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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during February 2011.
Partnerships

Medical Main Street
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland County's Medical Main Street, a unique alliance of world-class hospitals, universities and private sector companies focused on promoting investment in the health care and life science industries. The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Eye Research Institute and Human Health Building were cited as key components of this initiative.

Cooley Law School
The Oakland Press and Crain's Detroit Business reported that Cooley Law School will be among the nation's first law schools to offer a Master of Laws degree in Homeland Security.

Oakland 2 Oakland
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland 2 Oakland, a partnership between Oakland University and Oakland Community College that offers students the opportunity to take courses at both institutions.  
  

Community Engagement

 
Anton Frankel Center
The Oakland Press reported on the Anton Frankel Center, a facility in Mount Clemens that will be used to advance the university's commitment to bringing educational opportunities to Macomb County.

Creating the Future II
The Oakland Press reported on Creating the Future II, an initiative aimed at identifying ways that OU and other community leaders can come together to help solve economic challenges throughout the region.

Budget Testimony
Crain's Detroit Business reported that officials from the state's 15 public universities will testify before the State House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education. Each school will present information on its budget.

Inspired Faculty and Staff


Gary Russi
OU President Dr. Russi was quoted in the Oakland Press and The Paper regarding various university endeavors aimed at improving the region's economy and quality of life.

Susan Davies
Susan Davies, OU vice president of university relations, was quoted in a Journal Register News article highlighting the key role the university is playing in the development of Oakland County's Medical Main Street initiative.

Pete Hovland
OU head swim coach Pete Hovland was quoted in the Oakland Press after two OU swimmers captured conference awards.

Brian Costello
OU golf coach Brian Costello was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding a Summit League poll that projected the team to finish third in its conference this season.

Chris Kobus
Dr. Chris Kobus, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was quoted in a Journal Register News article exploring the debate over global warming.

Frank Giblin
Dr. Frank Giblin, director of the OU Eye Research Institute, was featured in an Oakland Press article highlighting the efforts of university researchers.

Laura Landolt
Dr. Laura Landolt, OU professor of political science, was quoted in an Oakland Press article concerning the political unrest in Egypt.

Micheal C.H. McDaniel
Cooley Law professor Michael C.H. McDaniel was quoted in an Oakland Press article regarding a new program in homeland security to be offered at the school's Auburn Hills campus starting this fall.

Greg Kampe
OU men's basketball head coach Greg Kampe was quoted in the Detroit News, Oakland Press and Associated Press regarding his team's strong performance this season. With its current first-place conference ranking, the team is eyeing its third NCAA tournament berth in school history.

Beckie Francis
OU women's basketball head coach Beckie Francis was quoted in the Oakland Press after her team earned a victory over North Dakota State University on Senior Night. 
 

Campus Events

Thomas L. Friedman
The Detroit News reported on the upcoming visit of award-winning author and columnist Thomas L. Freidman. Freidman's lecture will be presented as part of the Varner Vitality Series, named in honor of Oakland's first chancellor, Woody Varner.

Arab World Talk
The Oakland Press reported on the panel discussion "Popular Revolution in the Arab World" which included insights from OU faculty members Dr. Laura Landolt, Dr. Don Mathews and Dr. Paul Kubicek.

Brother Mine Panel
The Oakland Press reported on "Brother Mine and Beyond," a panel discussion in which OU scholars shared insights on the social interaction of black and Jewish communities.

Job Fair
The Detroit Free Press and Journal Register News reported on the upcoming Oakland-Macomb Job Hub, an event expected to draw nearly 80 companies offering more than 1,000 opportunities to area job seekers

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Ola Elsaid
OU graduate student Ola Elsaid was featured in an Oakland Press article concerning political unrest in her native country of Egypt. Elsaid is pursuing a master's degree in business administration.

Mark McCoy
OU student Mark McCoy was featured in an Oakland Press article highlighting the efforts of university researchers.

Swimming and Diving
OU sophomore Sandra Czerska and senior Marcin Unold were featured in the Oakland Press after being named the Summit League's Swimming and Diving Athletes of the week. Freshman Vanessza Balough and sophomore Nick Evans were featured in the Oakland Press after their record-setting performances helped the OU swimming and diving teams capture first place in the Summit League Championships.

Men's Basketball
OU men's basketball players Reggie Hamilton, Larry Wright, Keith Benson, Travis Bader, Ryan Bass and Will Hudson were among the athletes featured in Detroit News, Oakland Press and Associated Press articles regarding the team's drive toward another NCAA tournament berth. The team captured the Summit League crown for the second straight year.

Women's Basketball
Sharise Calhoun and Brittany Carnago were featured in the Oakland Press after helping rally the team to victory against North Dakota State University on Senior Night.

Hockey Club
Journal Register News reported on the OU hockey team's drive toward the American Collegiate Hockey Association national tournament. Head coach Jeremy Bachusz and assistant coaches Nick Tomczyk and Gordie Schaeffler were featured, along with star player Jacob DeSano.

Men's Golf
The OU men's golf team was featured in the Oakland Press following the release of a preseason poll that projected it to finish third in its conference this season. Michael Coriasso, Paul Gieseker and Jakob Ziegler are among the key contributors expected to lead this year's team. 
  

Boosting Enrollment

Engineering and Computer Science Building
The Oakland Press reported on a $30 million state-funded grant that will help finance construction of a new School of Engineering and Computer Science on campus. The planned 127,000 square-foot facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms and research space. 
  

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