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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.



Thursday, April 27, 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.


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.


match-day-2017-web-article-pic
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. 


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.


Model United Nations Team
Thursday, December 01, 2016


For the third time in four years, Oakland University’s Model United Nations team took first place overall at the Lake Erie International Model UN Conference. More than 200 students from 12 schools competed at the conference, which took place in Huron, Ohio. 


Oakland campus
Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Omari Garrett, a senior at Detroit Edison Public School Academy (DEPSA) was selected from a group of 60 Michigan high school seniors to participate in the 2016 World Food Prize Summit during the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in Des Moines, IA in October 2016.


Jamieson Innovator Award
Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Mary Jamieson, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, has been selected as a recipient of the inaugural New Innovators in Food and Agriculture Research Award by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research for her efforts to investigate beneficial insects and the ecosystem services that they provide in urban agriculture.


Food for Fines at Kresge Library
Tuesday, November 22, 2016


The Kresge Library at Oakland University is giving students and patrons an opportunity to do some good while reducing the fines they owe for overdue books.


Sid Mittra reading a book at his desk
Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Through decades of hard work and determination, Professor Emeritus Sid Mittra, Ph.D., CFP, built a career as an acclaimed educator, author and businessman. The fact that he only had $8 in his pocket when he left his home in India to start a new life in the United States in 1957 is just a small part of the story.


Fabia Battistuzzi standing in her doorway next to a research paper
Monday, November 21, 2016


The Center for Biomedical Research welcomes Assistant Professor Fabia Battistuzzi, Department of Biological Sciences, as its newest member.


Gross Anatomy Lab
Thursday, November 17, 2016


Students in Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing recently came together to share their knowledge with the goal of delivering the best possible care to patients with joint disorders. 


Campaign Roundup
Thursday, November 17, 2016


More than a hundred students from the International Technology Academy in Pontiac were on hand for the 2016 Campaign Roundup held at the school this past Monday. A busload of Oakland University students also turned out for the event, which featured a panel of experts who provided analysis of the election results. 


Afua Dankwa
Wednesday, November 16, 2016


About the ConferenceApproximately 115 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students attended the 2016 Sigma Xi Student Research Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.


Valerie Graves Book Signing
Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Oakland University will welcome author and advertising guru Valerie Graves for a special presentation from 3-5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21 in the Nyberg Room at the Kresge Library, where Graves will be signing copies of her new book, “Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be.”


Ethical Hacker 1
Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Oakland University has partnered with Merit Professional Development and the Michigan Cyber Range to offer an introductory Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH) course on the fundamentals of penetration testing and ethical hacking from Dec. 5-9 at the Velocity Center in Sterling Heights.


Tobacco Free Campus Initiative
Monday, November 14, 2016


Oakland University was awarded a $20,000 grant as part of the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation’s Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI), a $3.6 million multi-year program intended to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. Oakland is one of the first 20 colleges and universities to receive a TFGCI grant. 



Thursday, November 10, 2016


This week’s presidential election brought to a close a long, contentious and divisive campaign season, but has not erased the confusion, anxiety and even fear that some feel as a result of a number of ideological assertions that have been made along the way.


Aerial photo over Meadow Brook Hall
Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Oakland University's social media team held the annual #ThisIsOU Fall Photo Contest generating more than 70 submissions from students across academic disciplines.


Jacquelyn Wagner
Tuesday, November 08, 2016


“I always knew I wanted to be an opera singer. At no time has that changed,” said music alumna Jacquelyn Wagner (BM ‘03) who enjoys a successful career in Europe singing in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain.


CampusPride
Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Oakland University was recently ranked as one of the top LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the state of Michigan by the Campus Pride Index, which rates both colleges and universities using a five-star rating system.


Genius 2 Genius
Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Genius-to-Genius, an innovative program developed at Oakland University, is helping students build relationships, enhance their socialization skills and transition to college life by pairing them with peer consultants who are trained to help them through the process.


Oakland campus
Monday, November 07, 2016


MI Healthy Mind hosts interviewed a young man with Asperger's Syndrome and his mother to discuss the positive aspects and the challenges of having an autism spectrum disorder.


Campaign Roundup
Monday, November 07, 2016


After the polls close and the votes have been tallied, Oakland University will host a Campaign Roundup event to spotlight the results of the 2016 local, state and national elections. A panel discussion will take place from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at the International Technology Academy in Pontiac.



