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SHS Board of Advocacy and Resource Development
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences has brought together more than a dozen leaders in health to form a new Board of Advocacy and Resource Development (BOARD), which will help support academic, research and community engagement programs in interdisciplinary health sciences, clinical and diagnostic sciences, public and environmental wellness, and human movement science.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Omar Brown-El knows the challenges facing underrepresented students first-hand when it comes to getting into college, succeeding in the classroom and earning a degree. He grew up as an academically and economically challenged student in his hometown of Flint.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Oakland University was recently named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll, a national list that recognizes the top four-year colleges and universities creating dynamic pathways to support transfer students. 

Crystal VanKooten
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Oakland University’s popular Soundings Series will return on Wednesday, March 7 with a hands-on writing workshop led by three successful and publicly engaged OU faculty members who will be sharing tips and tricks for crafting Tweets, composing short pieces for blogs and creating soundbites about your work.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Upon recommendation by the Office of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James P. Lentini, and with support of President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, the Oakland University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the request to appoint Frank Giblin, Ph.D. and Terri L. Orbuch Ph.D. to the rank of Distinguished Professor at their formal February meeting. The appointments are effective August 15, 2018.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Oakland University again ranks among the safest college campuses in the nation according to The National Council for Home Safety and Security. It’s 2018 list of Safest College Campuses in America ranks Oakland second, behind only Brigham Young University, Rexburg, Idaho.

Dr. Jonathan Silberman and Tom Kuslits seated at a table in front of a sign that reads Economic Data Center
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Economics professor Jonathan Silberman, Ph.D., is banking on opening more eyes to Michigan’s fertile business landscape.

Headshot of Sandra LaBlance
Thursday, February 08, 2018

After a nationwide search, we are pleased to announce that Sandra S. LaBlance, Ph.D., will be the new Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine where she will be responsible for the programming that supports the vast and varied educational experiences that impact OUWB medical students.

Xavier Davis, Regina Carter
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Renowned jazz artists Regina Carter and Xavier Davis will present an evening of Valentine’s Day-inspired tunes beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

A partnership between the Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Memorial and Museum of Poland has brought a three-ton exhibit of concentration camp artwork to Oakland University for display in the Heritage Room of the Oakland Center between Feb. 5 and Feb. 22.

OU Lactation Room
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

In an ongoing effort to meet the changing needs of students, faculty and staff, Oakland University now offers three private lactation rooms for nursing mothers who are looking for a safe space on campus to pump or feed their child, whether it’s by bottle or breast.

OU Veterans
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Oakland University’s Office of Veterans Support Services is now offering an online training program to help faculty and staff better understand and assist student veterans on campus. 

Monday, February 05, 2018

Whether a person is considering running for office in 2018, serving as a campaign manager for someone who is running, or just wants to learn more about the process, Oakland University is now offering a six-week, non-credit Political Campaign Bootcamp course that will help class participants gain a better understanding of the basics of campaign strategy, tactics and techniques.

Kevin Pratt, M B A '14, standing on a stairway in an office building
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Not many investor analysts can boast of an undergraduate degree in zoology. For Kevin Pratt, MBA ’14, though, the leap from endangered amphibians to the world of finance was a positive one, thanks to the MBA program at the OU School of Business Administration.

Young Artists OSO
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Four of Oakland University’s most promising music students will perform with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO) during the 21st Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert, which takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 in Varner Recital Hall on OU’s campus.

Ranadeb Chaudhuri, Ph.D. gesturing with his hands
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The asset management industry directs the investment of $71 trillion worldwide. By 2020, managing other people’s money is projected to become a $100-trillion business. But who is managing the managers?

Jae Hyeung Kang, Ph.D. seated in front of a window
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Leadership determines a company’s success and employee satisfaction. But which style of leadership is most effective for entrepreneurial startups?

Ziaodong Deng, Ph.D., in a doctor's office
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

More than 133 million Americans are affected by chronic disease, a number that is expected to reach close to 160 million by 2020, according to the National Health Council.

Ravi Parameswaran, Ph.D. leaning against a railing at the top of a stairway
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Once the domain of a company’s production/operations department, environmental awareness has steadily expanded to include functions across the entire organization. Over the last three decades, Earth-friendly actions have evolved from recycling and sourcing materials that use recycled content to incorporating sustainability considerations into products and services.

Jennifer Lucarelli
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Jennifer Lucarelli, associate professor and chair of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program at Oakland University, has been named to the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. The initiative honors exceptional individuals under the age of 40 who excel in their field and improve the quality of life in Oakland County. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

An initiative by the Division of Student Affairs and Diversity is to offer all faculty, staff and students a chance to sign and pledge to do their part to make Oakland University a more inclusive environment and promise to stand up to bullying.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Oakland University students are invited to ask questions and talk with President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from Noon -1 p.m. in the Gold Rooms of the Oakland Center.

Friday, January 26, 2018

The 2018 Meadow Brook Lecture in International Affairs brings keynote speaker Clifford Bob, Ph.D., J.D., professor and chair of political science at Duquesne University to Oakland’s campus on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. His talk will take place at historic Meadow Brook Hall in the ballroom.

Hispanic Outreach Services mentors helping students with homework in a classroom
Thursday, January 25, 2018

To conclude their semester in the OUWB-Hispanic Outreach Services Mentoring Program (HOS), the children at the community center performed skits, songs, poems and more about various health-related topics, ranging from personal hygiene to smoking to showcase the lessons that they learned from their OUWB mentors.

Bruce Logan
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Oakland University will welcome 30 prestigious scholars to campus this year as part of a new PI Academy mentoring program that pairs OU junior faculty with top professors from universities across the nation.

Barbara Oakley
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Oakland University’s popular Soundings Series will welcome Dr. Barbara Oakley, a best-selling author and co-creator of “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular online course, as a special guest speaker from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.24 in 242 Elliott Hall.

Disturbing the Peace
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Those interested in learning more about the hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians – and the hopes for peace – are invited to a free screening of the award-winning documentary film Disturbing the Peace. The film chronicles the conflict through the eyes of grassroots peace activists who were once enemy combatants entrenched in the fighting. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education program is partnering with Kaplan Test Prep to provide a research-based, comprehensive approach for preparing students to take the ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and more.

