice systems discussed at Sovereignty Symposium
Non Doc

University of Oklahoma law professor Taiawagi Helton spoke about the history of Indian law to show how the McGirt decision is just the latest court case reaffirming tribal sovereignty in the face of state opposition.

‘A great atmosphere.’ National Weather Center provides unique services to Oklahoma
The Oklahoman

A massive building complex spreads across a huge lot in the margins of the University of Oklahoma campus, right off State Highway 9 in Norman, housing many local and federal agencies devoted to watching weather conditions in the state and across the nation.

State of Oklahoma reports potential first mokeypox case
KOCO

While there may be a case in the state, Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health’s chief COVID-19 officer, said there’s no need to panic. The virus isn’t as contagious as other diseases, like COVID-19, and health officials are working to keep Oklahomans safe.

Toby Keith reveals stomach cancer battle, tells fans he’ll see them ‘sooner than later’
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

"Sooner Nation is With yOU and Praying for yOU brother !!!" tweeted University of Oklahoma men's basketball head coach Porter Moser. "Nobody embodies a tougher Spirit than YOU!

OU Health Sciences Center Clinic Earns Approval from National
OK Nursing Times

Oklahoma Energy Resources Board and OU collaborate to provide over $250,000 in scholarships
OK Energy Today

Utah economy remains strong, ranked 2nd in the country
Cache Valley Daily

In evaluating the states with the best economies, Gregory S. Burge, chair and professor of economics at University of Oklahoma, says there are a number of common factors that contribute to a state’s strong economy.

Former OU student crowned as new Miss Oklahoma
KOCO

Editorial: OU women earn title of most dominant team in sports
Tulsa World

OU Health to hold Men’s Health Awareness Summit this weekend
KOCO

Economists weigh in on Oklahoma House Bills to fight inflation
KFOR

Both Keen and Dr. Greg Burge, the Economics Chair at OU, said the federal government is best equipped to fight rising costs.

Watch: OU Economics Professor Discusses Recession Fears
KOTV

Professor Benjamin Keen discusses the topic. 

Promising cancer drug trial marks a major first for Oklahoma. Here’s what you need to know
The Oklahoman

The OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center on Wednesday announced a first for the state: a cancer drug, developed entirely in Oklahoma and without the help of a pharmaceutical company, is set to be tested in humans for the first time.

Oklahoma scientists develop promising cancer drug
Journal Record

University of Oklahoma researchers’ cancer treatment drug heads to clinical trials
KFOR

First cancer drug made entirely in Oklahoma to be tested on humans in upcoming trial
KOKH

Oklahoma fans send off baseball team heading to Omaha
KOCO

Carlson: OU baseball heads to College World Series on backs – and arms – of Oklahoma-bred pitchers
The Oklahoman

Wellness Wednesday: Preparing for future public health emergencies
KOKH

Dr. Bratzler discusses recommendations to help the state make sure it's ready for future public health emergencies like COVID.

Don’t Joke About Old Age (It’s Bad for Your Health)
Newsweek

Allen's own behavior surprised her. As a health disparities expert at the University of Oklahoma, she spends a lot of time studying discrimination—and here she was, letting all these negative beliefs about aging seep out in a constant stream of quips and self-deprecating humor.

Oklahoma expert believes US weather forecasting is behind Europe
KOCO

The University of Oklahoma professor Dr. Fred Carr said that Congress needs to act to help us catch up.

Supply chain issues, war causing empty shelves in Oklahoma
Journal Record

Robert Dauffenbach, director of the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Economic and Management Research, said the Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused some long-term food supply problems.

Professor Kenton Brice on Training the Next Generation of Lawyers and the Future of Legal Tech
Legal Talk Network

Digital Edge hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with Kenton Brice about his involvement with the Digital Initiative at the University of Oklahoma College of Law to get a sense of how technology is being leveraged in a tech-forward school. They also discuss how the Center for Learning and Organizational Change (CLOC) and legal ops are using technology to increase access to justice, and Kenton shares his thoughts on what tech trends point to new possibilities for the future of law.

OU-Tulsa, Tulsa Community College shows students how social structure can impact poverty
KTUL

OU Tulsa Hosts ‘Poverty Simulation’ For TPS high school Students
KOTV

TPS students take part in ‘poverty simulation’ program at OU Tulsa
KOKI

OU student-athletes set record for cumulative GPA in spring 2022 semester
KOCO

Art reflecting OU history: Talented student commissioned to create sculpture
Norman Transcript

Guest column: How man’s story of overcoming trauma serves as inspiration for OKC students
The Oklahoman

Carter inspired 800 Oklahoma City Public School summer school students attending Taft Middle School, U.S. Grant High School and Star Spencer High School last week. He shared his story with these students and again with a group at Ralph Ellison Library as part of the ReadOKC Summer Programming Series, through the support of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health. 

Sen. Jim Inhofe boosts defense bill above Biden request, protects AWACS mission at Tinker
The Oklahoman

The bill would authorize funding for construction projects at Tinker for maintenance on the KC-46 refueling tanker. And it would authorize defense research funding at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa.

Invasive fire ants could be controlled by viruses, scientists say
The Washington Post

Michael Kaspari, professor of geographical ecology at the University of Oklahoma, called the ant-virus study “underwhelming” because of its small size and methodology, but nonetheless he saw promise.

OU Regents to consider 3% tuition, fee increase 3% raise fr faculty, staff
Norman Transcript

OU Board of Regents to consider adjustments to coaches salaries, new hires
OU Daily

OU Board of Regents scheduled to meet
KOCO
(TV Clips)

BCBSOK, OU Health champion for better Okie health outlook
Tahlequah Daily Press

OU team to partner with NASA in first-of-its-kind study of greenhouse gas effects
KOCO

Editorial: Oklahomans shouldn’t be surprised at pitiful COVID-19 response ranking
Tulsa World

Oklahoma was fortunate to have other institutions step up to give accurate and full information to the public. Those include officials from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa Health Department, Oklahoma State Medical Association and area hospitals.

Dr. Gerald A. Maccioli Joins ACHC as Vice President of Medical Affairs
Healthcare Business Today

Maccioli completed his fellowship training in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Duke University following a residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an internal medicine internship at the University of Oklahoma.

University of Oklahoma raising tuition for out-of-state students
The Oklahoman

OU Board of Regents approves $42 million total budget for Love’s Field construction
Tulsa World

OU raises tuition and fees 3% for out-of-state students only
Norman Transcript

OU regents stop proposed in-state tuition increase, grant Harroz $150K bonus
Non Doc

University of Oklahoma increases tuition for out-of-state students
KFOR

OU Board of Regents expected to discuss funding for campus improvements
KOCO

OU researcher works to transform care for traumatic brain injury
Journal Record

Michael Detamore, a biomedical engineering researcher at the University of Oklahoma, was recently awarded $640,000 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health to fund his project: “Single stage surgical intervention for treatment of severe traumatic brain injury.”

Oklahoma’s David Sandlin delivers emotional 12-strikeout performance to send Sooners to MCWS finals
NCAA

Budget approved for new OU softball stadium
KOCO

Five of the Most Flexible Direct Medical Programs
Forbes

The Medical Humanities Scholars Program at the University of Oklahoma is another direct medical program that allows students to choose any major within the school. With a heavy emphasis on the liberal arts, the program is looking for students who have a general interest in the arts, humanities, social sciences or social determinants of health.

Norman, state lawmakers talk ARPA funds, incentives, special sessions
Norman Transcript

Treat also pointed to a $20 million investment into the National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma as a high point in the budget.

Another election cycle shows ‘party switching’ in Oklahoma holds little sway
Tulsa World

“If you want a vote that matters, that’s probably in the (Republican) primary,” said University of Oklahoma political science professor Michael Crespin, director of OU’s Carl Albert Center.

OU names department after donors
Journal Record

The Proctors’ gift includes a $7 million irrevocable contribution to the Department of Mathematics in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences. In appreciation of the gift and its potential to transform STEM education university-wide, the OU Board of Regents has approved naming the department the David and Judi Proctor Department of Mathematics.

Specialty care clinic opening Monday
Journal Record

The Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Norman Specialty Clinic will begin seeing high-risk pregnant women and children Monday at 3421 24th Ave. N.W., Suite 101. OU Health Physicians specialists will offer a variety of specialties including pediatric cardiology, endocrinology, urology, neurology and prenatal diagnostics/maternal fetal medicine.

‘I wanted to do it for all the women that weren’t able to’: How Title IX changed the lives of OU community members
OU Daily

Carlson: OU baseball punches ticket to College World Series finals, can add names to Omaha lore
The Oklahoman

$42 million approved for new OU softball stadium
KRMG

Rare caterpillars spotted on OG&E solar farm in southern Oklahoma
KFOR

During a survey of state roadways, an eagle-eyed University of Oklahoma student working with the Oklahoma Frosted Elfin Project spotted some yellow wild indigo (Baptisia sphaerocarpa) as they drove past the grounds of OG&E’s solar farm in Davis, Okla. 

Therapy Thursday: Friendship Gossip, Office Issues & More
KOTV

Doctor Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma answering viewers questions.

Details emerge about 3 University of Oklahoma meteorology students killed in crash after chasing tornado: “Unthinkable heartbreak”
CBS

North Texas OU student who died after chasing storm dreamed of being a meteorologist since childhood
The Dallas Morning News

3 University of Oklahoma Meteorology Students Killed While Storm Chasing in Kansas
People Magazine

Friends remember 3 OU meteorology students for their passions, kindness
OU Daily

OU Russian, Ukrainian students express concerns about Putin’s invasion, impact on personal lives, families
OU Daily

‘We have to think differently.’ OKC vies for $55M grant to grow biosciences industry
The Oklahoman

The Oklahoma City team, which includes the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the Chickasaw Nation, is one of 60 finalists announced in December. Those finalists each got a $500,000 planning grant, and up to 30 of the finalists will be chosen for final awards this fall. 

OKC a finalist for federal biotech money
Journal Record

“There’s an alignment happening here like I’ve not seen before,” said John Hanak, chief innovation and corporate officer at the University of Oklahoma. “There are just some great things here. We need a little more jet fuel to accelerate things.”

University of Oklahoma Class of 2022 raises money for special gift
KFOR

Storm chasers grieve three OU students as severe weather hits
KOCO

Family, OU Community Remember 3 OU Meteorology Students Killed While Storm Chasing
KWTV

Physicists develop ideal testing conditions of solar cells for space applications
Science Mag

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma, with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the University of North Texas, the NASA Glenn Research Center and several collaborators within the space power community, have recently published a paper in the journal Joule that describes the optimal conditions for testing perovskite solar cells for space. 

Conservatives spent decades pushing to upend Roe v. Wade. And it’s ‘only the beginning.’
USA Today

Jennifer Holland, an associate professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, said that while the movement's greatest successes have taken place in the last 10 to 15 years, she said, the groundwork was laid over a period of nearly 50 years.

OU Health celebrates National Star Wars Day with patients
KSWO

Monitoring Free Speech on Oklahoma’s Campuses
Inside Higher Ed

The State Board of Regents—which oversees the governing bodies of the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University systems—will appoint members to the committee. Caldwell expects the committee to include representatives from the individual universities or members of the two regent systems, but the bill leaves it up to the state board to decide.

A tornado and flood are coming your way: Take cover or move higher?
The Washington Post

Katy Christian, a research associate with the University of Oklahoma’s Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations, wrote in an email that Harvey was the event that “catapulted TORFF events into the national spotlight.”

Oklahoma bans poultry exhibition, public sales, swap meets after avian flu detected
KOCO

"It can happen and it's well documented that it happens, but it typically doesn't spread easily from person to person," said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Chief COVID-19 officer.

Socialism played a prominent role in Oklahoma politics more than a century ago
The Oklahoman

“Proportionally it (Oklahoma) was the largest Socialist Party given the small population of the state. It had more dues-paying members than New York State at its height,” said Stephen Norwood, history professor at the University of Oklahoma. “At its peak strength, the Oklahoma Socialist Party could pull close to a third of the vote.”

Storm chasers aware of dangers, but their passion helps protect Oklahomans
The Oklahoman

But as Bryce Barker, a University of Oklahoma graduate who minored in meteorology, tells it, extreme weather also is captivating.

Leadership in Law profile: Holly Hefton
Journal Record

She worked her way through college and law school as a manicurist, owning her first business at 19 years old. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1992, while maintaining a thriving business on Campus Corner in Norman, but never lost sight of her goal to help children and families and always has held tight to her Oklahoma core values.

OU, ESPN+ announce multi-year rights agreement
KOCO

Official: Oklahoma Announces Multi-Year Partnership with ESPN+
Sports Illustrated

OU athletics announces multi-year television agreement with ESPN+ to broadcast Sooners sports
OU Daily

Brenda Diaz elite academian
The Purcell Register

Mobilization in the United States – “Pro-lifers want to ban abortion on all American soil”
Archyde

If the Supreme Court formalizes the end of “Roe”, the 1973 decision which legalized the voluntary termination of pregnancy throughout the country by establishing it as a right protected by the Constitution, it will be a major victory for the movement. American pro-life. Professor at the University of Oklahoma and specialist in the anti-abortion movement, Jennifer Holland looks back at the strategy followed by the pro-life camp to achieve its ends.

OU, France cooperation advances international weather research
KOKI

Three students with intellectual developmental challenges graduate from NSU
KOKI

After NSU, the University of Oklahoma started Sooner Works, and Oklahoma State University will soon launch a similar program.

OU prof gives recommendations to lower NPD use of force disparity
Norman Transcript

David McLeod, an OU School of Social Work professor and former police detective, has worked with NPD in areas including use of force to help determine best practices for its officers. After reviewing the data, McLeod has suggested NPD enhance its training, work on trustworthy communication with the city’s residents and find ways to increase equity for all residents in Norman. 

How JMU catcher Lauren Bernett’s death rocked college softball and pushed it to action on mental health
The Oklahoman

That was something Gasso knew prior to the events of recent weeks, but in the aftermath of Bernett’s suicide, she asked OU psychologist Dolores Christensen to meet with the team. She led the Sooners in an activity where they split into small groups and shared how they were feeling.

OU Receives Major Gift From McCasland Foundation to Enhance Oklahoma’s Engineering Workforce Needs
Mirage News

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health offers free meals for kids this summer
KOKH

National Nurses Month – OU College of Nursing expands advanced practice offerings
Oklahoma Nursing Times

National Nurses Month – OU invests in nursing
Oklahoma Nursing Times

Delta Dental awards scholarships
Journal Record

Delta Dental of Oklahoma and the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation recently awarded $108,000 in scholarships to 15 University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry students for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Vast majority of Oklahomans who are eligible for second COVID booster haven’t gotten one
The Oklahoman

Data about how much extra protection a second booster shot can offer “aren’t great,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer with the University of Oklahoma. 

OU campus leaders reflect on lessons learned through challenges, accomplishments during COVID pandemic
OU Daily

17 hospital execs write thank-you notes to nurses
Becker’s Hospital Review

Richard Lofgren, MD. President and CEO of OU Health (Oklahoma City): National Nurses Week is a great opportunity to honor our nurses and recognize their sacrifices and dedication to our patients. We know that words cannot truly reflect our appreciation of these unsung heroes. Nursing is the absolute cornerstone of direct patient care. The connections nurses make with patients and families are the foundation of a positive patient experience. At OU Health, we are keenly aware that quality patient care demands the combination of professional knowledge, skill and compassion unique to nursing. 

Climate change increasing frequency of major flooding events in Green Country
KTUL

Dr. Yang Hong with the University of Oklahoma has studied the impacts of flooding on communities with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Community policing evaluation says Tulsa police needs to improve transparency
KTUL

"Reports like this are incredibly important because they help to demystify and kind of change the perspective of what community policing is and means and why it's an important thing," explained Dr. David McLeod, a former police detective and associate professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Mercy Hospital Joplin names chief medical officer
The Joplin Globe

Hatfield holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the OU College of Medicine. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma at Tulsa.

McCasland Foundation gifts $1M to OU
Journal Record

New OU program to address need for expanded mental health care
Journal Record

OU Health Sciences Center Begins Enrollment for Long COVID Study
KOTV

ShapED My Life: Academy Award winning film producer credits education for shaping his career
KFOR

Frederickson was born in OKC in 1937. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma, and became involved in filmmaking in the 1960s. One of his earliest jobs was working as a production manager on the iconic Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western, ‘The Good, the bad and the Ugly.’

KOSU hires two new reporters to cover agriculture, water and rural communities in Oklahoma
KOSU

Wheeler will investigate the water quality of Oklahoma's rural water systems and private wells for KOSU. She grew up in Norman and attended the University of Oklahoma, where she studied biochemistry. 

OU Health Sciences Center enrolling youth in ‘long COVID’ study
KFOR

OU Health Sciences Center Begins Enrollment for Long COVID Study
Ponca City News

Viewpoint: Storm safety needed to prevent mass casualties at apartments in Oklahoma
The Oklahoman

Article written by Matthew Herndon who is a radar engineer with the University of Oklahoma’s Advanced Radar Research Center, which is currently developing next-generation radar systems for weather observation and tracking.

