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Pickens gives $9.3M for geology research


T. Boone Pickens, whose charitable donations to his alma mater, Oklahoma State University, have earned the ire of local academics for emphasizing athletics, has started funding educational pursuits. In June, Pickens gave a $9.4 million gift to the school's geology department. The so-called T. Boone Pickens Geology Fund will allow OSU grad students to create online, real-time maps that show erosion in flood plains and earthquake activity on fault lines.

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