David McCallum
Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Since June 2018, David McCallum has worked for Custom Biogenic Systems, where the main mission is keeping things cold – freezing cold. The company serves an array of clients whose work depends on state-of-the-art cryogenic equipment. They include pharmaceutical and biotech firms developing vaccines against COVID-19. At his job, McCallum uses computer software to design equipment that allows for safe storage and transport of these and other climate-sensitive materials. 


Distinguished Professors 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Upon recommendation by the Office of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Britt Rios-Ellis, and with support of President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, the Oakland University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a request to appoint David Garfinkle, Ph.D.; Zissimos Mourelatos, Ph.D.; and Barbara Oakley, Ph.D. to the rank of Distinguished Professor at the formal February meeting. The appointment is effective August 15, 2021.


Students in classroom
Friday, February 19, 2021


Starting today, Oakland University is distributing an additional $6.9 million in emergency relief funds to eligible students enrolled in the Winter 2021 semester. Those who qualify for an award were notified via their OU email. 


Ja’Laaiyah Gordon
Thursday, February 18, 2021


The November edition of the OU Magazine featured two SMTD stories: Matthew Carlsen (BFA '20), was featured in an article, Constructing a Skillset, where he discussed how joining OU’s musical theatre program helped him turn his childhood passion for costume design into a reality. “The faculty welcome mistakes, viewing them as growth opportunities — thus creating a supportive and friendly environment,” Carlsen said. Jai Carrero (acting major) and Ja’Laaiyah Gordon (dance minor) were also featured in Voices that Matter, an article about OU students of color enduring and overcoming challenges in the hopes of aiding future generations. “If you want to see the change, be the change,” Carrero said.


OU’s Varner Hall to undergo ‘much-needed’ renovations as part of $45 million project
Wednesday, February 17, 2021


Oakland University’s Varner Hall will be undergoing some long-awaited and much-needed renovations over the next few years as part of a $45 million improvement project authorized by the Board of Trustees.


Charles Darwin
Tuesday, February 16, 2021


With a focus on promoting interdisciplinary research among students and faculty, and engaging the public with diverse perspectives, Oakland University has established a new Center for Evolutionary Psychological Science. The Center will foster collaborative research within and across colleges and schools at OU, and also with faculty and students at other universities, both nationally and abroad. 


AMWA Valentine's Day
Friday, February 12, 2021


A student interest group from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine set out to raise funds for a local nonprofit and spread some Valentine’s Day love at the same time.



Interprofessional Education Workshop
Friday, February 12, 2021


Nearly 300 students from a variety of health-oriented academic programs recently took part in Oakland University’s fifth annual Interprofessional Education Workshop on opioid abuse. Although this year’s event was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, it featured plenty of insights into the challenges and opportunities health professionals have to deliver the highest quality of patient care. 



Friday, February 12, 2021


Oakland University is the third-safest college campus in the nation, according to a recent study by CollegeMagazine.com. The rankings are based on several factors, such as on-campus violent crime reported, on-campus housing availability, campus safety resources and total disciplinary incidents.


Talent Show
Thursday, February 11, 2021


Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine recently held its first virtual talent show, featuring performances by medical students and faculty who delighted the nearly 70 attendees.



Michele and Karl Plattenberger
Wednesday, February 10, 2021


If you want to change your life and the way you see the world – study abroad. 


Oakland University Linguistic Diversity Initiative
Tuesday, February 09, 2021


Oakland University’s Linguistics Department recently launched a new inter-departmental, campus-wide initiative to promote an agenda of celebrating linguistic diversity and advancing linguistic justice at OU and its affiliated communities.



Tuesday, February 09, 2021


Dr. Nikhil Patel, chairman of the Academic Board of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) since 2019, is an experienced senior consultant cardiologist, deputy chief of medicine and cardiovascular lead practicing at the East Sussex Healthcare Trust in England. Dr. Patel has more than 20 years of clinical experience and spent time on Tuesday, Feb. 9 sharing his medical insights with about 65 students of the Oakland University Honors College and guests.


Xiangqun Zeng
Monday, February 08, 2021


Xiangqun Zeng, distinguished professor of analytical chemistry, was invited to give a talk during a virtual celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The February 11 event is hosted by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in collaboration with the Leibniz‐Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) and Space Foundation.


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