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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during January 2010.

Altair Engineering
Crain's Detroit Business reported on Oakland's plans to launch a new business intelligence and data mining certificate program in partnership with Troy-based Altair Engineering.


Community Engagement


Cancer Benefit
The Oakland Press reported on the fourth annual Oakland University Coaches vs. Cancer event held in support of the American Cancer Society.

Graduate Business Programs
Crain's Detroit Business listed Oakland University's School of Business Administration among the handful of institutions offering graduate business degree programs in the Metro Detroit Area.

Nursing Certificate
The Oakland Press reported that Oakland's School of Nursing has created a Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education program aimed at helping nurse practitioners prepare for roles as teachers and mentors. The 15-credit online program consists of three courses that focus on clinical instruction and patient-nurse education.

Men's Basketball
The Oakland Press featured several articles on the strong performance by the OU Men's basketball team, which has the golden grizzles currently sitting atop the Summit League standings. The team set a record 16-game win streak in conference play this season. 

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Maggie Allesee
OU board member Maggie Allesee, who also has an endowed chair in the Oakland School of Nursing, was featured in an Oakland Press article lauding her many contributions to the community.

Giberson Brothers
The Associated Press featured an article on OU professors Dr. Greg Giberson and Dr. Tom Giberson who recently co-edited a book examining the business of higher education.

Rasul Chaudry
Dr. Rasul Chaudhry, professor of biological sciences at OU, was referenced in a Crain's Detroit Business article about collaborative efforts among Michigan universities, nonprofit organizations and businesses to conduct stem cell research. Chaudry's role in founding Oakland's Umbilical Cord Blood Bank in 2007 was also noted in the article. 

Campus Events

Keeper of the Dream
The Detroit News, Oakland Press, Rochester Post reported on Oakland's 18th annual Keeper of the Dream scholarship celebration featuring keynote speaker Susan Taylor, editorial director of Essence Magazine.

The Oakland Press reported on the all-day benefit concert held at OU to raise money in support of relief efforts in Haiti.

Larry Hamilton Talk
The Oakland Press reported on author Larry Hamilton, who recently published "Lucy's Story" a book highlighting the importance of oral family history. Hamilton recently visited OU to share his insights on the book. 

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Young Artists Concerto
The Oakland Press reported on the five winners of Oakland's Young Artists Concerto Contest—Schuyler Campbell, Bethany Kruger Moses, Alex Carter, Natalie Christina Cochran and Raed George—who performed at the Pontiac Oakland Symphony Young Artist concert at Varner Hall.

Brian Stuard
Former OU golfer Brian Stuard was featured in a Detroit Free Press article chronicling the Jackson native's debut on the PGA tour. Stuard was named Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year in 2005.

Keith Benson
OU basketball player Keith Benson was featured in the Oakland Press following his selection as the Summit League Player of the Week.

Hanna Reising
OU basketball player Hanna Reising was featured in the Oakland Press for exceptional play and leadership on the court this season. 


Stem Cells
Crain's Detroit Business featured an article on Oakland's stem cell research efforts, which are focused on umbilical cord stem cells and pluripotent stem cells, a type of stem cell formed from a variety of adult cells.

Boosting Enrollment

Online Registration
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland's online registration period for the winter 2010 semester.
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