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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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Cornell University President-Elect to Deliver Commencement Address

Elizabeth Garrett

NORMAN – Elizabeth Garrett, an OU graduate who will become the first woman president of Cornell University, a prestigious American Ivy League school, on July 1, will deliver the University of Oklahoma’s Commencement address at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, in The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St.


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Honorary Degree Recipients to be Honored at OU Commencement, May 8

OU National Merit Scholars 2015

NORMAN – Four outstanding individuals will join University of Oklahoma Commencement speaker Elizabeth Garrett, the president-elect of Cornell University and a distinguished legal scholar, in being awarded honorary degrees at OU’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St. 


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NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren presented today the President’s Trophy to the outstanding fraternity, sorority, housing center and two commuter students. Awards went to students and organizations exhibiting overall excellence in academics, campus activities, volunteerism and multicultural participation. Read More

OU Engineering Professors Among Nation’s Best ‘Young Investigators’

NORMAN — Two University of Oklahoma College of Engineering professors in the Advanced Radar Research Center are recipients of the prestigious Young Investigator award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Read More


NORMAN — Wastewater reuse in Oklahoma is the topic for three upcoming educational outreach forums open to the public at no cost. The meetings are designed to inform the public and to allow people to provide input for Oklahoma's future water resource planning. Read More

OU’s Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center on List of Most Beautiful Conservatories, Schools of Music

NORMAN — The Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center at the University of Oklahoma is one of the top 15 among the 50 most beautiful conservatories and Schools of Music in the nation, according to College Degree Search. Read More

OU Makes History with Record-Setting Number of Freshman National Merit Scholars

NORMAN — For the first time in history, the University of Oklahoma ranks first in the nation among both public and private universities in the enrollment of freshman National Merit Scholars, with 313 scholars in the fall 2014 class. Read More