Grand Rapids Medical Mile
Grand Rapids Medical Mile is a designated area within the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It began with medical-related development in the Hillside District of Grand Rapids, bordering both sides of Michigan Street. More than a decade it encompasses an area five times larger, expanding east further down Michigan St.and north across Interstate 196. It has been referred to as Grand Rapids Medical Corridor, Michigan Street Medical Corridor, Health Hill, Medical Hill, Pill Hill, among other names; the corridor originated from the 1996 founding of Van Andel Institute by Betty Van Andel. It has since expanded to include the Grand Rapids Community College's Calkins Science Center across Bostwick Avenue, Spectrum Health's expanded Butterworth Hospital complex, Grand Valley State University's Health Campus, Michigan State University Secchia Center Medical School, among other facilities in the area. Van Andel Institute is a research institution that conducts cancer research, but studies other diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease and Parkinson's disease.
It was founded in 1996 by Betty Van Andel. At the time "there was little scientific activity in Grand Rapids." The institute opened in 2000 and expanded in 2009. Most of the research was funded by an endowment from Jay Van Andel, estimated at $1 billion. Jay Van Andel suffered from Parkinson's disease, their son, Dave, is the current CEO. The VAI facility was built in two phases; the $60 million first phase was 160,000 square feet and included 40,000 square feet of laboratory space. It featured the 325-seat Tomatis Auditorium and the Cook-Hauenstein Hall, it is located on Bostwick Avenue with the north end on Michigan Street. On May 17, 2005, VAI announced plans to expand; the expansion was approved by the City of Grand Rapids in October 2006, construction for the expansion began on April 12, 2007. The cost of the expansion was $178 million, raised through a bond; the second phase added an additional 242,000 square feet, including 95,000 square feet of lab space. The new facility houses the Van Andel Education Institute's PhD-granting graduate school, founded in 2007.
The building was designed by "world-renowned architect" Rafael Viñoly and is LEED platinum certified. The second phase added a 100-seat cafeteria and 90-seat conference center; the institute has 270 employees. Over the next several years, it is expected to grow to about 800 employees, most of them research scientists. VAI operates on an annual budget of $40 million, much of which comes from research grants and donations. Numerous local schools have donated money to fund medical research; the VAI endowment allows all donations to go directly to research. Spectrum Health System operates several facilities on Michigan Street. First is the main downtown hospital for the health group; this campus has the only level I trauma center in West Michigan. It includes the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center, the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion; the Butterworth Hospital was founded by St. Mark's Church in 1873; the first patients were limited to elderly women, but two years a new facility opened to allow a more diverse patient load.
By 1887 a need for further expansion led Richard E. Butterworth to offer the present site of Michigan Street and Bostwick Avenue. On April 26, 1890, the new facility opened, it was renamed four years in honor of Mr. Butterworth, not alive to see the opening. In the 1920s, the Butterworth family donated enough to open a new 220-bed facility at the hospital's current location. A further expansion in the early 1950s increased the number of beds to 425. In 1973, the North Tower—another expansion—was completed, bringing the number of beds to 529. In 1987, Health Connections started Aero Med to provide air transport service, in 1993 the Helen DeVos Women and Children's Center was opened. Opened in 2004, the Meijer Heart Center was the combination of both of Spectrum Health's heart programs from its Blodgett campus in East Grand Rapids, the one at its Butterworth campus, it was built using the donations of over 3000 people donating $35 million. The center has been named in the Solucient 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals multiple times.
It ranked number one in open heart surgeries performed in 2005. It is Michigan's first chest pain center; the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital first opened on September 1, 1993. At the time of its opening, it was the only children's hospital in West Michigan; the hospital was started 20 years earlier by the Fremont, Michigan based Gerber Baby Foods as a neonatal intensive care unit at Butterworth Hospital. The original $100,000 donation allowed it to be opened the next year, in the next decade the need for more services grew substantially. In 1990, Richard and Helen DeVos donated $5 million to expand its services and to offer specialized pediatric care, they donated $50 million in the $100 million cost for the new 14-story, 440,000-square-foot facility. This facility called the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital wheeled its first kids through the doors on January 11, 2011. There are well over 200 beds and all are private rooms that view the city; the hospital is next door to a heliport. The Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion was developed to bring all cancer research and patient service delivery in the Spectrum Health System under one roof.
