The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.
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.
Ed Kelley Named Interim Dean of Gaylord College at OU
NORMAN – Award-winning newspaper editor and reporter Ed Kelley, who has been serving as Director of Experiential Learning for the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Oklahoma, has been named interim Dean, pending approval of the OU Board of Regents.
Stice Named Dean of Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma alumnus Mike Stice, an energy leader with more than 35 years of industry experience working worldwide, has been named Dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, pending approval of the OU Board of Regents.
OU DIRECTOR SELECTED AS A NATIONAL TOP 25 WOMAN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
NORMAN – Kathleen Wong, director of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies at the University of Oklahoma, has been selected as a national Top 25 Women in Higher Education by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Read More
OU STUDENTS USE NATION’S WEATHER RADAR NETWORK TO TRACK BIRD MIGRATION AT NIGHT
NORMAN – Using the nation’s weather radar network, two University of Oklahoma doctoral students have developed a technique for forecasting something other than the weather: the orientation behavior of birds as they migrate through the atmosphere at night. Read More
OU Professor Developing Vaccine to Protect Global Communities from Malaria
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma professor studying malaria mosquito interaction has discovered a new mosquito protein for the development of a new vaccine that is expected to stop the spread of the disease in areas where it is considered endemic. Read More
THE PRIDE OF OKLAHOMA GOES HIGH TECH WITH IPADS
NORMAN – For the first time ever, the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band will use iPads to help students learn their drills, build their confidence as musicians and put on a halftime show that they hope will entertain and inspire Sooner spectators. Read More
TOP DONORS RECOGNIZED FOR COMMITMENT TO OU
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today inducted new members into the Seed Sower Society, a distinguished group of donors whose gifts to the University each total $1 million or more. As a group, these donors have provided support totaling $6 million. Read More