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...]

A ‘Big Idea’ Grant Comes to Oakland University

OU Professors Get NSF Grant for Collaborative Project to Develop Arctic Soil Emissions Sensor The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a two-year, $294,536 award, to two Oakland University (OU) chemistry faculty members, Professor Xiangqun Zeng and Assistant Professor Ziming Yang. The award is for the development of a low-cost, low-power multimodal sensor that will help researchers address the challenges of measuring carbon dioxide and methane emissions across the Arctic soil over time, … [Read more...]

Uber-Like Local Delivery Business Helps People Move Big Things

OU INC Helps Oakland University Student Launch On-Demand Delivery Business About two years ago, Oakland University (OU) student and Business Administration major Connor Darrow was helping a relative downsize while in the process of having an estate sale. Wanting to quickly liquidate the furniture, he offered to deliver items to customers for the estate sale company with his family pick-up truck. “The estate sale companies told us that many customers lack the proper vehicle and man-power … [Read more...]

Matilda Dodge Wilson Statue Unveiled at Homecoming

A life-sized, bronze statue of Oakland University (OU) founder Matilda Dodge Wilson was unveiled near the walkway between the Oakland Center and South Foundation Hall during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend activities. The original idea came from the class of 2010 and began as a Senior Class Gift project. However, the class was unable to fund the creation and the project had to be shelved for the time being. “As the university’s 50th reunion for the classes of the 1960s began organizing, … [Read more...]

‘Lost’ and Found – Oakland University Professor Recreates ‘Lost’ Balanchine ballet

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Envisioning Marche Funébre: A Study in the Early Choreography of George Balanchine at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3 in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms. The “lost” ballet, Marche Funébre, by renowned choreographer George Balanchine has not been performed since 1923. It has been painstakingly reconstructed over more than a decade by Elizabeth Kattner, an assistant professor of dance at Oakland University. “Depending on … [Read more...]

Oakland University Honors Alumni and Friends at Awards Banquet

As part of its annual Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oakland University (OU) recognized alumni and friends who have achieved success in business, community services, volunteerism and other areas at its 24th annual Alumni Awards Banquet. OU alumnus Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills and Chair of the Oakland University Alumni Association Board of Directors, delivered welcoming remarks, and OU Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Greg Kampe, served as Master of Ceremonies. This year’s … [Read more...]

OUCARES’ Pre-Employment Skills Training Program Wins Regional Award

The Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) has received an Engagement Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), the leading organization of its kind in the world. The UPCEA recognized OUCARES for its Pre-Employment Skills Training Program, which helps adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) succeed in the job market. The award focuses specifically on programs that foster mutually-beneficial exchange of knowledge and … [Read more...]

Cellist Antonio Meneses and Guitarist Paul Galbraith come to Oakland University

October 28 Concert is Part of Series Marking Duo’s First U.S. Appearances The inaugural tour of a new collaboration between Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses and Scottish guitarist Paul Galbraith is coming to Oakland University on Sunday, October 28 as part of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s new Regional Partner series. The duo’s innovative program will include the work that inspired their collaboration — Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata — plus works by Haydn and three Brazilian … [Read more...]

Michigan Dance Festival Comes to OU

Oakland University (OU) to co-host 23rd Annual Michigan Dance Festival The Michigan Dance Council (MDC) and Oakland University will co-host the Michigan Dance Festival on Saturday, October 13 in Varner Hall on the OU campus. “This is the 23rd anniversary of the Michigan Dance Council’s Annual Dance Festival,” said Gregory Patterson, associate professor of dance at Oakland University and chair of the OU Department of Dance. “We are always excited for this event since it brings in dancers … [Read more...]

11th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference

The 11th Annual Rochester Writers' Conference Returns to OU “The Writers’ Life” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ annual fall event held on Saturday, October 20, at Oakland University. Presentations Include: What’s My Genre? Memoir Writing – Freeing Your Personal Mythology The Independent Middle-Grade Author Author Readings – How to Prepare and Execute a Reading of Your Own Work Audio Book Publication Magazine Editor Panel What to do BEFORE Publishing Your Book … [Read more...]