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Welcome to OSLEP

The Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program (OSLEP) is a unique intercollegiate, interdisciplinary program designed to develop the scholarship and leadership abilities of Oklahoma's outstanding college and university students. The program is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and administered by the University of Oklahoma.

Small groups of students selected from Oklahoma's four-year colleges and universities study with distinguished visiting scholars. Students tell us over and over again that being in an OSLEP class is one of the most rewarding experiences in their academic careers because of the unique learning environment, the time devoted to one subject, and the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with a world-famous scholar and make lasting friendships with students from around the state.

Many of the visiting scholars present a free public lecture, open to the community. These programs always include a question & answer session and an opportunity to meet and talk with the scholar.

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2013-2014 CLASSES

Applications due NOW for May, 2014 classes

Media, Culture, and the Rise of the Digital Humanities
May 12-16, 2014 at the University of Oklahoma
Steven E. Jones, Professor of English and Co-Director of the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Loyola University

Prospects for the World's Poorest
May 12-16, 2014 at the University of Oklahoma
John McArthur, Fung Global Institute and Brookings Institution

2014-2015 Classes

New this Fall: Students have the option of taking the Museums in Contemporary Cultures class for 3 upper division credits or of taking a one weekend component for 1 credit.

The Role of Museums in Contemporary Cultures (3 credits)
September 27-28, 2014 in Norman, October 25-26 in Tulsa and November 8-9 in Lawton, 2015
Dan Swan, Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

Whose Museum is it? Changes in Representatin, Authority, and Control (1 credit)
October 25-27, 2014 in Norman, OK
Dan Swan, Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

Relations Between Museums, Visitors and Cultural Commumities (1 credit)
October 25-26, 2014 in Tulsa, OK
Dan Swan, Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

Tribal and Regional Museums in the 21st Century (1 credit)
November 15-16, 2014 in and near Lawton, OK
Dan Swan, Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

Slavery Since Emancipation (3 credits)
January 5-9, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma
Kevin Bales, Professor of Contemporary Slaver at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation and co-founder of Free the Slaves.