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Friday, October 4, 2019

News and Notes

 

United Way Campaign Kicks Off to Support Stronger Communities

The University of Oklahoma is teaming up with the United Way to help build stronger communities in Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Donations help improve education, strengthen financial stability and advance community-based and community-led solutions. Read more

 

OU Joins Consortium for the History of Science

OU has joined the national Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, an organization founded in 2007 that helps make member institutions’ collections and resources more broadly available for global research. It awards fellowships for researchers, produces public and academic events, and provides online resources for teaching, learning, and research. Read more


Provost's Office Calls for Presidential Dream Course Proposals

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost seeks proposals for Presidential Dream Courses for 2020-21. This program enables faculty to bring scholars and world-renowned experts to campus to interact with OU students and give public lectures to the community. Proposals are due to the Provost's Office by December 18, 2019. Learn more

Featured Academic Events


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Monday, October 7


Janet Olney and Dave Kube Exhibition Opening

When: October 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Fred Jones Center, Lightwell Gallery

Works by visiting artists Janet Olney and Dave Kube will be on exhibit from October 7 through November 1. Kube’s Counter Encounter will fuse elements of photography and design, while Olney’s The Persistence of Space presents paintings as both image and object. The public is invited to both the exhibit and opening reception. There will be an artist gallery talk beginning at 4:30pm. For more information, contact Regan Scherier at regan@ou.edu or visit the website
 

Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity

When: October 7, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Where: Bizzell Memorial Library, Community Room (LL118)

Dr. Katherine Shaner (Wake Forest University School of Divinity) will present a lecture, "Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity," based on her book of the same name. Enslaved persons were ubiquitous in the first- and second-century CE Roman Empire, but the implications of enslaved presence in religious practices are under-examined in early Christian and Roman History. Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity argues that enslaved persons' roles in civic and religious activities were contested in many religious groups through ancient cities, including communities connected with Paul's legacy. For more information, contact Lee Green at leegreen-hall@ou.edu


And Then They Came For Us Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

When: October 7, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Where: College of Law, Dick Bell Courtroom

And Then They Came For Us screening and panel discussion with Dr. Karen Korematsu, Civil Rights Activist and daughter of Fred Korematsu, and Don Tamaki, Attorney for Mr. Korematsu. Reception to follow. Register online. For more information, contact Joseph Thai at thai@ou.edu

Tuesday, October 8


Ultra-Low Switching Energy Memories to Artificial Neurons

When: October 8, 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: Gallogly Hall, Room 126

Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering and The School of Computer Science Seminar Series Presents T. Venky Venkatesan, who is the Director of the Nano Institute at the National University of Singapore (NUSNNI). He is also the founder and chairman of Neocera, a company specializing in the area of pulsed laser deposition and magnetic field imaging systems. View the flyer to read an abstract of this talk. For more information, contact Cherie Hudson at cheriehudson@ou.edu


Dance for Parkinson's

When: October 8, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Where: Reynolds Performing Arts Center, Room 2002

The University of Oklahoma School of Dance has begun offering dance classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners. These classes are free and offered in the state-of-the-art dance studios in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center from 1:00-2:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, contact Kathleen Redwine at kredwine@ou.edu or visit the website
 

3D Scanning 101

When: October 8, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Bizzell Memorial Library, Innovation @ the EDGE

3D Scanning is an incredible technology that is used to scan real-world objects or environments and translates them into digital three-dimensional models. This workshop will help you understand the basics of 3D scanning, what types of 3D scanners the library works with, and how to leverage this technology for academic use. No previous experience is required to attend. This workshop is open to the public. Register online. For more information, contact OU Libraries at libpr@ou.edu
 

Strategies of Human Mating


A Presidential Dream Course Public Lecture

When: October 8, 7:00pm
Where: Sam Noble Museum Auditorium 

Humans have evolved multiple mating strategies, including long-term committed mating, casual sex, infidelity, mate poaching, and sexual exploitation. David Buss (University of Texas) will present empirical evidence bearing on evolution-based hypotheses about the complexities of human mating strategies. Dr. Buss is an evolutionary psychologist whose research foci include mate choice, attraction, jealousy, and love. This lecture is being held in conjunction with the Presidential Dream Course, "Evolution and Society." View the flyer. For more information, contact Brian Kemp at bmkemp@ou.edu.

Wednesday, October 9


The Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series presents the Newman US-China Poetry Dialogue

When: October 9, 10:30am-12:00pm
Where: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Sandy Bell Gallery

The US-China Poetry Dialogue brings Chinese and American poets together to discuss the state of poetry, literature, and art in the US and China. The dialogue explores the role of the arts in cross-cultural communication and understanding. Chinese poets and critics who will be present for this public conversation include Shu Ting, Zang Di, Yuan Tian, Chen Zongyi, Sun Xiaoya, and Yang Dongbiao. American poets and writers participating in the dialogue include M.L. Martin, Kyle Schlesinger, Glenn Mott, Kimberly Wieser, and Simon Hahn. For more information, contact Timothy Bradford at timothy.bradford@ou.edu or visit the Facebook event page.
 

