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Sounding Series

Through faculty-driven and student-engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity, Oakland University advances knowledge and art in a diverse and inclusive environment. One of the pillars of the University’s mission focuses on mobilizing the knowledge and expertise resident in its faculty. OU’s researchers take the knowledge they have created and the expertise they have developed out into the world.

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 his or her 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 speaker? Apply or nominate a colleague here.

Look for more! Resources will be posted in the Winter 2018 semester.

Next Soundings Series
RSVP to Leanne DeVreugd (ldevreug@oakland.edu) to attend the Soundings Series events.

Dance for Parkinson's Disease: Making the Connection
Soundings Series with Ali Woerner, Associate Professor of Dance and Co-Director/Co-Founder of Take Root, a non-profit professional dance company-in-residence at OU

  • Monday, November 27, 3-4:30 p.m. in 242 Elliott Hall
  • Ali has translated her dance experience and interest in health into the successful Dance for Parkinson's Disease classes. In them, individuals living with Parkinson's Disease (PD), their family members and other supporters are empowered to explore movement and music through a program that engages their minds and bodies in an enjoyable social environment.
    • The classes are offered in three locations in Oakland County and have been featured on TV62's "Eye on Detroit."
    • Ali's program is supported by volunteers and students including majors in dance therapy, physical therapy, nursing and occupational therapy.
    • Ali was named one of the Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 under 40 in 2016.

Upcoming Events
RSVP to Leanne DeVreugd (ldevreug@oakland.edu) to attend the Soundings Series events.

Soundings Series with Mark Stone, Associate Professor of Music, and Dwayne Anthony

  • Wednesday, January 10, 3-4:30 p.m. in 242 Elliott Hall (auditorium)

Soundings Series with Barbara Oakley, Professor of Industrial Systems and Engineering

  • Wednesday, February 28, 3-4:30 p.m. in 242 Elliott Hall (auditorium)

Soundings Series special session – a hands-on writing workshop featuring Julia Rodriguez (OU Libraries), Holly Shreve Gilbert (Journalism), and Crystal VanKooten (Writing and Rhetoric)

  • Wednesday, March 7, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Oakland Room, Oakland Center

Soundings Series with Karen Miller, Associate Professor of History

  • Wednesday, March 28, 3-4:30 p.m. in 242 Elliott Hall (auditorium)

Past Speakers
Tamara Hew-Butler (Health Sciences, April 2017); Terri Orbuch (Sociology, September 2017); Peter Trumbore and Terri Towner (Political Science, October 2017)