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Dr. Randal Westrick
Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Dr. Randal Westrick, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, is using a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and a $150,000 grant from American Heart Association to help identify genes that decrease susceptibility to blood clotting in mice, and to explore whether those genes could one day lead to therapies designed to prevent life-threatening blood clots in human beings.


OU ranked #1 LGBTQ campus
Friday, August 18, 2017


Oakland University has been ranked as the most LGBTQ-friendly campus in the state of Michigan by the Campus Pride Index, which rates both colleges and universities using a five-star system. 


World Without Ice art installation
Thursday, August 17, 2017


“World Without Ice,” a thought-provoking multimedia art installation focusing on Earth’s changing climate, will be open for public viewing between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 9 at Oakland University’s Varner Lab Theatre.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Sheldon R. Gordon, Ph.D., a professor in the department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a $15,000 Eye and Vision Research grant by Eversight, a global nonprofit network of eye banks. The grant was awarded in support of his work in the area of corneal research.


celebration series dancer gray shirt floral skirt
Friday, August 11, 2017


The 2017–18 performance season is our first as Oakland University’s newly established School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD). “The creation of the school acknowledges the continual growth of our programs in stature, reputation and the level of influence in the region, state, nation and beyond,” said Jackie Wiggins, director of SMTD. “We have designated this our SMTD celebration year and we invite you to join the celebration.”


Soundings Series w/ Dr. Terri Orbuch
Friday, August 11, 2017


The Office of Research Administration is inviting all Oakland University community members, as well as the general public, to attend “Being a Public Scholar: What’s Love Got to Do with It?” an upcoming “Soundings Series” event featuring Sociology Professor Terri Orbuch, also known as “The Love Doctor.”


Jamal Aliah lecture
Wednesday, August 09, 2017


Jamal Aliah, director of Intelligence Matters, LLC., will present a hands-on lecture on the legal and cultural issues surrounding interactions between the Arab-American community and first responders on Monday, Sept. 11 at Oakland University.



Tuesday, August 08, 2017


With a unanimous vote, the Oakland University Board of Trustees re-elected Richard L. DeVore to serve another year as the board chair and W. David Tull to serve another year as board vice chair.  



Monday, August 07, 2017


The Oakland University Board of Trustees voted at its August formal meeting to approve the creation of a School of Music, Theatre and Dance.



Friday, August 04, 2017


The Oakland University School of Business Administration is welcoming three industry leaders as members to the School’s Board of Visitors this fall.


Oakland campus
Friday, August 04, 2017


The Oakland Center, Oakland University’s student union building, will be closed until 7 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017, due to flooding that occurred after heavy rain showers Thursday night.


Dr. Slavin
Thursday, August 03, 2017


Dr. Andrei Slavin, a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Physics at Oakland University, has been awarded a $210,829 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a collaborative research project which seeks to develop a new type of terahertz generator that can be used in a variety of fields, including communication, medical imaging and security.



Thursday, August 03, 2017


The 2017 Maker Faire® at The Henry Ford was held July 29-30 and provided an outstanding weekend experience for OU participants seeking to share their ideas of creativity and innovation.


Scientific Teaching Fellows
Friday, July 28, 2017


With the goal of improving student learning, a select group of faculty members in Oakland University’s Department of Biological Sciences attended a national conference dedicated to enhancing teaching methods in the STEM fields. Rasul Chaudhry, Shailesh Lal, Luis Villa-Diaz and Randal Westrick took part in this year’s Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching, which was held June 4-10 at the University of Minnesota. 


Tramale Turner seated at a table, holding a Nintendo controller
Thursday, July 27, 2017


If you want to keep up with Tramale Turner, you’ll need a dose of caffeine and your running shoes. “I like to live my life staying engaged in every moment and ready for any new opportunities,” says Turner (MIS ’00, MBA ’01).


OU Michigan GEAR UP Summer Boot Camp
Thursday, July 27, 2017


This past week, 20 newly minted Golden Grizzlies took part in Oakland’s sixth annual Michigan GEAR UP Residential Summer Boot Camp. The weeklong camp offered students a preview of college life as they prepare to enter OU as freshmen this fall. 


Headshot of Gustavo Patino
Wednesday, July 26, 2017


As a way to learn more about the diverse educators who share their expertise with our medical school students, OUWB presents a special interview series called “Take 5.” Let us know what you think.


Psychology Programs
Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Oakland University’s Department of Psychology is launching two new programs this fall that could help students save time and tuition by allowing them to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees sooner.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The Macomb­OU Incubator (Mac­OU Inc) was recently awarded $5,500 in Business Accelerator Funds (BAF) from the State of Michigan to provide accelerator services to client company Spectalite.


SAE Car
Monday, July 24, 2017


A $50,000 grant from the DENSO North America Foundation will support multiple programs and enhance educational opportunities for students in Oakland University's School of Engineering and Computer Science. 


Martha Reeves speaking to students
Friday, July 21, 2017


This past weekend, students in Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound were in the presence of Motown greatness. Martha Reeves, leader of the famed 1960s singing group “Martha and the Vandellas,” visited OU’s campus to share stories from her life and career, stressing the importance of setting goals and cultivating confidence.


Senior Design Lab
Wednesday, July 19, 2017


OU INC client Wave Water Works, LLC has a patented Oscillo Drive that converts the up and down movement of wave water into reusable energy and electricity. The company recently leveraged the strong relationship between OU INC and Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) to successfully test their Oscillo Drive technology, verifying the device’s production and output of energy and electricity. 


WaliaSymposium1440
Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Each year, at least 2 million people in the United States become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of those infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Sprout Event
Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Sprout Fresh Food Store, a Pontiac-based produce market, is hosting a “Now Accepting EBT/Bridge Cards” kick-off event on Saturday, July 22, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. The event features free produce taste testings, prizes, recipe ideas and more. Fresh, locally grown, fruits and vegetables will be available for purchase. Sprout is located at 580 W. Huron St. in Pontiac. 


OnlinePMP
Friday, July 14, 2017


For the first time, Oakland University’s popular Project Management Principles course will be offered online starting July 31, 2017.


OU Business Data Analysis Lab
Thursday, July 13, 2017


Oakland is the third-best college in Michigan for Accounting majors, according to a recent report from Zippia.com. 


Dr. Wakabayashi HighScope Grant
Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Dr. Tomoko Wakabayashi, an associate professor of education in the Department of Human Development and Child Studies at Oakland University, has received a $560,994 subaward for the U.S. Department of Education’s Invest in Innovation (i3) Development grant awarded to the HighScope Educational Research Foundation.


Air Quality Award
Friday, July 07, 2017


A research poster presented by Oakland University undergraduates Erika Cleary and Mary Asher was awarded the grand prize by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) at the Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference and Exposition, held June 19-22 in Denver, Colorado.


