Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Stephan Sharf Founding Dean Robert Folberg, M.D. has announced he will step down from the position on a yet to be determined date. Oakland University will appoint an interim dean and work with Beaumont Health to assemble a committee and engage a search firm to launch a national search for the next dean. 


Puerto Rican parrots
Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Researchers at Oakland University led an international effort to map and analyze the DNA of three Amazon parrot species, with the goal of preserving the birds from extinction. 


BackBeat
Tuesday, January 22, 2019


With support from OU INC, a Smartzone Business Accelerator located on the campus of Oakland University, and the OU Mobilization Zone, Novi resident Yerko Sepulveda has taken his idea for a wearable, portable rumble pack and practice amp for bassists from concept to commercialization.


Oakland campus
Saturday, January 19, 2019


The Oakland University Police Department received a vague bomb threat regarding South Foundation Hall on Saturday morning, January 19. The building was evacuated and the police department is on the scene and continuing their investigation.


Oakland campus
Friday, January 18, 2019


Two charter class members, Laura (Diffenderfer) Ortiz, M.D., and Lucy Boekelheide, M.D., have returned to OUWB as faculty members and physicians at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.



Friday, January 18, 2019


Calling upon her personal experiences, her thoughts on the role of higher education to support diversity and inclusion, and her hope for the future, Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz submitted this opinion piece to the Detroit Free Press in advance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Honors College students phone chat with Will Jelbert
Thursday, January 17, 2019


More than 9,500 miles separate Oakland University’s Rochester campus from Antarctica. Fortunately, modern technology helps bridge that distance. 



Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Oakland University’s Sigma Xi chapter has been recognized by The Scientific Research Honor Society as one of its leading chapters for the initiation of new members. OU is part of the Research and Doctoral Universities Constituency category within the organization’s more than 500 national and international chapters.



Monday, January 14, 2019


Actor, producer, writer and OU alum Curtis Armstrong, a 1975 graduate of Oakland University’s Academy of Dramatic Art, will be back on campus on Thursday, February 7 for “An Evening with Curtis Armstrong.” It will be a public speaking engagement for the community highlighting his acting career and his Oakland University memories. He will also host a book signing.


Stone Sound Collective
Friday, January 11, 2019


The Soul Food Concert Series will return at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 to Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University for an event featuring inspirational music and words to nurture the soul and elevate the spirit.


Keeper of the Dream Award Recipients
Thursday, January 10, 2019


For helping break down stereotypes and promote racial and cultural understanding, nine students will be recognized during Oakland University’s 27th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 in the Oakland Center Founders Ballrooms on OU’s campus. 


River
Wednesday, January 09, 2019


Oakland University ecologist Scott Tiegs is the lead author of a new scientific paper examining carbon-cycling rates of river-based ecosystems around the world.


man gesturing towards a large screen that displays data on the wall, as a young man observes
Tuesday, January 08, 2019


When the Detroit Regional Chamber began work on an enhanced online data center for regional statistics, it turned to the Oakland University School of Business Southeastern Michigan Economic Data Center (SEMEDC) to fuel its efforts with a project focused on up-to-the-minute information and analysis.


Roop Raj
Monday, January 07, 2019


NOTE: Event originally scheduled for Jan. 14 has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28OU faculty members can learn the secrets of great TV, radio and print media interviews during a special Soundings Series “Nuts and Bolts” session in Banquet Room B on Monday, Jan. 28 from 8- 10 a.m.


Aeolus Quartet
Thursday, January 03, 2019


The award-winning Aeolus Quartet will be joined by revered clarinetist Franklin Cohen, former principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, for a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University.



Thursday, January 03, 2019


Recently the Michigan Legislature approved, and Governor Snyder signed, a $40 million South Foundation Hall renovation and expansion project that will involve Oakland University issuing $10 million in bonds and the state contributing $30 million.


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