Academics News

Lizz Parkinson
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

OU graduate student Lizz Parkinson, with the support of her Department of Biological Sciences faculty adviser, Professor Scott Tiegs, has published an article regarding her light pollution research in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Students studying
Friday, October 20, 2023

Oakland University has been offering a free tuition program since 2009, but beginning with the fall 2024 semester, OU has recommitted to college affordability with the reimagined Golden Guarantee. 

Research Traineeship
Friday, October 06, 2023

A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation Research Trainee (NRT) Program will provide Oakland University graduate students with training in data analytics, scientific research and entrepreneurship with the goal to create leaders and innovators in the private sector. 

Business students
Wednesday, October 04, 2023

The Oakland University School of Business Administration will offer its new Master of Science in Finance degree program beginning in the winter 2024 semester. 

Ngong Kodi Beyeh
Friday, September 22, 2023

Dr. Ngong Kodiah Beyeh, assistant professor of organic chemistry at Oakland University, has received a five-year, $700,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. The award will support research and education on halogen bonding, a process that could transform the field of materials science. 

Josue Garcia and Kelly Dorner
Friday, August 25, 2023

Adopting the tagline “Explore. Discover. Connect.,” Oakland University’s new Career and Life Design Center is ushering in transformational change in preparing students to navigate their lives and careers before and after graduation. 

Christopher Carpenter
Thursday, August 24, 2023

Christopher F. Carpenter, MD, has been appointed as Stephan Sharf Interim Dean of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB). The dean also serves as OUWB Chief Academic Officer for Corewell Health. The appointment is effective September 5. 

Wolfsberger, Shchubelka, Smolanka and Oleksyk
Thursday, July 27, 2023

In the wake of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the global scientific community rallied to support Ukraine’s scientists, offering paid positions, education programs, funding programs and other assistance. 

Julie (Jordan) Ali
Thursday, June 29, 2023

Julie (Jordan) Ali is on the cusp of earning her master’s degree in public administration from Oakland University. That wouldn’t have been possible without an internet connection and stellar time management skills, since much of Ali’s time is spent aboard a 1,093-foot aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Transfer Student
Thursday, June 22, 2023

For the third consecutive year, Oakland University been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative pathways for community college transfer students. 

Oakland University Campus
Friday, June 09, 2023

Rochester, Michigan —June 9—Today, Oakland University announced they have been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to about 130 undergraduate degree programs. Eligible employees can choose from emerging fields such as cybersecurity and bioengineering to classic degree areas such as business, science, education and the liberal arts. 

Ann Marie Dennis
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Ann Marie Dennis wore many hats during her 20-year career in law enforcement. 

Female SBA student in glasses sitting at laptop
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Oakland University's School of Business has announced that starting fall 2023, two popular graduate programs will be offered with a fully online option. The Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Master of IT Management programs will now be accessible to students from anywhere in the world through a convenient, flexible, and fully online format.

David Stern
Thursday, May 18, 2023

As an undergraduate student at Oakland University, David Stern discovered his passion for engineering when he entered Dr. Darrin Hanna’s classroom for the first time in the fall of 2014.

Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Monday, May 15, 2023

Oakland University has partnered with Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy for a new program that offers qualified students guaranteed admission to OU. 

Monday, May 08, 2023

The whale residing in Oakland University’s Kresge Library is the brain child of students in English Professor Jeffrey Insko’s Literature and the Environment class. 

Chloe Megan Jones
Thursday, May 04, 2023

Master of Education student Chloe Megan Jones has been named the 2023 recipient of the Don and Jan O’Dowd Graduate Award. 

Fatima Bhatti
Monday, April 24, 2023

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 32 million U.S. adults. The condition, caused by the breakdown of joint cartilage between bones, can result in pain, stiffness, swelling and even disability. 

Award recipients
Friday, April 21, 2023

On Thursday, April 20, Oakland University’s Board of Trustees recognized three students for outstanding leadership, academic achievements and service to campus and in the community. 

Anna Spagnuolo
Friday, April 14, 2023

Oakland University Professor Anna Spagnuolo has been recognized as one of the state's three recipients of the 2023 Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication exhibited by the faculty from Michigan’s 15 public universities to the education of undergraduate students. The awards are presented annually by the Michigan Association of State Universities. 

students in classroom
Monday, April 10, 2023

Faculty and staff are invited to attend OU’s first-ever Teaching and Learning Symposium, an event filled with networking opportunities, faculty presentations and a keynote speech devoted to the topic of grading practices that inspire and accurately measure student learning. Register for the event. 

Oakland campus
Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute is pleased announce that Hanna Tucker (Operations Management/SBA), Angela Simoski (Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS), and Justin Lasecki (Mechanical Engineering/SECS) have been awarded the Dennis and Carlotta Pawley Undergraduate Scholarship for 2023. In addition, Lucy Kalaj (Operations Management/SBA) has been awarded the Doman Family Lean Scholarship for 2023.

