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Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Todd Shackelford
Tuesday, June 26, 2018


What is personality? Where does personality come from? How does personality influence health, politics, economics, relationships and other aspects of life? 


OU dancers/Take Root in Berlin
Friday, June 22, 2018


Students, alumni and faculty from Oakland University’s Dance Department recently travelled to Berlin, Germany where they were able to learn about German contemporary dance techniques, take classes at the well-known Tanzfabrik dance center and work with German dance artists, including Berlin-based choreographer Henrik Kaalund.


Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Tuesday, June 19, 2018


As part of the 35th annual International Social Philosophy Conference taking place July 19-21 at Oakland University, OU will host a Community Health Mini-Conference on Friday, July 20 featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and public health advocate whose research revealed that children in Flint, Mich. were exposed to harmful levels of lead in their drinking water.



Monday, June 18, 2018


Working professionals seeking to enhance their expertise and expand their business knowledge now can enroll in one of three new Business Graduate Certificate programs available at Oakland University’s School of Business. Each 15-credit program expands business knowledge in key areas: Business Analytics, Business Essentials, and Finance.



Friday, June 15, 2018


Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Safety Richard Olawoyin, Ph.D. and Adjunct Assistant Professor Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., from Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences, debuted their newly edited occupational safety and health book at the Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference & Exhibition held earlier this month in San Antonio.


OU Board of Trustees approves Ph.D. in nursing program
Friday, June 15, 2018


The Oakland University Board of Trustees has approved a Ph.D. in Nursing program. This new program will be offered online to attract prospective candidates from a variety of locations throughout the state and provide the flexibility that adult scholars require to complete their degree. It will offer three options for study: BSN-Ph.D., MSN-Ph.D. and a unique DNP-Ph.D.


Irene Cobb Group Photo
Wednesday, June 13, 2018


When students and others visit Oakland University’s Office of Pre-College Programs, Irene Cobb is often the first person they meet. She’s known for making them feel welcome, providing a listening ear and being a source of information about campus services. 


OU/UDM 3+3 Agreement
Tuesday, June 12, 2018


A new agreement between Oakland University and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.


Oakland campus
Tuesday, June 05, 2018


June 4, 2018 – The Oakland University Board of Trustees approved the change in name of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Sciences to the Department of Foundational Medical Studies.


Robert Van Til with student
Tuesday, June 05, 2018


Oakland University has been selected to receive the 2018 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship in recognition of the university’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.



Tuesday, June 05, 2018


For Alex Dietrich of Macomb, all of the pieces fell into place during his Oakland University experience that eventually led to a U.S. Army TARDEC job offer that was waiting for him upon graduation.


Oakland University Sign
Tuesday, June 05, 2018


At its June 4 formal meeting, Oakland University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint W. David Tull as chair and Tonya Allen as vice chair of the Board. 


RN-BSN
Tuesday, June 05, 2018


At its June 4 formal meeting, Oakland University’s Board of Trustees approved a special program rate of $9,995 for the RN-BSN Degree Completion program. 


Oakland University Campus
Tuesday, June 05, 2018


The Oakland University Board of Trustees on Monday approved a $275 million FY2019 general fund budget that focuses on offering outstanding academic programs, improving student services, and minimizing the net cost students pay for their college education.


OU Brass Band Summer Concert
Monday, June 04, 2018


At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, the Oakland University Brass Band will present a summer concert featuring a wide variety of music, including Peter Graham’s inspirational work, Shine as the Light as well as Claudio Monteverdi’s Prelude from his Vespers, which was written in 1610.


Kathleen Pfeiffer
Friday, June 01, 2018


Oakland University English Professor Kathleen Pfeiffer has been named a winner of the 2018 Michigan Writers Cooperative Press (MWCP) Chapbook Competition for her memoir, Ink. The annual competition features submissions from writers throughout the U.S., with winners receiving publication and marketing support. 


Dolores Catherino, recipient of Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship
Friday, June 01, 2018


Oakland University alumna Dolores Catherino (BM ’86) was recently awarded an $18,000 music composition fellowship from the Anchorage, Alaska-based Rasmuson Foundation.


Grizzlies racing team standing behind their car, holding a sign that says Thank You Sponsors
Thursday, May 31, 2018


After months of planning and building, Society of Automotive Engineers Grizzlies Racing unveiled the 2018 GRX18 racing car to Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science students, faculty, alumni and their sponsors.


Omar Bataineh, ECE Ph.D student at OU, works on IGVC Spec. 2 car
Wednesday, May 30, 2018


The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which provides an opportunity for engineers and computer scientists from around the world to compete with their uniquely-designed autonomous unmanned vehicles, will return June 1-4 to Oakland University.


Huntington Ford Scholarship
Thursday, May 24, 2018


Marie Numan has a strong passion for helping others. The Rochester High School student, who will attend Oakland University this fall, is this year’s recipient of the Huntington Ford Scholarship, a full-tuition award sponsored by dealership owners Pat and Christie Scoggin. 



Thursday, May 24, 2018


Oakland University’s OUTV has been selected as a Bronze Telly Award winner at this year’s Telly Awards for its student-hosted series Visiting Professionals.


57 Questions with President Pescovitz
Wednesday, May 23, 2018


We asked Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., 57 questions in celebration of OU and her inauguration on April 20, 2018



Wednesday, May 23, 2018


The Oakland University Alumni Association Board voted at its most recent meeting to elect Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett as its chairperson for the next two years.


