Dr. Dao-Qi Zhang, Dr. Ken Mitton, Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Alexander Seidel, Dr. Britt Rios-Ellis, Paul Negoita, Yasmeen Hassan, Dr. Amany Tawfik, and Dr. Mohamed Al-Shabrawey
Tuesday, August 02, 2022


The Summer Undergraduate Program in Eye Research (SUPER) at Oakland University held its 20th annual student research symposium on Friday, July 29.The highly selective 12-week program allows students to perform research on the causes and potential cures for eyes diseases — such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, and very rare inherited retinal diseases in infants — with guidance from faculty members in the university’s Eye Research Institute (ERI).


School of Business student, Bhatki Patil, posing for a photo.
Monday, August 01, 2022


Since middle school Bhatki Patil, HRM ’21, dreamed of studying dentistry at the University of Detroit Mercy. Once enrolled, Patil discovered she lack passion for the field and had little drive to engage in courses and campus. She withdrew and began to explore alternative schools and career paths.


Oakland campus
Monday, August 01, 2022


A livestream feed of the OUWB Class of 2026 White Coat ceremony.



Math Corps
Friday, July 29, 2022


For the past several weeks, 39 middle school students primarily from Pontiac have been participating in Oakland University’s Math Corps, a program that teaches children the intricacies of mathematics, while preparing them to lead productive lives and contribute to a more just society. 



Thursday, July 28, 2022


Poised to become a physician, Jessica Krone, BIS ‘20, wanted more than just the sciences to define her career, and she built a dynamic foundation with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree.


Pawley Lean Institute kicks off program with AT&T grant
Monday, July 25, 2022


The Pawley Lean Institute has developed a program that encompasses Career Services elements into the Human Resource Development (HRD) program.


OU business student, Julio Lee, posing for a photo.
Thursday, July 21, 2022


As an Oakland University business student, Julio Lee, ECN ’20, discovered a strong campus community support system where he could fully explore his analytical and creative interests, preparing him for personal and professional success.


Luis Villa-Diaz
Thursday, July 21, 2022


As NASA prepares to return to the moon in 2025, Dr. Luis Villa-Diaz and a team of researchers at Oakland University have been studying the effects of microgravity — the closest that we can get on Earth to zero gravity, like that found on the International Space Station — on human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC). These cells have the ability to remain undifferentiated by self-renewal mechanisms or to differentiate into virtually any cell type in the human body.


David Douglass and Ellen Hargis
Wednesday, July 20, 2022


Oakland University alumni Ellen Hargis and David Douglass, the husband-and-wife team who stepped down recently after many years of serving as the co-artistic directors of The Newberry Consort in Chicago, have been selected to receive the 2022 Howard Mayer Brown Award for lifetime achievement from Early Music America, the leading organization in their field, for their pioneering work in uncovering and performing rarely heard music.


Stephanie Prechowski, an EMBA student, posing for a photo.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022


Stephanie Prechowski became COO of Surgeons Choice Medical Center in 2021, marking the latest step in her remarkable 15-year ascent through the health care industry.



Thursday, July 14, 2022


Oakland University is among the educational and community organizations partnering with Oakland County on a new initiative to help county residents obtain post-secondary degrees and certifications, and continue to build the region’s talent pipeline.


Richard Olawoyin
Wednesday, July 13, 2022


Oakland University Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor Richard Olawoyin was recognized by the American Society of Safety Professionals with the 2021-2022 Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. 



Tuesday, July 12, 2022


Oakland University offers an enrollment program called Rock and Enroll Day to meet and greet new and returning students.


PUB scholars and mentors
Monday, July 11, 2022


After a highly competitive application process, Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound (PUB) College Prep Academy has secured a five-year, $3.5 million federal grant that will enable the program to continue its mission of helping participants graduate high school and successfully pursue postsecondary education. 


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