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Bible Translation at Lambeth Palace
Wednesday, July 17, 2019


A group of Oakland University students immersed themselves in history this summer when they spent 10 days in England as part of a study abroad. The course, “Tudors of England,” focused on the lives of the highly influential family of monarchs who ruled England from 1485 to 1603. 


Open House
Thursday, July 11, 2019


As part of an ongoing effort to provide an efficient and cost-effective transfer process, Oakland University has signed an additional articulation agreement with St. Clair County Community College. 


Johnny Pham
Tuesday, July 09, 2019


As part of an ongoing effort to provide an efficient and cost-effective transfer process, Oakland University has signed an additional articulation agreement with Macomb Community College. 


Robert Van Til
Monday, June 17, 2019


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



Friday, June 14, 2019


The impact of the First Year Advising Center (FYAC) at Oakland University has resulted in the department’s selection as the 2019 NACADA Outstanding Advising Program.


Nursing
Friday, May 31, 2019


Study.com has published its 2019 rankings for the best Master of Science in Nursing programs in the country, and Oakland University came in at No. 44. 


man wearing a graduation cap and gown, holding a certificate, standing with a woman
Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Paul Ezel, Vice Principal and Lead Mentor Teacher at Dove Academy of Detroit, completed the Oakland University Master’s Program in Teacher Leadership in May 2019.


woman in a white jacket and black shirt smiling at the camera
Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Lisa Key, Superintendent of Dove School, is completing the Central Office Certification program at Oakland University. Her project for the program is centered on School Leadership and Support for Turnaround Leadership.


OU FYAC wins NACADA award
Thursday, May 23, 2019


Oakland University’s First Year Advising Center has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from NACADA, the global community for academic advising.


Tenorio National Park
Thursday, May 16, 2019


Destiny Stock and Dylan Pattullo sample invertebrates in a stream in Carrara National Park. For Macy Jackson, studying abroad opens the door to experiences that simply aren’t possible within the U.S. The environmental science major was among a group of OU students who recently spent 10 days in Costa Rica for a class in tropical field ecology. 


Engineering Promise Scholarship
Thursday, May 09, 2019


Beginning with the fall 2019 incoming freshman class, OU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science will sponsor the new Engineering and Computer Science Academic Promise Scholarship. The scholarship will assist students with financial need, ensuring that all tuition and housing costs are covered, as well as provide opportunities for involvement within the School of Engineering and Computer Science. 


Oakland campus
Tuesday, May 07, 2019


Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute is pleased announce that Jordan Geschwind (Human Resource Development/SEHS) has been awarded a $1000 undergraduate scholarship.


Information Technology
Monday, May 06, 2019


Oakland University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology was ranked among the 25 best programs of its kind in country, according to a study by BachelorsDegreeCenter.org. 



Monday, April 29, 2019


Lori Blaker, Beth Gotthelf and David McMillan were all honored at this year’s spring commencement ceremonies with honorary degrees.



Friday, April 19, 2019


Kimberly Holka, DNP, MSN, MSA, RN, APHN-BC, CNE, full-time adjunct instructor and RN-BSN degree completion coordinator, has been awarded the 2019 Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award winner by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).


Anna Szala and Rania Bellaaj
Monday, April 15, 2019


Last August, Oakland University’s Department of Psychology welcomed Fulbright scholars Anna Szala and Rania Bellaaj to campus. 



Thursday, April 04, 2019


The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology, just published by the Oxford University Press, is edited by Oakland University’s Associate Professor of Psychology, Lisa L.M. Welling, Ph.D., and Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology Todd K. Shackelford, Ph.D.



Wednesday, April 03, 2019


For a seventh year, Oakland University is holding its Summer Career Camps for 14- to 18-year-old teens at the OU Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens.The career camps are a unique pre-college experience to help motivated and ambitious college-bound teens choose a college major and future career.


Dr. Wei Zhang and research team
Wednesday, March 27, 2019


Dr. Wei Zhang and a team of researchers from the Department of Physics at Oakland University (OU), along with collaborators at Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL) and Fudan University (Shanghai), have discovered a new “control knob” for tuning material’s properties that paves the way for more energy-efficient electronic devices like hard disk drives.


Marguerite Mahler
Friday, March 22, 2019


More than 40 years ago, Marguerite Mahler was reading the Detroit Free Press when she noticed an article about a new legal assistant program starting at Oakland University. The 40-something wife and mother had left a career in laboratory science to raise her family and was looking to re-enter the workforce. 


Matthew Drogowski matched at Beaumont Health in emergency medicine
Friday, March 15, 2019


On Friday, March 15, the Class of 2019 learned which hospitals and medical facilities they will be heading to for their medical residencies upon graduation from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in May.



Thursday, March 07, 2019


The 17th annual Diverse Voices Conference takes place at Oakland University’s Varner Recital Hall from at 10 a.m. -1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. It is open to everyone and there is no charge to attend.


