Oakland campus
Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Oakland University Police Department received a vague bomb threat regarding South Foundation Hall on Saturday morning, January 19. The building was evacuated and the police department is on the scene and continuing their investigation.

Oakland campus
Friday, January 18, 2019

Two charter class members, Laura (Diffenderfer) Ortiz, M.D., and Lucy Boekelheide, M.D., have returned to OUWB as faculty members and physicians at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Calling upon her personal experiences, her thoughts on the role of higher education to support diversity and inclusion, and her hope for the future, Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz submitted this opinion piece to the Detroit Free Press in advance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Honors College students phone chat with Will Jelbert
Thursday, January 17, 2019

More than 9,500 miles separate Oakland University’s Rochester campus from Antarctica. Fortunately, modern technology helps bridge that distance. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Oakland University’s Sigma Xi chapter has been recognized by The Scientific Research Honor Society as one of its leading chapters for the initiation of new members. OU is part of the Research and Doctoral Universities Constituency category within the organization’s more than 500 national and international chapters.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Actor, producer, writer and OU alum Curtis Armstrong, a 1975 graduate of Oakland University’s Academy of Dramatic Art, will be back on campus on Thursday, February 7 for “An Evening with Curtis Armstrong.” It will be a public speaking engagement for the community highlighting his acting career and his Oakland University memories. He will also host a book signing.

Stone Sound Collective
Friday, January 11, 2019

The Soul Food Concert Series will return at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 to Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University for an event featuring inspirational music and words to nurture the soul and elevate the spirit.

Keeper of the Dream Award Recipients
Thursday, January 10, 2019

For helping break down stereotypes and promote racial and cultural understanding, nine students will be recognized during Oakland University’s 27th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 in the Oakland Center Founders Ballrooms on OU’s campus. 

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Oakland University ecologist Scott Tiegs is the lead author of a new scientific paper examining carbon-cycling rates of river-based ecosystems around the world.

man gesturing towards a large screen that displays data on the wall, as a young man observes
Tuesday, January 08, 2019

When the Detroit Regional Chamber began work on an enhanced online data center for regional statistics, it turned to the Oakland University School of Business Southeastern Michigan Economic Data Center (SEMEDC) to fuel its efforts with a project focused on up-to-the-minute information and analysis.

Roop Raj
Monday, January 07, 2019

NOTE: Event originally scheduled for Jan. 14 has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28OU faculty members can learn the secrets of great TV, radio and print media interviews during a special Soundings Series “Nuts and Bolts” session in Banquet Room B on Monday, Jan. 28 from 8- 10 a.m.

Aeolus Quartet
Thursday, January 03, 2019

The award-winning Aeolus Quartet will be joined by revered clarinetist Franklin Cohen, former principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, for a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Recently the Michigan Legislature approved, and Governor Snyder signed, a $40 million South Foundation Hall renovation and expansion project that will involve Oakland University issuing $10 million in bonds and the state contributing $30 million.

man in a suit sitting at a desk with a computer in a dark room
Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Subscription services have evolved into one of the hottest trends. Forbes reports the market has more than doubled each year for the past five years. After successfully breaking into the market targeting a new niche, one company is also working to improve the industry.

Young Alumni Chapter
Friday, December 21, 2018

Oakland University recently earned three awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international association of education advancement officers, who include alumni administrators, fund raisers, public relations managers, publications editors, and government relations officers. 

Friday, December 21, 2018

In the most recent update to the Carnegie Classification of Higher Education, Oakland University has moved up to the second-highest tier of research universities. This tier features colleges and universities with “high research activity,” a designation held by only 3.1 percent of the 4,424 colleges and universities on the Carnegie Classification list. 

Friday, December 21, 2018

If you haven’t already, you will likely hear the acronym HLC in the coming weeks. It stands for Higher Learning Commission and peer reviewers from this higher education accrediting body will be on campus assessing Oakland University’s progress in meeting its mission, vision and commitment to students in February.

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