Therapy Thoughts: Elementary School Anxiety, Child Moving Out of State, & More
KOTV

Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6 at 4 to answer your questions and provide some therapy advice. 

Oklahoma Senate confirms Keith Reed as state health commissioner
KOCO

Reed received his Bachelor of Science in nursing from Northeastern State University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma. He also is a colonel in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, according to the news release.

University of Oklahoma to found new polytechnic institute in Tulsa
The Oklahoman

OU announces plans for Polytechnic Institute in Tulsa
Tulsa World

‘Game changer’: OU plans Polytechnic Institute in Tulsa
Non Doc

OU president announces plans for poly institute in Tulsa
Norman Transcript

OU Board of Regents present plans to create polytechnic institute, approve housing rate increases
OU Daily

OU increases on-campus costs; president cites inflation
Norman Transcript

‘Safe staffing saves lives’: Nurses march at Oklahoma state Capitol for better working conditions
KOKI

Gov. Kevin Stitt said that the state is working to help nurses and helped double the nursing class size at the University of Oklahoma this year.

Oklahoma women’s tennis makes program history, advances to Elite Eight
KOCO

Formed during COVID-19 pandemic, new OKC chamber choir provides outlet for OU professor
The Oklahoman

The master teacher and curriculum coordinator for introductory psychology at OU, Cavazos also has been singing for four years with Canterbury Voices, Oklahoma City's premier symphony chorus. 

Pediatrician: Goat’s milk, Nesquik not good alternatives for baby formula
KOKH

From goat's milk to Nesquik, Dr. Catherine Mims with the University of Oklahoma Health Center has been hearing a lot about what is being used instead of formula. She says to stick to real formula, and to avoid any "do it yourself" projects that could go very wrong.

Investing in Tulsa: Plans for OU Polytechnic Institute discussed at regents meeting
Tulsa World

OU Board of Regents approves online degrees
Tahlequah Daily Press

Lawton hopes to attract defense contractors with FISTA Innovation Park
Non Doc

Educational opportunities for local students will be built into FISTA, which will include a STEM classroom. The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University also have plans to establish research programs in the facility, according to Pae.

Thousands of Oklahomans could have been saved if more residents got COVID-19 vaccine
KFOR: Study

“The vaccines are very effective, they’re very safe, and we could have saved a lot more people had we done a better job of getting more people vaccinated,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Chief COVID officer. 

COVID-19 in Oklahoma: New cases, deaths, vaccine booster shots, omicron variant
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health's chief COVID-19 officer, told KOCO 5 we are playing with a different set of rules when it comes to the omicron variant. He said the omicron variant spreads faster than any other strain of coronavirus.

A rising career: RN advances her skills
Oklahoma Nursing Times

Jones is currently a pediatric nurse at the Bethany Children’s Health Center. She is working toward her Master of Public Health degree at the Hudson College of Public Health, located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Being in her fourth semester, she will graduate in May.

Kim Brewer earns NOC Nursing DAISY Award
Ponca City News

Brewer earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1996 and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2019.

Edmond woman graduates dental school while in hospital after giving birth
KOCO

Cala French is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma 

Oklahoma researchers believe flash flood will worsen in coming decades
KOCO

A new report from researchers at the University of Oklahoma and the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory said flash floods will become worse in Oklahoma for decades to come.

OU, OAS to team in archaeological research
Journal Record

Students and faculty of the University of Oklahoma and staff members at the Oklahoma Archeological Survey have launched excavations at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center.

A new study finds Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of vaccine-preventable COVID deaths in the country
Public Radio Tulsa

"The findings were stark," said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma, reached by phone Tuesday. "And even if you looked at if we hit 85% [fully vaccinated] — which we haven't yet; we're only at about two-thirds of people 18 and over who've been vaccinated — it would have been 3,600 fewer deaths in Oklahoma."

OU Startup Programs to hold second annual Demo Day at The Well
Norman Transcript

Oklahoma scientists collaborate with experts to improve atmosphere, radar technology
KOCO

Scientists at the University of Oklahoma are collaborating with experts from around the world to improve atmosphere and radar technology.

Wellness Wednesday with Dr. Bratzler
KOKH

As nearly all abortions come to a halt in Oklahoma, clinics search for new ways to connect patients with care
PBS

Jennifer Chancellor, a professor at the University of Oklahoma, stood outside the capitol wearing a “Don’t tread on me” shirt in the shape of a uterus, while her daughter slept in her stroller. Chancellor held a sign that read, “I made my choice, now let my daughter make hers.”

Next-generation weather models cross the divide to real-world impact
Phys.Org

"We generate operational forecasts using new inputs or new models testing how well they work," said Keith Brewster, senior research scientist and operations director of the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) at the University of Oklahoma. "If we promise a forecast where thunderstorms occur, can we expect a forecaster to use it?"

CCFI expands staff as demand for service triples
Norman Transcript

To help understand that science, Center for Children has been working closely with Chan Hellman, Ph.D, who directs the HOPE Research Center at University of Oklahoma Tulsa.

Editorial: OU Polytech Institute to bolster workforce development needs
Tulsa World

Free program aims to improve seniors’ balance, flexibility
Sand Springs Leader

Instructors will be provided by the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Section of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Patty Gasso, Joy Harjo, Leon Russell and more named to 2022 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class
The Oklahoman

Patty Gasso, Joy Harjo, Leon Russell and more named to 2022 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class
Tulsa World

Therapy Thoughts: When To Start a Family, Taking a Job Outside The US
KWTV

Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones interviewed for this segment. 

Locally-Filmed Movie Becomes a Hit Nationwide
KOTV

Brian Cates, the director and one of the writers of the movie, graduated from Putnam City North and studied film and video at The University of Oklahoma.  

Variety Care adds three providers
Journal Record

Dr. Kathryn Klump is an accomplished family medicine provider who cares for patients at the Britton Health Center. After receiving her bachelor’s in 2008 from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Klump continued her education until she received her doctorate in 2015 from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City.

OU crushes A&M to advance to NCAA softball Super Regional
Tulsa World

Forecasting Our Future: OU storm research team heads out on 2-year field study
KOCO

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health offers free meals for children this summer
Oklahoma City Sentinel

OU Nursing School Launches New Program to Expand Mental Healthcare Access
KWTV

What the Buffalo Tragedy Has To Do With the Effort to Overturn Roe
Time

The anti-abortion movement was born in the 19th century of white fears of a declining white birth rate, says Jennifer Holland, assistant professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. 

With the Buffalo massacre, white Christian nationalism strikes again
The Washington Post

Article cowritten by OU associate professor Samuel Perry

Josh Hawley is wrong about ‘woke’ Disney – but he has a point about US copyright law
Kansas City Star

Article written by OU professor Eric E. Johnson

Viewpoint: When it comes to turnpikes, is Oklahoma on the way to being like Pennsylvania?
The Oklahoman

Column by OU professor Katherine Hirschfeld 

OU geothermal team wins first place in national Department of Energy competition
World Oil

Take a Look, Listen Behind the Scenes with Oklahoma Softball
KWTV

Psychiatrist discusses impact of hate crimes on mental health
KOCO

KOCO'S Jason Hackett spoke with Dr. Britta Ostermeyer, OU Health's chair of psychiatry, to discuss the mental toll hate crimes can have on minority communities.

Osage Nation Giving Workers Temporary Pay Raise
KTUL
(TV Clips)

OU Price College of Business Associate Dean Robert Dauffenbach interviewed for the story.

Is Tornado Alley Moving?
WFAA
(TV Clips)

OU Meteorology Professor Howard Bluestein interviewed for the story.

Jamal Hassan: First KDF Officer to Earn Fulbright Scholarship Bags Master’s Degree
Tuko

A Kenyan military officer from the Kenya Defence Forces has been conferred with a master's degree after completing his studies at University of Oklahoma.

OU & OSU Clean Up Big 12 Honors
KFOR

VOICES OF COLOR: Retired professor pens book of desegregation, and Black teachers' experiences

Tahlequah Daily Press

Aldridge earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 1979 and taught for 27 years at NSU, from 1970 to 1997.

North Mankato announces finalists for city administrator position
KEYC

Tobin holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Wheaton College, a certificate in leadership of international and non-government organizations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, a master’s degree in divinity from Bethel Seminary, a master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree in business administration from the Whitman School of Management, and a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

For OU’s Team Captain, A Devastating Tragedy Unlocks A Devoted Testimony
KOTV

Sooners Touch Lives, Help Miami Elementary School
Sooner Sports

Achiever: Physician recognized for community health achievement
The Oklahoman

Makoni, a neonatal intensive care physician with Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health, was recognized for her contributions to community health, focused on long-term impact and sustainability.

Opinion: School Shootings Confirm That Guns Are the Religion of the Right
TIME

Article written by Sociology Professor Samuel Perry.

Smith graduates from College of Dentistry
The Antlers American

Dr Twana Duncan, DDS is proud to announce the graduation of her son, Dr Caleb Roland Smith DDS from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. 

OU softball: Dominant Texas A&M win fueling Sooners heading into NCAA Super Regional
Norman Transcript

OU football announces information for Red River Showdown, four other games
KOCO

Oklahoma Health Sciences Center enrolling youth in study of ‘long COVID’
KOCO

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is part of a national study to better understand the long-term effects of COVID-19-19 in young people.

Therapy Thoughts: Talking with Your Kids After Latest School Shooting
KOTV

TV Segment with Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones.

Wish upon a painting: Norman artist explores desire and fear in her work
Norman Transcript

Galizzi is a spouse and mother of two. She holds graduate degrees in Applied Linguistics and Painting. She teaches Beginning Portuguese at the University of Oklahoma. She’s also an arts educator at the Firehouse Arts Center.

As families discuss latest mass shooting, an Oklahoma expert has advice to keep in mind
The Oklahoman

For children and adults rattled by the news, we asked Dr. Britta Ostermeyer, chief of psychiatry with OU Health, about guidance she’d share with families navigating these difficult conversations with their children.

Farmers using regenerative practices to conserve water and adapt to climate change
FOX 17

University of Oklahoma Economics professor Jonathan McFadden studies how farmers can adapt to climate change.

Proposed OU polytechnic school in Tulsa part of growing national trend, officials say
Tulsa World

OU announces new $15 million research PERU-Hub
FOX 23

Sooners Geothermal Team wins national competition
FOX 25

Guns law used for OU, music fest safety attacked in Legislature
Norman Transcript

Can you still get long-haul COVID if you’re vaccinated?
The Oklahoman

Dr. Judith James of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, working with colleagues at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, is participating in a nationwide study of long COVID. They’ll study research volunteers for up to four years to better understand the causes of long COVID and how best to treat it.

OU professor releasing new book of new series in early June
Norman Transcript

Watch: OU Health Chief of Psychiatry Offers Tips on Dealing with Phone Addiction
KOTV

Viewpoint: Spike in anxiety, depression among Oklahoma moms should alarm us
The Oklahoman

Article written by Sociology Prof. Erin Maher.

Arvest Bank names Mattingly new exec director of consumer lending
Tahlequah Daily Press

Mattingly earned a bachelor's degree of business administration in finance and a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of Oklahoma and a master's degree in risk management from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Memory loss, debilitating fatigue and more: Oklahomans share their experiences with long COVID symptoms
NPR

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health’s chief COVID officer, said part of the problem is that the virus, is one, new to the world, and two, doesn’t always leave clear evidence behind. Unfamiliar doctors might not know what to look for.

COVID cases in Oklahoma increase slightly, but expected to remain low
KTUL

Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma, says he believes the variant is in Oklahoma and spreading, especially among those who are unvaccinated.

‘We’re in a very difficult place than we were’: Health officials discuss hospitalizations
KTUL

“We’re in a very different place today than we were a year ago because we have treatments,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU chief COVID officer. “If somebody does test positive and they’re at risk of complications, if they get to us quick enough, we can actually treat them.”

Can you play spoons and trombone together? This OU professor has performed for millions
The Oklahoman

Although Wagner will again perform his famous trick in concert April 3 in Norman, there's much more to the longtime University of Oklahoma trombone professor — affectionately known to most folks as "Irv" and to his students as "Doc" — than a novelty act.

New Oklahoma abortion ban a ‘tipping point’ in the fight against Roe v. Wade
PBS

With Republicans holding more than 80 percent of the state House and Senate seats in Oklahoma, they are taking advantage of the largest supermajority in state history to push restrictions that appeal to their passionate and partisan voter base, said Rachel Blum, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma.

Doctors warn Oklahomans to be cautious as the flu spreads across Green Country
KOKI

“We anticipate that flu numbers will be dropping in the next two to four weeks. But, it’s important to remember that if you feel sick, get tested. We have several very effective medications that you can take that will make you feel better,” said Dr. Drevets.

Paying it 4ward with snow ice cream and hugs
KFOR

Jaree Stehr of Clinton is talking about her angel of mercy. Kadan Gravitt, an ER nurse at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Local doctors highlight women’s health
KJRH

Doctors with OU Health met Tuesday to discuss everything concerning women's health. The panel talked about the importance of mammograms, well-woman exams, and early detection.

Therapy Thoughts: Dealing with Long Term Grief & Diagnosing Gambling Addiction
KWTV

From dealing with long-lasting grief to understanding if you have an addiction. Every 'Therapy Thursday' we try to answer your mental health questions. Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6 at 4 to help us.

OU Health Breaks Down Aphasia Following Actor Bruce Willis’ Diagnosis
KWTV

"It can be listening to your reading, speaking your writing," said Jennifer Tetnowski, a PhD Assistant Professor at OU Health.

Stitt Appoints Former District Attorney to State Pardon & Parole Board
KWTV

Stocker completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1972 and earned her juris doctor from the university in 1975. She has been a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association since 1975; receiving the Mona S. Lambird spotlight award in 2000 for exemplifying professionalism and good works that assisted, promoted, or advanced women in law.

Sooners headed to gymnastics nationals for 18th straight season
Tulsa World

Sam Noble museum announces events, programs
Norman Transcript

Massena native receives research service award for pancreatic cancer detection
North Country Now

A University of Oklahoma engineering student from Massena has received the rare honor of being awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

As we adapt to climate change, we must not forget to protect vulnerable communities in OKC
The Oklahoman

Article written by Ebone Smith, a master's student, at the University of Oklahoma in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, with an interest in helping the community build resilience to extreme weather, such as heat waves in the changing environment.

Afghans discuss harrowing journeys to Oklahoma and the warm welcome they got here
The Oklahoman

This numbness and emptiness disappeared when she arrived on the University of Oklahoma campus and one of the school's leaders and a group from the university community invited her to a meal.

OU opens new, expanded Starbucks location in Oklahoma Memorial Union
OU Daily

RNA vaccine boosters held up ‘very well’ against moderate to severe COVID-19, says OU expert
Tulsa World

First Journal Record Hall of Heroes member honored
Journal Record

Dr. Dale Bratzler from the University of Oklahoma and OU Health provided the program’s keynote address.

On civility: Dealing with chronic incivility? Gentle words can indeed turn away wrath
The Oklahoman

Article written by Nancy E. Snow, a philosophy professor at the University of Oklahoma. She also serves as director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing.

Demand for OU alumnus’ business security platform booms during pandemic
Norman Transcript

A University of Oklahoma alumnus has created a platform dedicated to protecting sensitive information, and after fundraising $100 million through a tech investment firm, the company’s founder looks to lead the way in payment protection and data security as e-commerce becomes increasingly popular.

‘Numbers have gone down dramatically’: Turkey season opens later with reduced bag limit as population dwindles
The Oklahoman

The camp is for youths ages 14 to 16 who are interested in exploring careers in wildlife and fisheries management. The 2022 Wildlife Youth Camp will be held June 12-17 at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station near Kingston.

Study shows treating preexisting high BP in pregnancy improves outcomes
Mirage News

The CHAP consortium included more than 60 clinical sites across the United States. Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Columbia University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Houston, Duke University, Stanford University, WakeMed Hospital, University of California-San Francisco, St. Luke’s Health Network, University of Oklahoma, MetroHealth System, Indiana University, Drexel University…

Distant Long-Period Comets Quickly Fade Away
Sci Tech Daily

University of Oklahoma astronomer Nathan Kaib has found this same comet-fading phenomenon occurs as comets make repeated passages through the more distant region beyond Saturn.

Bill Pink Chosen as the Next President of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

He holds a master’s degree in physical education and secondary education from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in instructional leadership and academic curriculum from the University of Oklahoma.

OU Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication Recognized as Second Best in The Country
KWTV

OU Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication Recognized as Second Best in The Country
KOTV

OU Hosts Former National Security Advisor for Intelligence Symposium
KOTV

OU slates forums for researchers, engineering professionals
Journal Record

Oklahoma HC Jennie Baranczyk Earns National Honors
Sports Illustrated

University of Oklahoma Receives Delta Dental Grant for Dental Clinic on OU-Tulsa Campus
GTR News

OU welcomes newly admitted graduate students
Smithville Review

Oklahoma state epidemiologist defends changes to COVID reporting methodology
The Oklahoman

Some Oklahoma health leaders have questioned the new methodology. Dr. Dale Bratzler, the chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma, noted the changes last week in one of his regular updates on COVID-19 trends.

