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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during February 2013.
Partnerships

Anton/Frankel Center
The Macomb Daily reported on a new program in information technology that will be offered at OU's satellite campus in Macomb County this fall.

Autism Center
The Oakland Press reported on a new partnership between Meadows School and OU's Center for Autism, Research, Education and Support. OUCARES will open a new location at the Rochester Hills-based school and bring its world-class resources and services to families affected by autism.

Macomb-OU INCubator
The Oakland Press reported on the Macomb-OU INCubator being chosen to administer the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Federal Matching Program with the goal of bringing in more research dollars and jobs while expanding DARPA's engagement in Michigan.

Inspired Faculty and Staff


Gary Russi
President Gary Russi was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to give public schools, universities and community colleges two percent more funding in the next school year. Dr. Russi was also quoted in the Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press and Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch regarding the recently approved $65 million campus improvement projects.

John Beaghan
John Beaghan, vice president of finance and administration, was quoted in Crain's Detroit Business regarding the recently approved $65 million campus improvement projects.

Louis Gallien
Louis Gallien, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, was quoted in the Detroit Free Press and MyFoxDetroit.com regarding the university's inaugural Autism Summit, an event focused on raising awareness of resources needed to assist individuals with autism and their families.

Jean Ann Miller
Jean Ann Miller, director of the Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the recently approved $65 million campus improvement projects.

Mary Beth Snyder
Mary Beth Snyder, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the recently approved $65 million campus improvement projects.

David Dulio
David Dulio, professor and chair in the Department of Political Science, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding a pair of former state lawmakers who convened at OU for a discussion of the "fiscal cliff" controversy.

Edward Haworth Hoeppner
Dr. Edward Haworth Hoeppner, professor of English, was featured in the Detroit News and Los Angeles Times after being named one of three finalists for the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

Louay Chamra
Louay Chamra, professor and dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, was quoted in the Macomb Daily regarding a new program in information technology that will be offered at OU's satellite campus in Macomb County this fall.

Betty Youngblood
Betty Youngblood, executive director of Oakland University-Macomb, was quoted in the Macomb Daily regarding the university's growing presence in Macomb County.

Lorenzo Smith
Lorenzo Smith, associate dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the school's annual Engineering and Computer Science Day.

Christopher Kobus
Christopher Kobus, professor of mechanical engineering, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the school's annual Engineering and Computer Science Day. Dr. Kobus also was featured on FoxDetroit.com after having solar panels installed on the roof of his Rochester home.

Robert Van Til
Robert Van Til, professor and chair in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was quoted in Oakland County Prosper regarding an SECS scholarship program that is helping aspiring engineers succeed.

Beckie Francis
OU women's basketball coach Beckie Francis was featured in the Detroit Free Press after winning the Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award for her work as an advocate for child sexual abuse victims.

Greg Kampe
OU men's basketball coach Greg Kampe was quoted in the Detroit Free Press regarding next season's schedule, which opens with games against national contenders North Carolina and UCLA. Kampe was also featured in the Oakland Press regarding his long coaching career, which recently tallied 500 wins.

Tracy Huth
Tracy Huth, director of athletics, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the university's hosting of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Elizabeth Putnam
Elizabeth Putnam, assistant athletic director for facilities and operations, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the university's hosting of the NCAA tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
 

Campus Events

Autism Summit
The Detroit Free Press and MyFoxDetroit.com reported on OU's inaugural Autism Summit, focused on raising awareness of resources needed to assist individuals with autism and their families.

Engineering and Computer Science Day
The Oakland Press reported on OU's Engineering and Computer Science Day. Hundreds of high school and precollege students and their families were invited to tour the university's research laboratories, view a variety of SECS project displays and learn how STEM skills can be applied to real-world problem-solving and innovation.

Jane Goodall
The Oakland Press reported on the upcoming campus lecture from Jane Goodall, world-renowned British primatologist and U.N. Messenger of Peace.

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Samantha Wolf
Student Congress President Samantha Wolf was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the recently approved $65 million campus improvement projects.

Benjamin Eveslage
Benjamin Eveslage, student liaison to the Board of Trustees, was quoted on ClickOnDetroit.com regarding the recently approved $65 million campus improvement projects.

Lindsay Beaver
Lindsay Beaver, sports editor of The Oakland Post, was featured in the Oakland Press after being named a finalist in Major League Baseball's Fan Cave contest.

Sean Varicalli
Sean Varicalli, station manager at WXOU, was quoted in the Oakland Press after the station was nominated for an mtvU Woodie Award for the top college radio station.

Student Engagement

Campus Projects
The Detroit News, Crain's Detroit Business, MetroModeMedia.com, Oakland County Prosper, C&G News, ClickOnDetroit.com and Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch reported on the $65 million campus improvement projects recently approved by the university's Board of Trustees.

Engineering Scholarships
Oakland County Prosper reported on a group of 16 students who received scholarships through the School of Engineering and Computer Science's Product Life Cycle Management Scholarship program.

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