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Oakland campus
Friday, May 27, 2022


As part of an initiative to further promote the importance of students visiting Career Services early and often, Senior Director Wayne Thibodeau was interviewed on Oakland County Megacast Live on Monday, May 9.


Chiaoning Su
Friday, May 27, 2022


Oakland University has named Chiaoning Su as director of its Barry M. Klein Center for Culture and Globalization. 


Dr. Sid Mittra standing in front of a chalkboard with equations written on it.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022


Rooted in the Oakland University community since 1969, the School of Business Administration flourished under the guidance of expert faculty, the achievements of alumni and the budding brilliance of students.


Oakland campus
Monday, May 23, 2022


Lean Leadership is a critical need in the workplace. Oakland University, the home of the Pawley Lean Institute, offers three ground-breaking approaches to Lean Leadership development: 


High School Workshops
Monday, May 16, 2022


The Pawley Lean Institute and the Industrial Systems and Engineering (ISE) Department have been conducting High School Workshops since 2015. The program promotes ISE and Lean Learning as it introduces ISE as a field of study to high school students from both a college degree and career perspective.



Monday, May 16, 2022


Kwame Sakyi, Ph.D. MSPH, assistant professor of Public Health in the School of Health Sciences is leading a summer Study Abroad to Ghana, Africa (Global Health and Social issues summer class PH 4750/5750). The group will be immersed in learning about health and culture from May 6-28.



Tuesday, May 10, 2022


Study Abroad students can experience hands-on learning opportunities in the natural sciences by traveling to countries rich in biodiversity and natural resources.


Students posing for a group photo at the Management and Marketing competition.
Friday, April 29, 2022


Pooling their talent and resources, OU’s American Marketing Association, Entrepreneurs In Action and DECA organized and hosted the first Management and Marketing case competition for business-minded students in early April.


Oakland campus
Wednesday, April 13, 2022


Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute is pleased announce that Carly Kallen (Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS) has been awarded a $750 undergraduate scholarship and Nina Costa (Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS) has been awarded a $1500 undergraduate scholarship.


Business economics student, Dakota Zehler, on a bridge in the rainforest.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022


Throughout his childhood, OU business economics student Dakota Zehler moved often as his family relocated with his parent’s Army assignments. Through this experience, Zehler developed an appreciation for global perspectives. Traveling through Oakland University’s study abroad program proved a natural extension of his education and offered an ideal way to explore his future career.



Wednesday, March 30, 2022


Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Britt Rios-Ellis presents the annual State of Academic Affairs message today (Wednesday, March 30) at 11:30AM in the Oakland Center Ballrooms. There will also be special message from OU President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz.



Monday, March 21, 2022


Registration by class standing for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters is now open.


A group of honor society students standing behind a banner that reads "Beta Gamma Sigma".
Wednesday, March 16, 2022


At its annual Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony March 10, the Oakland University School of Business welcomed 28 business students to the honor society.


Mariella Simoncini, Porfirio Garcia and Jesse Bischer posing for a photo at the Business Scholars case competition.
Tuesday, March 08, 2022


In its latest case competition, Business Scholars tackled the challenge facing most organizations today: resetting strategy for a post-pandemic world.



Wednesday, March 02, 2022


Oakland University biology researchers banded with scientists across the world to understand the relationship between  greenhouse gas emissions produced by ecosystems and environmental change. Their findings offer new methods and baseline information to follow changing ecosystems as the earth warms.


Cybersecurity
Monday, February 28, 2022


Oakland University undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in a career in cybersecurity working in the government are encouraged to apply for the National Science Foundation CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS). 


Master of Social Work
Thursday, February 24, 2022


Beginning this July, Oakland University will offer a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program that provides students with the requisite theoretical knowledge, evidence-based interventions, and ethical framework for advanced social work practice with diverse client systems.


Interprofessional Education Workshop
Monday, February 21, 2022


Oakland University recently held its 6th annual Interprofessional Education Workshop, which brought together 340 students, faculty and community leaders from various health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, medicine, physician assistant, public health and social work. This year’s workshop focused on mental illness and substance use disorders, complex conditions that often coexist and require interprofessional collaboration to manage properly. 



Wednesday, February 16, 2022


A research study conducted by Oakland University and Beaumont Research Institute is providing new insights that could lead to more effective treatment in lung cancer patients. 


Bailey Kehrig, MBA '19, posing for a photo.
Thursday, February 03, 2022


The ability to overcome obstacles is key to Bailey Kehrig’s success.In early elementary school, Kehrig, MKT ’19, began experiencing hearing loss. By immediately embracing available accessibility accommodations, Kehrig set the course for her future.



Friday, January 14, 2022


An amazing class of young writers worked on honing their reporting skills in Special Lecturer Kate Roff’s fall Journalism 3120 class on Feature Writing.


Puerto Rican Paso Fino
Thursday, January 13, 2022


Puerto Rican Paso Fino Caballo Cuentas Claras, ridden by René Concepción, on the grounds of El Morro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Hostos Gallardo)Researchers in Oakland University’s Department of Biological Sciences collaborated with researchers from the United States, Ukraine, Sweden and Belgium on a study examining the genetic ancestry of two horse breeds, the common Puerto Rican Non-Purebred and the Puerto Rican Paso Fino, a horse noted for its smooth, sure-footed gait. 


Pawley Lean Partnership
Wednesday, January 12, 2022


The Pawley Lean Institute has partnered with the Lean Learning Center as it pertains to the Lean Lab housed in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department (ISE) at Oakland University.The partnership includes a $60,000 pledge by the Lean Learning Center as part of the funding requirements for the Lean Lab.