Pi Sigma Alpha Conference
Thursday, March 07, 2019


The Oakland University chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, recently sent eight students to present their research at the annual Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference, which was held Feb. 15-17 in Washington, D.C.


Oakland campus
Wednesday, February 27, 2019


M2 Alex Yang’s article "Distinguishing the athletes’ heart from inherited cardiomyopathies" was published in Beaumont’s State of the Heart newsletter, a publication containing heart health information for patients and families.


Mina Wassef and Randall Engle
Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Each day, faculty mentors help guide students toward their academic and personal goals, passing down knowledge and wisdom that will last a lifetime. 



Thursday, February 21, 2019


NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCESThe 2019 Meadow Brook Lecture in International Affairs brings keynote speaker Professor Jessica Chen Weiss to Oakland’s campus on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Her talk will take place at historic Meadow Brook Hall in the ballroom.



Tuesday, February 19, 2019


The Center for Civic Engagement at Oakland University is planning a program entitled “Political Humor and its Impact on American Life.” The program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. It will be held in Banquet Room B of the Oakland Center on campus at Oakland University. It is free and open to the public.


Kristin Rohrbeck
Friday, February 08, 2019


Oakland University’s Kristin Rohrbeck, director of the Joanne & Ted Lindsay Foundation Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES), has been named the overall winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2019.


Linda Davis
Friday, February 08, 2019


Longtime Macomb County District Judge Linda Davis recalls a time when she regarded addiction as a “moral failing” that only happened to flawed people from dysfunctional environments. It wasn't until her child, a straight-A student with a promising future, became addicted to heroin that she recognized the truth: “Addiction affects everybody. It affects all ages, all races, and all socioeconomic climates. It does not discriminate.” 


man leaning on a railing in a hallway with a tall window next to him
Thursday, February 07, 2019


With an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in hand, Akash Maheshwari launched his career as drive graduate trainee at Continental.


professor in a red jacket standing at the front of a classroom, student raising his hand in front of her
Tuesday, February 05, 2019


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) extended the accreditation of the business and accounting programs at the School of Business Administration at Oakland University.


Oakland campus
Thursday, January 24, 2019


OUWB medical students attended a leadership seminar where Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., answered questions, gave advice on mentorship and goals, and shared her medical career journey with them.


Adam LeRoy and Shawna Boomgaard
Thursday, January 24, 2019


Shawna Boomgaard and Adam LeRoy presented at the fall 2018 MEMPSA (Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association) conference on December 7, 2018. The MEMSPA conference offered elementary and middle school principals a broad range of current topics necessary for continued professional and administrative growth.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Oakland University’s Sigma Xi chapter has been recognized by The Scientific Research Honor Society as one of its leading chapters for the initiation of new members. OU is part of the Research and Doctoral Universities Constituency category within the organization’s more than 500 national and international chapters.


Oakland campus
Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Third-year OUWB student Maayan Yakir and her Embark research and scholarship program mentor Mary Smyth, M.D., recently presented their work on energy insecurity affecting young children in the state to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).



Monday, December 17, 2018


New Oakland University graduates Jake Farnsworth and Mickey McGlinnen were selected as recipients for fall 2018 Undergraduate Distinguished Achievement Awards presented during commencement ceremonies this weekend.


OU’s Environmental Health and Safety degree program ranked among top in nation
Thursday, December 13, 2018


Oakland University’s Environmental Health and Safety online degree program has been ranked as one of the top 25 Best Value Occupational Safety and Health degree programs in the nation for 2019 by Value Colleges (VC), an online ranking system that compares the most affordable colleges with the best return on investment.


students in black professional attire, seated in rows in a classroom, all looking forward
Wednesday, December 12, 2018


In their most recent case competition, teams of Business Scholars developed and presented marketing strategies to grow annual sales for Detroit Bikes.


Julia Tituskin
Thursday, December 06, 2018


Honors College graduating seniors recently presented their Honors Theses, with topics including health care, economics, linguistics, history and more. Students are required to complete a research thesis in order to graduate from OU’s Honors College. 


Disruption in Detroit
Thursday, December 06, 2018


When Oakland University history professor Daniel Clark started conducting oral history interviews with retired autoworkers in the early 2000s, he expected to hear stories of a widely mythologized golden age – an era of prosperity in the 1940s and ‘50s that propelled tens of thousands of unionized auto workers into a secure, blue collar middle class lifestyle. 


students observing white sculptures in a glass case at the Detroit Institute of Art
Monday, December 03, 2018


“What do you see?”Mark Haimann, M.D. addresses a group of thoughtful medical students as they huddle before an exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).


Melanie Mayberry, Arati Kelekar and Nelia Afonso
Thursday, November 29, 2018


Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) and University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry (Detroit Mercy) will launch a new interprofessional course to educate medical and dental students on how health care professionals collaborate for the benefit of their patients.