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Crestmark Check Presentation
Tuesday, August 23, 2016


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


One OU alum MCAN designee
Wednesday, August 17, 2016


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


aerial of OU campus
Tuesday, August 09, 2016


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


Saturday Math Academies
Friday, August 05, 2016


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


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


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



Tuesday, August 02, 2016


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


SUPER Group
Wednesday, July 27, 2016


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


Huirong Fu
Monday, July 25, 2016


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



Monday, July 25, 2016


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


Matthew Setson and Monica Eason
Friday, July 22, 2016


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



Wednesday, July 20, 2016


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


NonProf Career Fair
Wednesday, July 20, 2016


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


Tau Beta Pi
Monday, July 18, 2016


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



Monday, July 18, 2016


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


Oakland campus
Thursday, July 14, 2016


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


Cyber Security
Wednesday, July 13, 2016


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


Human Health Building
Tuesday, July 12, 2016


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


Daniel Tunis
Monday, July 11, 2016


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



Monday, July 11, 2016


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



Friday, July 08, 2016


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


Jeffrey Schuett
Friday, July 08, 2016


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



Thursday, July 07, 2016


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



Wednesday, July 06, 2016


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


Kristin Landis-Piwowar
Tuesday, July 05, 2016


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



Wednesday, June 29, 2016


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


picking challenge 2
Wednesday, June 29, 2016


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



Monday, June 27, 2016


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



Friday, June 24, 2016


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


aerial of OU campus
Thursday, June 23, 2016


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


MBH-Vote4Best
Wednesday, June 22, 2016


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


Kevin Hickey
Tuesday, June 21, 2016


A new course offering an in-depth examination of Buddhist traditions for the first time will be offered at Oakland University in the fall of 2016.



