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April 03, 2024

OU Max Westheimer Airport Receives $36.5 Million for Improvements

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.

April 01, 2024

University of Oklahoma Promotes Exchange Program for International Business Leaders

Twice a year since 2012, the University of Oklahoma has participated in the Professional Fellows Exchange Program, welcoming emerging business leaders from across South Asia to Oklahoma. Through this collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, more than 150 local businesses have engaged in this initiative, building lasting international partnerships and experiencing enriching cultural exchanges.

March 14, 2024

$1.9 Million Federal Grant Expands OU Entrepreneurship Programs

Startup OU, a program of the Tom Love Innovation Hub at the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business, has received a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to expand its entrepreneurial programs.