Family Tradition
Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Two generations of nurses share a proud family moment 


Class of 2018 members of O U W B’s DocAppella choir singing on stage in front of colored flags at their commencement
Tuesday, May 22, 2018


The Class of 2018 received their M.D. degrees during a commencement ceremony held before family, friends and their fellow OUWB classmates. Graduates approached the stage to be hooded by their PRISM mentors and, for some, by their family members who share the title “doctor.”


Pontiac Fit Park
Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Come get moving at the Pontiac Fit Fest, which takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 in Beaudette (Mill Dam) Park. The park is located at 786 Orchard Lake Rd, Pontiac, Michigan, 48341. 


Amanda Lechnar with penguins
Tuesday, May 22, 2018


A six-month study by Oakland University alumna Amanda Lechnar on the underwater behavior of gentoo penguins at the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center is changing the way researchers are looking at how animals in captivity interact with each other and their environment.


57 Questions with President Pescovitz
Tuesday, May 22, 2018


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OU GSC at Ferndale Pride
Monday, May 21, 2018


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 as part of the Out on Campus Initiative.



Friday, May 18, 2018


Julie Dichtel, executive director of Macomb County Outreach, has been chosen as the 5th annual winner of Leadership Macomb’s Donald R. Torline Leadership Legacy Award.



Friday, May 18, 2018


On Friday, May 18, 1,200 fifth-grade students from schools in the Clinton River Watershed community in Oakland County, visited Oakland University for the 12th annual Clinton River Water Festival. 



Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Nakisha Scruggs is bringing up her five-year-old daughter in Mount Clemens — the same place where she was born and raised. The single mother has worked on the assembly line at Fiat Chrysler LLC’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant for five years. Professionally, she wanted to move to a corporate position.


three men wearing name badges talking in front of a display table for Vector
Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science hosted the 18th Annual IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology in May.


Huirong Fu and students
Monday, May 14, 2018


The U.S. government recently designated Oakland University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. 


Personal Trainers at Oakland University
Thursday, May 10, 2018


This summer, Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) is partnering with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) to offer a Personal Trainer Certificate Program.


Eboni Reed, OUWB Class of 2018
Wednesday, May 09, 2018


Eboni Reed, OUWB Class of 2018, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee. She was presented with the award at OUWB’s Honors Convocation ceremony.


Abdrahamane Traoré
Tuesday, May 08, 2018


For some people, going “off-grid” means taking a voluntary respite from phone and email. But for countless others around the world, off-grid means routinely having to go without electricity for days, weeks or longer. 



Tuesday, May 08, 2018


New America, a national non-partisan, non-profit think tank, in partnership with Oakland University, the Michigan Talent and Economic Development (TED), and Automation Alley is convening a half-day event on Friday, May 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at OU's Engineering Center titled, The Augmented Workforce: Michigan Designing for the Future.


Three Little Pigs
Monday, May 07, 2018


Oakland University’s Department of Theatre will present Stiles and Drewe’s “The Three Little Pigs” on Friday, May 18; Sunday, May 20; and Friday, June 8 in Varner Recital Hall on the OU campus.



Friday, May 04, 2018


Podcast for Leaderful Schools, featuring interviews with international, national, regional and local educational leaders, has been broadcast since 2007 from the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University. Now, the show has just recorded its milestone 200th podcast.


MTD Summer Camps - Tian Tian
Friday, May 04, 2018


From June 18-22, Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present its 2018 Piano Camp and the inaugural Golden Grizzlies Jazz Camp at Varner Hall on OU’s campus.



Thursday, May 03, 2018


Jana Al-Jarrah, a political science major at Oakland University, has returned from participating in the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) West Coast Regional Conference that was held at UCLA.


three Business Idea Pitch competition winners, holding a large check and certificates, standing with three judges
Tuesday, May 01, 2018


Equipped with just three slides and four minutes, the five finalists of a school-wide business idea pitch competition, sponsored by OU’s School of Business Administration, presented their ideas to a panel of experienced entrepreneurial-minded professionals for the chance to win cash awards. 


Cheryl Boodram standing in front of a desk at Chief Financial Credit Union
Tuesday, May 01, 2018


Cheryl (Bartlebaugh) Boodram, MKT ’17, focuses on the future. As vice president of sales and marketing for Chief Financial Credit Union, she prides herself on developing innovative products that help her customers and community. 



Tuesday, May 01, 2018


The Oakland University Department of Psychology hosted a thought-provoking international and interdisciplinary conference in April that included leading scholars from around the world to address “Evolutionary Perspectives on Death.” The event was held at the historic Meadow Brook Hall on April 18. 



Monday, April 30, 2018


Oakland University Professor Barbara Oakley has been recognized as one of the state's three recipients of the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication exhibited by the faculty from Michigan’s 15 public universities to the education of undergraduate students. 


Jackie Wiggins
Friday, April 27, 2018


On June 30, Distinguished Professor of Music Education Jackie Wiggins will bid a fond farewell to Oakland University and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance where she has mentored and inspired students, scholars and artists for nearly 24 years.