School for Scandal
Friday, January 19, 2018

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present The School for Scandal, a comedic tale of gossip, deceit, and the perils of social media, from Thursday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall on the OU campus.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Oak View Hall will become a dedicated Honors College facility on Oakland University’s main campus beginning with the Fall 2018 semester, according to Director of University Housing James Zentmeyer and Honors College Dean Graeme Harper, Ph.D., DCA.

Aeolus Quartet
Friday, January 12, 2018

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit will introduce a new weekend-long chamber music festival, WinterFest, at Varner Recital Hall on the Oakland University campus from Jan. 19 - 21. 

Take Root
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Take Root, a contemporary dance company-in-residence at Oakland University, will host a series of creative movement classes for pre-K children from Jan. 16-18 at the Baldwin Center and Oakland Family Services in Pontiac, Mich.

Ecuador Group
Thursday, January 11, 2018

A group of OU students spent 10 days in Ecuador for a tropical field ecology class over holiday recess.Abigail Foster, a Brighton native and self-professed homebody, recently broadened her horizons when she took part in a tropical field ecology class more than 3,000 miles away from home. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Following a successful tenure as Oakland University’s Director of Athletics, Jeff Konya was introduced today as the new Director of Athletics and Recreation at Northeastern University, in Boston.

aerial of OU campus
Monday, January 08, 2018

According to Oakland Center director Chris Reed, the Oakland Center is back open and running following a water main break over the weekend.One note of interest: Au Bon Pain is open, but has been re-located from its normal location to the area across the hall for the time being (former Grizz Express location).

Oakland campus
Friday, January 05, 2018

Two OUWB graduates, Dr. Chris Jaeger and Dr. Laurie Bossory, both currently working their residencies at The Ohio State University Wexner School of Medicine, received annual housestaff awards celebrating their collegiality and humanistic spirit.

Mobilization Zone
Friday, January 05, 2018

The Mobilization Zone (MZ) of Oakland University’s Research Office offers several opportunities for local, high-tech startup companies, including two programs sponsored by the Michigan Corporate Relations Network — the Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) and the Small Company Internship Award (SCIA) program.

classroom with large yellow paper covered in notes on the walls
Thursday, January 04, 2018

The Pawley Lean Institute supports Continuous Improvement projects within Oakland University.  These Lean projects provide additional exposure to Oakland University working teams to reduce waste, improve process, as well as improve the student experience.

Keeper of the Dream Group
Thursday, January 04, 2018

For helping break down stereotypes and promote racial and cultural understanding, seven students will be recognized during Oakland University’s 26th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms on OU’s campus. 

Voice Day 2018
Thursday, January 04, 2018

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will welcome laryngologist and singing voice specialist Dr. Adam Rubin, author of The Vocal Pitstop, as the special guest speaker during OU’s annual “Voice Day” event, which will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 in Varner Recital Hall.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

For the 16th consecutive year, nursing has been ranked number one by the Gallup Poll as the most honest and ethical profession.

Marcus; Or The Secret of Sweet
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Send-off performance scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 6 in Varner Studio Theatre The Oakland University Department of Theatre’s production of Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet has been invited to perform at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which takes place January 9-14 in Indianapolis.

Imagining Rochester Book Cover
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A collaboration between two cities an ocean away from each other recently resulted in the publication of a book with contributions from students at Oakland University and West Middle School in Rochester Hills.

'Soul Food' Soundings Series
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

For nearly a year, the founders of the Soul Food concert series — Mark Stone, associate professor of music at Oakland University, and Dwayne Anthony, community relations specialist and arts commissioner for the city of Pontiac — have been bringing their message of peace and unity through music to the Oakland County community.

Sigma Xi Excellence Award
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Oakland University chapter of Sigma Xi recently achieved a third place ranking after competing with more than 500 chapters in the United States and abroad for the Sigma Xi Chapter Excellence Award, which is presented to chapters that have demonstrated exceptional innovation and quality in their overall annual programming. 

'Martha' Opera
Monday, December 18, 2017

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Martha, a romantic comedy opera by Friedrich von Flotow, on Jan. 9, 11, 13 and 14 in Varner Recital Hall.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Updated information for final exam rescheduling:Oakland University has rescheduled finals exams originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon and evening to take place in the same locations and at the same times on Monday, Dec. 18.

Brant Ford
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Brant Ford, a freshman saxophone performance major at Oakland University, was recently named a 2018 Honorable Mention award winner in Classical Saxophone by the National YoungArts Foundation.

Dove Academy health and fitness programs girls on the run event
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dove Academy of Detroit (Dove) participated in the YMCA Girls on the Run 5K, a support program for female students.

Leslie Cunningham holding her diploma outdoors at Oakland University
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Oakland University (OU) Office of Public School Academies (PSA) Renewable College Scholarship began as an incentive for qualifying high school seniors who attend an OU chartered academy and matriculate to Oakland University for their undergraduate studies. 

Caniff Liberty Basketball Team group photo on left, in action during a game on the right
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Caniff Liberty Academy Middle School’s United League Basketball Team took on Oakland International Academy during the Court of Dreams Tournament at the new Little Caesar’s Arena on Monday, November 20.

Kourtney Rouser and Kennay Carpenter
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

OU freshman Kennay Carpenter set her sights on college in seventh grade as a member of Oakland University’s chapter of the Michigan GEAR UP program.

Headshot of Cynthia Ledford
Monday, December 11, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Ledford will join OUWB in February 2018 as the new Associate Dean of Undergraduate Clinical Education for which she will be responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of the undergraduate clinical component of the OUWB curriculum.

OUCU Check Presentation
Monday, December 11, 2017

Oakland University Credit Union President & CEO April M. Clobes announced at the Oakland University Board of Trustees meeting today her organization’s plan to donate $1M over the next five years. The gift will provide financial support to Oakland University students participating in study abroad and international educational opportunities. 

Friday, December 08, 2017

The Kresge Library has plans in place for December 11-13 to help students deal with the stresses of final exams and pay off any fines they may have accumulated during the semester. 

