2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is one of ten recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal, the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community, has celebrated twenty years of institutions that make a difference for individuals, families and communities.

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Faculty Awards May 2014

  • Associate Professor Julia Abramson (Modern Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics) was awarded the Gimon Fellowship on French Political Economy, to work in the Gustave Gimon Collection and the Stanford University Libraries.
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School of Art & Art History Recognition

  • Professor Jonathan Hils (Art & Art History) was selected through a competitive jury process by the Paseo Arts Association to create and install a permanent sculpture in the Paseo Arts District paying tribute to the life and work of John L. Belt. The sculpture will be complete by early 2015 and a dedication ceremony will take place in March of 2015. 
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Student Recognition May 2014

Daniel Carlton (undergraduate student, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering) has been selected to be one of twelve participants in the 2014 Transatlantic Program-Young Technology Leaders: Aerospace Engineering & Aviation Technologies delegation in Germany this summer.

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New Books May 2014

  • University of Oklahoma Press published Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian: The Crime that Haunts America by Professor Gary Anderson (History) (January 1, 2014). 
  • University of Oklahoma Press published American Energy Policy in the 1970’s by Assistant Professor Robert Lifset (Honors College) (April 3, 2014).
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OU Pilot Program Advances Research in Arts & Humanities

A pilot program created by the Office of the Vice President for Research on the Norman campus supports dynamic and innovative research and creative activity projects proposed by faculty to advance scholarship focused on the arts, fine arts and humanities.

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Faculty Recognition May 2014

  • Professor Subhash Shah (Petroleum & Geological Engineering) was elected a Fellow by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the highest grade of membership.
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The Troubled Waters of Potosí

Research by Associate Professor Robert Nairn (Civil Engineering & Environmental Science) and students in the Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds Science focused on implementing ecological engineering solutions to metal-contaminated mine water problems in Bolivia.

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National Museum Medal for
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

In a White House ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 8, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma will be awarded the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community. The Institute for Museum and Library Services is honoring only five museums and five libraries nationwide with the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

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