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Holiday shopping to pop up in Norman

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 9:22pm


NORMAN — STASH will be hosting its third annual holiday pop-up shopping party from 6 to 9:30 p.m.


University of Oklahoma lays off 50 in first phase of staff reductions

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:34pm

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer  

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma cut approximately 50 staff positions Thursday in ongoing efforts to bring expenses in line with income.

A university spokeswoman said this is the first phase of layoffs and further layoffs may come next year as departmental efficiency plans are submitted and refined.

"Because this will be a constant process of evaluating efficiencies within the university, there is no timeline for layoffs," she said.


Now streaming: OU professor leads dry stream research across U.S.

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 6:20pm

By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer

NORMAN — Cutting under a bridge along East Indian Hills Road near Norman, Elm Creek transforms from pool to riffle and teems with midges, detritivores and oligochaetes.

Big words for bugs and worms.

Listen long enough to Daniel C. Allen, a 38-year-old biology professor at the University of Oklahoma, and you will learn which bugs are predator or prey, the value of filter-feeder insects and why the tiger beetle, with its metallic blue armor, stops by the water on occasion.

“There's a lot of ways to make a living in the stream,” Allen said.

Even when the water disappears.

Allen is leading a $3 million research project across the United States to study what happens to streams when they dry.


Body found Tuesday near Norman homeless shelter

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 3:11pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN -- The body of a man was found in Bishop's Creek Tuesday near a homeless shelter, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s office reported.

The man, who is described as white and in his 40s, was found on state property located just south of Food and Shelter For Friends, 201 Reed Avenue.

The sheriff’s office took over the investigation Tuesday afternoon, a spokeswoman said.