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OU PRESIDENT DAVID BOREN BEGINS 50 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE

David Boren on his inauguration as President of the University of Oklahoma

NORMAN – OU President David Boren begins his 50th year of public service this month. The OU Board of Regents passed a resolution of congratulations at its meeting on Jan. 26. Boren, originally from Seminole, is the first person in state history to have served as Governor of Oklahoma, U.S. Senator, President of the University of Oklahoma, and as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

 

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Student Costs Go Down at OU

Bizzell Memorial Library

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.  

 

 

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OU NAMED AMONG TOP 50 BIG DATA DEGREE PROGRAMS NATIONWIDE

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma is among the top 50 big data degree programs in the nation, according to College Choice, a leading online authority in college and university rankings and resources. At no. 20, OU is the only school in Oklahoma to rank in the top half nationally. Read More

Pioneering Scientist Ralph DeFronzo Named 2017 Hamm Prize Laureate

OKLAHOMA CITY – Imagine how different the lives of the one in three Oklahomans who have diabetes or prediabetes would be if this disease were cured, and the billions of dollars in annual health care costs saved. Read More

OU Psychology Professor Recipient of Early Career Impact Award

NORMAN – A University of Oklahoma psychology professor, Edward Cokely, is the recipient of a 2017 Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences. FABBS is a coalition of 19 professional societies representing more than 150,000 scientists worldwide. Cokely, a Presidential Research Professor and associate professor of psychology in the OU College of Arts and Sciences, is one of six scientists who received the 2017 award honoring early career professionals for major contributions to the science of mind, brain and behavior. Read More

MAJOR GIFT TO CREATE THE ALLIANCE FOR INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES TO EXTREME ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS

OKLAHOMA CITY – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced a lead gift to the university to create the Alliance for Integrative Approaches to Extreme Environmental Events, a community-led collaboration that will improve understanding, prediction of, and response to extreme environmental events such as severe storms and tornadoes. Read More

Award-Winning Architect Hans Butzer Named Dean of the OU College of Architecture

OKLAHOMA CITY – Award-winning architect and OU educator Hans Butzer has been named dean of the OU College of Architecture. He has been a recipient of the highest national award given each year by the American Institute of Architects, the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture. Read More