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OU Presents

OU Presents

2017

April 7th, 2017 World Music Children's Concert

The World Music program at OU invites guest artist Ray Holman to accompany them in their annual semester end concert.

April 6th, 2017 OC Expansion Ground Breaking

OU breaks ground on the long awaited expansion of the Oakland Center.

April 5th, 2017 DEI Conference: Ian Haney Lopez

The annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference invites Ian Haney Lopez to give his lecture about diversity titled "Anger or Inclusion: The Connections Between Race, Democracy, and Economic Inequality".

April 5th, 2017 DEI Conference: Terrell Strayhorn

The annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference invites Terrell Strayhorn to speak to attendees about "Leveraging Diversity: Creating A Community of Belonging".

February 16th, 2017 BFA Senior Showcase

Seniors in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at OU come together to showcase their learned talent to friends, family, and fans in this annual showcase.

February 6th, 2017 The Civil Rights Movement, Freedom Schools, and the Tranformation of America

As a part of African American Celebration Month, OU Professor DeWitt S. Dykes discusses how the civil rights movement transformed America so that all students can seek and receive a transformative education and be better prepared for the future.

January 18th, 2017 Evangelization in the 21st Century

The Catholic Student Society invite Mr. Thomas Mulcahy to talk on a wide range of modern topics affecting the Faith today--evangelization in particular in a secular world.

January 16th, 2017 Keeper of the Dream Awards Ceremony

Eight deserving students are presented Keeper of the Dream scholarships in the 25th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Presentation. Keynote speaker Holly Robinson delivers a fantastic talk about inclusion and autism, and how she deals with the trials facing her life today.

2016

October 4th, 2016 The Many Faces of Nora Mendoza

As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month, artist Nora Mendoza comes to OU to speak with students.

September 27th, 2016 Stuart Dybek Reading

Acclaimed American author Stuart Dybek visits OU to read from his published works.

September 16th, 2016 HHCM Open 2016: Sharon F. Lean

Sharon F. Lean, Associate Professor of Political Science at Waybe State University, opens Hispanic Heritage Celebration Month discussing the current social unrest and inequality in Latin American countries.

July 27th, 2016 Live Telecast with NASA's NEEMO 21 Mission

Oakland University hosts a live interactive telecast with the aquanaut crew of the NASA NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations) 21 mission. This event provided insight into NASA training missions, the diversity of research associated with space exploration, and exposed students to the diverse careers opportunities at NASA.

May 19th, 2016 Faculty & Staff Talent Show

Oakland University faculty and staff gather to show off their talents to the OU community.

April 13th, 2016 World Percussion & Percussion Ensemble Concert

Oakland University Percussion Ensembles perform the music of Ohio University's Roger Braun under the direction of OU's Dan Masalanka & Mark Stone.

March 22nd, 2016 Bodies of Christ

Professor Randall Engle explores the was Jesus Christ has been portrayed over time and what such changes reflect about our understanding of Christianity.

March 21st, 2016 State of the University

Outgoing OUSC President Nicholas Walters addresses the university community.

March 16th, 2016 Authors at Oakland

University Libraries and the Senate Library Committee honor the recent publications of two of OU's faculty, Henri Gooren and Shea Howell.

February18th, 2016 BFA Senior Showcase

Seniors in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at OU come together to showcase their learned talent to friends, family, and fans in this annual showcase.

January 18th, 2016 Keeper of the Dream Awards Ceremony

Five deserving students are presented Keeper of the Dream scholarships in the 24th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Presentation.

2015

November 9, 2015 President's Colloquium Series: Mark Navin  //   Mobile Version

Associate Professor of Philosophy Mark Navin presents his presentation, "Values & Vaccine Refusal."

November 6, 2015 World Music Ensemble - Kid's Concert  //   Mobile Version

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the inaugural fall World Ensemble Concert, the fall 2015 concert feature Bernard Woma, a master musician from Ghana. Check out the full Kid's Concert!

October 9, 2015 Mark Stone Trio CD Release Concert  //   Mobile Version

TOU Faculty Mark Stone invites violinist Alan Grubner and percussionist Dan Piccolo to exhibit their newest album of exotic music, "Karimba Time".

