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OU UNVEILS $500 MILLION ‘LIVE ON, UNIVERSITY’ CAMPAIGN

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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 Students Use Nation’s Weather Radar Network to Track Bird Migration at Night

Bird Migration

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.  

 

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OU Professor Developing Vaccine to Protect from Malaria

The Pride of Oklahoma

 

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.

 

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OU SELECTS INAUGURAL CLASS FOR 2015-2016 FACULTY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has selected 45 participants for the inaugural class of the Norman campus Faculty Leadership Academy. 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

OU Researchers Target Heart Health with New $15 Million Grant

TULSA – To improve cardiovascular health in Oklahoma, a $15 million grant will advance work by researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the School of Community Medicine in Tulsa in collaboration with health professionals statewide. Read More

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