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University of Oklahoma Breaks All-Time Record for Sponsored Research Growth

July 17, 2023

The University of Oklahoma has broken another record, setting a new all-time high for sponsored research awards to its Norman campus. Sponsored research, or research funded by organizations outside of the university, is a vital part of the mission of large public research universities to create and disseminate new knowledge that impacts society and changes lives. “Achieving another record-setting year for research is a strong indicator of the University of Oklahoma’s exceptional trajectory as a world-changing leader in innovation, research and collaboration,” said OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. “This milestone stands as a testament to the remarkable ability of our research community to translate their expertise into real-world impacts, fostering confidence and attracting transformational investments from our external partners.”

Mark Lang, Ph.D.

OU College of Medicine Researchers Earn $6.5 Million Grant to Work Toward C. Difficile Vaccine

September 15, 2023

Potential infection with Clostridioides difficle, or C. difficile, emerges as one of the most troubling risks during a hospital stay, particularly for people taking antibiotics or those with a weakened immune system. Although unsuccessful thus far, efforts to develop a vaccine to protect against C. difficile continue. And now, a surge of federal funding aims to bolster the science needed to create a more effective method of preventing these infections.


Gaylord Hall Auditorium.

OU to Present National Theatre Live Broadcasts

September 14, 2023

The University of Oklahoma will bring the best of British theatre and international stars like Emilia Clarke, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ian McKellen to Norman this fall through a campus partnership presenting select showings of National Theatre Live at Gaylord Hall Auditorium.



Natarajan Aravindan, Ph.D.

OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center Researcher Awarded Department of Defense Grant to Research Cancer Metastasis

August 04, 2023

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $1.78 million grant to a researcher at the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma. The grant is to study the process of cancer metastasis, which is currently affecting more than 620,000 Americans, according to the National Cancer Institute. The four-year grant was awarded to Natarajan Aravindan, Ph.D., who is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology in the OU College of Medicine and a researcher at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center.

Sir Stephen O’Rahilly

2023 Hamm Prize Laureate Announced

June 06, 2023

The highly coveted biennial OU Health Harold Hamm International Prize for Biomedical Research in Diabetes was awarded to Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, M.D., FRS, FMedSci, of the University of Cambridge for his outstanding research into the link between obesity and Type 2 diabetes.


University of Oklahoma campus, south oval during the summer

OU Board of Regents Approves FY24 Budget, New Degree Programs, Leadership Appointments, Facility Renovations and More

June 14, 2023

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents met in Tulsa today to approve the budget for fiscal year 2024, academic and administrative appointments, new degree offerings, facility renovations and other items. During the meeting, the Regents approved the university’s fiscal year 2024 budget. Driven by the university’s ambition to continue realizing the vision of its Strategic Plan, the FY24 budget endeavors to position OU for even higher levels of excellence while balancing affordability and accessibility. To support this, the Regents approved a 3% increase in tuition and mandatory fees for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Norman campus programs. At the Health Sciences Center, eight professional programs and undergraduate and graduate programs will have tuition increases ranging from 1% to 7%.


OU to launch multidisciplinary sustainable energy systems program
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OU Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy

United Way of Norman, OU Food Pantry announce campaign partnership
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Latest COVID vaccines not in all pharmacies
Tahlequah Daily Press

OSDH collaborates with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center to monitor viral loads of SAR-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in wastewater, Ortiz said.

Guatemalans rally on behalf of president-elect, demonstrating a will to defend democracy

Rachel Schwartz, an assistant professor of international and area studies at the University of Oklahoma who was a research affiliate and Guatemala expert on the AmericasBarometer survey, said that while the survey data was gathered before the election, what she has seen since suggests the tumultuous electoral process has struck a chord.

Therapy Thoughts: What is codependency?
News on 6

Dr. Brenda Lloyd Jones from the University of Oklahoma joined News On 6 to answer your questions about relationships and mental health. This week we are talking about Co-dependency and the difference between bullying and harassment. – College of Education OU Tulsa

As Israeli Role in Syria’s Suwayda Protests
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Prominent Syria expert Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma explained that “most of the protesters are calling for more government activity in the economic life of the country, rather than a collapse of the government.” – Department of International and Area Studies

Manassas names Interim City Manager
What’s Up Manassas

The new Interim City Manager received his bachelor’s in Administration of Justice through George Mason University and earned a masters in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.


Students walking on the South Oval on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus during the first week of classes for the fall 2023 semester.
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First Days of Fall Semester 2023

August 21, 2023

The University of Oklahoma began the fall 2023 semester on August 21, 2023, with a record number of first-year students.

Class Kickoff 2023 on the big screen at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium during event on August 11, 2023.
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Class Kickoff 2023

August 11, 2023

The University of Oklahoma officially welcomed its largest freshman class in school history at the annual Class Kick-Off event, held in the Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Family smiling during OU move-in, August 8, 2023.
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OU Move-In 2023

August 09, 2023

As the fall semester approaches for new students and their families, the University of Oklahoma welcomed first-year students for Move-In 2023.