October 6, 2015 History Comes Alive w/ Weldon Matthews  //   Mobile Version

Professor Weldon Matthews discusses the presidential administration of John F. Kennedy and how its decisions affected the Kurds of Iraq during the Cold War.

September 23, 2015 Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading w/ Reginald Dwayne Betts  //   Mobile Version

American poet, memoirist, and teacher Reginald Dwayne Betts reads some of his work and speaks about the process of writing for the annual Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading, held in honor of late professor and beloved OU friend, Maurice F. Brown.

April 29, 2015 Presidential Inauguration: George W. Hynd  //   Mobile Version

Oakland University proudly presents the inauguration of its sixth president, George W. Hynd. At the July 9, 2014, special board of trustees meeting, Hynd was appointed as Oakland University's president, succeeding Betty J. Youngblood. With more than 40 years of educational experience, President Hynd's career includes a number of other leadership roles at nationally recognized universities such as Arizona State University, the College of Charleston (South Carolina), the Medical College of Georgia, Northern Arizona University, Purdue University and the University of Georgia.

March 30, 2015 Varner Vitality Lecture: Morten Lauridsen  //   Mobile Version

The annual Varner Vitality Lecture invites American composer Morten Johannes Lauridsen to speak at OU. Lauridsen is the most frequently performed American Choral composer of all-time. Lauridsen's eight vocal cycles, instrumental works, art songs and series of motets are performed throughout the world, and several of his more than 200 CDs have received Grammy nominations.

March 16, 2015 Faculty and Staff Talent Show  //   Mobile Version

OU's annual Faculty & Staff Talent Show showcases the skills of the OU community.

March 12, 2015 Moosejaw Speaker Event: Eoin Comerford  //   Mobile Version

Eoin Comerford, CEO of leading outdoor retailer Moosejaw, presents his talk titled "Creating Brands People will Love.... Or Possibly Hate" talking about three keys to creating a differentiated brand with a passionate following. The talk includes tips, examples and a video of people in their underwear.

March 3, 2015 Virtually Perfect: Media & Body Image   //   Mobile Version

Bethany Helfman discusses the effects of social media on body image.

March 2, 2015 State of Academic Affairs Address   //   Mobile Version

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James Lentini delivers the 2015 State of Academic Affairs Address.

January 27, 2015 HIV Awareness & Empowering Our Community   //   Mobile Version

A part of African American Celebration Month and a HIV Awareness event, speakers discuss HIV and the impact of the virus on the African American community and how to educate and save lives through awareness and treatment.

January 19, 2015 Keeper of the Dream Awards Ceremony   //   Mobile Version

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision, five students who exemplify his legacy are award the Keeper of the Dream Scholarship in recognition of there strides to keep the dream alive.

2014

November 13, 2014 Shakespeare and the Cut  //   Mobile Version

Dr. Bruce Smith, a distinguished scholar of Shakespeare and a dean’s professor of English and Theater at USC Dornsife, informs of awareness to the various forms of cutting in Shakespeare's scripts: stabbing, piercing, slashes, engraving sarcastic remarks, tribulations, insulting someone by calling them "cut" fashioning of beards and styling of garments.

November 6th, 2014 25 Years After the Fall of the Wall   //   Mobile Version

A discussion that reflects on the landmark fall of the Berlin Wall, assessing the promise(s) it portended, what it meant for peo

October 22, 2014 Reading by Steven Gillis  //  Mobile Version

Enjoy a reading from author Steven Gillis.

October 16, 2014 MDP Rally at Oakland University-HILLARY CLINTON  //  Mobile Version

Former First Lady, United States Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a guest appearance with the Michigan Democratic Party at a special event in the Oakland University O'rena.

October 14, 2014 President's Colloquium Series: Kathleen Pfeiffer  //   Mobile Version

Professor of English Kathleen Pfeiffer presents her work as a biographer her presentation, "The Biographer's Dilemma."

October 10, 2014 "Guess Who's Gay" Panel  //   Mobile Version

A panel discussion held by the GSA discusses sexuality and identity with the campus community.

