Dunlap 3387Oklahoma State University sociologist Riley Dunlap has been appointed the American Sociological Association’s lead representative to work with the Social Sciences Coordinating Committee (SSCC) of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) to strengthen the use of social science perspectives in the federal government’s research on climate change. 

f jenniferOklahoma State University Professor of Art, Dr. Jennifer Borland, will present recent research into medieval folding almanacs as part of the Art History Roundtable Series at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3, in Room 104 of the Bartlett Center. The presentation is open to the public.

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Two representatives from Oklahoma State University recently visited the White House to contribute to a workshop on the Obama Administration’s Promise Zones initiative, which provides federal support to local leaders in high poverty urban, rural, and tribal communities across the country. 

Towner webThe National Science Foundation has awarded a researcher at Oklahoma State University a $203,000 grant to study the impact early hardships had on fertility among American Indian women in historical Oklahoma. The project will also explore how fertility patterns varied, depending on tribal nation and place of residence within Oklahoma. 

niblack scholars resizedThe Niblack Research Scholars program at Oklahoma State University has opened the doors of cutting-edge research for undergraduates for 13 years. This year, 14 OSU undergraduate students are receiving $8,000 scholarships and the opportunity to conduct supervised research as 2016-17 Niblack Research Scholars. The annual program is funded by OSU alumnus John Niblack and his wife, Heidi Niblack.

McMaster. Terra Cognitum resizeThe OSU Museum of Art is pleased to introduce From the Belly of Our Being: art by and about Native creation on view from Sept. 27, 2016 through Jan. 28, 2017.

For Indigenous people, culture is often passed to a new generation through oral traditions and the retelling of tribal narratives, including tribal creation stories. It is here that we find the stories of women who made the world. In From the Belly of Our Being, 20 contemporary artists – and Native women – explore how the feminine forces in their tribal creation stories continue to inform the ideals of feminine behavior and gendered roles.