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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.
NORMAN – A national leader in journalism and education, Joe Foote – dean and Edward L. Gaylord Chair in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication – has been named the 2015 recipient of the $20,000 Otis Sullivant Award for Perceptivity at the University of Oklahoma.
OU Research Team Receives NIH Grant to Facilitate Innovative Technique that Enhances Breast Cancer Detection
NORMAN — An innovative technique that enhances breast cancer detection while reducing radiation dose has been proposed by a University of Oklahoma research team. In response,the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3 million grant to the OU team to facilitate the technique, which includes building a patient imaging system and conducting preclinical evaluations and Phase I clinical trials. Read More
Gary England to Join OU as Meteorologist-in-Residence
OKLAHOMA CITY — Currently collaborating with the University of Oklahoma on an upcoming educational opportunity, Oklahoma’s own Gary England has been named OU’s Consulting Meteorologist-in-Residence. The appointment was announced by OU President David L. Boren at the March meeting of the OU Board of Regents. Read More
An International Team of Researchers Discover Strong Association Between Lifestyles of Indigenous Communities and Gut Microbial Ecologies
NORMAN — An international team of researchers led by the University of Oklahoma has discovered a strong association between the lifestyles of indigenous communities and their gut microbial ecologies (gut microbiome), a study that may have implications for the health of all people. Read More
Kyle Harper Named OU Norman Campus Provost Following National Search
OKLAHOMA CITY – After a comprehensive national search, Kyle Harper, an educator who has served in leadership positions in the Provost’s Office since 2013, has been named Senior Vice President and Provost for the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus. Read More
University of Oklahoma President David Boren Announces Inaugural Masters for OU's New Residential Colleges
OKLAHOMA CITY — Mark Morvant, an organic chemist and an expert in the implementation of teaching strategies that successfully engage students, and Keith Gaddie, a political scientist and a specialist in working with students on data engagement, have been selected as the first masters for the University of Oklahoma’s soon-to-be-constructed Residential Colleges. Read More
OU Board of Regents Elects Stuart, Weitzenhoffer as Officers
OKLAHOMA CITY — Jon R. Stuart of Tulsa has been elected as chairman of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents and A. Max Weitzenhoffer of Norman has been elected as vice chairman of the board. Read More