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Nixon commissioned by Oxford University Press
When the Oxford Press decided to publish a collection of the work of the late poet and priest Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jude Nixon, director of Oakland University’s Honors College, was chosen as an editior along with professors from Cambridge University, Oxford University, York University and the University of Newcastle. Born in 1844, Hopkins began winning poetry contests in elementary school and decided later in life he wanted to become a painter-poet.
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Preserving the past
This May, Oakland University associate professor of anthropology Richard Stamps was awarded the Earl Borden Award for Preservation Leadership by the Rochester Hills Historic Districts Commission. The award, named for the city’s first mayor, honors Stamps’ contributions to preserving the history of the Rochester Hills area and beyond.
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SIFE places in top 40 at national competition
 The members of the OU organization Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) competed against schools from all over the country in the SIFE USA National Exposition and Career Opportunity Fair held May 20-23 in Kansas City, Mo.
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Summer studies in Greece
A group of Music, Theatre and Dance (MTD) students traveled to Greece this summer for a four-week program in classical Greek theatre. The trip gave OU students a unique opportunity to study in Greece and perform in outdoor amphitheatres. Students and professionals from the trip, co-sponsors Oakland and the University of Detroit-Mercy, along with other students from across the country, took morning classes in acting, voice, movement, Modern Greek and theatre history.
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Preserving Meadow Brook Hall
For nearly two years, workers have been busy in and around Meadow Brook Hall performing critical repairs and upgrades, thanks to a $7 million gift from the Matilda R. Wilson Fund, a charitable trust OU founder Matilda Dodge Wilson established in 1944.
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Grant helps preserve archives
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund recently awarded a generous grant of $50,000 to Meadow Brook Hall, adding to their support of numerous OU programs and projects over the years.
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Kathleen Moore recognized with Googasian Award
The accomplishments of Kathleen Moore, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor in the Department of Chemistry, were recognized in March as she became the 14th recipient of the Phyllis Law Googasian Award. The Googasian Award is presented by the Oakland University chapter of the American Council on Education Network for Women Leaders to a woman who demonstrates extraordinary service to the university community and commitment to the positive growth, development and advancement of women at OU.
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Alumna earns prestigious MacArthur Fellowship
It’s one of her biggest accomplishments. She has earned a Grammy nomination and a chance to play the 250-year-old Guarneri violin once owned by Niccolo Paganini, and now, Regina Carter, CAS ’85, can add MacArthur Fellow to her list of honors. She received one of 25 fellowships, often referred to as the “genious grant,” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation this fall, which will give her $500,000 to further her career as a jazz violinist.
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Macomb, Oakland launch state’s first concurrent enrollment program
Macomb Community College and Oakland University are welcoming students into the state’s first joint admission, concurrent enrollment program this fall. Dubbed Macomb 2 Oakland, the program is the centerpiece of a partnership between the two higher education institutions to bring more degree program options directly to the residents of Macomb County.
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A day on the links
Five years ago, long-time Oakland University supporter Hugh Elliott founded the President’s Invitational Golf Outing as a way to raise money for scholarships and academic endeavors. The 2006 outing, held on a sunny June day, brought 88 golfers to the R & S Sharf Golf Course and raised $155,000. The theme of the day was “Royal and Ancient” and to set the mood, the event staff donned knickers and wool socks, and golfers heard the sounds of bagpipes as they arrived.
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OU and SCCCC engineer agreement
Oakland University and St. Clair County Community College (SCCCC) entered into an agreement this summer that will pave the way for students to enter bachelor’s degree programs in OU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) with junior standing, after completing their first two years at SCCCC. The OU/SCCCC agreement outlines a four-year program in which the freshman and sophomore years are completed at SCCCC, and the junior and senior years are completed at OU.
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A great education AND tons of savings!
Not only do you get a great education at Oakland University, as a graduate you also get a whole array of discounts. The GO Discount card, available to alumni, students, faculty and staff, provides valuable savings at more than 40 retailers, restaurants and service providers throughout Rochester, Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills.
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Oakland partners with MSU to create social work programs
Oakland University and Michigan State University (MSU) are working together to build an accredited bachelor’s degree in social work (BASW) program for OU.
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