Hands On A Hardbody
Friday, April 27, 2018


The School of Music, Theatre and Dance presented Hands on a Hardbody, an all-American musical, from March 28 through April 7 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall. Based on true events and a 1997 documentary of the same name, Hands on a Hardbody is the story of 10 hard-luck Texans, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, who have a chance at literally driving away with the American Dream after entering a contest to win a brand-new Nissan hardbody truck. The rules of the contest are simple: whoever keeps his or her hand on the truck the longest wins. As days pass under a scorching sun, each contestant, along with the car dealer and a radio announcer, reveals their story and their vision of the American Dream. 


Luciana Piazza and Amanda Rae Evans
Friday, April 27, 2018


Luciana Piazza (BFA ‘15) and Amanda Rae Evans (BFA ‘14) recently completed a successful run in Seussical the Musical at the Riverbank Theatre in Marine City. Piazza was one of The Bird Girls and Amanda, “who commands such energy and grace throughout the show” (Encore Michigan) was Mayzie LaBird. Next up — Piazza is starting rehearsals for Big Fish at The Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter. The show runs from April 26-May 20.


MaTilDa Awards 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018


The Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance recently honored some of its top student performers and distinguished alumni during the 19th annual MaTilDa Awards, which took place on Monday, April 16 in the Oakland Center Banquet Room. The “red-carpet” event included dinner and music, theatre and dance performances, as well as award presentations recognizing exceptional service and performance by Music, Theatre and Dance students. 



Friday, April 20, 2018


During its spring 2018 student commencement ceremonies, Oakland University will honor the professional, civic and philanthropic contributions of three outstanding American citizens with the highest honors it conveys – honorary doctoral degrees.


Oakland campus
Thursday, April 19, 2018


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.


Commencement
Thursday, April 19, 2018


Oakland University will recognize its spring 2018 graduates at five commencement ceremonies, which will all take place in the O’rena, on OU’s campus. 



Thursday, April 19, 2018


As Director for Student Success Krista Malley has always been focused on OU students and their success, but this year it is her success that is being celebrated on campus as recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Administrative Professional Award.


DEI Conference 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018


On Thursday, April 12, Oakland University held its fifth annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference. This year’s theme was “Leveraging Diversity: Stand Up, Stand Strong, Stand Together.” The event featured talks from leading experts in the field of diversity and inclusion. 


Amy Quinnan
Tuesday, April 17, 2018


With a focus on promoting a community-based approach to health education, students and leaders in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Oakland University and the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Baker College of Auburn Hills came together in OU’s Human Health Building to talk with individuals who have neurological impairments. 


Wilson and Human Relations Award winners
Monday, April 16, 2018


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. 


Shelby Jane Seyburn Foundation
Monday, April 16, 2018


Inspired by their daughter’s memory, the parents of an Oakland University graduate and psychology major who was killed last June in a car crash on I-75 have established the Shelby Jane Seyburn Foundation as a way to keep their daughter’s legacy alive while continuing to support the research she was passionate about at OU.


PI Academy Graduation
Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Oakland University’s PI Academy, which provides professional development in research and engagement to a cohort of 30 non-tenured, tenure-track faculty members, welcomed its inaugural class graduates on Friday, April 6 during a celebration at Meadow Brook Hall.


Business Scholars team L I F O the Party with judges from the final case competition, holding awards
Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Three OU Business Scholar teams faced-off in their final case competition of the year. This time, the case challenged students to deliver monetization strategies for a start-up company called PassionConnect to prospective investors.


Headshot of Savannah Habba
Tuesday, April 10, 2018


What started as a random conversation in the library surrounded by her Oakland University School of Business Administration classmates evolved into a life-changing experience for Savannah Habba, marketing senior.



Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Historic landscapes are important cultural resources that are part of our national heritage. They represent a physical record of the history of a property and reflect a personal account of design trends and styles, social history, and the life styles of the owners. 


Fred Qafiti, OUWB Founding Dean Robert Folberg, M.D. and Eman Sahloul at the Embark Capstone Colloquium
Monday, April 09, 2018


When they were M1’s, the members of OUWB’s current graduating class each selected a research topic, which they would continue to develop over their four years in medical school. On March 15, the M4 students had the opportunity to share their research at the Embark Capstone Colloquium.


Oakland University Children's Concert
Friday, April 06, 2018


Robert Chappell, whose career has encompassed an inclusive range of musical styles and genres in performance, education and composition will join Oakland University’s African Drum and Xylophone Ensemble (Akwaaba), World Percussion Ensemble (Ngoma) and Steel Band (Pan-Jumbies) to present the annual winter World Music Concert and Children’s Concert on Friday, April 13 in Varner Recital Hall.



Friday, April 06, 2018


OU's Summer Camps offer students a glimpse into emerging and in-demand careers.



Friday, April 06, 2018


The Association of Fundraising Professionals at Oakland University has partnered with Student Philanthropy Committee and Oakland University Student Congress to hold a "Pie the Professor" event on Monday, April 9th.


Oakland Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, April 05, 2018


Join the Oakland Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall for the OSO’s final concert of the season.



Thursday, April 05, 2018


Oakland University associate professor of Writing and Rhetoric Josephine Walwema, Ph.D., along with co-authors Jared S. Colton of Utah State and Steve Holmes of George Mason were awarded the Nell Ann Pickett Award earlier this month for their article, “From NoobGuides to #OpKKK: Ethics of Anonymous’ Tactical Technical Communication,” published in Volume 26.1, 2017 of Technical Communication Quarterly. 


