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

Chemistry professor Amitava Adhikary was noted in the Oakland Press for winning the 2007 Marie Curie Award for his DNS research.


Zissimos Mourelatos
Mechanical Engineering professor Zissimos Mourelatos was profiled in a Detroit Auto Scene feature article about his research and awards.





Great Lakes Angels
he Great Lakes Angels recently moved into OU INC. The new partnership was covered by the Oakland Press, Oakland Business Review,, Rochester Post, Suburban Lifestyles and Crain’s.


New OU INC tenant Ajlsoft was profiled in MetroMode and the Great Lakes IT Report.


Cooley Law School
The expansion of programs offered by the Cooley-OU partnership was noted in Crain’s and the Detroit Report.


Young Professionals of Rochester
The organization of the YPR group, created by OU and the Rochester Regional Chamber, was announced in Detroit Auto Scene.




Community Engagement

Downtown Rochester
OU’s sponsorship of downtown Rochester’s Dancin’ in the Street festival was covered in the Rochester Post.


CPR Challenge
An upcoming CPR training session at OU aims to set the world record for the most people trained in one day. The event was previewed in Detroit Auto Scene.


OUAG benefit
A benefit for the OU Art Gallery was held at Vince and Joe’s Gourmet Market. The event was previewed in the Eccentric and the Macomb Daily.


Teen Driving Safety Summit
The AutoWeek Teen Driving Safety Summit, held at OU, was previewed in the Rochester Post.

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Campus safety
Chief Lucido was quoted in a Free Press article about emergency preparedness on local college campuses.


Teacher education
SEHS Dean Mary Otto was quoted in a Free Press article on the recent first-place ranking of OU’s teacher preparation program.


Back to school
Lionel Maten was quoted in an article about new roommates who meet on FaceBook before meeting in person. Christine Cleary was heavily quoted in a Macomb Daily article about dorm decorating tips for students returning to college.


Peter Binkert, chair of linguistics, was quoted in a Detroit News article on a summer program for non-native English speakers.


Professor of Political Science Dave Dulio was quoted in an article on campaign tactics used in the race for U.S. presidency.



Campus Growth

School of Business Administration
OU was listed in Crain’s as the university in Oakland County with the highest undergraduate enrollment. OU ranked third in Oakland County for graduate business program enrollment.


Capital Campaign
Crain’s listed OU’s capital campaign as 10th of the 25 largest campaigns in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Livingston, and Washtenaw counties.

Campus Events

Health Disparities conference
The SON’s Health Disparities conference was previewed in Health Care Weekly and the Rochester Post.


Concours d’Elegance
Front page articles about the Concours d’Elegance appeared in the Oakland Press (twice), the Oakland Press’ Marquee insert, the Rochester Post, and the Detroit Report. Additional articles appeared in the Free Press (three times), Detroit News,, Eccentric, Detroit Auto Scene (three times), and Macomb Daily.


Senior Olympics
The Michigan Senior Olympics held a 10K road race on OU’s campus. This event was featured on the front page of the Oakland Press. Other articles appeared in the Oakland Press and Suburban Lifestyles.


“Tech x 2” career expo
A tech job fair organized jointly by LTU and OU was previewed in the Oakland Press, Rochester Post and the Great Lakes IT Report.


Dashboard Confessional
The upcoming Dashboard Confessional concert, sponsored by the SPB, was included in the Oakland Press, Detroit Auto Scene, and the Rochester Post.


Elie Wiesel
Information about Elie Wiesel’s upcoming visit to OU appeared in the Oakland Press and the Detroit Report.


Guerrilla Girls
The upcoming appearance of the Guerrilla Girls at OU was previewed in the Rochester Post.


Film Camp
Joey Travolta’s film camp for children with autism was covered in the Free Press, Suburban Lifestyles and the Rochester Post.


Hitchcock at the Hall
Meadow Brook Hall’s Dinner and a Movie series was announced in the Rochester Post and the Oakland Press.


Evening with Emeriti
The OUAA’s Evening with Emeriti event, held in September, was previewed in the Rochester Post and the Royal Oak Daily Tribune.

Alumni Accomplishments

Regina Carter
Articles in the Free Press and Macomb Daily about Regina Carter, who opened the Detroit International Jazz Festival, mentioned her time at Oakland University.

Holistic healthcare

Steve McCardell, who earned his degree in English from OU, recently founded the Biophysics Center in downtown Rochester with his wife Ana. The Biophysics Center is a holistic health treatment facility, the only one of its kind in the state of Michigan. McCardell was featured on the front page of the Eccentric.


Miss Spitfire
OU alum Sarah Miller’s first novel, Miss Spitfire, is about Annie Sullivan’s work with Helen Keller. Inspired by a production of “The Miracle Worker” at OU, the book’s publication was covered by the Eccentric and the Macomb Daily.

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