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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during the months of March and April 2007.
Top Stories

OU-Beaumont Medical School
Coverage of the OU-Beaumont medical school announcement appeared in the Detroit News (twice), Free Press (twice), Oakland Press (twice), Royal Oak Daily Tribune, Macomb Daily (twice), Rochester Post, Great Lakes IT Report, Observer-Eccentric, Royal Oak Review, Modern Health Care, Health Care Weekly Review, Oakland Business Review, Suburban Lifestyles, Grand Rapids Press, Troy-Somerset Gazette and Crain's Detroit Business (two articles). It also appeared in outstate papers including the Lansing State Journal, Alpena News and the Daily Mining Gazette (Houghton).

Humana Gift to Med School
Humana’s $100,000 gift to the new OU-Beaumont medical school was announced in the Free Press and the Oakland Press.

Community Engagement

TEAM Coalition
OU’s role in the TEAM coalition and funding-related advocacy appeared in the Free Press (three times; once on front page), Detroit News (three times), Crain’s Detroit Business (twice), Observer-Eccentric, Flint Journal, Lansing State Journal, Lake County Star (Baldwin) and Oakland Press.

Hank Jones
Jazz pianist and Pontiac native Hank Jones received an honorary degree at spring 2007 commencement. His award was previewed in the Free Press.

Earth Day Expo
Full coverage of the Earth Day Expo, with keynote speaker John Cherry, appeared on the front page of the Rochester Post and in the Oakland Press and Suburban Lifestyles. The event was previewed in the Detroit News, Oakland Press (three times), Suburban Lifestyles, Observer-Eccentric and the Rochester Post (twice).

Henry Ford Health System
OU’s nursing partnership with the Henry Ford Health System to help displaced autoworkers retrain was covered in the Oakland Press, Health Care Week Review, Detroit News and Crain’s Detroit Business. It was also mentioned in an AP article that appeared in the Ann Arbor News and the Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph).

Comerica Gift
Coverage of Comerica’s $75,000 gift to OU appeared in the Oakland Press and the Great Lakes IT Report.

AUTOe Conference
The AUTOe Conference was previewed in the Rochester Post.

Rochester OPC
The latest OU lecture at the Rochester Older Persons’ Commission, a talk on autism by Professor Jan Graetz, was previewed in the Free Press and the Observer-Eccentric.

Wellness Promotion Day
Sponsored by the SHS, Wellness Promotion Day was previewed in the Rochester Post, MetroTimes and the Observer-Eccentric.

Macomb 2 Oakland
The Macomb 2 Oakland partnership was featured in a Macomb Daily article.

Return to Earn
OU’s Return to Earn program was detailed in an Oakland Business Review article.

Far Field Retreat for Writers
The English Department’s Far Field Retreat for Writers was covered in the Observer-Eccentric.

Jack’s Place for Autism
The Jack’s Place Family Fun Day was previewed in the Oakland Press, Macomb Daily and Observer-Eccentric.


T.C. Yih
An extensive profile of T.C. Yih appeared on the Michgian Small Tech Web site. The article also discussed the nano science symposium on May 14.

Vector Network Analysis
The Oakland Press announced OU’s receipt of a federal grant from the Office of Naval Research to purchase a vector network analyzer.

Nano Science and Engineering Symposium
The first annual Nano Science and Engineering Symposium was previewed in the Great Lakes IT Report, the Rochester Observer-Eccentric and the Troy Eccentric.

OU student Chris Haag was featured in the Oakland Press for converting his Volkswagen to run on homemade biodiesel. Haag says he learned how at a weekend OU workshop. OU Energy manager Jim Leidel is also quoted in the article.

Growing Enrollment

Enrollment Trends
Eleanor Reynolds was quoted in an Oakland Press article about how OU is keeping its enrollment numbers up.

College Fairs
Oakland University was highlighted in a Redford Observer article about college fairs.

Open House
An OU open house held in Macomb County was announced in the Free Press.

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Linda Thomson Adams
A guest column by SON Dean Linda Thomson Adams appeared in the Detroit News. The column provided workable suggestions for abating the nursing shortage.

