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Current Issue: September 25, 2020
Bill Nye demonstrates why wearing masks protects people from COVID-19
Scientist Bill Nye is urging everyone to wear a mask in the fight to stop the coronavirus. He says it is "literally a matter of life and death." Nye joins "CBS This Morning" to give a live demonstration of why masks work.
OU Research uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Preeclampsia Risk
Talayeh Razzaghi, an assistant professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, OU Gallogly College of Engineering, is leading a project using machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to predict when pregnant women may have increased risk of preeclampsia.
OU Researchers Investigate the Equity of Faculty Evaluations
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships on the OU Norman campus recently funded eleven short-term projects that position OU faculty and their collaborators to effectively compete for significant external funding opportunities related to the impact of social inequities on knowledge creation and dissemination.
OU-Led Study Expands Understanding of Ecological Factors Driving Microbial Community Assembly in Response to Warming
Researchers from the OU Institute for Environmental Genomics and Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology lead a study that aims to better understand ecological community assembly mechanisms in response to climate warming.
“Understanding community assembly rules is a longstanding issue of ecologists,” said Jizhong Zhou, the director of the Institute for Environmental Genomics and a George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the OU College of Arts and Sciences. “We developed a novel framework to quantitatively infer community assembly mechanisms by phylogenetic bin-based null model analysis i.e., iCAMP.”
OU Names Two Senior Associate Vice Presidents for Research, Partnerships
Following the recommendations of an internal search committee, the University of Oklahoma has named two senior associate vice presidents for research and partnerships. Janet Ward, the Brammer Presidential Professor of History and the founding director of the OU Arts and Humanities Forum, joined the Office of the Vice President for research and Partnerships on Sept. 1. John Antonio, who previously served as interim dean for the Gallogly College of Engineering, will join the OVPRP following the execution of a transition plan with the GCoE. Antonio currently holds the Howard and Suzanne Kauffmann Chair and is a professor of computer science.
How Do Weather Forecasters Communicate Risk Before, During, and After Extreme Weather Events?
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma’s National Institute for Risk and Resilience, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, and the National Severe Storms Lab recently conducted a transdisciplinary experiment exploring the effect of social and behavioral data on how weather forecasters communicate risk before, during, and after extreme weather events.