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Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, October 21, 2016

Students, faculty and administrators gathered in Oak View Hall on Friday for a conference focused on undergraduate research at Oakland University and beyond. The Honors College and Michigan Center for Undergraduate Research at OU presented the event, entitled “Undergraduate Research: The Present and the Future.” 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Room 242 of the Kresge Library at Oakland University will now be known as the Nyberg Room.

Gwen Thomas with students in computer lab
Thursday, October 20, 2016

A group of high school students and their parents recently visited Oakland University for a workshop focused on college planning and helping families successfully navigate financial aspects of higher education. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oakland University graduate students earned the top four prizes at the 7th Annual Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society (MINS) Conference for their work with stem cells and regenerative medicine.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A new study at Oakland University will investigate whether changes in students’ sleep patterns during the first two years of college are linked to risk factors for weight gain, obesity, and other cardio-metabolic issues.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Tevyn Gentile, a master’s student in Industrial & Systems Engineering at Oakland University, has been named the winner of this year’s Michigan Simulation User Groups (MSUG) Student Competition.

Localization of Rtca protein
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Undergraduate biomedical sciences major Naveena Daram is coauthor on an article published in the October 2016 issue of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (Volume 57, Pages 5338-5347).

Thursday, October 13, 2016

An Oakland University study comparing the effects of yoga and exercise could help patients with lung cancer breathe a little easier. 

School of Business Administration
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oakland University’s School of Business Administration is among the nation’s best business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in the new 2017 edition of its annual book, “The Best 294 Business Schools” and on its website. Oakland’s business school also appears on the organization’s "Best in Midwest" list. 

Meaghan Cole
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

For students, college is an investment, one designed to put them on a path to a bright future. As an undergraduate adviser in Oakland’s business school, Meaghan Cole helps guide students to that future with caring, compassion and skill.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Beginning Friday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. and running through Sunday, Oct. 16 until 8 p.m., The MicroMacro Art Biome pop-up art gallery in downtown Detroit will feature the work of 16 artists and artistic groups from seven different countries.

Park thumbnail
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Oakland University Center for Autism’s Outreach Services (OUCARES) was recently honored with a 2016 Removing Barriers Special Award from the National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials. The recognition was for a program that allows OUCARES summer camp participants to engage in activities such as fishing, boating, rappelling and climbing at Independence Oaks Park in Clarkston. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

For its 25th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration, Oakland University will welcome actress, author and talk show host Holly Robinson Peete to campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Benefits and Wellness Fair returns to the Oakland University Recreation Center on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Oakland University Incubator (OU INC), a Smart Zone Business Accelerator, took occupational therapist Nathan Barnett under its wing and mentored him on how to transform his idea of creating an objective system for accurately testing an elderly person’s balance and suggesting ways to minimize the risk of falls into a reality.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Oakland University and the City of Auburn Hills Senior Center have teamed up to develop a program to help optimize the physical health and fitness of senior citizens who are at future risk for physical decline.

President Hynd makes AUFD gift
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

With the theme “Your Gift Opens Doors,” the Oakland University community kicked off this year’s All-University Fund Drive (AUFD) Wednesday morning at the annual AUFD Launch Party. 

Karen Markel
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Karen Markel understands that for adults with disabilities, finding their niche in the workplace is often tricky – and she’s actively seeking answers to help this population of job seekers.

Dr. Ellen Peck
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Alumna Ellen Peck (BA ‘95), associate professor of theatre at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, is spending the current academic year researching and teaching at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Romania as a Fulbright Scholar.

Oakland campus
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Images of cell division using immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy. From Stubenvol et al. (PLoS Genetics, Volume 12, Article Number e1006370,2016)Assistant Professor Mi Hye Song, of the Department of Biological Sciences, and her team of students published an article this week in PLoS Genetics describing how ATX-2, the C. elegans ortholog of human ataxin-2, regulates centrosome size and microtubule dynamics (Volume 12, Article Number e1006370).

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Oakland University is among seven institutions selected by the National Science Foundation to receive $5 million in grant funds over the next five years as part of a collaborative research project designed to encourage low-income students to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Oakland University is again partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other schools to compete in the College and University Flu Vaccination Challenge.

Fern and Nancy
Monday, October 03, 2016

Throughout her more than 30-year career at Oakland University, Nancy Schmitz has seen the power of education to transform lives. The assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students says that one of the most rewarding parts of her job is seeing OU alumni who are making a positive impact on their communities. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

In some ways, 19-year-old Oakland University freshman Ali McManus is a typical college student. She is enjoying the freedom and independence of living in Oak View Hall and has met a lot of new friends. She loves her Writing 150, Communications 101 and online songwriting classes.

George Hynd
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Oakland University Board of Trustees Chairman Richard L. DeVore today announced the Oakland University Board of Trustees’ plan for seeking a new president for the University following George W. Hynd’s successful three-year term as president. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

When the Open Hands Food Pantry in Royal Oak sought to streamline its operations and improve efficiency, it reached out to Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department for help.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Successfully transitioning from college student to polished professional takes practice. By integrating professional and career development skills into the business curriculum, that’s exactly what Oakland University’s ACHIEVE program delivers for undergraduate business students.

