Oakland University Announces Move to Begin Winter Semester Online

When Mandatory Vaccines and Mask Mandates are Not Enough In light of the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, most of Oakland University’s Winter 2022 courses, including hybrid and in-person classes, will start in an online only format on Wednesday, January 5. Barring a further need to respond to pandemic conditions, classes will return to their previously scheduled delivery formats on Tuesday, January 18. A small subset of Winter 2022 courses – such as labs, lab-based research, and … [Read more...]

30th Annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration

Tickets now available for Anthony Anderson talk at Oakland University Tickets for Oakland University’s 30th annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration are now available to Oakland University (OU) students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public.   Each person can request up to four tickets, which may be reserved online via this link or picked up at the Office for Student Involvement Service Window, located in Room 49 of the Oakland Center. The window is open … [Read more...]

Master of Physician Assistant Science Graduate Degree Coming to Oakland University

The Oakland University Board of Trustees on Monday, December 13 approved the creation of a new Master of Physician Assistant Science graduate degree program within the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Health Sciences. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with regional health system partners with plans to launch the first cohort of the Master of Physician Assistant Science in the fall of 2023,” said Dr. Kevin Ball, dean of the School of Health … [Read more...]

Summer Carillon Concert Series Returns with Tunes from the Tower

Oakland University’s Six Fridays at 6 Summer Carillon Concert Series Returns July 9 to Elliott Tower Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a relaxing evening listening to the sounds of the carillon’s 49 fully-chromatic bells when the Six Fridays at 6 Summer Carillon Concert Series returns to the Oakland University campus beginning on Friday, July 9.The free concert series features carillonneurs from around the world and will be held on six Fridays at 6:00 p.m. outside Oakland … [Read more...]

Local Researchers use Genetics to Help Threatened Amazon Parrots

As part of a wide-ranging conservation effort, a group of Oakland University (OU) researchers has been mapping the DNA of Amazon parrot species from the Caribbean.  Yellow-Billed Jamaican Parrot The six species are native to the Yucatan Peninsula, in Central America, and the four Greater Antillean islands of Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico. The island species are all under threat, particularly the Puerto Rican Parrot, which has been classified as “critically endangered” and … [Read more...]

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...]