State of the University 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021


Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., delivered the 2021 State of the University Address on Thursday, Oct. 21 from the Founders Ballroom of the Oakland Center on the OU campus.


Trese and other doctors
Tuesday, October 19, 2021


An OUWB faculty member is set to receive the highest possible honor from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  



Alyssa Lalko
Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Recent Oakland University graduate Alyssa Lalko is working on research to develop a laser-based sensor that can detect toxins in the atmosphere. 


Joi Cunningham
Monday, October 18, 2021


Following a national search that drew the interest of many excellent candidates, Oakland University is appointing Joi Cunningham, assistant vice president for Academic Human Resources, to become OU’s next vice president for Human Resources (VPHR).


Breast Cancer Awareness Stock Image
Friday, October 15, 2021


A Beaumont physician and OUWB professor says health care disparities have kept Black women from fighting breast cancer as effectively as their white counterparts — and that needs to change.  



Picture a Scientist
Thursday, October 14, 2021


WISER (Women in Science, Engineering, and Research) at Oakland University will host an in-person screening of the documentary, “Picture a Scientist,” from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 in Founders Ballroom C in the Oakland Center.


Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, M.D., Ph.D.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021


Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, M.D., Ph.D. — founding director of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s Eye Research Center (ERC) — has built a life and career that revolves around eyes. Now, he has his sights on ramping up OUWB’s eye research and furthering Oakland University’s decades of success in the field.



Anthony Anderson
Wednesday, October 13, 2021


Anthony Anderson, star and executive producer of ABC’s hit sitcom “black-ish,” will keynote OU's 30th annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration.Oakland University will welcome Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Anthony Anderson to campus as the keynote speaker for its 30th annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration. The event will take place on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17, 2022. 


Mohamed Al-Shabrawey
Monday, October 11, 2021


Oakland University has welcomed Mohamed Al-Shabrawey as the new director of OU’s Eye Research Institute (ERI) and founding director of the Eye Research Center (ERC) at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB). 



Monday, October 11, 2021


At their October 11 Oakland University Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees voted to approve a new three-year faculty contract that had also recently been ratified by the OU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The new agreement runs through August 14, 2024.



Thursday, October 07, 2021


Oakland University’s Center for Civic Engagement, in partnership with the Oakland University Department of Athletics, will host a virtual panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 about the changing landscape of college athletics with regard to “name, image and likeness” rules, expanded use of the transfer portal and other recent developments.


OU Veterans
Wednesday, October 06, 2021


Oakland University has once again earned the highest possible ranking for veteran-friendliness among the state’s higher education institutions. The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) awarded Oakland gold-level status for its strong commitment to serving the educational needs of military-connected students. 


Doctor Giving Birth Control Pills
Tuesday, October 05, 2021


An easy way to know when Angie Freeman is passionate about a topic is the way they smile when talking about it — and Freeman smiles a lot.



Tickets for The Holidays at Meadow Brook now on sale
Tuesday, October 05, 2021


Tickets for Meadow Brook Hall’s two dazzling holiday events—Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights—are now on sale. By day, the beloved annual Holiday Walk transports visitors through the historic mansion decked in shimmering splendor, while Winter Wonder Lights transforms the estate at night into a breathtaking light show featuring music, concessions and magic.



Monday, October 04, 2021


Oakland University will receive a $1 million gift to support scholarships for academically exceptional high school graduates. The gift, made by Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, will be administered by OU’s Honors College with the goal of fostering scholarly work and leadership skills of the next generation of community, civic and business leaders.


Students in classroom
Friday, October 01, 2021


Oakland University received $19,738,510 in funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) which is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP). 


Student Cooper Hazel and mentor Timothy Hodge, Ph.D., doing research on a computer.
Friday, October 01, 2021


As a managerial economics student, Cooper Hazel, ECN '21, joined forces with Timothy Hodge, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, to study the economic and health impact of marijuana legalization. While the research will influence policy makers, Hazel’s experience reinforced his career and graduate school aspirations.


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