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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 Receives $1.5 Million Gift from Cathey and Don Humphreys

Collings Hall

NORMAN – A $1.5 million gift is being presented to the University of Oklahoma by Cathey and Don Humphreys of Dallas to establish an endowed chair for the dean’s position in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education and to support scholarships for students participating in study abroad programs, President David L. Boren announced today at the October meeting of the OU Board of Regents.

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OU Receives $1 Million Gift for Diabetes Research

Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has received a $1 million commitment from The Meinders Foundation to support research projects focused on curing diabetes and complications associated with the disease, announced OU President David L. Boren at the October meeting of the OU Board of Regents.



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OU to host Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference in Norman, Oklahoma, October 2015

NORMAN – Approximately 400 environmental journalists from around the world will be in Norman, Oklahoma, next October for the 25th Annual Society of Environmental Journalists Conference. Hundreds of others, including scientists, advocates, government officials, and representatives of business and industry also will participate in a comprehensive five-day agenda of sessions, tours and exhibits. Read More


NORMAN – The director of the Pride of Oklahoma for the past two years, Justin Stolarik, today announced that he is stepping down as director of the University of Oklahoma’s marching band, effective immediately. Read More

The University of Oklahoma Named Bicycle Friendly University By the League of American Bicyclists

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma was named today as a Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) by the League of American Bicyclists. OU, recipient of the League’s Bronze Award, joins a group of colleges and universities from across the United States that are transforming their campuses and the communities around them. There are now 100 Bicycle Friendly Universities in 37 states and Washington, D.C. Read More