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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.

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Groundbreaking Held for Tandy Education Center

Tandy Education Center

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.

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OU Scholar to Receive Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion

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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.

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OU Graduate Becomes President of Cornell University

NORMAN – A graduate of the University of Oklahoma has been named the new President of Cornell University. The Cornell University Board of Trustees has approved Elizabeth Garrett to be the thirteenth president of Cornell University. She is the first woman to be appointed President at Cornell. Read More

Practitioner-in-Residence Program to Enhance OU's Center for Middle East Studies

NORMAN – To expand the educational opportunities offered to University of Oklahoma students and the community, a Practitioner-in-Residence Program has been established in OU’s College of International Studies. The program, to be housed in the college’s Center for Middle East Studies, is being funded by Sam T. Hamra, M.D., in honor of his father, T.A. Hamra. 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