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Wednesday, November 22, 2017


On Saturday, November 18, a total of 25 teams from 17 universities from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin competed in the Upper Midwest Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition held at Oakland University. 


Brake EMBL
Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Oakland University students Alex Johnston and Marisa Brake, who work with Randal Westrick, Ph.D., in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently travelled over 4,000 miles to Heidelberg, Germany to attend a conference on mammalian genetics and genomics hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).


Fall Showcase
Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Oakland Dance Theatre and OU Repertory Dance Company will present their annual fall showcase from Thursday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, Dec. 2 in Varner Recital Hall at Oakland University.



Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Bill Singleton, assistant director for Facilities, and Marie VanBuskirk, assistant director of Leadership and Engagement from Oakland’s University Recreation and Well-Being department were both honored at the recent Michigan Intramural Recreational Sports Association (MIRSA) state conference held in East Lansing.


Oakland campus
Friday, November 17, 2017


Virtual reality goggles were introduced to the consumer market in 2016, meaning that their alternate uses – aside from entertainment – have yet to be explored in-depth. This summer, Justin Yuan, the current president of the OUWB Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG) and chair-elect of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Medical Student Component, participated in a research fellowship through the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research.


Lake Erie International Model UN Conference
Friday, November 17, 2017


For the third consecutive year, Oakland University emerged as the top team at the Lake Erie Model United Nations Conference. Eight schools competed at the event, which took place November 9-12 in Huron, Ohio. 



Friday, November 17, 2017


Oakland University’s Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost James P. Lentini and representatives of the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Michigan Education Excellence Foundation have formally signed an agreement that will make the university a full partner in the Detroit Promise scholarship program.



Friday, November 17, 2017


Oakland University’s School of Nursing continues to applaud the advancement of the nursing profession with its 30th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence® celebration.



Friday, November 17, 2017


The Student Financial Services office at Oakland University is normally open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, to help students as they pay their winter student account charges, there will be extended office hours prior to the holiday break and immediately after.


Small Company Internship Award Program
Thursday, November 16, 2017


The Small Company Internship Award (SCIA) Program is giving Oakland University students a new way to connect with innovative Michigan businesses seeking interns to work on projects that are both beneficial to the company and academically relevant to the student.


Gabriele Bigoni with Assistant Professor, Dr. Luis Villa-Diaz in a lab
Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Gabriele Bigoni is a Ph.D. candidate in Biochemistry Sciences, with a specialization in molecular biology from University National Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM)/National Institute of Cancerology (INCAN)-Mexico City, Mexico and a visiting doctoral research scholar in the Biological Sciences Department at Oakland University (OU).



Wednesday, November 15, 2017


 Thursday, Nov. 16 marks the Great American Smokeout, a time when smokers are encouraged to try quitting for the day with the goal of quitting forever.



Friday, November 10, 2017


Meadow Brook Hall’s 46th annual Holiday Walk runs November 24- December 23.  


Soundings Series: Ali Woerner
Thursday, November 09, 2017


Oakland University’s popular Soundings Series, which features examples of faculty successfully taking their research out of the classroom and using it to make a positive difference in the world, will return on Monday, Nov. 27 with a special presentation by Ali Woerner, associate professor of dance and co-founder of “Take Root,” a contemporary dance company-in-residence at OU.


Alumni
Tuesday, November 07, 2017


As Oakland University focuses on keeping students on a firm path to graduation, recent data from the university’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) shows that Oakland’s four- and five-year graduation rates have reached new records and the 2016 entering class boasts the highest percentage of students who are “on track,” to graduate. 



Friday, November 03, 2017


Oakland University’s School of Business Administration is among the nation’s best business schools, according to The Princeton Review.



Friday, November 03, 2017


The Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl is one of 11 regional competitions where hundreds of students and teams from across the United States and Canada compete for a chance to be one of 36 teams to participate in the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl to be held in March 2018.


Spencer Kelly
Wednesday, November 01, 2017


When 16-year-old Spencer Kelly’s bicycle was stolen last year, his father bought him a replacement – with one caveat. He had to find a way to pay back the money. Fueled by his entrepreneurial spirit, Kelly started a journey to founding his own retail soap business, aptly named The Expedition Soap Company. 



Tuesday, October 31, 2017


The Oakland University Alumni Association recently added to its Prominent Alumni list, which spotlights individuals who’ve reached the pinnacle of their careers or attained positions of influence or high visibility. 



Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Oakland University is seeking students, faculty, staff and friends of the university to walk and hand out candy at the 42nd Annual Macomb County Santa Parade on Saturday, Nov. 18.


Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet
Tuesday, October 31, 2017


The Theatre Department of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University will present “Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet” the final installment of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s brilliant trilogy “The Brother/Sister Plays” from Nov. 9 through Nov. 19 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall.


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society inductees in Meadow Brook Hall
Monday, October 30, 2017


On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 16 M4 students participated in their induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a society recognizing students, alumni and faculty who dedicate themselves to the medical profession.


Entryway that states Star International Academies, Home of the Falcons
Monday, October 30, 2017


PSA Executive Director, Judeen Bartos, joined with friends, family, and Star International Academy staff to honor the memory of Mohammed Wutwut by retiring his No. 79 football jersey during the annual Family Engagement Parade on September 21.


Research Town Hall
Monday, October 30, 2017


The Research Office at Oakland University will host its first Research, Innovation and Engagement Town Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Banquet Room B at the Oakland Center.


Adam LeRoy and Shawna Boomgaard
Thursday, October 26, 2017


OU/PSA’s Shawna Boomgaard, Manager of Academic Accountability, and Adam LeRoy, Administrative Coordinator for Special Services, hosted a training with Amy Walter from Northwest Education Association (NWEA) on Friday, September 29, at the Management Education Center in Troy.


Headshot of Karen Lloyd
Thursday, October 26, 2017


PSA Associate Director, Karen Lloyd, facilitated two New Board Member Orientations attended by 11 Public School Academy Board Members at The Office Coffee Shop in Royal Oak.



Thursday, October 26, 2017


The public relations professional works hard to get positive messages into the public arena through traditional and social media methods. This field requires resourceful and creative communicators who overcome increasingly crowded airwaves with impactful stories that help promote their clients’ objectives. It is also a profession expected to grow in the next several years.


Breaking Down Barriers
Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Oakland University is hosting a community event, “Breaking Down Barriers to Employment,” which features a resource fair, presentations, breakout sessions and resume critiquing designed to help participants overcome obstacles to employment. 