Distracted Driving Awareness Event
Thursday, April 05, 2018


On Wednesday, April 4, the Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning hosted an event at OU to kickoff Distracted Driving Awareness Month. 


Elliott Tower
Wednesday, April 04, 2018


UPDATE: This event has been moved. The Remembrance Event will take place at the Oakland Center in the Banquet Rooms.The Oakland University community will gather in the Oakland Center for a remembrance event honoring faculty, staff, retirees and students who passed away during the past year. 


OU Brass Band at Dublin Festival of Brass
Tuesday, April 03, 2018


The Oakland University Brass Band recently took top honors at the Dublin Festival of Brass, which took place March 23-25 in Dublin, Ohio.



Monday, April 02, 2018


A new healthy eating program called “Choose Mindful on the Go!” is launching at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) hospital in the City of Pontiac.


Laura Schartman with Googasian Award
Thursday, March 29, 2018


For outstanding contributions to the advancement of women, longtime Oakland University employee Laura Schartman has received the 2018 Phyllis Law Googasian Award. She was honored this week at the 26th annual Phyllis Law Googasian and Women and Gender Studies Award Luncheon, in the presence of current and former colleagues. 


Young Choreographers Forum
Thursday, March 29, 2018


Oakland University Dance Theatre and OU Repertory Dance Company will present their annual Young Choreographers showcase, featuring works choreographed by talented OU student choreographers and guest artist Demetrius Tabron, from April 12-15 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall.


OU Student Congress
Thursday, March 29, 2018


With 457 votes received, Ryan Fox of Lake Orion and Brittany Kleinschmidt of Oxford are the new president and vice president of the Oakland University Student Congress.


Students in class
Wednesday, March 28, 2018


What is leadership? How do leaders influence others? Why are some people perceived as leaders more than others? 


Ashley Fowler
Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Ten Oakland University student artists were recently selected to have their work displayed in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures’ Active Learning Classrooms in South Foundation Hall on OU’s campus.



Monday, March 26, 2018


Oakland University’s School of Business was named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools in the Part-Time MBA Program specialty.


Karen Miller
Friday, March 23, 2018


The Oakland University Research Office will present “Reaching the Public: Translating Teaching to a General Audience” — a Soundings Series event featuring Karen Miller, an associate professor and specialist in modern American political history at OU — from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 in room 242 in Elliott Hall.


Case Study Discussion
Wednesday, March 21, 2018


With the goal of curbing the nation’s growing opioid epidemic, students in Oakland University’s 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 the university’s second annual Interprofessional Workshop on Opioid Abuse. 


Crystal VanKooten
Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Are you interested in using writing to create social change? Do you dream of tweeting, blogging or posting online videos? If so, Oakland University’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric is offering two new courses this summer — Digital Publishing (WRT 3900) and Community Service Writing (WRT 3063) — that you’ll want to check out now that registration for summer, fall and winter classes is underway.


Joyce Havstad
Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Oakland University will welcome Professor Geoffrey Beach of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Professor Sandra Mitchell of the University of Pittsburgh to the OU campus on March 29 and 30 as part of the new PI Academy mentoring program that pairs junior faculty with prestigious scholars from across the nation.


Nick Fontana (center) proposes an argument as team members Genevieve Schmidt, Samantha Sinclair, Hamza Ahmed, and Ian Anderson (left to right) look on.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018


When you work hard, good things come to you. That was the experience of the Oakland University Ethics Bowl team, whose second-place performance in the Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl, held at Oakland University in November, helped them qualify for a trip to Nationals this March. The National Championship, held in Chicago, was a new and invigorating challenge.


Student Financial Services
Monday, March 19, 2018


A college education is among the most life-changing investments a person can make. It’s a path to new discoveries, potential careers and countless opportunities. 


Healthology Symposium 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018


Health care leaders and providers will gather April 17-18 at Oakland University to discuss the importance of addressing the “upstream” social determinants of health in promoting better “downstream” care as part of the 2018 Healthology Symposium series presented by the OU School of Health Sciences and MedNetOne Health Solutions.



Monday, March 19, 2018


The 16th annual Diverse Voices Conference takes place at Oakland University’s Varner Recital Hall from at 10 a.m. -1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. It is open to everyone and there is no charge to attend.



Monday, March 19, 2018


Nearly 80 students presented at Oakland University's third annual Graduate Student Research Conference, which took place earlier this month. The event spotlighted a diverse array of research topics and was keynoted by Dr. Paul Sieving, director of the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.


Match Day 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018


Each year on the third Friday of March, graduating medical school students across the country gather to receive their residency placements in celebration of Match Day. 


Hands On A Hardbody
Thursday, March 15, 2018


Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Hands on a Hardbody, an all-American musical, from March 28 through April 7 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall.


OUCARES Family Fun Day
Tuesday, March 13, 2018


To raise more awareness for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) is hosting its 15th annual Family Fun Day from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Oakland University Recreation Center. 


Courtney Brannon Donoghue
Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Oakland University’s PI Academy mentoring program continues to pair OU junior faculty with top professors from universities across the nation.


OU ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award winners
Monday, March 12, 2018


Oakland University senior Katherine McAuliffe and Professor Evan Trivedi have been selected by the American Chemical Society to receive the 2017 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research for their research into synthetic drugs designed to make it easier to detect cancer in humans.