Myrio Therapeutics and Pure MHC, LLC Announce Research Collaboration to Develop Novel, Targeted Antibody-Based Cancer Therapies
Daily Journal

Pure MHC’s Chief Scientist, William Hildebrand, PhD shared this enthusiasm, “Pure MHC is dedicated to the identification of pMHC complexes distinct to cancer and absent from healthy tissues. Peptide/MHC complexes for several oncology indications have been identified by Pure MHC as present on tumors yet absent from healthy tissue, and we are excited for Myrio to deploy their cutting-edge technology to engineer antibodies that recognize our targets with great specificity.”

Research in OKC to shed light on origins of obesity, diabetes
Journal Record

During the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, from the point of conception through to his or her second birthday, metabolic conditions are developed that can carry a lifetime of implications. To better understand how they evolve, Dr. Jed Friedman, director of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at OU Health, is leading two studies funded by federal grants worth a combined $10 million.

OU student congress passes bill amending parking ticket procedures, continues push for student regent
OU Daily

Oklahoma state epidemiologist defends changes to COVID reporting methodology
The Oklahoman

Some Oklahoma health leaders have questioned the new methodology. Dr. Dale Bratzler, the chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma, noted the changes last week in one of his regular updates on COVID-19 trends.

Wellness Wednesday with OU Health’s Dr. Dale Bratzler
KOKH

Images of exoplanet 9 times the size of Jupiter help explain how gas giants are born
USA Today

"There's not very many planets embedded in ... their birth disk that they were formed from that have been imaged before," Kellen Lawson, a study co-author from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, told USA TODAY. "[AB Aurigae] is arguably only the second case of this ever happening – the other one being PDS 70, which is a much more evolved system. ... So this gives us a chance to study this very, very early stage of planet formation directly." 

Comets fade even as deep in space as Saturn’s orbit, scientists find
Space

"We should therefore expect that the outer solar system has many more comets on these shrunken orbits compared to those on larger orbits," said Nathan Kaib, an associate professor of astronomy at the University of Oklahoma and lead author of the new research.

Tulsa City Council confirms new city attorney
Tulsa World

Prior to joining the city in 2004, Blair worked for the Muscogee Nation and the Trust for Public Land. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Antics of ‘Pippin’ cast make an indelible impression in University of Oklahoma musical
The Oklahoman

The Anti-Abortion World is Defending the Activist Who Kept Fetuses at Her Home
Vice

“These are not people who are different from each other in as many meaningful ways as we may imagine,” said Jennifer Holland, a University of Oklahoma assistant professor of U.S. history who has studied anti-abortion activists.

Oklahoma’s congressional delegation votes no on capping price of insulin costs, 3 of them explain why
KFOR

“The act for insulin will help a lot of people, I think off the bat,” said Dr. Jed Friedman with the OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center.

Letter sent: Lake district says OTA will have to comply with feds
Norman Transcript

Dr. Amy Cerato, a professor at the University of Oklahoma and civil engineer, said OTA has a history of environment complaints that appear to be unresolved, according to an open records request she obtained.

Therapy Thursday: Job-Related Stress with Dr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones
KOTV

Deadly shooting near University of Oklahoma campus in Norman
KFOR

Norman police investigating shooting near Lindsey, Elm
OU Daily

OU Coaches Caravan to tour with Coach Venables, Moser, Baranczyk
KOKH

Oklahoma has seen flu activity ramp up this spring
The Oklahoman

In Oklahoma, “we tend to have lower vaccination rates,” said Dr. Douglas Drevets, the chief of infectious diseases with OU Health. “But what’s interesting about this year is that the vaccine is not very effective against flu.”

All Oklahoma Republican Congress members vote no on bill capping insulin prices
KTUL

“It's a significantly expensive disease in and of itself, and one of the major costs is insulin. A vial of insulin can run several hundreds of dollars. People with Type 1 diabetes, that are completely dependent on insulin, might be on the hook for $800 to $1000 a month,” said Dr. David Sparling with OU health's Harold Hamm Diabetes Center.

Conservative Christians must tell better stories
Dallas Morning News

With the help of some brilliant thinkers like David French, Samuel Perry and Glenn Kreider, I have started to set forward some principles for how conservative Christians can engage in public life in healthier ways. I believe this is a crucially important project for people of faith, especially white evangelicals like me, because of the ways we have failed to think holistically about these things in the past.

Letter sent: Lake district says OTA will have to comply with feds
Norman Transcript

Dr. Amy Cerato, a professor at the University of Oklahoma and civil engineer, said OTA has a history of environment complaints that appear to be unresolved, according to an open records request she obtained.

Anthony to receive Legacy Award at Most Admired CEOs event
Journal Record

Anthony has a Ph.D. in biostatistics and epidemiology, a degree she started at Yale and finished at the University of Oklahoma. Her original intent was to teach in the department of mathematics at Oklahoma State University. That plan changed, however, when she got connected to John Kirkpatrick as a result of consulting work she had done with the Kerr Foundation.

University of Oklahoma taps veteran federal exec to lead tribal relations
Tribal Business News

At the culmination of that process, the university created the role of associate vice president of tribal relations and tapped Tana Fitzpatrick, a veteran of the federal government, to serve in the position.

Keys speech, debate finishes season strong at OU contest
Tahlequah Daily Press

From April 4-9, the Keys speech and debate team competed at the University of Oklahoma among 1,200 students from divisions 3A to 6A and finished fifth within their 4A division.

Strange history from Roswell and beyond: A native version of ‘King Tut’s’ tomb
Roswell Daily Record

Apparently, the curse only extended to the careless miners of the Pocola Mining Company. Though a little bit late — thanks to public outcry — the Oklahoma State Legislature passed in 1906 the Oklahoma Antiquities Law to protect archaeological sites and the Pocola Mining Company got the boot. But not before dynamiting the great chamber before they left, sealing it off from a team of anthropologists from the University of Oklahoma, including lead anthropologist Forrest Clements who had rallied for the law. The team paid the curse no heed, and Clements reportedly quipped, “The regular wages that come from this work — now that’s something.”

Doctors weigh in after Oklahoma ranked one of the most stressed states
KFOR

“Anytime we stay in a long-term survival mode, it has a detrimental effect to both our emotional health as well as our physical health,” said Dr. Maria Trapp, from OU Health.

OU women’s gymnastics team ‘woke up feeling dangerous’ for NCAA semifinals thanks Baker Mayfield’s pep talk
The Oklahoman

OU Marks Giving Day with $1.4 Million Gift From McMahon Foundation
Mirage News

OU to award honorary degrees
Journal Record

What International Business Experiences Do You Get With An MBA?
Business Because

For Izzi Ariail, Ryan Capps, and Dilina Abudurexiti, three graduates from the MBA program at the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business, exposure to international business was a highlight of business school.

Colleges to team up to make school more accessible
Axios NW Arkansas

"I have a history of believing in scores. But I don't anymore," McCray told the Democrat-Gazette, adding that other universities such as the University of Kansas and the University of Oklahoma also have made testing optional.

Tai Chi classes coming to Hulbert Library
Tahlequah Daily Press

Instructors are provided by OHAI, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Section of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Therapy Thoughts: Fear of Commitment & Difficult Work Relations
KOTV

From the fear of commitment to difficult conversations with a manager, it can be difficult to overcome some of life's obstacles. Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined us again to answer your questions.

Trevillion joins Crowe & Dunlevy
Journal Record

Trevillion earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and his MBA from the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to law school, he had a career in public accounting. Trevillion attended Langston University, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting.

OU Giving Day sets new one-day fundraising record
KOKH
(TV Clips)

OU Giving Day 2022 sets new one-day fundraising record, surpasses $10 million goal
OU Daily

OU to implement 3 percent salary increase for benefits-eligible employees pending Board of Regents’ approval
OU Daily

OU Law organizations host Know Your Rights panel on personal rights when dealing with law enforcement
OU Daily

OU Health Experts Watch Progression of COVID-19 BA.2 Variant
KWTV

"The airlines have done everything they can do to increase air filtration, but the reality is it's impossible to prevent you from breathing in the droplets that come from someone else's mouth when you are sitting close by them," Said Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health.

OU Health Experts Watch Progression of COVID-19 BA.2 Variant
KOTV

Ebenezer Baptist Church “RISE” event brings healthcare options to the community
KOKH

"I think with the pandemic, oftentimes patients or the community was just not going into the health care facilities," Rahma Osman, the Project Manager with OU Health Sciences Center said. "And so right now I think it's even more important to inform people of our presence, to let them know that we're here and we can get you seen."

Evidence could have long-term emotional impact on jurors in David Ware trial, experts say
KTUL

"Not being able to vent or process what's going on in a way that a typical person would when experiencing something that's shocking to their system actually compounds the psychological distress," said Dr. David McLeod, an associate director of research for the School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma.

Sen. James Lankford speaks at OU
KOKH
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Sen. James Lankford speaks at OU
KTUL
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Metro church energizes residents on Easter weekend
KFOR

OU Medical and the Stephenson Cancer Center had their mobile units on hand. Vaccines were administered, and mammograms were performed.

Can You Relate: Latest COVID update
KWTV

OU Health’s Chief COVID-19 Officer Dr. Dale Bratzler joined News 9 to explain Oklahoma’s current situation with the virus.

Research using AI to better predict severe weather
KJRH

Dr. Amy McGovern at the University of Oklahoma is researching AI software which will take large data sets from severe weather events to find patterns that will help them predict future events.

Clean energy is buried at the bottom of abandoned oil wells
Vox

“The idea here is basically that you produce oil and gas resources for a couple of decades, and at the end of the production of oil and gas, you don’t completely retire the assets — you turn them toward heat production,” said Saeed Salehi, associate professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Oklahoma and the leader of one of the four groups receiving funding from the DOE.

Apollo 13 astronaut returning to OU for lecture, book signing
KFOR

Apollo 13 astronaut Haise to speak at OU
Journal Record

Apollo 13 astronaut and OU alumnus Fred Haise returns to Norman for presentation, book signing
The Ardmoreite

OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
Oklahoma Nursing Times

EDITORIAL: ‘Cheers’ to Earth Day, OU women’s gym and farm market
Norman Transcript

This weekend, the University of Oklahoma’s women’s gymnastics team took home their fifth national championship (and their fourth in the last seven years).

University of Oklahoma Opens First All-Inclusive Hair Salon
KOTV

‘Drive Eletric Earth Day’ Highlights Earth Day Weekend at OU
KWTV

‘Drive Eletric Earth Day’ Highlights Earth Day Weekend at OU
KOTV

Former Sooners Looking Forward to Oklahoma Spring Game Homecoming
Sports Illustrated

Can University of Oklahoma research team clear up biases in artificial intelligence?
Science Mag

Researchers test an experimental treatment for metastatic cancer
News Medical

Metastasis, the condition when cancer cells spread beyond the original tumor, is the "worst enemy" of cancer patients, said Wei R. Chen, Ph.D., the Stephenson Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Gallogly College of Engineering.

Group’s Goal is to Help Environmental Scientists Learn the Basics of AI – Science Daily
Verve Times

For one University of Oklahoma scientist, however, artificial intelligence and machine learning are at the forefront of her work — expressly as it relates to weather. Amy McGovern, Ph.D., leads the National Science Foundation AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography at the University of Oklahoma.

Tai chi classes at libraries to help improve balance, add to flexibility
Tahlequah Daily Press

"It works on balance strengthening. It helps other things like sleep better and over health," said Jenna Chavez, community outreach coordinator for Oklahoma University Health Science Center in Tulsa. 

OU research team says experimental cancer treatment is showing ‘promising’ results
KFOR

‘This is About Hope’: High School Students Inspired By Visit To University of Oklahoma Campus
KOTV

America’s Best Large Employers List 2022: The Top 100
Forbes

The University of Oklahoma ranked #48

OU associate vice president of tribal relations aims to strengthen ties between university, tribal communities
OU Daily

She Said, He Said: The end of spring football will look different at OU and OSU, but both hold intrigue. Here’s why
The Oklahoman

Therapy Thoughts: Life Changes
KOTV

When we're getting ready to begin a new chapter in life it can get a little overwhelming. At times it can feel like we're going through a crisis making us question if we are making the right decision. This Therapy Thursday Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma is here to share her advice on how to navigate these kinds of situations.

OU Professor, Researcher Create New Technology That Aims to Improve Weather Predictions Using AI
KOTV

Column: Continuous coverage is a continuous challenge is U.S. health care
Tulsa World

Article written by David Blatt who teaches public policy, including classes in health policy, in the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Oklahoma–Tulsa.

Siatkowski earns national recognition, awards
Journal Record

Dr. R. Michael Siatkowski, chief executive officer of the Dean McGee Eye Institute and Edward L. Gaylord professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology in the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, was honored recently with both the Marshall M. Parks Bronze Medal and Lifetime Achievement Award during the annual meeting of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Henry, Schauvliege named directors at Crowe & Dunlevy
Journal Record

Henry earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and received his undergraduate degree in economics from Oklahoma State University.

TCC and OU work to address doctor shortage in Oklahoma
KTUL

Venables looks to take Oklahoma program ‘from good to great’
KTUL

Baker Mayfield Heisman statue revealed ahead of OU’s spring game
KOKI

New partnership to help open doors for those with disabilities in Tulsa
KTUL

A partnership between Project SEARCHTulsa Tech, Saint Francis, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, University of Oklahoma Outreach, and Employment Resources, Inc., is offering new opportunities for students at Tulsa Tech with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

COVID-19 in Oklahoma by the numbers: Where we’ve been and where experts say we’re headed
The Oklahoman

“I think we’d be foolish to say that this is over right now,” Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma, said in early March. “We’re hoping that we have enough people with some natural immunity and vaccination that the risk is lower. But variants are the big unknown.”

COVID-19 protocols for OKC Marathon will be a reminder of pandemic’s impact on Oklahoma
The Oklahoman

To come up with the rules, marathon leadership consulted with the county and state health departments, as well as leaders of several Oklahoma City hospitals. Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma, and Dr. Julie Watson, Integris Health’s chief medical officer, shared support for the marathon’s COVID protocols in statements on the marathon’s website.

Wastewater surveillance, crucial for COVID tracking, has major potential for public health
The Oklahoman

“We've seen city leaders, public health leaders act on the data that we generate,” said Dr. Katrin Kuhn, a researcher with the University of Oklahoma's College of Public Health who is part of a team of scientists monitoring wastewater in Oklahoma.

OU biologists: Science does not support rejection of transgender or nonbinary people
The Oklahoman

COVID changed the way colleges prepare future teachers
The Oklahoman

Future teachers had to unpack online instruction from both the student’s and the educator’s perspective at the University of Oklahoma, said Aiyana Henry, associate dean for professional education at the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.

When a work best friend gets laid off, it’s time to listen
The Oklahoman

Yvette Walker, assistant dean at the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication: First, be a friend. Listen, listen, and listen some more. Job transitions are stressful, and while your friend quickly may plunge into the new job search process, leftover fears and concerns are things you can help with just by being that best friend. 

Here’s How 1Oklahoma Will Work with Oklahoma Athletes for ‘a Win-Win-Win’
Sports Illustrated

Supercomputer cluster donation strengthens Tinker’s ties to UCO
Journal Record

“Ideally, this donation of equipment helps improve the quality of the UCO’s program with better tools for teaching and learning, and that is good for the national defense overall. We are thrilled to be able to keep this equipment in use,” King said. “Our educational partnerships with other universities to include the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Christian University have helped us move from transactional to transformational relationships providing great opportunities for students and our engineers alike.” 

Allergy season worse this year in Oklahoma
KTUL

“Over the last two years, people have been wearing masks, so their exposures have been a lot less, and whereas some people may have built up tolerance because they were exposed daily because they've been wearing masks for the last couple of years they weren't able to have that same sort of tolerance. Now that masks are coming down, you have a situation where those sensitivities are becoming even more active than they were previously," said Dr. Kibwei A. McKinney with OU Health.

The Magnitude of Affirmative Action
Inside Higher Ed

The researchers are Peter Arcidiacono, a professor of economics at Duke University, Josh Kinsler, an associate professor of economics at the University of Georgia and Tyler Ransom, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Oklahoma. 

OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center marks milestone
Journal Record

Former Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops says program in good shape, Lincoln Riley ‘didn’t invent OU football’
ABC News

A Weather Model Assumes an Increase in Flash Flooding Across the United States According to Meteorologist
Nature World News

The study team, coordinated by the University of Oklahoma and including NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, used simulations from climate and water flow models to forecast future flash floods.

Oklahoma COVID cases ‘relatively low’ but likely to see a slight rise with new variant
Tulsa World

Oklahoma’s COVID-19 cases remain “relatively low” but likely will go up “slightly” as a new subvariant spreads in the U.S., according to Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer.

Healthier Oklahoma Coalition to give COVID-19 update
KOKH

The past president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the leader of the Coalition Task Force Dr. Jean Hausheer, the president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association Dr. David Holden, chief COVID officer with the University of Oklahoma Dale Bratzler and the founder and CEO of MyHealth Access Network Dr. David Kendrick are expected to speak.

