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Friday, April 18, 2014

Students prepare for practicing medicine in a world where 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Five Oakland students presented original research at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, fielding questions from scholars and audience members.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jackie Wiggins, Ed.D., Professor of Music Education and Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University, has been named the inaugural winner of the University’s Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The band won first place in the 1st Section and placed in two additional solo and ensemble contests.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Four veterans are recognized for their outstanding academic performance, leadership and involvement both on OU’s campus and in the surrounding community.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Team members have been inspired by her devotion to Oakland University and the surrounding community.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Project has a special emphasis obesity prevention and is targeted at reducing the number of chronic illnesses for young Arab Americans.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Oakland University’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team comprised of business students Maria Arellano and Eve Lin achieved third place in the marketing strategy competition organized as a part of the 36th Annual International Collegiate Conference of the AMA in New Orleans, LA, this month. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dr. Chopp wins the prestigious 2014 Abraham White Distinguished Science Award.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

OU music professor publishes her first iBook, enhancing the classroom experience for all children, particularly those with learning disabilities.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Enjoy one of the best-known classical music pieces of the 20th-century — sampled by Puff Daddy and Naz — at the April 16 concert at Orchestra Hall.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Whatever the task or challenge put before her, Ellen Keaton wears a smile and frequently reveals her positive attitude by saying, "It's a great day to be a Grizzly."'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The prestigious Nightingale Awards, the only event of its kind in the state, will be held on Thursday, May 8 at theMirage Banquet Hall in Clinton Township.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Faculty recognized for their scholarly achievements, dedication, path-breaking discoveries in research and critical teaching role in educating the leaders of tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Students with developmental disabilities kick off Autism month with life-changing experience.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The 15th Annual MaTilDa Awards to honor outstanding contributions from Music, Theatre and Dance students, alumni and community partners.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Sign up to volunteer for the OU Day of Service event to benefit Kids Against Hunger on Friday, April 11 from 9 - 11 a.m. in the Oakland Center.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Participants will learn how to draw and animate characters and work with design and animation software currently used in the advertising, film design and TV industries.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Services are being held Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. In lieu of flowers, the Wilson family kindly welcomes donations to the Michigan Humane Society.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Three-time alum and research analyst for Oakland University just had to have the gold Escape with black interior to show her love for OU.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

This spring, students in the 12-month accelerated program will move into the Anton/Frankel Center in downtown Mount Clemens.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

After conducting a national search, Captain Mark B. Gordon has been selected to become the Oakland University Police Department's next Chief of Police, according to John W. Beaghan, vice president for Finance and Administration and treasurer to the Board of Trustees at Oakland University.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The April 5 event is headlined by two documentary films that spotlight women in male-dominated music scenes.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Hold on to Hope fundraiser is coordinated through Professor Rinehart’s course that examines persuasion and marketing in health.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Political Science students had the exclusive opportunity to select manuscripts for the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Interactive camps at OU's Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens give 14-17-year-olds hands-on experience in nursing, health sciences, engineering and business.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Joel Lane, a Ph.D. candidate in the Counseling program, earns a national award for his dissertation.

Monday, March 24, 2014

OU partners with HAVEN and Turning Point to raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Friday, March 21, 2014

See these recent alumni in performances of Bring it On and West Side Story in Detroit venues this spring.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Explore the complexities of motorsports and the science behind them at the March 24 speaking engagement.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

OU managment professor is among three educators being honored with this award from the Presidents Council of the State Universities of Michigan.

Monday, March 17, 2014

A weekend of JRN in NYC — Oona Goodin-Smith and Kaylee Kean tour media outlets, network with successful alumni in the field, and attend a national conference.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mallory Smith's research earned her the 2013 Ronald O. Kapp Undergraduate Award for the most outstanding paper.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science has received $50,000 gift from ABB Robotics, a leading supplier of industrial robots headquartered in Auburn Hills.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Oakland University's Human Health Day 2014 will be held on Saturday, March 29. The event will provide future health professionals with important information on academic opportunities with the School of Nursing and the School of Health Sciences.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

“Falling” explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

OU's Honors College dean elected as councilor of the Council for Undergraduate Research.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Students heard from a panel of alumni, toured building and observed the State Senate and House in session.

Monday, March 10, 2014

As part of its Varner Vitality Lecture Series, Dr. Daniel Levitin blends cognitive psychology, neuroscience and music Monday, April 7 in Meadow Brook Theatre.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Nominated for her tutoring and mentorship of student athletes, Holly contributes to the advancement of women at OU.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Members of the Model UN debate the details of formidable political challenges.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In light of his accomplishments, Esau Pritchett will be honored with the 2014 MaTilDa Award for Alumni Achievement in Theatre.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Oakland University's Business Day 2014 will be held on Saturday, March 8. The event will provide prospective high school and transfer students with important information on School of Business Administration degrees.