Monday, March 12, 2018


Oakland University’s School of Nursing has achieved accreditation by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


Jon Carroll Flying Drone
Thursday, March 08, 2018


Oakland University professor Jon Carroll, Ph.D., is part of a pioneering team of scholars harnessing the latest advances in science and technology to promote sustainable agriculture in Africa. 


Nick Jonas
Thursday, March 08, 2018


Multi-platinum, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, actor, and award winning songwriter Nick Jonas will take the stage on Saturday, April 14 at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University.


OU Jazz Band
Wednesday, March 07, 2018


The Oakland University Jazz Band will finish their season at Varner Recital Hall with a night of exciting big band music and a tribute to legendary jazz trumpeter Thad Jones starting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21.



Tuesday, March 06, 2018


Innovative Design Solutions (IDS) recently hosted Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) students on a tour of their Sterling Heights plant.  



Tuesday, March 06, 2018


Oakland University has earned a Bronze seal in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for achieving a student voting rate of 57% in the 2016 Presidential election. It is a recognition program developed by the nonprofit organization Civic Nation.



Monday, March 05, 2018


Oakland University is celebrating Women’s History Month with several planned activities throughout the month of March.


OU Pride Month
Friday, March 02, 2018


Oakland University’s Pride Week, which celebrates OU’s diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity, is expanding this year to include a full month of events and activities developed to raise awareness, promote education and foster a sense of community on campus.


Oakland campus
Thursday, March 01, 2018


The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine is delighted to announce a new international affiliation with Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, Philippines*


Gary and Elspeth Coats in front of Elliott Hall
Thursday, March 01, 2018


Gary and Elspeth Coats know numbers. They know profit and loss, the power of big data and just how much a scholarship can do for a hardworking student. That understanding led to the couple’s generous establishment of the Gary and Elspeth Coats Student Involvement Scholarship.


Avery Ragatzki seated at a desk in an empty classroom
Thursday, March 01, 2018


Finance major Avery Ragatzki plans to open a bakery selling cake pops, truffles and countless other treats when she graduates. After receiving the Gary and Elspeth Coats Student Involvement Scholarship, she’s a semester closer to realizing those sweet dreams.


Headshot of Tonya Corbin, M.D.
Executive MBA puts research physician on new path

Thursday, March 01, 2018


Physicians spend their days in a state of urgency, treating patients, strategizing with colleagues, keeping informed on the latest breakthroughs. When Tonya Corbin, M.D., decided to transition into health care administration after 10 years as a clinical research physician, she needed a program that would allow her to keep that strenuous pace, while still challenging her academically and professionally.


Tomoko Wakabayashi
Thursday, March 01, 2018


An Oakland University professor will be paired this month with a prestigious scholar from Arizona State University as part of the new PI Academy mentoring program at OU.  


Bee Identification Workshop
Tuesday, February 27, 2018


This past week, a group of 15 student and professional researchers from around the U.S. and Canada gathered at Oakland University for a training workshop on bee identification. Participants spent three days learning how to identify bee specimens from the Lasioglossum genus, a diverse genus of bees notoriously difficult for researchers to identify. 



Monday, February 26, 2018


More than 600 higher education professionals from 64 higher education institutions and eight non-profit organizations from throughout the United States and Canada gathered at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center earlier this month for the 2018 Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference, hosted by Oakland University and sponsored by The Kresge Foundation.


OU Master of Public Health
Friday, February 23, 2018


The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Oakland University, which prepares students for public health leadership roles, has been granted accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) following an extensive evaluation process.


OU Plateau
Friday, February 23, 2018


The Oakland University Repertory Dance Company will present Plateau on March 23-24 in the atrium of the Engineering Center on the campus of Oakland University. The piece, choreographed by Associate Professor of Dance Thayer Jonutz, features musical accompaniment by the OU guitar studio, as well as poetry from theatre student Mickey Mcglinnen.


Joe Santoni
Friday, February 23, 2018


Joe Santoni, who earned a BA in music from Oakland University, landed the role of a lifetime when he was chosen to be part of the original cast of Disney’s D Cappella, a new Pentatonix-style touring performance experience from Deke Sharon, the arranger for all three Pitch Perfect movies and creative director Jim Milan.


Gillian Ellis & Muriel Mader
Friday, February 23, 2018


This has been a tremendous year with many changes here at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Many of those changes happened in the administrative office, and we would like to acknowledge our admiration and gratitude of those that are coming and going.


WGS Film Festival
Thursday, February 22, 2018


Marking its 34th year, Oakland University’s Women and Gender Studies Film Festival will present Feminist Activism Now, with a screening of the film She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. The screening and panel discussion will take place from noon – 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, in room 1050 of the Human Health Building on OU’s Rochester campus. 


SHS Board of Advocacy and Resource Development
Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences has brought together more than a dozen leaders in health to form a new Board of Advocacy and Resource Development (BOARD), which will help support academic, research and community engagement programs in interdisciplinary health sciences, clinical and diagnostic sciences, public and environmental wellness, and human movement science.



Monday, February 19, 2018


Omar Brown-El knows the challenges facing underrepresented students first-hand when it comes to getting into college, succeeding in the classroom and earning a degree. He grew up as an academically and economically challenged student in his hometown of Flint.


