Oakwood University is a private, historically black university located in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. It is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A group of College constituents made the decision on December 2, 2007, to change the school's name from Oakwood College to Oakwood University.Oakwood University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Department of Education of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to award the associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. The first master's degree offered by the University was the Master of Pastoral Studies Degree . The first graduate students were conferred degrees on May 9, 2009. Oakwood also conferred its first honorary doctorate on May 9, 2009, to alumnus Wintley Phipps, internationally renowned musician and the 2009 Commencement speaker. Oakwood University has been a member institution of the United Negro College Fund since 1964.The University has performed well in external rankings, having listed among the Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Southern Region and #28 on the list of Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities by the U.S. News & World Report, tied with Alabama A&M University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The University is also listed on a regular basis among the top 20 institutions of higher learning that provide African-Americans to medical schools.Oakwood University owns and operates the Christian radio station WJOU 90.1 FM, formerly WOCG. Wikipedia.
Oakwood | Date: 2014-09-11
An energy absorber includes a base sheet and a plurality of energy absorbing units with end walls and associated leaf spring or helicoid accessories extending from the base sheet. The accessories reduce buzzes, squeaks and rattles associated with an environment of use. In one embodiment, the leaf springs are defined by slits in a domed portion of the end walls. In another embodiment, the helicoid is formed by for example a milling step performed on an end wall. The side walls buckle or bend after absorbing energy. Methods related to the above are also described.
Oakwood | Date: 2014-02-18
Oakwood | Date: 2012-06-04
An energy absorbing liner system and method of making it, preferably by thermoforming. A helmet has an energy absorbing inner system positioned inside the shell. The liner has thermoformed interconnected energy absorbing modules that non-destructively rebound after one or more impacts. At least some of the modules in the layer have a basal portion with upper and lower sections when viewed in relation to the wearers head. The upper section has one or more energy absorbing units. At least some of the units are provided with a wall with a domed cap that faces the outer shell. The units at least partially cushion the blow by absorbing energy imparted by an object that impacts the outer shell. The lower comfort section has a tiered arrangement of layers. The layers are relatively compliant and thus provide a comfortable yet firm fit of the helmet upon the wearer.
Oakwood | Date: 2014-03-14
A method of making a sustained release microsphere formulation, wherein the release rate of a bioactive ingredient is manipulated by controlling the crystallinity of said bioactive ingredient, includes the steps of combining the active ingredient and an encapsulating polymer in at least one solvent, or mixtures thereof, to form a dispersed phase and processing the dispersed phase without filtering, filtering the combined dispersed phase with a hydrophobic or a hydrophilic filter, or filtering the active ingredient and encapsulating polymer individually with a hydrophobic or hydrophilic filter before combining them to form the dispersed phase. The dispersed phase is then combined with a continuous phase to form the microsphere formulation.
Oakwood | Date: 2014-03-25
Disclosed is a system to generate bubbles. The bubbles may be formed to include a substantially or medically pure gas. The bubbles may be formed on demand and in a selected small size.