Eve Ringsmuth spent her early years in a single-parent home, where her mom was determined to provide her with the same opportunities others enjoyed.

“I think she was from that generation where feminism was really coming into its own with more women entering the workforce,” Ringsmuth said. “For example, I remember participating in Take a Girl to Work Day with my mom and a few other people.”

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During his freshman year of high school in the state of Washington, Joseph Haley took a class in physics. Despite many warnings from friends and mentors about its difficulty, he took the challenge.

“You have to have a really solid math background to get into physics, but that was a moment in my life when it just clicked,” Haley explained. “I took that physics class and just took to it like a duck to water. I’m extremely lucky in the sense that I knew that’s what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.”

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On Monday, November 5, Dr. Charles I. Abramson of the Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University will be inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. This honor comes on the heels of his induction into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame on Sept. 29. These are only the latest accolades of Abramson’s distinguished 25-year career at OSU. Prior to coming here, Abramson was tenured at the State University of New York Health Science Center.

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Oklahoma State University associate chemistry professor Jimmie Weaver enthusiastically describes his work building synthetic molecules as “elegant,” “remarkable” and “robust.” His descriptions characterize the properties of molecules he’s made in the laboratory that are building blocks of many of the most successful pharmaceuticals and other chemical products. From that enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial spirit, a business was born. 

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Farida Jalalzai had chaired the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Department of Political Science for two years when she came to Oklahoma State University for a non-administrative position in August 2015. Thanks to a recent promotion, she is now head of OSU’s Department of Political Science.

Jalalzai served as interim department head from July 2017 to July 2018, when she accepted the promotion. She is excited to utilize her experience at both universities to oversee what she calls a “moment of reflection” for the Department.

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Many people oversimplify the concept of geography, thinking of it as memorizing maps. Speak with Alyson Greiner, head of the Department of Geography, and she will explain how much more interesting it is than that.

For example, as a cultural historical geographer, she specializes in the similarities and differences between America and Australia. She is fascinated by the ways Oklahoma’s landscape changed as a part of the New Deal projects during the Great Depression, including eradicating malaria. She even explains the northward migration of the sweet-tea line – the prevalence of that drink has historically been one way to differentiate the South from its neighboring regions, but that boundary is moving, or at least blurring, of late.

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As a young undergraduate student, Dr. Ramesh Kaipa had a very different plan for his life. “I had intended on becoming a medical doctor,” Kaipa said, “but I’m glad that I chose this profession.”

According to Kaipa, one of the great challenges in speech/language pathology and audiology is that it is largely seen as a female-oriented profession. His graduating class, he explains, was nearly 90-percent female.

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