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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during the months of February & March 2008.
Campus Safety

Police Training

Chief Sam Lucido was interviewed in a Crain’s front-page article about changes to police tactics after recent active shooter situations on college campuses.


Student Perception
Students interviewed for a front-page Oakland Press article in the wake of the Northern Illinois University shootings said they felt safe at OU.


Heart Rate
Suburban Lifestyles featured OU’s team of researchers in an article on their new recommended heart rate standard. Ron Gellish was interviewed in the article.

Stem Cell Conference
The first Midwest Conference on Stem Cell Biology and Therapy was previewed in and linked from their e-newsletter. It was also announced in the Michigan Chronicle.


Medical School
The OU-Beaumont medical school was included in coverage of L. Brooks Patterson’s State of the County address as a sign of economic recovery. Mentions appeared in the Oakland Press and Rochester Post. Articles about the dean search appeared in the Free Press (twice), Crain’s, and the Oakland Press. Virinder Moudgil was interviewed for the latter article regarding progress on the medical school since its announcement.

Crittenton Hospital
The Macomb Daily reported on Crittenton Hospital’s endowed professorship in OU’s School of Nursing. The endowment was also mentioned in an Oakland Press article about hospital growth.

Macomb 2 Oakland
The enrollment increase in the Macomb 2 Oakland program was reported by the Detroit News, Suburban Lifestyles (three times), and

Bloomfield Hills Schools
Suburban Lifestyles announced the SEHS’s new International Baccalaureate teacher training program, offered in partnership with Bloomfield Schools’ International Academy. The Free Press reported that Pike Lake Elementary in West Bloomfield is partnering with OU to become a University Collaborative School.

Michigan HERC Job Portal
The Great Lakes IT Report noted OU’s involvement in the recently launched Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (MI-HERC) job portal.

The possibility of an OU business incubator in Macomb County was the topic of articles in the Free Press, Macomb Daily, and on the front page of Crain’s. The Rochester Post and Eccentric published articles on OU INC’s new collaboratory, and the Oakland Business Review highlighted OU INC in an article about SmartZones.

Rochester OPC
A preview of the Rochester OPC’s February programs offered in conjunction with OU appeared in the Eccentric.

The Band of Angels benefit for OU’s OPTIONS program was previewed in the Rochester Post, Suburban Lifestyles and the Eccentric.

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Diane Hartmus

Diane Hartmus, political science, was interviewed in an Oakland Press article on the confidentiality issues surrounding the Detroit mayor’s legal troubles.


Dave Dulio

Dave Dulio, political science, was interviewed in a front-page Oakland Press article on Mitt Romney’s decision to quit the presidential race.


John Klemanski

John Klemanski, political science, was interviewed in a front-page Oakland Press article on lengthy government meetings.


Linda Thompson Adams

A guest column by SON Dean Linda Thompson Adams was included in the Detroit News. The column promoted partnerships as the key to correcting Michigan’s nursing shortage.


Mohan Tanniru

Mohan Tanniru’s expected appointment as SBA dean was announced in Crain’s.


Dan Smith
The Oakland Business Review and Crain’s Detroit Business noted Dan Smith’s recent appointment as OU state relations director.

Community Engagement

Autism Resources
Oakland University’s programs for its students with autism and related disorders were featured in a front-page Free Press article.

Lowry Center
Director Holly McFaul was interviewed in an Oakland Press article about child care centers. The article highlighted Lowry’s status as a child development laboratory.

Rochester Chamber Golf Outing

OU’s involvement in the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf outing was covered in Suburban Lifestyles.



The SEHS Counseling Center’s free services were announced in Suburban Lifestyles.


Blood Drive
The Free Press and Suburban Lifestyles announced OU’s April blood drive.

Campus Events

Keeper of the Dream

The Michigan Chronicle’s front page included a feature article on the Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration keynoted by Harry Belafonte. The article also appeared on the Michigan Chronicle Web site. Suburban Lifestyles reported Rochester resident Ronee Harvey’s receipt of a scholarship.


