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$210.4 million in research funding. That represents a 33% increase from previous fiscal year. Interlocking OU logo, Vice President for Research and Partnerships at The University of Oklahoma logo.

University of Oklahoma Breaks All-Time Record for Sponsored Research Growth

July 17, 2023

The University of Oklahoma has broken another record, setting a new all-time high for sponsored research awards to its Norman campus. Sponsored research, or research funded by organizations outside of the university, is a vital part of the mission of large public research universities to create and disseminate new knowledge that impacts society and changes lives. “Achieving another record-setting year for research is a strong indicator of the University of Oklahoma’s exceptional trajectory as a world-changing leader in innovation, research and collaboration,” said OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. “This milestone stands as a testament to the remarkable ability of our research community to translate their expertise into real-world impacts, fostering confidence and attracting transformational investments from our external partners.”

Mark Lang, Ph.D.

OU College of Medicine Researchers Earn $6.5 Million Grant to Work Toward C. Difficile Vaccine

September 15, 2023

Potential infection with Clostridioides difficle, or C. difficile, emerges as one of the most troubling risks during a hospital stay, particularly for people taking antibiotics or those with a weakened immune system. Although unsuccessful thus far, efforts to develop a vaccine to protect against C. difficile continue. And now, a surge of federal funding aims to bolster the science needed to create a more effective method of preventing these infections.


Gaylord Hall Auditorium.

OU to Present National Theatre Live Broadcasts

September 14, 2023

The University of Oklahoma will bring the best of British theatre and international stars like Emilia Clarke, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ian McKellen to Norman this fall through a campus partnership presenting select showings of National Theatre Live at Gaylord Hall Auditorium.



Lynn Goldman.

2023 Hudson Fellows in Public Health Symposium to Focus on Climate Change

September 28, 2023

Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., distinguished pediatrician and epidemiologist, will be the featured keynote speaker of the University of Oklahoma’s Hudson College of Public Health’s 2023 Hudson Fellows in Public Health Symposium. She will speak on “Climate Change: A Challenge for Public Health, Education, Research and Practice.”

Natarajan Aravindan, Ph.D.

OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center Researcher Awarded Department of Defense Grant to Research Cancer Metastasis

August 04, 2023

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $1.78 million grant to a researcher at the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma. The grant is to study the process of cancer metastasis, which is currently affecting more than 620,000 Americans, according to the National Cancer Institute. The four-year grant was awarded to Natarajan Aravindan, Ph.D., who is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology in the OU College of Medicine and a researcher at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center.


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OU Board of Regents Approves FY24 Budget, New Degree Programs, Leadership Appointments, Facility Renovations and More

June 14, 2023

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents met in Tulsa today to approve the budget for fiscal year 2024, academic and administrative appointments, new degree offerings, facility renovations and other items. During the meeting, the Regents approved the university’s fiscal year 2024 budget. Driven by the university’s ambition to continue realizing the vision of its Strategic Plan, the FY24 budget endeavors to position OU for even higher levels of excellence while balancing affordability and accessibility. To support this, the Regents approved a 3% increase in tuition and mandatory fees for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Norman campus programs. At the Health Sciences Center, eight professional programs and undergraduate and graduate programs will have tuition increases ranging from 1% to 7%.


OUHSC receives grant to improve health outcomes for Indigenous women in childbirth
Norman Transcript

OUHSC receives grant to improve health outcomes for Indigenous women in childbirth
Enid News & Eagle

Dad makes mini OU football field for 5-year-old son

COVID-19 not going anywhere, OU campus continues to deal with the virus in 2023
OU Daily

E-commerce supply business opens storefront in downtown Norman
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According to the University of Oklahoma, Carpenter became renowned worldwide for his work on reptile behavioral studies, even receiving the Oklahoma Scientist of the Year designation in 1991. Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Biological Survey dedicated a newly reopened trail to him just south of Highway 9. 

Therapy Thoughts: What is Imposter Syndrome?
News on 6

Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6 to answer your questions about relationships and mental health. This week we're talking about what to expect from pre-marital counseling and imposter syndrome.

Nonprofit news outlets: A growing, integral part of Oklahoma’s journalism landscape
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University of Oklahoma journalism professor John Schmeltzer said the expanding role of nonprofits reflects the financial freefall of traditional media. 


Students walking on the South Oval on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus during the first week of classes for the fall 2023 semester.
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First Days of Fall Semester 2023

August 21, 2023

The University of Oklahoma began the fall 2023 semester on August 21, 2023, with a record number of first-year students.

Class Kickoff 2023 on the big screen at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium during event on August 11, 2023.
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Class Kickoff 2023

August 11, 2023

The University of Oklahoma officially welcomed its largest freshman class in school history at the annual Class Kick-Off event, held in the Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Family smiling during OU move-in, August 8, 2023.
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OU Move-In 2023

August 09, 2023

As the fall semester approaches for new students and their families, the University of Oklahoma welcomed first-year students for Move-In 2023.