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Avila named Outstanding Senior in CoE

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JESUS I. AVILA of Del City displays the engraved platter he received as the Outstanding Senior in the College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma during a Nov. 13 ceremony on the OU Norman campus. With him are (from left) OU President David L. Boren, OU Board of Regents Chairman Max Weitzenhoffer and College of Engineering Dean Thomas Landers. Jesus is a senior electrical engineering major. He will graduate in May 2010.

Stubsten named Overall Outstanding Senior Man at OU

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DAVID A. STUBSTEN of Fairvew displays the engraved trophy he received as the overall Outstanding Senior Man at the University of Oklahoma during a Nov. 13 ceremony on the OU Norman campus. With Stubsten, who is in the OU College of Engineering, are (from left) OU President David L. Boren (left), OU Board of Regents Chairman Max Weitzenhoffer and Mary Martha Stewart, president of the OU Parents’ Association. In addition, David has received numerous awards including: Homecoming Royalty Court Candidate Pe-et, Top Ten Senior Honor Society Regents’ Award for Outstanding Juniors (Top 12 Juniors) President’s Award for Outstanding Sophomores (Top 12 Sophomores) President’s Award for Outstanding Freshmen (Top 12 Freshmen) University College PACE Award Recipient (Top 1% of Freshmen Class) Robert C. Byrd Scholar Regents Scholar David A. Burr Scholar Jane E. Lawton Internship Award Recipient for President’s Leadership Class College of Engineering Distinguished Freshman Scholarship Floyd H. Grant

WaTER Center announces first prize recipient

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By Julianna Parker The Norman Transcript Published Nov. 1, 2009 An international symposium brought experts from business, engineering and public health together to talk about providing clean water to developing regions Friday at the University of Oklahoma. At the symposium, the WaTER Center announced the recipient of the International WaTER Prize: Dr. Stephen P. Luby. This is the first prize given by the Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Center at OU. The research center at OU is dedicated to helping solve drinking water challenges in impoverished areas. The prize was modeled after OU and World Literature Today's Neustadt International Prize for Literature, said David Sabatini, professor for the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and director of the WaTER Center. The panelists at the symposium Friday made up the jury for the prize. Each nominated someone for the prize and then they discussed it this week until they came up with a recipient. The prize