Slight rise in COVID cases in Oklahoma
KJRH

Dr. Dale Bratzler OU’s chief COVID officer says in the United States region 6, which includes Oklahoma, BA.2 accounts for 87% of cases and BA.2.12.1 accounts for almost 9% which rose from 1% a week ago.

OU instructors publish research on how organizations responded to employee needs during COVID-19 pandemic
OU Daily

Which Animal Viruses Could Infect People? Computers Are Racing to Find Out.
New York Times

Daniel Becker, a disease ecologist at the University of Oklahoma who also worked on the betacoronavirus study, said it was striking the way simple features such as body size could lead to powerful predictions about viruses. “A lot of it is the low-hanging fruit of comparative biology,” he said.

Researchers at OU focus on treatment of metastatic cancer
Journal Record

Hogue case follows pattern of questionable decisions by Cleveland Co. prosecutors
Norman Transcript

“The power of DAs in Oklahoma is not disproportionate to the power of DAs elsewhere. It just turns out that DAs have a lot of power, and the power that they have is, essentially, they decide whether to prosecute, to what extent to prosecute, and to what extent to charge and sentence. This is … it’s just an extreme power,” said Guha Krishnamurthi, an associate law professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Wagner to lead Hamm Institute of American Energy in OKC
Journal Record

Wagner is a 23-year veteran of the energy industry. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, he attended the University of Tulsa College of Law before founding a full-service law firm that focused on corporate, energy and environmental cases. He then served as senior adviser to the administrator of regional and state affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 2019, he was appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt as the state’s point person in promoting growth of clean and affordable energy while protecting natural resources and biodiversity.

OU contributes research on rising flash flood risks to U.N. report
Journal Record

Former OU football coach Bob Stoops honored at state Capitol
KOCO

Evidence Validates Effectiveness of Splashblocker in Reducing Toilet Plume
Business Wire

7th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress--Splashblocker, LLC announced positive results of a recently published study conducted by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The study was published in the special May, 2022 COVID Supplement of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH).

Some Oklahoma lawmakers want to cut taxes rather than provide $698 million business incentive
Ada News

“I think it’s really hard to make the case that what Oklahoma needs right now is to slash further away at our top income tax rate or corporate income tax rate, which were already cut last year,” said David Blatt, a professor at OU-Tulsa who specializes in public policy.

RedTeam Traci VanDalsem Vice President of Client Experience
FOX 19

A graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and the University of Oklahoma with a master's degree in construction administration, VanDalsem has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry.

Column: The sky’s the limit with Norman transportation plans
Norman Transcript

This committee meets every other month at Max Westheimer Airport. Members include airport managers, University of Oklahoma aviation program managers, aircraft owners, active and retired FAA employees, aviation contractors, as well as city officials and Chamber members concerned about the future of Norman (our new mayor-elect was at the last meeting).

After rocky two years, Oklahoman blood donations find a new normal
The Oklahoman

“If you have recovered from COVID, you can give blood,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief quality officer for OU Health. “We encourage it, as it might have antibodies. We can use that in treatment.”

OMRF scientists pinpoint brain cells linked to drug abuse relapse
Shawnee News Star

Beckstead went a different route in research with his wife and collaborator, Amanda Sharpe, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Pharmacy. While working in separate labs in San Antonio before Beckstead joined OMRF, the pair found that responsibility may lie with a different receptor in the brain, CRF2. “These receptors weren’t only on the neurons but also on supporting cells called astrocytes,” Beckstead said.

Multiple Oklahoma agencies partner for study involving home-based blood transfusions
FOX23

It’s a collaborative project between the Oklahoma Blood Institute, Integris and Apex Hospice and OU’s Stephenson Cancer Center.

Therapy Thoughts: Long Distance Relationships
KOTV

Each Thursday we talk about mental health issues that may be affecting you and we answer your question. Doctor Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined us this week to talk about long-distance relationships.

Governor Stitt Appoints Keith Reed as State Commissioner of Health

KWTV

Reed received his Bachelor of Science in nursing from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Keith Reed nominated for state health commissioner after holding the role on interim basis
The Oklahoman

Reed nominated to be health commissioner
Journal Record

OU Food Pantry Helping Students and Staff
KWTV

Remembering the legacy of Ada Sipuel and her fight for a law-school education
Yahoo

OU Russian, Ukrainian community members denounce Putin’s invasion, worry for affected family
OU Daily

OU Health Official Speaks On Upcoming Anniversary of Oklahoma’s First COVID-19 Case
KWTV

CDC eases masking advice for much of the U.S. but where should you keep one on in Oklahoma?
The Oklahoman

"Make no mistake: COVID-19 is still present in our communities, and we must remain vigilant to avoid another surge in the coming months," the four health systems — Integris, Mercy, OU Health and SSM Health — said in a statement.

Are workers really quitting over company values?
BBC

In many instances, workers have never been more attuned to what companies value. “In the information and social media age, it’s easier than ever to find out where businesses stand on wider issues,” says Mark Bolino, director of management and international business at the University of Oklahoma, US.

Tulsa business shows support for Ukraine
KTUL

"I don't think they'd have a particularly big impact on what's going on right now," said Greg Burge, an economics professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Two University of Oklahoma elected fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Science Mag

Wei Chen, Ph.D., and Javier Jo, Ph.D., faculty in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, have been elected to the College of Fellows by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Do you know what a breakfast sausage and this bird have in common?
Yahoo

A University of Oklahoma scientist was the person who took up this challenge. Dr. George Sutton got on a train and headed north.

City of Tulsa provides an update in 1921 Graves Investigation
KOKI

In the meeting, researchers from the University of Oklahoma (OU), the 1921 Graves Physical Investigation Committee and Oklahoma Archaeological Survey (OAS) presented their findings from the fieldwork.

Falling COVID-19 numbers cause for cautious optimism
Journal Record

About 66% of eligible Oklahomans are vaccinated now, said David Kendrick, founder and CEO of MyHealth Access Network and department chair of Medical Informatics at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine.

COVID-19 test kits donated to legislators and first-aid office at State Capitol
KOCO

The Oklahoma State Medical Association and medical students from the University of Oklahoma delivered hundreds of tests Monday. They said they want to make sure everyone who works and visits the Capitol has access to COVID-19 tests.

OU Engineering professors elected to prestigious college
Journal Record

Wei Chen and Javier Jo, faculty members in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, have been elected to the College of Fellows by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

The University of Akron Names New Director of Global Studies Program
Butch Elite

The University of Akron has named Dr. Yang Lin, a professor of Communication at UA, as the new director of the Global Studies program. Dr. Lin received his doctorate in Communication from the University of Oklahoma in 1997.

Study Finds Pfizer Vaccine Less Effective in Kids 5 to 11-Years-Old
KOTV

“The first question is, what is the interval between doses of the COVID vaccine we should be targeting,” said Bratzler. “The second thing is, is the dose correct? Remember for kids 5 to 11, they get 1/3rd of the dose as an adult or somebody that is 12 or over gets."

Dr. Bratzler on COVID-19 update
KTUL
(TV Clips)

Dr. Bratzler on Adapting Life to COVID-19
KFOR
(TV Clips)

OU Chief COVID Officer discusses shift in focus to identifying individuals at risk of complications amid plateau
OU Daily

In-depth: What researchers are looking for in the search for victims from the Tulsa Race Massacre
KJRH

“The fact that we recovered burial 27 and then also recovered the bullets that led to his demise and were fired unfortunately by somebody who brought about his death, those to me were also extremely, extremely compelling," said Dr. Kary Stackelbeck, an archaeologist at the University of Oklahoma.

Swinburne hosts record number of new gen thinkers
Mirage News

Swinburne Adjunct Professor, Jo Barraket, was one of the event’s speakers – joined by standouts like guests from MIT Bootcamps, mobile learning platform Quitch, Adjunct Professor Dean Shepherd from the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, and the University of Oklahoma’s world-renowned entrepreneurship researcher Tom Lumpkin.

Student artists hit one out of park: OU’s 108th visual arts department exhibition is spectacular
Norman Transcript

Why is Bizzell Memorial Library at OU a National Historic Landmark? Desegregation
The Oklahoman

OU Mellon Native American Art Lecture & Symposium
First American Art

Brent Venables’ OU Coaching Staff Introduced
KFOR

Oklahoma’s COVID hospitalizations nearing the low after delta surge, but delayed care a concern
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, said hospitals are “in much better shape” but cautioned that because people delay care during surges, people are likely to begin showing up at hospitals with more advanced diseases to address.

New Research Suggests 43% of Americans Contracted COVID-19 Over 2 Years
KOTV

"As we know, having the infection does give you some natural immunity and so that may account for the fairly rapid decline in cases we saw since the Omicron surge which infected so many people in our state and across the country," said Bratzler.

Sand Springs’ COVID cases halved again; deaths up by 2
Sand Springs Leader

“I think we’re going to kind of be digging out of this for quite some time,” Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, said this week. 

After banning critical race theory, Oklahoma lawmakers seek further school curriculum restrictions
The Frontier

“There’s critical race theory, a corpus of scholarship, and then there’s critical race theory the buzzword that people on the right have used and have redefined to mean anti-white, anti-white culture, anti-American history,” said Karlos K. Hill, chair of the African American studies department at the University of Oklahoma.

Local educators receive state excellence awards
Enid News & Eagle

The other recipients are: Lori Zimmerman, a reading teacher at Shattuck Middle School, elementary teaching; Elise McCauley, professor of speech, Redlands Community College, El Reno, regional university/community college teaching; and K.K. “Muralee” Muraleetharan, professor of civil engineering and environmental science, University of Oklahoma, research university teaching.

Therapy Thoughts: Talking to Children About War, Other Difficult Topics
KOTV

Kids ask a lot of questions and for parents, it can be hard to discuss tough topics with them. Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma is here to share her advice on talking to kids about things like the war in Ukraine.

Remains with gunshot wounds exhumed from Tulsa cemetery in search of 1921 race massacre victims
Independent

OU Dance Marathon raises $735,000 for Children’s Miracle Network
OU Daily

New Oklahoma Staff Had a ‘Tough Decision,’ But Wanted to Coach at OU With Brent Venables
Sports Illustrated

Oklahoma health officials eye shift toward ‘endemic’ COVID response. What does that mean?
The Oklahoman

“I don’t know that I can say yet that COVID is endemic,” Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma, said last week. “But I do think we have to learn to live with COVID.”

Oklahoma moves toward ‘endemic’ approach to COVID-19
Associated Press

In two years of COVID, Oklahoma has come far, but ‘we’d be foolish to say that this is over right now’
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler put it in simple terms last week: On average, COVID has killed 20 Oklahomans per day for two years. There have been about 1,410 new cases per day on average in that span.

Viewpoint: Gov. Stitt, ‘it is time to appoint a student leader to the Board of Regents’
The Oklahoman

Departing UC Health CEO: ‘You can get world-class care here in Cincinnati’
Cincinnati Enquirer

On Monday, the 67-year-old takes over as the first president and chief executive officer of the newly-created OU Health, a merger of the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Health Authority and Trust.

Area teacher named Medal for Excellence winner
Woodward News

This year’s Medal for Excellence winners and their award categories are: Lori Zimmerman, a reading teacher at Shattuck Middle School, elementary teaching; Elaine Hutchison, a math teacher at Fairview High School, secondary teaching; Scott Allen, principal of Monroe Elementary School in Enid, elementary/secondary school administration; Elise McCauley, professor of speech, Redlands Community College, El Reno, regional university/community college teaching; and Dr. K. K. “Muralee” Muraleetharan, professor of civil engineering and environmental science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, research university teaching.

Faculty, experts from OU, other universities contextualize Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in two virtual webinars
OU Daily

OU to increase number of nursing students by admitting all qualified applicants
Tulsa World

University of Oklahoma announces program to boost number of nurses in the state
Norman Transcript

OU nursing program expansion addresses state workforce shortage
Journal Record

University of Oklahoma Announces Initiative to Address State’s Nursing Shortage
KWTV

Oklahoma health leaders, OU Health combat state nursing shortage
KOCO

OU addresses nursing shortage by accepting 100% of qualified nursing applicants
KOKH

Leaders announce initiative to address Oklahoma’s nursing shortage
KOCO

OU announces program to boost number of nurses
Tahlequah Daily Press

OU announces program to boost number of nurses
Woodward News

OU to Meet Oklahoma’s Workforce Needs by Nearly Doubling Nursing Class Sizes
Mirage News

Group host prom for chronic patients at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health
KOCO

OU Board of Regents to consider changes to academic service fees, housing policy
OU Daily

Study Shows Even Mild COVID Cases Could Impact Your Brain
KWTV

"Which suggested that COVID-19 the viral infection probably does cause some brain injury that may persist over time," said Dr. Bratzler.

Trump Staffer Alex Gray Enters Oklahoma Senate Race with Grenell’s Backing
Newsmax

"I expect the primary to be very crowded," said Michael Crespin, a political science professor at the University of Oklahoma and the director of the school's Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. "It's pretty rare for a U.S. Senate seat to open up, and so ... if you have ambition to run, this is your shot."

Riggs Abney shareholders elect new leadership
Journal Record

Emerson practices in Oklahoma City in the areas of bankruptcy, estate planning, wills, trusts and probate, government and politics, insurance receiverships, personal injury and real estate. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and is actively involved with the Oklahoma Bar Association, where he serves as a fellow.

OU Regents approve fee increase for STEM classes, talk performance-based pay raises
Norman Transcript

Cawley and Purcell bid OU Board of Regents farewell
Non Doc

OU Board of Regents approves academic fee consolidation, increase, discusses freshman housing master plan
OU Daily

OU Board of Regents appoints Frank Keating as chairman, confer Chris Purcell’s title as executive secretary
OU Daily

OU Foundation President, CEO Guy Patton says foundation will support new arena if OU pursues construction
OU Daily

University of Oklahoma to accept more nursing students
Associated Press

OU College of Nursing will admit all eligible applicants to combat nursing shortage
The Oklahoman

In The Know: OU’s ‘historic’ change to address nursing shortage
OK Policy

University of Oklahoma announces expansion to address critical nursing shortage
KFOR

In the green: Health official reports ‘good news’ on covid
Norman Transcript

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma, said the risk of infection in the county and in Norman is low. A map coding the level of transmission is green for the county – the lowest risk level.

Wellness Wednesday: Is it the right time to move to ‘endemic’ response to COVID-19?
KOKH

Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health joins us for our Wellness Wednesday to talk about that, the importance of getting tested for the virus, and if we'll continue to see COVID-19 in the long-term.

Oklahoma health leaders explain Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine report
KFOR

Bratzler added that doctors were required by law to report any death of a vaccinated person in what is called the VAERS system, no matter how it happened, but not in this particular study.

TaskUs Appoints Michelle Gonzalez and Kill Greenthal to Board of Directors
WDRB

Ms. Gonzalez currently serves on the board of directors of Databook and is a Board Observer at CognitiveScale and Incorta. Ms. Gonzalez holds a B.A. in Business Administration majoring in economics from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Krings named chamber vice president
Wausau Times

Krings has been employed with the chamber since 2016 and graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute (OU EDI) in 2020.

OU closes Norman campus, moves virtual Friday
OU Daily

University of Oklahoma academic service fee changes approved
KFOR

OU Regents approve multi-million dollar contracts for football coaching staff
KFOR

Guerin Emig: Brent Venables going 0 to 100 as OU head coach, without missing many details along the way
Tulsa World

OU adds additional staff members, increases class sizes to combat nursing shortages
KOKI

Therapy Thoughts: Changing Rules & Mask Uncertainty
KOTV

Many companies still enforce them but others have removed requirements as cases go down. Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma is here with her advice on what to do if you feel uncomfortable around others who are not wearing a mask.

The Hot Seat: Oklahoma’s Nursing Shortage
KOTV

News 9 political analyst Scott Mitchell was joined in The Hot Seat Saturday by OU Health Sciences Center interim senior vice president and provost Dr. Gary Raskob discussed how the state is addressing its nursing shortage.

Your state’s best college town
MSN

OU selected in the article for the state of Oklahoma

Editorial: Avoid COVID amnesia, remember lessons of the pandemic
Tulsa World

“I think we’d be foolish to say that this is over right now,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, in a story reported last week by Corey Jones.

Oklahoma journalist discusses covering conflict overseas amid Ukraine crisis
KOCO

Now, Boettcher teaches future journalists at the University of Oklahoma. For reporters in Ukraine, he said it is extremely dangerous because the Russian army has overwhelming firepower.

Dr. Cookson summarizes key prostate cancer research from 2022 ASCO GU
Urology Times

In this video, Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, gives a recap of noteworthy prostate cancer abstracts presented at the 2022 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Cookson, a professor and the Donald D. Albers Endowed Chair in Urology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, a co–editor in chief for Urology Times®.

 U. of Oklahoma dedicates full week to diversity, equity and inclusion
The College Fix

University of Oklahoma to accept more nursing students
Cherokee Phoenix

Oklahoma Children Fight to Recover from Long Haul COVID
KWTV

Back here in Oklahoma OU's Chief COVID officer, Dr. Dale Bratzler, said the good news is most patients do improve over time even if it takes months or even a year.

