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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during July 2012.

Cooley Law School
The Oakland Press reported on the unveiling of a bronze statue of Thomas M. Cooley on the law school's Auburn Hills campus.

Xconomy reported on the OU-Macomb business Incubator, which provides resources and support to startup companies in the fields of physics, engineering and life sciences.

Community Engagement

Telly Award
The Oakland Press and Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch reported on Oakland University's "Reach Beyond the Ordinary" advertising campaign, which won a Telly Award in the local TV and cable category for schools, colleges and universities.

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Gary Russi
Dr. Gary Russi, OU president, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the university's participation in the Michigan Health and Wellness 4x4 Plan, an initiative to promote healthy living.

Ka C Cheok
Dr. Ka C Cheok, professor of engineering, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding a joint effort between OU and Fulbright Scholar Arbnor Pajaziti to develop a mobile autonomous robot capable of detecting land mines.

Barbara Oakley
Dr. Barbara Oakley, associate professor of engineering, was featured in a Washington Times article about a book she co-edited on the subject of altruism.

Terri Orbuch
OU sociology professor Terri Orbuch was featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette question-and-answer column on love and relationships.

Rasul Chaudhry
Rasul Chaudhry, director of the Oakland University William Beaumont Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, was quoted in PR Newswire regarding the institute's work organizing the Second Midwest Conference on Stem Cell Biology and Therapy set for this fall.

Sumi Dinda
Sumi Dinda, an assistant professor of health sciences, was featured in an Oakland Press article regarding a breast cancer research project undertaken by two OU graduate students.

Amy Butler
Amy Butler, director of the OU Incubator, was featured in Xconomy regarding the continued growth of the facility, which now houses 6 tenant clients and 30 accelerator clients.

Julie Trube
Julie Trube, director of Enrollment and Community Outreach at OU-Macomb, was quoted in the Daily Tribune regarding the university's career exploration camp for area high school students.

Greg Kampe
Men's basketball coach Greg Kampe was quoted in several Oakland Press articles concerning current and former OU athletes. He also was featured on ClickonDetroit.com for his support of the national "Coaches vs. Cancer" program.

John Musachio
OU baseball coach John Musachio was quoted in the Macomb Daily regarding the success of Hayden Fox, a former OU baseball player and draft pick of the Miami Marlins.

Greg Jordan
Greg Jordan, director of campus recreation, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the university's participation in the Michigan Health and Wellness 4x4 Plan, an initiative to promote healthy living.

Campus Events

Hug the Hall
The Oakland Press and Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch reported on Meadow Brook Hall's "Hug the Hall" event to celebrate the estate's designation as a national landmark.

Kickstarter Party
The Detroit News reported on a Kickstarter launch party for Ardent Games, a student-owned company out of Oakland University's Ideas to Business Program.

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Mallory Parker
OU student Mallory Parker was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding fundraising efforts of the school's figure skating club.

Hayden Fox
Former OU baseball star Hayden Fox was featured in the Macomb Daily after being selected by the Miami Marlins in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Tony Howard and Carey Ford
OU alumni athletes Tony Howard and Carey Ford were featured in an Oakland Press article chronicling the pair's journey to success from humble beginnings. Both are using their experiences to support the community and help others overcome life's challenges.

Amelita Sanchez and Amy Siebert
OU graduate students Amelita Sanchez and Amy Siebert were featured in the Oakland Press regarding their work on a breast cancer research project.

All-American Golfers
OU students Liz Ecker, Alanna Gerber and Mara Kovac were featured in the Oakland Press after being named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Teams for Division 1.

Future Students

Gregory Davis
Future OU student Gregory Davis was featured in the Detroit Free Press after being named a recipient of the Dr. Kenneth Burnley Memorial Scholarship by the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

Student Engagement

Career Exploration Camp
The Daily Tribune reported on Oakland University's Career Exploration held at the Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens. The four-day camp featured an array of activities, along with guest speakers who shared career insights with high school students from Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair counties.


Breast Cancer Project
OU graduate students Amelita Sanchez and Amy Siebert were featured in the Oakland Press regarding research that could lead to development of a drug to inhibit growth of breast cancer cells. Their findings have been cited in Global Medical Discovery, a science publication based in Canada.

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