Autism HDCS
Friday, December 08, 2017

A partnership between Oakland University’s Department of Human Development and Child Studies (HDCS), the Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES), and the Pontiac School District is helping students living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder learn how to socialize, communicate and develop the skills needed for future work environments.

From left to right: David Tindall, Dean Jon Margerum-Leys, Lori Doughty, Senator Marty Knollenberg, Representative Michael Webber, Dennis Wade, Robert Van Til, Bill Edwards
Thursday, December 07, 2017

AT&T presented a $10,000 contribution to Oakland University on Friday, December 1 in support of the University’s Industrial Systems and Engineering (ISE) workshop – an outreach program offered by the ISE department and the Pawley Lean Institute at Oakland University designed to introduce ISE as a field of study to high school students from both a college and career perspective.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Oakland University’s School of Nursing has earned a 10-year full accreditation for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program and its Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia Certificate.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Oakland University’s (OU) Research Office and the School of Business Administration (SBA) have recently launched the Ideas 2 Business (I2B) program, a real-world, project-based experience connecting students with local businesses.

Pontiac Bike Lanes
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Construction crews put the finishing touches on Saginaw Street, north of the downtown, to define on-street bike lanes. The nearly mile-long bike lane is the first of its kind in the City of Pontiac, allowing for bikes and cars to safely share the road. 

Monday, December 04, 2017

Oakland University, and food service partner Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, have been notified by peta2, that the school has earned an “A” letter grade on the group’s fall 2017 Vegan Report Card.

Macomb Food Drive
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Back on November 18, more than 275 Oakland University students, staff and alumni participated in the Macomb County Santa Parade, an event that also marked the start of the group’s annual food drive to support the Macomb Food Program. The drive got off to an auspicious start with more than 800 pounds of food donated on the first day. 

group of medicine and opera students with Professor Amy DeBaets
Thursday, November 30, 2017

In 2015, Dean Folberg and David DiChiera, founder of the Michigan Opera Theater (MOT), brought cast members of The Passenger, an opera in rotation at MOT, to OUWB for a scaled down miniature-performance. At the time, they were unaware that this performance would spark a long-lasting partnership between MOT and OUWB and an innovative new course for OUWB students.

Kimmy Romstad & Emily Coleman
Thursday, November 30, 2017

From the classroom to the Magic Kingdom, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Oakland University is empowering students to pursue their passions.

Social Work Stock Photo
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

As Oakland University’s social work program marks 10 years in existence, a new report from ranks the program as the second-best of its kind in Michigan. 

Chinelo Amen-Ra
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Renowned drummer Chinelo Amen-Ra will join Oakland University’s Akwaaba African Ensemble, Ngoma World Percussion Ensemble and Pan-Jumbies Steel Band to present the annual fall World Music Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 in Varner Recital Hall.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

On Saturday, November 18, a total of 25 teams from 17 universities from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin competed in the Upper Midwest Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl event held at Oakland University. 

Caitlin Demsky, Ph.D. in a red jacket in an office
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Workplace aggression, whether physical or psychological, is making employees stressed, sick and unhappy. It’s also spilling over into personal lives, creating work-family conflicts.

Brake EMBL
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Oakland University students Alex Johnston and Marisa Brake, who work with Randal Westrick, Ph.D., in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently travelled over 4,000 miles to Heidelberg, Germany to attend a conference on mammalian genetics and genomics hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

Fall Showcase
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Oakland Dance Theatre and OU Repertory Dance Company will present their annual fall showcase from Thursday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, Dec. 2 in Varner Recital Hall at Oakland University.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bill Singleton, assistant director for Facilities, and Marie VanBuskirk, assistant director of Leadership and Engagement from Oakland’s University Recreation and Well-Being department were both honored at the recent Michigan Intramural Recreational Sports Association (MIRSA) state conference held in East Lansing.

Oakland campus
Friday, November 17, 2017

Virtual reality goggles were introduced to the consumer market in 2016, meaning that their alternate uses – aside from entertainment – have yet to be explored in-depth. This summer, Justin Yuan, the current president of the OUWB Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG) and chair-elect of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Medical Student Component, participated in a research fellowship through the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research.

Lake Erie International Model UN Conference
Friday, November 17, 2017

For the third consecutive year, Oakland University emerged as the top team at the Lake Erie Model United Nations Conference. Eight schools competed at the event, which took place November 9-12 in Huron, Ohio. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Oakland University’s Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost James P. Lentini and representatives of the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Michigan Education Excellence Foundation have formally signed an agreement that will make the university a full partner in the Detroit Promise scholarship program.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Oakland University’s School of Nursing continues to applaud the advancement of the nursing profession with its 30th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence® celebration.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Student Financial Services office at Oakland University is normally open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, to help students as they pay their winter student account charges, there will be extended office hours prior to the holiday break and immediately after.

Small Company Internship Award Program
Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Small Company Internship Award (SCIA) Program is giving Oakland University students a new way to connect with innovative Michigan businesses seeking interns to work on projects that are both beneficial to the company and academically relevant to the student.

Gabriele Bigoni with Assistant Professor, Dr. Luis Villa-Diaz in a lab
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Gabriele Bigoni is a Ph.D. candidate in Biochemistry Sciences, with a specialization in molecular biology from University National Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM)/National Institute of Cancerology (INCAN)-Mexico City, Mexico and a visiting doctoral research scholar in the Biological Sciences Department at Oakland University (OU).

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 Thursday, Nov. 16 marks the Great American Smokeout, a time when smokers are encouraged to try quitting for the day with the goal of quitting forever.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Meadow Brook Hall’s 46th annual Holiday Walk runs November 24- December 23.  

Soundings Series: Ali Woerner
Thursday, November 09, 2017

Oakland University’s popular Soundings Series, which features examples of faculty successfully taking their research out of the classroom and using it to make a positive difference in the world, will return on Monday, Nov. 27 with a special presentation by Ali Woerner, associate professor of dance and co-founder of “Take Root,” a contemporary dance company-in-residence at OU.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

As Oakland University focuses on keeping students on a firm path to graduation, recent data from the university’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) shows that Oakland’s four- and five-year graduation rates have reached new records and the 2016 entering class boasts the highest percentage of students who are “on track,” to graduate. 

