Oakland University Conference Will Examine How Autism and the Law Intersect

Event will be May 3 in the Golf and Learning Center Building Oakland University’s Department of Human Development and Child Studies, in collaboration with the Oakland University Center for Autism*, will present “Guilt by Innocence: Understanding Autism in the World of the Criminal Justice System” from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in the Golf and Learning Center Building at 464 Golf View Lane in Rochester. The goal of the conference is to educate professionals in the criminal … [Read more...]

Dawn Aubry Named Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Oakland University

Aubry has been Selected to Become Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Aubry has nearly 25 years of higher education experience in roles of continually increasing responsibility. Most recently, she served as the university’s director of Undergraduate Admissions. She has also held positions in enrollment management, admissions, housing and resident life, student conduct, student orientation and student programming during her career. In addition to her most recent role, Aubry … [Read more...]

National Book Award Winner and Finalist to Speak at Oakland University

Literature buffs, take note. On Tuesday, April 9, Oakland University’s Department of English will host a reading and discussion in collaboration with the National Book Foundation. Poet Justin Phillip Reed and novelist Angela Flournoy will give readings from their work at 5:00 p.m. in Banquet Room B of the Oakland Center. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Reed is the author of a chapbook, A … [Read more...]

Balancing Concussion Management

Professor’s Study Helps Athletic Trainers Improve Concussion Management A new study by Daniel J. Goble, Ph.D., associate professor of exercise science, has been published in the Journal of Athletic Training. The study examined more than 10,000 male and female athletes, ages 8 to 21, to provide normative data for the BTrackS Balance Test (BBT), a tool that Dr. Goble invented for concussion balance testing. “Millions of concussions are sustained each year as a result of sports, and … [Read more...]

Biology Professor Examines River Ecology On A Global Scale

Oakland University (OU) ecologist Scott Tiegs is the lead author of a new scientific paper examining carbon-cycling rates of river-based ecosystems around the world. Published in the journal Science Advances, the paper is based on the work of 153 researchers in 40 countries. The study found that climatic factors, such as temperature and moisture, influenced carbon-cycling rates of river-based ecosystems. Carbon cycling is critical for the functioning of systems across a range of spatial … [Read more...]

Oakland University Continues to be a Veteran-Friendly School

Oakland University (OU) Retains Gold Ranking Among State’s Veteran-Friendly Schools For the third straight year, Oakland University received a gold ranking, the highest possible rating for veteran-friendliness from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). The organization recognizes institutions of higher learning for dedication to student veterans and dependents using their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits. Based on a variety of factors, the schools on this year’s list … [Read more...]

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...]