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OU UNVEILS $500 MILLION ‘LIVE ON, UNIVERSITY’ CAMPAIGN

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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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OU Astrophysicist and Collaborator in China Find Supermassive Black Holes in Quasar Nearest to Earth

Images provided by the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

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.      

 

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OU and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City Developing New Models for Improved Breast Cancer Detection

Stephenson Cancer Center

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City are developing new short-term breast cancer risk prediction models that aim to help increase cancer detection of breast magnetic resonance imaging screening.  With a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, OU and Mercy will develop and apply two new short-term breast cancer risk prediction approaches.

 

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OU Research Team Developing More Advanced Imaging Radar for Rapid Updates and Improved Severe Weather Warnings

NORMAN – A team of engineers and meteorologists from the Advanced RadarResearch Center located in the Radar Innovations Laboratory on the University of Oklahoma Research Campus will develop faster, more advanced imaging radar with a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.   Read More

OU’S HONORS COLLEGE NAMED ONE OF TOP 25 HONORS PROGRAMS NATIONWIDE

NORMAN – The Honors College at the University of Oklahoma is one of the top 25 public university honors programs in the nation, according to A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs.  Read More

OU PRESIDENT DAVID L. BOREN ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION ENDOWMENT FROM LESLIE AND CLIFFORD HUDSON TO ESTABLISH GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced today a $1 million gift to the University from Dr. Leslie Hudson and Mr. Clifford Hudson of Oklahoma City to benefit graduate students in the OU College of Public Health. The gift will establish an endowment for two annual fellowships for graduate students in the college. Read More

OU PRESIDENT DAVID L. BOREN ANNOUNCES NAMING OF COLLEGE OF NURSING IN HONOR OF OKLAHOMA COUPLE

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced the naming of the OU College of Nursing in honor of the late Fran Ziegler and Earl Ziegler, two of the University’s alumni and steadfast supporters who grew up in Seminole County. Read More

OU RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT FROM THE MELLON FOUNDATION FOR CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF A DIGITAL LATIN LIBRARY

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the continued development of the Digital Latin Library project, which—when complete—will create resources that people of varying levels of interest and expertise in Latin can use to find, read, discuss, study, teach, edit and annotate Latin texts of all types and eras. Read More

THE SOONER STORY TELLS HISTORY OF OU, 1890 TO 2015 FROM EACH PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

NORMAN – When the University of Oklahoma’s first President, David Ross Boyd, stepped off the train in Norman and looked at a stretch of wind-swept prairie on which he would build a university, he declared, “What possibilities!” Read More

STICE NAMED DEAN OF MEWBOURNE COLLEGE OF EARTH AND ENERGY

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma alumnus Mike Stice, an energy leader with more than 35 years of industry experience working worldwide, has been named Dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, pending approval of the OU Board of Regents.  Read More