Ukraine-Russia conflict shows overlooked side of war: the will to fight
The National News

"The Russians have an absolute advantage in terms of material that hasn’t translated yet into strategic, operational, or tactical advantage," Dr James L Regens, founding director and Regents Professor of the Centre for Intelligence and National Security at the University of Oklahoma, told The National.

Leaders appointed at OU Health Sciences Center
Journal Record

OU biomedical engineering student earns honor
Journal Record

Oklahoma universities to assist in development of regional hydrogen hub
OK Energy Today

Key to this relationship is the collaboration of the states’ top research universities – including the University of Oklahoma – which are partnering with industry, state and local government, tribal governments, non-governmental organizations, community stakeholders and others to support the research, workforce development and deployment of the hydrogen initiative.

Disrupting Global Health: From Allyship to Collective Liberation
Forbes

“Able people must recognize systemic ableism and how it intersects with other forms of marginalization, and how these intersections influence and transform human health, disability, and well-being,” said Aparna Nair, Assistant Professor, History of Science, University of Oklahoma-Norman.

OU to Support Tri-State Hydrogen Hub
Mirage News

The University Cannot Be Decolonized
The Nation

Article written by Karlos K. Hill, Chair of the Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Viewpoint: Ukrainians deserve our support, but U.S. should avoid conflict with Russia
The Oklahoman

Article written by OU Professor David Deming

Michael F. Price, OU benefactor and business college namesake, dies at 70 after lengthy illness
OU Daily

State Health Department changes how it calculates COVID cases average, dramatically lowering what the metric shows
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer and one of many health leaders who have regularly dispensed important information to the public about the pandemic’s evolution, said the new methodology presents "most assuredly … an underestimate of the true number" of new daily cases.

‘It is in Oklahoma,’ Doctors paying close attention to stealth omicron variant
KFOR

“In the nation, we have not seen cases rising of COVID-19, so that’s good news. Even though it’s kind of taking over for omicron, it doesn’t appear to be increasing our case counts, hospitalizations, or complications,” Dr. Bratzler said.

Oklahoma doctors keeping an eye on new variants
KTUL

The number of new COVID-19 cases has dropped in Oklahoma, according to University of Oklahoma Chief COVID Officer Dr. Dale Bratzler.

Bratzler to give keynote address at Health Care Heroes event
Journal Record

Ukraine conflict, inflation impacting local prices. Here’s how business are adapting
Examiner-Enterprise

University of Oklahoma Economics Professor Greg Burge said that Bartlesville consumers will experience inflation most prominently through “sticker shock” overall.

Daylight saving year-round? Here’s how sunrise, sunset times would change in Oklahoma
Tulsa World

But humans are on a circadian rhythm, meaning standard time is more the "body's natural clock," said Dr. Jabraan Pasha, internal medicine physician with the University of Oklahoma-University of Tulsa School of Community Medicine.

‘The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois’ Wins Book Critics Award
U.S. News & World Report

The critics circle praised Jeffers for "weaving several centuries’ worth of ‘songs’ from the ancestors into her narrative of the coming of age and young adulthood of a brilliant Atlanta scholar.” Jeffers, a professor of English at the University of Jeffers, a professor of English at the University of Oklahoma and author of five poetry collections, was among the winners announced Thursday during a ceremony held online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

OU benefactor, business college namesake Michael F. Price dies
Journal Record

Amazon partners with five Oklahoma schools to offer free tuition
KOKI

University of Oklahoma - “We are thrilled to provide educational opportunities to Amazon employees in Oklahoma and beyond,” said Martha Banz, Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Oklahoma’s shift to weekly COVID reports gets mixed reactions after two years of daily data updates
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, noted that “quite a few” states have stepped down reporting to weekly or three times a week.

Oklahoma health officials sound alarm as federal COVID funding is running out
KTUL

"All of the treatments we have available work better the quicker they're started after the onset of symptoms,” Bratzler said.

How Reduced COVID-19 Federal Funding Could Affect Some Oklahomans
KOTV

"Cases have come way down now," OU Chief COVID Officer Dr. Dale Bratzler said. "So, I feel like a lot of people don't feel the urgency for testing and other things before when we were seeing cases each day.”

Viewpoint: It takes a community to provide resources to homeless Oklahomans
The Oklahoman

Article written by Duy Nguyen, research assistant for the University of Oklahoma's regional and city planning department.

Should we lock into Daylight Saving Time?
KTUL

“Part of what happens when we have this DST and with the shift every year, we tend to get out of our routines for a little bit,” said OU-Tulsa social work professor Nic Dubriwny. “And there's actually been some research that has shown that it can disrupt our moods and it can take up to 10 weeks for us to recover from that. Just from that one hour of switch.”

Medical Professional Discuss Health Impacts of Sunshine Protection Act
KWTV

“In the medical world, we find that that’s actually associated with increased cardiovascular risk so there’s an increased risk of heart attack stroke you’re more likely to be admitted to the hospital and you’re more likely to visit the emergency room,” Dr. Skaggs said.

President Series: How one flagship university is changing lives on its campus
University Business

The University of Oklahoma has leaned heavily on its five pillars to cement its standing as one of the best employers in the nation.

Pratt named Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Chair at OU Law
Journal Record

OU football: How Brent Venables prepared for Murphy’s Law, ‘bumps along the road’ with prior Sooners, Clemson experiences
OU Daily

Davidson College alum travels to Ukraine to help those who could not evacuate
WSOC

As millions of people are seeking refuge outside of Ukraine’s borders, Dr. Robert Lim willingly entered the war zone this month to help families who stayed behind….The Davidson College alumnus is now a medical professor at the University of Oklahoma.

5 Reasons to Love (and Protect) Freshwater Mussels
Honest Columnist

“There’s a lot of interest in restoring mussels so that it costs less money to treat water,” says Caryn Vaughn, a biology professor at the University of Oklahoma and an expert on freshwater mussels.

OU helps nurses take next step
Oklahoma Nursing Times

OU Faculty Senate introduces new executive director of governmental affairs
OU Daily

University of Oklahoma announces new Center of Medical Imaging for Translational Cancer Research
The Journal of Healthcare Contracting

Watch: OU, OSU kick off spring football practice
KOKI

OU morning news: Sooners’ 1st spring practice
OU Daily

Urban League, Councilwoman Nice to Co-Host OKCPS Candidate Forum
The Black Wall Street Times

Dr. Coleman is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and adjunct professor of African American studies at the University of Oklahoma. She also serves as the Internship counselor for Millwood Public Schools and worked as a Science teacher in OKCPS from 1998 to 2006.

Panoro Energy announces appointment of African country managers
Africa Business Communities

Mr. Boukoubi has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree from Colorado School of Mines.  Mr. Boukoubi is a Gabonese citizen and resides in Libreville, Gabon.

OU Board of Regents Chair, Frank Keating interview on OU and OSU relationships
Stillwater News Press

OU’s 50th Eve of Nations coming April 8
Norman Transcript

The Battle Over the Future of the Anti-Abortion Movement if the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
TIME

As early as the 1960s and 1970s, anti-abortion groups sought to used language designed to have broad, moral appeal—invoking comparisons to the Civil Rights movement and the Holocaust, says Jennifer Holland, an associate history professor at the University of Oklahoma, who studies the anti-abortion movement.

OU Health Surgeon Back Home Following Mission Trip in Ukraine
KWTV

Tulsa doctor returns home after helping in Ukraine
KTUL

Therapy Thursday: How to Overcome Procrastination
KOTV

We can all procrastinate a little bit. Whether it's that research paper, an assignment at work or a project around the house. But it can get to a point where putting things off becomes a problem. Doctor Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6's Brian Dorman for Therapy Thursday.

Usman Baber, MD, FACC, FSCAI, a Cardiologist with University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Pro News Report

Possible Pruitt Senate run trashed by ex-Inhofe, Trump aides
E&E Daily

The size of the field, along with the runoff system, makes it difficult to forecast how the race could pan out, said Michael Crespin, a political science professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Middle East Studies Association Votes to Boycott Israel
United with Israel

Norman Stillman, professor emeritus of Judaic History at the University of Oklahoma and chair of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, a competing academic society, said on Wednesday that MESA “has abandoned any pretext of being an academic association in favor of an organization with a singular political cause: to delegitimize Israel.”

OU Names New Associate Vice President of Tribal Relations
Mirage News

OU announces appointment of Tana Fitzpatrick as first associate vice president of Tribal Relations
OU Daily

OU Partnership with Project Canary to Launch Energy ESG Certificate Program
OK Energy Today

White House warns it’s running out of COVID funding. What does that mean for Oklahomans?
The Oklahoman

“Most of our epidemiologic models actually do suggest that we'll see an increase in cases — not a surge anywhere near what we saw with omicron or delta, but the cases will go up,” Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma, said in an interview.

It’ll be hard to miss the spotlighted soloist in Native composer’s new concerto
The Oklahoman

For 10 years, Ackmann has been playing with the OKC Philharmonic and teaching bassoon as a University of Oklahoma professor, which means his spring schedule can get hectic.

Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma opens new Claremore location
Claremore Progress Daily

Dr. Steven Hardage is a board-certified primary care sports medicine doctor. He received his medical degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and went on to study family practice medicine at The University of Oklahoma – Tulsa College of Medicine, eventually becoming family practice Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Hardage completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine from The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

District Judge Michael Tupper announces candidacy for new term
Norman Transcript

Tupper, a 2002 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in the major crimes unit of the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office.

Three-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman to Speak at OU
KWTV

Three-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman to Speak at OU
KOTV

Three-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman to Speak at OU
Mirage News

OU morning news: OU Campus Activities Council to host Spring Student Film Festival
OU Daily

Oklahoma writer Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ novel honored by National Book Critics Circle
The Oklahoman

Ferris State names Michigan community college leader as its next president
The Detroit News

Eisler has a bachelor's degree in physical education and professional education from Oklahoma Christian University and a master's degree in physical education and secondary education from the University of Central Oklahoma. He earned his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma.

OU morning news: CAC hosts candidate’s forum
OU Daily

The ‘coasting’ workers who’ve checked out of their jobs
BBC

But anecdotal evidence suggests it’s become easier, more common and more desirable since 2020. “The pandemic has forced people to think about life, work and family differently,” explains Mark Bolino, director of management and international business at the University of Oklahoma, US. “Much of the workforce has also reassessed how their careers fit into their lives.”

CDC Reports Oklahoma Ranks Top in the Nation for Flu Activity
KOTV

OU Health said it is typically a very strong advocate for getting the flu vaccine, especially in the beginning of the season, but Dr. Doughlas Drevets expressed that given the vaccine isn't very effective this year, it may not be worth it to get the flu vaccine if you haven't already.

Governor Stitt Appoints John Nash to Serve as Secretary of Military & Veterans Affairs
KOTV

John Nash graduated from the University of Oklahoma and became an Army Officer. He graduated from Ranger and Airborne schools and served for more than ten years in special operations roles, with several tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

University of Oklahoma Lands in Top 7.9% among Research Universities Nationwide
Mirage News

OU parking limited as winter weather anticipated
OU Daily

Nearly 9,000 Students Named to OU’s Fall 2021 Honor Roll
Skiatook Journal

Experts say Oklahoma nearing peak of omicron, urge people to not let their guards down
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health's chief COVID-19 officer, stressed the state still has a ways to go.

OU Health to Participate in National Study of ‘Long COVID’
OK Nursing Times

Homeschooling Skyrocketed During the Pandemic, but What Does the Future Hold?
Education Next

Article cowritten by Daniel Hamlin who is assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. William Burnett named Director of the National Data Buoy Center at Stennis
Picayune Item

Dr. Burnett holds a B.S. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in marine science from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Severe winter weather expected Wednesday; NPS, OU close campuses
Norman Transcript

OU closes Norman campus, moves virtual Wednesday, Thursday
OU Daily

Rose State announces partnership with OU for student transfers
KFOR

OU alumnus, current student discuss devastation of, community response to Colorado wildfire
OU Daily

Oklahoma doctors expect COVID-19 case drop due to incoming winter weather
KOCO

"So, if we see bad weather really locks people in their homes so they're not out traveling, it could have a positive impact, it could slow the spread, particularly shutting down schools and other places where we know the transmission is quite common," said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the OU chief COVID-19 officer.

Oklahomans can help researchers answer questions about long COVID through research study
The Oklahoman

“We have to better understand what is going on in general: Are those all due to the same issue? More than likely not,” said Dr. Timothy VanWagoner, deputy director of the Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the OU Health Sciences Center.

COVID-19 cases show decline; hospitals still face struggle
Journal Record

“I don’t know that we’re going to know for 15 or 20 years,” said Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer with the University of Oklahoma. “There are autopsy studies now that show that the virus persists in multiple organs for a long period of time after you’ve recovered from COVID-19.”

Shining a Light on Rural Colleges
Inside Higher Ed

“There are so many potential applications for this work,” Alisa Fryar, a political science professor at the University of Oklahoma and ARRC researcher, said by email.

The language of learning
Tulsa People

Lisa Pryor, director of program development and innovation in the office of the vice president for outreach at the University of Oklahoma, is TELP’s project manager. She says elementary teachers were the target of the online pilot program designed by Norman-based software group NextThought with direction from higher-ed and public-school educators. “If we can get (the students) when they’re younger, their secondary experience will be better,” she says.

Toni Morrison’s only short story is available in book form for the first time
Houston Public Media

"When you think about the short story, there's always this sort of humming under the surface," said Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, a poet who teaches at the University of Oklahoma. "And that humming under the surface is race, in America."

OU chemist engineers a sustainable approach to natural products drug development
Science Mag

VP of Cox Business Oklahoma selected as reserve wing honorary commander
DVIDS

Perkins, a native of Oklahoma, understands the magnetic pull that Oklahoma possesses, as she returned to Oklahoma in 2021 from her previous role as Vice President of Cox Business for Nebraska, Iowa, and Idaho. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a 30-year veteran of the technology industry, her background includes telecommunications, technology start-ups, government affairs, marketing, and public relations.

OU Facilities Management expects internet connectivity, power will not be affected by inclement weather
OU Daily

Oklahoma healthcare workers, first responders ready for winter weather in midst of pandemic
KFOR

OU Health tells KFOR, as the state’s only Level One Trauma Center, they’re always prepared for any patient arriving for emergency or trauma care.

OU Launches Women of Championship Excellence Fund
Sports Illustrated

OU Undergraduate Student Congress passes bills on advocacy for higher education funding, vaping awareness
OU Daily

Local Students Recognized on OU’s Fall Honor Roll
Seminole Producer

Lucas names Enmeier as new district director
Woodward News

Previously, Enmeier served as a field representative conducting outreach throughout Woods, Woodward, Major, Alfalfa, Grant, Garfield, Blaine Kingfisher, and Canadian counties. Born and raised in Enid and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, she is the daughter of Troy and Martie Oyler Enmeier.

OCCC Board of Regents Appoints New President
Guthrie News Leader

Dr. Jones received her BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, her MBA from the University of Phoenix at San Diego, and her Doctor of Education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education. 

Brent Venables Brings Openness, Transparency to Oklahoma Football Program
Sports Illustrated

WATCH: OU’s Venables says what’s different recruiting as head coach
KOKI

New leadership at The Fred: OU art museum recruits Thomas Brent Smith
Norman Transcript

University Theatre to present ‘The Scarlet Letter’
Norman Transcript

OU Norman campus remains closed through Friday with virtual classes
OU Daily

Viewpoint: It’s time for Oklahoma Legislature do its part to combat campus hunger
The Oklahoman

Since 2012, the Oklahoma Food Banks have partnered with more than 30 post-secondary institutions to establish pantries on campuses, including the University of Central Oklahoma, Tulsa Community College and the University of Oklahoma.

How OKC hospitals are coping during storm, shortages
KFOR

“We want to limit their risk whenever we can, especially during events like this,” said Rowdy Anthony, the Vice President of Emergency Services at OU Health.

OU Health names inaugural CEO
Becker’s Hospital Review

OU researchers team up with NASA to study January nor’easter
KOSU

OU School of Music welcomes composer
Norman Transcript

University of Oklahoma releases honor rolls
Muskogee Phoenix

Sand Springs area students named to college honor rolls
Sand Springs Leader

WATCH: Aerial footage of OU’s snow covered campus
OU Daily

COVID-19 case drop likely real, not just due to weather-hampered testing, OU Health expert says
KOCO

OKC toddler out of ICU after nearly month-long COVID-19 battle
KFOR

“COVID-19 leads to hyper inflammation, which can cause inflammation, even within the vessels, which can lead to strokes and clotting,” explained Dr. Donna Tyungu, a Pediatrics Specialist at OU Health. “I would say it’s probably more common in adults, in adult patients, but we absolutely do see it in pediatric patients.”

Oklahoma legislature nixes COVID-19 mandates; leaders say ‘everyone knows the right precautions to take’
The Oklahoman

The data showing masks and physical distancing reduce the spread of COVID-19 is "overwhelming," said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma. 