September 22, 2014 Hammerle Lecture: Pamela MCCauley, Ph.D.  //   Mobile Version

Established in 1987, the lecture is named in honor of the late Dr. William G. Hammerle, founding professor of engineering at Oakland University. The series hosts presenters who reflect Dr. Hammerle’s creative approach to problem-solving. This year featured Dr. Pamela McCauley, a nationally recognized speaker, Presidential Energy Fellow, an award-winning educator, and a full professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida.

July 9, 2014 OU President Hynd Press Conference - Full  //   Mobile Version

Following a national search, the Oakland University Board of Trustees has appointed George W. Hynd as the school’s new president. Hynd becomes the sixth president in the University's history, succeeding Betty J. Youngblood, who had served as interim president since July 2013. Hear what he has to say in his first public appearance as Oakland University's president.

July 7th, 2014 New AD Jeffrey Konya Press Conference - Full   //   Mobile Version

Oakland University announces the appointment of Jeffrey F. Konya as director of athletics, effective August 11, 2014. See what he has to say at his first press conference as OU's new athletic director.

June 19, 2014 World Music Summer Concert  //   Mobile Version

Check out the full annual outdoor concert held by Oakland University’s World Music Ensembles (Akwaaba, African ensemble; and Pan-Jumbies steel band).

April 10, 2014 Richard J. Burke Lecture: Michael Walzer  //   Mobile Version

Renowned author and political thinker Michael Walzer, Ph.D., presents Oakland University’s 2014 Richard J. Burke Lecture in Philosophy, Religion and Society. Dr. Walzer’s talk, “Ideas of Peace in the Hebrew Bible,” features a critical analysis of six biblical passages, from Deuteronomy, Kings, and Isaiah, each offering different ideas of what peace means and what a peaceful world would look like.

March 31, 2014 Guitar Ensemble  //   Mobile Version

 

Enjoy performances by Oakland’s guitar majors, showcasing repertoire from around the world.

March 27, 2014 Arts After Work: Provost's Concert  //   Mobile Version

The annual showcase of the faculty’s work features James P. Lentini, Oakland University’s newly-appointed senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, and a distinguished composer and guitarist.

March 21, 2014 African Cultural Show  //   Mobile Version

The African Cultural Show is a talent showcase filled with music, dancing, and even a taste of tradition cuisine!

March 18, 2014 Roots of Harry Potter  //   Mobile Version

As part of the traveling exhibit "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Magic, Science, and Medicine," on campus experts discuss the origins of the beloved Harry Potter world in Renaissance science, art history, and literature.

March 13, 2014 Free Prisoner of Conscience Dhondup Wangchen  //   Mobile Version

Amnesty International at OU raises awareness about prisoners of conscience like Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen who has been imprisoned in China since 2008 for making his documentary "Leaving Fear Behind." Political Science professor Alan Epstein analyzes the current human rights environment in China and Tibet.

March 11, 2014 Ukraine in Crisis  //   Mobile Version

Experts from Political Science and International Studies at Oakland University explore the toppling of the country’s president, Russian intervention in Crimea, and consequences for the United States, Europe and international peace and security.

March 6, 2014 Pure Michigan Panel  //   Mobile Version

Pure Michigan at Oakland Univeristy hosts the final installment of the Pure Michigan Speaker Series, bringing in 4 panelists from the Metro-Detroit area to talk about why they chose to live in Southeast Michigan and what's going on in the region.

February 19, 2014 The Roaring 20's w/ Bradley Hoos  //   Mobile Version

Bradley Hoos, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Office of Grand Circus, explores and analyzes the effect of "having a plan" early in your career, and the reality that the decisions, choices, and results you experience in your 20's will play a huge role in determining your career success and earning potential for the rest of your adult life.

February 13, 2014 Seeking civil Rights in 1960s Mississippi  //   Mobile Version

As a part of the 2014 African American Celebration Month, Charles E. Cobb, Jr., who has worked as a journalist, social commentator and university lecturer since the 1960's, discusses his personal experience as well as his evaluation of civil rights achieved, denied, and still being sought today. .

