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OU Student Named Rhodes Scholar (Nov 19, 2012)

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A University of Oklahoma student has been named a Rhodes Scholar.

Mubeen A. Shakir was among 32 scholars named on Sunday. They will study at Oxford University in England beginning next October.

Shakir is a senior biochemistry major at OU and is pursuing a career in medicine with a specialty in oncology. He will perform oncology research at Oxford.

Shakir has distinguished himself in a number of areas, including participating in development of an app that will aid in detecting concussions in collision sports.

He writes a column for the student newspaper, tutors children and teens in the Oklahoma Muslim community and co-founded an education program for underprivileged youth.

Rhodes scholars are selected based on academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor.

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