COVID restrictions, policing debate spark conservative push
The Washington Post

Those challenging incumbent Mayor Breea Clark, 38, who heads a leadership program at OU’s College of Business, include Kish; Larry Heikkila, a retired Navy veteran; Bob Thompson, the owner of a small grocery and sandwich shop; and Alice Stephenson-Leuck, a retired farmer.

County takes the lead on controversial project, some council candidates ready
Yahoo

University spokeswoman Mackenzie Scheer said in a statement that it was open to considering a partnership in the arena. "OU has a strong relationship with Cleveland County and the City of Norman, and has long collaborated on areas of mutual interest. The university routinely assesses its athletics facilities, working to ensure a premier experience for student-athletes, fans, and the wider OU community. In the event the County or City wishes to propose an idea for consideration, the university is certainly open to considering it," the statement reads.

Viewpoint: Three reasons why we should embrace civility
The Oklahoman

Article written by Nancy E. Snow who is a philosophy professor at the University of Oklahoma and also serves as director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing. 

Dr. Mautra Jones Becomes College’s First Black Woman President
The Black Wall Street Times

With an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, a MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a doctorate of education from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Jones brings years of leadership and experience to the role.

Logfren brings experience, passion to OU Health
The Journal Record

Stitt pitches higher teacher pay and vouchers, says ‘justice’ jeopardized by reservation jurisdiction
Non Doc

Soon thereafter, individuals attempted to drop some sort of banner over the edge of the House gallery — as had been done during Gov. Mary Fallin’s 2018 State of the State speech. Stitt continued to speak as security removed the individuals in less than a minute. The attempted disruption occurred in front of University of Oklahoma President Joe Harroz and near the Muscogee Nation delegation. 

Oklahoma COVID-19 case numbers continue downward trend
KOCO

"I feel comfortable that the number of cases are coming down, that the drop in cases we saw before the weather was a real drop in the number of new cases per day. It may be coming down artificially faster than we think it is but I do think the cases are coming down," Bratzler said.

Immunotherapy benefits older patients with cancer, but closer monitoring may be warranted
Healio

The findings suggest older adults, particularly those aged 90 years or older, may have a lower threshold for toxicities and warrant closer monitoring while receiving immunotherapy, according to Abdul Rafeh Naqash, MD, assistant professor of medicine in medical oncology and the TSET phase 1 program at Stephenson Cancer Center at The University of Oklahoma.

OCCC appoints first Black woman as campus president
KOCO

Jones received her BA in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, her MBA from the University of Phoenix at San Diego and her Doctor of Education from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education.

OU Health to invest $25M in front-line nurses, supervisors
Journal Record

OU Health investing $25 million in nursing workforce
KOKI

Sewage testing for COVID-19 at ‘very high plateau’ in Tulsa with ‘optimistic’ signs for decrease soon
Tulsa World

Dr. Katrin Kuhn, an OU Health infectious disease epidemiologist, said sampling wastewater in municipalities reflects "real community transmission levels" because it isn't beholden to fluctuations in human testing trends — such as inclement weather prompting less testing.

Sewage Testing Indicates Omicron Dropping in Oklahoma City
KOTV

The results, reported by the Oklahoma Water Survey office at the University of Oklahoma, measures levels of the virus in wastewater, which typically is an advanced indicator of reported individual cases by 7-10 days.

Changing Temperatures May Affect Accuracy of At-Home COVID Tests
KOTV

"The test should be stored at room temperature. Try and avoid any heat or light, just like any other medication. Also, avoid freezing temperatures and keep them at temperatures between 36- and 86-degrees Fahrenheit," said Beth Walton, the Pharmacy Manager at OU Health. 

Oklahoma lawmakers, doctors address no mention of COVID-19 in Stitt’s speech
KOCO

"I’m not here about making policies for the state or anything. I mean, I think most Oklahomans know that the pandemic had a profound impact on our state," Bratzler said.

Editorial: Gov. Stitt’s priorities have things to like and things to worry about
Tulsa World

Promoting the science of hope theory, developed by University of Oklahoma-Tulsa researcher Chan Hellman, is a proven framework for inspiring individual success. Many organizations, including the state Education Department, have embraced this approach.

Engineered Rigging Hires Key Account Specialist
Hoist Magazine

Prior to joining Engineered Rigging, Munn was a product specialist at Enercon Services where she worked on projects at Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO). She has a Master of Science degree in geology and geochemistry from the University of Oklahoma and bachelor’s degrees in geology and English literature.

Romero named president at Heritage Trust Co.
Journal Record

Romero earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma Baptist University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Bar and recently earned the designation of Certified Wealth Strategist through Cannon Financial Institute.

Best-selling author to give OU commencement address
KFOR

New York Times columnist, bestselling author David Brooks to deliver OU commencement address
OU Daily

OU-Tulsa Advocating for Increased Use of Service Dogs with Patients
KOTV

Oklahoma surpasses 1 million COVID-19 case milestone
KOCO

"I do feel comfortable though that cases in Oklahoma have come down considerably and I feel comfortable because hospitalizations are coming down and a number of people that we as a large employer are actually having to put in quarantine has gone significantly," Bratzler said.

Wellness Wednesday with OU Health’s Dr. Dale Bratzler
KOKH

Oklahoma’s COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are high – but two of the three are falling substantially
Tulsa World

Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, is concerned that some of the drop was caused by a relative lack of testing during the winter storm last week but “feels comfortable” saying cases have “come down considerably” in what he said Wednesday is a welcome trend.

Chief COVID Officer Says Oklahoma Cases Are Steadily Decreasing
KOTV

Dr. Bratzler also mentioned a new study that shows people who have had COVID are at a higher risk for heart problems, but said it's still too early to know the long-term effects of Omicron.

Flu cases rising in Oklahoma while state moves past peak in Omicron cases
KOKH

According to data from OU Health, flu season typically peaks in the state in February.

OU Chief COVID Officer notes vaccine reliability since December 2020, recommends efforts to mitigate spread
OU Daily

Devo Launches Application Marketplace to Accelerate Time-to-Value for Customers and Partners
Yahoo

“My team and I are extremely excited to dive into using and contributing to Devo Exchange, as Devo continues to deliver technology and tools with a practitioner mindset,” said Aaron Baillio, CISO at the University of Oklahoma.

Munn joins Engineered Rigging
American Canes & Transport

Munn has a Master of Science degree in geology and geochemistry from the University of Oklahoma and bachelor’s degrees in geology and English literature.

New economic development chief offers new vantage point 
Odessa American

Manskey, who grew up in Irving, has also gone through the Institute for Organizational Management at Southern Methodist University and the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

OU ranks as number one employer in the state
KWTV
(TV Clips)

OU named top employer in Oklahoma 
KFOR
(TV Clips)

5 questions with Dr. Richard Lofgren, the incoming inaugural CEO of OU Health
The Oklahoman

Best-selling author to give OU commencement address
Black Chronicle

OU Fine Arts Library hosts Lauren Panachelli ceramics exhibition
Norman Transcript

Cannabis and COVID: Could CBD protect people from virus?
CBS Austin

“Not marijuana, not THC, but CBD, might inhibit the COVID virus from entering both animal and human cells,” said OU Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dale Bratzler. “In a test tube where they basically put the virus in with human cells and put a solution of CBD.”

Therapy Thoughts: Valentine’s Day Stress & Celebrating While Single
KOTV

Valentine's Day is just 4 days way and whether you're in a relationship or single it can cause of lot of stress and anxiety. Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6 at 4 this Therapy Thursday to share her advice on how to get through the holiday.

Disappearing towns: Lone Wolf, like many other small Oklahoma communities, fights for survival as people move away
KOCO

“There’s a lot that has happened to have rural America in this kind of weird place,” said Tom Mueller, a research assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma.

New Report Details the Influence of Christian Nationalism on the Insurrection
Word and Way

He was echoed by Perry, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma. Citing data drawn from their book and additional surveys conducted over the past year, Perry argued Christian Nationalism not only fueled the Capitol attack but also is being used by some to radically reinterpret the Jan. 6 attack in ways that obscure fact or even valorize participants.

McDermott Appoints Michael McKelvy President and CEO
Kilgore News Herald

McKelvy currently serves on the Board of Directors for RPS Group PLC, a leading global professional services firm. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana Tech University. 

OU researchers working to find lung cancer treatment without traditional side effects
KFOR

OU Named No.1 Employer in State of Oklahoma by Forbes
Sports Illustrated

Caring colleges line lists of the 500 best employers in the nation
University Business

Among large employers, Yale University ranked highest in the education category at No. 12, while the University of Michigan (16), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (33), the University of Oklahoma (48) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (51) rounded out the top five from the sector.

OU receives Delta Dental of Oklahoma gift to fund dental clinic on OU-Tulsa Campus
Norman Transcript

Narwhal whale exhibit open through June 19 at Sam Noble
Norman Transcript

OU Food Services tests ‘Transact Mobile Ordering’ app for on-campus restaurants
OU Daily

COVID messages to help state not coming from Stitt as pandemic approaches third year
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, said it’s “a little bit early to get too lax in what we’re doing.”

Medical, nursing school enrollment paint complicated picture of Oklahoma health care
The Oklahoman

"COVID has certainly made it more difficult for applicants to get health care experience," said Dr. Sherri Baker, associate dean for admissions at OU's medical school. "Usually they can go to their hospital or doctor and do some volunteer work, and that's been much more difficult."

Gun thefts from vehicles up in Norman, following similar pattern in states with few regulations
Norman Transcript

John Carl, sociology professor at the University of Oklahoma, suspects the number of thefts are due to more people driving with guns inside their vehicles. He argued most vehicle break-ins go unreported due to the low value of items stolen.

Dr. Bratzler set to be named Interim Dean of OU Hudson College of Public Health
KOCO
(TV Clips)

Dr. Dale Bratzler named interim dean of OU Hudson College of Public Health
OU Daily

OU Safewalk returns
KOCO
(TV Clips)

Oklahoma COVID expert weighs in as mandates change
KFOR

“I think the nature of the pandemic is changing,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU’s Chief COVID-19 Officer. “We have a lot more tools now to deal with it.”

Doctors: Likely ‘beginning of the end’ for omicron
KFOR

“People getting tested has also dropped considerably. So, all of that points to a reduction and community transmission of the virus,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health Chief Quality Officer & OU Chief COVID Officer. “I think all of us are cautiously optimistic that we will continue to drop.” 

Oklahoma health experts explain delays in COVID-19 vaccine for children
KOCO

"This is showing that we need more data to move forward and we're not going to just vaccinate everyone without all the appropriate data, so what we know from the Pfizer data is the vaccine is perfectly safe, what we don't have is the effectiveness," said Dr. Donna Tyungu of OU Health.

Pfizer & FDA Postpone Highly Anticipated Meeting, Could Pump Breaks on Vaccines for Young Children
KOTV

"Most kids don't get as sick with COVID although they can, but they can spread it," said OU Health's Chief COVID Officer Dr. Dale Bratzler. 

Oklahoma health expert explain COVID-19 vaccine wait for children
The Black Chronicle

“This is showing that we need more data to move forward and we’re not going to just vaccinate everyone without all the appropriate data, so what we know from the Pfizer data is the vaccine is perfectly safe, what we don’t have is the effectiveness,” said Dr. Donna Tyungu of OU Health.

Economists: Interest rate hikes coming
Journal Record

Gregory Burge, chair and professor of economics at the University of Oklahoma, said when the federal government began increasing the money supply through stimulus payments in 2020, households were apprehensive about spending due to concerns about job losses.

Stitt picks QuikTrip executive for State Board of Education
KTUL

Lepak is a graduate of Claremore Public Schools, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Kansas law school.

OU College of Dentistry’s free care to leave kids all smiles
Journal Record

OU administrators, Faculty Senate discuss proposed changes to summer pay actions, athletics department achievements
OU Daily

Oklahoma school leaders continue battle against substitute teacher shortage
KOCO

"That pattern has followed what we saw happen on the east coast and the other states with this dramatic rise in omicron, and then this dramatic fall with new cases per day," said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the OU chief COVID-19 officer.

OU COVID-19 dashboard shows ‘dramatic decline’ in cases following the week of the winter storm
OU Daily

Viewpoint: Investments in Oklahoma engineering programs will bring opportunities
The Oklahoman

Article written by John Klier, dean of the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

An Immersive History of Mixed-Descent Native Families
New York Times

“From this vantage point, we see nothing but a conquered land littered with Indian bones,” Anne F. Hyde writes in “Born of Lakes and Plains: Mixed-Descent Peoples and the Making of the American West.” Hyde, a historian at the University of Oklahoma and the author of “Empires, Nations, and Families” (2011), a Pulitzer Prize finalist, doesn’t gloss over suffering.

Rebel-Held Syria Is The New Capital of Global Terrorism
Foreign Policy

Joshua Landis, the head of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, said under the Trump administration the United States thought HTS increased U.S. leverage on Assad and denied him territory, but he added “That perception may change now that the second Caliph of ISIS has been cornered and killed in Idlib province.”

Health Officials See Increase in Cases of Broken Heart Syndrome
KWTV

"Those common symptoms are chest pain usually on the left or middle part of the chest, which mimics a heart attack," said Dr. Tarun Dasari, a Cardiologist with OU Health. 

Tulsa city attorney search narrowed to three finalists
Tulsa World

Blair is a 1996 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. 

New pediatric cardiac intensive care unit opens at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital
KOCO

OU Health said it’s the only pediatric cardiac ICU of its kind in Oklahoma dedicated to providing comprehensive care for kids who have various heart conditions.

Viewpoint: Why Oklahoma is a prime location for STEM training
The Oklahoman

Business leader Rick Nagel has seen this academic gap first hand. He is the CEO of Acorn Growth Cos., a private equity firm that invests in aerospace, a member of the University of Oklahoma's Board of Regents and is president of the Oklahoma Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs. Travel for his company has taken him across the country to states with aerospace and STEM-specific schools geared toward preparing students for jobs in these fields. 

‘There’s going to be a real blip:’ Medical professionals are concerned about delayed routine screenings and their long-term effects
NPR

Oklahoma medical professionals are raising concerns that simple appointments like this are going unscheduled. OU Health’s Dr. Dale Bratzler says those delays make sense, but they’re a threat to patient health.

Watch Now: Oklahoma’s daily COVID-19 deaths higher than ever as long-term patients die amid plummeting omicron wave
Tulsa World

CDC study shows some vaccinated children better protected from COVID-19
KTUL

Dr. Dale Bratzler, with the University of Oklahoma, says the CDC's study found that when omicron cases surged two months ago, vaccinated 12 to 17 year olds were better protected from the virus. 

OU Chief COVID Officer discusses declining case counts, encourages pregnant individuals to get vaccinated
OU Daily

A post-pandemic future: 6 hospitals leaders envision how their roles may change
Becker’s Hospital Review

Ian Dunn, MD. Chief Physician Executive for OU Health and president of OU Health Partners (Oklahoma City). We will look back on COVID with great humility and sadness — but an incontrovertible truth is that part of what hopefully will be its epitaph is that it's been an accelerant in the evolution of our healthcare systems. As executives, it is our job to master this topography and to prioritize and operationalize those advances in the "new normal," which we feel will advance the care of our patients.

OU ranks among Best Large Employers
Journal Record

OU researchers give expert testimony to U.S. House
KFOR

Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, Ph.D., vice president for research and partnerships for the OU Norman campus, and Renee McPherson, Ph.D., university director of the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center at OU, each testified during congressional hearings.

Column: Sooner Flight Academy is another ‘good thing’ happening in Norman
Norman Transcript

Classes focus on cybersecurity
Journal Record

The University of Oklahoma recently awarded its first class of students with Certificates of Achievement for completing Cybersecurity and Web Development Coding tech bootcamps offered through OU Outreach.

Oklahoma College Enrollment Holds Steady as Numbers Decline Nationally
KOTV

The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University show a 1% increase in enrollment for the spring semester compared to the previous year. OSU leaders say this year's freshman class is the largest in their history.

OU regent, SGA chair advocate for appointment of student regent to fulfill remainder of recently vacated position
OU Daily

Wellness Wednesday: OU Health’s Dr. Dale Bratzler
KOKH

Therapy Thoughts: Suicide Depression, Knowing the Signs
KOTV

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S and it's the 2nd leading cause of death for those aged 10-34 Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones with the University of Oklahoma joined New On 6 at 4 to talk about suicide, depression and recognizing the signs.

Column: Purcell closing the door after half century of service
Norman Transcript

“Dr. Purcell has long been a pillar of our university, and we are indebted to her for her decades of service,” OU President Joe Harroz said in a campus letter this past month. “Her contributions have been many, and she is certainly deserving of our appreciation.”

Oklahoma health officials spread importance of early prostate cancer screenings
KOCO

These statistics are why OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center has been hosting community outreach events for men, hoping to spread the importance of early detection screenings.

Oklahoma health officials emphasize prostate cancer screenings
The Black Chronicle

Omicron wave hit hospital admission rates in rural NE Oklahoma hardest, data shows
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU’s chief COVID officer, noted on Wednesday that hospitalizations are coming down in part because ICU patients who have struggled for some time to beat COVID are succumbing to the disease.