January 14, 2014 History Comes Alive w/ Dan Clark  //   Mobile Version

Professor Dan Clark discusses the reality of economic conditions for autoworkers in the post-World War II era, as revealed in local Detroit newspapers in his talk titled "The Elusive Postwar Boom - Detroit Autoworkers Through Local Newspapers, 1945-1960."

2013

December 19, 2013 Faculty & Staff Talent Show // Mobile Version

Presented by the Oakland University AP Assembly, see OU faculty and staff exhibit their hidden talents.

December 2, 2013 President's Colloquium Series: Meir Shillor // Mobile Version

Professor of Mathematics Meir Shillor presents his work with his presentation, "The Mathematics of Change."

November 21, 2013 Surviving the Robot Apocalypse // Mobile Version

While many talks have focused on surviving the zombie apocalypse, few have given us insights into how to handle the killer robots. Join speaker Wolfgang Goerlich as he speaks about how to survive the inevitable Robot Apocalypse.

October 30, 2013 Living Little in an Average World // Mobile Version

Join representatives from Little People of America for a discussion that focuses on the experience of living as a little person in the United States.

October 29, 2013 Five Years Excavating Khirbet Qeiyafa // Mobile Version

Explore five years of excavating one of the most famous biblical locations, Khirbet Qeiyafa, believed to be the location of the battle of David and Goliath. Learn how to be a part of the new excavation season of 2014.

October 22, 2013 Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading w/ Laura Kasischkez /Mobile Version

Accomplished poet and author Laura Kasischke reads some of her work for the annual Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading, held in honor of late professor and beloved OU friend, Maurice F. Brown.

October 10, 2013 "Flashes of War" Reading w/ Author Katey Schultz // Mobile Version

Author Katey Schultz reads from her newest compilation of flash fiction, Flashes of War.

September 13, 2013 The Faircloth Lecture Series feat. Dr. Rita Charon // Mobile Version

Dr. Rita Charon, founder and executive director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, describes the many ways physicians have to establish and maintain contact with their patients.

September 13, 2013 New Student Convocation // Mobile Version

Start your experience at Oakland University by attending New Student Convocation.

May 28, 2013 Mary Beth Snyder Farewell Reception // Mobile Version

Saying goodbye to a respected and esteemed leader of Oakland University.

April 19, 2013 Elliott Tower Groundbreaking // Mobile Version

Members of Oakland University's growing collegiate community break ground today on a 151-foot carillon tower, generously donated by longtime university benefactors Hugh and Nancy Elliott, that will serve as an architectural centerpiece for the OU campus.

April 16, 2013 Faculty Recognition // Mobile Version

Join the OU Faculty as outstanding members are recognized for their hard work and dedication to Oakland University.

April 16, 2013 New Student Housing Groundbreaking // Mobile Version

Oakland University administrators demonstrate their commitment to campus life by breaking ground on the new student housing complex.

April 11, 2013 Arts at Noon // Mobile Version

An "Arts at Noon" performance.

April 10, 2013 Richard J. Burke Lecture // Mobile Version

The Richard J. Burke Lecture featuring Dr. Jonathon Lear.

April 10, 2013 The Evolution of Corruption in Russia // Mobile Version

Professor Ekaterina Mishina offers an analysis of why corruption continues to flourish in Russia and discusses how the endemic corruption will remain one of the country’s great challenges going forward.

April 3, 2013 Poetry Reading by Louie Skipper // Mobile Version

A poetry reading by Louie Skipper, a Franciscan friar and priest in the Episcopal Church, of his published works.

March 29, 2013 Intrigue Hip Hop Dance Showcase // Mobile Version

Check out OU's hip hop dance team Intrigue exhibit their dance moves at their annual showcase.

March 18, 2013 CAS Lecture w/ Tariq Ramadan // Mobile Version

A College of Arts and Sciences lecture featuring Tariq Ramadan.

March 14, 2013 A Reading by Andy Mozina // Mobile Version

Join award winning author Andy Mozina as he conducts a reading of his published works.

