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OU Team Develops New Formulation to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Charles Rice, OU chemistry professor, conducts an experiment in his laboratory at the Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center on the OU Research Campus

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma team of chemists has developed a new antibiotic formulation to fight the sometimes deadly staph infection caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus or MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant infectious bacteria. 

 

 

 

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OU Astrophysicists Detect Most Luminous Diffuse Gamma-Ray Emission

Arp 220

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma team has detected for the first time the most luminous gamma-ray emission from a galaxy--the merging galaxy Arp 220 is the nearest ultraluminous infrared galaxy to Earth, and it reveals the hidden extreme energetic processes in galaxies. 

 

 

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OU History of Science Students Write More than Term Papers

NORMAN – In a classroom experiment that has 41 University of Oklahoma students participating in a massive science communications exercise, students don’t cite Wikipedia, they write it. OU students have contributed 85,500 words to 63 Wikipedia articles related to the fascinating history of science during the Cold War. So far, those articles have been read by 269,000 people. Read More

Max Westheimer Air Traffic Control Tower Named Recipient of National Award

NORMAN – Max Westheimer Air Traffic Control Tower at the University of Oklahoma is being honored as the 2016 recipient of the Willie F. Card Contract Tower Service Award. Read More

OU Center Examines How Genomic Information Impacts Medical Care of Native American Communities

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma Center on American Indian and Alaska Native Genomic Research will examine the impact of genomic information on American Indian and Alaska Native communities and health care systems. Read More

OU REGENTS’ ALUMNI AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED TO FOURTEEN INDIVIDUALS

NORMAN – Fourteen exceptional University of Oklahoma alumni and friends will receive Regents’ Alumni Awards for their dedication and service to OU in a ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 13, on the Norman campus. Read More

KEY OU SUPPORTERS RECOGNIZED AT MAY REGENTS’ MEETING

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced that Judi and David Proctor of Dallas have been inducted into OU’s Seed Sower Society, a distinguished group of donors whose support of the University has reached $1 million or more. The announcement was made at the May meeting of the OU Board of Regents. Read More

OU PRESIDENT DAVID L. BOREN HONORED BY THE DIALOGUE INSTITUTE

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren is receiving tonight the Leadership Award from the Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City and will be honored this evening at the Institute’s 12th Annual Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony.  Read More