Oklahoma could be nearing endemic phase, OU Health official says
KOCO

Local Doctor Sees Possible Connection Between COVID-19 and Rising Stroke Cases
KWTV

Dr. Evgeny Sidorov with OU Health said that since the rise of both the Delta and Omicron variants, the number of stroke patients needing surgery is on the rise.

Metro-area COVID infections continue to fall sharply, but deaths still climbing
Sand Springs Leader

But Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Okahoma’s chief COVID officer, noted last Wednesday that hospitalizations are declining in part because ICU patients who have been struggling against COVID for an extended time are succumbing to the disease.

A Better Path for Christian Politics
The Dallas Morning News

Prof. Samuel Perry quoted in article 

OU College Dentistry to offer free dental care at Kids’ Day event
The Oklahoman

OU, OKC pastor team up for mental health app study
The Black Chronicle

Advances in Fracking – Low-Tech, High-Tech, and Climate-Tech
Forbes

Another version of this, with funds from DOE to the University of Oklahoma, is to produce geothermal energy from four old oil wells, and to use it to heat schools close by.

Column: Engineering powering Oklahoma’s future
Tulsa World

Thanks to targeted support by state leadership, the University of Oklahoma’s Gallogly College of Engineering is making big moves to address the engineer demand. In 2021, OU hired 21 engineering faculty whose expertise range from aerospace engineering, data science and energy to medical devices and next generation microelectronic technology.

Klier: Engineering is the state’s future
Journal Record

COVID-19 in Oklahoma: New cases, deaths, vaccine booster shots, omicron variant
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health's chief COVID-19 officer, told KOCO 5 we are playing with a different set of rules when it comes to the omicron variant. He said the omicron variant spreads faster than any other strain of coronavirus.

‘Stealth’ Omicron subvariant detected in Oklahoma
KOKH

Last week, Dr. Dale Bratzler told FOX 25 that while the subvariant had been discovered in at least 22 states at that time, "we just haven't seen it take over."

Oklahoma providers have seen rise in eating disorders since COVID hit. Here’s how to find help
The Oklahoman

An important first step in treatment is helping patients get nourished, said Dr. Amy Middleman, chief of adolescent medicine at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital.

Can You Relate: Screen Time Impact on Kids
KWTV

News 9 was joined by a health official at OU Health Children's Hospital to talk about what you need to know regarding kids and their screen time.

Robert Medley named editor of the Times Record
Times Record

Medley holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma and earned a master's degree from Oklahoma City University in 2001 while working nights as a cops reporter. 

Here’s a look at what schools are closed Wednesday due to winter weather
The Oklahoman

OU officials announced the campus will be closed Wednesday, but "all Norman campus classes will move to remote online instruction."

Sleet, three days of freezing temps ahead; OU, NPS close campuses Wednesday
Norman Transcript

OU closes Norman campus, moves virtual Wednesday
Norman Transcript

OU Engineering to host 500 high schoolers
Journal Record

Now that the stealth omicron variant has been identified in Oklahoma – what does that mean for you?
KFOR

“Even though it’s been found in more than 20 states, case counts nationwide continue to come down,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, Interim Dean of the OU College of Public Health.

OU COVID-19 dashboard update shows slight rise in cases, maintains overall trend of decline
OU Daily

Beverly K. Carmichael Joins Viad Corp Board of Directors
AP News

Ms. Carmichael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, a non-partisan think-tank whose mission is to advance fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity to all Oklahomans. 

Oklahoma schools moving to another day of virtual learning amid winter weather
KOCO

The University of Oklahoma also announced that the campus will be closed on Thursday and all classes and work will be remote.

OU closes Norman campus, moves virtual Thursday
OU Daily

Engineering open house postponed
Journal Record

Due to concerns about potential inclement weather, an Engineering Open House planned this week by the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma has been postponed.

OU appoints new vice provost for faculty
OU Daily

How Oklahoma’s classroom curriculum bans affect Black educators and families
State Impact NPR

Prof. Karlos Hill, chair at the Clara Luper Department of African American Studies, quoted several times in the article.

Oklahoma legislature fights the feds as questions come from both sides of the aisle
The Oklahoman

"Every bill has an audience, whether it's going to pass or not. Now, what you can't do is try to have a law on the books that is not consistent with federal policy," said Michael Crespin, a political science professor at the University of Oklahoma and director of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center.

What war games tell us about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine
The Telegraph

Evidence exists that games can change players’ behaviour in real life. Participants in war games during the Cold War gained a greater sense of the weight of their decision-making, according to research by John Emery, a professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Q&A: OU Health Inaugural CEO
Health Leaders Media

Citizen represents first OU Associate A.D. in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Mvskoke Media

After serving as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects for Bacone College, Dr. Nicole Been now represents the University of Oklahoma as the Associate Athletics Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

OU prioritizes growing deferred maintenance spending over coming years
Norman Transcript

Protect the vulnerable, doctor says as widespread mitigation measures subside
Tulsa World

“We’re in a very different place now; we have good treatments,” Bratzler said. “We just need to make sure that people — particularly those who are at risk of complications — seek out those treatments as early as they can if they get infected.”

Oklahoma health experts discuss new CDC mask guidelines
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the OU Chief COVID-19 Officer, said the metric could be more telling.

Inhofe’s Resignation Shakes up GOP politics in Oklahoma
U.S. News and World Report

“I expect the primary to be very crowded," said Michael Crespin, a political science professor at the University of Oklahoma and the director of the school's Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. “It’s pretty rare for a U.S. Senate seat to open up, and so ... if you have ambition to run, this is your shot."

Inhofe’s resignation shakes up GOP politics in Oklahoma
ABC News

Ranking heat waves like hurricanes is being proposed in California
CNN

"It's important to make information easily accessible, easily digestible, and actionable," said Makenzie Krocak, a research scientist for the University of Oklahoma Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis. "People are much more consistent about interpreting numbers. That doesn't necessarily mean that they are more likely to respond, but it does mean that interpretation is more consistent from person to person."

Viewpoint: OU professors explain why Oklahomans should care about attack on Ukraine
The Oklahoman

Article co-written by OU professors Robert Andrew and Scott Fritzen

A moon-watching robot can demystify what migrating birds do at night
Pop Sci

“What we’re trying to do is automate that with our little robot,” says Wesley Honeycutt, a research associate at the University of Oklahoma. “Because while Lowery’s technique is useful, it’s painful. I have stared at the moon so much in the past few years.”

5G rollout to ramp up in Norman
Norman Transcript

Alexandra Durcikova, professor of business infrastructure and cybersecurity at the University of Oklahoma, said the latency rate of 5G technology is one millisecond or less, which is faster than human visual processing.

Study shows potential for nasty long-COVID consequences, OU Health expert says
Tulsa World

Is Oklahoma really No. 1 in 2021 COVID-19 deaths? Breaking down the state’s death rate
The Oklahoman

While various reports and data sources offer different estimates of Oklahoma’s death rate, “the reality is, Oklahoma has a very high death rate from COVID-19 per capita,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer.

Doctors fear COVID surge as students head back to school
KOKH

With kids getting ready to fill the hallways again, Dr. Bratzler with OU Health said he's concerned about how quickly the virus could spread.

Sand Springs COVID numbers bucking trend
Sand Springs Leader

The state overall also showed a “fairly large jump” in COVID-19 hospital admissions for the seven-day period ending last Wednesday, according to Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer.

On civility: ‘Noise’ makes sincere, genuine communication very difficult
The Oklahoman

Article written by Philosophy professor Nancy E. Snow

People to Watch: Epidemiologist Aaron Wendelboe’s focus is ‘public’ in public health
Tulsa World

As a student, University of Oklahoma epidemiologist Aaron Wendelboe says, he was “one of those always asking ‘How do you know that? How do we know that?’ Not to be a punk, but knowing that information is always being updated I wanted to know how that process linked.”

Malnourished bugs: Higher CO2 levels make plants less nutritious, hurting insect populations
Yahoo

Article written by Postdoctoral Researcher of Biology Ellen Welti

OU College of Medicine Researcher Named President-Elect off American Pancreatic Association
OK Nursing Times

Oklahoma health officials emphasize mask importance while omicron cases surge
KOCO

"We knew that it was only a matter of time before the omicron variant got to Oklahoma," said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the OU Chief COVID-19 officer.

Local health expert discusses back-to-school safety amid omicron spread
KFOR

“I think there’s a substantial chance we’re going to see an increased outbreak in Oklahoma as schools reopen,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, Chief COVID Officer with OU Health.

Oklahoma COVID-19 cases increase, testing lines grow longer
KOCO

One car told KOCO 5 that they were waiting for hours to get a COVID-19 test. Dr. Dale Bratzler, the OU Chief COVID-19 officer, said he doesn’t think the lines will slow down any time soon.

Oklahomans have an ‘obligation’ to be vaccinated against COVID-19, one top expert says
Public Radio Tulsa

"Think about the people you're around," University of Oklahoma chief COVID officer Dr. Dale Bratzler said during a virtual press briefing Thursday.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise in Oklahoma Amid Nationwide Surge
KWTV

"So this was a steep increase just from yesterday, an increase of 130 hospitalizations, in just one day,” Epidemiologist and OU College of Public Health Associate Professor Aaron Wendelboe said.

Oklahoma health leaders talk Omicron and another possible surge as COVID-19 cases rise
KFOR

“We believe that Omicron is the predominant strain of COVID-19 in Oklahoma at this time,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s Chief COVID-19 officer.

COVID-19 cases spike in state, straining health care system
Enid News & Eagle

“The number of new cases has just gone up very, very rapidly, and I don’t think we’re near the peak at this point,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer with the University of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma doctors concerned with overnight spike in hospitalizations
KOKH

Aaron Wendelboe, an epidemiologist and associate professor at the OU College of Public Health, said our state is reaching some of the highest daily case count numbers we've had yet.

Omicron accounts for more than half of Oklahoma’s COVID-19 cases in latest state surveillance
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler said OU Health, using a proxy method, found Monday that about 80% of cases in the Oklahoma City metro area are likely omicron. Omicron was 37.5% of OU Health’s sampling last week.

Oklahoma Health Dept. extends COVID-19 testing hours at local health departments
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health's chief COVID-19 officer, said he doesn’t think the lines will slow down any time soon.

As COVID test positivity hits high, Gov. Stitt remains unboosted
Public Radio Tulsa

Hospital admissions have also quickly spiked. 965 people are hospitalized with COVID. OU’s Dr. Aaron Wendelboe said hospitalizations increased by 130 patients in just one day from Monday to Tuesday.

Donors help to combat child abuse, neglect in Tulsa
Journal Record

According to a release, the gift from Schusterman Philanthropies represents a continuation of years of support for both CAN and the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa’s Child Abuse Pediatrics fellowship hosted by CAN. Dr. Robert Block, one of CAN’s founding members, helped create the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics and is a world-renowned expert in diagnosing and treating childhood trauma.

Oklahoma colleges change learning plans as COVID-19 cases rise
KOCO

The University of Oklahoma told KOCO 5 in a statement that it is closely monitoring the state of COVID-19 across its campuses and Oklahoma and will modify protocols as appropriate.

Expert expects less death from omicron but says illness won’t be milder for some
Public Radio Tulsa

University of Oklahoma’s Dr. Aaron Wendelboe said the omicron variant has already twice overtaken the delta variant in single day case counts.

COVID-19 cases spike in Oklahoma, straining health care system
Norman Transcript

“The number of new cases has just gone up very, very rapidly, and I don’t think we’re near the peak at this point,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer with the University of Oklahoma.

Sagebrook Home Announces New Director of Marketing, New SC Distribution Center
Furniture Light Décor

Michael Rull is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma and is currently part of the University of California, Los Angeles Extension Program in Architecture & Interior Design.

Parker’s hires new Vice President of Operations
Coastal Courier

Originally from Sweet Valley, Pa., Sadowski earned a B.A. in Human Resources, Management and Marketing from DeSales University as well as an M.A. in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma.  

When to test, why you should upgrade from a cloth mask and other COVID questions answered
State Impact NPR

Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer for OU Health: Any mask is better than no mask because cloth masks will stop droplets. This particular virus, the Omicron variant, is present in super high concentration. So in the health centers, we’ve now switched back to using only medical-grade masks. So I think during this, Omicron varient, we’re strongly pushing surgical-type masks or N95-type now.

State has adequate tests for COVID-19 but not enough treatment options, interim health commissioner says
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, said last week that two original monoclonal antibody treatments on hand aren’t expected to be effective against omicron, while a newer cocktail in short supply is the only one that appears to work against the latest COVID variant.

Oklahoma City first responders dealing with COVID-19 related staffing issues
KFOR

“It’s getting to be a problem for a lot people,” said Dr. Douglas Drevets, OU Health Chief of Infectious Diseases. “We’re in for a rough few weeks ahead of us so I think we should be prepared of that.”

Oklahoma’s supply of monoclonal antibodies could run out before the month is over
KOKI

OU Health Chief COVID Office Dr. Dale Bratzler said some patients have taken to social media accusing doctors of holding out on monoclonal antibody treatments, but he said doctors have to reserve antibody treatments for the sickest of the sick on the brink of death.

Oklahoma City Dessert Business Reopens After Staff Members Battled COVID-19
KWTV

Retesting is something OU Health's Chief COVID Officer Dr. Dale Bratzler recommends if someone is having symptoms, especially if they're getting a negative result with a rapid test. 

Commentary: Even after Capitol riot, violence isn’t the only way Christian nationalism endangers democracy
The Salt Lake Tribune

Article written by Sociology Professor Samuel L. Perry

Therapy Thursday with Dr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones
KOTV
(TV Clips)

COVID ‘continues to break the rules’: OU epidemiologist ‘a little uncomfortable’ about pandemic’s future
Tulsa World

Rise in COVID-19 Cases Continues Across Oklahoma
KWTV

OU Chief COVID Officer Dr. Dale Bratzler said the case count is likely much higher.

Editorial: Oklahoma’s weakness on COVID opens door to surge of omicron variant
Tulsa World

The findings, as analyzed by University of Oklahoma microbiologists, were the first to identify a spreading omicron variant and jump in COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

COVID-19 infections on sharp rise across metro area, including in Sand Springs
Sand Springs Leader

Across Oklahoma, 39,051 active COVID cases were reported Friday, which Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, described as a “gross underestimation” of how many in the state are actually infected.

Norman Philharmonic, choir to lead MLK celebration concert
Norman Transcript

Norman Mayor Breea Clark; Karlos Hill, chair of the University of Oklahoma’s Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies; OU Chief Diversity Officer Belinda Hyppolite and George Henderson will make remarks throughout the concert, which is done in cooperation with OU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion department.

Community leaders receive ‘hope navigator’ training 3 months after local Hope Summit
Enid News & Eagle

Leading the training were Chan Hellman, a professor at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and founding director of Hope Research Center who founded Hope Rising Oklahoma with Stitt, and Dr. Angela Pharris, with OU’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work.

Republican Kendall Qualls announces bid for Minnesota governor
Star Tribune

On his campaign website, Qualls shared that he has lived in Harlem and at a trailer park in rural Oklahoma. He is the first and only member of his family to earn a college education. He graduated from Cameron University in 1985, earned his master's degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1988 and a master's degree in business administration in 2011 from University of Michigan. 

OU to require masks in all classroom settings for start of semester
KFOR

OU requiring masks for first two weeks of classes
Norman Transcript

OU implements two-week mask mandate, recommends virtual meetings as COVID-19 cases rise
OU Daily

Health Officials Confirm Simultaneous Flu and COVID Infection, Labeled ‘Flurona’
KWTV

"There have been a few cases reported in the United States and abroad," said Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health.

With COVID still breaking Oklahoma case records, CDC study shows how vaccines are helping
Tulsa World

“The bottom-line finding of the study was that fully vaccinated people — meaning the primary series — were quite protected,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer.

Tulsa parents concerned their child’s school could be next to go virtual
KTUL

"I don't think there's any disagreement that the best experiences for students to be in the classroom," said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU's chief COVID-19 officer. "The best teaching, learning social skills and other things is really, really important. The problem for many schools at this moment is this particular variant is so contagious, that there are going to be outbreaks in classrooms."

Oklahoma hospital administrators discuss increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations
KOCO

"We have space in the hospital, so we don't have to have tents or special rooms or take over recovery rooms and turn them into ICUS. We don't need the beds. We have the physical beds," said Dr. Cameron Mantor, OU Health.

FOX 25 Fights Cancer: Preventative Care and Treatment for Cervical Cancer
KOKH

"Doesn't sound like necessary a lot but given our population, we actually have one of the higher incidents of cervical cancer in the U.S," said Dr. Debra Richardson of OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center.

OU Health Announces Chief Operating Officer of the Cancer Division
Oklahoma Nursing Times

OU Health has named Tracy Cothran Chief Operations Officer of the Cancer Division. In this role, she will be responsible for development, growth and operations of Adult Oncology Services for OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center.

Researchers use artificial intelligence to guide the search for the next SARS-like virus
Medical Xpress

"One of the most important things our study gives us is a data-driven shortlist of which bat species should be studied further," says Daniel Becker, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at the University of Oklahoma.