English Major
Friday, July 07, 2017


Literature buffs, take note. Oakland University is the second-best college in Michigan for English majors. 


Headshot of S Alex Ruthmann
Thursday, July 06, 2017


S Alex Ruthmann (MM '02; PhD '06) was recently promoted to the post of Director of Music Education at New York University's Steinhardt School where he is associate professor of Music Education and Music Technology.


Students Mark Ujkstivani, Joel Hunter, Lily Talevski, Jordan Taylor, Natalie Manor, Noah Fillion, Alaina Whidby, Erin Wiley at Hydra port in Greece
Thursday, July 06, 2017


Our popular study abroad program, Classical Theatre Study in Greece (THA 482), is in full swing, with eight students spending two and a half weeks on the island of Hydra where they are experiencing Greek life, while at the same time taking classes and rehearsing the play Electra in a new version written by Professor Karen Sheridan, based on works by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.


SBA Honors
Wednesday, July 05, 2017


Oakland University’s School of Business Administration will welcome its first Honors class in the fall of 2018, but high school seniors interested in being admitted to the program are encouraged to apply starting in July 2017 as enrollment in the program is limited to 35 students per year.


Erica Kennedy
Wednesday, July 05, 2017


Erica Kennedy, a musical theatre major at Oakland University, was recently named Miss Congeniality in the 2017 Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. The award, which comes with a $500 scholarship, is given to the contestant voted by her peers as “friendliest or most welcoming.”  


Richard Morrow, H R M '17, wearing a cap and gown and holding his diploma, with two of his sons at his Spring 2017 graduation
Friday, June 30, 2017


Air Force Veteran, entrepreneur, project manager, single father of three, Richard Morrow, HRM ‘17, lives the adage it’s never too late to learn. Morrow, who received the Crestmark Bank scholarship in Winter 2017, embodies persistence in pursuing a college education. 


Oakland University
Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Oakland University came in at No. 5 on a 2017 list of the 25 best four-year colleges in Michigan.


Headshot of Paula Jeon wearing a white shirt
Monday, June 26, 2017


A grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) will help rising M2 medical student Paula Jeon conduct pediatric oncology research. 


Learning How to Learn
Friday, June 23, 2017


“Learning How to Learn,” the massively popular course focused on giving students “powerful mental tools to master tough subjects” will be coming to an Oakland University classroom this fall.


SBA students in classroom
Thursday, June 22, 2017


Payscale and Zippia recently named Oakland University among top colleges for business majors in Michigan. The organizations recognized Oakland based on career outcomes and return on educational investment for graduates of Oakland’s School of Business Administration. 


Oakland campus
Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Dove Academy of Detroit continues to cultivate its academic offerings by using an exciting “hands on approach” to inquiry based learning. Recently, the students worked alongside volunteers from Dig It Organic Soil (“Dig It”) to build garden beds on the school grounds.


James Lentini, O U's provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs (left), pictured with Miguel Ángel García, conductor of the Michoacán Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, June 21, 2017


James Lentini, OU’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, was among hundreds of professional musicians and music enthusiasts from around the world who turned out for the 27th annual Morelia International Guitar Festival in Morelia, Mexico. 


Project Upward Bound
Monday, June 19, 2017


Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound (PUB), a college preparatory enrichment program, has received a $3 million grant from the federal government. The five-year grant will help sustain one of the university’s most successful and enduring programs. Oakland University’s PUB is the second-largest in Michigan and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. 


Prof. Escobar NSF Grant
Friday, June 16, 2017


For the third time in less than a year, Oakland University Psychology Professor Martha Escobar has received a research grant from the National Science Foundation in support of her collaborative efforts with Tuskegee University in Alabama to increase participation by minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields.


Oakland University Wind Symphony performing on a stage
Thursday, June 15, 2017


The Wind Symphony is Oakland University’s premier wind band. Its undergraduate and graduate student musicians are selected annually through competitive audition. Under the direction of Dr. Gregory Cunningham, director of bands, the Wind Symphony always maintains an active concert schedule both on and off campus, but next year will bring particularly exciting opportunities.


Safest Colleges
Thursday, June 15, 2017


Oakland University ranks among the safest colleges in the nation, according to a new report from a national trade organization dedicated to furthering public knowledge on home safety and security issues.


Thomas Raffel CAREER Grant
Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Dr. Thomas Raffel, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, has been awarded a five-year grant totaling nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation for his research on the effects of temperature variation on chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease that has been linked to mass amphibian die-offs and extinctions throughout the world.


OU Macomb Career Camps
Friday, June 09, 2017


Throughout her professional career, Paulette Grass has seen many new college graduates enter the workforce and be disappointed because their career choice wasn’t what they’d envisioned. 


Business Analytics Certificate
Thursday, June 08, 2017


Every day more and more companies are leveraging the benefits of business analytics to improve customer service, enhance operational performance, identify new business markets and drive revenue growth. The industry is flourishing, and Forbes reports the market is expected to nearly double by 2020.


Headshot of Michaela Judkins
Wednesday, June 07, 2017


Michaela Judkins (BM ’16), who majored in vocal performance and music education, has been accepted into the PhD program in musicology at the University of Michigan and awarded a Regents Fellowship, their most prestigious funding package. She will start there in fall 2017. She was also accepted into PhD programs in musicology at The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.


Oakland Chorale members all dressed in black, standing on a wooden floor looking up at the camera
Wednesday, June 07, 2017


The Oakland University Chorale is embarking on a European Concert Tour at the end of June, and they have announced a Bon Voyage Concert on June 27 at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit.


OU/Wayne Law
Wednesday, June 07, 2017


Oakland University students Alanna Jonna and Megan Denha will have a chance to pursue their lifelong dream of attending law school this fall, thanks to a partnership between Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School that allows students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.



Monday, June 05, 2017


With the goal of protecting and strengthening Oakland University’s already exemplary academic programs, as well as providing students with extensive financial and academic support services, the Oakland University Board of Trustees on Monday approved a $271.5 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.


Huntington Ford Scholarship
Friday, June 02, 2017


For the sixth year, Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has awarded a full-tuition, renewable scholarship to an Oakland University-bound student who has demonstrated financial need, outstanding academic performance and devotion to extracurricular activities. 


aerial of OU campus
Friday, June 02, 2017


OU INC is hosting a cyber-security presentation on June 14 targeted to businesses looking to strengthen their cyber knowledge for implementation. Terri Zbyrad, Senior Global Account Executive of Authen2cate, will discuss the future of cyber security, identity and access management, and security breach prevention, and he will demonstrate Authen2cate's Single Sign-On, Multi-Factor Authentication (SSO/MFA) product. 