Beaumont Team
Friday, September 23, 2016

Biological and Biomedical Sciences graduate student Jonathan Kane recently published an article about the Effect of Irradiation on Tumor Microenvironment and Bone Marrow Cell Migration in a Preclinical Tumor Model (International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 96, Pages 170-178, 2016).

aerial of OU campus
Friday, September 23, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the appointments of Tonya Allen of Troy, Marianne Fey of Birmingham and Robert Schostak of Bloomfield Hills to the Oakland University Board of Trustees.  

OUCARES Evening Enrichment Series
Thursday, September 22, 2016

This fall, the Oakland University Center for Autism’s Outreach Services (OUCARES) will host three talks from experts who will share their knowledge on a variety of topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Part of OUCARES’ Evening Enrichment Series, these monthly presentations are free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Whether you’re a Pioneer or a Golden Grizzly, Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, which takes place Sept. 22-25, is a great time to return to Oakland University’s campus and see the many reasons to be a proud alum of OU.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Oakland University kicked off National Hispanic Celebration Month on Sept. 16

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine will be hosting its 5th Annual Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Sept. 26-28 in the Kresge Library.

Grizz Gang
Monday, September 19, 2016

The Grizz Gang and Golden Grizzlies Band have much in common. Not only are they staples of the spirited ambiance at Oakland University athletic events, but they are also among the closest-knit student groups on campus. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Oakland University’s School of Education and Human Services and Birmingham Public Schools co-hosted a conversation with Brian Whiston, State Superintendent of Schools, on September 12 at Pawley Hall. 

Nursing students preparing emergency 'bug-out bags'
Friday, September 16, 2016

A Macomb County Health Department program focused on teaching community youth about emergency preparedness – in collaboration with the Oakland University School of Nursing and Macomb County elementary schools – was recently honored with a 2015 National Health Security Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Oakland University will honor alumni and friends who have achieved success in business, community services, volunteerism and other areas on Friday, Sept. 23 at the 22nd annual Alumni Awards Banquet.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Oakland University Department of History will offer a unique glimpse into the past during its “History Comes Alive” lecture series, which returns Sept. 21 to campus.

Bryan Barnett speaking to emerging leaders
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Students interested in participating in Oakland University’s Emerging Leadership Program have until Thursday, Sept. 15 to sign up. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Student Life Lecture Board at Oakland University has announced that Tyler Oakley will be visiting campus for a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the O’Rena on campus and general admission tickets are free to campus community members and the general public.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Jana Al-Jarrah, a political science major at Oakland University, has just returned from participating as a delegate at the College Debate 2016 in California. She was part of a national, student-led conversation around the key issues that resonate with younger voters.

Office of Veterans Support Services
Friday, September 09, 2016

Oakland University is among select colleges and universities in Michigan being recognized for the exceptional support services it provides to student veterans. 

Oakland campus
Thursday, September 08, 2016

A new partnership between Oakland University and the Rochester Hills Public Library brings esteemed scholars to a new monthly lecture series that begins September 17. The Discovery and Coffee series will feature expert professors discussing diverse subject matters.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Beginning Friday, September 9 and running through Sunday, October 9, the Oakland University Art Gallery will be hosting a special exhibit featuring Works Progress Administration (WPA) Prints from the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts & the prints of Gerald Brockhurst from the collection of Carl F. Barnes, Jr. and Anna M. Barnes, which is part of the Oakland University Art Collection.

Oakland campus
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The Oakland business school congratulates the business students named to the dean’s list for the 2015-16 academic year.

Career Tool
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

A new web-based tool is available to help current and prospective Oakland University students explore majors and careers. 

Dell Headquarters in Ireland
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Before graduating last April, four students in Oakland University’s School of Business Administration came together to create a scholarship honoring a current professor who left an indelible mark on their college experience. 

Alpha Lambda Delta group
Friday, September 02, 2016

Oakland University students Ahmad M. Awada and Anastacia Maurer are part of a select group of students to be awarded a 2016 Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for first-year college students. 

Oakland campus
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Balancing the academic and financial needs of college be a challenge. Scholarships exclusively for Oakland business students can help ease the cost of earning your degree.

fafsa screen grab
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Beginning October 1, 2016, students will be able to complete  the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 school year.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Oakland University School of Business Administration welcomes two industry leaders as members to the School’s Board of Visitors. Rob Dutkiewicz, President, Clayton & McKervey; and Stefanie Kimball, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Independent Bank, join the Board of Visitors this fall.

Honors College Welcome Lime Group
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hundreds of newly minted Golden Grizzlies gathered in Meadow Brook Theatre Wednesday morning as Oakland University’s Honors College welcomed a record number of freshmen to its ranks during the college's "Making Discoveries" freshman colloquium. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Longtime Health Sciences professor retiring from OU on Sept. 5 and passing on tradition

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Oakland University Center for Autism's Outreach Services (OUCARES) is offering pre-employment skills training for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Monday, August 29, 2016

The formal dedication of the Krompart-Hildebrand Digitization Lab on the first floor of the Kresge Library took place on Friday, August 26.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tamara Hew-Butler, D.P.M., Ph.D., associate professor of Exercise Science in the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University, will take the national stage on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. when she appears in the new episode of Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV.

