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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 Educator Named Outstanding Woman

Jeanette Davidson

NORMAN – Jeanette R. Davidson, Ph. D., ACSW, professor in the Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, has been selected by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of 25 outstanding women in higher education.




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Arbor Day To Have Picnic, Tree Planting

Arbor Day

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma will celebrate Arbor Day with a picnic and tree planting on the Norman campus Thursday, March 29. The OU Jazz Combo will play prior to the program.





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Recent News

OU Norman Campus to Close For Maintenance March 19-20

NORMAN - Due to a request by OG&E to perform significant electrical maintenance work, the Norman campus of the University of Oklahoma will close on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Read more

OU to Host Fifth Annual Conference for First-Generation and Minority Students

NORMAN – The Office of University Community at the University of Oklahoma will host its fifth annual George McLaurin and Sylvia A. Lewis Leadership Conference, a program aimed at connecting OU with talented first-generation and minority students. Read more

Academic Department Named in Honor of Civil Rights Leader Clara Luper

NORMAN - University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced the naming of the Department of African and African American Studies in honor of longtime educator and civil rights leader Clara Luper, who made many contributions to diversity and inclusion efforts in Oklahoma. The announcement was made at the March meeting of the OU Board of Regents. Read more