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OU College of Liberal Studies Given New Name

OU Seed Sower

NORMAN –University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced the renaming of the College of Liberal Studies to the College of Professional and Continuing Studies. This name change reflects the recent transition in the college, which now combines the academic and credit-related activities of University Outreach into a singular college unit. 
 

 

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OU Receives Major Gift from Valero in Support of New Engineering...

Rendering of Gallogly Hall

NORMAN –  University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced a $1.5 million gift from Valero to support construction of Gallogly Hall, a new biomedical engineering building and research laboratory on OU’s Engineering Quadrangle that will house the Gallogly College of Engineering’s Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering and new engineering labs and learning spaces. 

 

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Walden Elected Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma research associate professor and director, Susan E. Walden, has been elected to the Academy of Fellows for the American Society for Engineering Education. Walden, the first ASEE awardee from OU, has made significant individual contributions to her body of work related to diversity and inclusion in engineering education within the P-16 initiative. The fellow designation honors her scholarship and service for improving engineering education, especially in pre-college settings. Read More

OU, Weathernews and Nanowave Technologies Announce Research Collaboration

NORMAN – Weather radar technology developed at the University of Oklahoma’s Advanced Radar Research Center is being utilized in a new potentially life-saving research collaboration with Weathernews International, a Japanese forecasting company, and Nanowave Technologies Inc., a Canadian radio frequency electronics company.  Read More

EXPERIENCED TECHNOLOGY LEADER NAMED INTERIM CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

NORMAN – Eddie Huebsch, an accomplished information technology professional, has been named interim chief information officer at the University of Oklahoma – a role responsible for developing and executing strategic plans for Information Technology at OU’s Norman campus as it pertains to instruction, research, administration and community service, as well as leading efforts to achieve cost efficiencies and business continuity across OU’s three campuses. Read More

VOGEL SELECTED AS DIRECTOR OF OKLAHOMA WATER SURVEY

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has selected Jason R. Vogel as the director of the Oklahoma Water Survey. Located on the University Research Campus, the Survey is the focal point and catalyst for OU's expertise in research, outreach and education in water topics. Read More

OU and Mercy Test New Models in Largest Breast Cancer Clinical Trial in Oklahoma

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City research team is set to begin the largest breast cancer clinical trial ever performed in Oklahoma. The team has developed new breast cancer risk prediction models based on a computer-aided image feature analysis scheme to identify patients who might have cancers that are not visible on mammography. The clinical trial begins July 1, 2017, at Mercy Breast Center. Read More

OU HONORED WITH 2017 EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD FOR IMPROVING LIVES OF U.S. VETERANS

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has been recognized by Operation Hat Trick, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting wounded U.S. combat veterans, for its outstanding efforts in aiding the recovery of wounded U.S. combat service members and veterans. Read More

PHILLIPS 66 MAKES $1 MILLION GIFT IN SUPPORT OF NEW ENGINEERING FACILITY AT OU

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced a $1 million gift from Phillips 66 to support construction of a new academic building and research laboratory on OU’s Engineering Quadrangle that will house the Gallogly College of Engineering’s Diversity and Inclusion Program offices, the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering, and new engineering labs and learning spaces. The announcement was made at the May meeting of the OU Board of Regents. Read More