Jesus Christ Superstar
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance presented Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” on Feb. 15-18 and Feb. 20-24 in the newly renovated Varner Studio Theatre on the campus of Oakland University. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, “Jesus Christ Superstar” is a rock opera loosely based on the final seven days in the life of Jesus Christ, as told through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

Hansel and Gretel
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Hansel and Gretel, an opera by Engelbert Humperdinck based on the Grimm brothers’ dark fairy tale, from May 2 – May 5 in Varner Recital Hall on the OU campus.

Detroit Public Schools students at OU Augmented Reality Center
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. 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Taras K. Oleksyk, associate professor in OU’s Department of Biological Sciences, has received an award from the American Genetic Association to organize ConGen2025: Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics. 

Yuejian Wang
Thursday, April 11, 2024

In an article published in Chemistry of Materials, a prestigious journal under the American Chemical Society, Oakland University Associate Professor of Physics Yuejian Wang explored how high-pressure techniques can induce changes in certain crystalline materials, similar to the way graphite can be converted into diamond when subjected to high pressure and high temperature.

Voting Booth
Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Oakland University’s Center for Civic Engagement will partner with three local communities – Pontiac, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills – to help recruit and train OU students to be poll workers during the 2024 August primary and November general elections. 

Karen Sheridan and Kerro Knox 3
Monday, April 08, 2024

The Department of Theatre at Oakland University is reviving the tradition of retiring faculty presenting a “Last Lecture.”

Monday, April 08, 2024

Music hasn’t completely taken over Terry Herald’s life, but it’s taken up a large chunk of his home. That’s because when Herald was building his house, he included space for a custom music studio.

Student group at whiteboard
Friday, April 05, 2024

With the theme of “Cultivating Inclusion Through Connection” Oakland University’s second annual Teaching Symposium aims to unite teaching and research faculty alongside campus educators. This full-day event includes a buffet lunch and requires registration. 

Bruce Miller
Friday, April 05, 2024

Oakland University will present five individuals with honorary degrees in recognition of outstanding achievements in their respective fields during the university’s spring 2024 commencement ceremonies.

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Here is what you need to know about the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8.  

Nightingale Awards
Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Oakland University’s School of Nursing and its Board of Visitors have announced the 2024 Nightingale Award winners and runners-up. This year’s top nurses in Michigan come from a variety of clinical roles and settings and are recognized as exceptional in the healthcare field.

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.

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