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Oklahoma briefs, May 24, 2014

Oklahoma briefs, May 24, 2014
Oklahoman Published: May 24, 2014

In Brief

HUD gives grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding more than $62,000 in federal grants to three Oklahoma organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures. Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma in Bethany will receive $20,217; Community Development Support Association in Enid was awarded $13,031; and QuickCert, Inc. in Tulsa is to receive $29,283.

Associated Press

Midwest City

Rose State hours grow

Rose State College is extending its service hours to better assist students enrolling in the summer semester. All offices that support enrollment, including academic divisions, will observe the following operational hours: Tuesday through Thursday and June 4-5, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and June 6, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; June 2-3, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The college will return to its standard hours June 9. For more information, call the Rose State College Welcome Center at 733-7372.

From staff reports


OU scientists receive $4.5M

A University of Oklahoma research team has been awarded a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to address the growing problem of three specific antibiotic resistant pathogens causing devastating infections in hospitals and in persons with cystic fibrosis. Helen Zgurskaya, principal investigator and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at OU, will direct the investigation. Co-investigators on the project include Valentin Rybenkov, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at OU, and James Aggen, professor of medicinal chemistry at Northeastern University. The team will investigate how antibiotics get into the cell. To learn more about this research, contact Zgurskaya at

From staff reports


Veterans host event

The Moore American Legion Post and Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a Memorial Day Program at 10 a.m. Monday in Veterans Memorial Park, weather permitting. The park is at 900 SE 4. The public is invited.

From staff reports


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