Physics Professor Earns Prestigious CAREER Award

A new scientific wave that could revolutionize the electronics industry has earned Dr. Wei Zhang, an assistant professor of physics at Oakland University (OU), the National Science Foundation (NEF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award. The award is presented annually to non-tenured faculty who has demonstrated the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. “The CAREER … [Read more...]

Research Could Lead to a Better Understanding of How Pathogens ‘Set Up Shop’ Inside the Human Body

Dr. Sara Blumer-Schuette Earns Recognition in Renowned Journal Dr. Sara Blumer-Schuette, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University (OU) whose research could lead to a better understanding of how pathogens “set up shop” inside the human body, has been selected for an editorial spotlight in an upcoming issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM), a biweekly, peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Society for Microbiology. “AEM is one … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House in Urgent Need of Supplies

Neighborhood House Food Pantry Open for Business, Accepting New Clients, and in Urgent Need of Supplies Neighborhood House, a food pantry and service center committed to building self-sustainability, is remaining open during Michigan’s executive order to suspend all unnecessary activities. The food pantry is considered an essential service to sustain life. However due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, demands are on the rise and donations are in short supply. “Over 25% of Rochester … [Read more...]

Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

Governor Directs all Non-Critical Businesses to Temporarily Close, all Michiganders to Stay Home or Six Feet Away from Others During COVID-19 Crisis Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical … [Read more...]

Older Persons’ Commission to Continue Essential Services

In the face of the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, the Rochester Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) continues to provide essential services to the vulnerable senior population in our community. The Letica Drive facility is closed for daily recreational usage, but staff and dedicated volunteers remain committed to providing the life-saving programs and services, which are at the core of OPC’s mission. These services include Meals on Wheels, which provides hot, nutritious meals to seniors 60+ in … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Offices Remain Closed

Township offices, including the Paint Creek Cider Mill offices and fire stations, will remain closed to the public through March 27. Township playgrounds and the Marsh View basketball court are closed. Visit their website for more information. Please consider handling all non-essential business remotely: Purchase or sell a home? Your paperwork can be emailed to mail@oaklandtownship.org or dropped in our drop box. We also do not charge a late fee on late filings so please stay home and safe as … [Read more...]

Oakland County to Waive Online Transaction Fees for Various County Services

Customers who use Oakland County’s online services to pay for parking tickets, dog licenses, legal documents or delinquent property taxes will not incur a credit card or electronic check fee beginning next week. Oakland County Executive David Coulter today said the county would waive fees for online transactions to encourage residents and customers to use the online services rather than visiting a county office to make a payment in-person. The initial waiver period is March 25-April 30. “I … [Read more...]

Parkinson’s Dance Program Receives Grant from Rochester Rotary

Rochester Rotary Charities recently presented Take Root Dance with a $2,000 grant to support its free Dance for Parkinson’s program in the Rochester Area Dance for Parkinson's Disease (PD) participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. The class specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, and community to develop artistry … [Read more...]

Daffodils for Dinosaurs

Celebrates 30 Years With New Focus on Community Seniors The 30th annual Daffodils for Dinosaurs Sale will go on again this year but with a new twist in response to the current health situation we are confronting together. "We want to give community members a way to participate in this fundraising by bringing joy to home-bound seniors and nursing home residents at this challenging time," according to Lynne Vettraino, event coordinator. "It is important that we protect our volunteers and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Municipal Buildings Closed to Public

The City of Rochester Hills Takes Precautionary Measures Against COVID-19 The City of Rochester Hills’ first priority is always the health, safety, and welfare of residents, businesses, visitors and its team members. Rochester Hills has proactively taken steps to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the city, including issuing a State of Emergency last week. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 the Rochester Hills City Hall, the Rochester Hills Department of Public … [Read more...]