Admissions
Friday, February 16, 2018


Oakland University was recently named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll, a national list that recognizes the top four-year colleges and universities creating dynamic pathways to support transfer students. 


Crystal VanKooten
Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Oakland University’s popular Soundings Series will return on Wednesday, March 7 with a hands-on writing workshop led by three successful and publicly engaged OU faculty members who will be sharing tips and tricks for crafting Tweets, composing short pieces for blogs and creating soundbites about your work.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Upon recommendation by the Office of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James P. Lentini, and with support of President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, the Oakland University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the request to appoint Frank Giblin, Ph.D. and Terri L. Orbuch Ph.D. to the rank of Distinguished Professor at their formal February meeting. The appointments are effective August 15, 2018.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Oakland University again ranks among the safest college campuses in the nation according to The National Council for Home Safety and Security. It’s 2018 list of Safest College Campuses in America ranks Oakland second, behind only Brigham Young University, Rexburg, Idaho.


Dr. Jonathan Silberman and Tom Kuslits seated at a table in front of a sign that reads Economic Data Center
Thursday, February 08, 2018


Economics professor Jonathan Silberman, Ph.D., is banking on opening more eyes to Michigan’s fertile business landscape.


Headshot of Sandra LaBlance
Thursday, February 08, 2018


After a nationwide search, we are pleased to announce that Sandra S. LaBlance, Ph.D., will be the new Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine where she will be responsible for the programming that supports the vast and varied educational experiences that impact OUWB medical students.


Xavier Davis, Regina Carter
Thursday, February 08, 2018


Renowned jazz artists Regina Carter and Xavier Davis will present an evening of Valentine’s Day-inspired tunes beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University.



Wednesday, February 07, 2018


A partnership between the Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Memorial and Museum of Poland has brought a three-ton exhibit of concentration camp artwork to Oakland University for display in the Heritage Room of the Oakland Center between Feb. 5 and Feb. 22.


OU Lactation Room
Wednesday, February 07, 2018


In an ongoing effort to meet the changing needs of students, faculty and staff, Oakland University now offers three private lactation rooms for nursing mothers who are looking for a safe space on campus to pump or feed their child, whether it’s by bottle or breast.


OU Veterans
Tuesday, February 06, 2018


Oakland University’s Office of Veterans Support Services is now offering an online training program to help faculty and staff better understand and assist student veterans on campus. 



Monday, February 05, 2018


Whether a person is considering running for office in 2018, serving as a campaign manager for someone who is running, or just wants to learn more about the process, Oakland University is now offering a six-week, non-credit Political Campaign Bootcamp course that will help class participants gain a better understanding of the basics of campaign strategy, tactics and techniques.


Kevin Pratt, M B A '14, standing on a stairway in an office building
Thursday, February 01, 2018


Not many investor analysts can boast of an undergraduate degree in zoology. For Kevin Pratt, MBA ’14, though, the leap from endangered amphibians to the world of finance was a positive one, thanks to the MBA program at the OU School of Business Administration.


Young Artists OSO
Thursday, February 01, 2018


Four of Oakland University’s most promising music students will perform with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO) during the 21st Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert, which takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 in Varner Recital Hall on OU’s campus.


Ranadeb Chaudhuri, Ph.D. gesturing with his hands
Wednesday, January 31, 2018


The asset management industry directs the investment of $71 trillion worldwide. By 2020, managing other people’s money is projected to become a $100-trillion business. But who is managing the managers?


Jae Hyeung Kang, Ph.D. seated in front of a window
Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Leadership determines a company’s success and employee satisfaction. But which style of leadership is most effective for entrepreneurial startups?


Ziaodong Deng, Ph.D., in a doctor's office
Wednesday, January 31, 2018


More than 133 million Americans are affected by chronic disease, a number that is expected to reach close to 160 million by 2020, according to the National Health Council.


Ravi Parameswaran, Ph.D. leaning against a railing at the top of a stairway
Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Once the domain of a company’s production/operations department, environmental awareness has steadily expanded to include functions across the entire organization. Over the last three decades, Earth-friendly actions have evolved from recycling and sourcing materials that use recycled content to incorporating sustainability considerations into products and services.


Jennifer Lucarelli
Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Jennifer Lucarelli, associate professor and chair of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program at Oakland University, has been named to the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. The initiative honors exceptional individuals under the age of 40 who excel in their field and improve the quality of life in Oakland County. 



Monday, January 29, 2018


An initiative by the Division of Student Affairs and Diversity is to offer all faculty, staff and students a chance to sign and pledge to do their part to make Oakland University a more inclusive environment and promise to stand up to bullying.



Friday, January 26, 2018


Oakland University students are invited to ask questions and talk with President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from Noon -1 p.m. in the Gold Rooms of the Oakland Center.



Friday, January 26, 2018


The 2018 Meadow Brook Lecture in International Affairs brings keynote speaker Clifford Bob, Ph.D., J.D., professor and chair of political science at Duquesne University to Oakland’s campus on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. His talk will take place at historic Meadow Brook Hall in the ballroom.


Hispanic Outreach Services mentors helping students with homework in a classroom
Thursday, January 25, 2018


To conclude their semester in the OUWB-Hispanic Outreach Services Mentoring Program (HOS), the children at the community center performed skits, songs, poems and more about various health-related topics, ranging from personal hygiene to smoking to showcase the lessons that they learned from their OUWB mentors.


