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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during the month of February 2007.
Community Engagement

Keeper of the Dream
Ruby Dee's visit to Oakland University for the Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration was covered by the Oakland Press (twice), Rochester Post, the Eccentric, the Macomb Daily, and Suburban Lifestyles.

Our World Today conference
A feature story on OU's third annual Our World Today conference, sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Initiatives, appeared on the front page of the Oakland Press.

Remembering Isaac Jones
A feature article about Isaac Jones, OU's first African American graduate, appeared in the Oakland Press.

Other Black History Month events
Listings of OU's extensive Black History Month events appeared in the Oakland Press (six times), the Rochester Post, the Macomb Daily (twice), and Suburban Lifestyles.

Preventing Workplace Violence
The SEHS offered a seminar for human resources professionals on preventing workplace violence. The class was previewed in the Rochester Post and the Oakland Press. It was covered in depth in a feature article in the Macomb Daily.

Women's Studies Film Festival
The 25th annual OU Women's Studies Film Festival was previewed in the Oakland Press.

Women's History Month events
Two of OU's March Women's History Month events, visits to campus by Carmen Wargel and Ariel Levy, were previewed in MetroTimes.

Faculty Research

Fidel Castro
OU Political Science Professor Emmett Lombard was interviewed for an Oakland Press article on the potential impact of the impending death of Fidel Castro.

Advertising
OU Communications Professor Valerie Palmer-Mehta was interviewed for an Oakland Press article on the impact of this year's Super Bowl ads.

Jihadist movements
OU History Professor Weldon Matthews presented his work on the historical roots of modern Jihadist movements in a History Comes Alive! event. The lecture was previewed in the Oakland Press, the Macomb Daily, and Oakland Tech News.

Truman and Korea
OU History Professor Bruce Zellers presented his research on Harry Truman and the Korean War in a History Comes Alive! event. The lecture was previewed in the Eccentric.

The Michigan Economy
AUTOe
The AUTOe conference, to be held on OU's campus April 23-24, was previewed in the Great Lakes IT Report.

Training for HR Professionals
OU's Office of Professional Development is offering a new program to train Career Development Facilitators to better serve displaced workers. The program takes place predominantly online. It was covered in the Detroit Free Press and the Oakland Press.

Historic Property Preservation
The Oakland Press previewed an OU seminar on historic property preservation and valuation. The seminar was offered through the Center for Executive and Continuing Education and was previewed in the Oakland Press and the Rochester Post.
The Student Experience
Gadis "Buck" Dillon
OU Professor of Accounting Gadis "Buck" Dillon was honored with the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Award from the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. The award, which honors those who have made significant contributions to the educational experiences of their students, was noted in the Eccentric.

Eddie Cheng
OU Math Professor Eddie Cheng was honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Michigan section of the Mathematical Association of America. The award was highlighted in an Oakland Press article.

Stephen A. Smith
The Oakland Press and the Detroit Free Press previewed the campus visit of ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith.

Lisa Ling
Lisa Ling's visit to Oakland was previewed in the Eccentric.

Dread Scott
Artist Dread Scott's talk at OU was previewed in the Eccentric.
Boosting Enrollment
Graduate Open House
The Graduate Open House, at which application fees were waived, was previewed in the Detroit Free Press, the Rochester Post, and the Oakland Press.
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