The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.
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.
CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All to Deliver OU Commencement Address
NORMAN – Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, and Founder and Chair of Teach For America, will deliver the University of Oklahoma’s Commencement address at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, in The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St.
2014 OU Staff Week to Include Daily Activities, Annual Awards Ceremony
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma Norman campus Staff Week will feature an ice cream social, art show, games and activities, as well as a picnic and the annual awards ceremony. Staff Week is April 21 through 25 and this year’s theme is “OU Staff: The Real Superheroes!” Donations of canned food items to benefit Norman’s Food for Friends may be brought to all of the activities except for the awards ceremony.
OU History of Science Department Receives Sloan Foundation Grant to Build an Innovative Tool for Collaborative Research
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma History of Science Department has received a $350,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in support of a project to build an innovative tool for collaborative research centered on the 100-year-old Isis Bibliography of the History of Science. The project is jointly supported by OU and the History of Science Society. The grant supports the first two years of development. Read more about the grant.
OU Junior Rashid Campbell Wins Top Honors at National Debate Tournament
NORMAN – Furthering his achievement in the University of Oklahoma’s Shannon Self Debate Program, University of Oklahoma junior Rashid Campbell earned the Title of First Speaker at the National Debate Tournament hosted by Indiana University. Campbell, an African American Studies major from Oakland, Calif., is the first African American to win the title in the 67- year history of the tournament. Read more about the honor.
Norman Campus Provost Announces Intent to Resume Classroom Teaching; OU President David Boren to Recommend Kyle Harper as Interim Provost
NORMAN – Nancy Mergler, University of Oklahoma Senior Vice President and Provost for the Norman campus since 1995, has announced her intent to return to classroom teaching and resign her administrative post as Provost, effective June 1, after serving successfully in that role for almost 20 years. Read more about the announcement.