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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during October 2008.

Medical School

The Detroit News, Oakland Press, WWJ Newsradio950, Suburban Lifestyles and included articles noting the planned opening of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in 2010. 



The Detroit News, Source, WWJNewsradio950,, and Macomb Daily reported on the new business incubator supported by OU, Sterling Heights and Macomb County that will help spawn new businesses in the region.


Oakland University-Macomb

Suburban Lifestyles announced OU’s recently announced plans to establish a satellite campus in Macomb County.


Cooley Law School

The Oakland Press reported on Cooley Law School’s planned 65,000-square-foot addition to promote leadership in energy and environmental design.


Political science professors David Dulio and Peter Trumbore were featured in the Detroit News and for their research on election campaign advertisements. 
Boosting Enrollment

Human Health Building

The Oakland Press, WWJNewsradio950, and Suburban Lifestyles reported on the state funding granted to OU for the construction of a new Human Health Building, which will house the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences.
Student Engagement

Text Message Alert System

The Oakland Press featured the OUPD's recently launched text message alert system.

Eco-Friendly Residence Hall

States News Service noted OU’s inclusion of an “eco-interest” residence hall floor intended for students who practice green living.


OU Women's Golf
The Oakland Press reported on the OU Women's Golf team's third-place finish at the UD Fall Invitational. 

Community Engagement

Capital Campaign

The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Crain’s Detroit Business reported on the “Innovation and Opportunity – The Campaign for OU fundraising initiative having recently reached the $100 million milestone.


Free Counseling

The Oakland Press announced the free personal and career counseling services available at the OU Counseling Center.


OU Athletics Online Store

The Oakland Press announced the OU Department of Athletics partnership with Advance-Online/CBS College Sports to launch a new Web site selling Golden Grizzlies athletic apparel and merchandise to fans.


OU Basketball
Suburban Lifestyles featured a story announcing the return of OU basketball games to 1310 AM radio. The Oakland Press reported on the team’s high hopes for this season.

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Linda Thompson Adams

Linda Thompson Adams, dean of the OU School of Nursing, was featured in the Detroit News and providing insight on the nursing profession’s integral role in Michigan’s long-term economic revitalization strategies. Thompson Adams was also featured in Corp! business magazine for her commitment to diversity.


Charles McGlothlin

Charles McGlothlin, assistant professor of occupational safety and health, was featured in a Suburban Lifestyles article as the recipient of the Michigan Safety Professional of the Year award.


David Dulio

David Dulio, associate professor of political science, was featured in the Associated Press, Detroit News and articles examining several races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Klemanski

John Klemanski, professor of political science, was featured in the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and, providing insight on several 2008 election races.


Sid Mittra

Sid Mittra, emeritus professor of finance, was featured in the Rochester Post for his talk on Michigan’s economic woes at the Older Person’s Commission in Rochester.
Campus Events

Madeleine Albright

The Detroit News and Oakland Press covered former Secretary of State Madeleine Alright’s Oct. 14 lecture at OU.

Stem Cell Conference

The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press,, and reported on the panel discussion held at OU examining the controversy surrounding stem cell research.


Congressional Candidate Forum

The Oakland Press and Observer-Eccentric reported on a forum hosted at OU featuring the 9th district Congressional candidates, including incumbent Republican Joe Knollenberg and Democratic challenger Gary Peters.


Alumni Awards

Suburban Lifestyles announced the recipients of this year’s OU Alumni Awards.


Honorary Degree

The Oakland Press noted the OU School of Business Administration's plans to confer an honorary degree upon global business leader Narayana Murthy.


Energy Conference

The Rochester Post and WWJ Newsradio950 reported on a three-day conference at OU titled “Peak Oil Community Solutions,” a collaborative effort to establish energy-efficient ways of living.


Transparency Talk

The Observer-Eccentric reported on the transparency forum held at OU. The forum examined how government agencies spend taxpayer dollars.


Global Leadership Conference

The Detroit Free Press announced the OU School of Business Administration’s conference on global leadership in an evolving international marketplace.


Brooksie Way Half Marathon

The Oakland Press, Suburban Lifestyles and covered the success of the Brooksie Way Half Marathon. A total of 4,000 runners competed in the race.


OUCARES Center Stage Film Premiere

The Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press reported on OUCARES Center Stage Film Premiere, featuring a short film put together at OUCARES film camp for autistic children over the summer.


Coming Out Week

The Detroit Free Press announced the “Remembering Mathew Shepard: A Call to Erase Hate” event held at OU in support of “National Coming Out Week.” The Oakland Press announced all of the events for “Coming Out Week” at OU.


Women and Gender Studies Film Festival

Suburban Lifestyles reported on the upcoming Women and Gender Studies film festival, which will examine how gender issues impact the electoral process in contemporary American society.


Romanticism Conference

The Oakland Press noted the International Conference on Romanticism, an event featuring presentations from leading experts in the field.


Maurice Brown Poetry Reading

The Observer-Eccentric and Suburban Lifestyles announced the annual Maurice Brown Poetry Reading, featuring critically-acclaimed poet Albert Goldbarth.


City Management Panel

The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press reported on the “Running a City in the 21st Century” panel discussion, in which city leaders spoke about the contemporary challenges involved in public administration.


Garden Club Garage Sale

The Oakland Press, Suburban Lifestyles and Observer-Eccentric featured articles on a garage sale fundraiser in support of the Meadow Brook Hall Garden Club.


Detroit Pistons

The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press announced the open practice for the Detroit Pistons practice held in the O’Rena.


Murder by Poe

Suburban Lifestyles announced the performance of “Murder by Poe” to kick off the season at Meadow Brook Theater.


A Nightmare on Elm Street LIVE!

The Oakland Press announced OU Theater students’ performance of “A Nightmare on Elm Street LIVE!"
Remarkable Students and Alumni

Jessica Boyle

OU student athlete Jessica Boyle was featured in the Oakland Press and Observer-Eccentric for her outstanding performance on the women’s soccer team.


Jodi Kethe

Former OU student Jodi Kethe was featured in a Macomb Daily article about her run for re-election as Lennox Township Clerk against a write-in candidate.


Makesi Lewis

OU student Makesi Lewis was featured in the Oakland Press for his outstanding performance on the men’s soccer team.


Michelle Taylor

OU student Michelle Taylor was featured in a Macomb Daily article about the tight competition young people face for entry-level jobs.

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