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OU celebrates the power of the presidency
Amid a backdrop of this year’s heated election campaigns, OU students examined how presidential leadership affects society and democracy through the “Celebrating Liberal Arts: Presidential Leadership” initiative.

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Studio art graduates exhibit work at MBAG
As the capstone event for the first graduating class of OU’s new Studio Art program, students displayed their work at Meadow Brook Art Gallery for “Debut,” a first-ever undergraduate thesis exhibition. The display, held April 16-May 16, featured an opening reception and artists’ talk.

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New interim dean appointed
John Tower has been appointed interim dean of the School of Business Administration. Tower replaced John Gardner, former SBA dean, who accepted a position as dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of New Orleans.

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Faculty and student invent system for ‘bionic nose’
A research project that emerged from an OU electrical engineering class may have a major impact on future environmental safety and protection measures. Master’s student Jacob Allen and Professor of Engineering Hoda S. Abdel-Aty-Zohdy teamed with Robert Ewing of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio to develop a prototype computer for an “electronic nose,” which has the capacity for 1,024 sensor inputs and can be used to detect a nearly unlimited number of odors.

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Recognizing visionary leadership
On Oct. 27, the School of Education and Human Services brought faculty, staff, alumni, friends and students together to recognize and honor professor emeritus Harry Hahn, his family and other distinguished leaders of SEHS for their visionary gifts, talents and accomplishments.

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Boost your spirits on Healthy Spirit Day
OU’s School of Health Sciences, together with Campus Recreation and University Human Resources, will host a Healthy Spirit Day Nov. 10 at OU's Recreation Center. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

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New advisory board created
Health Sciences has established a new advisory board that will provide input on programming, special events, fund raising and the overall long term strategic direction for the school. The new board is comprised of health care professionals and local business leaders.

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SON expands program choices
To meet the demand for highly sought-after nursing professionals, OU’s School of Nursing introduced three new programs: RN/MSN Degree Completion (also offered at Macomb University Center), Master of Science in Nursing Adult Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Accelerated Second Degree BSN.

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Director honored as ‘diversity champion’
The Race Relations and Diversity Task Force of the Birmingham/Bloomfield area honored Jude Nixon, professor of English and director of The Honors College, as a “Diversity Champion." The task force, sponsored by the Community House in Birmingham, promotes respect and inclusion for all people and works to build and maintain an open community that overcomes racism, prejudice and discrimination.

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