African American Celebration

The Oakland Press and Suburban Lifestyles listed OU’s African American Celebration events, held in honor of Black History Month.


Dyson v. Dyson

The Dyson v. Dyson debate was covered by the Detroit News.


Thomas Sugrue

The Oakland Press included an extensive preview of the lecture by historian Thomas Sugrue, part of OU’s African American Celebration.


AIDS lecture

The Oakland Press previewed the SON’s lecture on the HIV/AIDS epidemic among African Americans.


Diverse Voices

The Diverse Voices conference was previewed in Suburban Lifestyles.


Women’s History Month

OU’s calendar of Women’s History Month events was published in the Royal Oak Daily Tribune and the Rochester Post.


Gorlin Lecture

The SBA’s annual Gorlin lecture, this year featuring Werner Baer, was previewed in the Oakland Press and Suburban Lifestyles.


From Bonaparte to Bush

Juan Cole’s lecture was previewed in Detroit Auto Scene.


Image and Text

Suburban Lifestyles included a feature article on the Image and Text faculty art exhibition at OUAG.


Chekhov in Yalta

The Free Press featured MTD’s production of Chekhov in Yalta. The Down River Voice featured Ryan Falchek, an OU theatre major and Chekhov in Yalta cast member, in an article about his acting success.


Meadow Brook Ball

The Rochester Post included a photo montage of the Meadow Brook Ball.


China Workshop

The ERL’s six-week Chinese Culture and Language Workshop was previewed in the Eccentric and Suburban Lifestyles.


Brooksie Way Half Marathon

The Eccentric included an editorial about the Brooksie Way Half Marathon, to start and finish on OU’s campus in October.


Vagina Monologues

OU’s performance of the Vagina Monologues was previewed in Suburban Lifestyles.


Shakespeare Behind Bars

Suburban Lifestyles published two extensive follow-ups to OU’s Shakespeare Behind Bars event.


Absinthe Festival

A call for submissions to the Absinthe Festival of New European Film and Writing, sponsored by Oakland University and held on campus, appeared in Suburban Lifestyles.


Revolutionizing Cultural Identity

The OUAG show “Revolutionizing Cultural Identity” was announced in the Eccentric.


Doris Tennant

The lawyer for a Guantanamo detainee, Doris Tennant’s appearance at OU was previewed in the Eccentric.


Kellie Wells

The reading by author Kellie Wells was announced in the Free Press.


Naomi Wolf
Naomi Wolf’s lecture was previewed in the Free Press.

Remarkable Students and Alumni

June Teisan

Ph.D. candidate June Teisan was profiled in the Free Press. She is one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year.


Nanette Watson

The first student to graduate from OU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, Nanette Watson was profiled in the Ionia Sentinel.


Ashley Bahri

The Eccentric’s front page profiled senior music major Ashley Bahri, who recently won several opera singing awards.


Katie Prawdzik

The Sterling Heights Sentry profiled OU student Katie Prawdzik, who traveled to New Zealand in March to student-teach.


Kelly Fitzsimmons Kennedy
OU studio art graduate Kelly Fitzsimmons Kennedy was profiled in the Oakland Press. She is exhibiting her work at the Paint Creek Center for the Arts.

Boosting Enrollment

New Academic Programs

The Oakland Press featured OU’s new academic programs in an article about universities are meeting the needs of the changing economy Virinder Moudgil was interviewed in the article.


Women’s Studies

Suburban Lifestyles reported on the renaming of OU’s Women’s Studies program to Women and Gender Studies.


Graduate Open House

OU’s February 13 graduate admissions open house was announced in the Eccentric, Suburban Lifestyles and Detroit Auto Scene.


Discover OU

The undergraduate recruiting event Discover OU was announced in the Oakland Press, Detroit News and Suburban Lifestyles.


Go for the Gold

The undergraduate recruiting event Go for the Gold was announced in Suburban Lifestyles and the Eccentric.


Transfer Open House

OU’s transfer open house was previewed in the Rochester Post.


Campus Tours
Suburban Lifestyles announced OU’s Saturday campus tour schedule.

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