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Oakland University

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Motto Sequir Virtute E Canonscenza (Seek virtue and knowledge)
Established 1957
Type Public
Endowment $31,264,092
President Gary Russi
Students 17,737 (As of 2006)
Undergraduates 13,701
Postgraduates 4,036
Location Rochester, Michigan, United States
Campus Suburban
Colors Black, Gold            
Mascot Golden Grizzlies (formerly Pioneers)
Website http://www.oakland.edu

Oakland University is a public university located in Rochester, Michigan. It is the only major university in Oakland County, the wealthiest county in Michigan and one of the most affluent counties in the United States. OU is rated as one of the country's 82 Doctoral/Research Universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Rochester is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Rochester is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Oakland County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Carnagie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress. ...

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History

Oakland University was created in 1957 when Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile magnate John Francis Dodge, and her second husband Alfred Wilson donated their 1,500-acre estate to Michigan State University, including Meadow Brook Hall, Sunset Terrace and all the estate's other buildings and collections, along with $2 million. Originally known as Michigan State University-Oakland, the university enrolled its first students in 1959 and was renamed Oakland University in 1963. The university has been officially independent since 1970. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... John F. Dodge John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 - January 14, 1920) was an American automobile manufacturing pioneer. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Meadow Brook Hall aerial photo Meadow Book Hall is a Tudor revival style residence at 480 South Adams Rd. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As of 2006, more than 17,000 students were enrolled at the university, with an additional 450 students in the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, which operates one of its campuses at OU. The current president of the university is Dr. Gary Russi, who replaced Dr. Sandra Packard on an interim basis in 1995, and was appointed president by the Board of Trustees in 1996. Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan, is the largest law school in the United States. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Academics

Oakland University offers 115 baccalaureate degree programs and more than 90 professional certificate and graduate degree programs (M.A., M.S., and Ph.D.).


The main academic units of the university are the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Health & Human Services, the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Nursing. Additionally, OU's Honors College provides highly motivated and gifted students an intellectually stimulating community. The university also offers numerous opportunities for study abroad.


In the Spring of 2007 the university announced plans to establish a Medical School on the OU campus in partnership with William Beaumont Hospital. The Medical School, which will be the fourth in the state of Michigan to offer the M.D. degree, is slated to open in 2010. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... This article is about William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan. ...


Graduate Programs

Doctoral Degrees
Applied Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D.
Biomedical Sciences: Biological Communication, PhD
Biomedical Sciences: Health & Env. Chemistry, Ph.D.
Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics,Ph.D.
Computer Sciences and Informatics, Ph.D.
Education - Counseling, Ph.D.
Education - Early Childhood, Ph.D.
Education - Educational Leadership, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.
Music Education, PhD
Nursing Practice, DNP
Physical Therapy, D.P.T.
Physical Therapy, D.Sc.P.T.
Reading Education, Ph.D.
Systems Engineering, Ph.D.


Education Specialist Degree
Leadership, EdS


Master's Degrees
Accounting, M.Acc.
Adult Gerontological NP, MSN
Anesthesia, MSN
Applied Statistics, M.S.
Biology, M.A.
Biology, M.S.
Business Administration, M.B.A.
Chemistry, M.S.
Computer Science, M.S.
Counseling, M.A.
Conducting, M.M.
Early Childhood Education, M.Ed.
Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
Educational Studies, M.Ed.
Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S.
Embedded Systems, M.S.
Engineering Management, M.S.
English, M.A.
Exercise Science, M.S.
Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN
History, M.A.
Industrial Applied Mathematics, M.S.
Industrial and Systems Engineering, M.S.
Information Technology Management, M.S.
Instrumental Pedagogy, M.M.
Instrumental Performance, M.M.
Liberal Studies, M.A.L.S.
Linguistics, M.A.
Mathematics, M.A.
Mechanical Engineering, M.S.
Music Education, M.M.
Nursing Education, MSN
Physical Therapy, M.S.
Physics, M.S.
Piano Pedagogy, M.M.
Piano Performance, M.M.
Public Administration, M.P.A.
Reading and Language Arts, M.A.T.
Reading and Language Arts, M.A.T. with Endorsement in Early Childhood
Safety Management, MS
Software Engineering and Information Technology, M.S.
Special Education, M.Ed.
Systems Engineering, M.S.
Teacher Leadership, MEd
Training and Development, M.T.D.
Vocal Pedagogy, M.M.
Vocal Performance, M.M.


Graduate Certificates
Advanced Microcomputer Applications, Certificate
Clinical Exercise Science, Certificate
Complementary Medicine & Wellness, Certificate
Corporate & Worksite Wellness, Certificate
Exercise Science, Certificate
Microcomputer Applications, Certificate
Neurological Rehabilitation, Certificate
Nursing Education, Certificate
Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Graduate Certificate
Orthopedics, Certificate
Pediatric Rehabilitation, Certificate
Statistical Methods Certificate
Teaching and Learning for Rehabilitation Professionals, Certificate
Teaching English as a Second Language, Graduate Certificate


Post-Master Certificates
Accounting, Certificate
Adult Gerontological NP, PM Cert
Advanced Reading and Language Arts, Post-Masters Certificate
Anesthesia, Certificate
Business Economics, Certificate
Education Administration, Certificate
Entrepreneurship, Certificate
Family Nurse Practitioner, Certificate
Finance, Certificate
General Management, Certificate
Higher Education, Post-Master's Certificate
Human Resources Management, Certificate
International Business, Certificate
Local Government Management, Certificate
Management Information Systems, Certificate
Marketing, Certificate
Nonprofit Organization & Management, Certificate
Production/Operations Management, Certificate
Reading, Language Arts & Literature, Certificate


Teaching Endorsements
Autism Impairment, Teaching Endorsement
Early Childhood, Teaching Endorsement
ESL Teaching Endorsement
Reading, Teaching Endorsement


Culture and the Arts

The university is also home to the Oakland University Art Gallery, the Meadow Brook Music Festival, Meadow Brook Theatre, and Meadow Brook Hall. These attractions draw more than 350,000 visitors to OU's campus each year. Meadow Brook Hall aerial photo Meadow Book Hall is a Tudor revival style residence at 480 South Adams Rd. ...


Campus and Community

Oakland University is located in Rochester, Michigan, a campus town that was recently named 39th in the CNN/Money Magazine list of the Top 100 American cities in which to live. The campus is scenic and offers extensive trails and biking paths, in addition to two nationally-ranked golf courses. On-campus students can choose to live in a variety of university residence halls, student townhomes, and student apartments. Rochester is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan located in Oakland County, Michigan. ...


Athletics

Oaklands sports teams were known as the Pioneers until the school moved from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I in 1997. ...

Alumni

Arts and Entertainment

Sports and Media
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Government and Politics
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Business, Law, and Education
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