Friday, November 03, 2017

Oakland University’s School of Business Administration is among the nation’s best business schools, according to The Princeton Review.

Friday, November 03, 2017

The Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl is one of 11 regional competitions where hundreds of students and teams from across the United States and Canada compete for a chance to be one of 36 teams to participate in the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl to be held in March 2018.

Spencer Kelly
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

When 16-year-old Spencer Kelly’s bicycle was stolen last year, his father bought him a replacement – with one caveat. He had to find a way to pay back the money. Fueled by his entrepreneurial spirit, Kelly started a journey to founding his own retail soap business, aptly named The Expedition Soap Company. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Oakland University Alumni Association recently added to its Prominent Alumni list, which spotlights individuals who’ve reached the pinnacle of their careers or attained positions of influence or high visibility. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oakland University is seeking students, faculty, staff and friends of the university to walk and hand out candy at the 42nd Annual Macomb County Santa Parade on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Theatre Department of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University will present “Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet” the final installment of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s brilliant trilogy “The Brother/Sister Plays” from Nov. 9 through Nov. 19 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall.

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society inductees in Meadow Brook Hall
Monday, October 30, 2017

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 16 M4 students participated in their induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a society recognizing students, alumni and faculty who dedicate themselves to the medical profession.

Entryway that states Star International Academies, Home of the Falcons
Monday, October 30, 2017

PSA Executive Director, Judeen Bartos, joined with friends, family, and Star International Academy staff to honor the memory of Mohammed Wutwut by retiring his No. 79 football jersey during the annual Family Engagement Parade on September 21.

Research Town Hall
Monday, October 30, 2017

The Research Office at Oakland University will host its first Research, Innovation and Engagement Town Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Banquet Room B at the Oakland Center.

Adam LeRoy and Shawna Boomgaard
Thursday, October 26, 2017

OU/PSA’s Shawna Boomgaard, Manager of Academic Accountability, and Adam LeRoy, Administrative Coordinator for Special Services, hosted a training with Amy Walter from Northwest Education Association (NWEA) on Friday, September 29, at the Management Education Center in Troy.

Headshot of Karen Lloyd
Thursday, October 26, 2017

PSA Associate Director, Karen Lloyd, facilitated two New Board Member Orientations attended by 11 Public School Academy Board Members at The Office Coffee Shop in Royal Oak.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The public relations professional works hard to get positive messages into the public arena through traditional and social media methods. This field requires resourceful and creative communicators who overcome increasingly crowded airwaves with impactful stories that help promote their clients’ objectives. It is also a profession expected to grow in the next several years.

Breaking Down Barriers
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Oakland University is hosting a community event, “Breaking Down Barriers to Employment,” which features a resource fair, presentations, breakout sessions and resume critiquing designed to help participants overcome obstacles to employment. 

Dave Coulier
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Actor, comedian and Michigan native Dave Coulier – perhaps best known for portraying Joey Gladstone or “Uncle Joey” for eight seasons on the hit ABC television series, Full House — will perform a family-friendly comedy show and share stories about his life and career when he visits Oakland University on Monday, Nov. 6.

Oakland Symphony Orchestra Concert II 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO), Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence, will present the second concert of its 2017-18 performance season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 in Varner Recital Hall.

James Isabirye Uganda Music
Monday, October 23, 2017

Using the seeds of a nearly extinct gourd, Oakland University graduate student James Isabirye is helping the people of Uganda rediscover their musical roots by reintroducing instruments, songs and traditions that were almost lost forever following decades of conflict and political upheaval.

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Benefits and Wellness Fair returns to the Oakland University Recreation Center at 569 Pioneer Drive on campus Wednesday, Nov. 1. It is schedule to run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Open laptop with the Dailyfuel website on the screen
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Get a daily dose of inspiration and help Oakland University's School of Business students raise $50,000 to support student organizations and programs.

Ed Gordon
Thursday, October 19, 2017

For its annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration, Oakland University will welcome award-winning journalist and broadcaster Ed Gordon to campus on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 15, 2018. 

OU Burke Lecture Series - Charles W. Mills
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

As part of its Richard J. Burke Lecture Series in Philosophy, Religion and Society, Oakland University will host a discussion on “Christianity and Racism” with Dr. Charles W. Mills from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Banquet Rooms A and B in the Oakland Center.

Wesley Brown
Monday, October 16, 2017

Looking back on his four years at Oakland University, Wesley Brown remembers the rigors of life as a student athlete. 

Regina Carter
Monday, October 16, 2017

Oakland University’s artist-in-residence, renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter (BA ’85) and “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” Thornetta Davis will join the OU Jazz Band to present “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Stuff Smith” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Varner Recital Hall.

Friday, October 13, 2017

This year’s President’s Colloquium is entitled The High Price of Cheap Gasoline and will be presented by Matthew Fails, Ph.D., an associate professor of Political Science.

Friday, October 13, 2017

E​astern medicine is known for its rich tradition in complementary and holistic treatment options. And, from May 9-31, 2018, a select group of Oakland University students will have the opportunity to learn more about the health benefits of these techniques thanks to a newly-created study abroad opportunity. Nursing Research in China will include a three-week excursion to Shiyan and Beijing, China.

Britt Rusert
Friday, October 13, 2017

A group of Honors College students gathered in Oak View Hall this week for a visit from Britt Rusert, assistant Professor in the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s Central Region Conference is scheduled for October 18-20 in Detroit.

History Comes Alive 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Oakland University’s popular “History Comes Alive” lecture series, which continues on Wednesday, Oct. 18, kicked off last month with a special presentation on “The Underground Railroad: Legend vs. History” by De Witt S. Dykes, Jr., Ph.D., an associate professor with OU’s Department of History.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Oakland University for its business programs on its recently released list of Best Colleges for 2018.

Honors College AR-VR Event
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Oakland University’s Honors College announced the creation of an Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Lab at a recent event featuring leaders from industry and OU. 

OU Kresge Library MakerSpace
Friday, October 06, 2017

In an ongoing effort to encourage students to create, connect and inspire, Oakland University’s Kresge Library recently opened a new makerspace, complete with a 3D printer and other state-of-the-art technology.

