The Purpose of Price

The Michael F. Price College of Business ensures the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation.

  Winter 2016

Price College E-News

 
Dean Pullen, Keyana and Phillip
Dean's Note

Welcome to the winter 2016 edition of the Price College e-Newsletter. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni are constantly finding ways to fulfill our purpose of ensuring the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation, and the past fall semester was no exception.

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Tackle Big Issues | Education

Sixth Annual Adams Society Celebrates Record-Setting Generosity
There was much to celebrate at the sixth annual Adams Society Dinner, held Nov. 6 at the Sam Noble Museum. The evening began with a special university welcome from OU Vice President of Development Tripp Hall that included a summary of the successful Live On, University: 125th Anniversary Campaign for the University of Oklahoma.
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125th Anniversary Campaign Success
Since the launch of OU’s 125th Anniversary Campaign in fall 2014, Price College has raised more than $35MM from generous alumni and friends.
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Price College Continues Success in Rankings
Several Price College programs received top rankings from a multitude of sources during the fall 2015 semester. In November, The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine named the Center for Entrepreneurship’s undergraduate program in the top 10 and the graduate program in the top 15.
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Three STEM Graduate Programs in Data Analytics Introduced
The Division of Management Information Systems now offers three STEM-certified (science, technology, engineering and math education) graduate programs focusing on Big Data and Analytics.
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Tackle Big Issues | Economic Development

Oklahoma’s First Software Developer Boot Camp Expands Offerings
OK Coders has experienced tremendous success since its launch less than two years ago, graduating nearly 100 participants and expanding from one to two eight-week sessions this spring that will be taught simultaneously in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
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OTD Hosts “Innovation to Impact” Seminar Series
During the fall semester, the Office of Technology Development began hosting a series of luncheon seminars titled “Innovation to Impact.” The goal of the series is to help demystify the process of intellectual property protection and commercialization at OU for faculty and staff.
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Introducing Debra Teufel, Director of Public/Private Partnerships
Debra Teufel joined Price College in September as the director of public/private partnerships. Teufel’s role is to support, identify, leverage and develop university partnerships across the OU system with external economic development institutions, private industry and venture investors.
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University Research Campus Partners Celebrated at Annual Reception
As the new director of public/private partnerships, Debra Teufel coordinated the 11th Annual Partners Celebration Nov. 13 at the National Weather Center.
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Tulsa Start-Ups Benefit From CCEW’s Growing Presence
The Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth continues to increase its footprint with Tulsa entrepreneurs through the launch of Kitchen 66 and OU’s Summit Partnership with 36 Degrees North.
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Office of Technology Development: 2015 Snapshot
The Office of Technology Development had another strong year in fiscal year 2015, collecting over $2MM in gross receipts from licensing and commercialization activities. The office also signed four new licenses for technologies developed in OU labs and received 17 new patents issued in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and China.
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The Business of Weather
In collaboration with the University of Oklahoma’s Radar Innovation Lab, the Office of Technology Development recently was awarded an issued patent for a Cylindrical Phased Array Radar system created at OU, with significant contributions from disciplines including engineering and meteorological studies.
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Patented OU Technologies Receive National Recognition
Professor Thubi Kolobe, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, received national recognition at the Smithsonian Innovation Festival for a mobility assistive device called SIPPC (self-initiated progressive prone crawler) that was co-developed and co-patented with Virginia Commonwealth University.
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Tackle Big Issues | Globalization

College to Provide Every Study Abroad Scholarship Applicant With Financial Support
Price College provided a record-breaking 78 percent of study abroad scholarship applicants with financial assistance in 2015, and will only continue to broaden this support in 2016.
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CCEW Helps Empower Women and Children of Uganda and West Bank
For the past few semesters, student interns at the Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth have worked with two different nonprofit organizations that aim to empower women through commerce, with proceeds and products benefitting children.
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Tackle Big Issues | Energy

Executive MBA in Energy Propels International Industry Leaders
The Executive MBA in Energy launched in 2014, and has already graduated 38 professionals, with an additional 55 students from across the nation and globe currently enrolled in the program.
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CCEW Interns Work With U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute
The Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth recently began its fifth consecutive semester working with the Critical Materials Institute, where CCEW student interns assist the CMI with technology commercialization and business development strategy.
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Tackle Big Issues | Health Care

Pediatric Patients Benefit From Students’ Creation of Vitals Monitor
During the fall 2015 semester, a group of interns at the Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth began working on a mobile vital signs monitor specifically geared toward pediatric patients. The device, which they have coined “mobi,” began as a clean-sheet with the goal to create a medical product or device to improve the treatment process for chronically ill children.
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Generate Business Insights

New Full-Time Faculty Join Price College
Price College welcomed 10 new full-time faculty members to begin the 2015-16 academic year, contributing to the 14 percent increase in faculty in just the past two years.
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Legacy Management and Entrepreneurship Division Evolves Into Two New Divisions
The Management and Entrepreneurship Division recently evolved into two new academic divisions: Management and International Business and Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.
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Price College Hosts Inaugural Energy Finance Research Conference
Price College and the Review of Financial Studies hosted the first OU Energy Finance Research Conference Sept. 9-11 on the OU Norman campus.
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Prepare Leaders

Director of Diversity and Inclusion on Board at Price
Kenneth Chapman, Price College's new director of diversity and inclusion, is awaiting the completion of his new office and associated student lounge complete with a diversity library in Price Hall.
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First Fidelity Bank Integrated Business Core Celebrates 20 Years
Since its inception in 1995, the First Fidelity Bank Integrated Business Core has provided hundreds of Price College students each year an experiential learning opportunity to start an Oklahoma-based entrepreneurial venture. Over the course of 20 years, these students have started 130 companies and donated more than $1.3MM in net profits and 76,000 hours of sweat equity to local charities.
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Undergraduate Students Benefit From New Center for Student Success
Price College recently launched the Center for Student Success, an innovative, new undergraduate student support center focused on a student’s pathway to personal and professional success.
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High School Students Participate in American Indian STEM Business Day
Price College and the Gallogly College of Engineering co-hosted American Indian STEM Business Day Oct. 20.
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Guest Speakers Lend Students Their Time and Talent
Erik Logan, president of the Oprah Winfrey Network, visited Price College Nov. 13 through the E. Deane Kanaly Lecture Series. Logan provided students, faculty and staff with a colorful reflection of his humble beginnings in the Oklahoma City radio industry and how he found himself working closely with one of the most successful and influential women of our era.
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Rocio Claybon Serves as Alumna Speaker at Fall 2015 Convocation
Several hundred students walked across the stage at the McCasland Field House Dec. 19 to celebrate their graduation from the Price College of Business. Rocio Claybon delivered the alumni address.
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New Regional Director of External Relations Focuses on the Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Samantha Suchala joined Price College as the college’s first regional director of external relations. Suchala will concentrate her fundraising and corporate development efforts on the thriving Dallas/Fort Worth market, which is home to many of Price College’s students, donors and employers.
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