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The far-reaching psychological cost of wildfire smoke

According to a new study, wildfire smoke in Southeast Asia significantly affects people’s moods, especially when the fires occur in neighboring countries. Dr. Rui Du, an assistant professor of economics at the Spears School of Business, teamed with colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to study the impact of windblown smoke plumes on public sentiment as expressed on social media.
Spears student graduating at 19, next stop: law school

Wed, Apr 27, 2022

Joe Stone may not know what to do when he wakes up Sunday, May 8. For the first time in nearly two years, the Spears School of Business economics major won’t begin his day concerned with his latest homework assignment, when his next big project is due or if he’s studied enough for his next test.

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Spears Business, United WE unveil research on the Status of Women in Oklahoma

Wed, Apr 27, 2022

The Spears School of Business and United WE, a non-partisan nonprofit organization, released today a year-long study examining women’s economic status in Oklahoma and to highlight areas of possible action to economically empower women and their families.

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Business Groundbreakers: Mary Logan

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

For Mary Logan, the world beyond Lawton, Oklahoma, seemed like such a big place though she hadn’t seen much of it when she arrived on the Oklahoma State University campus in 1969. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life, but she knew a world of opportunity awaited and that OSU could open the door for her.

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Pandemic and oil glut could cost Oklahoma 10,000 energy sector jobs

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

Oklahomans are feeling widespread pain because of the nation’s economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic and a resulting glut in the demand for oil. Economic recovery in the state will be slow through this summer and into the winter, according to economists at Oklahoma State University, who predict that as many as 10,000 jobs could be lost in the energy sector alone.

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