Monday, January 18, 2021


Barry M. Klein was an unabashed fan of Oakland University. He was a devoted alumnus, a steadfast supporter and an unwavering advocate for the university. With his passing on January 18, 2020, Oakland University lost a generous and loyal friend. As a final act of support, Klein made a transformative gift through his estate which, in part, has established the Barry M. Klein Center for Culture and Globalization.


An image of a group of OUWB medical students who wrote letter in Academic Medicine
Thursday, January 14, 2021


A trio of OUWB medical students published a letter in the most recent issue of Academic Medicine — highlighting a unique way the school’s newest class was welcomed during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Taras Oleksyk
Thursday, January 14, 2021


Led by a group of Oakland University researchers, the largest study of genetic diversity in Ukraine has been published in the open science journal GigaScience. The study provides data on genetic variants associated with human health and describes historical factors that helped give rise to remarkable genetic variation in a part of the world that has been underrepresented in genome research. The project was an international effort that brought together researchers from Ukrainian institutions, headed by Uzhhorod National University, as well as institutions in the U.S. and China. 


OUCARES to host free webinar on ‘Comorbidity & Autism’ on Feb. 11
Wednesday, January 13, 2021


The Joanne and Ted Lindsay Foundation Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) will host “Comorbidity & Autism – When ASD isn’t the only diagnosis of concern” — a free webinar for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), parents and caregivers, professionals, and anyone interested in learning how to support and keep people with ASD safe — at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.


Applications still being accepted for fall semester
Tuesday, January 12, 2021


If you’ve been thinking about applying to Oakland University this year, Undergraduate Admissions Director Shane Lewis wants you to know that there’s still time to submit your application for the fall semester.


Students in classroom
Monday, January 11, 2021


As the pandemic continues, many students have lost jobs and income, and some are dealing with family members who are sick. OU is committed to providing support in the face of these challenges. Applications are being accepted for emergency aid through the OU Student Emergency Relief Fund. 


A collage of images from OUWB's Dance Medicine MD
Friday, January 08, 2021


Two OUWB medical students and a professor are offering proof positive that the show must go on by leading dance classes aimed at improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.



Shreyas Gavit
Friday, January 08, 2021


Recent Oakland University graduate Shreyas Gavit was part of an innovative team that won the Salesforce Career Journey with Deloitte, a case study competition in which college students were tasked with helping a fictional online retailer meet recruiting and hiring challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. 


Bon Appetit
Wednesday, January 06, 2021


Dr. Alta Marie Boover, an assistant professor of voice at Oakland University, will present a virtual performance of Bon Appétit — a one-woman operatic scene by Lee Hoiby based on Episode No. 228 of Julia Child’s PBS television show “The French Chef” — at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 on Zoom.


An image of various photos from OUWB's 2020 year-in-review
Sunday, December 27, 2020


As 2020 draws to a close, many are looking ahead to the promise of 2021 while reflecting on the past 11.5 months. Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine could be counted in that group.



An image of a student receiving a gift bag
Thursday, December 24, 2020


Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine administrators, faculty, and staff assembled and distributed gift bags for more than 20 medical students spending the holiday season alone in southeast Michigan.



An image of a student who led a winter clothing drive
Wednesday, December 23, 2020


A second-year medical student from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine recently led a drive to collect and distribute winter clothes for people who are homeless in Detroit.



A collection of images from OUWB's 2020 Adopt-A-Family efforts.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020


About $4,400 in Christmas gifts — nearly double the amount from last year — were provided to a local family in need as part of a medical student-led initiative at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Keeper of the Dream 2021 recipients
Tuesday, December 22, 2020


UPDATE: Here is the Oakland University YouTube link to watch Monday, Jan. 18th's Keeper of the Dream virtual event. The premiere begins at 11:30AM.For helping break down stereotypes and promote racial and cultural understanding, nine students will be recognized during Oakland University’s 29th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration. This year’s event will be broadcast via YouTube on Monday, January 18, 2021, starting at 11:30 a.m. The link will be posted at Oakland.edu. 


OU Community Music
Monday, December 21, 2020


Give the gift of music this holiday season with Oakland University Community Music virtual lessons, which are currently being offered at a discounted rate.



Thursday, December 17, 2020


Across the country and around the world, communities grapple with the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The same is true on OU’s campus. Every member of the OU community has seen their lives disrupted through either online classes, remote work, new demands for taking care of family members, or economic repercussions of the pandemic that reverberate throughout the entire region.


An image of researchers at Beaumont Health
Wednesday, December 16, 2020


A faculty member from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine played a significant role in a recent study that found face masks to be effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19.



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