Office of Research Services Training Session for College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

When: October 9, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Where: Ellison Hall, Room 220

The Office of Research Services will facilitate a training session focused on Pre-Award and Post-Award Services, along with updates on the reorganization of both. We will also provide information about internal funding programs offered through the Office of the Vice President for Research and where to find internal deadlines for limited submission programs. For more information, contact Cassie Zaccarelli-Fleischman at cassiezacc@ou.edu
 

Sound Power


A Presidential Dream Course Public Lecture

When: October 9, 1:30pm
Where: Gaylord Auditorium

The sound all around us has power to attract, persuade, and to compel emotions from the listener. Stan Heist will discuss the science of sound and how the sound of even the smallest of things is a powerful tool of storytelling. This lecture is being held in conjunction with the Presidential Dream Course, "The Listening Project." View the flyer. For more information, contact Julie Jones at juliejones@ou.edu.
 

The Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series presents the Newman US-China Poetry Reading

When: October 9, 6:30pm reception; 7:00pm readings
Where: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Chinese poets Shu Ting, Zang Di, Yuan Tian, Chen Zongyi, Sun Xiaoya, and Yang Dongbiao will read their work, and American poets M.L. Martin, Kyle Schlesinger, Glenn Mott, and Kimberly Wieser will also read their work for us. The US-China Poetry Dialogue brings Chinese and American poets together to discuss the state of poetry, literature, and art in the US and China. The dialogue explores the role of the arts in cross-cultural communication and understanding. Come early for the 6:30pm reception with live music and refreshments! For more information, contact Timothy Bradford at timothy.bradford@ou.edu or visit the Facebook event page.

Thursday, October 10


Community Conversation: Undoing Racism

When: October 10, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Oklahoma Memorial Union, Scholars Room

Renea Butler King will be discussing ways to undo racism and the ideas and concepts we have learned surrounding race. For more information, contact Teara Lander at 325-7687 or visit the website
 

Another Frontier: Frederic Remington's East

When: October 10, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium

Mark Thistlethwaite, Ph.D. (Kay and Velma Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University) will deliver a public lecture titled, "Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East." The illustrated lecture is open to the public with no admission charge and is presented by the OU School of Visual Arts’ Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West as part of the Merkel Family Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series. For more information, contact Sharon Burchett at russellcenter@ou.edu or visit the website
 

The Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series presents Kyle Schlesinger

When: October 10, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Oklahoma Memorial Union, Associates Room

Kyle Schlesinger, the author of more than 20 books of poetry and criticism, runs Cuneiform Press, a nonprofit literary organization specializing in poetry, typography, artists’ books, and music, and directs the Graduate Program in Publishing at University of Houston-Victoria. Recent books of poetry include Sydney Omarr’s Wild Children, with the artist Flynn Maria Bergann (Further Other Book Works, 2017); Far and Away (Textile Series, 2017); and Let’s Drift (CL Press, 2017). For more information, contact Timothy Bradford at timothy.bradford@ou.edu or visit the Facebook event page
 

OU Jazz Concert

When: October 10, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Catlett Music Center, Sharp Concert Hall

The OU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jay Wilkinson will play classic titles. For more information, contact the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 325-4101. 

Friday, October 11 

 

Center for Literary Studies Working Group on Literary Criticism: Surface Reading

When: October 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Dunham College, Private Dining Room (E107)

The Center for Literary Studies (CLS) Working Group meets to discuss brief readings on a salient topic in literary criticism/theory. For readings or more information, contact Daniela Garofalo at dg@ou.edu or visit the Facebook page
 

Navigating the National Institutes of Health Proposal Submission Process

When: October 11, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Where: Five Partners Place, Room 3201

The Office of Research Services (ORS) will facilitate this workshop to provide faculty with an understanding of the common requirements and process of submitting an NIH proposal. This workshop will include information about agency guidelines, the review process, talking with NIH, funding announcements, internal permission/process to submit a proposal, and required forms/files for common NIH applications. Register online. For more information, contact Cindy Clark at cgclark@ou.edu
 

Cabaret

When: October 11, 8:00pm-10:00pm
Where: Fine Arts Center, Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

University Theatre invites you to the Tony award-winning musical Cabaret! Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the garish Master of Ceremonies, expatriate entertainer Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd to leave their troubles outside. This production contains adult content. Directed by Lyn Cramer. Tickets are available for purchase at theatre.ou.edu. For more information, contact the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 325-4101 or visit the website

Weekend Events


Cabaret

When: Saturday, October 12, 8:00pm and Sunday, October 13, 3:00pm
Where: Fine Arts Center, Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

University Theatre invites you to the Tony award-winning musical Cabaret! Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the garish Master of Ceremonies, expatriate entertainer Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd to leave their troubles outside. This production contains adult content. Directed by Lyn Cramer. Tickets are available for purchase at theatre.ou.edu. For more information, contact the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 325-4101 or visit the website

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