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New Regents Professors Appointed at OSU
 Two Oklahoma State University faculty members have been appointed Regents Professors by the Oklahoma State University A&M Board of Regents, effective July 1.    Dr. Girish Agarwal, Noble Foundation Chair and professor of physics, and Dr. Hailin Qu, professor and William E. Davis Distinguished Chair in Hotel and Restaurant Administration, received this honor.     The title of Regents Professor is bestowed to recognize a scholar or creative artist of exceptional ability who has achieved national and international distinction. A nominee must be recognized by colleagues, nationally and internationally, for past and current unique contributions and accomplishments in several areas within the discipline.         “Oklahoma State University is very pleased to appoint Dr. Agarwal and Dr. Qu as Regents Professors,” said Dr. Marlene Strathe, OSU provost and senior vice president. “Both have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments and made significant contributions to their academic disciplines. We are indeed pleased to have these outstanding faculty members as part of our university community.”       Agarwal joined the OSU faculty in 2004 and has held visiting professorships and visiting fellowships at numerous universities. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Grakhpur, his M.Sc. degree from Banaras Hindu University and his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.     Among his honors are the Humboldt Research Award in Germany in 1997, the Einstein Medal of the Optical and Quantum Electronics Society in 1994, the Third World Academy of Sciences Prize in Physics in 1994, The Max-Born Award of the Optical Society of America in 1988, and the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award in Physical Sciences for 1982 from the government of India.     His research interests are various branches of optical and laser physics, atomic physics that borderlines optical physics, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, stochastic processes, and foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum information science.     Agarwal is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, of the Indian Academy of Sciences in Bangalore, of the Indian National Science Academy in New Delhi, of the Optical Society of America, and of the Third Word Academy of Sciences.     Qu joined the OSU faculty in 1999. He received his B.S. degree in hotel and restaurant management from Northern Arizona University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in hospitality and tourism management from Purdue University.     He received the Regents Distinguished Research Award in 2005, and was the recipient of the Marguerite Scruggs Award for Meritorious Research in 2004. He was presented with the Student Recognition of Excellence in Advising Award in 1998 and 1999.          His research interests are consumer behavior and marketing, service quality management, destination image and branding, and economic impact and demand. He has served on the editorial boards or as a reviewer for numerous journals.     Qu holds memberships in the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education, Travel and Tourism Research Association, The International Association of Travel Research and Marketing Professionals, and the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association.
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OSU Board Approves Promotions on Campuses
The Oklahoma State University Board of Regents/A&M approved promotions in academic rank for faculty members at the campuses in Stillwater, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, effective July 1. On the Stillwater campus, associate professors who received promotion to professors were James B. Morgan, animal science; Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, plant and soil sciences; Linda Austin, English; John R. te Velde, foreign languages; Michael F. Logan, history; Weiping Li, mathematics; David J. Wright, mathematics; Rolf A. Prade, microbiology and molecular genetics; Thomas M. Lanners, music; Albert T. Rosenberger, physics; Alhua Xie, physics; Thomas Shriver, sociology; Kevin M. Currier, economics and legal studies; Goutam Chakraborty, marketing; Nigel R. Jones, architecture; Hongbing Lu, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Prabhakar R. Pagilla, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Glenn A. Muske, design, housing and merchandising; Anne M. Prestamo, library.   Receiving promotions from assistant professor to associate professor, which confer tenure, were Udaya E. DeSilva, animal science; Christina A. DeWitt, animal science; Paul Weckler, biosystems and agricultural engineering; Haobo Jiang, entomology and plant pathology; Nurhan T. Dunford, plant and soil sciences; Mark A. White, art; Gerald F. Schoenknecht, botany; Toni Graham, English; Todd Halihan, geology; James O. Puckette, geology; David M. Dandrea, history; Babu Z. Fathepure, microbiology and molecular genetics; Shelia M. Kennison, psychology; Thad R. Leffingwell, psychology; Beth S. Caniglia, sociology; Stephanie A. Monks, statistics; Kevin G. Otos, theatre; Joseph R. Bidwell, zoology; Meredith J. Hamilton, zoology; Ronald S. Harrist, applied health and educational psychology; John J. Phillips, architecture; Robert N. Emerson, civil and environmental engineering; Charlene A. Yauch, industrial engineering; Woo G. Kim, hotel and restaurant administration; Tay S. Kennedy, nutritional sciences; Cokie G. Anderson, library; Helen P. Clements, library; Seong M. Kim, library; Elizabeth A. Reiten, library.      Promoted from assistant to associate professor was Janet H. Ahrberg, library.      Reappointments as associate professor, conferring tenure, were awarded to Donald R. Herrmann, accounting; Weili Zhang, electrical and computer engineering; and Guangping Chen, physiological sciences.       Reappointment as assistant professor, action conferring tenure, was awarded to Kiem D. Ta, library. For OSU-Oklahoma City, promotions from assistant professor to associate professor, action conferring tenure, were awarded to Susan A. Thurber, nurse science; and to Edward L. Vezey, science. Reappointment as assistant professor, action conferring tenure, was awarded to Patricia R. Reaves, computer information systems/technology communication. Promoted from instructors to assistant professors were Diana C. Wolfe, computer information systems/technology communication; Karen D. Jobe, humanities; Melody A. Chambers, nurse science; Tracy L. Edwards, nurse science; Saundra D. Medrano, nurse science; Anna Nguyen, nurse science; and Larry W. Robinson, public safety.     For OSU-Center for Health Sciences, a promotion from associate professor to professor, was awarded to Richard H. Bost, psychiatry; and promotions from assistant professor to associate professor, action conferring tenure, were awarded to Doris K. Patneau, anatomy and cell biology; Stanley R. Sherman, family medicine; Fred J. Crapse Jr., surgery; Michael H. Whitworth, surgery. Robin N. Dyer was promoted from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor, osteo manipulative medicine.
