Students in classroom
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

All emergency grant funding that Oakland University received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)  has been disbursed to eligible students. A total of $6,898,412 in emergency grants was distributed among 11,504 students to help ease financial burdens brought about by the pandemic. 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Throughout the fall semester, Oakland University’s Department of Theatre will present New Voices Rise Up!, a virtual play reading series featuring local artists, students, and award-winning playwrights.

An image of Claus Weimann with his family
Monday, October 19, 2020

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has named Claus Weimann director of Philanthropy.

Healthology 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020

Oakland University’s Healthology Symposium is going virtual this year and will focus on the creative solutions developed across different health sectors in response to the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ford mask donation
Friday, October 16, 2020

Strong recruiting ties were a driving force behind Ford Motor Company’s generous donation of 50,000 disposable masks to the Oakland University community. The Dearborn-based automaker made the donation through its philanthropic arm, the Ford Motor Company Fund, as part of a goal to distribute 100 million masks nationwide. 

OU Boost
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Oakland University students, faculty and staff can now pre-order food and beverages on campus using Boost, a convenient and contactless mobile app available on iOS and Android devices.

Side by side headshots of Michael Hale Jr., CEO of Beyond Hashtags (left) and Tommy Brooks, Principal of Dove Academy (right)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Dove Academy of Detroit has partnered with Beyond Hashtags, an organization whose mission is to inspire, motivate, and change the lives of young men by equipping them with strong life skills through transparent leadership.

Julian Rrushi
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Julian RrushiJulian Rrushi has been awarded a Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to discover the physics of cyberspace, an emergent research area that could revolutionize the field of cybersecurity. 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Following a national search, Oakland University has selected Britt Rios-Ellis to serve as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost pending Board of Trustees approval. She will begin her appointment on January 4, 2021.

An image highlighting OUWB's 2020 Be The Match kickoff
Friday, October 09, 2020

COVID-19 remains a top health concern, but the need for bone marrow donors continues and Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine is doing its part to help.

Oakland University researchers acquire flow cytometry cell sorter with NSF grant
Friday, October 09, 2020

A grant from the National Science Foundation recently helped researchers at Oakland University acquire a flow cytometry cell sorter, a scientific instrument which will allow for hands-on collaborative research in the areas of amphibian biology, plant genomics, and stem cell biology.

An image of OUWB student Alice Hou talking about the VotER campaign
Thursday, October 08, 2020

Medical students from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine have joined a nationwide, student-led effort to promote voter registration in the weeks leading up to the November election.

Nu Omega Chapter
Wednesday, October 07, 2020

For the seventh consecutive year, Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science college students, has recognized Oakland University’s Nu Omega chapter with a Best Chapter Award. 

An image of OUWB student Kaliopi Agas in the anatomy lab
Monday, October 05, 2020

When COVID-19 effectively changed life in early 2020, OUWB’s anatomy faculty knew one thing: delaying anatomy for the incoming class of medical students — even for one semester — wasn’t an option.

OU  School of Nursing pathway makes completing a B.S.N. degree affordable, seamless for associate degree-prepared nurses
Friday, October 02, 2020

Nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) might question the possibility of completing their Bachelor’s Degree because of family obligations, hectic work schedules, and money being tight. Thanks to Oakland University’s new affordable, seamless pathway model for BSN degree completion, this opportunity has become a reality for many.

PI Academy 2020
Thursday, October 01, 2020

Oakland University’s PI Academy, which trains early-career faculty in the key aspects of becoming a nationally recognized researcher and scholar and then pairs them with prestigious scholars from across the nation, is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Honors College
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

For the first time in its history, Oakland University’s Honors College has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Kelly Dorner, director of OU’s Career Services, was selected to present at the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) virtual webinar this month about OU’s nationally recognized Career Ambassador Program. Dorner shared her expertise and details of OU’s renowned program through her talk entitled “Recruit, Train, & Evaluate Peer Career Educators.”

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