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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 Only Public University in Nation to Win Davis Cup for Second Year

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NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma is the only public university in the nation to be awarded the prestigious Davis Cup two years in a row in recognition of its record-setting enrollment of United World College international freshmen. 



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Leading Biomedical Ethics Prize Presented To Weill Cornell Medical College’s Joseph Fins

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A noted scholar and author in the field of medical and palliative care ethics has been selected to receive the Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics, administered by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. This year’s recipient is Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.

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OU Research Featured in Discover Magazine’s Top 100 Stories of 2014

NORMAN — The research of Christina Warinner, University of Oklahoma anthropology professor, will be featured in the January/February issue of Discover Magazine’s Top 100 Stories of 2014. Warinner’s research on ancient dental plaque was selected from an estimated 1 million science stories from around the world. Read More

Portion of Jenkins Avenue to be Temporarily Closed Beginning Monday, Jan. 5, for Work

NORMAN – Beginning Monday, Jan. 5, Jenkins Avenue will be closed north of the Stinson Street intersection and south of the Lindsey Street intersection for approximately one week so curbs and drains can be rebuilt and extended. The project is expected to take approximately one week. Motorists are advised to use George Avenue for access to the area during that time.  

OU Professors Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

NORMAN – Two University of Oklahoma professors — Daniel E. Resasco and Paul H. Weigel — have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Read More


NORMAN – Donna Nelson, an organic chemistry professor at the University of Oklahoma, has been elected as the 2016 president of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. She will serve as president-elect in 2015. Read More

OU Professor, Inventor Reaches Major Milestone in the Development of Interband Cascade Lasers

NORMAN – A team led by the University of Oklahoma professor who invented the interband cascade laser has reached a major milestone in the development of interband cascade lasers by creating a robust technology that operates at room temperature and works continuously—an important component for building practical systems. Read More


OKLAHOMA CITY– More students at the University of Oklahoma Health Schiences Center are receiving scholarships than ever before, announced OU President David L. Boren at the Decemebr meeting of the OU Board of Regents.  Read More