Sarah McEneaney
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Theatre alumna Sarah McEneaney (BFA ‘16) is moving to New York to study with the SITI Company’s 2016-17 Conservatory Class whose artists participate in a rigorous, immersive program emphasizing training for performance and the creation of new work.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Yan Li, assistant professor of history, moved from China to the United States in 2005 and returned to China this summer with seven OU students in tow. Li led a study abroad trip from May 4 to June 13. Since the students went home, she has traveled the country researching how Soviet modernization affected China’s culture.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Nusrat Jahan, an International Relations major at OU, has been named as a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad. Jahan’s $2,500 award will help support her study abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea during the fall 2016 semester.

Marc Ott action
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Oakland University graduate Marc A. Ott was recently named executive director of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Ott, who earned a bachelor’s in management and master’s in public administration from Oakland, is the city manager of Austin, Texas and has built a distinguished career in local government management. 

Crestmark Check Presentation
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Crestmark Bank, headquartered in Troy, Michigan, is marking its 20th anniversary with the creation of a $100,000 scholarship fund to benefit students in Oakland University's School of Business Administration. The fund will award $20,000 in scholarships a year for five years in honor of Crestmark’s 20th year in business. The first scholarships will be awarded for the 2016 fall term; two students will each receive $10,000. 

dr dallo
Friday, August 19, 2016

Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences will be studying depression screening among southeast Michigan’s Arab and Chaldean population with $64,000 in grant funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation (BCBSM).

One OU alum MCAN designee
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Four Oakland University graduates have been chosen by the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) to advise high school students under the network’s AdviseMI program, established to help students apply to colleges and get financial aid.

World Conference of the International Society for Music Education
Monday, August 15, 2016

Oakland University was well-represented at the 32nd annual World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, which was held last month at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in Glasgow. 

Student Managed Investment Fund experience leads to professional position
Thursday, August 11, 2016

 The investment management skills Brad Garrigues FIN ’16 developed after a full year working with Oakland University’s new $2 million Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) not only gave him real-world investing experience, it also helped him land a professional position with The Kresge Foundation.

Meadow Brook Film Workshop with Kelsey Kobylarek
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Students and faculty in Oakland University’s Cinema Studies program recently introduced a group of fourth- and fifth-graders to the art of filmmaking during a month-long workshop at Meadow Brook Elementary in Rochester Hills. 

aerial of OU campus
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

With a unanimous vote on Monday, August 8, the Oakland University Board of Trustees elected Richard L. DeVore to serve as the new board chair and W. David Tull to be the new board vice chair. 

Saturday Math Academies
Friday, August 05, 2016

Kids’ math competencies in Pontiac schools are dramatically increasing thanks to a partnership between the local school district and Oakland University, officials with Oakland’s Pre-College Programs announced. 

Pi Sigma Alpha National Undergraduate Conference
Thursday, August 04, 2016

For the third consecutive year – and five of the last six years – the national political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA) has recognized its Oakland University chapter, Nu Omega, with a Best Chapter Award. The honor is given to chapters that are exceptionally active in their departments and universities and exhibit high levels of energy and creativity in furthering the goals of PSA. 

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Steven Louis, a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, has taken this to heart, studying nanotechnology, or technology on a molecular scale. These molecules packed a powerful punch – one that sent him all the way to Suzhou, China for the summer to study at the Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO).

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

For the past three months, a select group of six undergraduate students has worked with faculty in Oakland University’s Eye Research Institute (ERI) on projects investigating causes and potential cures for eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and retinopathy. 

Huirong Fu
Monday, July 25, 2016

Recently, Crains Detroit Business, posted an article about Oakland University offering a degree in cybersecurity.

Monday, July 25, 2016

 The new exhibit, "Essay'd VI," at the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit features the work of Andrea Eis, professor of Cinema Studies in the Department of English at Oakland University.

Matthew Setson and Monica Eason
Friday, July 22, 2016

Two metro Detroit teachers have been selected to take part in a newly launched teacher advocacy initiative at Oakland University. Monica Eason and Matthew Stetson are the first fellows of Galileo 3.0, an endowment created with a $50,000 gift from former OU School of Education and Human Services Interim Dean Robert Maxfield and his wife, Sara. Eason and Stetson are alumni of the Galileo Academy, a well-regarded two-year teacher development program involving teachers from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The official website bills this year’s Maker Faire® at The Henry Ford as being “like a three-ring circus of innovation.”

NonProf Career Fair
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In keeping with Oakland University’s commitment to community engagement and advancing regional quality of life, the Department of Professional and Continuing Education is introducing a new Nonprofit Management Certificate program starting in fall 2016.

Tau Beta Pi
Monday, July 18, 2016

The Oakland University Chapter of Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi received a $500 Scholarship for three years of hard work on community, social, and academic activities.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Oakland University voice student Robert Skylis, a native of Ortonville and a graduate of Brother Rice High School in Birmingham, recently returned home as a national title holder.