Keeper of the Dream
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Applications are being accepted for Oakland University’s 2018 Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards. 

Laureen Berti
Thursday, October 05, 2017

When a multinational company sends employees to work in other countries, the labyrinth of rules and regulations can be difficult to navigate. Laureen Berti, a graduate of Oakland University’s paralegal certificate program, helps companies tackle this challenge with confidence.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Jim Smith, president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and Dr. Darryl Hill, past president of the ASSE, visited Oakland University on Thursday, Oct. 5 to recognize the university’s Environmental Health & Safety Program, and to present awards to EHS alumni Mary Asher and Erika Cleary, who were recognized for outstanding undergraduate research.

President Pescovitz
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

This academic year is a special one for Oakland University senior Abby Majestic. It’s the first year that the 21-year-old Honors College student and English major won’t have to take out loans to pay for her education. 

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

As part of its annual Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oakland University will recognize alumni and friends who have achieved success in business, community services, volunteerism and other areas on Friday, Oct. 13 at the 23rd annual Alumni Awards Banquet. 

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

This year, Oakland University students, faculty and staff were invited to take part in the 2017 OU Climate Survey in order to measure University-wide perceptions of diversity, inclusiveness, cooperation, respect, accessibility and support.

OU Homecoming 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017

Oakland University’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, a two-day celebration featuring a variety of family-friendly activities, will kick off at noon on Friday, Oct. 13 with a special event honoring the 134th birthday of OU’s founder, Matilda Dodge Wilson.

BeWitched and BeDazzled
Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Meadow Brook Theatre Guild will present its second annual fundraising event, BeWitched & BeDazzled on Thursday, Oct. 19.  

Soundings Series
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Scholars who are searching for ways to effectively market their own research, ideas and conversations to a broader community will want to plan on attending “Social Media Strategies for Scholars,” an upcoming “Soundings Series” event at Oakland University.

Donna Free in a white sweater, smiling, teaching a class
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Donna Free has been an educator for nearly three decades. In the classroom, her instruction is guided by her experiences working in public accounting, and a desire to give her students the same kind of supportive learning environment she experienced as an accounting student. 

David McKissock
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This week, students in Oakland University’s Honors College freshman colloquium were treated to a visit from David McKissock, who shared experiences from his more than 30-year career as an engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 

Tawain Week
Monday, September 25, 2017

Lectures, discussions, workshops and movie screenings are all part of Oakland University’s upcoming Taiwan Week, which takes place from September 29 through October 6. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Take a trip back in time to the “Roaring Twenties” as Oakland University’s Theatre Department opens its season with Bullets Over Broadway the Musical, written by Woody Allen, based on the screenplay for the film Bullets Over Broadway by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Michigan Dance Council (MDC) and Oakland University will co-host the Michigan Dance Festival at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  

Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive
Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine will be hosting its 6th Annual Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 and Oct. 4 at the Kresge Library, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the OU Recreation Center.

Voter Registration
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September is National Voter Registration Month and a new report on the voting rates of college students found that Oakland University students vote at a higher rate than the national average. 

Campus Aerial
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

As the University manages major growth projects such as construction of the new southern student housing facility, renovation of the Oakland Center and expansion of parking lots, administrators and facilities and grounds personnel are maintaining a strong commitment to protect the environmental health, quality and beauty of OU's 1,443-acre campus. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Oakland University is partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other schools to compete in the 2017 Campus Flu Vaccination Battle. The purpose of the challenge is to increase flu vaccination rates among all Michiganders.

OU Veterans
Monday, September 18, 2017

For the second straight year, Oakland University was awarded the highest possible ranking for veteran-friendliness by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. The organization recently published its 2017-2018 list of Veteran Friendly Schools, which recognizes institutions of higher learning for dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits. 

OU Networking Reception
Friday, September 15, 2017

Oakland University and the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), in partnership with Main Street Oakland County, will host a networking reception from 8-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the Oakland Room at the Oakland Center.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Oakland University School of Nursing was one of two schools in Michigan and one of just 50 schools nationally to receive funding in support of their White Coat ceremony this year.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oakland University’s Tutoring Center was recently recognized as a Certified Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

Dr. Lal & Dr. Madlambayan maize cancer research
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The genetic information in a kernel of corn could be a key to better understanding how normal cells become cancerous in humans, according to a recent collaborative study conducted by researchers from Oakland University and the University of Florida.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development has added a hurricane fundraiser in support of the Red Cross as part of this year’s Student Activity Fee Advisory Council Open House. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the mall area between North and South Foundation Halls.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Flagstar Bank and the Southeastern Michigan Economic Data Center (SEMEDC), a unit of Oakland University’s business school, have teamed up to expand SEMEDC’s analysis of key economic trends and bring its insights to a broader audience.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Students, faculty, staff and visitors returning to campus for the fall 2017 term are doing so with the advantage of numerous safety and convenience improvements to University infrastructure.

Soundings Series w/ Dr. Terri Orbuch
Friday, September 08, 2017

The Research Office is inviting all Oakland University community members, as well as the general public, to attend “Being a Public Scholar: What’s Love Got to Do with It?” an upcoming “Soundings Series” event featuring Sociology Professor Terri Orbuch, also known as “The Love Doctor.”

Nukes and Your Future
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Oakland University will host “Nukes and Your Future,” a student and community forum that will examine the threats posed by nuclear weapons in today’s world, from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Room 1050 of the Human Health Building.

Israel Dig
Thursday, September 07, 2017

What can you learn from scouring the ruins of an ancient civilization? 

Headshot of Elise Eden in a blue shirt in front of a brick background
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Elise Eden (BM ‘16) is beginning the second year of her MM in vocal performance at the University of Michigan, and she’s doing it in style. She will sing the lead role of Millicent Jordan in the fall opera, Dinner at Eight, based on the 1933 movie, which has only been produced once before.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) and partners at Oakland County and Oakland County Parks and Recreation, have been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).The national awards program honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.

Honors College Convocation
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

For the fifth straight year, Oakland University’s Honors College has a record number of freshmen joining its ranks. 

Welcome Week 2017
Friday, September 01, 2017

Oakland University will kick off its “Welcome Week” celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with a variety of activities and events planned for new and returning students.