Dave Coulier
Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Actor, comedian and Michigan native Dave Coulier – perhaps best known for portraying Joey Gladstone or “Uncle Joey” for eight seasons on the hit ABC television series, Full House — will perform a family-friendly comedy show and share stories about his life and career when he visits Oakland University on Monday, Nov. 6.


Oakland Symphony Orchestra Concert II 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017


The Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO), Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence, will present the second concert of its 2017-18 performance season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 in Varner Recital Hall.


James Isabirye Uganda Music
Monday, October 23, 2017


Using the seeds of a nearly extinct gourd, Oakland University graduate student James Isabirye is helping the people of Uganda rediscover their musical roots by reintroducing instruments, songs and traditions that were almost lost forever following decades of conflict and political upheaval.



Monday, October 23, 2017


The Benefits and Wellness Fair returns to the Oakland University Recreation Center at 569 Pioneer Drive on campus Wednesday, Nov. 1. It is schedule to run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Open laptop with the Dailyfuel website on the screen
Thursday, October 19, 2017


Get a daily dose of inspiration and help Oakland University's School of Business students raise $50,000 to support student organizations and programs.


Ed Gordon
Thursday, October 19, 2017


For its annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration, Oakland University will welcome award-winning journalist and broadcaster Ed Gordon to campus on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 15, 2018. 


OU Burke Lecture Series - Charles W. Mills
Wednesday, October 18, 2017


As part of its Richard J. Burke Lecture Series in Philosophy, Religion and Society, Oakland University will host a discussion on “Christianity and Racism” with Dr. Charles W. Mills from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Banquet Rooms A and B in the Oakland Center.


Wesley Brown
Monday, October 16, 2017


Looking back on his four years at Oakland University, Wesley Brown remembers the rigors of life as a student athlete. 


Regina Carter
Monday, October 16, 2017


Oakland University’s artist-in-residence, renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter (BA ’85) and “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” Thornetta Davis will join the OU Jazz Band to present “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Stuff Smith” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Varner Recital Hall.



Friday, October 13, 2017


This year’s President’s Colloquium is entitled The High Price of Cheap Gasoline and will be presented by Matthew Fails, Ph.D., an associate professor of Political Science.



Friday, October 13, 2017


E​astern medicine is known for its rich tradition in complementary and holistic treatment options. And, from May 9-31, 2018, a select group of Oakland University students will have the opportunity to learn more about the health benefits of these techniques thanks to a newly-created study abroad opportunity. Nursing Research in China will include a three-week excursion to Shiyan and Beijing, China.


Britt Rusert
Friday, October 13, 2017


A group of Honors College students gathered in Oak View Hall this week for a visit from Britt Rusert, assistant Professor in the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst 



Wednesday, October 11, 2017


The University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s Central Region Conference is scheduled for October 18-20 in Detroit.


History Comes Alive 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Oakland University’s popular “History Comes Alive” lecture series, which continues on Wednesday, Oct. 18, kicked off last month with a special presentation on “The Underground Railroad: Legend vs. History” by De Witt S. Dykes, Jr., Ph.D., an associate professor with OU’s Department of History.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017


U.S. News & World Report has recognized Oakland University for its business programs on its recently released list of Best Colleges for 2018.


Honors College AR-VR Event
Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Oakland University’s Honors College announced the creation of an Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Lab at a recent event featuring leaders from industry and OU. 


OU Kresge Library MakerSpace
Friday, October 06, 2017


In an ongoing effort to encourage students to create, connect and inspire, Oakland University’s Kresge Library recently opened a new makerspace, complete with a 3D printer and other state-of-the-art technology.


Keeper of the Dream
Thursday, October 05, 2017


Applications are being accepted for Oakland University’s 2018 Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards. 


Laureen Berti
Thursday, October 05, 2017


When a multinational company sends employees to work in other countries, the labyrinth of rules and regulations can be difficult to navigate. Laureen Berti, a graduate of Oakland University’s paralegal certificate program, helps companies tackle this challenge with confidence.


OU ASSE EHS Awards
Thursday, October 05, 2017


Jim Smith, president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and Dr. Darryl Hill, past president of the ASSE, visited Oakland University on Thursday, Oct. 5 to recognize the university’s Environmental Health & Safety Program, and to present awards to EHS alumni Mary Asher and Erika Cleary, who were recognized for outstanding undergraduate research.


President Pescovitz
Wednesday, October 04, 2017


This academic year is a special one for Oakland University senior Abby Majestic. It’s the first year that the 21-year-old Honors College student and English major won’t have to take out loans to pay for her education. 


Alumni
Wednesday, October 04, 2017


As part of its annual Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oakland University will recognize alumni and friends who have achieved success in business, community services, volunteerism and other areas on Friday, Oct. 13 at the 23rd annual Alumni Awards Banquet. 



Tuesday, October 03, 2017


This year, Oakland University students, faculty and staff were invited to take part in the 2017 OU Climate Survey in order to measure University-wide perceptions of diversity, inclusiveness, cooperation, respect, accessibility and support.


OU Homecoming 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017


Oakland University’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, a two-day celebration featuring a variety of family-friendly activities, will kick off at noon on Friday, Oct. 13 with a special event honoring the 134th birthday of OU’s founder, Matilda Dodge Wilson.


BeWitched and BeDazzled
Thursday, September 28, 2017


The Meadow Brook Theatre Guild will present its second annual fundraising event, BeWitched & BeDazzled on Thursday, Oct. 19.  


Soundings Series
Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Scholars who are searching for ways to effectively market their own research, ideas and conversations to a broader community will want to plan on attending “Social Media Strategies for Scholars,” an upcoming “Soundings Series” event at Oakland University.


Donna Free in a white sweater, smiling, teaching a class
Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Donna Free has been an educator for nearly three decades. In the classroom, her instruction is guided by her experiences working in public accounting, and a desire to give her students the same kind of supportive learning environment she experienced as an accounting student. 


David McKissock
Tuesday, September 26, 2017


This week, students in Oakland University’s Honors College freshman colloquium were treated to a visit from David McKissock, who shared experiences from his more than 30-year career as an engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 


Tawain Week
Monday, September 25, 2017


Lectures, discussions, workshops and movie screenings are all part of Oakland University’s upcoming Taiwan Week, which takes place from September 29 through October 6. 



Friday, September 22, 2017


Take a trip back in time to the “Roaring Twenties” as Oakland University’s Theatre Department opens its season with Bullets Over Broadway the Musical, written by Woody Allen, based on the screenplay for the film Bullets Over Broadway by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath.