Greg Kampe
Thursday, June 01, 2017


Oakland men's basketball coach Greg Kampe has been elected to the 2017 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (MSHOF), joining Mitch Albom, Jon Jansen, Jim Leyland, Dean Look, Andre Rison, Dennis Rodman and Jalen Rose. The induction ceremony will happen on Friday, Sept. 15 at Max M. Fisher Music Center in downtown Detroit. 


Amy Butler and Meazon leaders
Thursday, June 01, 2017


OU INC client Meazon was recognized for its exemplary performance in meeting the specifications for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wireless Submetering Challenge.


Jessica Esch
Thursday, June 01, 2017


Honors College member and 2017 graduate Jessica Esch has been awarded Thesis with Distinction and Thesis Award in Linguistics for her senior thesis, a requirement for all Honors College students.


Pride Parades
Tuesday, May 30, 2017


As part of its Out on Campus Initiative, representatives from Oakland University will be participating in two of Michigan’s largest LGBTQIA festivals – Ferndale Pride and Motor City Pride – during the month of June.


Jill Lawson
Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Throughout her time as an Oakland University employee, Jill Lawson has gained a reputation for going above and beyond in support of university initiatives and goals. Her dedication and commitment will be formally recognized on June 12 when she is presented with this year’s Sharon L. Wilhelm Award at the university’s Exemplary Employee Award Celebration. 


OU AT&T Aspire Grant
Friday, May 26, 2017


The Oakland University Foundation has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Aspire Program.


Asian Jumping Worm
Thursday, May 25, 2017


“Anything you do to the soil in a forest is going to have ramifications for how that forest system functions ecologically.”


Boren Scholarship
Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Oakland University students Adam George and Elee Younes recently received Boren Scholarships totaling nearly $40,000 to fund their study abroad programs in Tanzania and Morocco. 


Oakland campus
Tuesday, May 23, 2017


The development of advanced noninvasive techniques is a critical next step toward the continued progress of precision medicine initiatives. While saliva collection has already been in use as a medium for the collection DNA in forensic and genetic testing, could your spit provide clues to the future of brain health?


Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition
Tuesday, May 23, 2017


The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which provides an opportunity for engineers from around the world to compete with their uniquely-designed unmanned vehicles, will return June 2-5 to Oakland University.



Friday, May 19, 2017


Director of Institutional Research and Assessment Laura Schartman has dedicated her career to giving the university a solid foundation from which to launch even the most aspirational goals.



Friday, May 19, 2017


Oakland University hosted the 11th annual Clinton River Water Festival on Friday, May 19 for fifth grade students from the Clinton River Watershed community schools in Oakland County.



Thursday, May 18, 2017


In the race among companies to bring self-driving cars to market and take the lead in this specialized area, the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT) reported in their May 11 issue that companies are ready to hire, but the skills needed are hard to find. 



Thursday, May 18, 2017


A team of Oakland University administrative professionals, students and alumni have pooled efforts over the last several years to help both prospective and current students get a better idea of the careers they would like to pursue and the academic paths that will best position them to find success in those careers.


Career Services
Wednesday, May 17, 2017


The latest First-Destination Survey Report, which is based on data from the 2015-2016 graduating class, shows positive trends for recent OU graduates in the job market and other post-graduation paths.


Dr. Barbara Ducatman
Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Barbara S. Ducatman, M.D. will join OUWB and Beaumont on July 31, 2017 where she will have an appointment at OUWB as Professor and Chair of Pathology.


OUWB Graduates Commencement 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Before family, friends and current medical students, the Class of 2017 received their M.D. degrees during a commencement ceremony that included being hooded by their PRISM mentors, and in some cases their family members.


Systems Engineering
Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Oakland University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is now offering a Master’s in Systems Engineering program with a focus on systems integration.


The OU Business Scholars team
Thursday, May 11, 2017


After a demanding 12 weeks of competition in the two-part International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC), the OU Business Scholars placed second for overall performance in their world.


2017 Pawley Lean Institute Scholarship Recipients
Thursday, May 11, 2017


Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute is pleased announce that Erika Palaian (Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS) and Sarah Dyson (Human Resources Development/SEHS) have each been awarded a $1250 undergraduate scholarship.



Thursday, May 11, 2017


John McCarthy, a graphic design major, was one of many students to graduate and participate in commencement ceremonies this spring, but he also holds a unique distinction among his peers and the campus community.


Wiley and the Hairy Man
Thursday, May 11, 2017


This year, the Oakland University theatre program will present Wiley and the Hairy Man as its annual children’s theatre production.



Thursday, May 11, 2017


The Oakland University School of Nursing has been notified that Cheryl Nickolaou, DNPc, MSN, FNP-BC is the recipient of a $20,000 Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program award from the Jonas Center for Nursing to continue her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Oakland University.


Bioblitz1440
Thursday, May 11, 2017


Oakland University’s Ecology Club, along with faculty and staff from the Biology Department, will host a “Bioblitz” at 9 a.m. May 20 at the OU Biological Preserve in an effort to document its biodiversity.



Thursday, May 11, 2017


When people contact the Oakland University Police Department dispatch line needing any variety of help or information, there’s a good chance they could reach Dispatcher Taylor Williams, an Oakland University alumna.


TeenParentProgram
Tuesday, May 09, 2017


An Oakland University professor and her students are working to address some of the challenges faced by teen parents.


Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D.
Thursday, May 04, 2017


Following a national search involving 61 candidates, the Oakland University Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to appoint Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., as its president, beginning July 1. Pescovitz becomes the university’s seventh president, succeeding George W. Hynd, who is completing a three-year term.


Ahmad Mansour
Wednesday, May 03, 2017


Ahmad Mansour, a Computer Science and Informatics Ph.D. candidate at Oakland University, recently won the award for Best Full Paper at the 12th annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. 


Casey Kandow seated with McLaren Greater Lansing backdrop
Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Casey Kandow, EMBA ’13, believes hard work, mentorship and education inspired his rapid rise to chief operations officer of McLaren Greater Lansing. Kandow launched this upward trajectory, which included three promotions in three years, when he wisely followed advice from his CEO to get an MBA.


The OU DECA team holding awards and an OU Grizz flag
Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Ten members of the OU DECA team traveled across the country to represent the Oakland business school at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif. After the first round, two OU DECA teams and one individual advanced to the final stage of the competition.


Political Campaign Bootcamp
Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Whether you’re considering running for office or just want to learn more about the process, Oakland University is offering a new course that will help students gain a better understanding of the basics of campaign strategy, tactics and techniques.


Nightingale Awards
Tuesday, May 02, 2017


For the past 29 years, Oakland University’s School of Nursing and its Board of Visitors have honored Michigan’s top nurses at its annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence®.



Friday, April 28, 2017


Claudia Leandres came to the United States from her native Rio de Janeiro in 2001 as a result of her husband’s job opportunity.


