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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during February 2010.

Medical School
The Associated Press, Detroit News and Free Press, Oakland Press, Crain's Detroit Business, Rochester Post WWJ 950 and Central Michigan Life reported on the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine having recently received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Crain's Detroit Business reported that the Macomb-Oakland University incubator is partnering with the owners of a former Ford Motor Co. day care center that is slated to become a business incubator.

Altair Engineering
Crain's Detroit Business reported on Oakland's plans to launch a new business intelligence and data mining certificate program developed in partnership with Altair Engineering Inc. 

Community Engagement


Men's Basketball
The Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press featured articles on the OU men's basketball team as the golden grizzles looked to clinch the Summit League title and earn a bid to the NCAA tournament.

Meadow Brook Hall
The Oakland Press featured an article touting Oakland University's Meadow Brook Hall as an excellent venue for wedding ceremonies.

Summer Registration
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland University's registration period for the upcoming summer session classes.

Exchange Students
The Oakland Press reported on a group of Oakland University exchange students who recently shared their experiences with students at a local elementary school. 

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Dr. Terri Orbuch
Dr. Terri Orbuch, professor of sociology, was featured in an Oakland Press article announcing the relationship expert's upcoming presentation at Jewish Vocational Services in Southfield.

Brenda Paine
Brenda Paine, assistant director of Career Services, was quoted in an Oakland Press article on the state's struggles to attract and retain college-educated workers. 

Campus Events

Homecoming Celebration
The Oakland Press reported on the second annual Come Home to OU homecoming celebration, a four-day event featuring a 5k/run walk, pep rally and basketball games.

Community Outlook Luncheon
The Rochester Post reported on the Community Outlook Luncheon sponsored by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce. Held on Oakland University's campus, the meeting featured insights from a group of civic and community leaders. 

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Juquatta Brewer
Junior psychology major and Honors College student Juquatta Brewer was featured in a Detroit News article investigating how graduates of Detroit Public Schools are faring in their college careers. 


Science and Technology Grants
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland University faculty members who recently secured more than $1.6 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation to establish the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The scholarships allow math and science professionals to enroll in the Master of Arts in teaching program with tuition and other expenses covered.

Student Engagement

Human Health Building
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland University's planned ground-breaking for a new Human Health Building. The 160,000-square-foot facility will house the university's School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences.

Nursing Certificate
The Oakland Press reported on the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate Program. The online program is aimed at preparing nurses to become clinical instructors and patient nurse education specialists. 
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