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Soundings Series

The Soundings Series at Oakland University

Interested in being a Soundings Series presenter? Apply or nominate a colleague here.

See past presenters and recordings under the "Resources" tab.

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About the Soundings Series

Learn how to take your research out into the world and engage the community!

The Soundings Series is an opportunity to:

  • showcase the work of OU’s engaged researchers and public intellectuals
  • learn how you can take your research public and make the world a better place

Each Soundings Series event will feature a talk by a successful, publicly engaged faculty member, describing their work and research career, along with an exploration and guided discussion of the skills, tools, and strategies required to operate as an engaged scholar.

Interested in being a Soundings Series presenter? Apply or nominate a colleague here.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned - more Soundings Series sessions are coming soon!

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Resources and Past Presenters

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Past Soundings Series Presenters

Fall 2019 Presenters


  • Amanda Nichols Hess, Shawn McCann (OU Libraries, October 2019) - Visualizing Data for Community Audiences

Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Presenters

  • Joanna Thielen, Julia Rodriguez (OU Libraries, March 2019) - Discover Who’s Talking about Your Research with Altmetrics
  • Roop Raj (Fox 2 News, March 2019) - You're on TV! Now What?
  • Kathy Pfeiffer (English, February 2019) - Engaging the Community Through Storytelling
  • David Dulio (Political Science, November 2018) - Making Political Science Accessible and Informative to the Public (When Everyone Thinks They Are an Expert)
  • Jennifer Lucarelli (Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, October 2018) - Make It Work: Building and Maintaining Academic-Community Partnerships

Additional Past Presenters