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Drenching the dean

Taking advantage of a good cause and a viral sensation, Cinema Studies faculty test out iOgrapher equipment that students will use this fall
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Kevin Corcoran accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Explore OU's Cinema Studies program View all academic offerings in the College of Arts and Sciences

Business Administration

Embracing entry-level work takes alum to the top in just 6 years

The youngest senior account director for Jack Morton Worldwide's Detroit office makes the Crain's Detroit Business "Twenty in Their 20s" list
Hard work, dedication and education put marketing alum Erika Eraqi on fast track Explore OU's business programs Explore The Honors College at Oakland University

Education & Human Services

Teachable moments

“This is what all teachers need to prepare for their careers. This partnership can and will be the model for the future of schools.” — Mike Flanagan, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
OU education students gain a competitive advantage with the teaching environment in the Avondale/Oakland University Partnership Explore degree programs in the School of Education and Human Services

Engineering & Computer Science

Equipped for success

OU's award-winning Formula SAE team and Oakland Robotics Association will benefit from $30,000 gift from DENSO Foundation
Professional-grade manufacturing equipment will enhance the programs in OU's Department of Computer Science and Engineering Discover all of OU's engineering and computer science programs

Health Sciences

Dean reflects on 40 years with OU

Dean Hightower helped to shape the School of Health Sciences with innovative courses, prevention research, and expansion of resources and facilities
Looking back on a long career with Oakland, Dean Hightower looks forward to staying connected Explore Oakland University's health science programs

School of Medicine

Improving and Expanding

Recent renovation project more than doubles the medical library's size
Read more about the space in the lower level of Kresge Library Learn about the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine


Discovering the potential of a career in nursing

Nursing faculty give middle schoolers a hands-on look at a career in health care
The Oakland Press talks to participants in the School of Nursing's Camp RN Learn about all of OU's nursing programs


Impacts of "hardening" shorelines

Student's research finds that adding concrete or stone to shorelines can disrupt the surrounding ecosystem
Read more about Stacey Wensink's research Explore OU's Department of Biological Sciences Read more about research at Oakland University View all academic offerings in the College of Arts and Sciences

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