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OSU hosts First Nations Day, highlighting importance of Native American students

Oklahoma State University hosted the inaugural First Nations Day on Thursday, an event for high school students to learn how OSU is a national leader in developing Native American college graduates.
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OSU alumna works through film industry, earns job in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Fri, Oct 20, 2023

Amy Higdon paid her dues on indie films to give the burgeoning movie costume designer the experience she needed to become an asset on larger projects, including 2023’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

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Novo Nordisk donates $3.5M to OSU to fund indigenous health initiative

Wed, Jul 26, 2023

The Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy (CIHRP) at OSU Center for Health Sciences recently received a $3.5 million donation from Novo Nordisk Inc., to fund the Indigenous Foodways and Health Initiative. The funds will support indigenous food systems and practices that strengthen language revitalization and access to traditional foods.

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OSU alumna receives 2021 National Humanities Medal

Thu, Mar 23, 2023

Henrietta Mann was recognized by President Joe Biden on March 21 during an East Room ceremony in the White House. She was one of 12 recipients to receive this honor, surrounded by fellow writers, historians, educators and activists.

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OSU psychology professor studying perception of Native communities

Fri, Oct 21, 2022

When studying health trends in a community, it’s easy to focus on the bad things and areas that need improvement. While fixing those problem areas does work, Dr. Ashley Cole, is hoping to change how we look at health inequities.

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OSU-CHS awarded $3.5M grant for Native American student recruitment, training

Mon, Sep 19, 2022

A $3.5 million grant recently awarded to OSU Center for Health Sciences will fund new programs and bolster existing ones aimed at recruiting and preparing Native American undergraduate students to enter medical school.

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Graphic novel and curriculum address Oklahoma’s past

Mon, Aug 15, 2022

“Chilocco Indian School: A Generational Story,” a graphic novel written by Julie Pearson-Little Thunder with art and graphic direction from Johnnie Diacon and Jerry Bennett, is now available for free download. The novel was produced by the OSU Library’s Oklahoma Oral History Research Program in collaboration with the Chilocco National Alumni Association.

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