Campus Briefs: June 27, 2018

OU welcomes pediatrician who exposed Flint Water Crisis

Oakland University will host a Community Health Mini-Conference as part of the 35th annual International Social Philosophy Conference taking place July 19-21. The conference will feature Doctor Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and public health advocate whose research revealed that children in Flint, Mich. were exposed to harmful levels of lead in their drinking water. Hanna-Attisha will serve as the keynote speaker from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 20 at the conference, which will take place in Room 1050 of the Human Health Building.

Dance department takes on Berlin

Students, faculty and alumni from OU’s dance department spent three weeks in Berlin, Germany learning new techniques about German contemporary dance. Students were given the opportunity to work with Berlin-based choreographer Henrik Kaalund, take classes at the famous Tanzfabrik dance center, visit historical sites such as the Berlin Wall and take day trips to nearby cities such as Potsdam and Dresden. Students ended their trip with a performance in front of a live audience at contemporary dance venue Uferstudios. They were joined by OU’s professional dance company-in-residence, Take Root.

BOT approves new Ph.D. in nursing

Oakland University’s Board of Trustess approved a new Ph.D. in nursing during its June 4, 2018 meeting. This new program will only be offered online to attract interested applicants from all around Michigan and offers flexibility for graduate students to complete their degree. This program is designed to foster student success through faculty-student mentoring in an online community. It will offer three options for study: BSN-Ph.D., MSN-Ph.D. and a unique DNP-Ph.D.