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Workshop brings Hollywood technology to students

Professional filmmakers Michael Manasseri and the Deka Brothers lead workshop on the RED Epic camera, a high-tech camera that's gaining popularity in Hollywood
Read more about the Cinema Studies workshop Explore OU's Cinema Studies program 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

FANUC America gives $500,000 in robotics equipment

Generous gift from a leading supplier of robotics automation provides students with cutting-edge technology in the fields of robotics and advanced manufacturing
In-kind donation of robots, software and 2D iRVision equipment benefits OU students 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 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

Medical student wins awards in 2 national competitions

Videos help medical students prep for MCATs and a Google Glass app eliminates distractions during surgery
Read more about Flo Doo's winning entries Learn about the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine


Mannequins mimic real-life patients

Oakland University's state-of-the-art simulation labs provide nursing students with a realistic clinical experience
Learn more about the nursing labs in the Human Health Building Discover all of OU's nursing programs


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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