Bruce Logan
Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Oakland University will welcome 30 prestigious scholars to campus this year as part of a new PI Academy mentoring program that pairs OU junior faculty with top professors from universities across the nation.


Barbara Oakley
Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Oakland University’s popular Soundings Series will welcome Dr. Barbara Oakley, a best-selling author and co-creator of “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular online course, as a special guest speaker from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.24 in 242 Elliott Hall.


Disturbing the Peace
Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Those interested in learning more about the hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians – and the hopes for peace – are invited to a free screening of the award-winning documentary film Disturbing the Peace. The film chronicles the conflict through the eyes of grassroots peace activists who were once enemy combatants entrenched in the fighting. 



Friday, January 19, 2018


Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education program is partnering with Kaplan Test Prep to provide a research-based, comprehensive approach for preparing students to take the ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and more.


School for Scandal
Friday, January 19, 2018


Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present The School for Scandal, a comedic tale of gossip, deceit, and the perils of social media, from Thursday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall on the OU campus.



Monday, January 15, 2018


Oak View Hall will become a dedicated Honors College facility on Oakland University’s main campus beginning with the Fall 2018 semester, according to Director of University Housing James Zentmeyer and Honors College Dean Graeme Harper, Ph.D., DCA.


Aeolus Quartet
Friday, January 12, 2018


The Chamber Music Society of Detroit will introduce a new weekend-long chamber music festival, WinterFest, at Varner Recital Hall on the Oakland University campus from Jan. 19 - 21. 


Take Root
Thursday, January 11, 2018


Take Root, a contemporary dance company-in-residence at Oakland University, will host a series of creative movement classes for pre-K children from Jan. 16-18 at the Baldwin Center and Oakland Family Services in Pontiac, Mich.


Ecuador Group
Thursday, January 11, 2018


A group of OU students spent 10 days in Ecuador for a tropical field ecology class over holiday recess.Abigail Foster, a Brighton native and self-professed homebody, recently broadened her horizons when she took part in a tropical field ecology class more than 3,000 miles away from home. 



Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Following a successful tenure as Oakland University’s Director of Athletics, Jeff Konya was introduced today as the new Director of Athletics and Recreation at Northeastern University, in Boston.


aerial of OU campus
Monday, January 08, 2018


According to Oakland Center director Chris Reed, the Oakland Center is back open and running following a water main break over the weekend.One note of interest: Au Bon Pain is open, but has been re-located from its normal location to the area across the hall for the time being (former Grizz Express location).


Oakland campus
Friday, January 05, 2018


Two OUWB graduates, Dr. Chris Jaeger and Dr. Laurie Bossory, both currently working their residencies at The Ohio State University Wexner School of Medicine, received annual housestaff awards celebrating their collegiality and humanistic spirit.


Mobilization Zone
Friday, January 05, 2018


The Mobilization Zone (MZ) of Oakland University’s Research Office offers several opportunities for local, high-tech startup companies, including two programs sponsored by the Michigan Corporate Relations Network — the Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) and the Small Company Internship Award (SCIA) program.


classroom with large yellow paper covered in notes on the walls
Thursday, January 04, 2018


The Pawley Lean Institute supports Continuous Improvement projects within Oakland University.  These Lean projects provide additional exposure to Oakland University working teams to reduce waste, improve process, as well as improve the student experience.


Keeper of the Dream Group
Thursday, January 04, 2018


For helping break down stereotypes and promote racial and cultural understanding, seven students will be recognized during Oakland University’s 26th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms on OU’s campus. 


Voice Day 2018
Thursday, January 04, 2018


Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will welcome laryngologist and singing voice specialist Dr. Adam Rubin, author of The Vocal Pitstop, as the special guest speaker during OU’s annual “Voice Day” event, which will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 in Varner Recital Hall.



Wednesday, January 03, 2018


For the 16th consecutive year, nursing has been ranked number one by the Gallup Poll as the most honest and ethical profession.


Marcus; Or The Secret of Sweet
Tuesday, January 02, 2018


Send-off performance scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 6 in Varner Studio Theatre The Oakland University Department of Theatre’s production of Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet has been invited to perform at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which takes place January 9-14 in Indianapolis.


Imagining Rochester Book Cover
Wednesday, December 27, 2017


A collaboration between two cities an ocean away from each other recently resulted in the publication of a book with contributions from students at Oakland University and West Middle School in Rochester Hills.


'Soul Food' Soundings Series
Wednesday, December 20, 2017


For nearly a year, the founders of the Soul Food concert series — Mark Stone, associate professor of music at Oakland University, and Dwayne Anthony, community relations specialist and arts commissioner for the city of Pontiac — have been bringing their message of peace and unity through music to the Oakland County community.


Sigma Xi Excellence Award
Wednesday, December 20, 2017


The Oakland University chapter of Sigma Xi recently achieved a third place ranking after competing with more than 500 chapters in the United States and abroad for the Sigma Xi Chapter Excellence Award, which is presented to chapters that have demonstrated exceptional innovation and quality in their overall annual programming. 


'Martha' Opera
Monday, December 18, 2017


Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Martha, a romantic comedy opera by Friedrich von Flotow, on Jan. 9, 11, 13 and 14 in Varner Recital Hall.



