Mandatory Immunizations for Oakland University Student Residents

Students living on campus in residence halls, apartments, and cottages must be vaccinated prior to fall move-in on Friday, August 27. Exceptions will be made for students who seek a religious or medical exemption. A clearer definition of those exemptions are expected closer to the start of the fall semester. Shelby Kramer, an OU staff member, received the first shot of the Moderna vaccine last week at Oakland University. This requirement means students living in any of the Oakland … [Read more...]

Oakland University Leads Study that Fills Key Gap on the Map of Human Genetic Diversity

Published in the Journal Gigascience, the Study Contributes to an International Effort to Map Human Genetic Variation around the Globe Led by a group of Oakland University (OU) researchers, the largest study of genetic diversity in Ukraine has been published in the open science journal GigaScience. The study provides data on genetic variants associated with human health and describes historical factors that helped give rise to remarkable genetic variation in a part of the world that has been … [Read more...]

Student Leaders Honored with Keeper of the Dream Awards

Rochester resident Rachel Jackson has been selected as one of nine recipients of Oakland University's Keeper of the Dream Award for 2021 in recognition of her efforts to break down stereotypes and promote racial and cultural understanding. Established in 1993, Keeper of the Dream provides annual scholarships of up to $5,000 for students who have demonstrated strong citizenship, scholarship and leadership. Since the program’s inception, more than 100 students from a variety of academic … [Read more...]

Free Virtual Workshop from Oakland University for Singers

Inspire the Choir Features Eric Whitacre and Stacey Gibbs on February 6. Music Educators and Singers of all Levels invited to Attend Eric Whitacre (left) and Stacey Gibbs (right) Oakland University (OU) School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Inspire the Choir — a free virtual workshop featuring Eric Whitacre and Stacey Gibbs — from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, on Zoom. The event is open to music educators and singers of all levels. While free, advance … [Read more...]

Oakland University Present Alumni Awards

Rochester Hills Mayor and Residents Awarded Oakland University Alumni Honors Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Oakland University (OU). As OU’s highest alumni honor, the award recognizes peerless volunteer leadership in service to OU or its alumni association. Barnett graduated from OU in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He currently serves as immediate past chair of the Oakland University Alumni Association Board of … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Graduate Awarded 4-Year Scholarship to Oakland University

Patrick and Christie Scoggin Foundation Scholarship Paves the Way to a Dream When Rochester High School graduate Alyssa Winterhalder sets foot on the Oakland University (OU) campus this fall to begin her college career, it will be the realization of her lifelong dream. Winterhalder is the recipient of the Patrick and Christie Scoggin Foundation Scholarship, a full-tuition award that eases financial constraints that she once thought were insurmountable. “I … [Read more...]

Oakland Esports Announces Rocket League Signees to Inaugural Team

A new era for Oakland University Esports has begun, as Head Coach Carl Leone has announced the inaugural Rocket League team, which include Rochester Hills resident and Rochester High School Graduate Edward Azzam. Edward Azzam, Justin Janulewicz, Matthew Leuker, Billy Sawyer and Seth Tison are all members of the 2020 recruiting class. "Our inaugural Rocket League team is incredibly talented. All of our players are ranked in the top 3 percent of all players in the United States," Leone … [Read more...]

Oakland University Graduate Student Linzi Hobbs Awarded Ash Honors Fellowship

The American Society of Hematology recently awarded the prestigious ASH HONORS fellowship to Oakland University (OU) graduate student Linzi Hobbs. The award contributes to the development of the next generation of hematologists by providing research funding for first-, second-, and third-year medical students, as well as first- and second-year medical residents. “I am excited to continue my research, thanks to the ASH HONORS award,” said Hobbs, a second-year medical student at the … [Read more...]

Oakland University Welcomes Dr. Brandy A. Randall as New Graduate School Dean

Following a successful national search, Brandy A. Randall, Ph.D., has been appointed to serve as dean of the Graduate School at Oakland University (OU). Her position with OU will become effective on August 1, 2020. “I am honored to have been selected for this role, and look forward to working collaboratively with the campus and the community to advance graduate education at Oakland,” Randall said. Dr. Randall has served as the associate dean of the College of Graduate and … [Read more...]

Six Fridays at 6 Summer Concert Series at Oakland University

Oakland University’s Carillon Concert Series Returns July 10 to Elliott Tower Now in its fifth year, free concert series will welcome carillonneurs from around the word to the campus at Oakland University (OU). OU’s Six Fridays at 6 Summer Carillon Concert Series, which features carillonneurs from around the world, will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year with a series of outdoor concerts starting on Friday, July 10. “Listening to carillon music is a great way of enjoying a live … [Read more...]