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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 Only Public University in Nation to Win Davis Cup for Second Year

Dr. Donna Nelson

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma is the only public university in the nation to be awarded the prestigious Davis Cup two years in a row in recognition of its record-setting enrollment of United World College international freshmen. 


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Mary Margaret Holt Succeeds Richard C. Taylor as Dean of Fine Arts

Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center

NORMAN – Rich Taylor, dean of fine arts at the University of Oklahoma, has resigned his position at OU to return to his home of many years in Florida so he can to devote more time to an entertainment-related company he and his wife, Andy Taylor, have co-founded and whose first venture has recently escalated.


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OU Board of Regents to Meet in Lawton Jan. 28

NORMAN — New physics and astronomy facilities are among topics to be discussed by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents at its regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Lawton. Read More

OU Research Featured in Discover Magazine’s Top 100 Stories of 2014

NORMAN — The research of Christina Warinner, University of Oklahoma anthropology professor, will be featured in the January/February issue of Discover Magazine’s Top 100 Stories of 2014. Warinner’s research on ancient dental plaque was selected from an estimated 1 million science stories from around the world. Read More

OU Professors Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

NORMAN – Two University of Oklahoma professors — Daniel E. Resasco and Paul H. Weigel — have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Read More