Thursday, December 14, 2017


Updated information for final exam rescheduling:Oakland University has rescheduled finals exams originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon and evening to take place in the same locations and at the same times on Monday, Dec. 18.


Brant Ford
Thursday, December 14, 2017


Brant Ford, a freshman saxophone performance major at Oakland University, was recently named a 2018 Honorable Mention award winner in Classical Saxophone by the National YoungArts Foundation.


Dove Academy health and fitness programs girls on the run event
Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Dove Academy of Detroit (Dove) participated in the YMCA Girls on the Run 5K, a support program for female students.


Leslie Cunningham holding her diploma outdoors at Oakland University
Wednesday, December 13, 2017


The Oakland University (OU) Office of Public School Academies (PSA) Renewable College Scholarship began as an incentive for qualifying high school seniors who attend an OU chartered academy and matriculate to Oakland University for their undergraduate studies. 


Caniff Liberty Basketball Team group photo on left, in action during a game on the right
Wednesday, December 13, 2017


The Caniff Liberty Academy Middle School’s United League Basketball Team took on Oakland International Academy during the Court of Dreams Tournament at the new Little Caesar’s Arena on Monday, November 20.


Kourtney Rouser and Kennay Carpenter
Tuesday, December 12, 2017


OU freshman Kennay Carpenter set her sights on college in seventh grade as a member of Oakland University’s chapter of the Michigan GEAR UP program.


Headshot of Cynthia Ledford
Monday, December 11, 2017


Dr. Cynthia Ledford will join OUWB in February 2018 as the new Associate Dean of Undergraduate Clinical Education for which she will be responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of the undergraduate clinical component of the OUWB curriculum.


OUCU Check Presentation
Monday, December 11, 2017


Oakland University Credit Union President & CEO April M. Clobes announced at the Oakland University Board of Trustees meeting today her organization’s plan to donate $1M over the next five years. The gift will provide financial support to Oakland University students participating in study abroad and international educational opportunities. 



Friday, December 08, 2017


The Kresge Library has plans in place for December 11-13 to help students deal with the stresses of final exams and pay off any fines they may have accumulated during the semester. 


Autism HDCS
Friday, December 08, 2017


A partnership between Oakland University’s Department of Human Development and Child Studies (HDCS), the Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES), and the Pontiac School District is helping students living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder learn how to socialize, communicate and develop the skills needed for future work environments.


From left to right: David Tindall, Dean Jon Margerum-Leys, Lori Doughty, Senator Marty Knollenberg, Representative Michael Webber, Dennis Wade, Robert Van Til, Bill Edwards
Thursday, December 07, 2017


AT&T presented a $10,000 contribution to Oakland University on Friday, December 1 in support of the University’s Industrial Systems and Engineering (ISE) workshop – an outreach program offered by the ISE department and the Pawley Lean Institute at Oakland University designed to introduce ISE as a field of study to high school students from both a college and career perspective.



Wednesday, December 06, 2017


Oakland University’s School of Nursing has earned a 10-year full accreditation for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program and its Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia Certificate.


I2B
Tuesday, December 05, 2017


Oakland University’s (OU) Research Office and the School of Business Administration (SBA) have recently launched the Ideas 2 Business (I2B) program, a real-world, project-based experience connecting students with local businesses.


Pontiac Bike Lanes
Tuesday, December 05, 2017


Construction crews put the finishing touches on Saginaw Street, north of the downtown, to define on-street bike lanes. The nearly mile-long bike lane is the first of its kind in the City of Pontiac, allowing for bikes and cars to safely share the road. 



Monday, December 04, 2017


Oakland University, and food service partner Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, have been notified by peta2, that the school has earned an “A” letter grade on the group’s fall 2017 Vegan Report Card.


Macomb Food Drive
Thursday, November 30, 2017


Back on November 18, more than 275 Oakland University students, staff and alumni participated in the Macomb County Santa Parade, an event that also marked the start of the group’s annual food drive to support the Macomb Food Program. The drive got off to an auspicious start with more than 800 pounds of food donated on the first day. 


group of medicine and opera students with Professor Amy DeBaets
Thursday, November 30, 2017


In 2015, Dean Folberg and David DiChiera, founder of the Michigan Opera Theater (MOT), brought cast members of The Passenger, an opera in rotation at MOT, to OUWB for a scaled down miniature-performance. At the time, they were unaware that this performance would spark a long-lasting partnership between MOT and OUWB and an innovative new course for OUWB students.


Kimmy Romstad & Emily Coleman
Thursday, November 30, 2017


From the classroom to the Magic Kingdom, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Oakland University is empowering students to pursue their passions.


Social Work Stock Photo
Tuesday, November 28, 2017


As Oakland University’s social work program marks 10 years in existence, a new report from Zippia.com ranks the program as the second-best of its kind in Michigan. 


Chinelo Amen-Ra
Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Renowned drummer Chinelo Amen-Ra will join Oakland University’s Akwaaba African Ensemble, Ngoma World Percussion Ensemble and Pan-Jumbies Steel Band to present the annual fall World Music Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 in Varner Recital Hall.



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 event held at Oakland University. 


Caitlin Demsky, Ph.D. in a red jacket in an office
Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Workplace aggression, whether physical or psychological, is making employees stressed, sick and unhappy. It’s also spilling over into personal lives, creating work-family conflicts.


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.



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.