Monday, June 20, 2016


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


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


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



Thursday, June 16, 2016


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



Thursday, June 16, 2016


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


Study Abroad
Thursday, June 16, 2016


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


Amsterdam
Tuesday, June 14, 2016


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


Huntington Ford 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016


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


Oakland campus
Monday, June 13, 2016


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


Andrew Alisa
Friday, June 10, 2016


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



Friday, June 10, 2016


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


hailie wilson
Tuesday, June 07, 2016


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


aerial of OU campus
Monday, June 06, 2016


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



Friday, June 03, 2016


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


stephanie bell
Tuesday, May 31, 2016


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



Friday, May 27, 2016


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


Aubrey Fine
Wednesday, May 25, 2016


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



Wednesday, May 25, 2016


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


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016


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


Paul Wheeler and Andrew Steffes
Tuesday, May 24, 2016


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



Monday, May 23, 2016


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


OUAA grid
Friday, May 20, 2016


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


Judy Didion
Friday, May 20, 2016


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


GEAR UP College Day
Thursday, May 19, 2016


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


Connie Stevens
Wednesday, May 18, 2016


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


Andrew Goldberg
Monday, May 16, 2016


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



Monday, May 16, 2016


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



Friday, May 13, 2016


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


North Barn at Meadow Brook
Friday, May 13, 2016


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


Robert and Sara Maxfield
Thursday, May 12, 2016


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



Thursday, May 12, 2016


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


Rob Dutkiewicz
Wednesday, May 11, 2016


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


ICBSC First Place
Wednesday, May 11, 2016


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


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


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



Wednesday, May 11, 2016


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


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


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


Oakland campus
Wednesday, May 04, 2016


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



Wednesday, May 04, 2016


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



Tuesday, May 03, 2016


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



Monday, May 02, 2016


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


ScholarshipAwards-2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016


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


Grad path value stream map
Wednesday, April 27, 2016


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



Wednesday, April 27, 2016


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


Jim Nugent
Wednesday, April 27, 2016


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



Wednesday, April 27, 2016


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


Die Fledermaus
Wednesday, April 27, 2016


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



Tuesday, April 26, 2016


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


IsaacNGrizz
Tuesday, April 26, 2016


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



Friday, April 22, 2016


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


Randy Lewis
Friday, April 22, 2016


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


Nightingale Awards
Thursday, April 21, 2016


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



Wednesday, April 20, 2016


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


Amith Diwakar
Wednesday, April 20, 2016


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


Denim Day
Tuesday, April 19, 2016


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


Commencement Cap
Tuesday, April 19, 2016


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


NancySchmitz2013
Tuesday, April 19, 2016


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



Monday, April 18, 2016


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


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Monday, April 18, 2016


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


Rita Kassab presentation
Friday, April 15, 2016


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


Take Root
Thursday, April 14, 2016


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



Thursday, April 14, 2016


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


WilsonHumanRelationsAwardsGroup
Tuesday, April 12, 2016


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



Tuesday, April 12, 2016


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


Reading Recovery
Monday, April 11, 2016


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



Monday, April 11, 2016


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


Lindsay Zeig
Friday, April 08, 2016


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


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


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


Sebastien Bellin recovery
Wednesday, April 06, 2016


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


Karie Altman tadpoles
Tuesday, April 05, 2016


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


Oakland campus
Monday, April 04, 2016


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


Robert Wiggins
Monday, April 04, 2016


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



Monday, April 04, 2016


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


MaTilDa Award
Monday, April 04, 2016


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


matt savage
Friday, April 01, 2016


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


westrick
Friday, April 01, 2016


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


Nurse anesthesia classroom photo
Thursday, March 31, 2016


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



Wednesday, March 30, 2016


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



Wednesday, March 30, 2016


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


Crusades lecture photo
Wednesday, March 30, 2016


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



Wednesday, March 30, 2016


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


Oakland Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, March 29, 2016


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


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


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


Zakary Hallett
Thursday, March 24, 2016


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


Regina Carter
Thursday, March 24, 2016


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


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


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


Oakland campus
Wednesday, March 23, 2016


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


aerial of OU campus
Tuesday, March 22, 2016


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


chopp photo
Monday, March 21, 2016


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


AndrewAndroff_OaklandUniversity_ProfessionalMovers
Monday, March 21, 2016


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


Parent University
Monday, March 21, 2016


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



Monday, March 21, 2016


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



Friday, March 18, 2016


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


wxou bday bash
Friday, March 18, 2016


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


zeigler hill
Friday, March 18, 2016


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


OUPD Award Presentation handshake
Friday, March 18, 2016


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


Mark Champion
Friday, March 18, 2016


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



Thursday, March 17, 2016


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


Monteverde Group960
Wednesday, March 16, 2016


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


Math and Science Center
Tuesday, March 15, 2016


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



Tuesday, March 15, 2016


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


Oakland campus
Monday, March 14, 2016


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


Martin Dupuis
Thursday, March 10, 2016


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


Bridge the Gap
Wednesday, March 09, 2016


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


joey radio 1
Wednesday, March 09, 2016


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


Sharron Matthews
Wednesday, March 09, 2016


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


Lisa Asazzi
Tuesday, March 08, 2016


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



Monday, March 07, 2016


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



Monday, March 07, 2016


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


Gold Vibrations win Semifinal
Monday, March 07, 2016


This past Saturday, Oakland University’s Gold Vibrations a cappella group took first place at the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Great Lakes Semifinal at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. The group posted a score of 394 points, beating second-place University of Illinois by 18 points and third-place University of Wisconsin by 54 points. 


ron sandison
Monday, March 07, 2016


OUCARES, the outreach services division of the Oakland University Center for Autism, on Thursday, March 10 will be hosting an Evening Enrichment event geared toward building self-esteem in a child with autism. The event will feature presenter Ron Sandison, an adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and author of “A Parent’s Guide to Autism,” and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Lake Michigan Room of the Oakland Center.


rogerscollection
Thursday, March 03, 2016


The Mike Rogers collection was acquired by Oakland University in January 2015 at the initiative of the Political Science department and the University Library, and placed in the custody of Oakland University Archives and Special Collections. It is expected that the collection will be made available to the public in the fall of 2016.



Wednesday, March 02, 2016


As the Oakland University and University of Detroit Mercy men’s and women’s basketball teams competed on the court last weekend, another friendly competition was taking place off the court. 



Tuesday, March 01, 2016


As Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive for the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Shawn Levitt is charged with driving the next level of nursing service and development.


Pete Hovland
Tuesday, March 01, 2016


Oakland swimming and diving head coach Pete Hovland was selected to be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2016, announced Monday by the organization.


Recognition Dinner
Monday, February 29, 2016


The Pawley Lean Institute recently hosted a Partner Recognition Dinner on Monday, February 8 in the Oakland Center.


Pontiac ITA Students
Monday, February 29, 2016


Students from Pontiac International Technology Academy (ITA) participated in the first of three sessions associated with the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) High School Workshops.


OU president announces vice president, development and alumni relations
Friday, February 26, 2016


Oakland University President George W. Hynd has appointed Angie Schmucker to the position of vice president, Development and Alumni Relations (VP-DAR) effective March 1.


Silberman presents to Troy Chamber
Thursday, February 25, 2016


The Southeastern Michigan Economic Data Center (SEMEDC), housed in Oakland University’s School of Business Administration, met with rave reviews when Jonathan Silberman, PhD, professor of Economics and SEMEDC founder, demonstrated the business resource at Troy Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Forum in February. Silberman’s demonstration of the Economic Data Center was presented to a standing-room only crowd.


