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In Other News AUGUST 2, 2006 Events

Oklahoma universities rank No. 2 nationally in affordability, report shows

A new national report on college affordability, coupled with new financial aid data from state higher education officials, shows that attending college in Oklahoma is still a good bargain.

According to a report titled “Beyond the 49th Parallel II: The Affordability of University Education,” Oklahoma ranks No. 2 in the nation among all states for affordability of a public four-year college education. Read more.

Risser resigns, takes research position at OU

Chancellor Paul G. Risser resigned from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education effective July 28 and is now serving as chair of the Research Cabinet at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.

The OU Research Cabinet will coordinate research planning on all three of OU’s campuses. Risser's last day as chancellor was July 28. Read more.

USAO 'Moth Man' grabs statewide attention

For Rex Moore, research subjects come in small packages … with wings.

An award-winning biology senior at the University of Science and Arts, Moore is grabbing the attention of the scientific community. So far, he has discovered 36 new species of moths in Oklahoma. He has collected nearly 3,000 moths in the past two years. And he is the first person in the state to focus on new moth species in 80 years. Read more.

OSU-Okmulgee student interning at federal crime lab

An Oklahoma State University – Okmulgee student is helping with U. S. government criminal investigations while on an internship this summer in the Washington, D.C. area.

Jason Alvarado, an Information Assurance and Forensics major, is working at the United States Department of Defense Cyber Crime (DC3) Center, one of the largest such labs in the nation. Read more.

ECU offering veterans assistance through federal grant

Veterans who often face employment barriers as they begin their transition into civilian jobs now can get financial assistance and job training through a $750,000 federal grant awarded to East Central University.

ECU is the only university in the nation to receive one of 12 grants totaling $6.8 million from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program. The Department of Labor also awarded more than $19 million in additional grants to agencies to assist homeless veterans. Read more.

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