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As part of a new and ongoing partnership, students in Oakland University’s communication, journalism, political science and public administration programs go to work in the City of Pontiac.

Pontiac Partnership opens
doors for service learning

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The 108,000-square-foot multipurpose training facility near the Lower Fields allows student-athletes to train and practice year round, featuring a full soccer field, and baseball and softball hitting cages. The space is large enough to support multiple teams at one time, and is used by community teams when not in use by student-athletes.

Behind the scenes:
Athletic Dome

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Dr. Frank Giblin returns from China with two new appointments as visiting professor at a medical school and hospital in Shiyan, Hubei. During his trip, he gave lectures on research currently underway in the Eye Research Institute. Pictured: Senior Biology major Caroline Cencer analyzes results with Dr. Giblin in the ERI.

Research sparks collaboration
with Chinese institutions

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President George Hynd reflects on his first year at Oakland University and looks forward to the 2015-2016 academic year.

President Hynd recaps
'Freshman Year'

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Graduate students in the Master of Business Administration program research product demand for unmanned aerial vehicles, finding that 87 percent of those surveyed think the best usage is for search and rescue.

students research
drone demand

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This is OU

In spirit of the words of Andrew Carnegie, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate in 1957 to provide "ladders upon which the aspiring can rise," establishing what is now Oakland University. The OU campus has 1,443 acres with the historic address of Rochester, Michigan, and includes the National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall.

Grounded in teaching, service and research, Oakland University offers more than 270 degree and certificate programs to aspiring minds from its large campus spanning two thriving cities (Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills) in southeast Michigan. OU's distinctive educational approach connects 20,519 students, over 100,000 alumni and its surrounding communities to the unique and diverse opportunities within the region and beyond. OU students are given what they need to build a solid academic foundation to be prepared for unlimited possibilities.



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Doctoral, master's, degree and certificate programs
Enrolled students for fall 2014
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Over 100,000 alumni
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Turn your academic dreams into reality at Oakland University. A doctoral, research intensive university, OU offers more than 130 bachelor's degrees and over 130 graduate and certificate programs for endless opportunities.

Over-achievers thrive at OU while conducting research, studying abroad, competing in Division I athletics, leading student orgs, performing on the stage, landing internships, and learning without limits.