Picture a Scientist
Thursday, October 14, 2021


WISER (Women in Science, Engineering, and Research) at Oakland University will host an in-person screening of the documentary, “Picture a Scientist,” from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 in Founders Ballroom C in the Oakland Center.


Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, M.D., Ph.D.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021


Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, M.D., Ph.D. — founding director of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s Eye Research Center (ERC) — has built a life and career that revolves around eyes. Now, he has his sights on ramping up OUWB’s eye research and furthering Oakland University’s decades of success in the field.



Anthony Anderson
Wednesday, October 13, 2021


Oakland University will welcome Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Anthony Anderson to campus as the keynote speaker for its 30th annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration. The event will take place on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17, 2022. 


Mohamed Al-Shabrawey
Monday, October 11, 2021


Oakland University has welcomed Mohamed Al-Shabrawey as the new director of OU’s Eye Research Institute (ERI) and founding director of the Eye Research Center (ERC) at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB). 



Monday, October 11, 2021


At their October 11 Oakland University Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees voted to approve a new three-year faculty contract that had also recently been ratified by the OU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The new agreement runs through August 14, 2024.



Thursday, October 07, 2021


Oakland University’s Center for Civic Engagement, in partnership with the Oakland University Department of Athletics, will host a virtual panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 about the changing landscape of college athletics with regard to “name, image and likeness” rules, expanded use of the transfer portal and other recent developments.


OU Veterans
Wednesday, October 06, 2021


Oakland University has once again earned the highest possible ranking for veteran-friendliness among the state’s higher education institutions. The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) awarded Oakland gold-level status for its strong commitment to serving the educational needs of military-connected students. 


Doctor Giving Birth Control Pills
Tuesday, October 05, 2021


An easy way to know when Angie Freeman is passionate about a topic is the way they smile when talking about it — and Freeman smiles a lot.



Tickets for The Holidays at Meadow Brook now on sale
Tuesday, October 05, 2021


Tickets for Meadow Brook Hall’s two dazzling holiday events—Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights—are now on sale. By day, the beloved annual Holiday Walk transports visitors through the historic mansion decked in shimmering splendor, while Winter Wonder Lights transforms the estate at night into a breathtaking light show featuring music, concessions and magic.



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.


Students in classroom
Friday, October 01, 2021


Oakland University received $19,738,510 in funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) which is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP). 


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.


FAFSA
Friday, October 01, 2021


Along with charting their academic and career paths, students also need to manage financial matters related to their education. One of the best things they can do is file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA. By filling out this form, students can become eligible for federal aid, including grants, loans and work-study programs. 


Ziming Yang Scialog Award
Thursday, September 30, 2021


Dr. Ziming Yang, an assistant professor of environmental chemistry at Oakland University, is among eight multidisciplinary teams of researchers selected to receive funding in the inaugural year of Scialog: Signatures of Life in the Universe, a new research initiative designed to bring the world closer to answering basic questions about the possibility of extraterrestrial life.



Thursday, September 30, 2021


Following a national search that began in late 2020, the university has appointed Bhavani Koneru as its next Chief Information Officer. She will join the campus community on Monday, October 18.


Jacobo Sefami
Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Oakland University will host “Jewish Communities in Mexico: A conversation with writer Jacobo Sefami” from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, October 7 in Founders Ballroom A inside the Oakland Center on the OU campus.


James Lentini Inauguration
Monday, September 27, 2021


President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and Dr. Daniel Walsh traveled to Rockville Centre, New York on Thursday to attend the inauguration of Molloy College President James Lentini, who served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Oakland University from 2013 until June of 2020. 


Media Contacts

Brian Bierley
Director of Media Relations
(248) 370-4346
bierley@oakland.edu

Eric Reikowski
Public Information Specialist
(248) 370-4348
esreikow@oakland.edu

Sean Delaney
Public Information Specialist
(248) 370-3139
sdelaney@oakland.edu


David Groves
Director of Campus Communications
(248) 370-2759
groves@oakland.edu

Sports Information:
Maria Rivera
Assistant AD for Athletic Communications
(248) 370-3201
mariarivera@oakland.edu

Meadow Brook Hall:
Shannon O'Berski
Marketing and Communications Manager
Meadow Brook Hall
(248) 364-6263
stobersk@oakland.edu

Meadow Brook Theatre:
Cheryl Marshall
Acting Managing Director
(248) 370-3316
cmarshall@mbtheatre.com

Music, Theatre and Dance Department:
Carly Uhrig
Publicist
(248) 370-2032
uhrig@oakland.edu

Oakland University Art Gallery:
Dick Goody
OUAG Director
(248) 370-3008
goody@oakland.edu