Wendy Shepherd and Tiffany Wright
Education faculty and staff members Wendy Shepherd and Tiffany Wright were quoted as experts in a Macomb Daily article on the effects of marketing on children.

Bob and Jane Eberwein
Retiring English professors Bob and Jane Eberwein delivered Last Lectures; the event was previewed in the Rochester Post.

Bob Thomas
Now-retired director of Career Services Bob Thomas was quoted in a Free Press article on electronic job applications.

Chief Lucido
OU Police Chief Sam Lucido was interviewed for an Oakland Press story about emergency procedures in place at local college campuses.

Raymond Liedka
OU Professor Raymond Liedka was quoted as an expert in an article on the Virginia Tech tragedy.

Barbara Oakley
Professor of Engineering Barbara Oakley authored a column on the Virginia Tech tragedy that appeared in the Los Angeles (Calif.) Daily News.

Pete Trumbore and Dave Dulio
Political Science Professor Pete Trumbore was profiled for an Oakland Press article on protests against the war in Iraq. In an Observer-Eccentric article, Trumbore and fellow Political Science Professor Dave Dulio were featured for their monthly current events debates in the Fireside Lounge. The debate was previewed in the Free Press, Rochester Post and the Observer-Eccentric.

The Student Experience

Judaic Studies Minor
The Jewish News ran a feature story on OU’s new Judaic Studies minor.

Islamic Studies Minor
The Oakland Press included an article on the new Islamic Studies minor.

Aida De la Cruz
Voice major Aida De la Cruz received a major scholarship to study in Austria. Her award was covered in the Oakland Press.

Micah Fialka-Feldman
A documentary was recently produced on OU student Micah Fialka-Feldman. He was featured in the Flint Journal’s People section.

Online Education
Catheryn Cheal, assistant vice president of e-Learning and Instructional Support, was quoted in a Rochester Post article about online learning at Oakland. OU’s online programs were also featured in an Oakland Business Review article. The Career Development Facilitator training program, offered online through SEHS, was noted in the Rochester Post.

Counseling Services
Bela Chopp, clinical director of counseling, was quoted in an article about the Virginia Tech tragedy. Chopp described the counseling resources available to OU students. She was also quoted in a Free Press article about online support groups.

Ruby Dee and Keeper of the Dream
The Rochester Post and Suburban Lifestyles covered the rescheduled Keeper of the Dream awards ceremony, featuring Ruby Dee. The Flint Journal announced that Kwame Everett won one of the awards.

Dean’s List
The Macomb Daily ran a list of OU Dean’s List awardees.

Campus Events

James Yee
Former U.S. Army Captain James Yee’s visit to OU was previewed in the Oakland Press, Observer-Eccentric, Detroit News, Rochester Post and the Free Press. Follow-up stories appeared in the Detroit News and the Oakland Press.

Robert Greenwald
Director and political activist Robert Greenwald’s appearance at OU’s Global Security Forum was previewed in the Free Press, Oakland Press and U.S. Auto Scene.

Lafayette String Quartet
News of the Lafayette String Quartet’s homecoming appearance on OU’s campus appeared in the Rochester Post.

Devorah Sperber
New York artist Devorah Sperber’s lecture at OU was announced by the Oakland Press.

Stephen A. Smith
The ESPN commentator’s visit to OU was covered by the Rochester Post.

Dread Scott
The artist’s lecture was previewed in the Oakland Press, Rochester Post and the Macomb Daily.

Ariel Levy
Feminist author Ariel Levy’s visit was previewed in the Free Press and Rochester Post. A large feature story appeared in the Macomb Daily and the Daily Tribune.

Lisa Ling
TV personality Lisa Ling’s visit was previewed in the Oakland Press and Observer-Eccentric.

Gorlin Lecture
The Gorlin Lecture, featuring Matthew Slaughter, was previewed in the Rochester Post and Great Lakes IT Report.

Hammerle Lecture
The Hammerle Lecture, featuring Robert Judd, was previewed in U.S. Auto Scene and the Great Lakes IT Report.

Humor in FUNdamental
A visit to campus by Paul McGee, humor therapist, was previewed in the Macomb Daily and U.S. Auto Scene. the event was covered in detail by the Rochester Post.

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