Mark and Nick Gust
Wednesday, January 05, 2022


Oakland University’s School of Business Administration is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review (TPR). The education services company chose the school for its 2022 list of Best Business Schools.


The OU Business Honors Program graduates, Alayna Gotham, Michaella Merlo, and Robert Round, walking in a building.
Tuesday, January 04, 2022


Business Honors Program (BHP) students Alayna Gotham, Michaella Merlo and Robert (RJ) Round are accustomed to being trailblazers. As members of OU’s first BHP cohort, they flourished in the honors-based business curriculum. In December 2021, they marked another milestone as the first graduates of the program.


Student at laptop
Tuesday, December 21, 2021


Oakland University was recently recognized on the America’s Top Online Colleges 2022 List, published by Newsweek and Statistica Inc. The list highlights the nation’s top colleges with online degrees and is based on an online survey with over 12,000 assessments from more than 9,000 respondents who participated in online college degree programs and general online learning courses in the U.S. 



Tuesday, December 21, 2021


UPDATE: Oakland University will continue remote delivery of classes through January 31. In light of the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, most of Oakland University’s Winter 2022 courses, including hybrid and in-person classes, began in an online only format on Wednesday, January 5.


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HUMAN DIVERSITY INCLUSION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Tuesday, December 14, 2021


Organizations of all kinds are committed to diversifying their workforce and customer base, but they often lack the expertise to succeed. Oakland University is helping to fill this importance niche by offering a Graduate Certificate in Human Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice.


Leo Kaçaj, Mari Romund, Alexis Harp, Lauren Goralczyk and Kurtis Jackson standing in front of a wall with School of Business Administration on it.
Friday, December 10, 2021


Following two hours of intense deliberation, the five Business Scholars on Team Oranges connected all the dots in their November case competition. The team impressed the judges by recommending seamless solutions to spur growth and increase revenue for a hypothetical educational toy company.


Oil Pipelines
Friday, December 10, 2021


Oakland University Professor Ngong Kodiah Beyeh is using his extensive knowledge of chemical compounds to keep crude oil pipelines from clogging. 


Oakland campus
Monday, November 15, 2021


Professionals across all organizational levels can unlock their leadership potential and strengthen their management capabilities with the new Leadership in Business graduate certificate program at Oakland University.


Oakland campus
Monday, November 15, 2021


Business professionals can expand their business expertise with marketing skills with the new graduate certificate in Marketing at Oakland University. The 15-credit, graduate-level certificate program equips students with the skills to develop innovative marketing plans that address complex business challenges and improve performance.


Kristen Munyan
Thursday, November 11, 2021


Kristen Munyan, assistant professor and undergraduate program director in Oakland University’s School of Nursing, was selected to receive a $25,000 grant from the Foundation for Academic Nursing, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The grant will support Dr. Munyan’s work on Enhancing Laboratory Infrastructure to support at-risk and English as a Second Language (ESL) students. 


Oakland campus
Tuesday, November 09, 2021


Dr. Felicita Arzu Carmichael, Assistant Professor in Writing and Rhetoric, along with Professional and Digital Writing majors Kat Oak Stevenson and Michael Zittritsch, will present at this month's National Council of Teachers of English conference.


Business Scholars Nick Norman, Hannah Tucker, Alex Grenn and John Atkinson standing in front of a wall with "School of Business Administration" on it.
Thursday, November 04, 2021


In its first case competition of the academic year, five teams of OU Business Scholars faced off to develop strategies to support a Canadian company’s post-pandemic retention and growth.


Students in classroom
Thursday, October 28, 2021


The Oakland University School of Education and Human Services is among a select group of teacher education providers to receive the 2021 Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement. 


State of the University 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021


Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., delivered the 2021 State of the University Address on Thursday, Oct. 21 from the Founders Ballroom of the Oakland Center on the OU campus.


Alyssa Lalko
Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Recent Oakland University graduate Alyssa Lalko is working on research to develop a laser-based sensor that can detect toxins in the atmosphere. 



Monday, October 04, 2021


Oakland University will receive a $1 million gift to support scholarships for academically exceptional high school graduates. The gift, made by Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, will be administered by OU’s Honors College with the goal of fostering scholarly work and leadership skills of the next generation of community, civic and business leaders.


Student Cooper Hazel and mentor Timothy Hodge, Ph.D., doing research on a computer.
Friday, October 01, 2021


As a managerial economics student, Cooper Hazel, ECN '21, joined forces with Timothy Hodge, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, to study the economic and health impact of marijuana legalization. While the research will influence policy makers, Hazel’s experience reinforced his career and graduate school aspirations.


National Dong Hwa University of Taiwan
Friday, September 24, 2021


Oakland University, Howard University and National Dong Hwa University of Taiwan secured a three-year, $100,000 grant from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education to support Chinese Language and Culture studies for students at all three universities. 


OU paralegal certificate program
Friday, September 10, 2021


Oakland University’s paralegal certificate program was recently ranked as the “Best Paralegal Program” in the state of Michigan in the category of Education by Michigan Lawyers Weekly based on the results of its 2021 Reader Rankings Survey.


Sarah Denha
Thursday, September 09, 2021


Oakland University doctoral student Sarah Denha traveled to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts this summer to take part in a neurobiology course that introduced her to cutting-edge research techniques taught by leading experts in the field. 


Liz Halabu Casselman standing in a room with white walls, smiling at the camera.
Wednesday, September 01, 2021


Advancing her understanding and “elevating her altitude” gave Liz Halabu Casselman the competence and confidence to increase revenue, invest in bench strength and expand operations of the small businesses she leads.


Tamara Treanore / Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies (OPA) specialization
Monday, August 30, 2021


A new Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies (OPA) specialization is being offered within the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (EXS) degree program in the Department of Human Movement Science at Oakland University.