Academics News

Monday, April 29, 2024

Oakland University has honored the outstanding academic work of four students who participated in its Graduate School’s Fourth Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition and Graduate Student Showcase.

President Pescovitz and award recipients
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Each year, Oakland University recognizes outstanding student leaders who demonstrate academic excellence while making a positive impact on campus and in the community. 

Thy Hoang
Thursday, April 18, 2024

OU student Thy Hoang has embraced her passions for art and science as a double major in Studio Art and Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.Oakland University student Thy Hoang said growing up her parents always told her she had the brain of a scientist and the heart of an artist. 

Oakland campus
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Ask Dennis Wade, the director of the Pawley Lean Institute, about the No. 1 priority of the Institute, and his answer is always the same: “student engagements.”The Institute has done a remarkable job of meeting this objective from Wade’s perspective.

Monday, April 15, 2024

In the Honors College class “Kings and Things,” taught by Religious Studies Professor and program director for Christianity Studies Randall Engle, students learn about the English monarchy and its corresponding influence in the United States. 

Tiffany LeDonne-Smith and Simone Amalio-Klebba
Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Each year, the Oakland University Professional Advisers Council (OUPAC) presents the university’s top academic advising awards to two outstanding professionals for their commitment to helping students succeed. 

Monday, April 01, 2024

The Oakland University School of Business Administration has been named among the top institutions in CEO Magazine's 2024 Global MBA Rankings. Oakland’s MBA was ranked as a Global MBA Tier One program, the Executive MBA program was ranked #37, and the Online MBA program was ranked #49.

Friday, March 29, 2024

Students looking to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing have a new pathway thanks to the creation of a bridge program between Schoolcraft College and Oakland University.

Student at laptop
Monday, March 18, 2024

Registration by class standing for the Summer 2024, Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 semesters is now open. Full-year registration allows students to register for an entire year’s worth of classes each March. 

Meir Shillor
Monday, February 26, 2024

Oakland University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Meir Shillor was recently named a Specialist in the Fulbright-Nehru Program, and he will spend five weeks this summer at the Assam Don Bosco University in Assam, India. 

flags of the world
Monday, February 19, 2024

Oakland University has joined the United States Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab, a public-private partnership between the Department of State and a network of U.S. academic institutions that harnesses research and innovation of students and faculty to solve global challenges. 

Interprofessional Education Workshop
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Oakland University’s eighth annual Interprofessional Education Workshop put a spotlight on ways that health care professionals can work together to meet the specific needs of women affected by substance use disorder. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The Oakland University School of Business Administration inducted 24 undergraduate and graduate business students into Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) on February 13.

Huirong Fu and students
Monday, January 29, 2024

Oakland University has been officially designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NCAE-C) by the National Security Agency (NSA) since 2018 and has been re-designated through the 2029 academic year. 

Friday, December 15, 2023

The Oakland University physics department features some of the top scientists in the world according to the list of the top 2% of scientists published by Stanford University.

Corewell Health Nurse Scholars Inaugural Cohort
Monday, November 13, 2023

Corewell Health recruiters spoke with OU nursing students about career opportunities at the November 3 event.Leaders from Oakland University School of Nursing and Corewell Health in Southeast Michigan came together to celebrate the inaugural cohort of students from the Accelerated Second-Degree (ASD) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the BSN (fall 2023 direct admits) programs who received the Corewell Health Nurse Scholars Program grant. 

Lizz Parkinson
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

OU graduate student Lizz Parkinson, with the support of her Department of Biological Sciences faculty adviser, Professor Scott Tiegs, has published an article regarding her light pollution research in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Students studying
Friday, October 20, 2023

Oakland University has been offering a free tuition program since 2009, but beginning with the fall 2024 semester, OU has recommitted to college affordability with the reimagined Golden Guarantee. 

Research Traineeship
Friday, October 06, 2023

A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation Research Trainee (NRT) Program will provide Oakland University graduate students with training in data analytics, scientific research and entrepreneurship with the goal to create leaders and innovators in the private sector. 

Business students
Wednesday, October 04, 2023

The Oakland University School of Business Administration will offer its new Master of Science in Finance degree program beginning in the winter 2024 semester. 

