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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.
OU Commencement to Feature Cornell University President-Elect
NORMAN – The pageantry and pomp of herald trumpets and the Kiowa Black Leggings Society as well as the Bagpipes and Drums of the Highlanders will usher in the University of Oklahoma’s 2015 Commencement ceremony, to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
OU ANNOUNCES $30 MILLION IN GIFTS TO COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced more than $30 million in new resources to name the College of Engineering and establish a new School of Biomedical Engineering, including construction of a new academic building in the Engineering Quadrangle, and establishment of 12 new endowed positions and formation of a $3.5 million endowment for graduate fellowships.
2015 GUIDELINES: PROHIBITED ITEMS IN THE STADIUM AT COMMENCEMENT
NORMAN – Students and their families and friends attending the University of Oklahoma’s 2015 Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 8, are asked to leave behind certain items that are prohibited because of security reasons. Read More
OU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET IN NORMAN MAY 7
NORMAN – An Innovation Hub, an agreement by the American Organ Institute to provide material and services to the Friends of the Oklahoma History Center and the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the addition of a strength training and performance center at Lloyd Noble Center are among topics to be discussed by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents at its regular meeting Thursday, May 7, in Norman. Read More
Two OU Students Awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships
NORMAN – Two University of Oklahoma students are recipients of Critical Language Scholarships, awarded through the U.S. Department of State, to study one of 13 critical-need foreign languages. Read More
University of Oklahoma Announces College Convocations and Commencements
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has announced its individual college convocations and other end-of-year academic ceremonies. Read More
OU Class of 2015 Gift to be New Park South of Headington Hall
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma Class of 2015 will celebrate their time at OU by endowing Headington Park, a green space south of Headington Hall, OU’s newest residence hall. Read More
University of Oklahoma Students Achieve Perfect Grade-Point Average
NORMAN – Eighty-three students who are participating in 2015 Commencement ceremonies at the University of Oklahoma on Friday, May 8, maintained perfect 4.0 grade-point averages throughout their undergraduate careers at OU. Of the total, 56 reside in Oklahoma. Read More
University of Oklahoma Professor, OU Alumna Receive Apple Distinguished Educator Awards
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma Associate Professor of Education and an OU alumna have been selected as Apple Distinguished Educators, a prestigious and competitive award honoring highly innovative educators. Read More
OU Alumnus Named Special Assistant to the Vice President for the University Community
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced that D’Andre Fisher, Assistant Director of Diversity Enrichment Programs in OU Recruitment Services, has been named Special Assistant to the Vice President for the University Community, pending approval of the OU Board of Regents. Read More
Honorary Degree Recipients to be Honored at OU Commencement, May 8
NORMAN – Four outstanding individuals will join University of Oklahoma Commencement speaker Elizabeth Garrett, the president-elect of Cornell University and a distinguished legal scholar, in being awarded honorary degrees at OU's 2015 Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Staduim, 180 W. Brooks St. Read More