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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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OU Receives $1.5 Million Gift from Cathey and Don Humphreys

Collings Hall

NORMAN – A $1.5 million gift is being presented to the University of Oklahoma by Cathey and Don Humphreys of Dallas to establish an endowed chair for the dean’s position in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education and to support scholarships for students participating in study abroad programs, President David L. Boren announced today at the October meeting of the OU Board of Regents.

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OU Receives $1 Million Gift for Diabetes Research

Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has received a $1 million commitment from The Meinders Foundation to support research projects focused on curing diabetes and complications associated with the disease, announced OU President David L. Boren at the October meeting of the OU Board of Regents.



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University of Oklahoma Vice President for Research Named 2014 Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

NORMAN – Kelvin Droegemeier, vice president for research on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus and Regents’ Professor of Meteorology, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read More

OU Center for Intelligence and National Security Earns Recognition As Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence

OKLAHOMA CITY AND NORMAN – To build understanding of complex national security problems, the Defense Intelligence Agency has awarded a $1.8 million, five-year grant to the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Intelligence and National Security. Read More


NORMAN – A team of students from the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture placed in the top three in a national design-build student competition at the institute's recent conference and exhibition in Dallas. Read More