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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

OSU-Tulsa professor selected as National Academy of Inventors Fellow


Raj Singh, director of the School of Materials Science and Engineering and Williams Companies Distinguished Chair professor, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

He is one of 170 individuals who will be inducted as a fellow during the organization’s fourth annual conference in March. The distinction recognizes an individual’s contribution to the quality of life, economic development and welfare of society.

Singh’s research focuses on processing and properties of materials for fuel cells, batteries and nanomaterials for medicine. He has developed unique processes for manufacturing ceramic composites and electrolytes for batteries, which have been commercialized and continue to impact future applications of materials in advanced systems.

Singh is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, ASM International and the Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati and has won numerous awards and authored hundreds of research articles. He earned his doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Welcome Week helps launch Spring 2015 semester

A student signs up to participate in a campus club during Welcome Week last January.
A student signs up to participate in a campus club during Welcome Week.

A variety of events are planned for Welcome Week, running Monday through Thursday, to help OSU-Tulsa students become acquainted with campus for the spring semester.

Campus ambassadors will be available at building entrances from 3:45-5:15 p.m. each day to help locate classrooms and university services and will distribute OSU-Tulsa promotional items to students.

In addition, Campus Life will provide free pizza for students in the North Hall Lobby each day at 4 p.m. Information about a variety of campus services, such as OSU-Tulsa University Police, OSU-Tulsa Medical Clinic and the Wellness Center, will also be available from 3-5 p.m.

In North Hall 130, Career Services will host an open house from 3:30-4:30 p.m. to highlight the job resources and services available at OSU. Students may register for door prizes and will receive a Spring 2015 Career Event Calendar and free HIREOSUGrads.com T-shirt while supplies last.

The Information Center in the North Hall Lobby will have extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Students may stop by the Information Center or call 918-594-8000 for help finding classrooms or services or to make a reservation for BOB, OSU’s Big Orange Bus.

Basu discusses the art of negotiation at Bixby Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Raj Basu, vice president for academic affairs, speaks to a packed audience at the Bixby Chamber of Commerce Business@Lunch event.

Dr. Raj Basu, vice president for academic affairs at OSU-Tulsa, discussed the art of negotiation as the featured speaker at the Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce Business@Lunch event on Wednesday at the SpiritBank Event Center.

As effective negotiations are critical to the success of a company’s growth and success, Basu detailed proper negotiation methods that can make agreements or transactions more profitable. Basu has taught and performed research on leadership, employee performance, team-building and management and is a business consultant for companies in the energy, financial services and telecommunications fields.

Basu was introduced at the event by Dr. Ron Bussert, vice president for administration and finance and the Bixby Chamber of Commerce chairman.

‘Celebrate Change’ and represent Orange Pride in the MLK Jr. Parade

MLK Day Parade Shirt

OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff are invited to walk with Pistol Pete and BOB, the Big Orange Bus, in the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Monday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m.

This year’s parade theme is “Celebrate Change” and will honor the late civil rights leader’s legacy. The parade is organized by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society of Tulsa.

The parade will begin at the intersection of John Hope Franklin Boulevard and Detroit Avenue and proceed east through campus to Greenwood Avenue. From there, the procession will travel south through the historic Greenwood District and will end at Archer Street and Elgin Avenue.

Sweatshirts and hoodies for the event can be purchased at the OSU-Tulsa Information Center in the North Hall Lobby. Orders must be placed by noon on Monday. Costs range from $16 to $24. For more information, contact Nekki Reagan-Neely or Melanie McClain.

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