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Public Affairs supports OU’s mission through publicity, promotion and special events designed to encourage public understanding and support of the University and to foster a consistent, positive image of OU across the state and nation.
TWO OU STUDENTS RECEIVE BOREN AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY
NORMAN – Two University of Oklahoma students – Michelle Carney of Tulsa, and Jeremiah Cox of Eufaula – have won the Boren Award for International Study, sponsored by the National Security Education Program.
OU’S JEREMY ALLEN NAMED RECIPIENT OF TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma honors student Jeremy Allen has been selected as a recipient of the Truman Scholarship. Allen won the prestigious award based on his leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of “making a difference.” He is the ninth OU student to be honored with the national award since 2003.
PRESIDENT EMERITA OF BROWN UNIVERSITY RUTH J. SIMMONS TO DELIVER OU COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
NORMAN – Outstanding scholar and President Emerita of Brown University Ruth J. Simmons will deliver the OU Commencement address at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13... Read More
OU RESEARCH TEAM INVESTIGATES MICROBE-CLIMATE INTERACTIONS
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma research team will analyze microbe-climate interactions in greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O) fromgrasslands and croplands in Oklahoma. Read More
OU Meteorology Professor Wins ‘Young Investigator’ Award
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma Professor Steven Cavallo is the recipient of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program award for his commitment to the study of vortex dynamics. The prestigious prize is awarded to academic scientists in their first or second full-time academic appointment, and grants up to $170,000 annually in assistance for capital equipment, graduate student support or the salary of the investigator in the subsequent three years. Read More
OU PROFESSOR NAMED 2016 RECIPIENT OF NATIONAL AWARD IN APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma ProfessorJoseph M. Suflita will receive a national award, the 2016 DuPont Industrial Biosciences Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Boston in mid-June. Read More
Professor Honored for Distinguished Scholarship by the New York Academy of History
NORMAN – The New York Academy of History has selected University of Oklahoma Professor Robert Lifset's book, Power on the Hudson, Storm King Mountain and the Emergence of Modern America Environmentalism, to receive the 2016 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York history. Read More
THREE OU STUDENTS RECEIVE GOLDWATER HONORS
NORMAN — University of Oklahoma honors students Casey Cai, Jesse Coker and Patrick Vallely have been named 2016 Goldwater Scholars, placing OU in the top ranks of universities nationally with 51 Goldwater Scholars since the competition began in 1991. The prestigious scholarships are awarded on the basis of potential and intent to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. Read More