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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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Cornell University President-Elect to Deliver Commencement Address

Elizabeth Garrett

NORMAN – Elizabeth Garrett, an OU graduate who will become the first woman president of Cornell University, a prestigious American Ivy League school, on July 1, will deliver the University of Oklahoma’s Commencement address at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, in The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St.


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Engineering Gift by Robert H. Taylor

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced more than $30 million in new resources to name the College of Engineering and establish a new School of Biomedical Engineering, including construction of a new academic building in the Engineering Quadrangle, and establishment of 12 new endowed positions and formation of a $3.5 million endowment for graduate fellowships.


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Honorary Degree Recipients to be Honored at OU Commencement, May 8

NORMAN – Four outstanding individuals will join University of Oklahoma Commencement speaker Elizabeth Garrett, the president-elect of Cornell University and a distinguished legal scholar, in being awarded honorary degrees at OU's 2015 Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Staduim, 180 W. Brooks St. Read More

OU and Nanowave Technologies Inc. Enter into Research Agreement

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma and Nanowave Technologies Inc. have entered into a research agreement that builds on an existing relationship with the Advanced Radar Research Center, located within the state-of-the-art Radar Innovations Laboratory on the University Research Campus. Read More


NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren presented today the President’s Trophy to the outstanding fraternity, sorority, housing center and two commuter students. Awards went to students and organizations exhibiting overall excellence in academics, campus activities, volunteerism and multicultural participation. Read More

OU Engineering Professors Among Nation’s Best ‘Young Investigators’

NORMAN — Two University of Oklahoma College of Engineering professors in the Advanced Radar Research Center are recipients of the prestigious Young Investigator award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Read More