Faculty Recognition April 2015

  • Marjorie P. Callahan (Associate Professor of Architecture) has been asked to serve on the National Council on Architectural Registration Board/Architectural Registration Exam Committee.
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Book Awards April 2015

Assistant Professor Lisa Funnell’s (Women’s and Gender Studies) book, Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star (SUNY Press 2014), won the Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work in Women’s Studies from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA).

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New Books April 2015

  • American Library Association published Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura Braunstein, Liorah Golomb (Associate Professor, Bizzell Library) (March 31, 2015).
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OU Physicists First to Create New Molecule with Record-Setting Dipole Moment

A proposed pathway to construct quantum computers may be the outcome of research by a University of Oklahoma physics team that has created a new molecule based on the interaction between a highly-excited type of atom known as a Rydberg atom and a ground-state atom.

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Student Recognition April 2015

  • Braden McDorman (Computer Science Senior) has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in the field of Computer and Information Science and Engineering - Robotics and Computer Vision. When he graduates from OU this spring, he will be attending graduate school at the University of Southern California, working under Professor Maja J. Matarić.
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International Team Discovers Strong Association Between Lifestyles of Indigenous Communities and Gut Microbial Ecologies

An international team of researchers that includes the University of Oklahoma has discovered a strong association between the lifestyles of indigenous communities and their gut microbial ecologies (gut microbiome), a study that may have implications for the health of all people.

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SSAR Student Poster Awards Named for Victor Hutchison

The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) Board of Directors recently decided to name its annual awards for the best student posters presented at its meetings in honor of Victor H. Hutchison, the George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma.

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OU Engineering Researcher Reshapes Military Communications

Professor Jessica Ruyle (Electrical and Computer Engineering) is improving communication abilities for soldiers in the field by literally reshaping how they transmit communications.

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Driving Toward the Goal With the Aspire 2020 Second Half Kick Off
Aspire 2020: The Second-Half Kick Off is built around 10 key goals that represent an outgrowth of the original Aspire 2020 discussions, as well as important advances made during the past five years. In many respects, the original Aspire 2020 vision can be seen as a beautiful image of the future, not yet in focus, and the Second Half Kickoff as a turning of the focus ring to bring clarity that allows us to be more specific in our goals and more purposeful in our approaches. The VPR Office will be meeting with each college leadership team during the coming weeks to overview details of the Second Half Kickoff, and then the faculty. As was the case five years ago, faculty involvement will be critical.

OU Announces New Faculty Leadership Academy and Inaugural Call for Applications.

The Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma Norman campus (including Norman campus programs at OU-Tulsa), invites applications for the inaugural class of the Faculty Leadership Academy (FLA). More information about the Academy, as well as the Application Form and Selection Procedures, may be found at the FLA web site.

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