Meeting of Minds
Friday, April 28, 2017


The Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Research Conference will take place on Friday, May 12 on OU’s campus.The Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Research Conference, which invites students from Oakland University, the University of Michigan-Flint and the University of Michigan-Dearborn to present the results of their scholarly and creative endeavors through oral or poster presentations, will take place on Friday, May 12 on OU’s campus.


Healthology Symposium
Thursday, April 27, 2017


Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences recently hosted the inaugural Healthology Symposium.


Students at the Quinnipiac GAME Conference
Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Students in Oakland University’s Managing Investment Funds course (FIN 480/4900) packed their bags and headed to New York to learn at the seventh annual Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (GAME) VII Forum. Here, students from around the world networked with industry leaders, investment professionals, other students and faculty members from around the world to learn best investment management practices. 


MaTilDa Awards
Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance recently honored some of its top student performers and distinguished alumni during the 18th annual MaTilDa Awards, which took place on April 18 in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms. The “red-carpet” event included dinner and music performances, as well as award presentations recognizing exceptional service and performance by Music, Theatre and Dance students. 


Cinema Studies Filmmaking
Monday, April 24, 2017


Oakland University has developed an exciting new Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema Studies with a Specialization in Filmmaking, which will start enrolling students this fall.


Justin Nabarrette
Friday, April 21, 2017


A new partnership between Oakland University’s offices of Career Services and Veterans Support Services is helping to connect the university’s student veterans with employers looking to hire them. A work-study position, funded by the Veterans Administration, was recently created to facilitate these connections and help student veterans find career and internship opportunities. 



Thursday, April 20, 2017


The Oakland University (OU) Department of Public Safety was established in 1967 following the recommendation of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, which stated that nine police officers and twenty firefighters were required to ensure public safety.


Laidlaw Room
Thursday, April 20, 2017


On April 18, Oakland University leaders, dignitaries, staff, students and friends gathered in Oak View Hall, home of the Honors College, to celebrate the dedication of the Gary W. Laidlaw Room. 


OUWB Associate Professor Misa Mi, M.A., MLIS, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017


As a way to learn more about the diverse educators who share their expertise with our medical school students, OUWB presents a special interview series called “Take 5.” Let us know what you think.Associate Professor Misa Mi, M.A., MLIS, Ph.D., joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine as medical librarian and associate professor in July 2011. She teaches the Integrative Evidence-Based Medicine course and the Information Mastery module in Embark, plus a faculty development program she developed.


Faculty Recognition Luncheon
Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Oakland University honored more than 30 faculty members for their scholarly achievements, dedication, path-breaking discoveries in research and critical teaching roles in educating the leaders of tomorrow during its 22nd Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon on Wednesday, April 19.


Archbold Horner Award
Tuesday, April 18, 2017


David Archbold, director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Oakland University, was recently selected by his peers as the 2017 recipient of the David Horner Award for Exceptional Service, which is the highest honor given out by the Michigan Association of International Educators.


Ian Haney Lopez
Friday, April 14, 2017


On Wednesday, April 5, Oakland University held its fourth annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference. This year’s theme was “Leveraging Diversity: Creating a Community of Belonging” and featured presentations from leading experts in the field of diversity and inclusion.


Meadow Brook Woodland
Friday, April 14, 2017


In an effort to revitalize its woodlands and kick-start a maintenance program, Meadow Brook Hall is launching the Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 28, as a community work day and tree planting celebration.


Beth Talbert and Phyllis Googasian
Thursday, April 13, 2017


Beth Talbert, a longtime Oakland University employee and community leader, recently earned the 2017 Phyllis Law Googasian Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of women. 



Thursday, April 13, 2017


If you are wondering what to do for fun and exercise this summer, Oakland University’s department of University Recreation and Well-Being may have an answer.


Soundings Series 1
Thursday, April 13, 2017


The Office of Research Administration is inviting all Oakland University faculty and alumni, as well as the general public, to attend “No Guts, No Glory,” an upcoming “Soundings Series” event featuring Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler.



Tuesday, April 11, 2017


The Kresge Library has been joined this semester by the Educational Resources Lab in Pawley Hall to offer students and other patrons an opportunity to do some good while reducing the fines they owe for overdue books and resource materials.


Dr. Gadis Dillon students
Monday, April 10, 2017


A great leader finds joy in the success of others and inspires generations of future leaders. After 51 years in the classroom – 30 at Oakland – it’s safe to say Accounting Professor Gadis “Buck” Dillon, Ph.D., has done just that.


Ian Haney Lopez
Monday, April 10, 2017


On Wednesday, April 5, Oakland University held its fourth annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference. This year’s theme was “Leveraging Diversity: Creating a Community of Belonging” and featured presentations from leading experts in the field of diversity and inclusion. 


Jonathan Chan, class of 2019
Monday, April 10, 2017


The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) announced the selection of its inaugural class of Detroit Schweitzer Fellows. Jonathan Chan, OUWB class of 2019, is one of four graduate students in Michigan who will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, he will follow the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom their Fellowship is named.


Davenport LGBTQ Task Force
Friday, April 07, 2017


Transgender advocate Charin Davenport, who teaches writing and rhetoric at Oakland University, has been selected to serve on the National LGBTQ Task Force, an organization that has been promoting equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities for more than 40 years.


scholars
Friday, April 07, 2017


The Oakland University Business Scholars faced off at its second case competition. The case competition requires the Scholars teams to plan and present a creative and unique business plan to a panel of judges.


Wilson and Human Relations honorees
Thursday, April 06, 2017


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. 


aerial of OU campus
Thursday, April 06, 2017


The Presidential Search Committee successfully performed its duties and recommended the names of highly qualified individuals to the Board of Trustees. The full Board will consider these recommendations and invite two candidates to campus for public forums and further interviews.



Wednesday, April 05, 2017


Starting with the fall 2017 academic term, Oakland University will implement changes in its payment and cancellation due dates.


Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 05, 2017


This past week, students in the Oakland University 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 a workshop and discussion about the nation's growing opioid abuse epidemic. 


MBA Rankings 2
Wednesday, April 05, 2017


Oakland University’s MBA and Executive MBA programs rank among the best in the nation, according to CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings for 2017.


MBA Rankings 2
Wednesday, April 05, 2017


Oakland University’s MBA and Executive MBA programs rank among the best in the nation, according to CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings for 2017.


International Technology Academy Group
Monday, April 03, 2017


Students from the International Technology Academy (ITA) in Pontiac visited Oakland University last week to experience a day in the life of an Honors College student. The high school students were paired with an Honors College student with whom they attended class, listened to research presentations and lunched in Vandenberg Cafeteria. 


grizz
Saturday, April 01, 2017


What is it that makes a good April Fool's prank, and why do people enjoy pulling them?


Oakland campus
Friday, March 31, 2017


Oakland University is working to bridge the gap between industry’s need for  work-ready, highly skilled engineers and the availability of graduate and  undergraduate students who identify engineering as a career path of choice. 