Friday, September 22, 2017


The Michigan Dance Council (MDC) and Oakland University will co-host the Michigan Dance Festival at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  


Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive
Thursday, September 21, 2017


The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine will be hosting its 6th Annual Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 and Oct. 4 at the Kresge Library, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the OU Recreation Center.


Voter Registration
Wednesday, September 20, 2017


September is National Voter Registration Month and a new report on the voting rates of college students found that Oakland University students vote at a higher rate than the national average. 


Campus Aerial
Wednesday, September 20, 2017


As the University manages major growth projects such as construction of the new southern student housing facility, renovation of the Oakland Center and expansion of parking lots, administrators and facilities and grounds personnel are maintaining a strong commitment to protect the environmental health, quality and beauty of OU's 1,443-acre campus. 



Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Oakland University is partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other schools to compete in the 2017 Campus Flu Vaccination Battle. The purpose of the challenge is to increase flu vaccination rates among all Michiganders.


OU Veterans
Monday, September 18, 2017


For the second straight year, Oakland University was awarded the highest possible ranking for veteran-friendliness by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. The organization recently published its 2017-2018 list of Veteran Friendly Schools, which recognizes institutions of higher learning for dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits. 


OU Networking Reception
Friday, September 15, 2017


Oakland University and the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), in partnership with Main Street Oakland County, will host a networking reception from 8-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the Oakland Room at the Oakland Center.



Friday, September 15, 2017


The Oakland University School of Nursing was one of two schools in Michigan and one of just 50 schools nationally to receive funding in support of their White Coat ceremony this year.


Tutoring
Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Oakland University’s Tutoring Center was recently recognized as a Certified Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 


Dr. Lal & Dr. Madlambayan maize cancer research
Tuesday, September 12, 2017


The genetic information in a kernel of corn could be a key to better understanding how normal cells become cancerous in humans, according to a recent collaborative study conducted by researchers from Oakland University and the University of Florida.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017


The Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development has added a hurricane fundraiser in support of the Red Cross as part of this year’s Student Activity Fee Advisory Council Open House. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the mall area between North and South Foundation Halls.



Monday, September 11, 2017


Flagstar Bank and the Southeastern Michigan Economic Data Center (SEMEDC), a unit of Oakland University’s business school, have teamed up to expand SEMEDC’s analysis of key economic trends and bring its insights to a broader audience.



Monday, September 11, 2017


Students, faculty, staff and visitors returning to campus for the fall 2017 term are doing so with the advantage of numerous safety and convenience improvements to University infrastructure.


Soundings Series w/ Dr. Terri Orbuch
Friday, September 08, 2017


The Research Office is inviting all Oakland University community members, as well as the general public, to attend “Being a Public Scholar: What’s Love Got to Do with It?” an upcoming “Soundings Series” event featuring Sociology Professor Terri Orbuch, also known as “The Love Doctor.”


Nukes and Your Future
Thursday, September 07, 2017


Oakland University will host “Nukes and Your Future,” a student and community forum that will examine the threats posed by nuclear weapons in today’s world, from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Room 1050 of the Human Health Building.


Israel Dig
Thursday, September 07, 2017


What can you learn from scouring the ruins of an ancient civilization? 


Headshot of Elise Eden in a blue shirt in front of a brick background
Wednesday, September 06, 2017


Elise Eden (BM ‘16) is beginning the second year of her MM in vocal performance at the University of Michigan, and she’s doing it in style. She will sing the lead role of Millicent Jordan in the fall opera, Dinner at Eight, based on the 1933 movie, which has only been produced once before.



Wednesday, September 06, 2017


The Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) and partners at Oakland County and Oakland County Parks and Recreation, have been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).The national awards program honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.


Honors College Convocation
Tuesday, September 05, 2017


For the fifth straight year, Oakland University’s Honors College has a record number of freshmen joining its ranks. 


Welcome Week 2017
Friday, September 01, 2017


Oakland University will kick off its “Welcome Week” celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with a variety of activities and events planned for new and returning students.


Chelsea Criger standing in an open doorway next to a wall covered in her art work in Iceland
Thursday, August 31, 2017


Chelsea Criger, a theatre design and technology major who will be a senior in the fall, spent two months of the summer as artist in residence at the Fish Factory Art Center in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland.


Road March to End Hunger
Thursday, August 31, 2017


Student Veterans of Oakland University is hosting its third annual Road March to End Hunger on Friday, Sept. 8. The event, which takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on OU’s Rochester campus, encourages the OU community and public to donate food and other items to help local veterans who are homeless. 


OUPD R.A.D Classes
Thursday, August 31, 2017


One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).



Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Just in time for the Fall semester, rooms 164, 166 and 168 in South Foundation Hall have been remodeled to offer the latest in learning technology for Department of Modern Languages & Literatures students.


Nu Omega
Tuesday, August 29, 2017


For the fourth consecutive year – and sixth of the last seven years – the national political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA) has recognized its Oakland University chapter, Nu Omega, with a Best Chapter Award. 


Greece Study Abroad Group
Tuesday, August 29, 2017


This summer, 13 Oakland University student journalists traveled to Greece to chronicle the plight of more than 60,000 refugees who’ve fled their homelands in search of a life free from violence and oppression. 



Monday, August 28, 2017


The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation has awarded $35,000 to professors Lan Yao, Ph.D., R.N. and Suha Kridli, Ph.D., R.N. from the Oakland University School of Nursing to develop a Tai Chi program to help prevent falls in the Arab-American elderly population.



Thursday, August 24, 2017


OU graduate student Aja Johnson was recently selected to serve as this year’s AmeriCorps VISTA for the university.


Dr. Randal Westrick
Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Dr. Randal Westrick, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, is using a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and a $150,000 grant from American Heart Association to help identify genes that decrease susceptibility to blood clotting in mice, and to explore whether those genes could one day lead to therapies designed to prevent life-threatening blood clots in human beings.


OU ranked #1 LGBTQ campus
Friday, August 18, 2017


Oakland University has been ranked as the most LGBTQ-friendly campus in the state of Michigan by the Campus Pride Index, which rates both colleges and universities using a five-star system. 


World Without Ice art installation
Thursday, August 17, 2017


“World Without Ice,” a thought-provoking multimedia art installation focusing on Earth’s changing climate, will be open for public viewing between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 9 at Oakland University’s Varner Lab Theatre.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Sheldon R. Gordon, Ph.D., a professor in the department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a $15,000 Eye and Vision Research grant by Eversight, a global nonprofit network of eye banks. The grant was awarded in support of his work in the area of corneal research.


celebration series dancer gray shirt floral skirt
Friday, August 11, 2017


The 2017–18 performance season is our first as Oakland University’s newly established School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD). “The creation of the school acknowledges the continual growth of our programs in stature, reputation and the level of influence in the region, state, nation and beyond,” said Jackie Wiggins, director of SMTD. “We have designated this our SMTD celebration year and we invite you to join the celebration.”