February 28, 2013 The Body Monologues // Mobile Version

Check out this performance titled "The Body Monologues."

January 31, 2013 My Family, My Community, Ujima // Mobile Version

A discussion about where Michigan is in terms of social justice.

January 21, 2013 Keeper of the Dream Awards Ceremony // Mobile Version

The 21st Annual Keeper of the Dream Award Ceremony.

2012

November 28, 2012 Elmore & Peter Leonard // Mobile Version

Acclaimed author Elmore Leonard and his author son Peter Leonard visit OU.

November 8, 2012 An Evening with Ann Lehmann // Mobile Version

Ann Lehmann, author of "The Accidental Teacher" visits OU.

November 8, 2012 Campaign Round-Up // Mobile Version

A timely discussion about the recent November 2012 election.

October 31, 2012 President’s Colloquium Series: Charles Lindemann // Mobile Version

Charles Lindemann presents his research for the President's Colloquium Series.

October 3, 2012 Engineering Building Ground Breaking Ceremony // Mobile Version

Oakland University breaks ground on its new engineering building.

September 27, 2012 Poet & Performer Mayda Del Valle // Mobile Version

Poet and performer Mayda Del Valle visited Oakland University.

September 21, 2012 HHB Grand Opening // Mobile Version

Oakland University's newest building officially opens.

September 4, 2012 New Student Convocation // Mobile Version

Start your experience at Oakland University by attending New Student Convocation.

August 13, 2012 Ronald Sudol Farewell Reception // Mobile Version

Dr. Ronald Sudol retires from Oakland University. We celebrate his time with us and say good-bye.

April 26, 2012 OUWB First Year Perspectives // Mobile Version

A look back on the first year of the new Oakland University William Beaumont School of medicine and its monumental achievements.

April 19, 2012 Sharon Wilhelm Excellence Awards // Mobile Version

This award ceremony celebrates clerical staff members who have demonstrated devotion to outstanding service at Oakland University. Established in honor of Sharon L. Wilhelm, who served the University in various support and administrative roles for 45 years, the award celebrates her extraordinary work ethic and supportive can-do attitude. The award recognizes eligible employees who provide high-level administrative support and mirror Mrs. Wilhelm’s exemplary work standards.

April 16, 2012 14th Annual Poetry Bash // Mobile Version

Poetry lovers, English majors, OU alumni, and enjoyers of festive celebrations gathered to are thumb their noses at tax day by participating in the 14th annual Poetry Bash. Participants read a variety of famous and original work, sharing their love of poetry by showcasing their favorite poems.

April 9, 2012 Faculty Recognition // Mobile Version

For their tireless dedication to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research and service, OU honored faculty members who provide students a distinctive.

April 4, 2012 Noche de Literatura // Mobile Version

Student contributors to the 2012 volume of ""Nuestras Voces: A Poetry & Prose Journal" come together to read tfrom their German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, or French original pieces. This night celebrates the third volume of the journal.

March 28, 2012 Oakland County’s Improving Economy feat. L. Brooks Patterson // Mobile Version

The Oakland University School of Business Administration and the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce welcome Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in delivering a Keynote Breakfast Address focusing on the county’s improving economic outlook and the plan to build on Oakland County’s record of success through economic development and quality of life programs.

March 22, 2012 The Dating Doctor: David Coleman // Mobile Version

A presentation by the real life Hitch! David Coleman, the Dating Doctor, gives a presentation on his area of expertise: relationships. Learn how to be a better girlfriend, boyfriend, and all around dater from the most qualified love coach around!

March 21, 2012 Women in Politics & Media // Mobile Version

A panel discussion, held as a part of the 2012 Oakland University Symposium: Empowering Women in the Global Community, that explores current roles of women in politics and the media.

March 14, 2012 Artist Lecture: Rosy Keyser

In conjunction with Meadow Brook Art Gallery exhibition, "Idealizing the Imaginary: Illusion and Invention in Contemporary Painting", artist Rosy Keyser discusses her career and work in the show. Link removed at the request of the speaker.

