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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Faculty Research Lecture explores role of higher education in the Information Age

MooreAs the economy of the Information Age changes from one based on goods and services to one based on knowledge and ideas, earning a college degree has become a necessary step to ensuring job security.

Colleges and universities have become key players in community development efforts as a result of this shift, according to research from Tami Moore, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational studies at OSU-Tulsa. Moore will present “Local to Global: Higher Education’s Role in the Information Age,” the 2012 OSU-Tulsa Faculty Research Excellence Lecture, on Wednesday, April 11 at noon in North Hall 150.

“While workforce development is traditionally the core of the higher education experience, colleges and universities are expanding their contributions to the communities they serve,” said Moore. “These institutions have resources available, including faculty, students and administrators, to develop initiatives that impact the health and social wellbeing of these communities.”

During the lecture, Moore will present research on higher education’s involvement in collaborative efforts and initiatives that impact communities locally, nationally and internationally.

“Colleges and universities contribute so much more to communities beyond the scope of the classroom,” said Moore. “These collaborative efforts bring together groups of people to think creatively to solve problems and address issues affecting areas, in addition to economic development.”

Sponsored by the OSU-Tulsa Library, the Faculty Research Excellence Series is free and open to the public.

Attendees may bring a sack lunch or reserve one for $8.95 by calling 918-594-8133 by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.

OSU Center for Health Sciences featured at Tulsa Alumni Meeting

ShrumThe OSU Center for Health Sciences is more than a medical school. That was the central message of Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, at a board meeting of the Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association on Tuesday at OSU-Tulsa.

“The OSU Center for Health Sciences is composed of three schools in addition to being home to our College of Osteopathic Medicine,” said Shrum, who was the guest speaker at the meeting. “Each area of CHS is producing research and doing some remarkable things in their fields.”

Some of the highlights of Shrum’s discussion included:

  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine is expanding the number of students accepted into the program as a way to combat the physician shortage in Oklahoma. Efforts are also underway to increase the number of residency programs to keep physicians in Oklahoma after they graduate.
  • The School of Forensic Sciences is one of only two programs in the nation that partners with an active crime lab on campus. CHS houses the Tulsa Police Department Crime Lab.
  • The School of Biomedical Sciences encompasses some cutting-edge research, including collaborative programs on cardiovascular research.
  • The School of Health Care Administration has the fastest growing graduate program at CHS.

Share your OSU-Tulsa story at the Graduation Fair

Graduating students, we want to hear from you.

OSU in Tulsa Marketing and Communications Services will be interviewing students about their experiences at OSU-Tulsa during the Graduation Fair on Tuesday in the North Hall Lobby.

The interviews may be used as part of a video played at the graduation ceremony. To participate, visit the Graduation Success Booth at the fair.