The land for the project was purchased in 2002 with a donation from Lena Meijer. The $78 million facility opened on June 30, 2008, it is located across the street from Butterworth Hospital on Michigan Street and is connected to it by an underg
Lumen Martin Winter
Lumen Martin Winter was a celebrated American public artist whose skills in sculpture and works on paper, were known during his lifetime. His ability to master a wide range of media – including oil paint, watercolor and wood – helped Winter maintain his ideology of not reconciling to a single artistic approach. Winter completed over 50 public art projects, with highlights including work at the AFL-CIO building in Washington, DC, the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, CO, the United Nations General Assembly Building in New York, NY; the Long Island Museum of American Art and Carriages is the largest repository of Winter's work. The youngest of three children, Lumen Martin Winter was born December 12, 1908 in Ellery, Illinois to parents, William Grant Winter and Blanche Nicholson Winter, his father was an engineer who designed wagons. Lumen's mother Blanche died. After Blanche's death, William Winter put his children in an orphanage before moving the family to a ranch in Belpre, Kansas where he married Blanche's sister, Margaret.
The ranch was located on the outskirts of the old Santa Fe Trail, where Winter observed seeing ruts in the ground from the countless early pioneer wagons that undertook the westward expansion journey in the 19th century. Just before entering high school in the early 1920s, Winter's family relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan. During his years at Union High School, Winter made a number of breakthroughs as a young artist; some of his early work was published in The American Boy magazine and in the Grand Rapid Herald where he made $18 a week as a cartoonist and illustrator. He created lobby posters at the Regent Theater and created art work for the Newspaper Engraving Company. After graduating from high school, Winter continued to work at the newspaper while being enrolled as a student at Grand Rapids Junior College. Winter would be accepted and begin training at the Cleveland School of Art in 1928. In February 1929, Winter decided to pursue better personal fortunes in New York City, he trained under prominent illustrator, Walter K. Biggs.
His most significant training would be under the eminent muralist Ezra Winter. Working under the elder Winter, Lumen assisted on major commissions that included the large, dramatic Fountain of Youth mural overlooking the grand foyer at Radio City Music Hall and the murals inside George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes, Indiana. In the lean years of the Great Depression, Winter managed stints as an illustrator, including his work for Glenn Degner's book The Minute Epics of Flight, a story of man's aspirations and achievements in flight over the millennia; some of his early projects were commissioned through President Roosevelt's New Deal initiative under the Works Progress Administration during the 1930s and 40s. Under the WPA, Winter created post office murals in Michigan, his mural created to decorate the historic Gwen B. Giles Station post office in St. Louis depicts the city's Old Market; the lively scene depicts a family trying to get out of the way of a stagecoach with unruly horses while two nearby men stand against a tree whose marker indicates Boone’ Lick Trail that ran west from St. Louis to Arrow Rock.
As this mural indicates, WPA commissions were based on local history themes that provided readable guides to each state and sought to instill local pride amid the atmosphere of despair caused by the Great Depression. Winter's experiences living in the rural Midwest as a child left lasting impressions on his artistic direction, as many of his works themes included horizontal landscapes and horses, his time spent living. Throughout his life, Winter would periodically venture back to Northern New Mexico where he had built a studio in the desert, outside Taos, in 1939, he would travel along the Santa Fe Trail and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains where he found great inspiration from the flora and fauna of the region. Winter did independent works based on his experiences in the countryside. Throughout his early career, Winter had great ambition to travel to Europe and assimilate the practices and stylistic approaches he would learn there into his own unique style, he was denied the opportunity to do so until the spring of 1951 when Winter was commissioned to create a replica of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.
In preparation for this major undertaking, Winter was given the chance to travel to Europe with his assistant, Frank McQuade. For seventeen days, they explored galleries and churches in Paris, Rome and Vinci, Leonardo's home town; the project would take Winter and three assistants three and a half months of nearly 15 hour days, 7 days a week to complete. Winter relied on other Leonardo paintings for reference as well as a Montorfano fresco of the Crucifixion positioned directly across from The Last Supper, it would take over four hundred pounds of paint to complete. The result of Winter's dedication merited a great deal of interest. Displayed in the Horton Museum, the replica now resides in the dining hall of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana; this pr
University of Michigan–Flint
The University of Michigan–Flint is a public university in Flint, Michigan. It is one of the two University of Michigan satellite campuses; the thought of establishing a part of the University of Michigan in the city of Flint started in the year 1837 when Sarah Miles wrote a letter to her family stating, "A branch of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor is to be established in Flint at some future day." In May 1944 the Flint Board of Education requested that the University of Michigan open a satellite campus in Flint. In June 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the G. I. Bill into law; the demand for higher education increased with the return of soldiers after World War II, was a major factor in the establishment of a branch of the University of Michigan in the city of Flint. During 1947 the Regents of the University of Michigan approved a higher education needs assessment for Flint. Community indicated that they wanted a similar four year liberal arts college similar to Ann Arbor's College of Literature and the Arts.
