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NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren and the class of 2020 gathered on the eve of the first day of classes to honor one of OU’s traditions, the class photo inside the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on historic Owen Field.


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OU's 2016 Freshman Class Sets All-Time High Academic Record

New Sooner Convocation 2016

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced that OU’s 2016 freshman class has set an all-time high academic record.  “The OU family is proud that the university continues to set new records for academic excellence,” said OU President David L. Boren.  

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OU Professor David A. Sabatini Named 2016 Recipient Of National Award for Global Outreach

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma Professor David A. Sabatini is the recipient of a national award for outstanding contributions and demonstrated leadership through involvement in environmental engineering and science outreach activities to the global community. Read More

Five Students Participate in OSLEP Seminar, "Landscape and Memory in the American Southwest"

NORMAN – Five students from colleges and universities across Oklahoma participated in the Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program seminar, “Landscape and Memory in the American Southwest,” held May 16 to May 21, 2016 on sites throughout Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Read More

OU Provides NSF Undergraduate Research Experience in Structural Biology for University Students Across the Nation

NORMAN – The National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Program in Structural Biology at the University of Oklahoma provides a research experience for students who do not have a program available to them at their institutions. Read More

OU Professor Elected to American Geophysical Union for Scientific Achievements in Ecological Forecasting

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma professor has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union for distinguished contributions to the field of global change ecology. Ecological forecasting will allow ecologists to predict how changes in the environment will alter an entire ecosystem in the future. Read More

Rural Educators Engage in Bioanalytical Engineering Research and Teaching

NORMAN – Six science and mathematics teachers from rural high schools in Oklahoma are engaged in a National Science Foundation-supported summer program at the University of Oklahoma’s Center for BioAnalysis in an effort to improve STEM teaching in rural classrooms and increase the number of rural students who select and successfully graduate from a higher education STEM field.  Read More

OU’s Sooner Academic Institute Provides Support for Inner-City Students

NORMAN – Students from three Oklahoma City high schools have an opportunity to learn from university-style courses through the University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Academic Institute—the six-week summer Sooner Academic Institute offers at-risk high school students with lectures, laboratory experiences and other activities to encourage them to attend college.  The Institute is one part of the larger Sooner Upward Bound program. Read More