March 13, 2012 ECO Conference: Climate Change Discussion // Mobile Version

Guest speaker Peter Sinclair from the Climate Reality Project gives an interactive presentation about the science of climate change.

March 8, 2012 Fiction w/ Author Bonnie Jo Campbell // Mobile Version

Nationally known fiction writer and Kalamazoo native, Bonnie Jo Campbell, visits Oakland University's campus to read from her published works: two short story collections and two novels.

February 28, 2012 Bye Bye Barbie // Mobile Version

This presentation by Drs. Tanis Hastmann, Jennifer Lucarelli, and Erin Meyers discusses how the media influences our attitudes and perceptions about our bodies.

February 8, 2012 Friday Night Live: Nick Pike // Mobile Version

Nick Pike brings his amazing one-man show to Oakland University to celebrate Homecoming 2012. A combination of juggling, acrobatics, fast-paced comedy, hilarious audience participation and stunts so dangerous no one else in the world performs them, Nick brings the audience an evening of laughter and amazement.

February 7, 2012 DRUM & Black Revolution // Mobile Version

General Baker, leader of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement presents his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, specifically in the Detroit automotive industry. This event is a part of the African-American Celebration Month festivities at Oakland University.

February 6, 2012 Kresge Poetry Readings // Mobile Version

A look at the February 2012 Poetry Reading hosted by Kresge Library. These monthly gatherings encourage all poets and poetry lovers among students, faculty, and staff, to join and share original work or favorite poems.

February 2, 2012 How Not to Worry // Mobile Version

A short presentation by graduate student Daud Yar on what "worry" really is and how to avoid/deal with it throughout your life.

January 31, 2012 Sit-Ins & Freedom Rides // Mobile Version

John W. Hardy, activist, actor, and educator presents his experiences from the 1960's and his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. This event is a part of the African-American Celebration Month festivities at Oakland University.

January 17, 2012 USSR: 20 Years Later // Mobile Version

Four special lecturers reflect on Russia's transition from communism and its uncertain future.

January 16, 2012 Keeper of the Dream Awards Ceremony // Mobile Version

The Keeper of the Dream Award was established in January 1993 to recognize Oakland University students who have contributed to interracial understanding and good will. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement (a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at time of application), a clear career focus and academic persistence (student must be returning to Oakland in the fall and winter semester of the following academic year).

January 16, 2012 ”I Have A Dream” OU Version // Mobile Version

Oakland University students, faculty and staff present Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech.

January 12, 2012 // Mobile Version

Distinguished Professor Nathan Abrams from Bangor University visited Oakland University to speak about famous playwright Arthur Miller and his controversial life.

2011

November 16, 2011 President’s Colloquium Series: Andrea Eis // Mobile Version

Andrea Eis presents her research, "Art & Marginalia: The Intrigue of Tiny Black Script in the Margins," for the President's Colloquium Series.

October 11, 2011 Friday Night Live: Nick Pike // Mobile Version

Published poet Molly Peacock reads some of her work for the annual Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading, held in honor of late professor and beloved OU friend, Maurice F. Brown.

October 10, 2011 China’s 1911 Revolution // Mobile Version

A discussion about the revolution in China that began in 1911.

October 7, 2011 Debating the Issues // Mobile Version

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September 31st, 2011 New Student Convocation // Mobile Version

This formal ceremony, usually held the first day of classes each fall semester, marks the beginning of a student's academic career. The event includes a formal procession of faculty in academic regalia and presentations by the university president and campus representatives.

September 30, 2011 Anton/Frankel Center Grand Opening // Mobile Version

Oakland University officials hosted a grand opening ceremony today for the third of Oakland's educational facilities located in Macomb County. Located at 20 South Main Street in Mount Clemens, the 25,422-square-foot Anton/Frankel Center was generously donated to the university by prominent investors and developers, Gebran Anton and Stuart Frankel. The two-story building provides new, state-of-the-art classrooms and offices for advising, student support services, faculty and staff. Renovation of the facility has taken place over the last year with the support of a $1.6 million in federal grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

May 20, 2011 5th Annual Clinton River Water Festival // Mobile Version

The Clinton River Water Festival is an educational and enjoyable learning experience for fifth-grade students from the Clinton River Watershed community schools in Oakland County. The festival design allows students to learn about the central role water and the Clinton River play within the region. Some of the topics that are explored during the festival include: storm water, waste water treatment, soil erosion, wetlands, creeks and streams, habitat, as well as sources of pollution.