Hidden Promise Ranch
Friday, March 31, 2017


Oakland University’s Center for Human Animal Interventions will host a workshop on therapeutic approaches in equine-assisted interventions for counselors and social workers on Friday, June 23. 


Birthday Bash
Thursday, March 30, 2017


Oakland University’s on-campus radio station, 88.3FM WXOU, will celebrate its 51st Birthday Bash on Tuesday, April 4 at The Crofoot Ballroom in downtown Pontiac.


aerial of OU campus
Wednesday, March 29, 2017


The Presidential Search Committee has successfully performed its duties and has recommended the names of highly qualified individuals to the Board of Trustees for their consideration.


PrideWeek2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Every April, Oakland University hosts Pride Week to celebrate OU’s diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity with events that raise awareness, promote education and foster a sense of community.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017


We want to say a thank you to our OU Dance Heroes, for supporting the effort to purchase a new portable sprung dance floor for our dance program! We appreciate your commitment and support. We have received over $10,000 in gifts and pledges towards the dance floor, and are well on our way towards the goal of $30,000. 


David Tobin explains research to Biomedical Science faculty Kara Sawarynski, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Students shared the journey, as well as the results, of their research projects during poster presentations at the Embark Capstone Colloquium. In many cases, the research they chose as first-year medical students helped shape their decisions about their medical careers.


Escobar Builders
Tuesday, March 28, 2017


As part of a collaborative research project, Oakland University and Tuskegee University in Alabama have been awarded $894,655 by the National Science Foundation in order to encourage high school students from underrepresented minority groups to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields.


Arabic Week
Monday, March 27, 2017


Beginning Monday, March 27, Oakland University will host a weeklong series of events celebrating Arabic culture and history.


Helen Kovach portrait
Monday, March 27, 2017


Helen Kovach-Tarakanov was born in Russia in 1919. She was a woman with a drive for education and would become one of Oakland University’s first tenured faculty. 


scholarship recipients
Friday, March 24, 2017


When Oakland University leaders launched a Nonprofit Management Certificate program in 2016, part of their mission was to engage and support the surrounding region, including the city of Pontiac, with which the university shares a strategic partnership. 



Wednesday, March 22, 2017


As a way to learn more about the diverse educators who share their expertise with our medical school students, OUWB presents a special interview series called “Take 5.” Let us know what you think.Assistant Professor of Anatomy Victoria Roach, Ph.D. teaches gross anatomy at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She came to OUWB in March 2016 after receiving her Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Clinical Anatomy from The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Anastacia Maurer, a double major in German and History, and a member of the Honors College, has been selected as a winner of a “Come-to-Oldenburg” grant.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017


This year's International Night Marketplace takes place on Friday, March 24, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., in the Banquet Rooms of the Oakland Center.  It is free and open to the OU community. 


OAPplaque
Tuesday, March 21, 2017


The Oakland University AP Assembly is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Administrative Professional Award.


Shelby VanOphem
Monday, March 20, 2017


A Chorus Line depicts the often angst-ridden atmosphere of a Broadway audition as professional dancers, “gypsies,” compete against each other for coveted spots in the ensemble of a new show. The characters reveal their dreams and disappointments along the way.


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Monday, March 20, 2017


The class of 2017, surrounded by the people who mean the most to them, opened their Match Day envelopes on March 17 together to find out where they would be going for the next phase of their medical training - their residencies.


Elliott Tower
Monday, March 20, 2017


On Sunday, April 2, the Oakland University community will join a worldwide movement to mark World Autism Awareness Day by bringing blue light to the Elliott Tower. This is Oakland’s third year hosting an event on its campus to highlight autism as a growing global health priority. 



Monday, March 20, 2017


OU INC is partnering with D-NewTech  (DNT) to host their monthly meetup event on Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m.



Monday, March 20, 2017


Calling All Technology-Based Entrepreneurs - OU INC is hosting an intensive workshop for public and university entrepreneurs April 7-9. 



Friday, March 17, 2017


On Friday, March 17, members of the Class of 2017 learned where they will be training as residents. View photos from Match Day on the OUWB Facebook page.


Purgatorio
Friday, March 17, 2017


Director Rodrigo Reyes will visit Oakland University on March 27 for a special screening and discussion of his award-winning documentary, “Purgatorio: A Journey into the Heart of the Border.”


AwardsMAB1440
Friday, March 17, 2017


Oakland University’s student radio station, WXOU-88.3 FM, and OUTV, a cable television station operated by OU staff and students, recently earned eight awards – including top honors in the “On-Air Personality” and “Digital Media Experience” categories – in the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards program presented by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF).


Amandeep Sawana
Thursday, March 16, 2017


Twenty-eight OUWB medical students participated in Oakland University's second annual Graduate Student Research Conference. The event spotlighted a diverse array of research topics with OUWB students representing almost 40 percent  (39/100) of the accepted abstracts and more than 25 percent of the oral presentations selected (9/35).


Sharelle Brown
Wednesday, March 15, 2017


As director of pharmacy at McLaren Oakland Hospital, Sharelle Brown, MBA ’15, was already an experienced healthcare professional when she decided to pursue her Executive MBA.


AleckENDO1440
Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Katie Aleck, an undergraduate student at Oakland University whose research into the potential health risks of chemical compound Bisphenol-S (BPS) could contribute to understanding the effects of endocrine or hormone disrupting compounds on breast cancer treatment and prevention, has been selected to make an oral presentation on April 1 at the ENDO 2017 conference in Orlando, Fla.


Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to speak at OU April 13
Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Tickets are now available for Oakland University’s 2017 Varner Vitality Lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin will present her talk “How Did We Get Here: The First 100 Days of an Unprecedented Presidency,” at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Thursday, April 13 in the Athletics Center O’rena, on OU’s campus.


Oakland campus
Tuesday, March 14, 2017


The Medical Library is pleased to publish the 2015 OUWB Publication Report featuring the published work of our OUWB faculty, staff, and students.


Katherine Brennecke
Tuesday, March 14, 2017


The work of nearly 50 Oakland University researchers was showcased March 10 at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters (MASAL). This year’s conference was organized by Western Michigan University and featured the work of 520 researchers. 


Graduate Student Research Conference
Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Nearly 100 students presented at Oakland University's second annual Graduate Student Research Conference, which took place March 10. The event spotlighted a diverse array of research topics and was keynoted by Dr. Kathie Olsen, a neuroscientist whose career includes leadership roles at NASA and the National Science Foundation. 



Monday, March 13, 2017


Are you a technology business in need of funding, but do not know where to look?Experienced capital strategist, Mike Brennan, of OU INC will be presenting, “How to Find Capital in Michigan for Early Stage Companies.” The event will take place on Tuesday, March 21 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at OU INC, Shotwell Pavilion, 419 Golf View Lane, Rochester, MI 48309-4477.



