Upcoming Events

Study Abroad Scholarship Applications Due

Feb. 1, 2018

The SC CSC International Studies Scholarship was created to assist OU students pursuing a summer 2018 study abroad program. The scholarship amount awarded is $5,000.

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Scholarships are awarded on a demonstrated basis of need to qualified undergraduate students participating in an OU summer study abroad program.

Scholarship applicants must meet the following specific criteria:
• Full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate student at OU
• Must be enrolled in a University-approved study abroad program
• Open to any field of study
• Must have an interest in (1) weather and climate impacts on society or (2) environmental problem solving
• Must have a demonstrated financial need
• Must not be a contributor to the scholarship fund or an immediate family member of a contributor

Preference will be given to female students or students from underrepresented minorities. Recipients of the award will be expected to complete a small project as selected by the scholarship committee following the completion of the study abroad program.

Any student unable to complete the program will be required to return the full amount of the award to the College of International Studies.

Scholarship for DGES Majors Applications Due

Feb. 1, 2018

Three $1000 scholarships are available for undergraduates enrolled in the OU Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability. Students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in order to qualify.

Preference will be given to female students or students from underrepresented minorities.

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Applicants will need to submit a personal statement limited to 500 words that can include such things as educational and career goals, honors and awards, student leadership activities and/or other academic and community involvement, and need for financial assistance.

Shifting Landscapes Special Topic Training: Connecting with Tribal Leaders

Feb. 22, 2018

University of Oklahoma
Four Partners Place
Room 3065
301 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73019

As part of the Shifting Landscapes series, this learning opportunity is an extension of pervious introductory sessions. The workshop, which is designed for non-Native scholars (faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students) and non-Native government employees and researchers at the University of Oklahoma, will focus on strategies for connecting with tribal leaders. Those who attend will participate in a number of activities and discussions designed to create a greater awareness of:

1) Connecting with tribal leaders- including initial contact;
2) Building and nurturing respectful relationships; and
3) Working collaboratively with tribal leaders and organizations.

Faculty members, researchers and scholars will leave the workshop with a number of tools and resources designed to provide optimal potential for developing long-term research relationships with tribal organizations.

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For more information contact:
Todd Fuller
(405) 325-1951

Future Events

Managing for a Changing Climate Fall Course Available Online

Aug. 21, 2017

We’re excited to announce the release of an updated version of our popular Managing for a Changing Climate online course, available for free on August 21st at janux.ou.edu.

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This course was originally launched in 2016. The updated version will include new videos and supplemental materials developed with student feedback. The course is free and available worldwide for anyone with an internet connection through the Janux platform.

Most resource managers need to take climate impacts into account when making decisions during the course of their career, whether their work protects native species populations, reduces the impact of extreme storms on infrastructure, or improves water quality in a watershed. This course provides students with an understanding of the climate system, how it is changing, and what that means for various natural and cultural resources. This information is valuable for students, management professionals, and researchers alike.

Material for this course was developed in partnership with NextThought LLC, NASA through the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium, and the University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. The course is also offered as a 3-credit upper division undergraduate course in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma.