Pacifica Quartet
Friday, September 21, 2018

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s sixth annual series at Oakland University’s Varner Recital Hall opens at 3 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 30 with the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet performing music of Beethoven, Bartok and Mendelssohn. It is the first of a four-concert series scheduled for the 2018-2019 season, presented in partnership with the University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Inside-Out "Outside" instructors
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This summer, Oakland University Criminal Justice professor Amanda Burgess-Proctor took part in an international program that trains university faculty to develop and implement classes that take place inside correctional facilities. 

student using a medical instrument to fill a test tube in a lab with a professor watching over his shoulder
Monday, September 17, 2018

OUWB’s newest pipeline program the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is a six-week program designed to introduce high school or recently-graduated students to the mechanics of medical research by allowing them to work in laboratories alongside Beaumont medical researchers, assisting them with their current research.

Race in Our Communities
Monday, September 17, 2018

Members of the Oakland University campus and surrounding communities will have the opportunity to share their experiences and hear from others on the impact of race in their communities during a town hall meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 in the Gold Rooms of the Oakland Center.

How Meadow Brook Farms Became Oakland University
Friday, September 14, 2018

Now in its 15th year, Oakland University’s popular History Comes Alive lecture series will return on Tuesday, Sept. 18 with a special presentation on “How Meadow Brook Farms Became Oakland University” by Dominique Daniel, an associate professor with OU’s Kresge Library, in Gold Rooms A and B at the Oakland Center.

man in a green shirt, standing in a classroom, smiling at the camera
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

At the close of each academic year, three rising M2 and three rising M3 students are selected as recipients of the M1 and M2 Outstanding Student Awards. Each one receives a $1,000 scholarship, which is applied to his or her financial aid package for the next academic year.

Mark Stone, associate professor of world music and percussion
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Celebrate the International Day of Peace at Oakland University with Mark Stone, associate professor of world music and percussion, as he shares a program of globally-inspired percussion pieces beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21.

Melissa Kwiatkowski
Monday, September 10, 2018

In many ways, Oakland University alumna Melissa (Zwolinski) Kwiatkowski is a quintessential overachiever. At 29, the Clinton Township resident has already earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and teaches at a nationally ranked high school in Bloomfield Hills. But her story is all the more remarkable in light of the hurdles she’s had to clear to get where she is today. 

OU Rec Well celebrating 20 years of shaping campus culture
Monday, September 10, 2018

This month, Oakland University’s Department of Recreation and Well-Being (OU Rec Well) will celebrate 20 years of getting students staff, faculty, and community members to move their minds and bodies.

woman in a blue dress and scarf leaning on a window sill
Friday, September 07, 2018

A recent graduate from the Oakland University Department of Organizational Leadership and OUWB Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Assistant Professor of Foundational Medical Studies, Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., received this year's Oakland University Dissertation of the Year award for her work: "The Academic Search: Unconscious Bias and its Impact on the Recruitment and Evaluation of Faculty Candidates."

Friday, September 07, 2018

For the next two months, Oakland University is sponsoring a series of events focused on celebrating the arts and culture of Taiwan. 

Oakland University’s ‘GrizzHacks 3’ to bring together innovators for 24-hour hackathon
Thursday, September 06, 2018

Teams of forward-thinking innovators will come together from Sept. 22-23 at Oakland University for GrizzHacks 3, a 24-hour hackathon that provides an opportunity for students to create incredible hardware and software projects from the bottom up.

From fairy tales to a rock opera, OU’s 2018-19 theatre season offers ‘something for everyone’
Thursday, September 06, 2018

The Oakland University Department of Theatre will kick off its 2018-19 season on Thursday, Oct. 11 with Into the Woods, a “Once Upon a Time” tale that introduces the hopes and dreams of characters from some of our favorite fairy tales and explores the lengths we go to for our dreams — and the potentially high cost of getting what we want.

Honors College Freshman Welcome 2018
Tuesday, September 04, 2018

For the sixth straight year, Oakland University’s Honors College has a record number of freshmen joining its ranks. 

Oakland University professor awarded NSF grants for research
Friday, August 31, 2018

A collaborative project between Oakland University, the University of Alabama and Tuskegee University was awarded nearly $1.2 million in grant funds this month by the National Science Foundation in support of a three-year research project that will focus on preparing African American girls from rural school districts to successfully complete an AP Computer Science Principles course.

male professor seated at a desk with two male students, looking at a computer screen
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Since the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) began in 2016, OUWB Foundational Medical Studies faculty members have been heavily involved with helping to introduce middle school students who are interested in health and STEM careers to the anatomy and physiology of the human body through hands-on activities and face-to-face interaction. This unique course aims to engage students, who are considered underrepresented in medicine, and provide them with opportunities and resources they might not otherwise have access to, and keep them on track through degree completion.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Oakland University has been ranked among a group of 58 schools earning the top score in this year’s Washington Monthly annual College Guide and Rankings in the category of “Best Colleges for Student Voting.”

Galloway Creek Restoration
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

On behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with Oakland University, Consumers Energy and Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to partially reroute and reconstruct the Galloway Creek channel. 

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