student in a white lab coat giving a fist bump to a man in a suit
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s Class of 2022 students received their first physician’s white coats and celebrated the beginning of their medical educations at the traditional White Coat Ceremony.

Group of female students at the Diversity & Inclusion program
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

High school students participating in OUWB’s Future Physicians Summer Enrichment Program (FPSEP) worked in groups to complete a research project. On their last day of the program, they presented these projects to a room of family members, peers and OUWB faculty members.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Healthytown Everywhere, a nonprofit community-based health and wellness initiative located in Royal Oak, will bring free health-related services to Hamady Bros. Market, 2629 Pierson Road, Flint, Mich. on Aug. 18 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

OU theatre professor, alum explore Spain’s artist community during month-long residency
Thursday, August 09, 2018

Oakland University’s Jeremy Barnett, an assistant professor of theatre in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and OU theatre alum Jason Maracani recently spent a month living and working at the Art’N’Ground artists’ residency in Rojales, Spain.

Santeiu and Nerys Butler
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Beyond their familial ties, sisters Santeiu and Nerys Butler share a lot in common. They came to Oakland University as transfer students and are majoring in liberal studies with minors in international studies and anthropology. Both have a strong affinity for East Asian cultures and spent the past year studying abroad in South Korea. 

Nu Omega 2018 Inductees
Monday, August 06, 2018

For the fifth consecutive year – and seventh of the last eight years – the national political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA) has recognized its Oakland University chapter with a Best Chapter Award. 

Friday, August 03, 2018

Start Here…Finish Here. You may have seen it on billboards across Oakland County this summer. Student Alexandria McGill gives it meaning.

Geraldine Graham
Thursday, August 02, 2018

Geraldine Graham, director of Project Upward Bound at Oakland University, has been unanimously selected by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) to receive the Walter O. Mason Jr. Award at this year’s national conference in September in New York City.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The GenCyber camp is a comprehensive and activity-based program that delivers substantive cybersecurity training to upper elementary (4th, 5th and 6th grades), middle school, and high school students. This year also featured the first year that the camp was offered to area K-12 teachers.

Claudia Petrescu
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A new, eight-member advisory council has been created to promote and advocate for graduate education and Lifelong Learning at Oakland University.

Iceland Geothermal Stream
Friday, July 27, 2018

What can geothermal streams in Iceland tell us about the effects of global warming on aquatic ecosystems? OU ecologist Scott Tiegs is part of a research team that traveled to the Nordic island nation to find out. 

Grizzly Statue
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D. announced at a news conference today that following a national search, Steven C. Waterfield has been appointed Director of Athletics effective August 9, 2018. Waterfield comes to Oakland after serving as Executive Associate Athletic Director for the University of Nebraska. 

Mark and Sarah Dykowski in scrubs and hair nets in a hospital
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

It was not the average day for rising fourth-year medical student Sara Dykowski when she stepped into the operating room and delivered a baby alongside her father Mark Dykowski, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

SUPER 2018
Monday, July 23, 2018

Since early May, a group of six undergraduate students has been looking into the causes of various eye diseases – like glaucoma, cataracts and retinitis pigmentosa – during Oakland University’s Summer Undergraduate Program in Eye Research (SUPER). 

Ian Lester 1200
Monday, July 23, 2018

Whether they’re pursuing a master’s degree or a Ph.D., alumni of Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance are making their mark at prestigious graduate schools across the nation and around the world, thanks to the education and support they received at OU.

Are You Ready for College?
Monday, July 23, 2018

Are you ready for college?Find out on Friday, Aug. 3 as Oakland University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office hosts a special event from 1-4 p.m. for parents and students who want to learn more about the college selection process, transitioning from high school to college, and financing a college education.

Lauren Knox
Friday, July 20, 2018

Lauren Knox (BFA ‘12) was on the cover of the June 21 edition of the Detroit Free Press Play section. She is currently performing as Evelyn in the Purple Rose Theatre Company’s production of Willow Run, which runs until Sept. 1. You can view the article on

Friday, July 20, 2018

Assistant Professor of Theatre Jeremy Barnett  and theatre alum Jason Maracani are spending the month of July at the Art’N’Ground artist’s residency in Rojales, Spain. The pair are staying in a man-made cave with two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom in a community of over a dozen local artists.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The former Cobblestone Manor Bed and Breakfast is transforming into a unique living and learning community for Oakland University Honors College students thanks to a unique agreement between the Moceri family and OU.

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