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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 STUDENT RECEIVES BOREN AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma junior Benjamin Korty of Denver has won the Boren Award for International Study, sponsored by the National Security Education Program. Korty is the 31st OU student to receive the award since the program began in 1994.
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS TO BE HONORED AT OU COMMENCEMENT
NORMAN – Four outstanding individuals will join University of Oklahoma Commencement speaker Robert H. Henry, the president of Oklahoma City University and a distinguished legal and foreign relations scholar, in being awarded honorary degrees at OU’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, at The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St.
OU Assistant Athletic Bands Director Receives Apple Distinguished Educator Award
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and OU alumnus Brian Wolfe has been named an Apple Distinguished Educator, a prestigious and competitive award honoring highly innovative educators. Read More
OU REGENTS’ ALUMNI AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED TO ELEVEN OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUALS
NORMAN – Eleven exceptional University of Oklahoma alumni and friends will receive Regents’ Alumni Awards for their dedication and service to OU in a ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 12, on the Norman campus. Read More
OU, AT&T and The Weather Channel Collaborate to Transmit Potentially Life-Saving Information during Severe Weather
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma, AT&T and The Weather Channel have collaborated to equip several of OU’s Advanced Radar Research Center’s mobile research trucks with enhanced severe weather technology. These enhanced trucks will soon have cameras capable of streaming live video and near real-time radar data during severe weather events. Read More
NICHOLAS S. HATHAWAY NAMED 2017 OTIS SULLIVANT AWARD WINNER
NORMAN – Nicholas S. Hathaway, Executive Vice President, Vice President for Administration and Finance and Vice President for Strategic Planning, has been named the 2017 recipient of the $20,000 Otis Sullivant Award for Perceptivity at the University of Oklahoma. Read More
OU President David L. Boren Elected To American Academy of Arts and Sciences
NORMAN – OU President David L. Boren has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest and most distinguished honorary societies. Read More
OU GRADUATE HONORED WITH SOROS FELLOWSHIP
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma graduate Caleb Gayle of Tulsa has earned a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. Gayle is the third Soros Fellow produced by OU in the past two years. Read More