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

Law School
The Oakland Press and Metromodemedia.com reported on a project recently approved by the Auburn Hills City Council to create additional housing for students from Cooley Law School and Oakland University.

The Oakland Press reported on the Macomb-OU business incubator after one of its tenants, iTrack LLC, sold navigation technology to Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, a major contractor with the U.S. military.

Community Engagement

Men's Basketball
Oakland University's men's basketball team was featured in the Oakland Press and Detroit News following a strong start this season.

Women's Basketball
Oakland University's women's basketball team was featured in the Oakland Press after defeating Clemson University, among other national opponents.

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Gary Russi
OU President Gary Russi penned a commentary in the Oakland Press highlighting the university's major achievements in 2011.

Greg Kampe
OU men's basketball coach Greg Kampe was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding his team's performance this season.

Carol Anne Ketelsen
Carol Anne Ketelson, a career consultant with Oakland's Career Services department, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding job search strategies.

Marilyn Mouradjian
OU instructor Marilyn Mouradjian, RN, MSN, was quoted in VegNews Daily regarding the launch of a new professional development course on veganism. The seven-week online course, led by Mouradjian, will teach students about plant-based cooking and examine the benefits of a vegan diet.

Campus Events

GOP Debate
The Oakland Press and Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch reported on the Republican presidential debate, which took place Nov. 9 on Oakland's campus.

Music Workshops
The Oakland Press reported on a series of music workshops hosted by Oakland's Department of Music Theatre and Dance. The day-long sessions are designed to help area students experience music in a university setting.

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Laval Lucas-Perry
OU basketball standout Laval Lucas-Perry was featured in the Oakland Press ahead of the team's match against the University of Michigan.

Reggie Hamilton
OU basketball standout Reggie Hamilton was featured in the Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press following the team's hard-fought game against the University of Michigan.

Neal Ruhl
Oakland graduate Neil Ruhl was featured in the Oakland Press after he became color commentator for OU men's basketball broadcasts, joining play-by-play announcer Mario Impemba.

Aricka Pore
OU student Aricka Pore was featured in the Oakland Press regarding her show on 88.3 WXOU campus radio. The program, called "Getting a job w/ Mz. Pumpkin," is focused on helping listeners prepare for success in the job market.

New Year's Eve Racers
Oakland University students Lisa Veneziano, Kenny Wall and alumnus Tim Rowland were featured in the Flint Journal for participating in the New Year's Eve Resolution eight-kilometer road race. Veneziano and Wall were the top finishers at the annual event, which took place at the downtown Flint YMCA.

OU Runners
Oakland students Katelynne Hartman and Alex Katona were featured in the Oakland Press after being recognized as The Summit League's Indoor Track Athletes of the Week.

Honors College Students
OU Honors College members Erin Feeny, Alexander Grix and Cody Petzold were featured in the Oakland Press after they received nearly $67,000 in scholarships from Credit Union ONE.

Student Engagement

Study Abroad
MLive.com reported that OU will expand its summer study abroad program next year by adding courses in Ghana to its curriculum.

Vegan Class
VegNews Daily reported on a new professional development course on veganism being launched this fall through OU's School of Nursing. The seven-week online course will teach students about plant-based cooking and examine the health benefits of a vegan diet.

Patient Actors
The Detroit News reported on training programs in which actors play the role of patients to be examined by medical students at various schools, including Oakland University.

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