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University of Oklahoma Secures $80M Contract to Train USPS Employees

June 10, 2024

OU has been awarded a nearly $80 million contract by the United States Postal Service to deliver high-quality, high-impact training services to its employees. Under the guidance of Belinda Biscoe, senior associate vice president for University Outreach and the College of Continuing Education, this project will ensure that USPS employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their duties effectively.

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The NCED Conference Center and Hotel.

University of Oklahoma Secures $80M Contract to Train USPS Employees

June 10, 2024

OU has been awarded a nearly $80 million contract by the United States Postal Service to deliver high-quality, high-impact training services to its employees. Under the guidance of Belinda Biscoe, senior associate vice president for University Outreach and the College of Continuing Education, this project will ensure that USPS employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their duties effectively.

Kash Barker, Ph.D..

Study Examines Risk Mitigation of Climate Refugees

June 12, 2024

Kash Barker, a professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has received funding through the Department of Defense’s Minerva Research Initiative to examine socio-economic vulnerability to climate change.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY


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OU Announces July 1 SEC Celebration Events

June 04, 2024

The University of Oklahoma and OU Athletics Department are excited to announce plans for a series of special, free public events celebrating the Sooners' historic move to the Southeastern Conference that will officially take place Monday, July 1.

Dr. Melissa Medina.

OU College of Pharmacy Names New Dean

June 12, 2024

The University of Oklahoma announced today the appointment of Melissa Medina, Ed.D., as dean of the OU College of Pharmacy, pending approval from the OU Board of Regents. Medina will begin the new role on June 16.

EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP


HEALTH AND WELLNESS


Robert Wild, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the OU College of Medicine.

Newly Published Study Reveals Effects of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome on Breast Cancer

June 06, 2024

Both obesity and metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions like high blood pressure and high blood sugar – increase the risk of breast cancer, but in differing ways for different subtypes of the cancer. A University of Oklahoma researcher helped to lead a national study that produced those results, which may help physicians better care for patients at higher risk for breast cancer.

Dr. Kelly Stratton.

OU Receives Grant to Fund Clinical Trial for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

June 05, 2024

With a $1.2 million grant to the University of Oklahoma, an OU Health urologic oncologist is leading an innovative new clinical trial for the treatment of prostate cancer when the cancer is beginning to spread beyond the prostate. The trial, offered at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, will study the combination of two drugs, each of which is already used to treat prostate cancer but has not been evaluated together.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


Motolani Adedipe.

App Created to Support Black Prostate Cancer Patients Post-Diagnosis

May 30, 2024

A University of Oklahoma researcher recently received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to test a newly created mobile app designed to address health disparities among Black men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Michael Businelle, Ph.D..

OU Researchers Say Future Is Bright for Treating Substance Abuse Through Mobile Health Technologies

May 08, 2024

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma are creating and studying health interventions delivered via smartphones to make effective, evidence-based treatments available to those who cannot or don’t want to enter traditional in-person treatment.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY


Students create plans at the OU Tom Love Innovation Hub.

OU Launches Entrepreneurship and Innovation Master’s Program

May 08, 2024

The University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business is launching a new hybrid master’s program to help working professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators learn how to create and scale a new business, either in an existing company or as a startup.

Joe Harroz and Tom Cole.

OU Max Westheimer Airport Receives $36.5 Million for Improvements

April 03, 2024

University of Oklahoma leaders and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) celebrated the recent funding to support improvements to the Max Westheimer Airport in Norman. Renovations include extending and strengthening the runway, developing a new taxiway and adding hangar space to accommodate OU’s growing aviation school and increased airport traffic. The improvements will also create safer ingress and egress passageways.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES


The Last Three Stood Proud and Tall, 2018, a bronze rhino sculpture.

Wildlife in Contemporary Art Exhibit Now Open at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

June 07, 2024

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art has opened "Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art," an exhibit organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, running through Sept. 22.

A group of people at a stop along Rt. 66.

Writing the Route: OU Selected for National Humanities Center’s Inaugural “Being Human” Festival

May 01, 2024

In classic Oklahoma form, spring severe weather the weekend of April 27 interrupted a planned excursion for University of Oklahoma scholars and almost 40 Oklahomans to explore by charter bus the cultural landmark of Route 66 in the state.

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OU Commencement Weekend

May 15, 2024

From May 9-12, the University of Oklahoma celebrated graduates from the Class of 2024.

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OU Tulsa Commencement Ceremony

May 08, 2024

OU-Tulsa celebrated and honored its graduates at the 2024 OU-Tulsa Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, at the Reynolds Center on the University of Tulsa campus.

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Party at the Palace

May 07, 2024

The University of Oklahoma held its inaugural Party at the Palace to celebrate the graduating class of 2024, including the university's first-ever drone show. The Party at the Palace is a university-wide event for all graduating students that features food, games, and more.

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