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...]

Oakland University Campus a Local Hot Spot for Birds and Birdwatchers

Without the usual bustle of students, faculty and staff, the campus at Oakland University (OU) may seem unusually quiet these days. But for birding enthusiasts like Chandler Mancuso, the campus’s 1,400-plus acres are alive with the sights and sounds of nature. “The highest intensities for bird migration are typically in the spring and fall – from late April until early June and then again in September,” said Mancuso, a master’s student in the Department of Chemistry. “I’ve noticed that at … [Read more...]

Oakland University Support of Student Veterans

Oakland University Earns Highest Possible Ranking for Support of Student Veterans For the fourth consecutive year, Oakland University (OU) 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 were … [Read more...]

Oakland University Research Team Probes Molecular Basis for Healthy Vision

By discovering how normal rod and cone structures are achieved, researchers are laying the groundwork for development of treatments that could be deployed much earlier in disease progression. If you’re reading this, thank your rods and cones – the millions of nerve cells that absorb light and allow you to see. These photoreceptors live in your retina, at the back of your eye, and they have a very distinct shape – without which healthy vision is impossible. Andrew Goldberg, Reddy … [Read more...]

Oakland University Community Music Offering Virtual Lessons

Online Lessons Are Available for All Ages in All Instruments and Voices For the first time, Oakland University (OU) Community Music is offering virtual lessons for all ages in all instruments/voices. “As we all adjust to being at home, many of us are missing our musical experiences,” said Katrina Van Maanen, a voice teacher with OU’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. “While we can’t bring back rehearsals, we can bring music education to you. We’re currently offering virtual lessons in … [Read more...]