Jamal Aliah lecture
Wednesday, August 09, 2017


Jamal Aliah, director of Intelligence Matters, LLC., will present a hands-on lecture on the legal and cultural issues surrounding interactions between the Arab-American community and first responders on Monday, Sept. 11 at Oakland University.



Tuesday, August 08, 2017


With a unanimous vote, the Oakland University Board of Trustees re-elected Richard L. DeVore to serve another year as the board chair and W. David Tull to serve another year as board vice chair.  



Monday, August 07, 2017


The Oakland University Board of Trustees voted at its August formal meeting to approve the creation of a School of Music, Theatre and Dance.



Friday, August 04, 2017


The Oakland University School of Business Administration is welcoming three industry leaders as members to the School’s Board of Visitors this fall.


Oakland campus
Friday, August 04, 2017


The Oakland Center, Oakland University’s student union building, will be closed until 7 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017, due to flooding that occurred after heavy rain showers Thursday night.


Dr. Slavin
Thursday, August 03, 2017


Dr. Andrei Slavin, a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Physics at Oakland University, has been awarded a $210,829 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a collaborative research project which seeks to develop a new type of terahertz generator that can be used in a variety of fields, including communication, medical imaging and security.



Thursday, August 03, 2017


The 2017 Maker Faire® at The Henry Ford was held July 29-30 and provided an outstanding weekend experience for OU participants seeking to share their ideas of creativity and innovation.


Scientific Teaching Fellows
Friday, July 28, 2017


With the goal of improving student learning, a select group of faculty members in Oakland University’s Department of Biological Sciences attended a national conference dedicated to enhancing teaching methods in the STEM fields. Rasul Chaudhry, Shailesh Lal, Luis Villa-Diaz and Randal Westrick took part in this year’s Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching, which was held June 4-10 at the University of Minnesota. 


Tramale Turner seated at a table, holding a Nintendo controller
Thursday, July 27, 2017


If you want to keep up with Tramale Turner, you’ll need a dose of caffeine and your running shoes. “I like to live my life staying engaged in every moment and ready for any new opportunities,” says Turner (MIS ’00, MBA ’01).


OU Michigan GEAR UP Summer Boot Camp
Thursday, July 27, 2017


This past week, 20 newly minted Golden Grizzlies took part in Oakland’s sixth annual Michigan GEAR UP Residential Summer Boot Camp. The weeklong camp offered students a preview of college life as they prepare to enter OU as freshmen this fall. 


Headshot of Gustavo Patino
Wednesday, July 26, 2017


As a way to learn more about the diverse educators who share their expertise with our medical school students, OUWB presents a special interview series called “Take 5.” Let us know what you think.


Psychology Programs
Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Oakland University’s Department of Psychology is launching two new programs this fall that could help students save time and tuition by allowing them to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees sooner.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The Macomb­OU Incubator (Mac­OU Inc) was recently awarded $5,500 in Business Accelerator Funds (BAF) from the State of Michigan to provide accelerator services to client company Spectalite.


SAE Car
Monday, July 24, 2017


A $50,000 grant from the DENSO North America Foundation will support multiple programs and enhance educational opportunities for students in Oakland University's School of Engineering and Computer Science. 


Martha Reeves speaking to students
Friday, July 21, 2017


This past weekend, students in Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound were in the presence of Motown greatness. Martha Reeves, leader of the famed 1960s singing group “Martha and the Vandellas,” visited OU’s campus to share stories from her life and career, stressing the importance of setting goals and cultivating confidence.


Senior Design Lab
Wednesday, July 19, 2017


OU INC client Wave Water Works, LLC has a patented Oscillo Drive that converts the up and down movement of wave water into reusable energy and electricity. The company recently leveraged the strong relationship between OU INC and Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) to successfully test their Oscillo Drive technology, verifying the device’s production and output of energy and electricity. 


WaliaSymposium1440
Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Each year, at least 2 million people in the United States become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of those infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Sprout Event
Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Sprout Fresh Food Store, a Pontiac-based produce market, is hosting a “Now Accepting EBT/Bridge Cards” kick-off event on Saturday, July 22, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. The event features free produce taste testings, prizes, recipe ideas and more. Fresh, locally grown, fruits and vegetables will be available for purchase. Sprout is located at 580 W. Huron St. in Pontiac. 


OnlinePMP
Friday, July 14, 2017


For the first time, Oakland University’s popular Project Management Principles course will be offered online starting July 31, 2017.


OU Business Data Analysis Lab
Thursday, July 13, 2017


Oakland is the third-best college in Michigan for Accounting majors, according to a recent report from Zippia.com. 


Dr. Wakabayashi HighScope Grant
Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Dr. Tomoko Wakabayashi, an associate professor of education in the Department of Human Development and Child Studies at Oakland University, has received a $560,994 subaward for the U.S. Department of Education’s Invest in Innovation (i3) Development grant awarded to the HighScope Educational Research Foundation.


Air Quality Award
Friday, July 07, 2017


A research poster presented by Oakland University undergraduates Erika Cleary and Mary Asher was awarded the grand prize by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) at the Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference and Exposition, held June 19-22 in Denver, Colorado.


English Major
Friday, July 07, 2017


Literature buffs, take note. Oakland University is the second-best college in Michigan for English majors. 


Headshot of S Alex Ruthmann
Thursday, July 06, 2017


S Alex Ruthmann (MM '02; PhD '06) was recently promoted to the post of Director of Music Education at New York University's Steinhardt School where he is associate professor of Music Education and Music Technology.


Students Mark Ujkstivani, Joel Hunter, Lily Talevski, Jordan Taylor, Natalie Manor, Noah Fillion, Alaina Whidby, Erin Wiley at Hydra port in Greece
Thursday, July 06, 2017


Our popular study abroad program, Classical Theatre Study in Greece (THA 482), is in full swing, with eight students spending two and a half weeks on the island of Hydra where they are experiencing Greek life, while at the same time taking classes and rehearsing the play Electra in a new version written by Professor Karen Sheridan, based on works by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.


SBA Honors
Wednesday, July 05, 2017


Oakland University’s School of Business Administration will welcome its first Honors class in the fall of 2018, but high school seniors interested in being admitted to the program are encouraged to apply starting in July 2017 as enrollment in the program is limited to 35 students per year.


