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Cooley dedicates law library on OU campus
In a special ribbon-cutting ceremony held Nov. 3 on OU's campus, Cooley Law School and Oakland University dedicated the new Thomas M. Cooley Law Library, giving students access to more than 25,000 volumes and volume equivalents. The library, located in 216 O’Dowd Hall, holds all U.S. Supreme Court cases going back to the 1880s, federal court cases back to the 1960s, state cases back to the 1920s, all volumes of official reports of the Michigan Supreme Court since 1940, and standard secondary sources for legal research.
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Accolades for OU faculty
Two long-standing College of Arts and Sciences faculty members were named Distinguished Professors at the April 15 Founders’ Day festivities. Professor of English Robert Eberwein, who has taught at OU for 35 years, has a national reputation in film studies and has authored four books on the subject.
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Wilson Fund bestows $7 million for MBH
Oakland University has received a $7 million gift from the Matilda R. Wilson Fund, a charitable trust Matilda Dodge Wilson established in 1944, to help repair and restore Meadow Brook Hall. "Oakland University is thrilled by the Wilson Fund’s very generous gift," said Oakland University President Gary Russi.
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Upward Bound director receives honors
Geraldine Graham, director of the Project Upward Bound program at Oakland University, was recently awarded the Council of Opportunity in Education (COE) 2003 Board Chair Award, given to individuals who are committed to advancing equal educational opportunity and to promoting diversity in America’s colleges and universities. Graham was also inducted into the COE Hall of Fame.
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OUTAS program earns statewide recognition
The Oakland University Trustees Academic Success (OUTAS) program continues to be recognized as one of the most successful recruitment and student retention programs in the country. Recently, the Michigan Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers named OUTAS the Equal Educational Opportunities Committee (EEOC) Award Winning Program of the Year for 2003.
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OU to host star-studded Ryder Cup event
Tee it up with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment at the Ryder Cup Champions Invitational, an 18-hole scramble, Sept. 16, at OU’s Golf and Learning Center. The new Ryder Cup-sanctioned event will feature one celebrity from the sporting or entertainment world on each four-person team. Music legends, former NFL football players, Hall of Fame Major League Baseball players, NHL and NBA all-stars, and many more will swing their clubs for charity.
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South Beach Diet doctor speaks at OU
Arthur Agatston, MD, author of "The South Beach Diet," leads the keynote speakers at a three-day National Congress on Pre-Symptom Medicine June 4-6 at Oakland University. Presented by OU, Early Warning Healthcare Institute, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and Cardiology & Vascular Associates, the event brings together nationally recognized leaders in the emerging field of pre-symptom medicine to discuss the latest developments, with particular emphasis on heart disease (the nation’s leading killer of Americans) and colon cancer (the number two cancer killer of both men and women).
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OU programs in Macomb County
Oakland University’s commitment to providing a broader range of higher education to students and educators in Macomb County continues as OU and Macomb Community College announced in April the launch of a seamless transition for students from the first two years of MCC programs to completion of an Oakland University degree.
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MALS program launches annual trip abroad
Students in Oakland University’s new Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program traveled to London this winter with the program’s director, Professor Natalie Cole in conjunction with their Liberal Studies Colloquium on "Death and Dying in Literature, Culture and Film." The London trip is the first of a planned series of trips abroad designed to complement core courses in the curriculum.
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