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OU SETS ALL-TIME HIGH RETENTION RECORD

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NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced that OU has set an all-time record of 90 percent freshman-to-sophomore retention, ranking OU among the top universities in the nation.

 

 

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STUART FAMILY FOUNDATION GIFT TO SUPPORT OU-TULSA BEAUTIFICATION

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TULSA – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced today a gift to the university from the Stuart Family Foundation of Tulsa in support of a campus beautification project that will create a two-mile walking trail and two outdoor learning areas at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center.  

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OU Study Links Entrepreneurial Optimism with Business Success

NORMAN – Widespread collective entrepreneurial optimism in the United States is highly predictive of the number of new venture startups and small business growth, according to a University of Oklahoma study.  This optimism can be contagious in its ability to encourage others to start firms when optimism is a widespread social phenomenon.  This finding challenges the notion that necessity is the mother of invention in regards to startups. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA OPENS THE INNOVATION HUB

NORMAN – A new era of opportunity, inspiration and creativity is launching at the University of Oklahoma with the opening of the Innovation Hub during the week of Sept. 19. This cutting-edge facility is designed to foster the creation, refinement and implementation of innovative ideas. Read More

KEY OU SUPPORTERS HONORED AT SEPTEMBER REGENTS MEETING

TULSA – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today presented sculptures honoring those newly inducted into OU’s Seed Sower Society, a distinguished group whose support of the University has reached $1 million or more. The presentation was made at the September meeting of the OU Board of Regents. Read More

OU HONORED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EFFORTS

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma is a recipient of the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which is the only national award that honors individual institutions for being outstanding examples of colleges or universities that are committed to making diversity and inclusion a top priority across their campuses. Read More

PEGGY DOW HELMERICH SCHOOL OF DRAMA AT OU NAMED ONE OF TOP 10 THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS NATIONWIDE

NORMAN – The Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma is one of the top 10 Bachelor of Fine Arts theatre design and technology programs in the nation, according to OnStage. Housed in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, the school is under the leadership of Tom Huston Orr, director and James Garner Chair. Read More

CLASS OF 2020 GATHER FOR TRADITIONAL CLASS PHOTO

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren and the class of 2020 gathered on the eve of the first day of classes to honor one of OU’s traditions, the class photo inside the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on historic Owen Field. Read More