Monday, March 03, 2014

A volunteer trip leads to crowd-funding campaign to support the organic coffee business in the area.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Some of Michigan's top technology leaders will convene on Oakland University's campus for a Cyber Security Summit from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, March 7 in Elliott Hall Auditorium.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) is now being housed at the Macomb University Center in Clinton Township.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Research seeks a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease, drug addiction, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and diabetic retinopathy.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Featured speakers all have local and regional ties, and some have OU connections.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The center will address the tremendous need in Southeast Michigan for affordable training and certification of local employees, students and individuals in product lifecycle management.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Steven Wynne, an education major and member of OU’s Honors College, is a finalist for a 2014 Fulbright Award. Founded in 1946 by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, this highly competitive grant program supports international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Several professionals with Oakland University ties have been named to the Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2014. Eric Barritt, OU's vice president of Development, Alumni and Community Engagement, and alumnus Adam Kochenderfer, attorney for Wolfson Bolton PLLC, are among leaders being recognized for outstanding career achievements and community contributions.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Senior Airman Brandon Reif is tasked with ensuring there's quality drinking water at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

OU's Center for Autism collaborates with Joey Travolta to host a film workshop for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Some of Oakland University's most talented music students will perform with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO) during the 17th annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 in Varner Hall.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Oakland students invited to observe scientific analysis and conservation of artwork

Monday, February 10, 2014

Two of OU's Dance instructors spent hours at the Detroit Skating Club teaching off-ice dance classes to Olympic ice skaters.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Recent funding awards to assist client companies of the Macomb-OU INCubator totals nearly $78,000, via the Michigan Pre-Seed Microloan and the Business Accelerator Fund (BAF).

Thursday, February 06, 2014

American Society for Engineering Education puts OU among national leaders in categories related to women engineering faculty, number of undergraduate computer science degrees awarded.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation awards gauge the skill and talent of student broadcasters across the state.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Take a look at this infographic summary of the latest consumer confidence report from Oakland University's School of Business Administration Southeastern Michigan Economic Outlook Project.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Students, faculty and staff members not currently registered to receive alerts should sign up at least 24 hours in advance of the test.

Monday, February 03, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Experts in the School of Business Administration release quarterly reports forecasting a boost in consumer confidence and key economic indicators.

Friday, January 31, 2014

As part of an international celebration marking the 100th birthday of famed Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, the Oakland University Theatre program will present a production of his play "Under Milk Wood" from Thursday, Feb 6 through Sunday, Feb. 16 in Varner Studio Theatre.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Oakland University will host its second annual student retention conference Feb 5-6 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. The event, titled "High-Impact Practices: Creating a Culture of Completion," will draw representatives from Michigan's 15 public universities, representatives from private institutions and community colleges.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oakland University's School of Engineering & Computer Science is hosting a career day. Interested people can attend this free event to learn about all the exciting academic and research opportunities in the School of Engineering & Computer Science.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Scholars from across the United States and Canada will convene at Oakland University for the 2014 Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters Conference on Friday, Feb. 28.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Middle school students can learn about the human body, explore careers in nursing, tour a hospital and practice wrapping sprained wrists at The Oakland University’s School of Nursing Camp RN summer program.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Lovers of contemporary modern dance should take note of two upcoming events featuring Take Root and The Leopold Group. Presented by the Oakland University Dance program, the dance companies will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 in Varner Recital Hall.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Oakland University officials learned late this afternoon that the Michigan Department of Transportation has made temporary repairs to the support structures on the University Drive bridge over I-75 and reopened the road to traffic and highway entrance and exit ramps.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Two Oakland University students are among hopefuls who will compete in the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Mitchell Islam and Alexandra Paul will represent Team Canada in the ice dancing category at the games, which take place from Friday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, Feb. 23.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The School of Business Administration at Oakland University successfully maintained its business and accounting accreditations from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than five percent of the world's business programs hold this elite accreditation.

Monday, January 20, 2014

With a goal to create more supportive and inclusive educational environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (GLBTQQI) individuals, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Initiative of Oakland University's School of Education and Human Services will host the Michigan SOGI Education Conference on Friday, Feb. 7.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Oakland University Police Department anticipate submitting a request for formal charges early next week.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Oakland University students, faculty and staff are advised to seek alternate routes entering and exiting campus via University Drive because of roadwork.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Director Lee Daniels of "The Butler" is the keynote speaker at Oakland University's Keeper of the Dream Scholarship event on Monday, Jan. 20. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Oakland University Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) student chapter will display vehicles at the North American International Auto Show. The group's 2012 and 2013 formula style race cars will be showcased alongside some of the world's finest automobiles.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter will share the stage with the Oakland Jazz Quartet and the Oakland University Chamber Orchestra for a night of jazz with an orchestral hue on Saturday, Jan. 18 on the campus of Oakland University.

