oakland university http://michiganradio.org en A rare Spanish painting rediscovered in Michigan now on display at the DIA http://michiganradio.org/post/rare-spanish-painting-rediscovered-michigan-now-display-dia <p>A&nbsp;17th century&nbsp;painting recently discovered in suburban Detroit is now on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts.</p><p>DIA&nbsp;Executive Director of Collection Strategies and Information Salvador&nbsp;Salort-Pons&nbsp;spotted “The Infant Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness,” a painting by Spanish artist&nbsp;Bartolome&nbsp;Esteban&nbsp;Murillo&nbsp;last year while lecturing at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester.</p><p>The painting, which experts date to 1670, was purchased by Alfred and Matilda Wilson – the original owners of Meadow Brook Hall – in 1926. Matilda, the widow of Dodge co-founder John Francis Dodge, was a big art collector. She also co-founded the Oakland campus of Michigan State University, which is now Oakland University.</p><p>As part of a deal with OU,&nbsp;DIA&nbsp;conservators allowed art students at the university to get a rare glimpse of the entire conservation process. Though the museum often brings in high-school and college students, it's not often a group gets to watch a treatment from start to finish.</p><p>"Students were able to follow a full treatment and do this in more depth," Alfred Ackerman said, head of conservation at the museum.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:09:29 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16348 at http://michiganradio.org A rare Spanish painting rediscovered in Michigan now on display at the DIA Oakland University sued for suspending writing student http://michiganradio.org/post/oakland-university-sued-suspending-writing-student <p>ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - A man suspended from a Detroit-area university for writing about his attraction to teachers has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $2 million and four credits for the class.</p><p>Joseph Corlett says his First Amendment rights were violated by Oakland University officials. The school suspended him last year after saying he violated a policy against intimidating people on campus.</p><p>The 57-year-old Corlett was enrolled in a writing class. He titled his journal entries "Hot For Teacher," a song by the rock band Van Halen.</p><p>Corlett compared his instructor to Ginger, an attractive woman on the 1960s TV show "Gilligan's Island." He also wrote about other teachers. His lawsuit, filed Friday, calls the writings "whimsical exaggeration." Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:12:51 +0000 The Associated Press 11714 at http://michiganradio.org Oakland University sued for suspending writing student VP candidate Paul Ryan scheduled to appear at Oakland University 'victory rally' http://michiganradio.org/post/vp-candidate-paul-ryan-scheduled-appear-oakland-university-victory-rally <p>Paul Ryan will be at Oakland University in Rochester tonight as the Romney campaign refocuses its attention on Michigan.</p><p>This comes after fundraising visits to Midland and Novi from Chris Christie on Saturday night.</p><p>As MLive reports, the vice presidential candidate will be introduced by Kid Rock at what the campaign is calling a “victory rally.”</p><p>From <a href="http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/10/paul_ryan_to_campaign_in_michi.html">MLive</a>:</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:00:56 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9417 at http://michiganradio.org VP candidate Paul Ryan scheduled to appear at Oakland University 'victory rally' Oakland University, professors reach 3-year deal http://michiganradio.org/post/oakland-university-professors-reach-3-year-deal <p>ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Oakland University in suburban Detroit and its professors have reached a three-year proposed tentative contract agreement.</p><p>The agreement was announced early Friday in a posting on the website of the 700-member Oakland University chapter of the American Association of University Professors.</p><p>Details of the proposed agreement are expected to be made public later. It's expected to include pay increases, merit pay adjustments and changes to benefits.</p><p>Classes begin Tuesday at the school. Voting to ratify the contract likely will take place in a few weeks.</p><p>In 2009, professors at the school went on strike for a week starting the day classes were expected to begin before a tentative contract agreement was reached. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:04:45 +0000 The Associated Press 8895 at http://michiganradio.org Oakland University, professors reach 3-year deal Oakland University getting $21 million from anonymous donor http://michiganradio.org/post/oakland-university-getting-21-million-anonymous-donor <p>ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Oakland University says a donor who has requested anonymity is giving $21 million to the school to help enhance students&#39; academic experiences.</p><p>The Rochester school said Monday that university President Gary Russi announced the donation in an email to the campus community. Russi says it&#39;s the largest single planned and cash gift from an individual in Oakland University history.