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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.
FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ROBERT GATES TO SPEAK AT OU
NORMAN – Robert Gates, U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011, will speak at a President’s Associates dinner at the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Prior to dinner, Gates will meet with OU students for an informal discussion. He is the only Secretary of Defense in U.S. history to be asked to remain in that office by a newly elected president.
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
University of Oklahoma Philosophy Professor Selected to Deliver Prestigious Gifford Lectures in Scotland
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma philosophy Professor Linda Zagzebski has been invited as 2015 speaker for the prestigious and historic Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Established in the late 19th century by Lord Gifford, a senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, the first lectures were delivered in 1888 and since then the series has garnered an international reputation for excellence. Read More
OU Graduate Becomes President of Cornell University
NORMAN – A graduate of the University of Oklahoma has been named the new President of Cornell University. The Cornell University Board of Trustees has approved Elizabeth Garrett to be the thirteenth president of Cornell University. She is the first woman to be appointed President at Cornell. Read More