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ARDMORE - University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced at the OU Board of Regents meeting today that The Helmerich Foundation of Tulsa is making a $500,000 gift in support of the renovation of a floor in the Neustadt Wing of Bizzell Memorial Library to create a 21st century collaborative learning center.

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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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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

OU Professor Awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Grant to Create Visualization Tools for the Digital Humanities

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma professor is creating innovative new ways for people to interact with data in the digital humanities with a five-year, $496,124 National Science Foundation CAREER grant.  The OU project will greatly expand the usefulness of data visualizations by providing a general way to create, edit, search and query data inside the visualizations themselves. Read More