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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during March 2009.
Partnerships
 

Medical School
The Oakland Press reported on the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine's continuing efforts to prepare its application for accreditation.

Cooley Law School
The Detroit News reported on Cooley Law School's diversity symposium focused on increasing the number of racial minorities in the legal profession.

Oakland University-Macomb
The Detroit Free Press and Macomb Daily reported on the university's plans to establish a satellite campus in Macomb County.

OU INC
The Detroit Free Press and Metromodemedia.com reported on the business incubator being formed in partnership with Sterling Heights, Macomb County and Oakland University. 
 

Research
 

Nanotech Institute
Metromodemedia.com, Crain's Detroit Business, WWJ Newsradio 950, Azonano.com reported on the recent establishment of the NanoTech Research and Development Institute at Oakland University to advance knowledge and support of nanotechnology.

Research Excellence Fund
The Oakland Press reported on several grants made by the university's Research Excellence Fund in support of various health-related research projects.

Cyber Security Grant
A team of OU professors and a Cooley Law School professor received a joint grant from the National Science Foundation to enhance cyber crime and security classes at both schools.  
 

Boosting Enrollment
 

Enrollment Growth
The Oakland Press featured an article on the university's steady enrollment growth during the past 11 years.

Tuition Assistance
The Oakland Press reported on several OU initiatives aimed at easing tuition costs of students and families dealing with severe financial burdens amid the deepening recession.  
 

Student Engagement
 
Capital Campaign

US Fed News reported on the planned celebration of Innovation and Opportunity - The Campaign for OU, which recently surpassed $100 million in fundraising.

Alumni Association Open House
U.S. Fed News reported on the Oakland University Alumni Association's open house offering a year of free membership for new graduates.

Experiential Learning
U.S. Fed News reported on the OU School of Business Administration new Experiential Learning and Innovation program designed to give graduate students opportunities to conduct research for Michigan companies preparing to make significant business decisions.

Nursing Scholarships
The Oakland Press reported on several scholarships awarded to several OU nursing students by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Nurse Networking Night
The Macomb Daily reported on an event hosted by the OU School of Nursing to provide nurse practitioner students and alumni with networking opportunities.

Post-Bachelor Nurse Certification Program
The Oakland Press reported on the OU School of Nursing's newly established post-bachelor certification program designed to prepare nurses to become effective nurse educators.

Men's Basketball
The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press reported on the OU men's basketball team's performance in the inaugural CollegeInsider.com tournament.

Women's Basketball
The Oakland Press reported on the OU women's basketball team's performance in the NCAA National Invitational Tournament.  
 
Community Engagement

 
Free Counseling

The Oakland Press and Crain's Detroit Business reported on the free counseling services being offered by the OU School of Education and Human Services Counseling Center.

Pontiac Nursing Program
The Oakland Press reported on the nursing program aimed at teaching Pontiac elementary students about various careers in the nursing profession.

Teacher's Pet
The Detroit Free Press reported on the OU School of Nursing's Teacher's Pet program, an initiative which uses animal-assisted therapy to help treat children with varying social and cognitive impairments.   
 

Inspired Faculty and Staff
  
Virinder Moudgil
Virinder Moudgil, OU vice president and provost, was featured in an Observer-Eccentric article commenting on the importance of nanotechnology and introducing T.C. Yih as the director of the university's newly established Nanotech R&D Institute.

T.C. Yih
T.C. Yih, director of the university's Nanotech Research and Development Institute was featured in an Observer-Eccentric article commenting on the promising prospects in the field of nanotechnology.

David Dulio
David Dulio, associate professor of political science, was quoted in a Macomb Daily article discussing the midterm elections in 2010.

Ron Tracy
Ron Tracy, associate dean of the school of business administration, was featured in a Detroit Free Press article commenting on the economic boost that the NCAA basketball championship is expected to bring to the Detroit area.

Greg Kampe
Greg Kampe, head coach of the OU men's basketball program, was featured in a Detroit Free Press interview concerning a variety of issues, including his future with the team.

Gary Parsons
Gary Parsons, ex-coach of the OU men's soccer program, was featured in an Observer-Eccentric article announcing his recent appointment as the director of coaching for the Michigan Bucks, an affiliate of the United Soccer League.  
  
Campus Events
 
Daniel Dennett
The Observer-Eccentric featured a brief announcing philosopher Daniel Dennett's talk on religion and evolution.

Gorlin Lecture
US Fed News reported on the 2009 Alice Gorlin Memorial Lecture to be delivered by international finance expert Michael Mussa.

William Ayers
The Oakland Press and Detroit News reported on professor and social activist William Ayers' visit to campus in support of equality in education.

Women's History Month
The Oakland Press reported on the university's series of events in support of Women's History Month.

Ashley Bryan
The Oakland Press reported on the 40th Anniversary Gala Celebration honoring award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan.

Peace Conference
The Oakland Press reported on the university's first International Conference on Religion, Conflict and Peace.

Senior Olympic Summer Games
The Oakland Press published a brief announcing the start of registration for the upcoming Senior Olympic Summer Games. OU will host this year's soccer competition.  
 
Remarkable Students and Alumni

 
Chelsey Buhler

OU student and Detroit Pistons Automotion dancer Chelsey Buhler was featured in a Detroit Free Press article highlighting her recent appearance in Sports Illustrated magazine.

Ryan Falcheck
OU graduate Ryan Falcheck was featured in an Oakland Press article about his full-length play "Front Man."

Erik Kangas
Erik Kangas, a member of the OU men's basketball team, was featured in an Oakland Press article concerning the team's bid for an NCAA tournament berth. He was ranked among the nation's top 3-point shooters this season.

Lauren Keenan
Lauren Keenan won first place in the university's Writing Excellence contest sponsored by the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.

April Kidd
April Kidd was featured in several Oakland Press articles lauding her accomplishments as a key member of the OU women's basketball team. As a senior, Kidd became the university's all-time leader in steals.

Kenneth Hreha
OU Alumnus Kenneth Hreha submitted an editorial to the Observer-Eccentric in praise of the university's plan to offer debt-free tuition to the class of 2013.   
 

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