Oakland campus
Thursday, July 14, 2016

San Francisco-based Zippia named Oakland University as one of the top colleges in Michigan for Economics majors.

Cyber Security
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Starting this fall, Oakland University will offer a Master of Science in Cyber Security. The program – the only one of its kind in the state – is designed to prepare students who seek both a strong foundation and detailed technical knowledge in security, privacy, and cryptography applied to information systems, networks, and software, as well as an appreciation of the social, policy, ethical and legal aspects of security and privacy. 

Human Health Building
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Kevin Ball has been appointed OU's health sciences dean, effective August 15, 2016.Oakland University has appointed Kevin Arthur Ball, Ph.D, as dean of the School of Health Sciences effective August 15, 2016. 

Daniel Tunis
Monday, July 11, 2016

Recently, Advanced Manufacturing Media released an article on Oakland University Alumni, Daniel Tunis, naming him one of the top 30 under 30.

Monday, July 11, 2016

The 2016 Forbes magazine rankings of America’s Top Colleges is out and Oakland University holds a strong presence on this year’s list. The honor is based on total return on investment for students graduating from colleges and universities.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Oakland University guitar instructor Bret Hoag and his students Jessica Julian and Keith Kunkel are meeting with a group of 16 young women at Children's Village in Pontiac to launch a new community initiative called Guitars Not Guns.

Jeffrey Schuett
Friday, July 08, 2016

As part of a statewide effort to help veterans pursue higher education, Oakland University is partnering with the Michigan College Access Network and the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency to bring a full-time Veteran Resource Representative to campus. 

Thursday, July 07, 2016

David A. Stone, Ph.D., has been appointed associate vice president for research and professor of Health Sciences at Oakland University. He is scheduled to begin his new role on August 8.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The entire Music, Theatre and Dance family was shocked to learn about the June 13, 2016 death of a much loved member of our faculty, Thomas M Suda.

Kristin Landis-Piwowar
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Oakland University’s Kristin Landis-Piwowar is among 12 individuals being recognized as part of this year’s American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Voices Under 40 program. The program was developed to honor ASCLS members who have shown exceptional commitment to the organization, the laboratory profession and their community at large at a young age in their professional career. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

As usual, we have news of our alumni’s professional successes across a wide and exciting range of the arts.

picking challenge 2
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A group of current Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science students and alumni of the university has teamed up with local robotics firm Dataspeed, Inc., to compete for the second year in the Amazon Picking Challenge. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

After a two-year wait, the Art Garage, the most recent addition to the Art and Art History Department’s space, was unveiled on June 22.

Friday, June 24, 2016

If there are two things George and Betty Seifert believe in, they are philanthropy and finishing what has been started — namely, college.

aerial of OU campus
Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Oakland University Alumni Association has compiled its inaugural list of the most recognizable names among the University’s more than 100,000 alumni. The list is made up of 42 individuals who were deemed “Prominent Alumni” for having reached the pinnacle of their chosen careers or attained positions of influence or high visibility. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Meadow Brook Hall has once again been nominated for “best museum” and “best wedding venue” in WDIV Local 4’s annual “Vote 4 the Best” contest. Built by Oakland University founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge, Meadow Brook Hall operates as a self-supporting auxiliary of the university.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Leaders at Oakland University's School of Nursing have announced that Cynthia Ulreich, NP-C, AOCNP, of Waterford, is the recipient of a $20,000 Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program award from the Jonas Center for Nursing.

Leming family stands in front of the O'rena
Friday, June 17, 2016

Dan Leming, SBA ’16,’13, and his wife Teresa, SBA ’08, regret graduating from Oakland University. Not because they disliked it — because they loved it so much.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

As the Oakland University campus expands to meet the needs to students, faculty and the community, University planners and contractors are working to ensure that quality in design and construction is a top priority. Three recent awards presented in recognition of one of the campus’ newest facilities highlight the University’s success in fulfilling that commitment.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

There will be two events to honor and remember the lives lost in the Orlando shooting attack.

Study Abroad
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Oakland University is among the newest members of Generation Study Abroad, a global consortium of colleges and universities, educational associations, governments and other organizations seeking to increase the number of college and high school students who participate in study abroad programs. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Oakland business students can travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Lisbon, Portugal, this winter as part of MGT 350 (CRN 10211) and ORG 330 (CRN 12092). The trip, which takes place Feb. 16-27, will bring to life topics discussed in both courses.

Huntington Ford 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

For the fifth straight year, Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has awarded a full-tuition, renewable scholarship to an Oakland University-bound student from the Greater Rochester area. Dealership owners Pat and Christie Scoggin recently presented this year’s award to Rachel Swink, a 2016 graduate of Avondale High School. 

Oakland campus
Monday, June 13, 2016

CBR member Ferman Chavez, of the Department of Chemistry, and Distinguished Professor Gopal Srinivasan, of the Department of Physics, have teamed up to use DNA to produce new materials with unique electric and magnetic properties.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Oakland University Alumna Jayne Houdyshell has earned a 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her work in The Humans.