Erica Kennedy
Wednesday, July 05, 2017


Erica Kennedy, a musical theatre major at Oakland University, was recently named Miss Congeniality in the 2017 Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. The award, which comes with a $500 scholarship, is given to the contestant voted by her peers as “friendliest or most welcoming.”  


Richard Morrow, H R M '17, wearing a cap and gown and holding his diploma, with two of his sons at his Spring 2017 graduation
Friday, June 30, 2017


Air Force Veteran, entrepreneur, project manager, single father of three, Richard Morrow, HRM ‘17, lives the adage it’s never too late to learn. Morrow, who received the Crestmark Bank scholarship in Winter 2017, embodies persistence in pursuing a college education. 


Oakland University
Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Oakland University came in at No. 5 on a 2017 list of the 25 best four-year colleges in Michigan.


Headshot of Paula Jeon wearing a white shirt
Monday, June 26, 2017


A grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) will help rising M2 medical student Paula Jeon conduct pediatric oncology research. 


Learning How to Learn
Friday, June 23, 2017


“Learning How to Learn,” the massively popular course focused on giving students “powerful mental tools to master tough subjects” will be coming to an Oakland University classroom this fall.


SBA students in classroom
Thursday, June 22, 2017


Payscale and Zippia recently named Oakland University among top colleges for business majors in Michigan. The organizations recognized Oakland based on career outcomes and return on educational investment for graduates of Oakland’s School of Business Administration. 


Oakland campus
Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Dove Academy of Detroit continues to cultivate its academic offerings by using an exciting “hands on approach” to inquiry based learning. Recently, the students worked alongside volunteers from Dig It Organic Soil (“Dig It”) to build garden beds on the school grounds.


James Lentini, O U's provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs (left), pictured with Miguel Ángel García, conductor of the Michoacán Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, June 21, 2017


James Lentini, OU’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, was among hundreds of professional musicians and music enthusiasts from around the world who turned out for the 27th annual Morelia International Guitar Festival in Morelia, Mexico. 


Project Upward Bound
Monday, June 19, 2017


Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound (PUB), a college preparatory enrichment program, has received a $3 million grant from the federal government. The five-year grant will help sustain one of the university’s most successful and enduring programs. Oakland University’s PUB is the second-largest in Michigan and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. 


Prof. Escobar NSF Grant
Friday, June 16, 2017


For the third time in less than a year, Oakland University Psychology Professor Martha Escobar has received a research grant from the National Science Foundation in support of her collaborative efforts with Tuskegee University in Alabama to increase participation by minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields.


Oakland University Wind Symphony performing on a stage
Thursday, June 15, 2017


The Wind Symphony is Oakland University’s premier wind band. Its undergraduate and graduate student musicians are selected annually through competitive audition. Under the direction of Dr. Gregory Cunningham, director of bands, the Wind Symphony always maintains an active concert schedule both on and off campus, but next year will bring particularly exciting opportunities.


Safest Colleges
Thursday, June 15, 2017


Oakland University ranks among the safest colleges in the nation, according to a new report from a national trade organization dedicated to furthering public knowledge on home safety and security issues.


Thomas Raffel CAREER Grant
Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Dr. Thomas Raffel, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, has been awarded a five-year grant totaling nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation for his research on the effects of temperature variation on chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease that has been linked to mass amphibian die-offs and extinctions throughout the world.


OU Macomb Career Camps
Friday, June 09, 2017


Throughout her professional career, Paulette Grass has seen many new college graduates enter the workforce and be disappointed because their career choice wasn’t what they’d envisioned. 


Business Analytics Certificate
Thursday, June 08, 2017


Every day more and more companies are leveraging the benefits of business analytics to improve customer service, enhance operational performance, identify new business markets and drive revenue growth. The industry is flourishing, and Forbes reports the market is expected to nearly double by 2020.


Headshot of Michaela Judkins
Wednesday, June 07, 2017


Michaela Judkins (BM ’16), who majored in vocal performance and music education, has been accepted into the PhD program in musicology at the University of Michigan and awarded a Regents Fellowship, their most prestigious funding package. She will start there in fall 2017. She was also accepted into PhD programs in musicology at The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.


Oakland Chorale members all dressed in black, standing on a wooden floor looking up at the camera
Wednesday, June 07, 2017


The Oakland University Chorale is embarking on a European Concert Tour at the end of June, and they have announced a Bon Voyage Concert on June 27 at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit.


OU/Wayne Law
Wednesday, June 07, 2017


Oakland University students Alanna Jonna and Megan Denha will have a chance to pursue their lifelong dream of attending law school this fall, thanks to a partnership between Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School that allows students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.



Monday, June 05, 2017


With the goal of protecting and strengthening Oakland University’s already exemplary academic programs, as well as providing students with extensive financial and academic support services, the Oakland University Board of Trustees on Monday approved a $271.5 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.


Huntington Ford Scholarship
Friday, June 02, 2017


For the sixth year, Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has awarded a full-tuition, renewable scholarship to an Oakland University-bound student who has demonstrated financial need, outstanding academic performance and devotion to extracurricular activities. 


aerial of OU campus
Friday, June 02, 2017


OU INC is hosting a cyber-security presentation on June 14 targeted to businesses looking to strengthen their cyber knowledge for implementation. Terri Zbyrad, Senior Global Account Executive of Authen2cate, will discuss the future of cyber security, identity and access management, and security breach prevention, and he will demonstrate Authen2cate's Single Sign-On, Multi-Factor Authentication (SSO/MFA) product. 


Greg Kampe
Thursday, June 01, 2017


Oakland men's basketball coach Greg Kampe has been elected to the 2017 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (MSHOF), joining Mitch Albom, Jon Jansen, Jim Leyland, Dean Look, Andre Rison, Dennis Rodman and Jalen Rose. The induction ceremony will happen on Friday, Sept. 15 at Max M. Fisher Music Center in downtown Detroit. 


Amy Butler and Meazon leaders
Thursday, June 01, 2017


OU INC client Meazon was recognized for its exemplary performance in meeting the specifications for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wireless Submetering Challenge.


Jessica Esch
Thursday, June 01, 2017


Honors College member and 2017 graduate Jessica Esch has been awarded Thesis with Distinction and Thesis Award in Linguistics for her senior thesis, a requirement for all Honors College students.


Pride Parades
Tuesday, May 30, 2017


As part of its Out on Campus Initiative, representatives from Oakland University will be participating in two of Michigan’s largest LGBTQIA festivals – Ferndale Pride and Motor City Pride – during the month of June.


