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Sounding Series

Learn how to take your research out into the world and engage the community!

Through faculty-driven and student-engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity, Oakland University advances knowledge and art in a diverse and inclusive environment. One of the pillars of the University’s mission focuses on mobilizing the knowledge and expertise resident in its faculty. OU’s researchers take the knowledge they have created and the expertise they have developed out into the world.

The Soundings Series is an opportunity to:

  • showcase the work of OU’s engaged researchers and public intellectuals
  • learn how you can take your research public and make the world a better place

Each Soundings Series event will feature a talk by a successful, publicly engaged faculty member, describing his or her work and research career, along with an exploration and guided discussion of the skills, tools, and strategies required to operate as an engaged scholar.

Interested in being a Soundings Series speaker? Apply or nominate a colleague here.

Look for more! Resources will be posted in the Winter 2018 semester.

Next Soundings Series
RSVP to Leanne DeVreugd (ldevreug@oakland.edu) to attend the Soundings Series events.

Soundings Series with Mark Stone, Associate Professor of Music and Dwayne Anthony, City Relations Specialist/ Arts Commissioner for the City of Pontiac

  • Wednesday, January 10, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Oakland Room, Oakland Center

Upcoming Events
RSVP to Leanne DeVreugd (ldevreug@oakland.edu) to attend the Soundings Series events.

Soundings Series with Barbara Oakley, Professor of Industrial Systems and Engineering

  • Wednesday, February 28, 3-4:30 p.m. in 242 Elliott Hall (auditorium)

Soundings Series special session – a hands-on writing workshop featuring Julia Rodriguez (OU Libraries), Holly Shreve Gilbert (Journalism), and Crystal VanKooten (Writing and Rhetoric)

  • Wednesday, March 7, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Oakland Room, Oakland Center

Soundings Series with Karen Miller, Associate Professor of History

  • Wednesday, March 28, 3-4:30 p.m. in 242 Elliott Hall (auditorium)

Past Speakers

  • Tamara Hew-Butler (Health Sciences, April 2017)
  • Terri Orbuch (Sociology, September 2017)
  • Peter Trumbore and Terri Towner (Political Science, October 2017)
  • Ali Woerner (Dance, November 2017)