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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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 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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 

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.

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. 

Keeper of the Dream
Thursday, October 05, 2017

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

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.