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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 Professors Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
NORMAN – Two University of Oklahoma professors—Paul L. DeAngelis and Jeffrey Harwell—have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a high 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.
$1 Million Gift Establishes Journalism Chair in Honor of Paul Massad
NORMAN – Will and Helen Webster of Altadena, Calif., found the perfect way to surprise longtime University of Oklahoma staff member Paul Massad on his 76th birthday -- a $1 million gift to establish an endowed faculty chair in Massad’s honor.
OU and Sandia National Laboratories Announce Formation of the Center for Energy, Security, and Society
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma and Sandia National Laboratories announce the launch of the Center for Energy, Security, and Society—the latest in a 25-year history of collaborations between researchers at the two organizations. Together, OU and SNL have outlined a vision to enhance the nation’s security and prosperity through sustainable, transformative approaches to the most challenging energy, climate and infrastructure problems. Read more about the announcement.
OU Professor Receives National Fellowship to Complete Biography on Ancel Keys and the American diet
NORMAN — A University of Oklahoma associate professor has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship to complete a biography on nutrition and heart disease researcher Ancel Keys (1904-2004). The biography is tentatively titled Health Revolutionary: Ancel Keys, Science, War, and the American Diet. Read more about the fellowship.
TEDxOU Now Accepting Applications for Third Annual Independently Organized Conference at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
NORMAN - TEDxOU will bring together the brightest thinkers and doers at its third annual conference on Jan. 24 at the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium. Read more about the event.