February 10th, 2011 Richard J. Burke Lecture: Susan Haack // Mobile Version

The 2011 Richard Burke Lecture features Dr. Susan Haack as she explores specific areas of the United States Constitution. She will discuss the history of the evolution of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause, specifically its role in cases involving the teaching of evolution in public high schools. This legal history draws on the conjecture that over many years, a relatively modest understanding of the Establishment Clause because of James Madison has been largely, though not completely, displaced by a more ambitious understanding because of Thomas Jefferson, and is punctuated by philosophical asides on questions about the (in)compatibility of the theory of evolution with religious beliefs, the meaning of “theory,” and the demarcation of science.

January 19, 2011 Who’s Borders Are They? // Mobile Version

Professor Pierre Englebert of Pomona College comes to OU's campus to deliver a public lecture discussing the origins, nature, and consequences of international boundaries in modern Africa. Professor Englebert's lecture will focus on the arbitrary nature of borders in Africa, discuss whether such borders should remain unaltered in the face of abject failure, and more generally, whether 'nation-states' remain useful as a central organizational scheme for the modern globalized world.

January 17, 2011 Keeper of the Dream Awards Ceremony // Mobile Version

Four deserving students are presented Keeper of the Dream scholarships in the 19th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Presentation. Additionally, famous African American actor Lou Gosset Jr. delivers a keynote address regarding his achievements and the struggle faced by minorities today.

2010

November 18, 2010 Campaign Round-Up // Mobile Version

Terri L. Towner (Department of Political Science) moderates a panel discussion about the results of the November 2nd election. The panel consists of Susan Demas (Michigan Information & Research Service), Bernie Porn (EPIC-MRA), Rich Robinson (Michigan Campaign Finance Network), and Chuck Stokes (WXYZ Channel 7).

November 14, 2010 Between Homeland Security & Facebook: Surveillance Studies Today // Mobile Version

Surveillance Studies specialist David Lyon from Queens University Security Studies Centre speaks on the monitoring aspects of today’s technology and social mediums. Using Facebook as a prime example, Lyon discusses the processes in which organizations (government, marketing groups, corporations, etc.) collect information from the site, and what they can use this information for.

November 6, 2010 Alumni Awards Banquet // Mobile Version

The Alumni Awards Banquet was to commemorate those distinguished graduated students who made a difference and were active while attending Oakland University. They also were commemorated for their continued help and support for Oakland. The banquet celebrated them and their achievements.

November 4, 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer Junot Diaz // Mobile Version

Junot Diaz, a Dominican-American fiction writer, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," read and discussed his work with the Oakland University community. This is a rare opportunity to hear what Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times has called "one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices." This reading is in conjunction with Celebrating the Liberal Arts Frontiers and Borders theme for the 2010-2011 academic year.

October 27, 2010 President’s Colloquium Series: Yang Xia // Mobile Version

The president of Oakland University supports a colloquium series to showcase faculty research at the university. In this year's lecture, professor of physics Yang Xia presents his research.

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October19, 2010 State of Academic Affairs // Mobile Version

Join Dr. Virinder Moudgil as he delivers the State of Academic Affairs update.

September 22, 2010 Anton/Frankel Center Exchanging of the Keys // Mobile Version

Gebran Anton and Stuar Frankel donated the Towne Square II building at 20 Main Street in Mount Clemens to the university, a gift valued at approximately $2 million. OU will rename the building the Oakland University Anton/Frankel Center.

September 1, 2010 New Student Convocation // Mobile Version

This formal ceremony, usually held the first day of classes each fall semester, marks the beginning of a student's academic career. The event includes a formal procession of faculty in academic regalia and presentations by the university president and campus representatives.