Monday, March 13, 2017


A Chorus Line, perhaps the ultimate backstage musical, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, in Varner Studio Theatre at Oakland University.  



Monday, March 13, 2017


Every year, Instructor Larry Osentoski seeks to find non-traditional projects for students in his Lean Principles and Applications course to give them hands-on experience.


Deca team
Friday, March 10, 2017


Great preparation paid off for the members of Oakland’s DECA team who competed at the Collegiate DECA state competition last month. The Oakland University team brought home 12 plaques and 20 medals. Twelve members qualified to continue on to the international competition in Anaheim, California, in April.


Continental DRIVE 2
Friday, March 10, 2017


Oakland University student Malek Jaradi has turned a lifelong passion for electrical engineering and technology into a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Continental, a leading international automotive supplier.


Adam LeRoy and Shawna Boomgaard
Thursday, March 09, 2017


The Office of Public School Academies was well represented by Shawna Boomgaard, Manager of Academic Accountability, and Adam LeRoy, Administrative Coordinator for Special Services, who were selected to present at the Annual Michigan Department of Education Fall 2016 School Improvement Conference in Lansing.



Thursday, March 09, 2017


Daytime and evening classes on Thursday, March 9, at the Oakland University Anton/Frankel Center in Mt. Clemens have been canceled due to a building power outage.



Wednesday, March 08, 2017


As Oakland University conducts a search for its next president, its first female president recollects her years on campus while soaking in the Florida sun.


Nick Peraino, doctoral student in Health and Environmental Chemistry, researches the synthesis of gamma lactones from sulfoxonium salts in Dr. Kerrigan’s lab.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017


You can combine two or three molecules in thousands of ways. Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry Nessan Kerrigan, Ph.D., matches up molecules, identifying which combinations are most interesting, useful or profitable — particularly for pharmaceuticals.



Tuesday, March 07, 2017


In the spirit of re-engaging the Oakland University community between large TEDx events and igniting discussions on issues of interest, TEDxOaklandUniversity will host its first Salon, Monday, March 27, 2017, 5:30-9 p.m., in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms on the campus of Oakland University.



Tuesday, March 07, 2017


Celebrating Women's History Month kicked off with a "March on OU" on March 8 at 11 a.m. at the Elliott Tower.  The march route encompassed sidewalks around the main campus and was a non-political show of solidarity.


Nursing Therapeutics Lab
Monday, March 06, 2017


Jaden Fowler remembers his nervousness as a sophomore nursing student trying to master basic clinical skills, like taking vital signs, in OU’s Nursing Therapeutics Lab. 


Wilson Hall
Friday, March 03, 2017


The Search Committee continues to be very optimistic and confident of a timely and successful search.   



Thursday, March 02, 2017


The Walton Charter Academy, one of several schools throughout Michigan affiliated with Oakland University's Reading Recovery Center, recently participated in the 2017 Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA) “Reading Recovery Read Aloud” event.


DiverseVoices
Wednesday, March 01, 2017


Oakland University will present the 15th Annual Diverse Voices Conference from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 in the Varner Recital Hall.


OU Business Scholars case competition
Tuesday, February 28, 2017


The first OU Business Scholars case competition of the year challenged four Scholars teams to create and demonstrate a strategy detailing how Smoothpay can grow its mobile payment user base.


Christian Kettenbeil
Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Being an entrepreneur isn’t just a dream for Christian Kettenbeil. Already involved in several start-up ventures, entrepreneurship is his way of life.


Meet and Greet
Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Students, faculty and staff gathered in Oak View Hall on Tuesday for a meet-and-greet celebrating OU’s international community. Cohosted by the Honors College and International Students and Scholars Office, the event gave attendees an opportunity to learn about each other’s ethnic backgrounds and cultural traditions amid a festive atmosphere that featured live music and international cuisine. 


Phil Johnson
Monday, February 27, 2017


In the best business deals the more you invest, the better the reward. From day one, Phillip Johnson, FIN ’16, invested heavily in his Oakland University School of Business Administration opportunities. That effort paid off with the launch of his career at Meritor, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.


AssistedSuicide
Friday, February 24, 2017


In 2016, the Michigan Legislature considered adopting legislation that would allow physicians to perform assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. Now, Oakland University is preparing to host a panel discussion about the so-called “Death with Dignity Act.”


BeingMortal
Thursday, February 23, 2017


Oakland University, in partnership with Hospice of Michigan, will host a screening and panel discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary “Being Mortal” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 in the Gold Room at the Oakland Center, located at 321 Meadow Brook Road in Rochester. The event is open to the public.



Thursday, February 23, 2017


As a way to learn more about the diverse educators who share their expertise with our medical school students, OUWB presents a special interview series called “Take 5.” Let us know what you think.Dr. Jickssa Gemechu, teaches anatomy and Embryology to M1-M2 students at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He joined OUWB in March 2016 from Wayne State University where he was a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Med students MTD workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 2017


The theatre program at Oakland University is designed as training for a professional life in the performing arts, but the skills theatre students build their proficiency on can be of value to anyone whose career path will involve communicating their ideas.


Aaron Draplin
Tuesday, February 21, 2017


For the 2017 Jean and Fred Braun Memorial Lecture, the Oakland University community will welcome Aaron James Draplin to campus on Wednesday, March 1. 



Tuesday, February 21, 2017


OU INC clients, Berylline, Corp., Wave Water Works, Inc. and Na4B, LLC, have engaged with students in the School of Engineering and Computer Science senior design engineering lab through OU INC’s innovative Academic Integration Program.



Monday, February 20, 2017


 The Oakland University Chorale, under the direction of music professor Michael A. Mitchell, has been invited to join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a series of shows this weekend as the DSO presents "A Night at the Academy Awards."



Monday, February 20, 2017


Students taking Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) “Lean Principles and Applications” graduate course are required to conduct a real-life case study.


Rip Rapson
Saturday, February 18, 2017


More than 660 higher education professionals from throughout the United States and Canada gathered at the Detroit Renaissance Marriott this week for the 2017 Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference, hosted by Oakland University and sponsored by The Kresge Foundation. 



Friday, February 17, 2017


Our alumni are working in many fields, not just performance.



Thursday, February 16, 2017


The Chief Human Resources Officer for Oakland University, Libby Ciliberti, has been named a member of the 2017 Career Mastered Leaders in Action class. This distinguished group is made up of 25 metro Detroit women making an impact in their respective career fields.


aerial of OU campus
Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Letter from Oakland University Board of Trustees Chair Richard L. DeVore on Tuesday, February 14:


AppliedFitness1
Wednesday, February 15, 2017


After opening locations in Ann Arbor and Plymouth, Applied Fitness Solutions co-owner and Oakland University graduate Jared Freeman recently returned to his roots – along with fellow OU alum and AFS Founder Michael Stack – to establish a new 17,000 square-foot facility in Rochester Hills.


