Breyanna Cavanaugh, Andrew Goldberg and Michelle Milstein
Friday, April 10, 2020

If you’re reading this, thank your rods and cones – the millions of nerve cells that absorb light and allow you to see. These photoreceptors live in your retina, at the back of your eye, and they have a very distinct shape – without which healthy vision is impossible. 

Lynda Poly-Droulard
Thursday, April 02, 2020

Lynda Poly-Droulard initially discarded the message congratulating her on her award, assuming it was spam. She received a follow up message from the SON Associate Dean informing her that she had indeed won the national award. 

Baxa Kemp and Cortes
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Three Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine professors have spent the last week developing a two-week course aimed at preparing medical students likely to soon be treating patients with COVID-19.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the nation and the world, people are taking special measures to protect their health – from frequent handwashing to social distancing to sheltering in place. These are all important steps to limit the spread of the virus and “flatten the curve.” 

Carl Leone
Monday, March 30, 2020

Carl Leone has been named head coach of the Oakland University esports program, Director of Athletics Steve Waterfield announced on Monday, March 30.

Babysitter and child
Friday, March 27, 2020

Medical students from Oakland University William Beaumont School are filling a unique need by babysitting children for Beaumont Health physicians, residents, and anyone else working extra hard in the battle against COVID-19.

Richard Olawoyin
Friday, March 27, 2020

Richard Olawoyin, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, has been appointed to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Inc.’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory Council (IDEAC). 

Online Learning
Friday, March 27, 2020

In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the health of the community, Oakland University has suspended face-to-face instruction through the end of the semester (April 25) and has transitioned to online learning instead.

Coronavirus information for the OUWB community
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz sent a comprehensive message to the OU community about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and its impact on the school.

OUWB and the New Normal
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Novel coronavirus COVID-19 may have much of American life on indefinite pause, but the training of next generation doctors continues at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

Distribution Center
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

While now is the time to take precautionary steps and practice the preventive measures recommended by the CDC and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” announcement, it is also a time for some in the Oakland University community to come together to meet the needs of the community. 

Dr. Sara Blumer-Schuette
Monday, March 23, 2020

Dr. Sara Blumer-Schuette, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University whose research could lead to a better understanding of how pathogens “set up shop” inside the human body, has been selected for an editorial spotlight in an upcoming issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM), a biweekly, peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Society for Microbiology.

Match Day 2020 - Main Image 2
Friday, March 20, 2020

Fourth-year medical students at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine received one of the most anticipated email of their lives today – a message containing details of where they will spend the next three to seven years.

Community outreach program pairs OU students with non-native speakers of English
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

For more than 20 years, the Linguistics Department at Oakland University, in cooperation with Hispanic Outreach Services in Pontiac, has offered an adult English as a Second Language (ESL) community outreach program taught by OU student teachers completing either a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or a graduate certificate in TESL. These TESL programs provide free English language classes to non-native speakers of English.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Three experts from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine say “flattening the curve” is key to slowing the current coronavirus outbreak and eventually restoring a sense of societal normalcy.

Kathleen Spencer
Monday, March 16, 2020

Kathleen Spencer, special instructor in Oakland University’s School of Nursing, has been named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2020 list of Notable Women in Health. Along with other honorees, Spencer is featured in a special section of Crain’s March 16 online and print issue. 

Wilson Collection Group
Friday, March 13, 2020

For the past 30 years, Rod and Susan Wilson have amassed an impressive collection of Rochester artifacts. 

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