Jill Lawson
Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Throughout her time as an Oakland University employee, Jill Lawson has gained a reputation for going above and beyond in support of university initiatives and goals. Her dedication and commitment will be formally recognized on June 12 when she is presented with this year’s Sharon L. Wilhelm Award at the university’s Exemplary Employee Award Celebration. 


OU AT&T Aspire Grant
Friday, May 26, 2017


The Oakland University Foundation has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Aspire Program.


Asian Jumping Worm
Thursday, May 25, 2017


“Anything you do to the soil in a forest is going to have ramifications for how that forest system functions ecologically.”


Boren Scholarship
Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Oakland University students Adam George and Elee Younes recently received Boren Scholarships totaling nearly $40,000 to fund their study abroad programs in Tanzania and Morocco. 


Oakland campus
Tuesday, May 23, 2017


The development of advanced noninvasive techniques is a critical next step toward the continued progress of precision medicine initiatives. While saliva collection has already been in use as a medium for the collection DNA in forensic and genetic testing, could your spit provide clues to the future of brain health?


Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition
Tuesday, May 23, 2017


The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which provides an opportunity for engineers from around the world to compete with their uniquely-designed unmanned vehicles, will return June 2-5 to Oakland University.



Friday, May 19, 2017


Director of Institutional Research and Assessment Laura Schartman has dedicated her career to giving the university a solid foundation from which to launch even the most aspirational goals.



Friday, May 19, 2017


Oakland University hosted the 11th annual Clinton River Water Festival on Friday, May 19 for fifth grade students from the Clinton River Watershed community schools in Oakland County.



Thursday, May 18, 2017


In the race among companies to bring self-driving cars to market and take the lead in this specialized area, the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT) reported in their May 11 issue that companies are ready to hire, but the skills needed are hard to find. 



Thursday, May 18, 2017


A team of Oakland University administrative professionals, students and alumni have pooled efforts over the last several years to help both prospective and current students get a better idea of the careers they would like to pursue and the academic paths that will best position them to find success in those careers.


Career Services
Wednesday, May 17, 2017


The latest First-Destination Survey Report, which is based on data from the 2015-2016 graduating class, shows positive trends for recent OU graduates in the job market and other post-graduation paths.


Dr. Barbara Ducatman
Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Barbara S. Ducatman, M.D. will join OUWB and Beaumont on July 31, 2017 where she will have an appointment at OUWB as Professor and Chair of Pathology.


OUWB Graduates Commencement 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Before family, friends and current medical students, the Class of 2017 received their M.D. degrees during a commencement ceremony that included being hooded by their PRISM mentors, and in some cases their family members.


Systems Engineering
Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Oakland University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is now offering a Master’s in Systems Engineering program with a focus on systems integration.


The OU Business Scholars team
Thursday, May 11, 2017


After a demanding 12 weeks of competition in the two-part International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC), the OU Business Scholars placed second for overall performance in their world.


2017 Pawley Lean Institute Scholarship Recipients
Thursday, May 11, 2017


Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute is pleased announce that Erika Palaian (Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS) and Sarah Dyson (Human Resources Development/SEHS) have each been awarded a $1250 undergraduate scholarship.



Thursday, May 11, 2017


John McCarthy, a graphic design major, was one of many students to graduate and participate in commencement ceremonies this spring, but he also holds a unique distinction among his peers and the campus community.


Wiley and the Hairy Man
Thursday, May 11, 2017


This year, the Oakland University theatre program will present Wiley and the Hairy Man as its annual children’s theatre production.



Thursday, May 11, 2017


The Oakland University School of Nursing has been notified that Cheryl Nickolaou, DNPc, MSN, FNP-BC is the recipient of a $20,000 Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program award from the Jonas Center for Nursing to continue her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Oakland University.


Bioblitz1440
Thursday, May 11, 2017


Oakland University’s Ecology Club, along with faculty and staff from the Biology Department, will host a “Bioblitz” at 9 a.m. May 20 at the OU Biological Preserve in an effort to document its biodiversity.



Thursday, May 11, 2017


When people contact the Oakland University Police Department dispatch line needing any variety of help or information, there’s a good chance they could reach Dispatcher Taylor Williams, an Oakland University alumna.


TeenParentProgram
Tuesday, May 09, 2017


An Oakland University professor and her students are working to address some of the challenges faced by teen parents.


Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D.
Thursday, May 04, 2017


Following a national search involving 61 candidates, the Oakland University Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to appoint Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., as its president, beginning July 1. Pescovitz becomes the university’s seventh president, succeeding George W. Hynd, who is completing a three-year term.


Ahmad Mansour
Wednesday, May 03, 2017


Ahmad Mansour, a Computer Science and Informatics Ph.D. candidate at Oakland University, recently won the award for Best Full Paper at the 12th annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. 


Casey Kandow seated with McLaren Greater Lansing backdrop
Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Casey Kandow, EMBA ’13, believes hard work, mentorship and education inspired his rapid rise to chief operations officer of McLaren Greater Lansing. Kandow launched this upward trajectory, which included three promotions in three years, when he wisely followed advice from his CEO to get an MBA.


The OU DECA team holding awards and an OU Grizz flag
Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Ten members of the OU DECA team traveled across the country to represent the Oakland business school at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif. After the first round, two OU DECA teams and one individual advanced to the final stage of the competition.


Political Campaign Bootcamp
Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Whether you’re considering running for office or just want to learn more about the process, Oakland University is offering a new course that will help students gain a better understanding of the basics of campaign strategy, tactics and techniques.


Nightingale Awards
Tuesday, May 02, 2017


For the past 29 years, Oakland University’s School of Nursing and its Board of Visitors have honored Michigan’s top nurses at its annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence®.



Friday, April 28, 2017


Claudia Leandres came to the United States from her native Rio de Janeiro in 2001 as a result of her husband’s job opportunity.


Meeting of Minds
Friday, April 28, 2017


The Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Research Conference will take place on Friday, May 12 on OU’s campus.The Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Research Conference, which invites students from Oakland University, the University of Michigan-Flint and the University of Michigan-Dearborn to present the results of their scholarly and creative endeavors through oral or poster presentations, will take place on Friday, May 12 on OU’s campus.


Healthology Symposium
Thursday, April 27, 2017


Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences recently hosted the inaugural Healthology Symposium.


Students at the Quinnipiac GAME Conference
Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Students in Oakland University’s Managing Investment Funds course (FIN 480/4900) packed their bags and headed to New York to learn at the seventh annual Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (GAME) VII Forum. Here, students from around the world networked with industry leaders, investment professionals, other students and faculty members from around the world to learn best investment management practices. 


