DcappellaOnIdol
Friday, July 20, 2018


DCappella, which includes SMTD alum Joe Santoni (BA ‘14), had its debut performance on American Idol on April 29. “The feeling of going out there is insane," said Santoni, who was featured in a May 9 article in The Times Herald. "It's mind-blowing. As soon as you have that signature American Idol chrome mic in your hand, it hits you." DCappella is a seven-member group that sings classic and current Disney songs, and is scheduled to release a debut album later this year. Santoni, who earned a BA in music, now sings bass in the group.


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Friday, July 20, 2018


Assistant Professor of Theatre Jeremy Barnett  and theatre alum Jason Maracani and are spending the month of July at the Art’N’Ground artist’s residency in Rojales, Spain. The pair are staying in a man-made cave with two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom in a community of over a dozen local artists.



Thursday, July 19, 2018


The former Cobblestone Manor Bed and Breakfast is transforming into a unique living and learning community for Oakland University Honors College students thanks to a unique agreement between the Moceri family and OU.


Project Upward Bound students explore sciences at OU under auspices of NSF grant
Wednesday, July 18, 2018


A group of 23 students from Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound (PUB), a multi-faceted college preparatory enrichment program, learned about biology, chemistry and physics on July 11 during a series of hands-on experiments led by Dr. Thomas Raffel, an assistant professor of biological sciences at OU.



Monday, July 16, 2018


Lan Yao, Ph.D., RN, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Oakland University, has been named a 2018 Fellow in the Health Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. 


Graeme Harper
Thursday, July 12, 2018


Oakland University Honors College Dean Graeme Harper has been elected to a three-year term as vice chair at the At-Large Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research. 



Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Getting the race car from campus to competition tracks may not be top of mind to students joining, building and maintaining a collegiate Formula SAE race team. However, it is a very important consideration and one Oakland University’s Grizzlies Racing team was always struggling with until the recent generosity of the DENSO North America Foundation.


Shengnan Qiao
Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Shengnan Qiao, who spent two years as a joint Ph.D. student in Oakland University’s Eye Research Institute (ERI), recently rubbed elbows with some of the world’s preeminent research scientists at the 68th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Lindau, Germany. The event drew 39 Nobel Laureates and 600 young scientists from 84 nations. 


OU PUB scholars at 50th District Court
Monday, July 09, 2018


Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound (PUB), a multi-faceted college preparatory enrichment program, recently provided 25 high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the court system, including the roles of the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and witnesses.



Friday, July 06, 2018


This year marked the first National Security Agency (NSA) GenCyber teachers camp offered through the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University.



Thursday, July 05, 2018


Affordable Colleges Online has just recognized Oakland University as one of its Most LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities of 2018 in a newly released ranking. On the list of this year’s schools, OU is ranked No. 14 in the country. 


OUWB students in Jerusalem/Hadassah Medical Center
Wednesday, July 04, 2018


Through its Global Health Initiative, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine provides fourth-year medical students with experiences designed to enhance their awareness of international issues relevant to health while exposing them to other cultures, languages and knowledge of other health care systems.


Monica Szmyd in a white lab coat teaching students at a summer camp
Tuesday, July 03, 2018


Rising M2 Monica Szmyd’s research was recognized at the Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society (Endo-2018) in Chicago. After being selected for having one of the four top-scoring abstracts in her section, she presented in the Presidential Poster Competition alongside residents, fellows and doctors of philosophy (Ph.D.).


2018 Housing Team Award
Monday, July 02, 2018


The Housing Assignment Policies and Procedures (HAPP) team received the 2018 Team Award from Oakland University. The university recognized the team’s effort to streamline the housing assignment process. The collaborative effort specifically addressed the issues associated with the student experience, using the existing system capabilities, and improving overall satisfaction to both first year and returning students. 



Monday, July 02, 2018


Nicole (Beattie) Kampe, OU class of 2006, has been in love with writing from an early age.



Friday, June 29, 2018


The Oakland University School of Nursing’s online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program has been ranked among the top 50 online RN to BSN programs in the country for 2018 by Best College Reviews. It is the only Michigan school to appear on this year’s list.


Take Root to perform at The Cube
Thursday, June 28, 2018


Join Take Root, the professional modern dance company co-founded and directed by Oakland University dance faculty Thayer Jonutz and Ali Woerner, for An Evening of Movement & Music, the one night only performance beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 in “The Cube,” the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s revamped performance space located inside Detroit’s Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.


Alison Thomas talking to a group of students at a summer camp
Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Five years ago, recent high-school graduate Alison Thomas signed up to participate in a summer program hosted by a brand-new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. One of the oldest participants in the group, a few short weeks from starting her undergraduate degree at Wayne State University, little did she know at the time that this program would introduce her to the medical school where, four years later, she would begin her M.D. journey.



Wednesday, June 27, 2018


The flagship journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, Physical Therapy, has published an article on balance assessment by Daniel J. Goble, Ph.D., associate professor of Exercise Science in the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University.


Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Todd Shackelford
Monday, June 25, 2018


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


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