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) is hosting its second annual community health fair and Tastefest on Friday, Jan. 17 from 3-6 p.m. at the Chandler Park Academy in Harper Woods.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Oakland University will spotlight fast-growing careers in engineering, computer science and information technology during an information session from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the OU Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Dr. Miles Brown and fellow members of Alarm Will Sound are immersed in a yearlong residency with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Friday, January 03, 2014

President Barack Obama recently named Oakland University instructor Brian Peterson of Rochester as one of 102 mathematics and science teachers to receive the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Avner Eisenberg is a master of the art of physical comedy, an internationally-known vaudeville performer, clown, mime, juggler and sleight of hand magician.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

A performance of "CARRIE the musical" on Sunday, Jan. 5, follows an anti-bullying awareness initiative at the Music Hall.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Oakland University's School of Business Administration Dean Michael A. Mazzeo has announced that Janell D. Townsend, Ph.D., has been named director of the university's Executive MBA program.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Oakland defender Nick Kristock has been selected as the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA® Division I men's soccer.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oakland University spending and earnings worth nearly $700M to overall economy

Friday, December 06, 2013

Oakland University is offering a new executive program that allows experienced financial professionals to obtain a certificate in personal financial planning in just one year.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nominations are being accepted for the 26th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence®, set for May 8, 2014, at the Mirage Banquet Center in Clinton Township.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Oakland University's Model United Nations team recently took first place in the Lake Erie International Model UN Conference in Cleveland.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

A combined heat and power (CHP) co-generation system will reduce campus utility costs, provide necessary infrastructure upgrades and support educational resources.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

"Women in Medicine: Celebrating Beaumont's Women Pioneers" will welcome four physician leaders who were the first females in their fields with the Beaumont Health System.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

AutoBike, CureLauncher, GreenLancer and Munetrix are among 50 companies that have been chosen to vie for cash prizes in Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

Monday, November 04, 2013

High school students, transfers and prospective graduate students are invited to Oakland University's Education and Human Services Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Friday, November 01, 2013

The theatre program at Oakland University will open a production of Noël Coward's elegant, yet hilarious play "Blithe Spirit" on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The 20th annual Ambassador Leonard Woodcock Seminar on Thursday, Nov. 7, will spotlight commercial and educational ties between the U.S. and China.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A native Detroiter, Bill Summers has worked with musicians including Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke, Carlos Santana and Michael Jackson.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On Sunday, Oct. 20, these five brilliant musicians will blend classical tradition and improvisation to create a dynamic performance unlike anything else on the concert stage today.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

To celebrate the creative endeavors of 50 summer film camp participants, the Center for Autism Research, Education and Support will host its 2013 Red Carpet Film Premiere on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mallory Brown, a 24-year-old social entrepreneur with a goal to clothe the world, will bring the story of her for-profit, philanthropic business to the Macomb-OU INCubator's Fireside Chat Series on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Interim President Betty Youngblood welcomed former university president Donald O'Dowd to OU to reflect upon the university's beginnings and to tour the large scale construction projects in-process.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Macomb-OU INCubator Launch & Lunch planners invite business leaders to learn about the myriad legal issues tied to relying on personal electronic devices in the workplace on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Actress Stefanie Powers will open the 2013-14 Macomb Town Hall scholarship luncheon series on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Monday, October 07, 2013

On Friday, Oct. 25, the Oakland University Alumni Association will celebrate those who have selflessly shared their time, talent and treasure with Oakland University and their communities.

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Oakland University’s Political Science faculty provide insight and analysis on all things politics. Contact us directly or reach us through OU Media Relations.  


Dave Dulio, Professor and Political Science Chair
(248) 370-2523

  • American Politics
  • Strategy, Finance and Technology in Campaigns & Elections
  • Political Parties
  • Congress
Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science, American University
B.A. in Political Science and Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

John Klemanski, Professor of Political Science
(248) 370-2355

  • Campaigns and elections
  • Expertise in state politics
  • Involved in a program evaluation business for public school districts, nonprofit organizations, district and circuit courts, and local governments
  • Served as a board member for several nonprofit organizations
Ph.D. in Political Science, Wayne State University
Master's in Public Administration, Wayne State University
Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, University of Michigan

Terri Towner, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • American Politics
  • Public Opinion
  • Political Behavior
  • Use of Technology in Campaigns
Ph.D. in Political Science, Purdue University
M.A. in Political Science, Purdue University
B.A. in Political Science, Purdue University 

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Meadow Brook Hall
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Carly Uhrig
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