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Current Issue: March 19, 2021
Wang, Galizia Recognized as Influential Researchers
Two University of Oklahoma engineering faculty members are recipients of the American Chemical Society’s 2021 Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Influential Researcher Award.
Bin Wang, associate professor, and Michele Galizia, assistant professor, in the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, Gallogly College of Engineering, were nominated as thought leaders in chemical engineering/applied chemistry whose work has been noteworthy, creative and significant.
3D Implants in 3 Minutes: OU Engineering Student Recognized for Thesis Video Presentation
With just three minutes to present his research on 3D printed implants, University of Oklahoma graduate student Ali Rassi has risen to the occasion.
Rassi, a master’s student in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was recently named the overall winner of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools’ regional Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition for his video presentation on 3D printed implants – a technique that may ultimately help those with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or other joint health issues. Rassi’s video also was one of three videos that was selected to be aired publicly at the competition.
Corix Plains Institute Research Used Radar to Show Effects of Artificial Lights on Grasshoppers
The expansion of artificial night lights globally has had important impacts on animal behavior and health, recent studies have shown. A study led by a research team at the University of Oklahoma on the effects of bright city lighting on grasshoppers will appear in the next issue of the journal Biology Letters.
OU Chemistry Professor Named to List of 12 Texas Women Who Made History
Donna Nelson, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma, recently was named to the University of Texas-Austin’s listing of 12 Texas women who made history.
Book of Poetry by OU English Professor Receives 2021 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work
A book of poetry by a professor of English at the University of Oklahoma on March 22 was honored recently with the 2021 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry.
The 52nd NAACP Image Awards will air at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, on CBS, BET Her, VH1, MTV, MTV2 and LOGO.
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers received the award for her collection of poems, The Age of Phillis (Wesleyan University Press, 2020), which is based upon 15 years of archival research on the life and times of Phillis Wheatley Peters, a formerly enslaved African person who in 1773 became the first Black American woman to publish a book. The Age of Phillis was long-listed for the 2020 National Book Award in Poetry, is the finalist for the 2021 PEN/Volcker Award and the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry, and was chosen as the “common read” for the Society of Early Americanists for the academic year of 2020-2021.