OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some higher education leaders worry that dwindling funding from the state could hurt Oklahoma's college completion goals. The Oklahoman newspaper says University of Oklahoma President David Boren recently voiced concern about eroding public support for higher education. Boren also says he's concerned that efforts to boost college completion could be put at risk if state funding for higher education isn't a higher priority. The newspaper says state funding has made up a shrinking percentage of college and university budgets since 1980.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma has announced the establishment of a cash prize for biomedical research in diabetes.
President David Boren said from Philadelphia Thursday the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma will award the $250,000 Harold Hamm International Prize and administer it to recognize and promote lasting achievements in diabetes research. Hamm, the Continental Resources CEO, also was on hand for the announcement.