Cristina Kapustij
Monday, July 01, 2019

Nearly 20 years ago, Cristina Kapustij was sitting in Douglas Wendell’s biology class at Oakland University when the professor shared news of a landmark achievement in the history of science. Researchers working on the Human Genome Project had produced a rough draft of the human genome – a map of the roughly three billion DNA bases that make up the human genetic code. 

Wayne Thibodeau
Friday, June 21, 2019

OU’s Senior Director of Career Services, Wayne Thibodeau, recently received the Don Hunt Service Award from the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance (MCEEA). 

OU’s Summer Carillon Series returns July 5
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Oakland University’s popular summer carillon concert series, which features carillonneurs from around the world, will return on July 5 and continue for six Fridays.

Robert Van Til
Monday, June 17, 2019

The efforts of Oakland University’s Industrial Systems and Engineering (ISE) Department to integrate Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) concepts, techniques and tools into its curriculum are highlighted in Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 4): The Case Studies — the latest book by Dr. John Stark, an internationally recognized expert on PLM.

Friday, June 14, 2019

The impact of the First Year Advising Center (FYAC) at Oakland University has resulted in the department’s selection as the 2019 NACADA Outstanding Advising Program.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

De Witt S. Dykes, Jr., associate professor in the Department of History at Oakland University, has been selected as a 2019 Michigan Chronicle “Men of Excellence” award recipient. 

TreeRunner Adventure Park at OU
Thursday, June 13, 2019

TreeRunner Adventure Park, which features more than 60 trails with zip lines and obstacles of varying levels of difficulty, will officially open on Friday, June 21 on the campus of Oakland University.

OU DSS Peer-to-Peer program
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This fall, Oakland University’s Disability Support Services, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, will be offering a special topics course through social work, sociology and psychology, which will provide an overview of disabilities — with a particular focus on autism spectrum disorders — as well as peer-mediated instruction.

Shanna Dawson
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

From interacting with alumni to working on budgets, to updating web pages, Shanna Dawson does a little bit of everything in her role as an office assistant for the Office of Alumni Engagement at Oakland. 

Friday, May 31, 2019 has published its 2019 rankings for the best Master of Science in Nursing programs in the country, and Oakland University came in at No. 44. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

From June 7-10, Oakland University will host the 27th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which provides an opportunity for engineers and computer scientists from around the world to compete with their uniquely-designed autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGV).

kids in white t-shirts raising their hands in the air
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Oakland University hosted its annual 13th Clinton River Water Festival and 213 fifth graders from Caniff Liberty Academy, Four Corners Montessori Academy, Universal Academy, and Weston Academy attended this event.

man wearing a graduation cap and gown, holding a certificate, standing with a woman
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Paul Ezel, Vice Principal and Lead Mentor Teacher at Dove Academy of Detroit, completed the Oakland University Master’s Program in Teacher Leadership in May 2019.

woman in a white jacket and black shirt smiling at the camera
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Lisa Key, Superintendent of Dove School, is completing the Central Office Certification program at Oakland University. Her project for the program is centered on School Leadership and Support for Turnaround Leadership.

SAT prep
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education program and School of Engineering and Computer Science are partnering to offer a one-week SAT Preparation Camp. 

OU FYAC wins NACADA award
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Oakland University’s First Year Advising Center has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from NACADA, the global community for academic advising.

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