Pride Month 2021
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Oakland University’s Pride Month, which celebrates OU’s diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity, is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ziming Yang
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Dr. Ziming Yang, an assistant professor of environmental chemistry at Oakland University, has received a five-year, $600,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in support of his research on organic carbon and nitrogen transformations in hydrothermal systems.

Stock image of vaccine
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

A first-of-a-kind published study by three faculty members from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has gained worldwide attention by shedding light on how medical students view COVID-19 vaccines.

Majd Faraj near poster
Friday, February 26, 2021

A project led by a medical student from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has received $150,000 in external funding to further the work — the highest amount ever connected to an OUWB capstone project.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Now in its 37th year, Oakland University’s Women and Gender Studies Film Festival will spotlight the documentary film “KIKI” from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 13 via Zoom. 

Dee Pitts and group
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine recently launched a new program aimed at furthering the intent and efforts of the school’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.

David McCallum
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Since June 2018, David McCallum has worked for Custom Biogenic Systems, where the main mission is keeping things cold – freezing cold. The company serves an array of clients whose work depends on state-of-the-art cryogenic equipment. They include pharmaceutical and biotech firms developing vaccines. At his job, McCallum uses computer software to design equipment that allows for safe storage and transport of these and other climate-sensitive materials. 

Distinguished Professors 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Upon recommendation by the Office of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Britt Rios-Ellis, and with support of President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, the Oakland University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a request to appoint David Garfinkle, Ph.D.; Zissimos Mourelatos, Ph.D.; and Barbara Oakley, Ph.D. to the rank of Distinguished Professor at the formal February meeting. The appointment is effective August 15, 2021.

Students in classroom
Friday, February 19, 2021

Starting today, Oakland University is distributing an additional $6.9 million in emergency relief funds to eligible students enrolled in the Winter 2021 semester. Those who qualify for an award were notified via their OU email. 

Ja’Laaiyah Gordon
Thursday, February 18, 2021

The November edition of the OU Magazine featured two SMTD stories: Matthew Carlsen (BFA '20), was featured in an article, Constructing a Skillset, where he discussed how joining OU’s musical theatre program helped him turn his childhood passion for costume design into a reality. “The faculty welcome mistakes, viewing them as growth opportunities — thus creating a supportive and friendly environment,” Carlsen said. Jai Carrero (acting major) and Ja’Laaiyah Gordon (dance minor) were also featured in Voices that Matter, an article about OU students of color enduring and overcoming challenges in the hopes of aiding future generations. “If you want to see the change, be the change,” Carrero said.

OU’s Varner Hall to undergo ‘much-needed’ renovations as part of $45 million project
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Oakland University’s Varner Hall will be undergoing some long-awaited and much-needed renovations over the next few years as part of a $45 million improvement project authorized by the Board of Trustees.

Charles Darwin
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

With a focus on promoting interdisciplinary research among students and faculty, and engaging the public with diverse perspectives, Oakland University has established a new Center for Evolutionary Psychological Science. The Center will foster collaborative research within and across colleges and schools at OU, and also with faculty and students at other universities, both nationally and abroad. 

AMWA Valentine's Day
Friday, February 12, 2021

A student interest group from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine set out to raise funds for a local nonprofit and spread some Valentine’s Day love at the same time.

Interprofessional Education Workshop
Friday, February 12, 2021

Nearly 300 students from a variety of health-oriented academic programs recently took part in Oakland University’s fifth annual Interprofessional Education Workshop on opioid abuse. Although this year’s event was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, it featured plenty of insights into the challenges and opportunities health professionals have to deliver the highest quality of patient care. 

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