Andrew Alisa
Friday, June 10, 2016

Oakland University student Andrew Alisa was all smiles after finding out he’d been chosen as the Engineering Society of Detroit’s 2016 Outstanding College Student Engineer of the Year. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

The bond began at a second-floor meeting in 1975 at Hamlin Hall. About 18 men came together to meet their resident assistant (RA), senior Jeff Bailey, SBA ’76. Bailey encouraged the freshmen to form an intramural football team, one of many sports they played.

hailie wilson
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Graduating senior Hailie Hogan-Wilson has been chosen to the Teach For America 2016 teaching corps, program officials announced.

aerial of OU campus
Monday, June 06, 2016

With the approval of its 2016-17 general fund budget, Oakland University will continue to provide students and the region a robust teaching and learning resource, a center of vibrant scholarship and research, and a broad spectrum of purposeful and productive community engagement. 

Friday, June 03, 2016

A new tradition began at Oakland University with the inaugural Graduate Student Research Conference held on May 27. 

stephanie bell
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

When Pontiac native Stephanie Bell’s mother signed her up for Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound College Prep Academy (PUB), she was less than thrilled that she would have to spend her summer doing homework. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

J. Lynne Williams, Ph.D, professor and program director, Biomedical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Sciences at Oakland University was presented the 2016 American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences-Michigan Lifetime Achievement Award at the group’s annual meeting.

Aubrey Fine
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Oakland University’s Center for Human Animal Interventions is hosting a conference to help current and future practitioners wanting to incorporate animal assisted interventions into their practices. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Oakland University’s Department of Philosophy has launched the Center for Ethics in an effort to encourage students of all majors to learn about and implement ethical practices.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

OU Accounting alum Kimberly Deyak ACC ’14, MAcc ’15, didn’t let the statistics intimidate her. She obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the CPA Exam on her first attempt. Her performance earned her the Elijah Watt Sells Award.

Paul Wheeler and Andrew Steffes
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

At an age when most other kids are planning their careers as firefighters, baseball players or superheroes, Oakland University School of Business Administration senior Drew Steffes, POM/MIS ’17 already knew that his future would center on the auto industry.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Many students work part time over the summer, but not many will be able to get the type of valuable career experience in their chosen fields like the seven undergraduate students and one doctoral student being trained by Oakland University’s Luis G. Villa-Diaz, assistant professor of biological sciences.

OUAA grid
Friday, May 20, 2016

The Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) recently announced four new members voted on to its Board of Directors.

Judy Didion
Friday, May 20, 2016

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James Lentini announced that Judy Didion, Ph.D, RN, has accepted the University's invitation to become the next Dean of the School of Nursing. The appointment will be effective Monday, July 25, 2016, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. 

GEAR UP College Day
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Over the past two days, students from Pontiac-based high schools gathered at Oakland University for GEAR UP College Day experiences. The 143 11th-graders from Pontiac High School and International Technology Academy learned about campus resources from staff members of OU’s Pre-College Programs, Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Center for Multicultural Initiatives. 

Connie Stevens
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tickets are now available for the 2016-2017 Macomb Town Hall Luncheon/Lecture Series, which benefits an endowed scholarship for Oakland University students. 

Andrew Goldberg
Monday, May 16, 2016

CBR member Andrew Goldberg, of the Eye Research Institute, was awarded a four-year, 1.5 million dollar grant (R01EY025291) from the National Eye Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health. He will investigate the molecular basis of rod and cone photoreceptor structure.

Monday, May 16, 2016

CBR member Sanela Martic has been awarded a three-year grant for $433,433 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. Her award (R15GM119053) is for mechanistic studies of anti-tau antibodies effects on tau biochemistry.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The online publication ValueColleges.com has published its list of the "Top 50 Best Value Project Management Certificate Programs of 2016" and Oakland University is on the list. 

North Barn at Meadow Brook
Friday, May 13, 2016

With its bright yellow exterior, Oakland University’s Meadow Brook North Barn is easily seen from Walton Boulevard on the northeast corner of campus. 

Robert and Sara Maxfield
Thursday, May 12, 2016

When Robert Maxfield joined Oakland University’s Educational Leadership faculty, he brought 40 years of teaching and leadership experience in Michigan's public school system. Much of his career was devoted to helping teachers become effective leaders, and he was one of the architects of the Galileo Consortium. Formed in 1997, the consortium provides a two-year teacher development program – called the Galileo Academy – for educators in 29 school districts and two community colleges in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A group of Oakland University Theatre students got more than they bargained for during their Actors Showcase trip to New York City this week.

Rob Dutkiewicz
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Going the extra mile is the hallmark of Rob Dutkiewicz’s service philosophy. It’s that philosophy combined with his education, experience and work ethic that led this 1988 Oakland Accounting alum to be named President of Clayton & McKervey, a global tax and accounting firm, earlier this year.

ICBSC First Place
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A team of three Oakland University Business Scholars took First Place for Best Overall Performance in the 52nd International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC) at California State University in Anaheim.