OU Health doctor discusses rise in COVID-19 children hospitalizations
KOCO

‘Just assume that they’re infected’: Hospital leaders’ worries grow as about 1 in 21 Oklahomans have COVID-19
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, said a “very conservative” way to approximate how many Oklahomans have active infections is to multiply known active cases by three.

Demand for COVID-19 tests causes long wait times for Oklahomans
KFOR

“There are so many tests being done now – people standing in lines,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Chief COVID Officer. “Yeah, I think the labs are being strained right now.” 

Scientists employ AI to predict which viruses could infect humans in future
News Medical

Daniel Becker, an assistant professor of biology in the University of Oklahoma's Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences, has been leading a proactive modeling study over the last year and a half to identify bat species that are likely to carry betacoronaviruses, including but not limited to SARS-like viruses.

BBB National Programs Announces 85 Distinguished Panel Pool Members for National Advertising Review Board and New Vice Chair
Yahoo

Gaylord College Professor Larry Powell mentioned in the article.

Sean Boyd appointed Chickasaw Nation Marketing and Business Development Executive Officer
The Ada News

Mr. Boyd earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma Price College of Busi­ness. Mr. Boyd and his wife, Sta­cie, have four children.

Unvaccinated were over 3 times more likely to be hospitalized or die of COVID, Oklahoma study shows
The Oklahoman

“While people who are vaccinated are getting infected — we're definitely seeing breakthrough infections — the risk of hospitalization and death is profoundly higher in people who are not vaccinated,” Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, said about the report. 

What OU Health is Identifying in Wastewater Samples as Battle Against COVID-19 Continues
KOTV

Doctor: ‘Substantial’ rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations among Oklahoma kids
KOKH

"So we've seen a substantial increase in the number of children that are being admitted to Children's Hospital here in Oklahoma City," said Dr. Dale Bratzler, Chief Quality Officer at OU Health.

OU Chief COVID Officer says state will likely experience ‘substantial spread’ as schools, universities reopen
OU Daily

At-Home COVID Tests to Open to the Public
KOTV

"We know that number is a gross underestimation of the true number of people infected in the community. I multiply that by three, but I think that is very conservative," said Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health.

A new study shows elevated ‘psychological distress’ in the rural West amid the ongoing pandemic
KSUT

“These results, I think, serve as kind of a cry for attention when it comes to what appears to be very serious issues of psychological distress across the rural West,” said Dr. Tom Mueller, a professor at the University of Oklahoma and co-author of the paper.

Syrian Thaw? Arab Normalization with Damascus Ahead of Arab League Summit
Foreign Policy Research Institute

Dr. Joshua Landis, Syria expert at the University of Oklahoma, tells FPRI that Lebanon’s economic collapse has further driven reengagement: “[it] added urgency to the need to revitalize the economies of the region,” –a daunting task unreachable so long as Syria remains isolated.

New book traces trajectory of feminism in modern China
Phys.Org

"Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics" (Syracuse University Press) was co-edited and co-written by Hui "Faye" Xiao, professor of Chinese literature at the University of Kansas, and Ping Zhu, associate professor of Chinese literature at the University of Oklahoma.

Business newsmakers: Doaks named director of Elevate Brevard
Florida Today

Hoehn earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design with a minor in construction science from the University of Oklahoma; and a master’s degree in adult education/design from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Ball Morse Lowe promotes three new partners
Journal Record

In addition to his litigation and trial practice, Lane gained title experience working for a major independent energy company early in his career. He graduated from the OCU School of Law while simultaneously achieving a master’s degree in business administration from OCU’s Meinders School of Business in 2011. He received his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.

OU Human Resources offers flexibility to accommodate employees with school-age children
OU Daily

Events across Oklahoma set to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
The Oklahoman

An in-person and live-streamed music event presented by the Norman Philharmonic and the University of Oklahoma's Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S University Blvd. in Norman. 

OU-led research team uses AI to predict coronavirus strains in bats
State Impact NPR

OU COVID-19 dashboard reflects 15 percent increase in cases over two weeks with classes set to resume
OU Daily

CDC Study Finds Other Risk Factors Contribute to Small Number of Vaccinated Patients in Hospitals
KWTV

What's concerning to Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health is that Oklahoma is near the top of half the risk factors. "Oklahoma's 4th in the nation for diabetes, 25th in the nation with chronic kidney disease, 9th in the nation for stroke, 1st in the nation for cardiac disease, 2nd for pulmonary disease, and 5th in the nation for chronic liver disease," he said during a Friday press conference.

OU Health updates policy to require everyone wear medical-grade masks in facilities
KOCO

Oklahoma City area hospitals running out of ICU beds – some at unprecedented rates – as COVID-19 cases spike once again
KFOR

“We still have to have staffing, personal protective gear because they have to be isolated,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health. “So even if they’re not here for COVID, they still take a lot of resources to take care of them.”

Manufacturers hampered by latest case surge
Journal Record

The growing number is stressing hospital resources and staffing, said Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health chief quality officer.

Oklahoma tallies a record 10,502 new COVID-19 cases in one day
Tulsa World

“I think that we will likely see more cases as schools remain open, as universities open up — OSU opened this week and OU next week. I think there will be cases that continue to go up,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer.

Achievers: OU students receive Kennedy Engineering Leadership Award
The Oklahoman

20 questions on COVID-19: What do Oklahomans need to know?
Tulsa World

Dr. Bratzler and Dr. Wendelboe were quoted in article.

‘Omicron is very, very serious’: 41,400 lives could be saved if we double booster shots
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler, University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, described it as a “huge impact” if the country could at least double its pace of booster doses. He said it’s more evidence to promote full vaccination and a booster once an individual is eligible.

Why vaccines still offer some help after six months, why Omicron still poses a problem for hospitals and other COVID questions answered
State Impact NPR

Dr. Aaron Wendelboe is a former state epidemiologist and current professor at the OU College of Public Health. He said that immunity is much higher after a booster, but it is still higher with the two vaccines than it would be with no vaccines at all. 

Oklahoma health care systems strained as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise
KFOR

Dr. Dale Bratzler, Chief COVID Officer with the University of Oklahoma, said he doesn’t even think hospitalizations have peaked just yet as they continue to lag behind the case counts.

Oklahoma doctors fear hospitalizations will rise as new COVID-19 case numbers surge
KOKI

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health’s chief COVID-19 officer, said he’s worried the hospitalization numbers will soon catch up with the number of cases Oklahoma is seeing. He said the omicron variant is less likely to put people in the intensive care unit, but there is still a risk.

As COVID tests fail to meet demand, those needing them fill the ER
Norman Transcript

“We had plenty of tests until we had tens of thousands of people testing positive daily,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, University of Oklahoma chief COVID officer.

Hall Estill – Cathleen McMahon, Logan James
Tulsa World

McMahon received her J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law and attended the University of Oklahoma for her undergraduate degree.

Who had the best total return to investors on the S&P 500 in 2021? One Oklahoma company
The Oklahoman

Robert Dauffenbach, the senior associate dean in charge of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic and Management Research Center at the Price College of Business, said he interprets the S&P 500's total return results for the year as evidence investors are rethinking strategies as global energy trends become more clear.

‘Like a war zone:’ Oklahoma City hospitals are in crisis again as COVID-19 tears through state
The Oklahoman

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma, recalled a recent conversation with a colleague at a rural hospital who called hospitals in five states trying to find an ICU bed for a patient with kidney failure and COVID-19.

Oklahoma’s COVID-19 crisis continues; hospitals struggle to keep up
KFOR

“In the past week, Oklahoma has gone from 47th in the nation for number of new cases per day,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID-19 officer at OU Health. “As of yesterday, we were up to 13th in the nation.”

Oklahoma hospitals consider calling National Guard for staffing crisis
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler at OU Health noted that, while the case counts on Tuesday were substantially lower than what the state has seen the past few days, that does not mean that the surge is over. The decrease is likely because of reduced testing over the weekend.

Omicron wave hurting hospital care: Rural Oklahoma patient with kidney failure because of COVID dies while awaiting transfer
Tulsa World

The person died in that rural hospital, said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, after the physician had reached out to five hospitals in five states in an effort to find an intensive-care bed.

Oklahoma City hospitals again overrun by COVID-19, administrators say
Norman Transcript

“I would simply say there are now many many studies that have demonstrated clearly that mask policies in schools or in communities reduce transmission rates for COVID-19,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID officer at OU Health. “That’s actually not controversial anymore. It’s quite clear.”

Oklahoma City hospitals staff ‘nearly crippled’ amid surge in COVID-19 patients in ICU, staff shortages
OU Daily

OU doctors discuss COVID, children amid Omicron surge
KFOR

Wellness Wednesday: OU Health’s Dr. Dale Bratzler
KOKH

OU Health Addresses Top Health Concerns Among Native Population
KOTV

Oklahoma COVID-19 hospitalizations outstrip delta variant wave’s peak from summer
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, noted that Arkansas, next door, also is experiencing a “very large outbreak” as the omicron variant migrates inward from the coasts.

Oklahoma struggles to get most effective omicron treatments
Norman Transcript

Dr. Dale Bratzler, University of Oklahoma chief COVID officer, said with a seven-day average of 11,118 cases, Oklahoma is seeing its highest average since the pandemic began.

OU Chief COVID Officer stresses safety of vaccines, rapid test reliability amid high community transmission
OU Daily

With Roe likely to fall, March for Lifers see movement at a crossroads
National Catholic Reporter

Jennifer Holland, a University of Oklahoma professor who has written about the history of the anti-abortion movement, told NCR that the movement is on "the cusp of an immense success."

Variety Care adds three new health care providers
Oklahoma City Sentinel

Conner Johnson, DO, MS, received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2010.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway tabs new general manager
The Gazette

Johnston, who received a degree in supply chain management from the University of Oklahoma, started his railroad career with the Omaha, Neb.,-based Union Pacific Railroad.

Upcoming OU-Tulsa dental clinic receives $2 million donation
Tulsa World

$2 million gift will expand OU dentistry program to Tulsa
Journal Record

University of Oklahoma Receives Funding to Open Dental Clinic at OU-Tulsa Campus
KWTV

OU-Tulsa receives large gift to fund new dental clinic
KOKI

Sam Noble museum announces new exhibit
Norman Transcript

Student choreography opens spring season at University Theatre
Norman Transcript

This month, University Theatre will present a production of original dance works from the full spectrum of movement styles created by student choreographers from the University of Oklahoma School of Dance.

The Bookmark reopens after over a year of COVID restrictions, staffing challenges
OU Daily

Oklahoma struggles to get most effective omicron treatments
McAlester News

Dr. Dale Bratzler, University of Oklahoma chief COVID officer, said with a seven-day average of 11,118 cases, Oklahoma is seeing its highest average since the pandemic began.

OU COVID dashboard reports slight decrease in cases, fewer overall tests conducted
OU Daily

OU researchers aim to repurpose abandoned oil wells for geothermal energy
State Impact NPR

OU researchers aim to repurpose abandoned oil wells for geothermal energy
OLT News

Gov. Stitt searching for new OU regent
KFOR

Oklahoma doctors say we have not yet hit peak in COVID cases
KOKH

Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health and Dr. Mary Clarke, the President of Oklahoma State Medical Association, said we still haven't hit the peak in cases.

What COVID ‘herd immunity’ means now: Peering into a muddy crystal ball
The Gazette

The arrival of variants was quicker than many expected, said Aaron Wendelboe, a professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma’s Hudson College of Public Health. And before the delta wave had fully subsided, omicron arrived and began to rip through Colorado and the United States. Delta in particular surprised him, he said, with its severity and transmissibility.

Guest column: Oklahoma’s colleges of education respond to teacher shortages
Norman Transcript

Article co-written by Stacy Reeder who is the dean of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma.

OU researchers aim to repurpose abandoned oil and gas wells for geothermal energy
KOSU

Oklahoma breaks COVID hospitalizations records; omicron is dangerous for children, pediatricians warn
Tulsa World

Dr. Donna Tyungu, medical director of infection prevention and control at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, said COVID is a top 10 cause of death for children ages 11 and younger.

COVID-19 in Oklahoma: New cases, deaths, vaccine booster shots, omicron variant
KOCO

Dr. Dale Bratzler, OU Health's chief COVID-19 officer, told KOCO 5 we are playing with a different set of rules when it comes to the omicron variant. He said the omicron variant spreads faster than any other strain of coronavirus.

Travel nursing industry takes off as local hospitals deal with staffing shortages
KTUL

“It’s been a huge issue for us,” Dr. Bratzler said. “A lot of workforce has left routine employment and gone to staffing agencies or travelling nurses and other things where they're working a defined number of shifts."

Covid cases up 127% in Grady County
The Express Star

Thompson said COVID-19 experts at OU Health are projecting the pandemic will peak in about three weeks.

Medical school readiness program at OU Med helps minorities
Journal Record

OU Health joins national study in long-term COVID-19 effects
KOCO

When will COVID-19 cases peak in Oklahoma? Here’s what our sewage can tell us
The Oklahoman

Concentrations of the virus in sewage being monitored in several cities in Oklahoma have begun to plateau, though they’re still at very high levels, said Dr. Katrin Kuhn, a researcher with the University of Oklahoma's College of Public Health who is part of a team of scientists monitoring wastewater in Oklahoma. 

Oklahoma Health Experts Optimistic About Omicron Peak
KWTV

"I'm cautiously optimistic that we're seeing the cases start to trail off or not rise as rapidly," said Dr. Dale Bratzler.

Oklahoma health experts push to stop certain antibody treatments
KOCO

In Oklahoma and the U.S., 99% of new cases are the omicron variant. Dr. Dale Bratzler of OU Health said that it just makes sense to stop giving the treatments made by Regeneron and by Eli Lilly.

OU Chief COVID Officer urges vaccination as Oklahoma potentially approaches peak in cases
OU Daily

Great Resignation continues to reshape national, Oklahoma job market
Norman Transcript

The en masse trend of labor turnover amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, now known as “The Great Resignation,” is the result of re-examining the role of work in one’s life, University of Oklahoma graduate and organizational psychologist Anthony Klotz told CNBC earlier this month.

Horry school board member seeking state legislature seat in Surfside Beach
Myrtle Beach Online

In addition to serving on the county school board, Barnard previously served two terms on Horry County Council. He was elected to the school board in 2020. He has a degree in economics from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.

University of Oklahoma’s Young Choreographers’ Showcase features ‘Tendrils’ performance
The Oklahoman

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital facility dog program receives $1,000 donation from Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation
OU Daily

OU Health joins national study into long-term COVID-19 effects
KOKH

Oklahoma hits all-time record for COVID-19 hospitalizations
The Oklahoman

Whether a patient is hospitalized "with COVID" or "for COVID," the infections still pose a burden for health care workers, said Dr. Dale Bratzler, the chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma. 

OK lawmaker pushes to make unproven COVID treatments accessible despite doctor’s warnings
KTUL

Dahm's bill would give Oklahomans the choice to buy the drugs over the counter. It's an option Dr. Dale Bratzler with OU Health doesn't think is necessary. 

Zenoss Appoints Trent Fitz as Chief Marketing Officer
Associated Press

Prior to joining Zenoss, Fitz spent six years as an executive consultant for technology companies around the globe. Before that, he held executive positions at SailPoint, Trustwave and Mirage Networks. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. 

Tramel: Bob Stoops was OU’s first choice, but Brent Venables was right man for the job
The Oklahoman

OU SGA, Division of Student Affairs to host webinar to address proposed tuition, fees changes for students
OU Daily

Doctors warn against treatment misinformation, offer home guidance as COVID-19 hospitalizations crush records
Tulsa World

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the University of Oklahoma’s chief COVID officer, said much misinformation is out there about what works or doesn’t to treat the disease.

Health officials predict stealth omicron will reach OK
KFOR

Dr. Dale Bratzler, the chief COVID-19 officer at OU Health, explained that stealth omicron is a subvariant of the original omicron variant. So far, its been found in nearly half of U.S. states, including Oklahoma’s neighbor Texas.

Omicron could start to peak this week, says top Oklahoma doctors
KOKH

"It is slowly increasing," said Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief COVID-19 officer at OU Health. "I don't know that we've seen a big surge in new people getting vaccinated. And we're way below the average right now booster doses."

Blizzard buffets East Coast with deep snow, winds and flooding
Los Angeles Times

Much-warmer ocean waters “are certainly playing a role in the strengthening of the storm system and increased moisture available for the storm,” said Jason Furtado, a meteorology professor at the University of Oklahoma. “But it isn’t the only thing.”

New York Could Get Less Than Two Inches of Snow, or More Than a Foot. See the Odds Near You.
The New York Times

“You’re preparing people for what can be a pretty disruptive event, but also making them eagerly anticipate what could be a fun thing,” said Joe Ripberger, a professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma, who studies risk communication and has helped advise the National Weather Service. “There’s this double-edged sword.”

The Heat: Syria joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative
CGTN

Joshua Landis who is a chair professor and the director of the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Middle East Studies was invited to discuss the topic. 

Chemise Stancle focusing on student safety, more in run for NPS school board
Norman Transcript

Stancle, a mother to a Whittier Middle School student, is a University of Oklahoma graduate and works as a cosmetologist.