MaTilDa Awards
Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance recently honored some of its top student performers and distinguished alumni during the 18th annual MaTilDa Awards, which took place on April 18 in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms. The “red-carpet” event included dinner and music performances, as well as award presentations recognizing exceptional service and performance by Music, Theatre and Dance students. 


Cinema Studies Filmmaking
Monday, April 24, 2017


Oakland University has developed an exciting new Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema Studies with a Specialization in Filmmaking, which will start enrolling students this fall.


Justin Nabarrette
Friday, April 21, 2017


A new partnership between Oakland University’s offices of Career Services and Veterans Support Services is helping to connect the university’s student veterans with employers looking to hire them. A work-study position, funded by the Veterans Administration, was recently created to facilitate these connections and help student veterans find career and internship opportunities. 



Thursday, April 20, 2017


The Oakland University (OU) Department of Public Safety was established in 1967 following the recommendation of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, which stated that nine police officers and twenty firefighters were required to ensure public safety.


Laidlaw Room
Thursday, April 20, 2017


On April 18, Oakland University leaders, dignitaries, staff, students and friends gathered in Oak View Hall, home of the Honors College, to celebrate the dedication of the Gary W. Laidlaw Room. 


OUWB Associate Professor Misa Mi, M.A., MLIS, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017


As a way to learn more about the diverse educators who share their expertise with our medical school students, OUWB presents a special interview series called “Take 5.” Let us know what you think.Associate Professor Misa Mi, M.A., MLIS, Ph.D., joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine as medical librarian and associate professor in July 2011. She teaches the Integrative Evidence-Based Medicine course and the Information Mastery module in Embark, plus a faculty development program she developed.


Faculty Recognition Luncheon
Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Oakland University honored more than 30 faculty members for their scholarly achievements, dedication, path-breaking discoveries in research and critical teaching roles in educating the leaders of tomorrow during its 22nd Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon on Wednesday, April 19.


Archbold Horner Award
Tuesday, April 18, 2017


David Archbold, director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Oakland University, was recently selected by his peers as the 2017 recipient of the David Horner Award for Exceptional Service, which is the highest honor given out by the Michigan Association of International Educators.


Ian Haney Lopez
Friday, April 14, 2017


On Wednesday, April 5, Oakland University held its fourth annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference. This year’s theme was “Leveraging Diversity: Creating a Community of Belonging” and featured presentations from leading experts in the field of diversity and inclusion.


Meadow Brook Woodland
Friday, April 14, 2017


In an effort to revitalize its woodlands and kick-start a maintenance program, Meadow Brook Hall is launching the Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 28, as a community work day and tree planting celebration.


Beth Talbert and Phyllis Googasian
Thursday, April 13, 2017


Beth Talbert, a longtime Oakland University employee and community leader, recently earned the 2017 Phyllis Law Googasian Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of women. 



Thursday, April 13, 2017


If you are wondering what to do for fun and exercise this summer, Oakland University’s department of University Recreation and Well-Being may have an answer.


Soundings Series 1
Thursday, April 13, 2017


The Research Office is inviting all Oakland University faculty and alumni, as well as the general public, to attend “No Guts, No Glory,” an upcoming “Soundings Series” event featuring Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler.



Tuesday, April 11, 2017


The Kresge Library has been joined this semester by the Educational Resources Lab in Pawley Hall to offer students and other patrons an opportunity to do some good while reducing the fines they owe for overdue books and resource materials.


Dr. Gadis Dillon students
Monday, April 10, 2017


A great leader finds joy in the success of others and inspires generations of future leaders. After 51 years in the classroom – 30 at Oakland – it’s safe to say Accounting Professor Gadis “Buck” Dillon, Ph.D., has done just that.


Ian Haney Lopez
Monday, April 10, 2017


On Wednesday, April 5, Oakland University held its fourth annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference. This year’s theme was “Leveraging Diversity: Creating a Community of Belonging” and featured presentations from leading experts in the field of diversity and inclusion. 


Jonathan Chan, class of 2019
Monday, April 10, 2017


The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) announced the selection of its inaugural class of Detroit Schweitzer Fellows. Jonathan Chan, OUWB class of 2019, is one of four graduate students in Michigan who will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, he will follow the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom their Fellowship is named.


Davenport LGBTQ Task Force
Friday, April 07, 2017


Transgender advocate Charin Davenport, who teaches writing and rhetoric at Oakland University, has been selected to serve on the National LGBTQ Task Force, an organization that has been promoting equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities for more than 40 years.


scholars
Friday, April 07, 2017


The Oakland University Business Scholars faced off at its second case competition. The case competition requires the Scholars teams to plan and present a creative and unique business plan to a panel of judges.


Wilson and Human Relations honorees
Thursday, April 06, 2017


Each spring, the Oakland University Board of Trustees takes time to recognize three senior students for distinguishing themselves as outstanding scholars and leaders on campus and in the community. 


aerial of OU campus
Thursday, April 06, 2017


The Presidential Search Committee successfully performed its duties and recommended the names of highly qualified individuals to the Board of Trustees. The full Board will consider these recommendations and invite two candidates to campus for public forums and further interviews.



Wednesday, April 05, 2017


Starting with the fall 2017 academic term, Oakland University will implement changes in its payment and cancellation due dates.


Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 05, 2017


This past week, students in the Oakland University School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine gathered in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms to take part in a workshop and discussion about the nation's growing opioid abuse epidemic. 


MBA Rankings 2
Wednesday, April 05, 2017


Oakland University’s MBA and Executive MBA programs rank among the best in the nation, according to CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings for 2017.


MBA Rankings 2
Wednesday, April 05, 2017


Oakland University’s MBA and Executive MBA programs rank among the best in the nation, according to CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings for 2017.


International Technology Academy Group
Monday, April 03, 2017


Students from the International Technology Academy (ITA) in Pontiac visited Oakland University last week to experience a day in the life of an Honors College student. The high school students were paired with an Honors College student with whom they attended class, listened to research presentations and lunched in Vandenberg Cafeteria. 


grizz
Saturday, April 01, 2017


What is it that makes a good April Fool's prank, and why do people enjoy pulling them?


Oakland campus
Friday, March 31, 2017


Oakland University is working to bridge the gap between industry’s need for  work-ready, highly skilled engineers and the availability of graduate and  undergraduate students who identify engineering as a career path of choice. 


Hidden Promise Ranch
Friday, March 31, 2017


Oakland University’s Center for Human Animal Interventions will host a workshop on therapeutic approaches in equine-assisted interventions for counselors and social workers on Friday, June 23. 


