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Oakland and the OPC
Once a week, a group of Oakland University students take over the kitchen at the Older Persons Commission (OPC) in Rochester to cook up food like vegetarian chili, polenta, apple cobbler, meringues and other tasty treats.
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Verdi in Pontiac
The Pontiac Oakland Symphony Orchestra and the Oakland University Symphony Chorus joined forces to present Verdi’s Requiem on April 9 at Orchestra Hall in Detroit, Mich. The program also included Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughn Williams.
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Belafonte headlines at Keeper of the Dream celebration
Six OU students received scholarships at the 17th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration on Jan. 21 for their efforts to contribute to interracial understanding. Keeper of the Dream Awards honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his achievements on behalf of civil rights.
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General Studies program renamed
Oakland University’s general studies program is now known as the Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS). The name change is intended to better represent the goals of the program ...
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OU, Beaumont plan stem cell conference
The first Midwestern Stem Cell Biology and Therapy conference was held May 9-11 at Oakland University and brought together scientists and clinicians from across the globe to share the latest advances in stem cell research.
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Helping students overcome Asperger’s
OU sophomore Sara Erbe sees herself as a guide of sorts. For the last two semesters, Erbe has been working as a peer transition consultant. She’s been helping students with Asperger
Syndrome (AS) have a more positive experience at Oakland.

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SAE Asian delegation visits OU
For the second year, Oakland University co-hosted a Michigan Chinese Academic and Professional Association (MCAPA) Asian delegation for a one-day symposium on April 15.
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On the campaign trail
A number of Oakland University students will be watching campaign commercials with a knowing eye this election year. David Dulio, associate professor of political science, introduced a new course last fall focusing on political television advertisements.
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Exploring the very small
Oakland University will explore all things miniscule Aug. 18 and 19 when it presents the 2008 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Conference.
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Professor gets NSF CAREER award
Oakland University Assistant Chemistry Professor Ferman Chavez has been selected to receive a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, designed to encourage and support the early career development activities of
promising teacher-scholars, comes with a $640,000 five-year research grant.

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Enrollment in MCC, OU partnership up
One of Oakland University’s partnerships with Macomb Community College, called Macomb 2 Oakland or M2O for short, saw a 43.2 percent increase in enrollment this winter over the previous semester.
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Brooksie Way Half Marathon comes to OU
Thousands of runners will enjoy OU’s scenic grounds this fall when the inaugural Brooksie Way Half Marathon comes to the university. Meadow Brook Hall will serve as the starting point and the finish line for the Oct. 5 event, which also will feature a 5K race/walk.
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SEHS, University of Botswana collaborate
Oakland’s School of Education and Human Services has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Botswana (UB) to further a collaboration between the schools that was launched in 2006. Their agreement provides for student and faculty exchanges, videoconferences and partnerships in research, scholarship, teaching and service.
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