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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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Elsie C. Brackett Theatre to be Dedicated at OU

Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

NORMAN – A performance of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime will highlight the Oct. 15 dedication of the newly renovated Elsie C. Brackett Theatre at the University of Oklahoma.  

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Speak at OU

Bob Schieffer and Jim Lehrer

NORMAN – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eric Foner will present a complimentary public lecture titled “Lincoln and Slavery” Thursday, Oct. 8, on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chautauqua Ave.


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OU Welcomes Environmental Journalists to Oklahoma: One of the Most Ecologically-Diverse States in the Nation

NORMAN – Nearly 500 journalists, scientists, government officials, representatives of business and industry from around the world will explore Oklahoma’s ecologically-diverse landscape during the 25th Society of Environmental Journalists annual meeting in Norman, October 7 through 11, 2015.  Read More

OU Astrophysicist and Collaborator Find Supermassive Black Holes

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist and his Chinese collaborator have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth, using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.  The discovery of two supermassive black holes—one larger one and a second, smaller one—are evidence of a binary black hole and suggests that supermassive black holes assemble their masses through violent mergers.  Read More