New award at Oakland University honors 10 alumni within 10 years of their graduation
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Oakland University Young Alumni Council has created a new award highlighting career accomplishments of the winners within 10 years of their graduation.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations, headed by Dr. Matt Potoff, hosted Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) department and its Pawley Lean Institute for a collaborative event this past semester.

16-6-10 Poker Walk-Brooksie
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Though it may see that spring has barely arrived, the Oakland University Poker Walk and the 2016 HAP Brooksie Way half marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Race events are quickly approaching. The 6th Annual Poker Walk – set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 – will welcome faculty and staff to walk a 1-mile or new 1.5-mile route beginning at the Elliott Tower.

Oakland campus
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Three outstanding College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates have been awarded the Michael P. and Elizabeth A. Kenny Merit Scholarship for the Sciences. The Kennys endowed these scholarships to support undergraduates in the departments of biological sciences, chemistry, or physics.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Oakland University Alumna Jayne Houdyshell has earned a 2016 Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her work in The Humans.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

 Twelve students and two faculty members from Divine Child High School in Dearborn visited Oakland University  for a journalism workshop on Tuesday, May 3.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Graduating senior Karl Martin Adam, from Ortonville, has been selected as one of two winners for this year’s College of Arts and Sciences Meritorious Achievement Award.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute is pleased announce that Timothy Salanta (Electrical Engineering/SECS), Josh Pokrefky (Operations Management/SBA), and Kaitlyn Clark (Human Resources Development/SEHS) have each been awarded a $1000 undergraduate scholarship.

Grad path value stream map
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

An internal team within Oakland University has been recognized for its work on the Grad Path Lean Workout.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cynthia Carver, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Organizational Leadership and master of education program coordinator in Educational Leadership and Teacher Leadership, has been named to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) new Clinical Practice Commission.

Jim Nugent
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Oakland University’s Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Rhetoric program recently earned a Writing Program Certificate of Excellence from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the national organization for collegiate writing programs. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Macomb-OU INCubator client company LogiCoul Solutions has leveraged the strong relationship between Mac-OU INC and Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) by engaging with the senior design course.

Die Fledermaus
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, the music program at Oakland University will open its 2016 opera production, “Die Fledermaus,” by Johann Strauss II. There will be additional performances at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5; 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance held its 17th Annual MaTilDa Awards “red-carpet” dinner in the Oakland Center Banquet Room on Sunday, April 17 2016 to recognize all of this year’s honorees.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

National Bring Your Child to Work Day falls on April 28 this year, but Oakland University will host its own BYCTWD on Friday, July 29.

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Oakland University Department of Psychology has concluded a two-day conference with 90 attendees; including leading scholars from around the world to address The Evolution of Psychopathology.

Randy Lewis
Friday, April 22, 2016

As part of its Evening Enrichment Series, the Oakland University Center for Autism’s Outreach Services (OUCARES) will welcome guest speaker Randy Lewis to campus for an engaging talk on helping individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities pursue competitive employment opportunities. 

Nightingale Awards
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Oakland University’s School of Nursing and its Board of Visitors are proud to honor Michigan’s most outstanding nurses at the 28th annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence®. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Over winter break, 26 Oakland University business students traveled to Europe for a front row seat to the global marketplace. They shared their experiences, adventures and appreciation for the opportunity with Patti Finnegan Sharf, whose Study Abroad Scholarship helped offset the expense of the trip for several of them.

Amith Diwakar
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Amith Diwakar remembers the trepidation he felt in fall 2012 as an Oakland University freshman trying to navigate the first steps of his college career. He had just graduated from the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, and like many first-year college students, was uncertain about the path ahead of him. He wondered how he would bridge the divide between high school and college. 

Denim Day
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Building upon Oakland University's efforts with Denim Day for awareness of sexual violence on Monday, April 18, OUWB is holding Denim Day and in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. OUWB is helping to raise awareness with Denim Day on Friday, April 22. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to wear denim/jeans to educate communities about sexual violence and sexual violence prevention and intervention.

Commencement Cap
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Oakland University will recognize its spring 2016 graduates at five commencement ceremonies, which will all take place in the O’rena, on OU’s campus. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

For 22 years, the Oakland University community has focused much effort and care in recognizing the finest qualities to be found in its administrative professional employees. The recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Administrative Professional award has demonstrated many such qualities in her work of more than 30 years at OU.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Students and school administrators from the 28 Oakland County school districts will gather at Oakland University on Tuesday, May 3 for the seventh annual Student Leadership Conference.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability in the country.

Rita Kassab presentation
Friday, April 15, 2016

Two Honors College students represented Oakland University at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which took place this month at the University of North Carolina-Ashville. 

Take Root
Thursday, April 14, 2016

On Friday, April 22 at 8 pm and Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., professional contemporary modern dance company Take Root will perform their annual concert at Oakland University. The show, titled “Order to Disorder,” will showcase the group’s intricate partnering, thought-provoking details and unrestricted vision. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association, (UPCEA) has named Oakland University’s Amy Johnson, MAT, MA, LPC, TLS, CPDT-KA as recipient of the Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Each spring, the Oakland University Board of Trustees takes time to recognize three senior students for distinguishing themselves as outstanding scholars and leaders on campus and in the community. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

At 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, the theatre program at Oakland University will perform the first of four performances of this semester’s Company Class production, directed by Professor Karen Sheridan.

