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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 Plans to Construct New Residential College Housing

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NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced that planning is underway for new residential colleges for upperclassmen and women. They will be patterned on those at Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge.


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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 Board of Regents to Meet in Tulsa Sept. 18

NORMAN – The construction of storm shelters, infrastructure improvements to the Research Campus and departmental changes in the College of Dentistry are among topics to be discussed by the OU Board of Regents at its regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 18, in Tulsa. Read More

OU Vice President for Research to Host Inaugural Meeting of Central and Southern Plains Vice Presidents/Vice Chancellors for Research

NORMAN – To advance research for the universities in the Central and Southern Plains, the University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Vice President for Research will host the inaugural meeting of the Vice Presidents and Vice Chancellors for Research of those universities on the Norman Campus next week. Read More

South Central Climate Science Center Supported Video Documents Tribal Climate Change Variability Challenges and Solutions

NORMAN – The newly released and publicly available video, Listening for the Rain, documents the impact of climate variability and change on Native Tribes in the central United States.  The 22.5-minute video emerged from the five InterTribal workshops on Climate Variability and Change held in Oklahoma and New Mexico last summer.  The workshops were hosted by the University of Oklahoma and sponsored by the Interior Department’s South Central Climate Science Center. Read More