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...]

A Conversation with Howard Reich

Howard Reich, Chronicler of Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel, to Speak at Oakland University The Cis Maisel Center for Judaic Studies and Community Engagement at Oakland University (OU) will present “A Conversation with Howard Reich” from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in Oakland Center Founders Ballroom A. During the last four years of his life, holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel met with Reich to discuss the subject that linked them. Both Wiesel and … [Read more...]

Esports Added to Oakland University Athletics Program

Oakland University first D-1 school to add varsity esports team in Michigan Oakland University has become the first Division I university in the state of Michigan to formally announce the addition of a varsity esports team to its athletics program. The team will begin competition in the fall of 2020. The University also announced a unique partnership with Team Renegades, a professional esports team based at GameTime in Auburn Hills. Esports is short for “electronic sports” and is defined … [Read more...]

England Study Abroad Captures History in Motion

A group of Oakland University (OU) students immersed themselves in history this summer when they spent 10 days in England as part of a study abroad. The course, “Tudors of England,” focused on the lives of the highly influential family of monarchs who ruled England from 1485 to 1603. “It would be difficult to overstate the impact of the Tudors,” said Randall Engle, course instructor and adjunct professor in OU’s Religious Studies program. “They broke religious ties with Rome, warred … [Read more...]

Oakland University has a New Director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, Dr. Amy Tully, D.M.A., discovered her passion for the performing arts — a passion she hopes to share with Oakland University students, faculty and staff as the new director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance within the College of Arts and Sciences. “At Oakland University, I feel like I’m among people who care about their students and about the quality of the performing arts,” said Tully, who previously served as associate dean of … [Read more...]

Summer Carillon Series Returns to Oakland University

Concert Series Will Run For Six Fridays, From July 5 through August 9 Oakland University’s popular summer carillon concert series, which features carillonneurs from around the world, will return on July 5 and continue for six Fridays. The free concerts will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays next to the Elliott Tower on OU’s campus. The tower features a fully chromatic 49-bell carillon, which was the last carillon to have its bells and keyboard cast by the Petit and Fritsen Royal … [Read more...]

Disability Support Services for Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program at Oakland University

Disability Support Services at Oakland University (OU) to offer Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program This Fall This fall, Oakland University’s Disability Support Services, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, will be offering a special topics course through social work, sociology and psychology, which will provide an overview of disabilities — with a particular focus on autism spectrum disorders — as well as peer-mediated instruction. “Once the foundation has been provided … [Read more...]

First Year Advising Center at Oakland University Honored by NACADA

Oakland University (OU) Receives 'Outstanding' Services for their First Year Advising Center Oakland University’s First Year Advising Center has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from NACADA, the global community for academic advising. The award recognizes programs that document innovative and/or exemplary practices resulting in improvement of academic advising service. “Winning this award provides an opportunity to celebrate how … [Read more...]

Students Investigate Genetic Link to Heart Disease

Oakland University (OU) Students Investigate Genetic Link to Heart Disease Alex Johnston was a freshman when he started as a clinical volunteer in the emergency department at a Detroit area hospital. After seeing several patients lose their life to heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, the now senior biology major says he grew curious about the events that lead to heart attacks and how to prevent them. These experiences early in his undergraduate career led to his involvement in heart … [Read more...]