Reading Recovery
Monday, April 11, 2016

One of the largest and most rigorous evaluations ever implemented in the field of educationThe Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education has released its evaluation of one of the most ambitious and well-documented expansions of a U.S. instructional curriculum.

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Oakland University Board of Trustees today approved the schematic designs of the university’s new Southern Student Housing Complex project. The project completion date is planned for August 2018.

Lindsay Zeig
Friday, April 08, 2016

Lindsay Zeig, an academic adviser in Oakland’s Bachelor of Integrative Studies program, has earned the university’s 2015-2016 Outstanding Professional Advising Award. The award is given annually to an academic adviser who demonstrates exceptional mentoring and leadership skills, contributes to the development of new programs and supports student success. 

group of students in front of NYC skyline
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

From the trading floor in Elliott Hall to Wall Street in New York City, business students in the Oakland’s Managing Investment Funds (FIN 480) course are getting a first-hand look at the real world of investment management.

Sebastien Bellin recovery
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Former Oakland University men’s basketball player Sebastien Bellin gave GoldenGrizzlies.com an exclusive update after he suffered injuries in the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium on March 22. 

Karie Altman tadpoles
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

While climate change is often associated with global warming trends, it is also believed to influence patterns of temperature variability, with greater and more frequent shifts in temperature from one day to the next. Those temperature shifts could change the way certain species interact with each other. 

Oakland campus
Monday, April 04, 2016

Margo Rae Stanfa, Master of Science in Exercise Science, is the winner of this year's Oakland University Outstanding Thesis Award.

Robert Wiggins
Monday, April 04, 2016

Robert Wiggins, professor and chair of Oakland University’s Teacher Development and Educational Studies program, will share his insights as part of a question-and-answer panel following a documentary film screening at Hillel Day School. 

Monday, April 04, 2016

The Oakland University community shined a bright blue light on autism via the Elliott Tower on April 2, joining a worldwide movement to mark World Autism Awareness Day.

MaTilDa Award
Monday, April 04, 2016

Oakland University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present the 17th Annual MaTilDa Awards to honor outstanding contributions from Music, Theatre and Dance students, alumni and distinguished community members. 

matt savage
Friday, April 01, 2016

Noise bothered professional jazz musician Matt Savage when he was a young boy. He was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old, but doesn’t remember much about it.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Medical research company Aniara Diagnostica recently rewarded an Oakland University Assistant Professor of Biology with a $10,000 grant to research a gene that affects the blood clotting process.

Nurse anesthesia classroom photo
Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia is among the best programs of its kind in the country, according to the latest education rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. The publication ranked the master’s program 18th out of 115 U.S. graduate programs in nursing-anesthesia. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jacqueline S. Drouin, PT, Ph.D., associate professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Sciences, was awarded the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Oncology Section Debbra Flomenhoft Humanitarian Award at the group’s annual meeting. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Michigan College Access Network held its annual conference and College Access Impact Awards Dinner in Lansing and recognized numerous outstanding college advocates from across the state. In all, eight award categories recognized the hard work and dedication of 22 individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to improve postsecondary attainment.

Crusades lecture photo
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

In early April, Oakland University will welcome one of the world's foremost experts on the history and modern impact of the crusades. University of London Professor Jonathan Phillips will speak at OU at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Oakland Center Gold Rooms B and C. His lecture, titled "Saladin: Life and Legend - The Memory of the Crusades in the Near East," will focus on the memory of Sultan Saladin and the continuing impact of the crusading movement on contemporary political culture. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Grant is part of a national initiative to support 1,000 nurse scholars in all 50 States Oakland University School of Nursing (SON) has announced that with a new grant of $10,000 from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, matched by $10,000 of its own, the school will fund the scholarship of one doctoral nursing student.

Oakland Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO), the Oakland Symphony Chorus and Madrigal Chorale will perform at Orchestra Hall, the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, with Gregory Cunningham, conductor. 

Anders Engnell and Zack Thomas standing by the main OU sign
Monday, March 28, 2016

With the motto “Serving Students First,” Zack Thomas and Anders Engnell won the recent student body election with nearly 67 percent (926) of the total votes (1,391). 

Zakary Hallett
Thursday, March 24, 2016

This semester, 40 students in Oakland University’s Cinema Studies program were given the task of creating a short film. But instead of using the latest in high-tech video equipment, the students were limited to using a device not typically associated with the silver screen – a smartphone. 

Regina Carter
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter, Oakland University's artist-in-residence, will be in town for two performances in April. Considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, she travels the world to perform and is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Award. 

OU Men's Basketball Team
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The terrorist attacks at the Brussels airport on Tuesday reached into the OU community with news of injuries to former Oakland men's basketball player Sebastien Bellin. One of about 170 people injured in the suicide bombings, Seb, as he is known to many in the OU community, is presently recovering from his injuries. 

