Martin Morris of Pontiac
Friday, April 16, 2021

A $300,000 grant from Ballmer Group to the Talent Development Coalition Construction Pre-Apprentice Program is lighting the path to a financially secure future for Pontiac school graduates and young-adult residents in the city and surrounding area as they prepare for employment in the construction trades.

Meadow Brook Hall
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Along with warmer weather and clear skies, Meadow Brook Hall will welcome more tour options to its lineup this spring. In addition to the Self-Guided House Tour that became available to guests over the winter, the National Historic Landmark will now offer the Guided Behind-the-Scenes Tour and the all-new Great Estate & Gardens Tour, beginning on Saturday, April 24.

Michelle Piskulich
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Michelle Piskulich, Ph.D., senior associate provost at Oakland University, has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership Award, which is presented annually by the Michigan ACE Network. It is the highest honor the MI-ACE Network presents.

Fundraisers Collage
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Two OUWB student organizations raised a total of about $10,000 for charitable causes during recent fundraising events.

Christopher Wilson and Danielle Black
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Christopher Wilson, PT, DPT, DScPT, an assistant professor in Oakland University’s Physical Therapy program, is co-author of a new book that aims to help physical therapists and other health professionals improve quality of life for those living with chronic, degenerative or end-stage illness. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Oakland University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a three-year contract extension for President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., who began her tenure in July, 2017. The contract runs through June, 2025.

Grizzlies Protect Grizzlies Vaccination Graphic
Saturday, April 10, 2021

The goal of OU offering vaccines on campus, according to Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, is to provide an opportunity for every member of the OU community to receive a COVID vaccination before the end of spring semester, and to provide a way for all students, faculty and staff to be completely immunized before the start of fall semester. 

Faircloth 2021 Welcome Image
Friday, April 09, 2021

Recognizing and celebrating human kindness and goodness was the primary focus of a recent event hosted by Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Oakland University School of Education and Human Services.

Ask Grizz!
Thursday, April 08, 2021

Oakland University recently launched a new “Ask Grizz!” chatbot feature on the OU website that will provide an opportunity for the university to connect with prospective students and families 24/7, and provide answers to common questions, as well as general OU information.

Meadow Brook Hall
Thursday, April 08, 2021

William "Bill" Matt has been named executive director of Meadow Brook Hall.Oakland University has selected William “Bill” Matt as the new executive director of Meadow Brook Hall. With a 20-year career in higher education, Matt has provided visionary leadership in a variety of professional and community roles focused on arts and culture. 

Prasun Sharma
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

A first-year medical student from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has been awarded a prestigious fellowship funded through the American Urological Association.

Elaine Carey
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Elaine K. Carey will start her role as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on June 30, 2021.Following a national search, Oakland University has selected Elaine K. Carey, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She will begin her role on June 30, 2021. 

Aksha Memon
Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Several aspects of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine drew Aksha Memon, M.D., to join the school’s faculty, but she says one was particularly appealing:  the diverse backgrounds of the faculty members.

Sydney Torres, Jack Andrews and Jai Carrero
Monday, April 05, 2021

Each spring, Oakland University recognizes three students for distinguishing themselves as outstanding scholars and leaders on campus and in the community. 

Dr. Xiangqun Zeng
Friday, April 02, 2021

The Research Office at Oakland University presented awards to several OU faculty members in recognition of their outstanding research and initiative during the Research, Innovation and Engagement Town Hall, which was held on Monday, March 29. The awards were presented virtually this year due to the COVID -19 pandemic.

Student walking near Kresge Library
Thursday, April 01, 2021

Oakland University has been awarded top ranking status for multiple degree programs by The university was listed among thousands of public institutions in the nation, and the comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment. 

OU Brass Band wins top honors at Kapitol Cory Online Brass Championships
Thursday, April 01, 2021

The Oakland University Brass Band recently won the University Section of the 2021 Kapitol Cory Online Brass Band Championships, which were held March 12-28.

Couple Match 2021B
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The weeks leading up to Match Day can be stressful for medical students, but for OUWB Class of 2021 members Alyssa Perozich and Mitchell Reitsma, it was downright nerve-wracking.
The reason?
The future newlyweds and physicians decided to pursue what is known as a “couple match.”

Oakland Esports announces addition of Overwatch for fall 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Oakland University Esports team has announced the addition of Overwatch to the list of games the Golden Grizzlies will compete in, beginning in fall 2021.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

In just three months as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Britt Rios-Ellis is already making her mark among faculty, staff and students at Oakland University.

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