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OU UNVEILS $500 MILLION ‘LIVE ON, UNIVERSITY’ CAMPAIGN
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.
OU Plans to Construct New Residential College Housing
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced that planning is underway for new residential colleges for upperclassmen and women. They will be patterned on those at Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge.
OU Scholar to Receive Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion
NORMAN – The American Academy of Religion has awarded University of Oklahoma interim Senior Vice President and Provost Kyle Harper with the prestigious Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Historical Studies for his book, From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity.
OU Vice President for Research to Host Inaugural Meeting of Central and Southern Plains Vice Presidents/Vice Chancellors for Research
NORMAN – To advance research for the universities in the Central and Southern Plains, the University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Vice President for Research will host the inaugural meeting of the Vice Presidents and Vice Chancellors for Research of those universities on the Norman Campus next week. Read More
South Central Climate Science Center Supported Video Documents Tribal Climate Change Variability Challenges and Solutions
NORMAN – The newly released and publicly available video, Listening for the Rain, documents the impact of climate variability and change on Native Tribes in the central United States. The 22.5-minute video emerged from the five InterTribal workshops on Climate Variability and Change held in Oklahoma and New Mexico last summer. The workshops were hosted by the University of Oklahoma and sponsored by the Interior Department’s South Central Climate Science Center. Read More
OU Professor Awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Grant to Create Visualization Tools for the Digital Humanities
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma professor is creating innovative new ways for people to interact with data in the digital humanities with a five-year, $496,124 National Science Foundation CAREER grant. The OU project will greatly expand the usefulness of data visualizations by providing a general way to create, edit, search and query data inside the visualizations themselves. Read More