Model UN Toronto 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016


This past weekend, Oakland University’s Model United Nations team continued its winning tradition with a first-place finish at the North American Model UN Conference in Toronto. Oakland received the Best Delegation Award, topping more than 30 other schools in the U.S. and Canada. 



Thursday, February 25, 2016


Oakland University business students from two management classes have front row seats to international business as they travel to Dublin, Ireland, and Budapest, Hungary, over winter break.



Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Every day people find different ways to show their appreciation. Rarely, though, does it take the form of an endowed scholarship.


Game Not Over
Wednesday, February 24, 2016


For its 32nd annual film festival, Oakland University’s Women and Gender Studies program will spotlight a documentary examining the role of women in the video game world. This year’s festival is titled “Game Not Over: Gender and Digital Culture” and features a screening of the film “GTFO: “Get the F&#% Out.” 


2015 DEI Conference
Tuesday, February 23, 2016


As part of its ongoing commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity, Oakland University will present its third annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference on Wednesday, March 16.


na4b
Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Oakland University Engineering students and OU INC, the university’s business accelerator, recently worked with a Rochester Hills-based startup geared towards zero emission power grids to create a new battery enclosure prototype. Na4B (Sodium for Batteries) is a tenant client at OU INC that receives business services and conducts lab work in their space within the incubator. The company is developing an improved sodium nickel chloride battery through nano-engineering and — over a two-year span — will build prototypes of their electrochemical cells with a grant from the National Science Foundation.


Ken Mitton in the lab
Friday, February 19, 2016


CBR member Ken Mitton, of the Eye Research Institute, has been awarded a grant from the National Eye Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.



Thursday, February 18, 2016


Master’s students from Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department worked with Independence Township officials to help improve the township’s rental facilities reservations process.


OU Campus
Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Nominations are still open for those interested in the Alfred G. and Matilda R. Wilson Awards, the most prestigious awards that Oakland University offers. 



Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Inventions, patents and commercializing OU’s research all serve to raise the University’s visibility as a research center and increase the potential to generate revenue through licensing and spinoff corporations. 


Shinola award winners
Wednesday, February 17, 2016


This past week, two students in Oakland University’s Honors College were recognized for showing exceptional ingenuity outside the classroom.



Monday, February 15, 2016


Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, author, inventor and perhaps best known from his popular television show as “The Science Guy,” will speak at the O’Rena on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. as part of the Varner Vitality Lecture Series.


Flint Water Drive
Friday, February 12, 2016


As Flint residents continue to grapple with a contaminated water supply, the Oakland University community is stepping up to support its neighbors to the north.


wepa print station in Kresge Library
Friday, February 12, 2016


Oakland University is now offering wēpa, a cloud-based print solution that allows students to print documents on campus from their computer, smartphone or tablet. Students can upload documents on-the-go and print at 23 conveniently located wēpa print stations on campus.



Friday, February 12, 2016


Amid the frigid chill of winter, the Metro Series between the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies and the University of Detroit Mercy Titans continues to heat up – both on and off the athletic fields.



Wednesday, February 10, 2016


INDIANAPOLIS - Oakland's Kay Felder has been named the NCAA's Men's Basketball Player of the Week, announced the NCAA on Tuesday. This marks the first time Felder has been named the NCAA's National Player of the Week.



Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Following a public vote, Oakland University’s own Ali Woerner has been named the overall winner of the 2016 Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 class.



Monday, February 08, 2016


CEO Magazine’s 2016 MBA rankings name Oakland University’s MBA and Executive MBA programs among the best for students.


Oak View Hall Cover
Thursday, February 04, 2016


With an emphasis on promoting inclusivity and diversity in honors education, the Oakland University Honors College is hosting the inaugural Honors Inclusion Conference March 9-11. 



Thursday, February 04, 2016


At 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, four of OU’s most promising music students will perform with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO) in the 19th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert.



Wednesday, February 03, 2016


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


FitDesk3
Wednesday, February 03, 2016


Oakland University students can now finish a workout while they’re finishing their homework with the addition of desks that double as exercise bikes at the Kresge Library.


Dr. Sam Mossallam Crains
Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Crain’s Detroit Business features seven local business executives who returned to school mid-career for new skills, including Oakland University Executive MBA student Dr. Sam Mossallam, vice president and medical director for international initiatives at Henry Ford Health System.


Scott McGregor Crains
Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Crain’s Detroit Business features seven local business executives who returned to school mid-career for new skills, including Oakland University MBA alum Scott McGregor, organizational effectiveness and adaptive analytics for Kelly Services.


Auburn Elementary Diversity Festival
Tuesday, February 02, 2016


This past Friday, a group of international students from Oakland University took part in the third annual Diversity Festival at Auburn Elementary School in Auburn Hills. This year’s festival, themed “It’s a Small World,” featured a variety of activities to teach K-5 students about countries and cultures around the globe. 



