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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers to host best-selling author Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini

The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, in partnership with Tulsa Town Hall, will host international best-selling author Khaled Hosseini for a special event on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Cultural Center.

“Up Close and Personal with Khaled Hosseini” will feature a question and answer session with some of Oklahoma’s best authors and journalists.

Hosseini is the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of novels “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” His third novel “And the Mountains Echoed,” published in May, is also a New York Times bestseller.

Several community kite-building events have been scheduled in conjunction with Hosseini’s visit to Tulsa. For an updated schedule of events, visit the center's website.

This event is part of Tulsa Reads, a citywide reading initiative sponsored by the Tulsa City-County Library System, Tulsa Town Hall, the Tulsa World and the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa. Reading guides of Hosseini’s novels are available online at the center’s website.

Tickets for “Up Close and Personal with Khaled Hosseini” are $15 plus handling charges and should be purchased in advance at myticketoffice.com. For more information, contact Teresa Miller at 918-594-8215.

OSU ranked among top college for environmental science programs

Online College Database Rankings LogoThe College Database listed OSU 15th among 39 Colleges Where Environmental Science Matters in the U.S., based on the number of green degree programs it offers. OSU offers seven degree programs in environmental science.

Programs available at OSU-Tulsa include a professional science master’s in environmental sciences, the first of its kind in the state, a doctoral degree in environmental science and a post-master’s degree in environmental engineering.

The College Database is a free, non-commercial website dedicated to providing current and future post-secondary students and their families with accurate and valuable college- and career-related information. It uses the most authoritative data sets available from the federal government and the Carnegie Foundation to determine rankings.

Bedlam Run to affect entrances to OSU-Tulsa Saturday morning

Bedlam Run Logo

Access to OSU-Tulsa from the main entrance at Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard will be closed Saturday from approximately 7-10 a.m. for the Bedlam Run in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District.

The event features a 5K, 10K and Fun Run through the OSU-Tulsa campus, beginning in the Blue Dome District on 2nd Street and continuing north on Elgin Avenue to John Hope Franklin Boulevard.

Race-day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Visit the Bedlam Run website for more information.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enter campus from Greenwood Avenue to access parking Lot A. Drivers may experience some traffic delays.