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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 Professor Named Recipient of Prestigious Lawrence Award

Professsor Jizhong Zhou

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma Professor Jizhong Zhou will receive the U.S Department of Energy’s highest scientific award from U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this year. 


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OU Researchers Target Heart Health with New $15 Million Grant

Seed Sower at OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center

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.


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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


NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced the appointment of Dr. James M. Herman as Dean of the School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, following an extensive national search. The school is expanding from a clinical two-year campus for third- and fourth-year students to a four-year campus that is a joint project between the University of Tulsa and OU. Read More

OU Geologist Collaborates on Study to Determine Mechanism Associated with Fault Weakening in Earthquakes

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma structural geologist and collaborators are studying earthquake instability and the mechanisms associated with fault weakening during slip. The mechanism of this weakening is central to understanding earthquake sliding. Read More

OU Health Sciences Center Provost Announces Intent to Return Full Time to College of Medicine as Executive Dean

NORMAN – Dr. Dewayne Andrews, who has led the OU Health Sciences Center as Senior Vice President and Provost for the past four years has announced his intent to return full time to his leadership post in the College of Medicine, effective June 1. Andrews, who has served as Executive Dean of the OU College of Medicine and Vice President for Health Affairs since 2002, accepted the additional responsibilities as Provost with the agreement that he would serve in the dual posts only temporarily. Read More

Two OU Students Awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

NORMAN – Two University of Oklahoma students are recipients of Critical Language Scholarships, awarded through the U.S. Department of State, to study one of 13 critical-need foreign languages. Read More