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Dr. Lal pictured with undergraduate student Annaliese Riegel

‘From maize to medicine:’ Dr. Lal on plant genomics and bioinformatics

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor September 28, 2022

Dr. Shailesh Lal is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and serves as the chair of the Department of Bioengineering. In addition to teaching, he operates a laboratory focusing on plant...

Dr. Ravindra Khattree, a professor of applied statistics at OU and co-director of the Center for Data Science and Big Data Analytics (CDaS), visited the Central University of Rajasthan (CURaj) in India for two weeks this past summer to share his expertise in data science and analytics through the Fulbright Specialist program.

OU professor travels to India, shares data science expertise through Fulbright Specialist program

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 28, 2022

Dr. Ravindra Khattree, a professor of applied statistics at OU and co-director of the Center for Data Science and Big Data Analytics (CDaS), visited the Central University of Rajasthan (CURaj) in India...

As part of a recent social media video challenge, people were encouraged to cook chicken with NyQuil, an over the counter (OTC) drug that cures the nighttime symptoms of the common cold and flu. This is in response to a viral TikTok video of a man frying two chicken breasts in the cold and flu medication.

FDA warns of viral ‘NyQuil Chicken Challenge’ on TikTok

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 28, 2022

Peer pressure and social media trends — particularly when they involve the misuse of medications — can be a harmful combination for many people.  As part of a recent social media video challenge,...

r. On September 7th, Apple released word that it would be debuting the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Arrival of the iPhone 14

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor September 21, 2022

When people think of the fall season, they may imagine children going back to school, or the leaves changing color. Many may also be preparing to swap out their smartphone for the latest version, as Apple...

MHWWSTEM prioritizes mental health and wellness for women in STEM.

STEM organization: Mental Health & Wellness for Women in STEM

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor September 21, 2022

With the high number of students on campus studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), there are many ways to get involved outside of the classroom and to focus on personal growth...

Graham Health Center will be distributing flu vaccines.

COVID-19, monkey pox, flu protocols for the new semester

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 21, 2022

The 2022 fall semester marks the third school year of the pandemic. However, this year COVID-19 concerns have been accompanied by new caution around the rapid spread of the monkeypox virus, as well as...

Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man

Course Spotlight: Art of Anatomy with Dr. Susan Beckwith

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor September 14, 2022

Upon entering college, many students find themselves struggling to pick a major and deciding what path they want to pursue. After a concrete decision is made, many end up taking classes that may almost...

Real world organic chemistry with Dr. Zacharias Kinney

Real world organic chemistry with Dr. Zacharias Kinney

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor September 14, 2022

Dr. Zacharias Kinney is an Assistant Professor here at OU. Since starting at OU in Fall 2020, he has taught a multitude of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including Organic Chemistry I...

Top, from left, Sheala Jafry, M.D., Lori Mausi, M.D., and Deidre Hurse, Ph.D. Bottom, from left, Rena Seltzer, Lori LaCivita, Ph.D., and Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D.

OUWB celebrates Women in Medicine Month through virtual events

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 14, 2022

The American Medical Association's (AMA) Women in Medicine Month is celebrated in September to acknowledge the growing number of women in the medical profession. Oakland University William Beaumont School...

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NASA’s James Webb telescope reveals astonishing photos of the universe

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor July 20, 2022

After launching the James Webb Telescope (JWST) into orbit on Christmas Day 2021, NASA finally unveiled a series of extraordinary photos captured from deep space.  NASA describes JWST as an “infrared...

Biomechanics, Ergonomics and Abilities are all associated with human movement. The Biomechanics Ergonomics and Abilities Research (BEAR) laboratory at Oakland University focuses on whole health, taking into account these three factors when evaluating what it means to succeed in movement.

BEAR lab focuses on Self + Environment + Goals = Behavior

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter July 20, 2022

Biomechanics, Ergonomics and Abilities are all associated with human movement. The Biomechanics Ergonomics and Abilities Research (BEAR) laboratory at Oakland University focuses on whole health, taking...

Dr. Thomas Raffel, Ph.D., runs a laboratory on campus centered on disease ecology.

Laboratory Highlight: Dr. Raffel’s focus on disease ecology

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor July 20, 2022

Dr. Thomas Raffel, Ph.D., runs a laboratory on campus centered on disease ecology. His largest focus involves the relationship between temperature and infectious disease in cold blooded animals. Dr. Raffel...

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