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April 12, 2012

OU Academic Achievers

NORMAN — • Otis Sullivant award:

Assistant dean of students and director of OU Student Life Kristen Partridge has been named the recipient of the $20,000 Otis Sullivant Award for Perceptivity.

Partridge was selected for this award by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and a selection committee comprised of faculty, staff, students and alumni.

According to the late Edith Kinney Gaylord, whose endowment established this award, the Sullivant award should be given to someone who exhibits “keen perceptivity,” who “manifests intuitiveness, instant comprehension, empathy, observation and interpretation from experience.”

As a leader and mentor to staff and students at OU, Partridge manages a diverse staff and plays a key role in advising OU’s top student leaders while inspiring her staff to serve the student body through her personality and passion.

Gaylord boasted an impressive resumé in journalism, as the first woman reporter to join the New York bureau of the Associated Press and the second president and founding member of the Women’s National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

• Researchers get grant:

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center received a $490,000 grant to conduct a study on improving counterterrorism efforts within the United States earlier this month.

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security so OUHSC researchers may collaborate with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland to evaluate and improve the ways law enforcement may use awareness of surroundings to evaluate potential terrorist threats.

In addition to the collaboration between OUHSC and the University of Maryland, the research team will include leading experts in intelligence gathering and analysis such as David Edger, a former CIA senior operations officer who has led more than $35 million in federally funded research.

• Big on campus:

Twenty OU seniors and juniors, including a Norman resident, received “Big Men/Women on Campus” awards at a ceremony March 30.

Recognizing students for outstanding leadership, service, honors and academics, the annual award is given to students selected by a committee of faculty, staff and students.

Folasade O. Akande, of Norman, was among the juniors selected for the honor. Akande is a psychology/pre-med major who will graduate from OU in 2013.

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