Monday, November 07, 2016


More than 400 Oakland University students, faculty, staff alumni and friends are expected to participate in the 41st Annual Macomb County Santa Parade on Saturday, Nov. 19.



Friday, November 04, 2016


On September 14, the Michigan House passed a resolution to recognize November 4 as Matilda R. Dodge Wilson Day in the state of Michigan.



Thursday, November 03, 2016


Oakland University and the Pontiac community joined forces in 2014 for a broad-reaching, meaningful collaboration that emphasizes community engagement and mutually beneficial relationships. It is called the OU/Pontiac Initiative.



Thursday, November 03, 2016


The Center for Autism at Oakland University recently hosted a two-day advanced workshop entitled Autism and Healthy Sexuality for professionals in the autism field.


Oakland campus
Wednesday, November 02, 2016


Dennis Wade, Director of the Pawley Lean Institute, sees the opportunity to connect Oakland University students with internships as the most important and rewarding priority of the Institute.



Wednesday, November 02, 2016


On Saturday, November 12, Oakland University students will sleep outdoors in homemade cardboard box shelters to raise awareness for the plight of the area’s homeless and raise money for the Baldwin Center in Pontiac.



Tuesday, November 01, 2016


A Jewish man whose family fled from Nazi Germany to Shanghai in 1940 and a Japanese-American woman who was forcibly relocated with her family to an internment camp in California in 1942 will share their stories of surviving racial discrimination during World War II during a special presentation from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 8 at Oakland University.



Monday, October 31, 2016


In a new ranking by the college resource website College Choice, Oakland University earned a place among the safest large colleges and universities (15,000 or more students) in the country.



Friday, October 28, 2016


On October 24, the Oakland University Board of Trustees created an Ad Hoc Presidential Search Committee to conduct a national search and develop a pool of candidates for the next president of Oakland University. 



Friday, October 28, 2016


Oakland University students and alumni have a new resource available in their search for internships, on- and off-campus employment and networking opportunities.


The cast of "bare"
Thursday, October 27, 2016


At OU, not every theatre student is involved in the program’s five annual mainstage shows, but they all have the opportunity to work on at least one production every semester, by participating in a Second Stage production. Performers, designers and technicians can be hands-on even in their first semester, which is not always the case in a larger, less student-centered program.


OU classroom photo
Thursday, October 27, 2016


Oakland University is among eight postsecondary institutions that will participate in the Michigan Gateways to Completion (Michigan G2C) project. The three-year initiative is in partnership with the nonprofit John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (JNGI), with the goal of improving student outcomes in high-risk courses. 


Oakland Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, October 25, 2016


At 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO), Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence, will give the second of its two Fall 2016 semester concerts.



Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Professor Paschal Yao Younge is a multi-talented interdisciplinary musician, scholar, composer, author and performer. In November he will visit Oakland University.



Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Maria (Suvak) Turchyn (BM ‘16) has just launched her teaching career. She accepted a position teaching elementary general music at Roy Elementary in Roy, WA. Turchyn wrote, “I’m so grateful for the mentors I've had supporting me during this process.” Although she’s on the other side of the country, Turchyn took her Grizzly memorabilia with her, as you can see in this photo.


Ashley Thompson
Tuesday, October 25, 2016


The Pawley Lean Institute and the Lean Learning Center partnership continues to draw interest from Oakland University students. The Lean Learning Center has provided (6) training seats to its class, The Lean Experience™ training session, to Oakland University on an annual basis. The training seats can be used for any student (undergraduate or graduate) as selected from the School of Business (SBA), School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS), and School of Education and Human Services (SEHS). Currently, 10 students have taken advantage of this unique experience.



Tuesday, October 25, 2016


The Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA) has selected Chris Stiller, PT, Ph.D. from Oakland University to receive this year’s Richard E. Darnell Research Award. She was presented the award at the group’s Fall Conference held in Holland, Michigan.



Tuesday, October 25, 2016


HIV/AIDS is a persistent problem, with nearly 50,000 cases diagnosed annually according to the Centers for Disease Control. Three decades ago, such a diagnosis was considered a death sentence. Today, with early detection and proper adherence to medications, people who are HIV positive are able to live long, full lives. To help with diagnosis, Oakland University and UNIFIED have partnered to offer free HIV and syphilis screenings on Oakland’s campus every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


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).


EscobarStemGrant
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. 


homecoming2015
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.



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.