Birthday Bash
Thursday, March 30, 2017


Oakland University’s on-campus radio station, 88.3FM WXOU, will celebrate its 51st Birthday Bash on Tuesday, April 4 at The Crofoot Ballroom in downtown Pontiac.


aerial of OU campus
Wednesday, March 29, 2017


The Presidential Search Committee has successfully performed its duties and has recommended the names of highly qualified individuals to the Board of Trustees for their consideration.


PrideWeek2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Every April, Oakland University hosts Pride Week to celebrate OU’s diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity with events that raise awareness, promote education and foster a sense of community.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017


We want to say a thank you to our OU Dance Heroes, for supporting the effort to purchase a new portable sprung dance floor for our dance program! We appreciate your commitment and support. We have received over $10,000 in gifts and pledges towards the dance floor, and are well on our way towards the goal of $30,000. 


David Tobin explains research to Biomedical Science faculty Kara Sawarynski, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Students shared the journey, as well as the results, of their research projects during poster presentations at the Embark Capstone Colloquium. In many cases, the research they chose as first-year medical students helped shape their decisions about their medical careers.


Escobar Builders
Tuesday, March 28, 2017


As part of a collaborative research project, Oakland University and Tuskegee University in Alabama have been awarded $894,655 by the National Science Foundation in order to encourage high school students from underrepresented minority groups to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields.


Arabic Week
Monday, March 27, 2017


Beginning Monday, March 27, Oakland University will host a weeklong series of events celebrating Arabic culture and history.


Helen Kovach portrait
Monday, March 27, 2017


Helen Kovach-Tarakanov was born in Russia in 1919. She was a woman with a drive for education and would become one of Oakland University’s first tenured faculty. 


scholarship recipients
Friday, March 24, 2017


When Oakland University leaders launched a Nonprofit Management Certificate program in 2016, part of their mission was to engage and support the surrounding region, including the city of Pontiac, with which the university shares a strategic partnership. 



Wednesday, March 22, 2017


As a way to learn more about the diverse educators who share their expertise with our medical school students, OUWB presents a special interview series called “Take 5.” Let us know what you think.Assistant Professor of Anatomy Victoria Roach, Ph.D. teaches gross anatomy at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She came to OUWB in March 2016 after receiving her Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Clinical Anatomy from The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Anastacia Maurer, a double major in German and History, and a member of the Honors College, has been selected as a winner of a “Come-to-Oldenburg” grant.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017


This year's International Night Marketplace takes place on Friday, March 24, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., in the Banquet Rooms of the Oakland Center.  It is free and open to the OU community. 


OAPplaque
Tuesday, March 21, 2017


The Oakland University AP Assembly is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Administrative Professional Award.


Shelby VanOphem
Monday, March 20, 2017


A Chorus Line depicts the often angst-ridden atmosphere of a Broadway audition as professional dancers, “gypsies,” compete against each other for coveted spots in the ensemble of a new show. The characters reveal their dreams and disappointments along the way.


match-day-2017-web-article-pic
Monday, March 20, 2017


The class of 2017, surrounded by the people who mean the most to them, opened their Match Day envelopes on March 17 together to find out where they would be going for the next phase of their medical training - their residencies.


Elliott Tower
Monday, March 20, 2017


On Sunday, April 2, the Oakland University community will join a worldwide movement to mark World Autism Awareness Day by bringing blue light to the Elliott Tower. This is Oakland’s third year hosting an event on its campus to highlight autism as a growing global health priority. 



Monday, March 20, 2017


OU INC is partnering with D-NewTech  (DNT) to host their monthly meetup event on Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m.



Monday, March 20, 2017


Calling All Technology-Based Entrepreneurs - OU INC is hosting an intensive workshop for public and university entrepreneurs April 7-9. 



Friday, March 17, 2017


On Friday, March 17, members of the Class of 2017 learned where they will be training as residents. View photos from Match Day on the OUWB Facebook page.


Purgatorio
Friday, March 17, 2017


Director Rodrigo Reyes will visit Oakland University on March 27 for a special screening and discussion of his award-winning documentary, “Purgatorio: A Journey into the Heart of the Border.”


AwardsMAB1440
Friday, March 17, 2017


Oakland University’s student radio station, WXOU-88.3 FM, and OUTV, a cable television station operated by OU staff and students, recently earned eight awards – including top honors in the “On-Air Personality” and “Digital Media Experience” categories – in the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards program presented by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF).


Amandeep Sawana
Thursday, March 16, 2017


Twenty-eight OUWB medical students participated in Oakland University's second annual Graduate Student Research Conference. The event spotlighted a diverse array of research topics with OUWB students representing almost 40 percent  (39/100) of the accepted abstracts and more than 25 percent of the oral presentations selected (9/35).


Sharelle Brown
Wednesday, March 15, 2017


As director of pharmacy at McLaren Oakland Hospital, Sharelle Brown, MBA ’15, was already an experienced healthcare professional when she decided to pursue her Executive MBA.


AleckENDO1440
Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Katie Aleck, an undergraduate student at Oakland University whose research into the potential health risks of chemical compound Bisphenol-S (BPS) could contribute to understanding the effects of endocrine or hormone disrupting compounds on breast cancer treatment and prevention, has been selected to make an oral presentation on April 1 at the ENDO 2017 conference in Orlando, Fla.


Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to speak at OU April 13
Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Tickets are now available for Oakland University’s 2017 Varner Vitality Lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin will present her talk “How Did We Get Here: The First 100 Days of an Unprecedented Presidency,” at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Thursday, April 13 in the Athletics Center O’rena, on OU’s campus.


Oakland campus
Tuesday, March 14, 2017


The Medical Library is pleased to publish the 2015 OUWB Publication Report featuring the published work of our OUWB faculty, staff, and students.


Katherine Brennecke
Tuesday, March 14, 2017


The work of nearly 50 Oakland University researchers was showcased March 10 at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters (MASAL). This year’s conference was organized by Western Michigan University and featured the work of 520 researchers. 


Graduate Student Research Conference
Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Nearly 100 students presented at Oakland University's second annual Graduate Student Research Conference, which took place March 10. The event spotlighted a diverse array of research topics and was keynoted by Dr. Kathie Olsen, a neuroscientist whose career includes leadership roles at NASA and the National Science Foundation. 



Monday, March 13, 2017


Are you a technology business in need of funding, but do not know where to look?Experienced capital strategist, Mike Brennan, of OU INC will be presenting, “How to Find Capital in Michigan for Early Stage Companies.” The event will take place on Tuesday, March 21 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at OU INC, Shotwell Pavilion, 419 Golf View Lane, Rochester, MI 48309-4477.