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Dr. Heidi Lyons explains her research in the field of sociology

Dayshawn Fields, Features Reporter February 21, 2024

Heidi Lyons is looking for eager and engaged minds of graduate and undergraduate students alike to contribute to research projects within Oakland University’s Department of Sociology. After earning...

OU faculty panel discussion: Open forum for climate justice

OU faculty panel discussion: Open forum for climate justice

Payton Bucki, Content Editor November 2, 2022

On Oct. 26, Oakland University Libraries hosted a faculty open panel regarding the topic of climate justice as part of OU’s planned events for Sustainability Month. Faculty members Dr. Thomas R. Raffel,...

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...

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...

A Students Guide to Undergrad Research in STEM

A Student’s Guide to Undergrad Research in STEM

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor May 18, 2022

From scheduling classes to participating in extracurricular activities such as club sports or student organizations, college can feel overwhelming. With so much to do and so many ways to get involved,...

Dr. Akshata Naik joined OUWB in September of 2021 as an assistant professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies.

People of OU: OUWB welcomes Dr. Akshata Naik

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor December 8, 2021

Akshata Naik, Ph.D., was welcomed to Oakland University’s William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) in September 2021. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mumbai...

’50 Grizzly First Dates’ speed dating event offers students a chance at love

Joseph Popis, Sports Reporter November 3, 2021

Are you currently struggling to meet new people, especially romantic partners? Look no further, as the premiere speed dating research event is happening here at OU. This research project aims to study...

OU Professor Dr. Ziming Yang (pictured) was awarded the 2021 Scialog Fellowship. The program awarded $110,000 total to the Dr. Yang and his collaborator Dr. Marc Neveu from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for their research.

OU Professor and NASA scientist awarded Scialog Fellowship

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor October 20, 2021

Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry at Oakland University — Dr. Ziming Yang — is one of this year’s 53 Scialog Fellows. The Scialog Fellow program is sponsored by the Research Corporation...

President Pescovitz alongside members of her cabinet and the Board of Trustees at Mondays BOT meeting.

Oct. 11 BOT meeting: research, investments and new faculty contract

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor October 13, 2021

On Oct. 11, the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met to discuss the acceptance of gifts and pledges to OU, to vote on the acceptance of union collective bargaining agreements from the OU Campus...

Junior Dakota Zehler is currently studying abroad in Costa Rica.

Student shares experience studying abroad in Costa Rica

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor July 28, 2021

Junior Dakota Zehler is on a two-month long study abroad trip to Costa Rica, which began on June 30 and will end on Aug. 7. Part of Oakland University’s Business Honors program, he studies economics...

Study finds resistance training beneficial for type 2 diabetes

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2021

A study recently published in the journal Sports Medicine found that resistance training is beneficial in improving glycemic control, body fat percentage, as well blood lipids in those at risk for diabetes....

Taras Oleksyk is an assistant professor of biological sciences and the study’s lead investigator.

Oakland professor leads groundbreaking genetic research in Ukraine

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor January 27, 2021

When it comes to genetic diversity, Ukraine is an understudied region, so researchers at Oakland University decided to start a study. The largest study conducted in Ukraine to date, this process was able...

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