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.
SYRIAN SCHOLAR TO SPEAK ON “ISIS, SYRIA AND THE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST”
NORMAN – Joshua Landis, one of the leading scholars internationally in Syrian studies, will discuss “ISIS, Syria and the Crisis in the Middle East” at a President’s Associates dinner at the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom of Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave.
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma will honor the class of 2017 and OU provost from 1995 to 2014 and director of OU’s honors programs from 1987 to 1995, Nancy Mergler, during its annual Ring Ceremony scheduled for 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the courtyard of Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave. Mergler also was selected to serve as parade marshal for OU’s Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 29.
OU ACHIEVES HIGHEST PERCENTAGE SUMMER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT IN BIG 12
NORMAN – After setting an all-time record of 90 percent freshman-to-sophomore retention, University of Oklahoma students have achieved a new record: the highest percentage of summer enrollment in the Big 12. Read More
OU Researchers Develop Novel, Non-Invasive Cancer Therapy Using Targeted Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
NORMAN – A staggering 1.7 million persons in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016, with 600,000 cases ending in death.University of Oklahoma researchers have collaborated to design a novel, non-invasive cancer therapy that could eliminate tumors without affecting the healthy cells in the body. Read More
DEDICATION SCHEDULED FOR OU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ACADEMIC OFFICE TOWER
OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials from the University Hospitals Authority and Trust and the University of Oklahoma will dedicate the OU College of Medicine Academic Office Tower in a public ceremony scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 800 Stanton L. Young Blvd. at the OU Health Sciences Center. Read More
NATIONAL INDIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION NAMES HEATHER SHOTTON EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
NORMAN – Heather Shotton, University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Native American Studies, has been named Educator of the Year by the National Indian Education Association. Read More
OU VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY OUTREACH ANNOUNCES INTENT TO RETIRE FROM THE UNIVERSITY, EFFECTIVE IN DECEMBER 2016
NORMAN – University of Oklahoma Vice President for University Outreach, James Pappas, today announced his intent to retire from the University, effective in December, after almost 30 years of service to OU. Pappas also serves as Dean of the College of Liberal Studies as well as Professor in the departments of Educational Psychology and Liberal Studies. Read More