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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during the month of July 2007.
Research & Innovation

Eye Research Institute
Coverage of ERI researcher Frank Giblin’s $2 million grant from the National Eye Institute appeared on the front page of the Rochester Post.

Professor of Chemistry Amitava Adhikary was featured in an Oakland Press article about his research on the damage caused to DNA strands by ionizing radiation. He won the 2007 Marie Curie Award from the Radiation Research Society.

Research Initiatives
Vice Provost for Research T. C. Yih was profiled in an article on The article mentions FAJRI, the ERI, the Center for Biomedical Research and OU’s emerging nanotechnology resources.

T. C. Yih was quoted in an X-ology article about nanotechnology. The article also mentioned the nanotechnology symposium held at OU.

Alternative Energy
X-ology magazine highlighted the solar roof on the student apartments community building.


In an Oakland Press article on Rochester Hills’ efforts to attract emerging businesses, OU INC was mentioned as a significant initiative.

Mayor’s Business Council
OU’s role in the Mayor’s Business Council, aimed to boost the business community in Rochester Hills, was covered in the Rochester Post.

Faculty and Staff Experts

State Budget
The Oakland Press quoted a guest column by Dr. Russi in an editorial against separating appropriations for UM, MSU and Wayne State. The same editorial appeared in the Macomb Daily.

Associate Professor Jo Reger, who also directs the Women’s Studies program at OU, was interviewed for a Macomb Daily article on the use of the words “girlfriend” and “boyfriend” for adults.

Professor Dyanne Tracy’s use of beekeeping in education was featured in the Charlevoix Courier.

Chair of Political Science John Klemanski was quoted in a Free Press article on ordinary people running for local office.

Community Engagement

Camp RN
The School of Nursing’s Camp RN was featured in the Detroit Free Press.

AP Summer Institutes
A feature article on OU's AP Summer Institutes appeared on the front page of the Oakland Press. It was also previewed in an Oakland Press brief.

Nursing Conference
The School of Nursing’s upcoming conference, “Envision: Health Care Technology, Education and Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century,” was previewed in the Oakland Press (twice).

Teen Driving Safety Summit
AutoWeek’s Teen Driving Safety Summit, to be held at OU, was previewed in the Observer-Eccentric, Detroit Auto Scene and on It was also featured on the Detroit Report’s homepage.

OU Art Gallery Benefit
An article about the OUAG benefit to be held at Vince and Joe’s Gourmet Market appeared on the front page of the Rochester Post.

Professional Development
A four-day workshop for those who work with special needs students was previewed in the Oakland Press. A course on understanding and preventing domestic violence was previewed in Suburban Lifestyles. Both programs are for teachers, school administrators, social workers and counselors.

Meadow Brook Writing Project
The Meadow Brook Writing Project was featured in an Oakland Press article.

Macomb Town Hall
The 2007-08 Macomb Town Hall series was previewed in the Macomb Daily.


Henry Ford Health System
Nursing Spectrum magazine featured OU’s partnership with Henry Ford Health System to retrain displaced autoworkers for careers in nursing. In addition, Veronica Hall, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of clinical operations at Henry Ford, was listed in Crain’s as an innovator, partly for her role in building the hospital’s partnership with OU to retrain displaced autoworkers for careers in nursing.

Career Expo
The joint OU-Lawrence Tech job expo appeared on the homepage of the Detroit Report. It also appeared on WWJ’s Web site, and in the Observer-Eccentric and the Royal Oak Daily Tribune.

OU-Beaumont Medical School
The medical school partnership was mentioned in an e-Focus Oakland article on Beaumont’s expansion of their Troy facility. It was also mentioned in a Saginaw News article.

Medical Marvels
Crain’s noted the partnership between Beaumont, OU, and the Detroit Science Center for the exhibition on the human body as a significant investment in Detroit’s future.

Global Connections
Children Between Worlds
A new book exhibit called “Children Between Worlds,” now on display in Pawley Hall, was previewed in the Free Press, the Oakland Press, Suburban Lifestyles, Detroit Auto Scene and the Rochester Post. The exhibition has toured the globe.
Boosting Enrollment

Social Work
Application information for OU’s new bachelor’s of social work degree was included in the Oakland Press, Suburban Lifestyles and the Rochester Post.

Open House
The July Transfer Open House was previewed in the Free Press (twice).

Campus Events

Dashboard Confessional
The upcoming Dashboard Confessional concert, sponsored by the Center for Student Activities, was previewed in the Oakland Press.

Concours d’Elegance
Previews of the Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance appeared in the New York Times, the Observer-Eccentric (twice), the Free Press, the Detroit News, the Oakland Press and Detroit Auto Scene.

Jazz in the Garden
The Jazz in the Garden series was previewed in Suburban Lifestyles and the Rochester Post (twice).

Harry Potter
A Harry Potter release party held in the Meadow Brook Hall ballroom was covered by the Detroit News, the Oakland Press and the Free Press.

The Consuls General Invitational Golf Outing was covered in e-Focus Oakland.

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