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OU UNVEILS $500 MILLION ‘LIVE ON, UNIVERSITY’ CAMPAIGN
University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced a $500 million campaign to raise private funds to support student scholarships; new residential colleges and classroom and laboratory upgrades; and endowments for faculty fellowships, universitywide initiatives and college programs.
TULSA – A groundbreaking was held today for the $6.4 million Tandy Education Center at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center, 4502 E. 41st Street. The 16,000 square-foot center will feature the latest advances in medical simulation, and a training and feedback method in which students practice in lifelike circumstances using models or virtual reality.
OU Scholar to Receive Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion
NORMAN – The American Academy of Religion has awarded University of Oklahoma interim Senior Vice President and Provost Kyle Harper with the prestigious Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Historical Studies for his book, From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity.
Chu T'ien-wen of Taiwan wins 2015 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature at OU
NORMAN – An international jury has selected the Taiwanese novelist and screenwriter Chu T’ien-wen as the winner of the fourth Newman Prize for Chinese Literature. She is the first female Newman laureate. Read More
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Makes a Gift To Reduce Health Care Risk Among Uninsured Diabetics
TULSA – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced today that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is making a $41,480 gift in support of the Reducing Health Care Risk Among Uninsured Diabetics Program. Read More
Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation Awards Grant To Support OU Health Literacy Library
TULSA – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced at the OU Board of Regents meeting today the donation of a $270,000 grant from the Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation to support the health literacy library at the University of Oklahoma – Tulsa’s Schusterman Clinic. Read More