Oakland campus
Monday, November 19, 2018


Mark Frikker, M.D., chair, Department of Surgery,Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.After serving as interim chair, Department of Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Frikker, M.D., as chair, Department of Surgery, OUWB. He has also been appointed chief of surgical services and chair, Department of Surgery at Beaumont, Royal Oak where he was serving as interim chair.


woman standing with an open laptop projecting onto a screen on a brick wall while people watch her presentation
Monday, November 19, 2018


As part of its professional development opportunities, the Oakland University Office of Public School Academies (PSA Office) offers its schools a chance to participate in a cohort focused on Response to Intervention (RTI). Three schools are a part of this year’s cohort – Caniff Liberty Academy, Dove Academy, and Weston Preparatory Academy.


Malcolm Gladwell
Monday, November 19, 2018


On Saturday, November 17, Oakland University staff, faculty and supporters gathered in the Founders Ballrooms of the Oakland Center to celebrate the public launch of the university’s largest-ever comprehensive campaign, “Aspire. Advance. Achieve.” Over the past two years, the university has raised more than $50 million in the “quiet phase” of the campaign. OU leaders have announced the goal of raising $150 million by the year 2024. 


woman seated with her arms crossed at a desk with a laptop and a book, smiling at the camera
Friday, November 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 aspires to move to a corporate position.


OU students honored with scholarships at Global Automotive Summit
Thursday, November 15, 2018


Two Oakland University students — Jordan Simmons and Kierstin Smith — were among 21 deserving students awarded more than $165,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year during the 19th annual Rainbow PUSH/CEF Global Automotive Summit’s Business and Education Awards Luncheon, which was held on Nov. 2 in Detroit.


President Pescovitz delivers 2018 State of the University Address
Wednesday, November 14, 2018


While delivering the 2018 State of the University Address on Tuesday, Nov. 13, Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., highlighted several accomplishments and points of pride from around campus, and provided an update on the university’s strategic goals.


young man in a shirt and tie posing for a photo with an older female professor in a classroom
Monday, November 12, 2018


M2 Michelle Fedorowicz and M3 Jeff Triska were the first OUWB students to be selected for the highly competitive National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program.



Monday, November 12, 2018


Meadow Brook Hall’s 47th annual Holiday Walk runs November 23 through December 23. 


Sigma Xi Conference Group photo
Monday, November 12, 2018


Two Oakland University graduate students, Roshan Timilsina and Tyler Parsons, received superior presentation awards at the 2018 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, which took place October 25-28 in San Francisco, California. 


David Dulio
Friday, November 09, 2018


Oakland University faculty who have successfully taken their research out into the world and engaged the community will share how they did it during OU’s popular Soundings Series, which will continue on Monday, Nov. 12 with David Dulio, a professor of political science and director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Oakland University.



Wednesday, November 07, 2018


Oakland University students are invited to ask questions and talk with President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz in the Gold Rooms of the Oakland Center on Monday, Nov. 12 at Noon.


Lysistrata (Mannon McIntosh) butters up Kinesias (Conor Lovell) to get him to sign a peace treaty in Lysistrata Remix at Oakland University's Varner Studio Theatre, Nov. 15 - Dec. 2.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018


Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Lysistrata Remix — a comedic battle of the sexes — from Nov. 15 through Dec. 2 in Varner Studio Theatre.



Friday, November 02, 2018


Oakland University and Oakland Community College leaders have signed new articulation agreements that will benefit even more students at both schools.The objectives of the newest agreements include helping transition qualified students from OCC to OU in pursuit of Health Sciences, Nursing and Social Work bachelor’s degrees. The agreements are effective through October 31, 2023 and subject to review for continuation after the initial five years.


woman with dark hair smiling at the camera
Thursday, November 01, 2018


OUWB charter class member Kimberly Lemkin, M.D., stands out as a leader in two departments in her psychiatry residency at Tufts Medical Center.


Campus Aerial View
Thursday, November 01, 2018


Oakland University will launch the public phase of its comprehensive campaign, “Aspire. Advance. Achieve,” at a November 17 gala headlined by acclaimed author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell. 



Wednesday, October 31, 2018


NOTE:Due to forecasts indicating the approach of inclement weather, this evening's candlelight vigil in memory of the people who lost their lives at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh is being relocated to the Winter Garden on the main level of Oakland Center.


Temple Grandin
Wednesday, October 31, 2018


The Oakland University Office of Disability Support Services and Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) collaborated to bring Dr. Temple Grandin – professor, author and advocate – to Oakland University this week for a workshop focused on supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in higher education. 


Assembly Quartet
Tuesday, October 30, 2018


The Oakland Symphony Orchestra(OSO), Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence, will present the second concert of its 2018-19 performance season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 in Varner Recital Hall.


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Brian Bierley
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David Groves
Director of Campus Communications
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Sports Information:
Maria Rivera
Assistant AD for Athletic Communications
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Meadow Brook Hall:
Shannon O'Berski
Marketing and Communications Manager
Meadow Brook Hall
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Meadow Brook Theatre:
Cheryl Marshall
Acting Managing Director
(248) 370-3316
cmarshall@mbtheatre.com

Music, Theatre and Dance Department:
Carly Uhrig
Publicist
(248) 370-2032
uhrig@oakland.edu

Oakland University Art Gallery:
Dick Goody
OUAG Director
(248) 370-3008
goody@oakland.edu


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