Giving Challenge
Wednesday, February 15, 2017


As the Oakland University men’s and women’s basketball teams prepared to square off against the University of Detroit Mercy this past week, alumni and fans of the two schools were engaged in the second annual Giving Challenge. 



Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Comerica Bank has provided internships to Oakland University Pawley Lean Institute students as both summer internships or co-op arrangements during the school year. 


Parking2015
Monday, February 13, 2017


The Oakland University Board of Trustees has approved a $7.2 million plan to expand main campus parking capacity by more than 8 percent, as well as to create a new traffic circle at the intersection of Pioneer Drive and Meadow Brook Road.


Evan Hodge practice interview
Thursday, February 09, 2017


For several days a week, Evan Hodge can be found working at his job as a courtesy clerk at a Kroger store near his hometown of Rochester. The 24-year-old greets customers, helps bag groceries and uses a pulley system to retrieve shopping carts from outside the building, among other responsibilities. 



Wednesday, February 08, 2017


Once again this year, Oakland University Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) graduate students gained hands-on experiential learning aimed at real world problem solving by working on projects with Independence Township as supervisor Pat Kittle made his staff available to work with student teams from Oakland’s ISE 581 Lean Principles and Application course.


InvasiveGrantSlider
Tuesday, February 07, 2017


An Oakland University biology professor plans to use a $191,888 grant from the state of Michigan to establish a monitoring network of “citizen scientists” who will help to provide early detection of the New Zealand mud snail, an invasive species found in a handful of rivers across the state.


InnovationGrant1
Friday, February 03, 2017


An Oakland University study on the effects of preventative, home-based physical therapy on senior citizens has been selected to receive a $23,300 Health Innovation Grant by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).



Thursday, February 02, 2017


The statistics are staggering. Women are more often killed by intimate partners such as husbands, ex-husbands, lovers or ex-lovers than any other category of killer. 



Thursday, February 02, 2017


Crestmark Bank is celebrating its 20th anniversary by creating a $100,000 scholarship fund to support Oakland business students for the next five years.


Alex Delavan and Shaun Moore
Wednesday, February 01, 2017


Two Oakland University employees have been named to the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. The program honors exceptional individuals, under the age of 40, who excel in their field and improve the quality of life in Oakland County. Alex Delavan, director of Sponsored Programs, and Shaun Moore, director of e-Learning, are being recognized for outstanding career achievements and community contributions. 


global health lunch and learn - refugee care
Monday, January 30, 2017


Before Ranit Mishori, M.D., associate professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and director of the department’s global health initiatives, began her presentation to the OUWB community she revealed that being a physician wasn’t her first calling.Having lived in war-torn cities around the globe as an international journalist, Dr. Mishori entered medical school so she could heal the wounds of the people who were the subjects of her reports. She traveled to the Middle East, Bosnia and Somalia for 10 years covering the plight of refugees as a radio and TV producer.Today, she shares her knowledge with medical professionals so they can evaluate and provide refugees the proper medical care.



Monday, January 30, 2017


President George W. Hynd delivers a message to members of the campus community, families, friends and supporters:



Monday, January 30, 2017


Long before he became an Oakland University student, senior Tim Brown was thoroughly involved on campus. Two OU alumni who had given him private voice lessons for years encouraged Brown to pursue classical singing.



Monday, January 30, 2017


As part of an ongoing initiative to inspire benefits-eligible faculty and staff members to lead healthier and more active lives, a host of University departments are teaming up to launch the CARROT Wellness TM program.



Friday, January 27, 2017


OU INC accelerator client, Time2Talk, LLC  is fully deploying their product in the  Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, a state-of-the art hospital located in Los Angeles. 


Jamilah Alhashidi - 2019 and Reginald Nguyen -2020
Friday, January 27, 2017


To honor the mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve,” Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine  (OUWB) students, faculty and staff served communities across metro Detroit.


Multicopter1
Thursday, January 26, 2017


In response to new federal guidelines regarding routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS or “drones”), Oakland University’s School of Engineering, in collaboration with Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), has partnered with DCT Aviation of Waterford, Mich. to develop a new, two-course sUAS Remote Pilot Certificate Program.


Crossroad for Youth
Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Before Amanda Tomarin, Chris Harris, Marc Porter, Edward Stotts Jr., Justin Fittonneville and Chris Veihl became mentors to at-risk children and teens at the Crossroads for Youth treatment agency in Oxford, Mich., Oakland University’s Department of Counseling helped them find their calling.



Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Greg Jordan, director of Oakland University’s Recreation and Well-Being department, has been named the recipient of the 2017 National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Honor Award. It is NIRSA’s most prestigious recognition.



Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education program, in partnership with the Institute of Professional Innovators, is launching a new Strategic Innovation certificate course February 13-17.


Caitlin Burke
Tuesday, January 24, 2017


by Professor Karen SheridanIn mid-January, 64 theatre majors and several faculty attended the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Indianapolis. The goal of the festival is to encourage, recognize and celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theatre programs around the country.



Monday, January 23, 2017


This past weekend, Oakland University’s Gold Vibrations a cappella group took first place at the Great Lakes Quarterfinal of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA), held at the University of Chicago. 


MindKare Kiosk
Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Through a collaboration with Easterseals Michigan and Screening for Mental Health Inc., the first MindKare Kiosk for Michigan was unveiled at Oakland University’s Kresge Library on Wednesday, Jan. 18.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Members of the Presidential Search Committee and the search firm Academic Search, Inc. held open forums and stakeholder meetings to identify the attributes of candidates who will make up the pool of applicants from whom the Board may select the University’s seventh president.



Friday, January 13, 2017


Leaders from Oakland University and surrounding communities gathered in the Kresge Library’s Nyberg Room on Thursday, Jan. 12 to celebrate the formal opening of the Michael J. Rogers Congressional Collection at OU. Rogers, who served as a state senator before embarking on a 14-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives, was also in attendance as the collection was officially made available to the public. 


African American Celebration Month
Friday, January 13, 2017


African American Celebration Month – a celebration of the historical and cultural contributions that African Americans have made in the past, present and future -- kicked off Jan. 16 at Oakland University.


Honors Institute Group
Wednesday, January 11, 2017


A group of students, faculty and staff gathered in the Honors College this week for the university’s second annual Honors Institute event. This year’s event celebrated Oakland’s honor societies, which provide high-achieving students with opportunities for service and leadership development in a variety of fields. 



Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Frequent pick-ups to add convenience to parking in south campus lots Oakland University Student Congress, the Oakland University Police Department and the Bear Bus team collaborated on an effort to relieve campus parking congestion and make it easier for commuting students to find a parking spot and get to class.


