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2009-03-11 08:35:00

Jokes are not merely a source of popular enjoyment and creativity; they also provide insights into how societies work and what people think. Humor is so powerful it can help shape geopolitical views worldwide, according to Professor Darren Purcell and his team from the University of Oklahoma in the US. Their study of humor including the analysis of two Achmed the Dead Terrorist skits, has recently been published online in Springer's GeoJournal. Humor is a powerful communications tool with...

2009-01-15 14:55:00

Expects to Nominate Four Directors at Gaylord's Upcoming Annual Meeting of Shareholders IRVING, Texas, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- TRT Holdings, Gaylord Entertainment Co.'s (NYSE: GET) largest shareholder, with beneficial ownership of 14.99% of outstanding common shares, today issued the following open letter to Gaylord shareholders. Robert Rowling, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TRT Holdings, said, "We believe that we can assist the Board and management team in their efforts to create...

2008-11-04 09:00:29

MEDSEEK, the leading provider of enterprise portal connectivity solutions, announced today that Oklahoma University (OU) Medicine has gone live in record time with MEDSEEK's consumer portal, in conjunction with a website strategy and design from MEDSEEK's e-Marketing Solutions team. "Since we launched the OU Medicine umbrella brand earlier this year, which encompasses OU Physicians, OU College of Medicine, OU Medical Center, and The Children's Hospital, it was important to increase patient...

2008-09-10 15:00:32

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marking one of the largest renewable energy commitments ever by a public university, the University of Oklahoma will achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2013 with the signing today of a wind power agreement with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company. OU will rank among the nation's top renewable-energy-purchasing universities in the country to commit to 100 percent renewable energy. "OU is proud to become a national role model for...

2008-09-10 00:00:26

Construction of the OU Cancer Institute at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Collings Hall addition and renovation and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Eugene B. Adkins Gallery Addition projects on the Norman campus will be discussed by the OU Board of Regents during its regular meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Claremore and Tulsa. The meeting will begin at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Stratton Taylor Library at Rogers State University in Claremore with items submitted by...

2008-08-13 15:01:02

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbis Education has announced the launch of a new collaborative accelerated nursing program in the city of Glendale, California, in conjunction with the University of Oklahoma, San Diego State University and Glendale Adventist Medical Center. This is the second program of its kind from Orbis, with the first being launched a year ago in San Diego, California. The expansion of the program to Glendale allows students in the Los Angeles area to earn an...

2008-08-06 18:00:38

Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the following series of revenue bonds issued by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC or the university): --$45,820,000 tax-exempt series 2008A --$25,375,000 federally taxable series 2008B The series 2008A and 2008B bonds (the bonds), which are issued under OUHSC's revenue financing system (RFS), will fund a significant portion of the costs associated with...

2008-08-04 06:00:10

By The Norman Transcript, Okla. Aug. 4--The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Public Health recently announced the schedule of Public Health Grand Rounds, which are free and open to the public. --Aug. 26, Robert S. Mannel, Rainbolt Family Chair in Cancer, Professor and Chairman, Department of OB/GYN, College of Medicine, OU HSC, and Director, OU Cancer Institute, will present "The Future for Cancer Care and Prevention in Oklahoma." Light lunch will be served 11:30...

2008-08-03 12:00:31

By April Marciszewski, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 3--It's about caring for the entire community, not just individual patients. It's about harnessing the altruism of first-year medical and physician assistant students before the hard work of school wears them down. It's about walking down the street from a hospital, as University of Oklahoma-Tulsa President Dr. Gerry Clancy did almost 15 years ago in Iowa, and taking medical care to a homeless shelter full of people with mental illnesses....

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2008-08-03 10:30:00

When competitors are around, male Atlantic mollies try to hide their top mate choice, reveals a new study published online on July 31st in Current Biology, a Cell Press journal. They feign disinterest in females after onlookers enter the scene. What's more, after encountering a rival, the tricky males direct their first sexual advances toward females that really aren't their first pick. Male mollies are known to copy other males' mate choices, the researchers noted. "I find it particularly...


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