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

Medical School
Corp! Magazine featured an article on the medical schools in Michigan, noting that Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine is the most developed of the state's three new medical schools.

OU INC
Metromodemedia reported on Enerwatch, a Macomb-OU Incubator-based company that specializes in making commercial buildings energy efficient. The firm signed six large contracts last year, which allowed it to hire six new employees.

Music Learning
The Oakland Press reported on a new partnership between Oakland University and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that will allow OU music students the opportunity to receive private lessons from DSO musicians specializing in classical, jazz and vocal music. 
  

Community Engagement

 

Creating the Future II
The Oakland Press and Metromodemedia reported on Creating the Future II, an initiative that will focus on how Oakland University can play a pivotal role in helping address community and national challenges.

Summer Mathematics Institute
The Oakland Press reported on Oakland University's Summer Mathematics Institute, a program that gives 36 mathematically gifted high school students the opportunity to study college-level math. The students spend six weeks learning complex math concepts such as linear algebra and number theory with cryptography.

Basketball Fundraiser
The Oakland Press reported on Tunes for the Team, a dueling piano event hosted by the OU men's basketball team at JD's Key Club in downtown Pontiac. The event will raise money to help finance the Lou Henson Tournament that the Grizzlies will be hosting in December. 
 

Inspired Faculty and Staff
  

Virinder Moudgil
Dr. Virinder Moudgil, Oakland University's senior vice president for Academic Affairs and Provost, was featured in the Oakland Press for authoring an editorial on the university's continued success in finding financial resources despite challenging economic conditions.

John Klemanski
Dr. John Klemanski, OU professor of political science, was quoted in a Detroit News article discussing Michigan's upcoming gubernatorial race.

Al Lorenzo
Dr. Al Lorenzo, executive in residence at Oakland University, was quoted in the Macomb Daily and C&G News commenting on the upbeat outlook many Macomb County business owners have on the area's economic future. 
 

Campus Events
 

Concours d'Elegance of America
The Rochester Post reported on the Concours d'Elegance of America, the automobile exhibition held annually at Meadow Brook Hall.

OUCARES Film Camp
The Detroit News and Oakland Press reported on the fifth annual film camp hosted by Oakland University's Center for Autism Research, Education and Support. Led by actor and entertainer Joey Travolta, the camp offers individuals with autism the opportunity to write, direct, act in and edit their own short film.

Music Festival
The Oakland Press reported on the Meadow Brook Music Festival's 10th annual Wine and Food Festival which will bring together award-winning wineries from across the world for an afternoon of wine-tasting, glass-blowing demonstrations, special exhibits and displays.

Feet for Seats
The Oakland Press reported on Feet for Seats, a 5K run and walk held on the Oakland University campus in support of Meadow Brook Theatre.

John and Marie Pino Leadership Celebration
The Oakland Press featured an article on local business owners John and Marie Pino, who were honored at the 2010 SEHS Leadership Celebration for their wealth of contributions to OU.

Golf Outing
The Rochester Post reported on the Rochester Rotary's Charity Golf Outing, which will take place at Oakland University's R&S Sharf Golf Course. The event will benefit the Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education and Support and other rotary charities. 
 

Remarkable Students and Alumni


Laura Purdy

OU graduate student Laura Purdy was featured in an Oakland Press article discussing play therapy, a form of communication in which children use toys to express their thoughts and ideas.

Tara Taylor
OU graduate student Tara Taylor was featured in an Oakland Press article after she helped organize a benefit concert to be held at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac to support those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Derrick Nelson
Former OU basketball standout Derrick Nelson was featured in the Oakland Press after signing a contract to play professional basketball in Europe.

Melissa Jeltema
Former OU basketball standout Melissa Jeltema was featured in the Oakland Press after signing a contract to play professionally in Germany.

Jonathan Jones
Former Golden Grizzly point guard Jonathan Jones was featured in the Oakland Press after signing a contact to play professionally in Slovakia.

Mitch Hildebrandt
Mitch Hildebrandt was featured in an Oakland Press article chronicling the OU men's soccer team preseason ranking. The junior goalkeeper was named the Summit League's Defensive Player of the Year last season. 
 

Student Engagement

Silverback Moving
The Oakland Press reported on Silverback Moving, a company formed by OU students Dan Evola and Cameron Shea that is helping Oakland University campus residents move into their living quarters for the start of the fall semester.

Laptop Computers
The Oakland Press reported that Oakland University plans to provide lap top computers to incoming students at the OU William Beaumont School of Medicine.

Boosting Enrollment

Building Donation
The Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, C&G News and Metromodemedia and Crain's Detroit Business reported on the donation of the Towne Square Building in Mount Clemens to Oakland University for a new educational facility in the heart of the city's downtown area. Oakland plans to invest $2 million to convert the 25,000-square-foot office structure into classrooms and offices for faculty and advisers. 
  

Research

Business Climate Survey
Crain's Detroit Business, Macomb Daily and C&G News reported on the Macomb Business Climate Survey conducted by Oakland University for the Macomb Chamber Alliance and the Macomb County Planning and Economic Development Department to help gauge economic conditions in the area. 
  

Future Students

Dante Williams
Dante Williams, a basketball standout from the Ann Arbor area was featured in the Detroit Free Press after verbally committing to play for the Golden Grizzlies starting in the 2011-2012 season.

Laval Lucas-Perry
Basketball player Laval Lucas-Perry was featured in the Detroit Free Press following his decision to transfer for the University of Michigan and play for the Golden Grizzlies during the 2011-2012 season.

Soccer Recruits
Lucas Diener, Morgan Spann, Konner McNamara, Matt Walker, Garth McClellan, Alex de Leon, Sean Magee, Andrew Barrett and Miche'le Piari were featured in the Oakland Press as the newest recruits of the Oakland University men's soccer team. 
  

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