Academics News

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Anastacia Maurer, a double major in German and History, and a member of the Honors College, has been selected as a winner of a “Come-to-Oldenburg” grant.

Shelby VanOphem
Monday, March 20, 2017

A Chorus Line depicts the often angst-ridden atmosphere of a Broadway audition as professional dancers, “gypsies,” compete against each other for coveted spots in the ensemble of a new show. The characters reveal their dreams and disappointments along the way.

Sharelle Brown
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As director of pharmacy at McLaren Oakland Hospital, Sharelle Brown, MBA ’15, was already an experienced healthcare professional when she decided to pursue her Executive MBA.

Deca team
Friday, March 10, 2017

Great preparation paid off for the members of Oakland’s DECA team who competed at the Collegiate DECA state competition last month. The Oakland University team brought home 12 plaques and 20 medals. Twelve members qualified to continue on to the international competition in Anaheim, California, in April.

Nursing Therapeutics Lab
Monday, March 06, 2017

Jaden Fowler remembers his nervousness as a sophomore nursing student trying to master basic clinical skills, like taking vital signs, in OU’s Nursing Therapeutics Lab. 

Wilson Hall
Friday, March 03, 2017

The Search Committee continues to be very optimistic and confident of a timely and successful search.   

OU Business Scholars case competition
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The first OU Business Scholars case competition of the year challenged four Scholars teams to create and demonstrate a strategy detailing how Smoothpay can grow its mobile payment user base.

Med students MTD workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The theatre program at Oakland University is designed as training for a professional life in the performing arts, but the skills theatre students build their proficiency on can be of value to anyone whose career path will involve communicating their ideas.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Students taking Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) “Lean Principles and Applications” graduate course are required to conduct a real-life case study.

Rip Rapson
Saturday, February 18, 2017

More than 660 higher education professionals from throughout the United States and Canada gathered at the Detroit Renaissance Marriott this week for the 2017 Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference, hosted by Oakland University and sponsored by The Kresge Foundation. 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Once again this year, Oakland University Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) graduate students gained hands-on experiential learning aimed at real world problem solving by working on projects with Independence Township as supervisor Pat Kittle made his staff available to work with student teams from Oakland’s ISE 581 Lean Principles and Application course.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Crestmark Bank is celebrating its 20th anniversary by creating a $100,000 scholarship fund to support Oakland business students for the next five years.

Caitlin Burke
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

by Professor Karen SheridanIn mid-January, 64 theatre majors and several faculty attended the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Indianapolis. The goal of the festival is to encourage, recognize and celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theatre programs around the country.

Honors Institute Group
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A group of students, faculty and staff gathered in the Honors College this week for the university’s second annual Honors Institute event. This year’s event celebrated Oakland’s honor societies, which provide high-achieving students with opportunities for service and leadership development in a variety of fields. 

Take Root Dance Company
Friday, January 06, 2017

Some of our faculty members are academics who spend their time pursuing research in their fields and publishing their results. They present at conferences, and review journal articles written by their peers. Others are professionals in the performing arts fields.

Tim Brown
Friday, January 06, 2017

In late October, voice major Tim Brown was recognized with an Encouragement Award by the Metropolitan Opera National Council at the Michigan District Auditions. Tim said, "I'm truly honored and can't wait to finish my degree in April and continue doing what I love to do."

Dulio OU/WSU Law School
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Political Science majors at Oakland University can now earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years through the university’s existing partnership with Wayne State University Law School.

Megan Tack
Monday, December 12, 2016

It’s rare that a major global corporation offers an internship to a college student seven months before the start date. Yet that’s exactly what happened when the Information Communication Technology team at Fiat Chrysler Automotive US LLC interviewed Oakland University business school junior Megan Tack this fall.

Engineering Center
Monday, December 12, 2016

Isaac Thelander and Rosemarie Calandrino are both freshmen majoring in engineering chemistry. They both live in Hamlin Hall and both are part of Oakland University's newly established Engineering Living Learning Community (LLC). 

Friday, December 09, 2016

Anastacia Maurer, a double major in German and History, recently returned from the University of Minnesota’s Graduate School Experience for Advanced Undergraduates in German Studies.

OU for Unity Panel
Monday, December 05, 2016

On Wednesday November 30, 2016 students from Dr. Rebecca Cheezum’s Social Determinants of Health class assembled a panel of experts to discuss how to make OU an inclusive campus.

OU PT program
Monday, December 05, 2016

The OU PT Program was pleased to welcome Dr. Kornelia Kulig, an OU graduate and former faculty member back to Oakland University.

Teacher leaders
Monday, December 05, 2016

Michigan Reading Recovery (RR) teacher leaders met with Dr. Mary Lose, Director of the Reading Recovery Center of Michigan at Oakland University on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 for a day of professional learning and continuing certification as RR teacher leaders.