Monday, February 01, 2016


Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) and Oakland University today announced Meadow Brook Music Festival has been re-branded and will now be known as Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.



Thursday, January 28, 2016


Sunil Kandel, a 2015 graduate of the Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics PhD Program, and CBR member Brad Roth, of the Department of Physics, published an article about The Mechanism of Reflection Type Reentry that appeared in the December 2015 issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Volume 26, Pages 1370-1375).



Thursday, January 28, 2016


February 8, 2016 update: The Oakland University team and their Loon Copter won the $1 million international award in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Drones for Good competition.


Dr. Faustus
Thursday, January 28, 2016


At 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, the theatre program at Oakland University will open its latest production, which is "Faust(US)", a radical new approach to Christopher Marlowe’s dark 16th-century drama “The Tragical History of the Life and Death of  Doctor Faustus.” Faustus is a man unable to find fulfillment in any other field of study, so he turns to necromancy and makes a deal with the devil. He agrees to exchange his soul for a life of earthly pleasure, wealth and honor. 


Dr. Liu and Joseph McDermott
Wednesday, January 27, 2016


For the past several years, Zijuan Liu, Ph.D. and doctoral student Joseph McDermott, from Oakland University's Department of Biological Sciences, have been working on groundbreaking research that promises to stave off a major threat to the world’s food supply. They are collaborating with a team of scientists from China, Germany and the United States to discover how arsenic accumulates in plant seeds. 


Brass Band action
Tuesday, January 26, 2016


The award-winning Oakland University Brass Band will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 29, in Varner Recital Hall. The group will be joined on stage by guest artist, euphonium soloist Matthew Murchison. 


Student Success
Monday, January 25, 2016


As part of a statewide effort to increase post-secondary degree completion, Oakland University will host its fourth annual Michigan Student Success Conference Feb. 11-12 at the Detroit Marriott Troy.


Ali Woerner
Monday, January 25, 2016


More than one-fourth of the individuals named to the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 have ties to Oakland University. Two of those individuals are among three finalists vying to become this year’s overall winner. 


Diane Nash
Friday, January 22, 2016


As part of Oakland University’s African American Celebration Month 2016, civil rights pioneer Diane Nash will visit campus on Monday, Feb. 1 to share her experiences as a prominent activist who worked to promote racial equality during the 1960s. 


Timothy Miko
Friday, January 22, 2016


Oakland University senior computer science major Timothy Miko created his first smartphone app, Narrate, as a sophomore because he had a need for it. “I used a similar app on iOS for a long time and realized there wasn’t an equivalent on Android,” said Miko, 21. “I waited for the developers to come out with something, but nothing ever happened. So I said, ‘screw it,’ and made my own. Turned out there were a lot of people who had that need, too.” 


Grad Path Lean Workout Team Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 2016


For more than a year, a cross-functional team of staff and students has been working to streamline university processes and procedures with the goal of helping students graduate in a timely manner. 


Case Awards
Thursday, January 21, 2016


Oakland University’s mentoring program for alumni and students, Leadership OU, is an honoree by the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for Best Alumni Student Programming.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Oakland University President George W. Hynd has announced organizational changes of the university’s administrative leadership structure, which more effectively supports the institution’s mission, the realization of Strategic Plan goals and efforts to enhance a culture of innovation.


Detroit Dance Artists
Wednesday, January 20, 2016


At 7:30 pm on Thursday, January 21, dance lovers can enjoy the first of four performances of the Detroit Dance Artists Showcase in Varner Lab Theatre. The concert will feature Oakland University dancers and rising choreographers from professional companies Take Root, Eisenhower Dance, Kristi Faulkner Dance, Pure Existence and Art Lab J. 


Text_alert
Tuesday, January 19, 2016


An important part of Oakland University’s commitment to maintaining a safe campus environment is ensuring that all campus community members are well informed of emergency situations.


Andy Grammer
Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Pop sensation Andy Grammer will headline the Oakland University Student Program Board’s spring concert on Friday, April 15, at the Meadow Brook Music Festival on OU’s campus. The show will kick off at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. The opening acts will be Brooklyn-based indie pop band Oh Honey, and ‘90s alternative revivalist band, COIN. 



Friday, January 15, 2016


Following a statewide search, Bonnie Bochniak has been hired as Oakland University's State Relations Director, according to Rochelle Black, vice president of the Office of Government and Community Relations.



Friday, January 15, 2016


Carlos Rolón's first Michigan exhibition Carlos Rolón/Dzine: Commonwealth opens at the Oakland University Art Gallery on January 16 with an evening reception and runs through April 3, culminating with an artist’s talk and book launch. The exhibit is free and open to the public.