Ngong Kodi Beyeh
Friday, September 22, 2023

Dr. Ngong Kodiah Beyeh, assistant professor of organic chemistry at Oakland University, has received a five-year, $700,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. The award will support research and education on halogen bonding, a process that could transform the field of materials science. 

Josue Garcia and Kelly Dorner
Friday, August 25, 2023

Adopting the tagline “Explore. Discover. Connect.,” Oakland University’s new Career and Life Design Center is ushering in transformational change in preparing students to navigate their lives and careers before and after graduation. 

Christopher Carpenter
Thursday, August 24, 2023

Christopher F. Carpenter, MD, has been appointed as Stephan Sharf Interim Dean of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB). The dean also serves as OUWB Chief Academic Officer for Corewell Health. The appointment is effective September 5. 

Wolfsberger, Shchubelka, Smolanka and Oleksyk
Thursday, July 27, 2023

In the wake of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the global scientific community rallied to support Ukraine’s scientists, offering paid positions, education programs, funding programs and other assistance. 

Julie (Jordan) Ali
Thursday, June 29, 2023

Julie (Jordan) Ali is on the cusp of earning her master’s degree in public administration from Oakland University. That wouldn’t have been possible without an internet connection and stellar time management skills, since much of Ali’s time is spent aboard a 1,093-foot aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Transfer Student
Thursday, June 22, 2023

For the third consecutive year, Oakland University been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative pathways for community college transfer students. 

Oakland University Campus
Friday, June 09, 2023

Rochester, Michigan —June 9—Today, Oakland University announced they have been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to about 130 undergraduate degree programs. Eligible employees can choose from emerging fields such as cybersecurity and bioengineering to classic degree areas such as business, science, education and the liberal arts. 

Ann Marie Dennis
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Ann Marie Dennis wore many hats during her 20-year career in law enforcement. 

Female SBA student in glasses sitting at laptop
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Oakland University's School of Business has announced that starting fall 2023, two popular graduate programs will be offered with a fully online option. The Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Master of IT Management programs will now be accessible to students from anywhere in the world through a convenient, flexible, and fully online format.

David Stern
Thursday, May 18, 2023

As an undergraduate student at Oakland University, David Stern discovered his passion for engineering when he entered Dr. Darrin Hanna’s classroom for the first time in the fall of 2014.

Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Monday, May 15, 2023

Oakland University has partnered with Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy for a new program that offers qualified students guaranteed admission to OU. 

Monday, May 08, 2023

The whale residing in Oakland University’s Kresge Library is the brain child of students in English Professor Jeffrey Insko’s Literature and the Environment class. 

Chloe Megan Jones
Thursday, May 04, 2023

Master of Education student Chloe Megan Jones has been named the 2023 recipient of the Don and Jan O’Dowd Graduate Award. 

Fatima Bhatti
Monday, April 24, 2023

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 32 million U.S. adults. The condition, caused by the breakdown of joint cartilage between bones, can result in pain, stiffness, swelling and even disability. 

Award recipients
Friday, April 21, 2023

On Thursday, April 20, Oakland University’s Board of Trustees recognized three students for outstanding leadership, academic achievements and service to campus and in the community. 

Anna Spagnuolo
Friday, April 14, 2023

Oakland University Professor Anna Spagnuolo has been recognized as one of the state's three recipients of the 2023 Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication exhibited by the faculty from Michigan’s 15 public universities to the education of undergraduate students. The awards are presented annually by the Michigan Association of State Universities. 

students in classroom
Monday, April 10, 2023

Faculty and staff are invited to attend OU’s first-ever Teaching and Learning Symposium, an event filled with networking opportunities, faculty presentations and a keynote speech devoted to the topic of grading practices that inspire and accurately measure student learning. Register for the event. 

Monday, April 03, 2023

Oakland University has been included in the new Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2023, a ranking that analyzed data from 1,799 universities across 104 countries.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

A new collaboration between Easterseals MORC and Oakland University’s Social Work and Counseling programs through the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education and Human Services was announced at a ceremonial signing event on March 30.

AI Graphic
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Artificial intelligence is expanding today at such a rapid pace that few educators are keeping up with the changes – changes that impact perception, social intelligence, problem solving and deep learning. From chatbots to voice assistants, the AI revolution is shaping the way humans navigate daily life. 

Student at laptop
Monday, March 20, 2023

Registration by class standing for the Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 semesters is now open.