</p><p>Russi says the gifts &quot;will touch the lives of hundreds of student and faculty for generations to come.&quot;</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:15:00 +0000 The Associated Press 6005 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news... http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-196 <p><strong>Republican candidates to debate in Michigan this Wednesday</strong></p><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Sarah Hulett <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/gop-candidates-debate-oakland-u-week">reports </a>the nationally televised Republican presidential debate will be held at Oakland University this Wednesday. The debate will begin at 8 p.m. and coverage on CNBC will start at 7 p.m. The economy is expected to be a major focus of the debate.</p><p>The University has a <a href="http://www.oakland.edu/debate/events">series of events</a> planned around the debate.</p><p><strong>UM nurses approves 3-year contract</strong></p><p>Nurses working at the University of Michigan Health System have been working without a contract since July 1. Now they&#39;ve agreed to a three year deal with UMHS.</p><p>From the <a href="http://detnews.com/article/20111107/BIZ/111070386/1361/">Detroit News</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council&#39;s membership this past weekend approved a new contract that includes a phasing in of health insurance premium increases and includes 3 percent wage increases the first and second years and 4 percent the third year of the contract, plus step increases, said Katie Oppenheim <b>,</b> president of the nurse council.</p></blockquote><p><strong>New Visitor Center for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge</strong></p><p>U.S. Representative John Dingell&#39;s dream of an international wildlife refuge along the Detroit River flyway became a reality in 2001. And the Refuge continues to receive investments.</p><p>The Associated Press reports the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is getting almost $1.4 million for work next year at the site of a future visitor&#39;s center. Officials plan to announce the funding in Trenton today. They are also marking the completion of $1.2 million in cleanup and restoration at the Refuge Gateway. Mon, 07 Nov 2011 16:01:43 +0000 Mark Brush 4856 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news... Oakland University opens new medical school http://michiganradio.org/post/oakland-university-opens-new-medical-school <p>Classes start today at the new, privately funded <a href="http://www.oakland.edu/medicine/">Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine</a> in southeast Michigan. It&#39;s the first of three new <a href="http://www.wmich.edu/wmu/news/2011/03/066.shtml">medical</a> <a href="http://www.cmich.edu/x31899.xml">schools</a> expected to come online in the next few years.</p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3637 at http://michiganradio.org Oakland University opens new medical school Michigan Wolverines crush Tennessee in 1st round NCAA game http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-wolverines-crush-tennessee-1st-round-ncaa-game <p>The Michigan Wolverines crushed the Tennessee Volunteers in their opening round game in the NCAA men&#39;s basketball tournament.&nbsp;&nbsp; The game was close at halftime.&nbsp;&nbsp; But U of M cruised in the second half to a 75-45&nbsp;victory. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Wolverines will play Sunday against the winner of the matchup between 16th seeded Hampton and&nbsp; top&nbsp;seeded Duke.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:54:52 +0000 Steve Carmody 1712 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Wolverines crush Tennessee in 1st round NCAA game Oakland University falls to Texas in the NCAA tournament http://michiganradio.org/post/oakland-university-falls-texas-ncaa-tournament <p>Oakland University&#39;s Golden Grizzlies kept it close.&nbsp; But, in the end, the Texas Longhorns prevailed.&nbsp; The 13th&nbsp; seeded Golden Grizzlies rallied throughout the first round tournament matchup with the 4th seeded Longhorns.&nbsp;&nbsp; However, Texas pulled away in the final minute to win 85 to 81.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:27:51 +0000 Steve Carmody 1707 at http://michiganradio.org Oakland University falls to Texas in the NCAA tournament Pres. Obama picking against Michigan teams in NCAA tournament http://michiganradio.org/post/pres-obama-picking-against-michigan-teams-ncaa-tournament <p>The <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball">NCAA Men&rsquo;s basketball tournament </a>begins in earnest tomorrow.&nbsp;&nbsp; But one very well-known basketball fan expects no team with ties to Michigan will reach the Sweet 16.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The White House released <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/03/16/president-obamas-2011-ncaa-brackets">President Obama&rsquo;s brackets</a> today.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:17:47 +0000 Steve Carmody 1680 at http://michiganradio.org Pres. Obama picking against Michigan teams in NCAA tournament