Longtime OU history professor named to ‘Men of Excellence’ list

De Witt S. Dykes, Jr., associate professor in the Department of History at Oakland University, has been selected as a 2019 Michigan Chronicle “Men of Excellence” award recipient.

TreeRunner, an aerial adventure park, opens June 21 on OU campus

TreeRunner Adventure Park, which features more than 60 trails with zip lines and obstacles of varying levels of difficulty, will officially open on Friday, June 21 on the campus of Oakland University.

OU's ISE Department featured in new PLM book

The efforts of Oakland University’s Industrial Systems and Engineering (ISE) Department to integrate Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) concepts, techniques and tools into its curriculum are highlighted in Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 4): The Case Studies — the latest book by Dr. John Stark, an internationally recognized expert on PLM.

OU’s Disability Support Services to offer Peer-to-Peer Mentorship program this fall

This fall, Oakland University’s Disability Support Services, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, will be offering a special topics course through social work, sociology and psychology, which will provide an overview of disabilities — with a particular focus on autism spectrum disorders — as well as peer-mediated instruction.

Students study tropical field ecology in Costa Rica

For the past nine years, Scott Tiegs, associate professor of biological sciences, has organized trips to Costa Rica for his Biology 4333 class, which immerses students in an array of ecosystems, including rainforests, dry forests, cloud forests, wetlands, rivers and streams.

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  • Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.

  • Oakland University offers 277 degree and certificate programs with more than 19,000 students currently enrolled. A public university situated on 1,443 acres, OU spans two thriving cities, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, in southeast Michigan.

    Overachievers thrive at OU. Students conduct research as early as their freshman year, gain global perspectives studying abroad, compete in Division I athletics, lead student orgs, perform on stage and learn without limits.

  • In 1957, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate to establish what is now Oakland University. The estate includes the National Historic Landmark Meadow Brook Hall, which Matilda built with her second husband Alfred Wilson from 1926-29.

    Matilda was inspired by steel pioneer and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, quoting him that she wanted to provide "ladders upon which the aspiring can rise."

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