New Oakland University Construction Bolsters Master Plan for Campus

Project SUCCESS Features Expanded Wilson Hall, Next Phase of Comprehensive Student Services, Sign of Long-Term Sustainability In a long-term plan to foster student success critical to support the region’s talent pipeline and ongoing economic development, Oakland University (OU) will expand Wilson Hall, a landmark building on campus. The new construction will accommodate a range of student services to further improve graduation rates and job placement throughout southeastern … [Read more...]

Oakland University Planning $40 Million Renovation and Expansion to South Foundation Hall

Recently the Michigan legislature approved, and Governor Snyder signed, a $40 million South Foundation Hall renovation and expansion project that will involve Oakland University (OU) issuing $10 million in bonds and the state contributing $30 million. This project will not increase tuition for students, but will allow Oakland to address a critical shortage of classroom space that is a result of sustained and robust enrollment growth over many years. OU has grown in enrollment for nearly every … [Read more...]

Clarinetist Franklin Cohen Joins Aeolus Quartet to Perform at Oakland University

Oakland University to Welcome Aeolus Quartet and Clarinetist Franklin Cohen for January 20 Concert The award-winning Aeolus Quartet will be joined by revered clarinetist Franklin Cohen, former principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, for a concert at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20 at Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University (OU). The program features Mozart’s masterful Clarinet Quintet, as well as an early Beethoven Quartet, Op. 18, No. 3 in D major, and American composer … [Read more...]

No Bears, Do You Know the Real Animals of Oakland University?

Students Conduct Mammal Survey of Oakland University's Biological Preserve Oakland University (OU) Students in BIO 4350/5386 Topics in Behavioral Biology course spent last semester surveying the mammals of Oakland University’s biological preserve. “To my knowledge, no one had previously done a thorough mammal survey of the preserve,” said course instructor Sandra Troxell-Smith, Ph.D., a special lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences. “The class was able to get some very … [Read more...]

Jeff Johnson to Keynote Oakland University’s Keeper of the Dream Event

Master Storyteller and Journalist Jeff Johnson to Keynote Oakland University's Keeper of the Dream Event For its annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration, Oakland University (OU) will welcome award-winning journalist and communications strategist Jeff Johnson to campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21. Johnson has conducted interviews with both former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for BET News and provides regular content on the … [Read more...]

Second Highest Tier in Carnegie Classification for Oakland University

Oakland University (OU) Moves Up to Second-Highest Tier in Carnegie Classification In the most recent update to the Carnegie Classification of Higher Education, Oakland University has moved up to the second highest tier of research universities. This tier features colleges and universities with “high research activity,” a designation held by only 3.1 percent of the 4,424 colleges and universities on the Carnegie Classification list. According to an article in The Chronicle of Higher … [Read more...]

Oakland University Program Ranked Among Top in Nation

Oakland University (OU) Environmental Health and Safety Degree Program Ranked among Top in Nation Oakland University’s Environmental Health and Safety online degree program has been ranked as one of the top 25 Best Value Occupational Safety and Health degree programs in the nation for 2019 by Value Colleges (VC), an online ranking system that compares the most affordable colleges with the best return on investment. “Oakland University’s place in the VC Best Value ranking tells students … [Read more...]

Oakland University Hires Longtime Oakland County Leader

Oakland University (OU) Names Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Irene Spanos, longtime Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs for Oakland County, has joined Oakland University as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. She began her new role on December 10. “We are thrilled to have Irene join the OU family in this critical leadership role,” Vice President University Advancement Michael Westfall said in announcing the hiring. “A friend to all she … [Read more...]

Oakland University and Macomb Community College Expand Transfer Agreements

Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work added to partnership to benefit students Oakland University (OU) and Macomb Community College leaders have signed new transfer articulation agreements that will benefit even more students at both schools. The objectives of the newest agreements include helping transition qualified students from Macomb to OU in pursuit of Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work bachelor’s degrees. The Social Work agreement is a three-year agreement going through … [Read more...]

New Course to Help Heath Care Professionals Collaborate to Benefit Patients

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine collaborates with University of Detroit Mercy on Inter-Professional Curriculum Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) and University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry (Detroit Mercy) will launch a new inter-professional course to educate medical and dental students on how health care professionals collaborate for the benefit of their patients. Beginning in March 2019, second-year Detroit Mercy dental … [Read more...]