May 21, 2010 4th Annual Clinton River Water Festival // Mobile Version

The Clinton River Water Festival is an educational and enjoyable learning experience for fifth-grade students from the Clinton River Watershed community schools in Oakland County. The festival design allows students to learn about the central role water and the Clinton River play within the region. Some of the topics that are explored during the festival include: storm water, waste water treatment, soil erosion, wetlands, creeks and streams, habitat, as well as sources of pollution. Several governmental and environmental agencies work with Pre-College Programs to plan and execute the festival at Oakland University.

February 1, 2010 University Update // Mobile Version

Join Dr. Gary Russi and university colleagues for a university update. Several university leaders and Dr. Russi will share current information on selected university initiatives. Questions and answers at the conclusion of the session.

January 28, 2010 Keeper of the Dream Awards Ceremony // Mobile Version

Three outstanding undergraduate Oakland University students have received the prestigious Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards for their contributions and promotion of interracial understanding and tolerance. All three students have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and have shown themselves to be exceptional students and dedicated citizens of the community.

2009

October 22, 2009 Technology Center Grand Opening   //   Mobile Version

The Grand Opening Celebration of the Technology Learning Center at Kresge Library Information Commons e-Learning and Instructional Support UTS Help Desk Brief remarks by: Gary D. Russi, President Virinder Moudgil, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Julie Voelck, Dean Cathryn Cheal, Assistant Vice President of e-Learning and Instructional Support.

October 20, 2009 President’s Colloquium Series: Todd Estes // Mobile Version

The president of Oakland University supports a colloquium series to showcase faculty research at the university. Faculty members from any rank and discipline are eligible to apply. This year, Todd Estes delivers his talk titled “How Politics Worked 200 Years Ago & How it Compares to Politics Today.”

September 17, 2009 Varner Vitality Series: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India // Mobile Version

The Varner Vitality Series invites former India president Abdul Kalam to speak to Oakland’s community.

September 14, 2009 Hispanic Heritage Month: Opening Ceremony // Mobile Version

To open Hispanic Celebration Month, Dr. Virinder Moudgil, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Keynote Speaker Martina Guzmán Martina Guzmán, a Detroit journalist who won the Associated Press Award as Best Individual Reporter for 2008, speak to OU’s community.

September 14, 2009 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony // Mobile Version

Oakland University's annual remembrance of the 9-11 attacks.

September 2, 2009 New Student Convocation // Mobile Version

This formal ceremony, usually held the first day of classes each fall semester, marks the beginning of a student's academic career. The event includes a formal procession of faculty in academic regalia and presentations by the university president and campus representatives.

July 20, 2009 Macomb-OU Incubator Grand Opening // Mobile Version

As many as 400 dignitaries, industry leaders, business advocates and other supporters gathered Monday, July 20, to help the Macomb-OU INCubator celebrate the grand opening of its Sterling Heights facility. span>

May 21, 2009 3rd Annual Clinton River Water Festival // Mobile Version

The Clinton River Water Festival is an educational and enjoyable learning experience for fifth-grade students from the Clinton River Watershed community schools in Oakland County. The festival design allows students to learn about the central role water and the Clinton River play within the region. Some of the topics that are explored during the festival include: storm water, waste water treatment, soil erosion, wetlands, creeks and streams, habitat, as well as sources of pollution.

April 15, 2009 Capital Campaign Celebration // Mobile Version

Celebration to mark the closing of Oakland University's first capital campaign.

January 10, 2009 Keeper of the Dream Award Ceremony // Mobile Version

The Keeper of the Dream Award was established in January 1993 to recognize Oakland University students who have contributed to interracial understanding and good will. The 17th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Ceremony celebrates 4 deserving OU students.

2008

October 14, 2008 Madeline Albright visits OU // Mobile Version

Madeleine Albright Speaks at Oakland University.

September 28, 2008 School of Nursing Grant Award // Mobile Version

Oakland University's School of Nursing receives a presymptom medicine grant.

September 15, 2008 Cooley Law School Announcement // Mobile Version

Oakland University and Thomas Cooley Law School announce their official partnership.

September 2, 2008 New Student Convocation // Mobile Version

The ceremonial beginning for new students attending Oakland University.