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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during March 2013.
Partnerships

China Partnership
The Oakland Press reported on a new partnership between Oakland University, the Oxford School District and the Beijing Consulting Company that will teach Oakland County public school students how to speak Chinese.

Avondale School District
The Oakland Press reported on the new Avondale Oakland University Lab School set to open in the Auburn Elementary School building in fall 2013.

OU INC
C&G News and CBSDetroit.com reported on the Macomb-OU INCubator being selected to administer the $776,036 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Federal Matching Program grant for the state of Michigan.

Inspired Faculty and Staff


Beckie Francis
Women's basketball coach Beckie Francis was featured in the Detroit Free Press for her advocacy on behalf of child sexual abuse victims.

Greg Kampe
Men's basketball coach Greg Kampe was quoted in the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Advisor & Source and Oakland Press after his team earned an invitation to the 2013 College Insider Tournament.

Louis Gallien
Louis Gallien, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding a new partnership between Oakland University, the Oxford School District and the Beijing Consulting Company. Dr. Gallien was also quoted in an Oakland Press story about the new Avondale Oakland University Lab School set to open in the Auburn Elementary School building in fall 2013.

Amy Butler
Amy Butler, executive director of OU INC, was featured in the Oakland Press regarding the incubator's involvement in the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship Elevator Pitch Competition.

Linda Schweitzer
Linda Schweitzer, associate professor of chemistry, was featured in the Oakland Press regarding her participation in the Great Lakes, Great Challenges Forum 2013.

Timothy Larrabee
Timothy Larrabee, associate dean and associate professor of education, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the 2013 Michigan Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference hosted by Oakland University.

Dick Goody
Dick Goody, director of the Oakland University Art Gallery, was quoted in the Detroit News about the gallery's recent exhibition, "The Roving Eye: Aura and the Contemporary Portrait."

Athletics Staff
Tracy Huth (Director of Athletics), Elizabeth Putnam (Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities), Tim Dameron (Assistant Athletic Director for Sponsorships/Marketing), Gina DeMartis, (Assistant Athletic Director/Event Coordinator), Tammy Mires (Coordinator of Athletic Promotions/Ticket Manager), Scott MacDonald (Assistant Athletic Director of Communications) and Aaron Epstein (Coordinator for Athletics Annual Giving) were featured in the Oakland Press regarding OU's preparations to host the second and third rounds of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
 

Campus Events

Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall, renowned British primatologist, was featured in the Detroit News regarding her visit to OU's campus.

Film Festival
The Oakland Press and BroadwayWorld.com reported on the 2013 Oakland University Film Festival presented by the Women and Gender Studies program. This year's event features an anti-bullying theme.

Transgender Conference
The Oakland Press reported on the 2013 Michigan Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference. Hosted by Oakland University, the event aims to create a more supportive and inclusive environment in schools at all levels for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

The Constant Wife
The Oakland Press reported on Meadow Brook Hall's production of "The Constant Wife," W. Somerset Maugham's comedy of manners set in 1920s London.

Nightingale Awards
HOUR Magazine reported on the OU School of Nursing's upcoming 25th annual Nightingale Awards, an event recognizing Michigan's most outstanding nurses.

The Buried Life
The Oakland Press reported on the campus visit from the creators of "The Buried Life," an MTV reality documentary series focused on completing a list of "100 Things To Do Before You Die."

Remarkable Students and Alumni

Avinash Konkani
OU doctoral candidate Avinash Konkani was featured in Oakland County Prosper after he won the annual American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) 2013 Student Paper Competition.

Drew Valentine
Senior basketball co-captain Drew Valentine was featured in a Detroit Free Press article chronicling his productive career with the Golden Grizzlies.

Jordan Howenstein
OU basketball player Jordan Howenstein was featured in a Detroit Free Press article chronicling his close friendship with teammate Drew Valentine.

Josh Nagy
Josh Nagy, promotions director at 88.3 WXOU FM, was quoted in the Oakland Press regarding the station's nomination for an mtvU College Radio Woodie Award.

Samantha Wolf
Student Congress President Samantha Wolf was quoted in the Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch regarding the annual OU Day at the Capitol.

Amanda Patterson
Former student Amanda Patterson was featured in the Oakland Press after graduating from Marine Corps training camp.

Alice Carlton
Alice Carlton, OU employee and social work major, was featured in the Oakland Press regarding her efforts to create public awareness of domestic abuse.

Community Engagement

Oakland University Art Gallery
The Oakland University Art Gallery was featured in the Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch after being recognized by Real Detroit Weekly as the area's "Most Underappreciated Art Gallery." The Detroit News reported on the gallery's recent exhibition, "The Roving Eye: Aura and the Contemporary Portrait."

Day at the Capitol
The Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch reported on Oakland University's Day at the Capitol, an annual event in which students travel to Lansing to learn about the inner workings of state government.

Great Lakes Forum
The Oakland Press reported on the Great Lakes, Great Challenges Forum 2013 hosted by the International Joint Commission Great Lakes Regional Office. Oakland University co-sponsored this event with other universities and organizations.

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