PLM Scholarship
Friday, December 02, 2016

A $599,980 “Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)” grant from the National Science Foundation is helping Oakland University students pursue their career and educational goals in the fields of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and Mechanical Engineering.

Oakland campus
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Omari Garrett, a senior at Detroit Edison Public School Academy (DEPSA) was selected from a group of 60 Michigan high school seniors to participate in the 2016 World Food Prize Summit during the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in Des Moines, IA in October 2016.

Gross Anatomy Lab
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Students in Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing recently came together to share their knowledge with the goal of delivering the best possible care to patients with joint disorders. 

Afua Dankwa
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

About the ConferenceApproximately 115 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students attended the 2016 Sigma Xi Student Research Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Oakland campus
Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Dennis Wade, Director of the Pawley Lean Institute, sees the opportunity to connect Oakland University students with internships as the most important and rewarding priority of the Institute.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

On Saturday, November 12, Oakland University students will sleep outdoors in homemade cardboard box shelters to raise awareness for the plight of the area’s homeless and raise money for the Baldwin Center in Pontiac.

The cast of "bare"
Thursday, October 27, 2016

At OU, not every theatre student is involved in the program’s five annual mainstage shows, but they all have the opportunity to work on at least one production every semester, by participating in a Second Stage production. Performers, designers and technicians can be hands-on even in their first semester, which is not always the case in a larger, less student-centered program.

OU classroom photo
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Oakland University is among eight postsecondary institutions that will participate in the Michigan Gateways to Completion (Michigan G2C) project. The three-year initiative is in partnership with the nonprofit John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (JNGI), with the goal of improving student outcomes in high-risk courses. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Professor Paschal Yao Younge is a multi-talented interdisciplinary musician, scholar, composer, author and performer. In November he will visit Oakland University.

Ashley Thompson
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Pawley Lean Institute and the Lean Learning Center partnership continues to draw interest from Oakland University students. The Lean Learning Center has provided (6) training seats to its class, The Lean Experience™ training session, to Oakland University on an annual basis. The training seats can be used for any student (undergraduate or graduate) as selected from the School of Business (SBA), School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS), and School of Education and Human Services (SEHS). Currently, 10 students have taken advantage of this unique experience.

Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, October 21, 2016

Students, faculty and administrators gathered in Oak View Hall on Friday for a conference focused on undergraduate research at Oakland University and beyond. The Honors College and Michigan Center for Undergraduate Research at OU presented the event, entitled “Undergraduate Research: The Present and the Future.” 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Tevyn Gentile, a master’s student in Industrial & Systems Engineering at Oakland University, has been named the winner of this year’s Michigan Simulation User Groups (MSUG) Student Competition.

Localization of Rtca protein
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Undergraduate biomedical sciences major Naveena Daram is coauthor on an article published in the October 2016 issue of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (Volume 57, Pages 5338-5347).

School of Business Administration
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oakland University’s School of Business Administration is among the nation’s best business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in the new 2017 edition of its annual book, “The Best 294 Business Schools” and on its website. Oakland’s business school also appears on the organization’s "Best in Midwest" list. 

Meaghan Cole
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

For students, college is an investment, one designed to put them on a path to a bright future. As an undergraduate adviser in Oakland’s business school, Meaghan Cole helps guide students to that future with caring, compassion and skill.

Karen Markel
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Karen Markel understands that for adults with disabilities, finding their niche in the workplace is often tricky – and she’s actively seeking answers to help this population of job seekers.

Dr. Ellen Peck
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Alumna Ellen Peck (BA ‘95), associate professor of theatre at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, is spending the current academic year researching and teaching at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Romania as a Fulbright Scholar.

Fern and Nancy
Monday, October 03, 2016

Throughout her more than 30-year career at Oakland University, Nancy Schmitz has seen the power of education to transform lives. The assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students says that one of the most rewarding parts of her job is seeing OU alumni who are making a positive impact on their communities. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

When the Open Hands Food Pantry in Royal Oak sought to streamline its operations and improve efficiency, it reached out to Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department for help.

Beaumont Team
Friday, September 23, 2016

Biological and Biomedical Sciences graduate student Jonathan Kane recently published an article about the Effect of Irradiation on Tumor Microenvironment and Bone Marrow Cell Migration in a Preclinical Tumor Model (International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 96, Pages 170-178, 2016).

Nursing students preparing emergency 'bug-out bags'
Friday, September 16, 2016

A Macomb County Health Department program focused on teaching community youth about emergency preparedness – in collaboration with the Oakland University School of Nursing and Macomb County elementary schools – was recently honored with a 2015 National Health Security Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials. 

Oakland campus
Thursday, September 08, 2016

A new partnership between Oakland University and the Rochester Hills Public Library brings esteemed scholars to a new monthly lecture series that begins September 17. The Discovery and Coffee series will feature expert professors discussing diverse subject matters.