Wednesday, January 7, 2009

TU(Tulsa university) Advances to No. 83 in U.S. News Ranking

The University of Tulsa has advanced its position among the top 100 national doctoral universities ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 guidebook, “America’s Best Colleges.”The U.S. News & World Report results, released today, rank TU 83rd out of 262 national doctoral universities, a classification developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This marks TU’s highest ranking in the U.S. News report. Last year, the University was ranked 91st among the top 100.Among private schools listed in the top 100, TU ranked 47th in the 2009 guidebook.TU is the highest rated Oklahoma university, public or private, in this year’s U.S. News edition. Among the factors that determine the national doctoral university rankings, TU’s most marked change was a 25 percent decrease in the acceptance rate, which indicates the University was much more selective about admitting high performing students into its incoming class. TU also showed a five percent gain in students who were among the top 10 percent of their high school class, increasing from 59 percent in last year’s rankings to 64 percent this year.Tulsa university

President Upham’s Fall Letter to Campus

This past weekend, Peggy and I had the delightful experience of watching a live performance of A Prairie Home Companion at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center sponsored by our very own KWGS. Garrison Keillor was a masterful emcee, and I found myself uplifted by his folksy charm, slightly ribald humor, and the inspirational folk and country music that are cornerstones of this legendary show. Being uplifted was good, and a welcome respite from the unsettled feeling I have had over the past many weeks because of the constant bad news stemming from the meltdown of the global credit markets.Bad news is unsettling, and in the midst of it we sometimes forget that uncertainty about the future is a constant in our lives. Economic calamity or not, we need to remember at times like this that today is just as uncertain as yesterday, and a thousand yesterdays before that. And tomorrow will give rise to new uncertainties heretofore unconsidered.

TU Announces 2008–09 Presidential Lecture Series

The University of Tulsa 2008–09 Presidential Lecture Series will feature a bestselling author, theoretical physicist and beloved poet as part of its series, which are sponsored by the Darcy O’Brien Endowed Chair.The lecture series will kick off on Oct. 15 with a presentation by best-selling author Azar Nafisi, best known for her national bestseller, “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.” Her story electrified readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students.Physics expert Lisa Randall, author of "Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions," will speak on Feb. 24, and the series will conclude on April 2 with a presentation by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.

TU(Tulsa university) Advances to No. 83 in U.S. News Ranking

TU Renames Business College to Honor Collins

The University of Tulsa has renamed its business college as the Collins College of Business to honor the vision and leadership of Tulsa businessman Fulton Collins, who has chaired the TU Board of Trustees since 1997. TU President Steadman Upham made the surprise announcement during the University’s spring 2008 commencement ceremony held May 10 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Collins received an honorary Doctorate of Business during the event, where it was announced Collins was the first person to receive a diploma from the newly renamed business college. During Collins’ term as chairman, TU has doubled its endowment, doubled the value of its land and buildings, doubled its externally sponsored research funding and more than doubled applications for undergraduate admission. In that time, TU has built 1.2 million square feet of facilities, has secured permanent endowment funding for 34 faculty positions, and has increased annual student scholarship support by more than $12 million.

The University has several major campus projects-

Bayless Plaza
Campus Apartments
Case Athletic Complex
Collins Hall
Lorton Performance Center
Genave King Rogers Fountain Plaza
H.A. Chapman Stadium
McFarlin Library Annex
Tucker Drive
TU South Entrance

Making film on Tulsa university (video)


Summary: Tulsa Univerity has upgraded its position in World University TU 83rd out of 262 national doctoral universities as its got "America’s Best Colleges award in guinees book.

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