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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.



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.


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.


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. 


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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. 



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.


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.


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.” 



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).


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.


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.


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. 



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.


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).


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. 


Oakland campus
Thursday, September 08, 2016


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


Career Tool
Wednesday, September 07, 2016


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


Dell Headquarters in Ireland
Tuesday, September 06, 2016


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


Alpha Lambda Delta group
Friday, September 02, 2016


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


Oakland campus
Thursday, September 01, 2016


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


Honors College Welcome Lime Group
Wednesday, August 31, 2016


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



Thursday, August 25, 2016


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


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. 


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.


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.