Chelsea Criger standing in an open doorway next to a wall covered in her art work in Iceland
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Chelsea Criger, a theatre design and technology major who will be a senior in the fall, spent two months of the summer as artist in residence at the Fish Factory Art Center in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland.

Road March to End Hunger
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Student Veterans of Oakland University is hosting its third annual Road March to End Hunger on Friday, Sept. 8. The event, which takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on OU’s Rochester campus, encourages the OU community and public to donate food and other items to help local veterans who are homeless. 

OUPD R.A.D Classes
Thursday, August 31, 2017

One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Just in time for the Fall semester, rooms 164, 166 and 168 in South Foundation Hall have been remodeled to offer the latest in learning technology for Department of Modern Languages & Literatures students.

Nu Omega
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year – and sixth of the last seven years – the national political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA) has recognized its Oakland University chapter, Nu Omega, with a Best Chapter Award. 

Greece Study Abroad Group
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

This summer, 13 Oakland University student journalists traveled to Greece to chronicle the plight of more than 60,000 refugees who’ve fled their homelands in search of a life free from violence and oppression. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation has awarded $35,000 to professors Lan Yao, Ph.D., R.N. and Suha Kridli, Ph.D., R.N. from the Oakland University School of Nursing to develop a Tai Chi program to help prevent falls in the Arab-American elderly population.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

OU graduate student Aja Johnson was recently selected to serve as this year’s AmeriCorps VISTA for the university.

Dr. Randal Westrick
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dr. Randal Westrick, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, is using a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and a $150,000 grant from American Heart Association to help identify genes that decrease susceptibility to blood clotting in mice, and to explore whether those genes could one day lead to therapies designed to prevent life-threatening blood clots in human beings.

OU ranked #1 LGBTQ campus
Friday, August 18, 2017

Oakland University has been ranked as the most LGBTQ-friendly campus in the state of Michigan by the Campus Pride Index, which rates both colleges and universities using a five-star system. 

World Without Ice art installation
Thursday, August 17, 2017

“World Without Ice,” a thought-provoking multimedia art installation focusing on Earth’s changing climate, will be open for public viewing between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 9 at Oakland University’s Varner Lab Theatre.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sheldon R. Gordon, Ph.D., a professor in the department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a $15,000 Eye and Vision Research grant by Eversight, a global nonprofit network of eye banks. The grant was awarded in support of his work in the area of corneal research.

celebration series dancer gray shirt floral skirt
Friday, August 11, 2017

The 2017–18 performance season is our first as Oakland University’s newly established School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD). “The creation of the school acknowledges the continual growth of our programs in stature, reputation and the level of influence in the region, state, nation and beyond,” said Jackie Wiggins, director of SMTD. “We have designated this our SMTD celebration year and we invite you to join the celebration.”

Jamal Aliah lecture
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Jamal Aliah, director of Intelligence Matters, LLC., will present a hands-on lecture on the legal and cultural issues surrounding interactions between the Arab-American community and first responders on Monday, Sept. 11 at Oakland University.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

With a unanimous vote, the Oakland University Board of Trustees re-elected Richard L. DeVore to serve another year as the board chair and W. David Tull to serve another year as board vice chair.  

Monday, August 07, 2017

The Oakland University Board of Trustees voted at its August formal meeting to approve the creation of a School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Friday, August 04, 2017

The Oakland University School of Business Administration is welcoming three industry leaders as members to the School’s Board of Visitors this fall.

Oakland campus
Friday, August 04, 2017

The Oakland Center, Oakland University’s student union building, will be closed until 7 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017, due to flooding that occurred after heavy rain showers Thursday night.

Dr. Slavin
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Dr. Andrei Slavin, a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Physics at Oakland University, has been awarded a $210,829 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a collaborative research project which seeks to develop a new type of terahertz generator that can be used in a variety of fields, including communication, medical imaging and security.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The 2017 Maker Faire® at The Henry Ford was held July 29-30 and provided an outstanding weekend experience for OU participants seeking to share their ideas of creativity and innovation.

Scientific Teaching Fellows
Friday, July 28, 2017

With the goal of improving student learning, a select group of faculty members in Oakland University’s Department of Biological Sciences attended a national conference dedicated to enhancing teaching methods in the STEM fields. Rasul Chaudhry, Shailesh Lal, Luis Villa-Diaz and Randal Westrick took part in this year’s Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching, which was held June 4-10 at the University of Minnesota. 

Tramale Turner seated at a table, holding a Nintendo controller
Thursday, July 27, 2017

If you want to keep up with Tramale Turner, you’ll need a dose of caffeine and your running shoes. “I like to live my life staying engaged in every moment and ready for any new opportunities,” says Turner (MIS ’00, MBA ’01).

OU Michigan GEAR UP Summer Boot Camp
Thursday, July 27, 2017

This past week, 20 newly minted Golden Grizzlies took part in Oakland’s sixth annual Michigan GEAR UP Residential Summer Boot Camp. The weeklong camp offered students a preview of college life as they prepare to enter OU as freshmen this fall. 

Headshot of Gustavo Patino
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

As a way to learn more about the diverse educators who share their expertise with our medical school students, OUWB presents a special interview series called “Take 5.” Let us know what you think.

Psychology Programs
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Oakland University’s Department of Psychology is launching two new programs this fall that could help students save time and tuition by allowing them to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees sooner.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Macomb­OU Incubator (Mac­OU Inc) was recently awarded $5,500 in Business Accelerator Funds (BAF) from the State of Michigan to provide accelerator services to client company Spectalite.

Monday, July 24, 2017

A $50,000 grant from the DENSO North America Foundation will support multiple programs and enhance educational opportunities for students in Oakland University's School of Engineering and Computer Science. 

Martha Reeves speaking to students
Friday, July 21, 2017

This past weekend, students in Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound were in the presence of Motown greatness. Martha Reeves, leader of the famed 1960s singing group “Martha and the Vandellas,” visited OU’s campus to share stories from her life and career, stressing the importance of setting goals and cultivating confidence.

