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Public Affairs supports OU’s mission through publicity, promotion and special events designed to encourage public understanding and support of the University and to foster a consistent, positive image of OU across the state and nation.
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.
OU Professor Named Recipient of Prestigious Lawrence Award
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma Professor Jizhong Zhou will receive the U.S Department of Energy’s highest scientific award from U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this year. The prestigious 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award acknowledges outstanding contributions in the biological and environmental sciences supporting research and development of the U.S. Department of Energy and its mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.
OU ANNOUNCES $30 MILLION IN GIFTS TO COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced more than $30 million in new resources to name the College of Engineering and establish a new School of Biomedical Engineering, including construction of a new academic building in the Engineering Quadrangle, and establishment of 12 new endowed positions and formation of a $3.5 million endowment for graduate fellowships.
OU ALUMNUS AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma alumnus is the only graduate student from a Big 12 university to be awarded a prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Read More
DEAN APPOINTED FOR TU-OU SCHOOL OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE IN TULSA
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced the appointment of Dr. James M. Herman as Dean of the School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, following an extensive national search. The school is expanding from a clinical two-year campus for third- and fourth-year students to a four-year campus that is a joint project between the University of Tulsa and OU. Read More
OU Geologist Collaborates on Study to Determine Mechanism Associated with Fault Weakening in Earthquakes
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma structural geologist and collaborators are studying earthquake instability and the mechanisms associated with fault weakening during slip. The mechanism of this weakening is central to understanding earthquake sliding. Read More
OU Health Sciences Center Provost Announces Intent to Return Full Time to College of Medicine as Executive Dean
NORMAN – Dr. Dewayne Andrews, who has led the OU Health Sciences Center as Senior Vice President and Provost for the past four years has announced his intent to return full time to his leadership post in the College of Medicine, effective June 1. Andrews, who has served as Executive Dean of the OU College of Medicine and Vice President for Health Affairs since 2002, accepted the additional responsibilities as Provost with the agreement that he would serve in the dual posts only temporarily. Read More
Two OU Students Awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships
NORMAN – Two University of Oklahoma students are recipients of Critical Language Scholarships, awarded through the U.S. Department of State, to study one of 13 critical-need foreign languages. Read More
University of Oklahoma Students Achieve Perfect Grade-Point Average
NORMAN – Eighty-three students who are participating in 2015 Commencement ceremonies at the University of Oklahoma on Friday, May 8, maintained perfect 4.0 grade-point averages throughout their undergraduate careers at OU. Of the total, 56 reside in Oklahoma. Read More