Oakland campus
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

At 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, the theatre program at Oakland University will open its latest production, which is “Assassins,” a darkly comedic musical with music and lyrics by the great Stephen Sondheim. 

aerial of OU campus
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

In response to steady campus growth and the need for a fast and accurate means of locating campus facilities, Oakland University is implementing an important change in its campus addressing system. Effective Monday, April 4, the University will begin using unique street addresses for each building and parking lot on campus rather than the single, campus-wide address of 2200 N. Squirrel Road.

chopp photo
Monday, March 21, 2016

Distinguished Professor Michael Chopp, of the Department of Physics, has achieved a career landmark; his h-index has reached 100.

Monday, March 21, 2016

For Oakland graduates, their diploma is more than just a degree. It’s the launching pad for a successful career.Just ask Andrew Androff, Marketing ’02, recently named one of Oakland County's Elite 40 Under 40, who says “my time spent at OU helped lay a tremendous foundation for my success in business. I continue to apply marketing principles learned inside Elliott Hall to every campaign I develop.”

Parent University
Monday, March 21, 2016

Oakland University’s collaboration with the City of Pontiac is getting a boost thanks to a $6,000 gift from Genisys Credit Union. The gift will support Parent University, a community collaboration to help Pontiac resident parents become full partners in their children’s education. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Oakland University, in partnership with Campus Compact and more than 350 presidents and chancellors from across higher education, has pledged to increase its focus on civic engagement for the benefit of students and communities.

Friday, March 18, 2016

On Friday, March 18, members of the Class of 2016 learned where they will be training as residents. View photos from Match Day on the OUWB Facebook page.

wxou bday bash
Friday, March 18, 2016

A mix of college-radio appeal and local flare will be featured Thursday, March 24, as Oakland University’s on-campus radio station, 88.3FM WXOU, celebrates its 50th Birthday Bash at The Crofoot in downtown Pontiac.

zeigler hill
Friday, March 18, 2016

Psychopathy can easily be characterized as a dark personality trait, but other characteristics, such as perfectionism and dependency, may also sit on the same spectrum, Associate Psychology Professor Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Ph.D., discusses in his new book, “The Dark Side of Personality: Science and Practice in Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology,” published by the American Psychological Association.

OUPD Award Presentation handshake
Friday, March 18, 2016

Officers from the Oakland University and Auburn Hills police departments gathered in the O’rena this morning to recognize Auburn Hills Police Sergeant Rick Leonard for assisting in the investigation of a fatal traffic accident that occurred on campus in 2015. 

Mark Champion
Friday, March 18, 2016

Mark Champion and Terry Foster, two of the preeminent names in sports media in Michigan, will be teaching courses this summer and fall at Oakland University.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Think pension fund manager, brokerage analyst or portfolio associate, and the markets from New York to Chicago come immediately to mind. What many find surprising is that Michigan is also home to hundreds of private and publicly held companies that employ investment analysts and managers to protect and grow their assets.  

Monteverde Group960
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Over winter break, a group of Oakland University biology students left the campus behind to explore the vast landscapes and biodiversity of Costa Rica. 

Math and Science Center
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Search Committee for the University's new Associate Vice President for Research Search Committee is announcing open interviews with four semifinalist candidates for the position.

Oakland campus
Monday, March 14, 2016

Assistant Professor Sanela Martic, of the Department of Chemistry, is the most recent member to join the Center for Biomedical Research. Martic’s laboratory is focused on the misfolding of peptides and proteins that are linked to degeneration. The aim of her current research is to understand the biochemistry of tau protein aggregation and phosphorylation, and to determine their influence on microtubule stability. The tau protein may play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Martin Dupuis
Thursday, March 10, 2016

This week, the Oakland University Honors College kicked off the inaugural Honors Inclusion Conference. The three-day event, which is being held in Oak View Hall, is geared toward university faculty, admissions officers, academic advisers, honors program staff, graduate students, high school teachers and others interested in enhancing inclusivity in honors education nationwide. 

Bridge the Gap
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Throughout this month, Oakland University is hosting Bridge the Gap, a program that provides stroke survivors with free physical therapy treatment.

joey radio 1
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Oakland University graduate Joey Namou, more widely known as Channel 955 personality Joey Radio, didn’t always have the people skills he does now. He learned them as an undergrad, he says. 

Sharron Matthews
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Sharron Matthews, the “Canadian Goddess of Cabaret,” has taken her hit comedic, tour-de-force concerts across Canada and around the world, to New York City, London, Scotland, South Africa and home again. She has won rave reviews and delighted audiences wherever she has performed. 

Lisa Asazzi
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

At 8 p.m. on Friday, March 11, fourteen Oakland voice alumni will gather on the Varner Recital Hall stage from cities around the country and beyond, for our first annual Voice Alumni Gala Concert. It will be an e​vening of wonderful operatic performances and a celebration of individual achievement.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Here is the latest update on our student and faculty news.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Our alumni continue to do amazing work in arts education and performance. Many are too busy to keep us updated on a regular basis, but we do our best to keep track of them and here is some news we want to share with you.