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.
CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR, NEW YORK TIMES CORRESPONDENT TO SPEAK AT OU
NORMAN – Maeva Marcus and Adam Liptak, who are both noted for their expertise on the Constitution and the courts, will discuss their insight on politics and the United States Supreme Court at a President’s Associates dinner at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, April 13. Prior to the dinner, they will meet with OU students for an informal discussion.
NOTABLE CIVIC, EDUCATION LEADER TO DELIVER OU COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
NORMAN – OU alumnus and president of Oklahoma City University Robert H. Henry will deliver the University of Oklahoma’s Commencement address at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St.
OU Students Set Two Guinness World Records™ Titles on NBC's TODAY
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma set two Guinness World Records™ titles for the largest human image of a cloud and the largest human image of a lightning bolt, which were featured this morning on NBC’s TODAY as part of Rokerthon 3: Storming Into The Madness. The live national broadcast with TODAY’s Al Roker took place at The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Read More
OU Arbor Day Celebration 2017 To Include Picnic, Tree Planting
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma will celebrate Arbor Day with a picnic and tree planting on the Norman campus Thursday, March 30. The OU Jazz Combo will play prior to the program. Read More
INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY COMMUNITIES TO HOST PLACEMAKING CONFERENCE
NORMAN – Experts on designing livable and healthy communities, large and small, will headline the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities’ Placemaking Conference Monday, April 3, on the OU Norman campus. The conference targets city planners and developers as well as mayors and city councils across the state to collaborate and engage the public in an effort to enhance Oklahoma communities. Read More
OU RANKS NO. 1 IN NATION IN NUMBER OF FRESHMAN NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS
NORMAN – For the second time in history, the University of Oklahoma ranks No. 1 in the nation in enrollment of freshman National Merit Scholars, with 279 scholars enrolled in the fall 2016 class. OU outranked all public and private universities this year, including universities like the University of Chicago and Harvard University, which placed second and third, respectively. Read More