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Jami Fullerton, Ph.D
Jami Fullerton earned her masters and doctorate degrees from the University of North Texas and received her BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to entering academe, she worked in the advertising industry in Dallas. Dr. Fullerton is on the faculty of the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Oklahoma State University, where she teaches undergraduate advertising and graduate level mass communication courses, including Mass Communication Theory and Research Methods. Dr. Fullerton's research interests include the portrayal of gender in advertising and cross-cultural communication. She has published studies in academic journals on international and ethnic advertising and advertising education. The College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University named her outstanding researcher in 2001. Dr. Fullerton, who is the recipient of one State Department grant and a participant in two others, often spends her summers abroad teaching conducting research on cross-cultural communication and media globalization. Currently she serves as the chair of the American Advertising Federation’s Academic Committee and is on the AAF Board of Directors. A native Oklahoman, Dr. Fullerton lives in Tulsa with her husband Sam Fullerton and daughter Helen. Contact Fullerton:
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Help your pets be free of fleas
Additional information: Dr. MacAllister is an equine and companion animal extension specialist who serves as director of Veterinary Continuing Education and Veterinary Extension in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. She received her DVM from Texas A&M University. MacAllister has represented the American Veterinary Medical Association by serving on a national commission on veterinary economic issues.  Media contact:  Derinda Lowe (405) 744-6740
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OCAST awards grants to three OSU professors
Dorothy Turetsky Daqing Piao Robert Matts Three researchers representing the Oklahoma State University system were recently awarded grants from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.   The grants, awarded through the Oklahoma Health Research program of OCAST, will fund these researchers’ projects for three years.  Recipients of the grants are Robert Matts and Daqing (Daching) Piao, both from the Stillwater campus, and Dorothy Turetsky, OSU-Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa. Matts, Ph.D., a biochemistry and molecular biology professor and researcher since 1985, is studying the Deleted-in-Breast Cancer-2 gene product and its relationship to cancer.  The genetics of this gene product suggest that it is a tumor suppressor protein.  This research will give a better understanding of how cancer arises and determine how mutations or deletions of the gene contribute to cancer. Piao, Ph.D., who came to OSU in August 2005 as a bioengineering specialist, is developing a method to better the identification of prostate cancer for more accurate biopsy by novel endoscopic near-infrared tomography approach that may be more tissue-specific than current methods.   Near infrared (NIR) tomography has been recognized as extremely sensitive to the increased microvessel density that occurs in tumor growth.  The results of this project could establish an entirely new endoscopic imaging device for cancer diagnosis. Turetsky, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry at OSU-Center for Health Sciences, has been awarded a three-year $135,000 grant to study a novel splice variant of the AMPA-type glutamate receptor.  Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and is involved in numerous brain functions ranging from breathing to cognition. AMPA receptor over-activation contributes to the neuronal damage that occurs in epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.  The new splice variant affects AMPA receptors in an unexpected way, and might lead to innovative, neuroprotective therapeutics.
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New Venture Serves Stakeholders
Charlotte Ownby retired from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 2006 only to begin a challenging new venture as director of the Electron Microscopy (EM) Laboratory at Venture I located within the Oklahoma Technology and Research Park.  She’ll continue the work that she began at OSU in 1977 and expand the services of the lab to new users outside the university.
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Parking permits go on sale today; OSU offers new options
Parking permits for the 2006-07 school year go on sale today and Oklahoma State University is offering a number of new options in response to historic growth that will transform our campus over the next several years.  It is quick and easy for students, faculty and staff to order parking permits online.  OSU Parking and Transit is introducing several options for faculty and staff who qualify for parking permits in the core university area.  Those options include carpooling, the BUS, and park-n-ride.   With the start of construction on the west end zone of Boone Pickens Stadium, OSU has announced several parking changes for the summer:  Lots surrounding Cordell Hall have been closed because of construction.  Those who normally park in that area can now park in expanded Staff parking in the lot directly south of the Boone Pickens Stadium (Lot 6).  This lot will remain open to faculty, staff or students with a valid OSU Parking Permit during the summer semester.  Student lots (green, silver, maroon, and orange) will also be used as overflow lots during the summer for anyone holding a valid permit. This policy will continue until one week before school resumes.  During summer months OSU Transit Services is running modified on-campus bus schedules using the Gold Route.  Updated maps are available online.    On-line STUDENT permits are only available to students who are enrolled for the fall semester and have a cleared bursar account. In-coming freshman must be enrolled and have a housing assignment on file in order to purchase on-line parking permits.  To order your parking permit, check out the new parking options, view a campus map, or find other details, go to
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OSU alum debuts Sunday on "Treasure Hunters"
OSU alumnus Keith Brown will make his debut on network television this Sunday (June 18) on NBC’s new reality series, “Treasure Hunters.”
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Engineering students nationwide travel to OSU for the ASCE concrete canoe competition
Mix 23 teams of civil engineering students from the nation’s top schools with hundreds of pounds of concrete and thousands of hours of labor. Stir for 12 months and then bake for three days in the hot Oklahoma sun. What do you get? The ‘America’s Cup of Civil Engineering,’ that’s what.
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New book by OSU professor asserts U.S. erred in shutting down the "Brand America" ad campaign
The U.S. government missed an opportunity to improve America’s image in the Arab and Muslim world when it shut down the 2002 “Brand America” public diplomacy television advertising campaign, according to a new book written by Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Jami Fullerton, and her colleague from Southern Methodist University, Dr. Alice Kendrick.
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