Senior Design Lab
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

OU INC client Wave Water Works, LLC has a patented Oscillo Drive that converts the up and down movement of wave water into reusable energy and electricity. The company recently leveraged the strong relationship between OU INC and Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) to successfully test their Oscillo Drive technology, verifying the device’s production and output of energy and electricity. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Each year, at least 2 million people in the United States become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of those infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sprout Event
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sprout Fresh Food Store, a Pontiac-based produce market, is hosting a “Now Accepting EBT/Bridge Cards” kick-off event on Saturday, July 22, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. The event features free produce taste testings, prizes, recipe ideas and more. Fresh, locally grown, fruits and vegetables will be available for purchase. Sprout is located at 580 W. Huron St. in Pontiac. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

For the first time, Oakland University’s popular Project Management Principles course will be offered online starting July 31, 2017.

OU Business Data Analysis Lab
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Oakland is the third-best college in Michigan for Accounting majors, according to a recent report from 

Dr. Wakabayashi HighScope Grant
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dr. Tomoko Wakabayashi, an associate professor of education in the Department of Human Development and Child Studies at Oakland University, has received a $560,994 subaward for the U.S. Department of Education’s Invest in Innovation (i3) Development grant awarded to the HighScope Educational Research Foundation.

Air Quality Award
Friday, July 07, 2017

A research poster presented by Oakland University undergraduates Erika Cleary and Mary Asher was awarded the grand prize by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) at the Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference and Exposition, held June 19-22 in Denver, Colorado.

English Major
Friday, July 07, 2017

Literature buffs, take note. Oakland University is the second-best college in Michigan for English majors. 

Headshot of S Alex Ruthmann
Thursday, July 06, 2017

S Alex Ruthmann (MM '02; PhD '06) was recently promoted to the post of Director of Music Education at New York University's Steinhardt School where he is associate professor of Music Education and Music Technology.

Students Mark Ujkstivani, Joel Hunter, Lily Talevski, Jordan Taylor, Natalie Manor, Noah Fillion, Alaina Whidby, Erin Wiley at Hydra port in Greece
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Our popular study abroad program, Classical Theatre Study in Greece (THA 482), is in full swing, with eight students spending two and a half weeks on the island of Hydra where they are experiencing Greek life, while at the same time taking classes and rehearsing the play Electra in a new version written by Professor Karen Sheridan, based on works by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

SBA Honors
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Oakland University’s School of Business Administration will welcome its first Honors class in the fall of 2018, but high school seniors interested in being admitted to the program are encouraged to apply starting in July 2017 as enrollment in the program is limited to 35 students per year.

Erica Kennedy
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Erica Kennedy, a musical theatre major at Oakland University, was recently named Miss Congeniality in the 2017 Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. The award, which comes with a $500 scholarship, is given to the contestant voted by her peers as “friendliest or most welcoming.”  

Richard Morrow, H R M '17, wearing a cap and gown and holding his diploma, with two of his sons at his Spring 2017 graduation
Friday, June 30, 2017

Air Force Veteran, entrepreneur, project manager, single father of three, Richard Morrow, HRM ‘17, lives the adage it’s never too late to learn. Morrow, who received the Crestmark Bank scholarship in Winter 2017, embodies persistence in pursuing a college education. 

Oakland University
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Oakland University came in at No. 5 on a 2017 list of the 25 best four-year colleges in Michigan.

Headshot of Paula Jeon wearing a white shirt
Monday, June 26, 2017

A grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) will help rising M2 medical student Paula Jeon conduct pediatric oncology research. 

Learning How to Learn
Friday, June 23, 2017

“Learning How to Learn,” the massively popular course focused on giving students “powerful mental tools to master tough subjects” will be coming to an Oakland University classroom this fall.

SBA students in classroom
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Payscale and Zippia recently named Oakland University among top colleges for business majors in Michigan. The organizations recognized Oakland based on career outcomes and return on educational investment for graduates of Oakland’s School of Business Administration. 

Oakland campus
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dove Academy of Detroit continues to cultivate its academic offerings by using an exciting “hands on approach” to inquiry based learning. Recently, the students worked alongside volunteers from Dig It Organic Soil (“Dig It”) to build garden beds on the school grounds.

James Lentini, O U's provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs (left), pictured with Miguel Ángel García, conductor of the Michoacán Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

James Lentini, OU’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, was among hundreds of professional musicians and music enthusiasts from around the world who turned out for the 27th annual Morelia International Guitar Festival in Morelia, Mexico. 

Project Upward Bound
Monday, June 19, 2017

Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound (PUB), a college preparatory enrichment program, has received a $3 million grant from the federal government. The five-year grant will help sustain one of the university’s most successful and enduring programs. Oakland University’s PUB is the second-largest in Michigan and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. 

Prof. Escobar NSF Grant
Friday, June 16, 2017

For the third time in less than a year, Oakland University Psychology Professor Martha Escobar has received a research grant from the National Science Foundation in support of her collaborative efforts with Tuskegee University in Alabama to increase participation by minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields.

Oakland University Wind Symphony performing on a stage
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Wind Symphony is Oakland University’s premier wind band. Its undergraduate and graduate student musicians are selected annually through competitive audition. Under the direction of Dr. Gregory Cunningham, director of bands, the Wind Symphony always maintains an active concert schedule both on and off campus, but next year will bring particularly exciting opportunities.

Safest Colleges
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Oakland University ranks among the safest colleges in the nation, according to a new report from a national trade organization dedicated to furthering public knowledge on home safety and security issues.

Thomas Raffel CAREER Grant
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dr. Thomas Raffel, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, has been awarded a five-year grant totaling nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation for his research on the effects of temperature variation on chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease that has been linked to mass amphibian die-offs and extinctions throughout the world.

OU Macomb Career Camps
Friday, June 09, 2017

Throughout her professional career, Paulette Grass has seen many new college graduates enter the workforce and be disappointed because their career choice wasn’t what they’d envisioned. 

Business Analytics Certificate
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Every day more and more companies are leveraging the benefits of business analytics to improve customer service, enhance operational performance, identify new business markets and drive revenue growth. The industry is flourishing, and Forbes reports the market is expected to nearly double by 2020.

