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OU PRESIDENT DAVID BOREN BEGINS 50 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE

David Boren on his inauguration as President of the University of Oklahoma

NORMAN – OU President David Boren begins his 50th year of public service this month. The OU Board of Regents passed a resolution of congratulations at its meeting on Jan. 26. Boren, originally from Seminole, is the first person in state history to have served as Governor of Oklahoma, U.S. Senator, President of the University of Oklahoma, and as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

 

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Student Costs Go Down at OU

Bizzell Memorial Library

NORMAN – The total out-of-pocket cost to obtain a degree from the University of Oklahoma has gone down by an average of $7,200 compared to two years ago, a recent report states. The university has made cuts across the institution and increased scholarships to help all students, including middle income students, have the resources necessary to complete their degrees.  

 

 

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OU Psychology Professor Recipient of Early Career Impact Award

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma psychology professor, Edward Cokely, is the recipient of a 2017 Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences. FABBS is a coalition of 19 professional societies representing more than 150,000 scientists worldwide. Cokely, a Presidential Research Professor and associate professor of psychology in the OU College of Arts and Sciences, is one of six scientists who received the 2017 award honoring early career professionals for major contributions to the science of mind, brain and behavior. Read More

MAJOR GIFT TO CREATE THE ALLIANCE FOR INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES TO EXTREME ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS

OKLAHOMA CITY – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced a lead gift to the university to create the Alliance for Integrative Approaches to Extreme Environmental Events, a community-led collaboration that will improve understanding, prediction of, and response to extreme environmental events such as severe storms and tornadoes. Read More

Award-Winning Architect Hans Butzer Named Dean of the OU College of Architecture

OKLAHOMA CITY – Award-winning architect and OU educator Hans Butzer has been named dean of the OU College of Architecture. He has been a recipient of the highest national award given each year by the American Institute of Architects, the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture. Read More

Chief of Surgery at OU Named Interim Executive Dean of the OU College of Medicine

OKLAHOMA CITY – Long-term Chief of Surgery at the OU College of Medicine Russell G. Postier, M.D., has been named interim executive dean of the OU College of Medicine, succeeding M. Dewayne Andrews, M.D., whose retirement takes effect next week. OU President David L. Boren made the announcement today at the January meeting of the OU Board of Regents. Read More

OU ACHIEVES U.S. NEWS TOP NATIONAL RANKINGS

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has been ranked among the top institutions in the nation, both public and private, for its online degree programs. U.S. News & World Report has recognized OU as No. 2 in the category of “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans,” which also includes programs for active duty soldiers. OU is ranked No. 3 in the overall category of “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” and tied for No. 5 in the category of “Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.” Read More

The A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre Recognized Among Top Musical Theatre Programs Nationwide

NORMAN – The A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre at the University of Oklahoma has been recognized as one of the top musical theatre programs in the country by American Theatre magazine. Read More