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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 Board of Regents to Meet in Oklahoma City March 10

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NORMAN – Capital improvement projects for student housing expansion, roadway repairs and the campus health center are among topics to be discussed by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents at its regular meeting Tuesday, March 10, in Oklahoma City. 


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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors and Historians to Headline OU Teach-In

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NORMAN – Pulitzer Prize-winning historians and authors Alan Taylor and Timothy Egan will headline the University of Oklahoma’s “Teach-In on The Western Frontier,” set for Monday, March 9, on OU’s Norman campus. They will be joined by four additional leading historians who will share their perspectives on this era in American history during the daylong events, which is open to the public.


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OU-Led Team Finds Lasting Severe Weather Impact in Feathers of Young Birds

NORMAN — While studying a ground-nesting bird population near El Reno, Okla., a University of Oklahoma-led research team found that stress during a severe weather outbreak of May 31, 2013, had manifested itself into malformations in the growing feathers of the young birds. The team witnessed a phenomenon termed ‘pallid bands’ in a large proportion of fledgling Grasshopper Sparrows and found spikes in the chemical signatures of ‘pallid bands,’ which led to abnormalities in the new feathers. Read More

OU Engineering Professors Will Play Key Role in NIST Community Resilience Center

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma College of Engineering professors will participate as part of a multi-disciplinary team from 10 universities on a $20 million cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology to Colorado State University to establish the Community Resilience Center of Excellence in Fort, Collins, Colo. OU researchers will play key roles in the development of the Center’s research program. Read More

Mary Margaret Holt Succeeds Richard C. Taylor as Dean of Fine Arts

NORMAN – Rich Taylor, dean of fine arts at the University of Oklahoma, has resigned his position at OU to return to his home of many years in Florida so he can to devote more time to an entertainment-related company he and his wife, Andy Taylor, have co-founded and whose first venture has recently escalated. Read More