Take Root Dance Company
Friday, January 06, 2017


Some of our faculty members are academics who spend their time pursuing research in their fields and publishing their results. They present at conferences, and review journal articles written by their peers. Others are professionals in the performing arts fields.


Tim Brown
Friday, January 06, 2017


In late October, voice major Tim Brown was recognized with an Encouragement Award by the Metropolitan Opera National Council at the Michigan District Auditions. Tim said, "I'm truly honored and can't wait to finish my degree in April and continue doing what I love to do."


Henry Winkler at OU
Friday, January 06, 2017


Award-winning actor, author, director and producer Henry Winkler – best known for portraying Arthur “Fonzie/The Fonz” Fonzarelli for 10 seasons on the American television sitcom “Happy Days” – will visit Oakland University on Monday, Feb. 13 to share humorous anecdotes and inspirational life lessons about overcoming adversity throughout his life and career.


Spirits Rising at OU
Friday, January 06, 2017


Spirits Rising, a dynamic musical duo featuring Native American singers and songwriters Allison Radell and Joe Reilly – will be performing at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 following a workshop on Native American music and dance at Oakland University’s Varner Hall.



Thursday, January 05, 2017


2017 program features documentary ‘Suited’ and is titled “Style Beyond the Binary, Transgender Visibility and Recognition”


aerial of OU campus
Tuesday, January 03, 2017


As a reminder, the Oakland University Board of Trustees voted to retain the search firm Academic Search, Inc. to assist in identifying candidates from whom the Board may select the University’s next president. 



Monday, January 02, 2017


As a way to learn more about the diverse educators who share their expertise with our medical school students, OUWB presents a special interview series called “Take 5.” Let us know what you think.Assistant Professor Roberto Rinaldi, Ph.D., T.L.L.P., assistant professor of Biomedical Sciences teaches behavioral science in the biomedical sciences department at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.


Woody Varner
Friday, December 30, 2016


As the new year approaches, the Oakland University community is pausing to remember its first and only chancellor, Durward “Woody” Varner, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday on January 1. Varner was a seminal figure in Oakland’s history, working with founder Matilda Dodge Wilson to help mold the university into the vibrant institution it is today. 


aerial of OU campus
Thursday, December 22, 2016


At its Monday, December 5, formal meeting, the Oakland University Board of Trustees voted to retain the search firm Academic Search, Inc. to assist in identifying candidates from whom the Board may select the University’s next president. The firm was recommended to the Board by the University’s Ad Hoc Presidential Search Committee. 


Jeff Stephens looking into pool
Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Biologists know that frogs and salamanders worldwide are threatened by habitat loss and parasitic diseases.


Fabia Battistuzzi NIH pathogenicity grant
Wednesday, December 21, 2016


The National Institutes of Health has awarded Fabia Battistuzzi, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Biological Sciences at Oakland University, a $417,286 grant that will allow her to examine the evolution of infectious diseases while laying the groundwork for the development of new drug-based treatments that could help to save thousands of lives.



Wednesday, December 21, 2016


 Oakland University Center for Autism’s Outreach Services, or OUCARES, has received a Brooksie Way Minigrant for $1,060 to help kickoff a new Lil’ Kickers soccer program for children with autism beginning in January 2017. 


Dulio OU/WSU Law School
Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Political Science majors at Oakland University can now earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years through the university’s existing partnership with Wayne State University Law School.



Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Munetrix, a public sector solutions provider offering data analytics and transparency tools for state and local governments and public school districts, and client success story of OU INC, a business incubator, has received the Game Changer award from the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce.


Keeper of the Dream Group
Wednesday, December 14, 2016


For its 25th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration, Oakland University will recognize eight student leaders who promote diversity, cultural understanding and community activism. 



Tuesday, December 13, 2016


In an article published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, Oakland University Assistant Professor of Psychology Matthew J. W. McLarnon, Ph.D., and colleagues, addressed the question of “How important is personality in the selection of medical students?”


Megan Tack
Monday, December 12, 2016


It’s rare that a major global corporation offers an internship to a college student seven months before the start date. Yet that’s exactly what happened when the Information Communication Technology team at Fiat Chrysler Automotive US LLC interviewed Oakland University business school junior Megan Tack this fall.


Engineering Center
Monday, December 12, 2016


Isaac Thelander and Rosemarie Calandrino are both freshmen majoring in engineering chemistry. They both live in Hamlin Hall and both are part of Oakland University's newly established Engineering Living Learning Community (LLC). 



Friday, December 09, 2016


Anastacia Maurer, a double major in German and History, recently returned from the University of Minnesota’s Graduate School Experience for Advanced Undergraduates in German Studies.


Oakland campus
Thursday, December 08, 2016


Paper paychecks for OU employees will be eliminated starting in early 2017. Once the system is in place, options for employees to receive their pay will be through a personalized and secure Oakland University Credit Union (OUCU) Visa® PayCard or by direct deposit to a bank account.



Wednesday, December 07, 2016


It’s good to be one of the 12 student assistants working in the Office of the Registrar around the holidays.


Oak View Hall
Wednesday, December 07, 2016


This fall, OU’s Honors College welcomed a record-breaking 400-plus freshmen to its ranks. These talented students have spent the semester tapping into their creative powers through a colloquium that embraces the virtues of inspiration, imagination and innovation. 


Rowe Technology Leader
Tuesday, December 06, 2016


Theresa Rowe, chief information officer for Oakland University, has been named a 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader by Computerworld, which is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company.



Tuesday, December 06, 2016


Exam Cram is a traditional end of the semester event hosted by the Oakland University Student Congress, in collaboration with Kresge Library. For the fall academic semester, the event will take place Wednesday, December 7th, Thursday, December 8th, and Friday, December 9th, at the Kresge Library, from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


OU for Unity Panel
Monday, December 05, 2016


On Wednesday November 30, 2016 students from Dr. Rebecca Cheezum’s Social Determinants of Health class assembled a panel of experts to discuss how to make OU an inclusive campus.


OU PT program
Monday, December 05, 2016


The OU PT Program was pleased to welcome Dr. Kornelia Kulig, an OU graduate and former faculty member back to Oakland University.


Teacher leaders
Monday, December 05, 2016


Michigan Reading Recovery (RR) teacher leaders met with Dr. Mary Lose, Director of the Reading Recovery Center of Michigan at Oakland University on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 for a day of professional learning and continuing certification as RR teacher leaders.



Monday, December 05, 2016


With an eye on President Obama’s call to action in the computer sciences and in full support of the White House Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11), Laura Dinsmoor, a special instructor and associate director of outreach in Oakland University's School of Engineering and Computer Science, has committed to developing a new, direct-to-parents online workshop.


PLM Scholarship
Friday, December 02, 2016


A $599,980 “Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)” grant from the National Science Foundation is helping Oakland University students pursue their career and educational goals in the fields of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and Mechanical Engineering.