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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during March 2012.

Medical Main Street
The Oakland Press and reported on a Medical Main Street delegation that met with seven life sciences firms in Italy. The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine was part of the delegation, along with other community partners.

C&G News reported on several new programs started by the Macomb-OU business incubator, including the Lunch and Launch series and the Fireside Growth Story series. The Oakland Press reported on an INCubator loan awarded to Warren-based Coliant Corporation.

Automation Alley
The Oakland Press reported that Oakland University will partner with Automation Alley to help develop degree and certification programs in modeling simulation and visualization.

Community Engagement

Meadow Brook Hall
The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch, Curbed Detroit and The Times Herald reported on Oakland University's Meadow Brook mansion being designated a national historical landmark.

Meadow Brook Theatre
The Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch reported on Meadow Brook Theatre's upcoming season. The lineup includes four Michigan premieres among a variety of award-winning shows.

College Insider Tournament
The Oakland Press reported on the OU men's basketball team having earned a spot in the 2012 Postseason Tournament.

Nursing Camp
The Oakland Press reported on Camp RN@OU, a two-week pre-college summer program designed to educate youth about opportunities in the nursing field.

Worker Retraining
Kaiser Health News reported on Oakland University's efforts to retrain autoworkers in nursing.

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Virinder Moudgil
Dr. Virinder Moudgil, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, was featured in a C&G News article regarding the relocation of the Michigan Defense Center to the Velocity incubator in Sterling Heights.

Betty Youngblood
Betty Youngblood, associate vice president for Outreach and executive director of OU-Macomb was featured in an Oakland Press article regarding new degree programs to be offered at the Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens.

Julie Gustafson and Joan Carleton
Julie Gustafson, executive director of the Macomb-OU business incubator and marketing coordinator Joan Carleton each were quoted in a C&G News story regarding several new programs recently launched by the incubator.

Cheryl Marshall
Cheryl Marshall, managing director for Meadow Brook Theatre, was quoted in a Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch article regarding the theatre's upcoming season.

Elizabeth Putnam
Elizabeth Putnam, facility coordinator and event manager, was featured in a Detroit Free Press article regarding Oakland's hosting of early round games at the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Miles Brown
Miles Brown, director of the Jazz program at OU, was featured in a Detroit Free Press story regarding his musical endeavors and influences.

Jo Reger
Dr. Jo Reger, director of the women and gender studies program, was quoted in Journal Register News regarding the annual Women and Gender Studies Film Festival hosted by OU.

Richard Stamps and Mike Pytlik
Anthropology professor Dr. Richard Stamps and Mike Pytlik, a special lecture of archeology and Jewish studies, were featured in a Detroit Free Press article regarding an archeological dig in Israel.

Kerri Schuiling and Kristina Aaron
OU School of Nursing Dean Kerri Schuiling and Kristina Aaron, academic advisor, were each quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the Camp RN@OU summer program designed to educated youth on career opportunities in the nursing field.

Campus Events

Film Festival
The Oakland Press and Journal Register News reported on the annual film festival hosted by OU's Women and Gender Studies program. This year's event will screen the documentary film "Miss Representation" and also feature a panel discussion with various commentators.

Hammerle Lecture
The Oakland Press reported on the 2012 Hammerle Lecture at Oakland University. This year, American engineer and author Henry Petroski will discuss the role of failure in the process of successful design.

Environmental Talk
The Oakland Press reported on the upcoming talk from Peter Sinclair, environmentalist and creator of several videos on climate change.

Pinball Expo (Channel 7) reported on the 2012 Michigan Pinball Expo to be held in April on Oakland's campus.

Executive MBA
The Oakland Press reported on an information session for those interested in learning about Oakland University's Executive MBA program, which is designed to help business professionals become global leaders in the fields of health care management and information systems.

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Charlie Gross
OU alumnus Charlie Gross was featured in a Yankton (S.D.) Daily article regarding his plans to attend the Summit League Basketball Tournament in Sioux Falls. As one of a handful of OU alumni residing in South Dakota, Gross received a special invitation to come cheer on the Golden Grizzlies during the four-day event.

Alice Carleton
Alice Carleton, an OU student and employee, was featured in the Oakland Press regarding her efforts to raise awareness of domestic abuse. She is pursuing a master's degree in social work and has been recognized for outstanding work, including a short film she created on the topic of violence against women.

Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi
OU alumna Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi was featured in a Daily Sun (Nigeria) article regarding her successful career as a radio presenter. She graduated from OU with a degree in communication and a love for radio which developed when she worked at the campus radio station, 88.3 WXOU-FM.

Reggie Hamilton
OU Basketball star Reggie Hamilton was featured in the Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press after winning the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation's best player 6 feet or shorter.

Keith Benson
Former Oakland basketball standout Keith Benson was featured on after landing a contract with the NBA's Golden State Warriors.

A group of OU students and alumni – Rob Petrarch, Stephen Parker, John Smerczak and Patrick Hoenle – were featured in a Detroit News article regarding efforts to recruit more young people into the auto industry.

Student Engagement

New Degree Programs
The Oakland Press reported that OU will offer a Master of Public Administration program starting this fall. The program, to be offered at the Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens, will offer two types of master's degrees – one with an emphasis on court administration and another focusing on criminal justice.


Archaeological Dig
The Detroit Free Press reported on a weeklong archeological dig in Israel undertaken by OU faculty.

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