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2014-03-14 20:20:34

Price College of Business Energy Institute at OU hosts energy leaders NORMAN, Okla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thought leaders from the energy industry will meet on the University of Oklahoma's Norman campus next month to discuss the global and domestic impact of a steadily increasing U.S. energy supply. The Price College of Business Energy Institute at OU will serve as host for the second annual Energy Symposium on Thursday, April 10. "We are experiencing a time of...

2014-01-23 12:24:24

NORMAN, Okla., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Oklahoma Price College of Business began offering an Executive MBA in Energy (EMBA) this month. Created by the Energy Institute within the Price College of Business, the program allows students to learn primarily online with three weeklong in-person residencies, the first of which participants just completed in Norman. "After nearly three years in development, it was rewarding to meet the students who selected...

2013-11-07 13:48:10

The University of Oklahoma Natural Products Discovery Group has taken an unconventional approach to finding new compounds with therapeutic relevance by launching a crowdsourcing initiative with citizen scientists from around the country. With this approach, OU researchers team with the public to sample soils from all across the United States for the purpose of identifying new microorganisms that produce drug-like compounds. This effort recently led to the discovery of maximiscin, a unique...

2013-10-30 12:27:51

OU now offering courses taught by university professors to anyone around the world NORMAN, Okla., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The face of education is quickly evolving. Edudemic, a leading education technology site, reported in a worldwide study that within three years, 43 percent of schools would offer online interactive courses available to anyone around the world with 84 percent saying they believe these online courses complement residential education. Over the last year, the...

2013-10-28 20:24:56

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine how different the lives of so many would be if diabetes were cured and the billions of dollars in annual health care costs that could be saved. Finding that cure was the impetus for establishing the $250,000 Harold Hamm International Prize for Biomedical Research in Diabetes, awarded for the first time today by the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma. The inaugural recipient, Dr. Peter H. Bennett, is an...

2013-07-03 15:07:08

A University of Oklahoma-developed theory provides the rationale for the next-generation particle accelerator—the International Linear Collider. The discovery of the Higgs boson at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva Switzerland this past year prompted particle physicists to look ahead to the development of the ILC, an electron-positron collider designed to measure in detail all the properties of the newly discovered Higgs particle. Howard Baer, professor in the OU...

2013-06-13 16:25:27

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, the University of Oklahoma's Keilani Ricketts (San Jose, Calif.), has received the Honda Sports Award for softball and becomes a finalist for the 2013 Honda Cup. The Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) will present the Honda Cup live on ESPNU, June 24 at the USC Galen Center Founders Room in Los Angeles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111209/LA20211LOGO) "It's an amazing honor to represent my...

2013-04-19 19:20:47

Fishes account for over half of vertebrate species, but while groups such as mammals, birds and reptiles have been fairly well understood by scientists for decades, knowledge about relationships among many types of fishes was essentially unknown — until now. A team of scientists led by Richard Broughton, associate professor of biology at the University of Oklahoma, published two studies that dramatically increase understanding of fish evolution and their relationships. They...

2012-09-18 02:28:35

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and OU Physicians, Oklahoma's largest physician group with more than 560 doctors, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in Oklahoma. The agreement includes four MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics open seven days a week inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Edmond, Moore, Mustang and...

2012-06-18 10:20:08

LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) confirmed today Brittney Griner of Baylor University, Teresa Noyola of Stanford University, and Keilani Ricketts of the University of Oklahoma have been named the Top Three finalists for the 36th Annual Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious Honda Cup, to be announced live on ESPNU on Saturday, June 23 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. (Logo:...