Monday, April 03, 2023

Oakland University has been included in the new Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2023, a ranking that analyzed data from 1,799 universities across 104 countries.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

A new collaboration between Easterseals MORC and Oakland University’s Social Work and Counseling programs through the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education and Human Services was announced at a ceremonial signing event on March 30.

AI Graphic
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Artificial intelligence is expanding today at such a rapid pace that few educators are keeping up with the changes – changes that impact perception, social intelligence, problem solving and deep learning. From chatbots to voice assistants, the AI revolution is shaping the way humans navigate daily life. 

Student at laptop
Monday, March 20, 2023

Registration by class standing for the Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 semesters is now open. 

Monday, March 06, 2023

Responding to critical industry needs in Michigan, the U.S. and around the world, Oakland University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) will launch a new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (pending final approvals), building on the university’s reputation as a center for cybersecurity education, research and support. 

Melanie Chamberlain posing for a photo in front of a window.
Friday, February 24, 2023

In recognition of her dedication to the success of her students, the field of academic advising and her commitment to innovative programming, Melanie Chamberlain, academic adviser in the School of Education and Human Services has been named the OU Outstanding Academic Adviser of the Year.

Students on campus
Friday, January 20, 2023

Nominations are still open for those interested in the Alfred G. and Matilda R. Wilson Awards, the most prestigious awards that Oakland University offers. 

Ecuador 2022
Monday, January 09, 2023

A group of Oakland University students spent part of their holiday break on a study abroad that took them to the diverse ecosystems and landscapes of Ecuador. Situated on the northwestern edge of South America, the country’s mountains, rivers and rainforests make it one of the most biodiverse places in the world – and a fitting locale for one of Oakland University’s tropical field ecology courses. 

OU business students posing for a group photo at the management and marketing competition.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Business-minded students at OU put their business skills to the test in the annual “MGT and MKT Compete” case competition event hosted by business student organizations DECA, AMA and EIA, and sponsored by the Department of Management and Marketing.

OUSWE members
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Members of the Society of Women Engineers Oakland University student chapter recently attended the organization’s national conference where they presented research, gleaned inspiration from women leaders and learned about diverse career paths for aspiring engineers. 

Toronto International Film Festival
Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Twenty-six Oakland University students and alumni recently immersed themselves in the world of global cinema at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the largest festival of its kind in North America. 

Mohsen Mirza Aligoudarzi, posing and smiling for a photo.
Thursday, November 03, 2022

More than a year into the Executive MBA program at Oakland University, Mohsen Mirza Aligoudarzi has experienced the benefits of being a member of a strong, supportive team – and learned how to better build such a team himself.

OU joins multi-state effort expand open-access science, literacy elementary curriculum
Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Oakland University will share in a $7.5 million grant as part of a multi-state effort to develop an innovative, research-driven science curriculum designed to support elementary teachers in engaging students’ natural curiosities and interests across the world.

KCP Future Faculty Fellowship
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Three Oakland University graduate students — Ronald A. Benbow, Red Douglas, and Jessica Ross — have been awarded the King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Future Faculty Fellowship, which was established in 1986 by the Michigan Legislature to increase the pool of academically or economically disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education.

Adam McChesney, senior academic adviser for the OU School of Business, posing for a photo in an office.
Friday, October 07, 2022

To call Adam McChesney’s career in advising a vocation would be a vast understatement.While student adviser may be in his job title, McChesney’s professional drive runs deeper.

Honors College students
Friday, September 23, 2022

Oakland University’s Honors College has welcomed another large and exceptionally talented group of students to campus. 

 Ravi Khattree
Friday, September 16, 2022

Oakland University Professor Ravi Khattree recently traveled to India to share his expertise on the dynamic and ever-expanding field of data science. 

Elizabeth Parkinson
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Elizabeth Parkinson, a doctoral student in Oakland University’s Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees with a focus on NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. 

Shiloh Johnson
Thursday, September 08, 2022

Shiloh Johnson, an Avondale High School graduate known for his strong work ethic, academic achievements and athletic performance, has been selected to receive the 2022-2023 Patrick and Christie Scoggin Foundation Scholarship. 

Henry Aigbedo, Ph.D., leaning on a railing in a dimly lit room.
Wednesday, September 07, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic created waves of change across businesses worldwide. By many accounts, the hospitality industry was among the hardest hit with initial impacts in key areas reportedly worse than 9/11 and the 1933 Great Depression.

Data analytics student and Dr. Sugumaran pose for a group photo.
Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Harnessing data to improve business has become standard operating procedure in corporations around the world. In the nonprofit sector, limited monetary and human resources presents a unique set of challenges limiting the opportunity and ability to envision and execute data analytics projects.