Headshot of Michaela Judkins
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Michaela Judkins (BM ’16), who majored in vocal performance and music education, has been accepted into the PhD program in musicology at the University of Michigan and awarded a Regents Fellowship, their most prestigious funding package. She will start there in fall 2017. She was also accepted into PhD programs in musicology at The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Oakland Chorale members all dressed in black, standing on a wooden floor looking up at the camera
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Oakland University Chorale is embarking on a European Concert Tour at the end of June, and they have announced a Bon Voyage Concert on June 27 at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit.

OU/Wayne Law
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Oakland University students Alanna Jonna and Megan Denha will have a chance to pursue their lifelong dream of attending law school this fall, thanks to a partnership between Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School that allows students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.

Monday, June 05, 2017

With the goal of protecting and strengthening Oakland University’s already exemplary academic programs, as well as providing students with extensive financial and academic support services, the Oakland University Board of Trustees on Monday approved a $271.5 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Huntington Ford Scholarship
Friday, June 02, 2017

For the sixth year, Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has awarded a full-tuition, renewable scholarship to an Oakland University-bound student who has demonstrated financial need, outstanding academic performance and devotion to extracurricular activities. 

aerial of OU campus
Friday, June 02, 2017

OU INC is hosting a cyber-security presentation on June 14 targeted to businesses looking to strengthen their cyber knowledge for implementation. Terri Zbyrad, Senior Global Account Executive of Authen2cate, will discuss the future of cyber security, identity and access management, and security breach prevention, and he will demonstrate Authen2cate's Single Sign-On, Multi-Factor Authentication (SSO/MFA) product. 

Greg Kampe
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Oakland men's basketball coach Greg Kampe has been elected to the 2017 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (MSHOF), joining Mitch Albom, Jon Jansen, Jim Leyland, Dean Look, Andre Rison, Dennis Rodman and Jalen Rose. The induction ceremony will happen on Friday, Sept. 15 at Max M. Fisher Music Center in downtown Detroit. 

Amy Butler and Meazon leaders
Thursday, June 01, 2017

OU INC client Meazon was recognized for its exemplary performance in meeting the specifications for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wireless Submetering Challenge.

Jessica Esch
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Honors College member and 2017 graduate Jessica Esch has been awarded Thesis with Distinction and Thesis Award in Linguistics for her senior thesis, a requirement for all Honors College students.

Pride Parades
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

As part of its Out on Campus Initiative, representatives from Oakland University will be participating in two of Michigan’s largest LGBTQIA festivals – Ferndale Pride and Motor City Pride – during the month of June.

Jill Lawson
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Throughout her time as an Oakland University employee, Jill Lawson has gained a reputation for going above and beyond in support of university initiatives and goals. Her dedication and commitment will be formally recognized on June 12 when she is presented with this year’s Sharon L. Wilhelm Award at the university’s Exemplary Employee Award Celebration. 

OU AT&T Aspire Grant
Friday, May 26, 2017

The Oakland University Foundation has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Aspire Program.

Asian Jumping Worm
Thursday, May 25, 2017

“Anything you do to the soil in a forest is going to have ramifications for how that forest system functions ecologically.”

Boren Scholarship
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oakland University students Adam George and Elee Younes recently received Boren Scholarships totaling nearly $40,000 to fund their study abroad programs in Tanzania and Morocco. 

Oakland campus
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The development of advanced noninvasive techniques is a critical next step toward the continued progress of precision medicine initiatives. While saliva collection has already been in use as a medium for the collection DNA in forensic and genetic testing, could your spit provide clues to the future of brain health?

Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which provides an opportunity for engineers from around the world to compete with their uniquely-designed unmanned vehicles, will return June 2-5 to Oakland University.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Director of Institutional Research and Assessment Laura Schartman has dedicated her career to giving the university a solid foundation from which to launch even the most aspirational goals.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Oakland University hosted the 11th annual Clinton River Water Festival on Friday, May 19 for fifth grade students from the Clinton River Watershed community schools in Oakland County.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In the race among companies to bring self-driving cars to market and take the lead in this specialized area, the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT) reported in their May 11 issue that companies are ready to hire, but the skills needed are hard to find. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A team of Oakland University administrative professionals, students and alumni have pooled efforts over the last several years to help both prospective and current students get a better idea of the careers they would like to pursue and the academic paths that will best position them to find success in those careers.

Career Services
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The latest First-Destination Survey Report, which is based on data from the 2015-2016 graduating class, shows positive trends for recent OU graduates in the job market and other post-graduation paths.

Dr. Barbara Ducatman
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Barbara S. Ducatman, M.D. will join OUWB and Beaumont on July 31, 2017 where she will have an appointment at OUWB as Professor and Chair of Pathology.

OUWB Graduates Commencement 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Before family, friends and current medical students, the Class of 2017 received their M.D. degrees during a commencement ceremony that included being hooded by their PRISM mentors, and in some cases their family members.

Systems Engineering
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Oakland University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is now offering a Master’s in Systems Engineering program with a focus on systems integration.

The OU Business Scholars team
Thursday, May 11, 2017

After a demanding 12 weeks of competition in the two-part International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC), the OU Business Scholars placed second for overall performance in their world.

2017 Pawley Lean Institute Scholarship Recipients
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute is pleased announce that Erika Palaian (Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS) and Sarah Dyson (Human Resources Development/SEHS) have each been awarded a $1250 undergraduate scholarship.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

John McCarthy, a graphic design major, was one of many students to graduate and participate in commencement ceremonies this spring, but he also holds a unique distinction among his peers and the campus community.

Wiley and the Hairy Man
Thursday, May 11, 2017

This year, the Oakland University theatre program will present Wiley and the Hairy Man as its annual children’s theatre production.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Oakland University School of Nursing has been notified that Cheryl Nickolaou, DNPc, MSN, FNP-BC is the recipient of a $20,000 Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program award from the Jonas Center for Nursing to continue her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Oakland University.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Oakland University’s Ecology Club, along with faculty and staff from the Biology Department, will host a “Bioblitz” at 9 a.m. May 20 at the OU Biological Preserve in an effort to document its biodiversity.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

When people contact the Oakland University Police Department dispatch line needing any variety of help or information, there’s a good chance they could reach Dispatcher Taylor Williams, an Oakland University alumna.