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.
OU Named in Top 10 Most Impressive Historic College Campuses
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has been named in the top 10 of the most impressive historic college campuses in the nation, according to College Values Online. OU is the only Big 12 University in the top 10, joining the ranks of other universities, such as Princeton and University of California at Berkeley.
Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling Author to Speak at OU
NORMAN – Evan Thomas, journalist and New York Times best-selling author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided, will speak at a President’s Associates dinner at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, Dec. 3. In his recent book, Thomas brings new life to a radical and uniquely complicated figure who was both determinedly optimistic and tragically flawed.
NORMAN — Storm-hardened shelters for Couch and Walker Centers, the Cate Center #2 Renovation Project and the Native American Studies Program are among topics to be discussed by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents at its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Norman. Read More
OU Study Demonstrates Interactive Engagement to Enhance Preparedness for Future Flooding
NORMAN — Using Geographic Information Systems, hydrologic modeling, animated visual imagery and the Internet, a University of Oklahoma research team effectively demonstrated how interactive engagement among key groups enhanced understanding and preparedness for future flooding events. Read More
South Central Climate Science Center Hosted by the University of Oklahoma Receives Department of Interior's 2015 Environmental Achievement Award
NORMAN —The South Center Climate Science Center, located on the University of Oklahoma’s Research Campus, is the recipient of the Department of Interior 2015 Environmental Achievement Award, a prestigious award for “Climate Science and Partnerships—Increasing the Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation.” Read More
OU-LED STUDY LINKS DEEP-TIME DUST WITH MAJOR IMPACTS ON CARBON CYCLING
NORMAN — A University of Oklahoma-led study links vast amounts of iron-rich dust deposits from the late Paleozoic period of 300 million years ago with implications for major ecosystem fertilization and a massive drawdown of atmospheric carbon. Understanding iron fertilization and other deep-time events may explain present and future climate change and aid scientists and policymakers when making decisions related to geoengineering the Earth. Read More