The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.
Public Affairs supports OU’s mission through publicity, promotion and special events designed to encourage public understanding and support of the University and to foster a consistent, positive image of OU across the state and nation.
OU UNVEILS $500 MILLION ‘LIVE ON, UNIVERSITY’ CAMPAIGN
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.
Cherokee Nation, Stephenson Cancer Center Address Tobacco Use
NORMAN – Cancer disparities continue to impact Oklahoma disproportionately as a direct result of continued tobacco use. With two, four-year grants totaling $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health, a University of Oklahoma-led collaborative with the Cherokee Nation is addressing tobacco-related cancer disparities through a program of research, training and education for American Indian students and investigators.
Director of OU Architecture Division Named Recipient of Prestigious Award
NORMAN – The American Institute of Architects has awarded the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture to Hans E. Butzer, director of the University of Oklahoma Division of Architecture. The honor recognizes an architect in the private sector who has made significant contributions to the quality of public architecture.
OU PRESIDENT DAVID L. BOREN PRESENTS $20 MILLION BUDGET REDUCTION PLAN
NORMAN — To address serious fiscal constraints resulting from deep funding cuts, University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today presented a $20 million budget reduction plan for the University. The proposal was approved by the OU Board of Regents. Read More
OU WINS DAVIS CUP FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma is being awarded the prestigious Davis Cup for the third consecutive year in recognition of its record-setting enrollment of United World College international freshmen. OU is the only public university in the nation to ever be awarded the Davis Cup. Read More
OU NAMED IN TOP 10 MOST IMPRESSIVE HISTORIC COLLEGE CAMPUSES
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma has been named in the top 10 of the most impressive historic college campuses in the nation, according to College Values Online. OU is the only Big 12 University in the top 10, joining the ranks of other universities, such as Princeton and University of California at Berkeley. Read More
OU Health Sciences Center Professor Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
NORMAN — University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Professor Heloise Anne Pereira has been named a 2016 National Academy of Inventors Fellow, a high professional distinction awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Read More