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OU appoints new president

Following a national search, the Oakland University Board of Trustees has appointed George W. Hynd as the school’s new president. Hynd becomes the sixth president in the University's history, succeeding interim President Betty J. Youngblood.


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Art & Sciences

Landing the dream internship

Young alum goes to Switzerland for internship in world-renowned particle physics lab
Matthew Solt is pursuing his passion using a particle detector to identify various elements of the universe Explore OU's physics programs View all academic offerings in the College of Arts and Sciences

Business Administration

Generous gift supports business school’s international program

Each year, Frank Cardimen takes students abroad for a first-hand look at international business
The Stinson’s gift establishes the Frank Cardimen International Initiatives Fund to help students fund their experience Learn more about OU's business programs Explore more of OU's study abroad and study away programs

Education & Human Services

Teachers learn to be leaders

Program trains a new generation of teachers, skilled and committed to transforming schools into leading learning communities
Read more about the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership cohort program Explore degree programs in the School of Education and Human Services

Engineering & Computer Science

Partnership offers global perspective

“Most practicing engineers now work for global companies, so OU engineering students greatly benefit by working and socializing with students from other countries.” — Professor Gary Barber
This fall, 16 undergraduate and graduate students from Beijing Information Science and Technology University will study at Oakland University Discover all of OU's engineering and computer science programs

Health Sciences

Recent grad gets social with health expertise

Stephen Hooper finds success as a personal trainer, using social media and STACK.com to share fitness tips
Stephen creates strength training videos on techniques like hill sprints and plank pose Explore Oakland University's health science programs

School of Medicine

OUWB student assists in Beaumont Alzheimer’s research

Rachel Hunt, an M.D. candidate, finds evidence that radiation therapy can be correlated with improved memory functioning in Alzheimer's patients
Read more about Rachel's research and the OUWB capstone experienceLearn about the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Nursing

Training professionals to help protect children

Conference to educate front-line professionals on how to recognize, help victims of pediatric sexual assault
Program will offer practical skills and strategies to care for patients and victims Discover all of OU's nursing programs

Research

Most lies are told by a few prolific liars

“While the average number of lies told is one or two per day, my research found that those lies are not evenly distributed across the total population.” — Dr. Serota
A majority of lies are told by a small portion of the population, reveals research by Kim Serota, Ph.D., an Oakland University visiting professor of marketing. Read more research news Explore OU’s management and marketing program

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Oakland University is a world-class academic institution located on 1,443 acres of wooded hills and meadows in Rochester, Michigan. A vibrant academic community, Oakland University currently enrolls more than 20,000 students, boasts nearly 100,000 alumni, and delivers more than 260 degree and certificate programs. Oakland provides a distinct educational experience and state-of-the-art facilities, student services, classroom technologies, research labs, internships and research opportunities with corporate partners.

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enrolled students for fall 2013
139
bachelor's degree programs
125
doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs
19
percent increase in overall enrollment growth over the past decade
94k
more than 94,000 alumni with 73 percent living in Michigan
496
international students study at Oakland University
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58,000 square feet of campus devoted to research
$81m
OU endowments totaled more than $81 million as of June 2014
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acres of wooded hills and meadow make up OU's main campus
93
percent of faculty hold doctoral degrees
23
incoming freshmen average ACT score
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