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.
New Appreciation for the Human Microbiome Leads to Greater Impact
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma anthropologists are studying the ancient and modern human microbiome and the role it plays in human health and disease. By applying genomic and proteomic sequencing technologies to ancient human microbiomes, OU researchers are advancing the understanding of the evolutionary history of our microbial self and its impact on human health today.
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.
Boren to Recommend Pay Cut for OU Administrators in Budget
NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President David Boren announced today that as part of his budget recommendations to the OU Board of Regents, he will recommend a pay cut for himself as President and other top OU administrators, including Vice Presidents and Deans of 3% on the Norman Campus for the budget year beginning July 1st. Read More
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