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.
INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY COMMUNITIES TO HOST PLACEMAKING CONFERENCE
NORMAN – Experts on designing livable and healthy communities, large and small, will headline the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities’ Placemaking Conference Monday, April 3, on the OU Norman campus. The conference targets city planners and developers as well as mayors and city councils across the state to collaborate and engage the public in an effort to enhance Oklahoma communities.
NOTABLE CIVIC, EDUCATION LEADER TO DELIVER OU COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
NORMAN – OU alumnus and president of Oklahoma City University Robert H. Henry will deliver the University of Oklahoma’s Commencement address at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR J.D. VANCE TO SPEAK AT OU
NORMAN – Author J.D. Vance, whose #1 New York Times best-selling book, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, examines the struggles facing America’s working class, will speak at a President’s Associates dinner at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, March 23. Prior to dinner, Vance will meet with OU students for an informal discussion. Read More
OU Psychology Student Wins 2017 ESPN Hackathon
NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma quantitative psychology doctoral student, Melanie Lewis, won the student division of the third annual ESPN Hackathon in March with her innovative idea to apply an industrial organizational psychology theory that looks at organizational citizenship behavior to sports analytics. Read More
OU BOARD OF REGENTS ELECTS BENNETT, HUMPHREYS AS OFFICERS
OKLAHOMA CITY – Clayton I. Bennett of Oklahoma City has been elected as chairman of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents and Kirk Humphreys of Oklahoma City has been elected as vice chairman of the board. Read More
OU RANKS NO. 1 IN NATION IN NUMBER OF FRESHMAN NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS
NORMAN – For the second time in history, the University of Oklahoma ranks No. 1 in the nation in enrollment of freshman National Merit Scholars, with 279 scholars enrolled in the fall 2016 class. OU outranked all public and private universities this year, including universities like the University of Chicago and Harvard University, which placed second and third, respectively. Read More
STUDENT COSTS GO DOWN AT OU
NORMAN – The total out-of-pocket cost to obtain a degree from the University of Oklahoma has gone down by an average of $7,200 compared to two years ago, a recent report states. The university has made cuts across the institution and increased scholarships to help all students, including middle income students, have the resources necessary to complete their degrees. Read More