In February 1956, David M. French was named the first dean of the Flint Senior College of the University of Michigan. Flint College opened on the Flint Community Junior College campus; the college's initial enrollment was 167 enrollees. Degrees were offered in bachelor's degrees in liberal arts and sciences and in the professional fields of education and business administration. Original donors to construction buildings was C. S. Mott and the Sponsors Fund of Flint; the college's first class graduated in 1958. The college became a four-year institution in 1964. In 1970, the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools granted accreditation to the Flint College of the University of Michigan; the Regents of the University of Michigan approved the name change to The University of Michigan–Flint in 1971, named William E. Moran as the first Chancellor of the University of Michigan–Flint. Two schools were formed at Flint in 1975, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management.
The community and city assisted UM-Flint in acquiring along the Flint River 42 acres. $5 million over five years was pledged towards a new campus in 1972 by the C. S. Mott Foundation. During September 1972, sixteen temporary buildings were erected to ease campus overcrowding, pressuring the Regents to move UM-Flint to its current location along the Flint River. On September 1, 1973, the Regents passed the plans for the first building by Sedgewick-Sellers & Associates planned for a site at Lapeer Road and Court Street. Instead, the first building was moved to a site on the current campus location; the university acquired the Hubbard Building. Its ground breaking ceremony was held on May 1974 at the Wilson Park bandstand. In 1977, construction ended on the Class Room Office Building named David M. French Hall, the Central Energy Plant. CROB included a theatre. In 1979, the original Harrison Street Halo Burger location was vacated to make way for University of Michigan–Flint parking. While, the Harding Mott University Center was finished that same year and the Recreation Center in 1982.
William S. Murchie Science Building was completed in 1988. In 1991, UM-Flint took over ownership of the Water Street Pavilion as the University Pavilion keeping restaurants there while moving in administrative offices; the library moved to its own building in 1994 with the completion of the Frances Willson Thompson Library. The 25 acre site across the river on the north side was acquired in 1997. Northbank Center was acquired in 1998. In 1989, the School of Health Professions and Studies was formed. While the School of Education and Human Services was formed in 1997. In September 1999, Juan E. Mestas began his tenure as the fifth Chancellor of the University of Michigan–Flint; the William S. White Building was completed on the north side of the Flint River in 2002 for School of Health Professions and Studies and the School of Management. Halo Burger returned to the campus in September 2002 only to be forced out due to on campus housing food regulations in 2008. Ruth Person became chancellor in 2008.
The first on campus dorms, First Street Residence Hall, were completed in 2008. The University of Michigan–Flint in 2010 was the fastest-growing public university in the state of Michigan; the School of Management moved to a leased floor of the Riverfront Residence Hall in early 2013 from the White Building at renovation cost of $5.3 million. In 2013, Person's five-year term was up and was extended for a year by UM President Mary Sue Coleman to 2014. In August 2014, Sue Borrego began as Chancellor. On October 15, 2015, University Board of Regents approved the purchase of the 160,000-square-foot, 10-story north tower building of the Citizens Banking Buildings from FirstMerit Bank for $6 million expected to close in March 2016. In mid-December 2015, the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation donated the Riverfront Residence Hall and Banquet Center to the university with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation forgiving the remaining redevelopment loan for the center; the Harrison Street Annex, at Kearsley and Harrison Streets in the Harrison Street parking structure, was being remodeled to be the university's dance studio.
On October 20, 2016, the Regents formed the School of Nursing from the Department of Nursing in the School of Health Professions and Studies. In November 2004, the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan approved the request of the Flint Campus to explore the feasibility of student housing. After several assessments and surveys showing the probable progression of growth of the campus, student housing was approved. On July 16, 2007, the first-ever student dormitory, th
University of Michigan–Dearborn
The University of Michigan–Dearborn is a public university located in Dearborn, United States. It is one of the two regional campuses of the University of Michigan operating under the policies of the Board of Regents; the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is located 35 miles to the west. Enrolled students have full access to the library systems and sporting events of the main campus, graduates are members of the largest alumni organization of its kind in the world, the University of Michigan Alumni Association. Faculty and students collaborate across all three campuses in research and scholarly activity, degrees for all three campuses are conferred by the state elected Board of Regents. Known for its elite engineering and management programs, UM-Dearborn now offers over 90 academic majors, 28 masters degree programs, 3 doctoral degree programs across all disciplines. Both the College of Computer Science and Engineering and the College of Business have been designated as some of the best programs in both the nation and region.
A part of the Metro Detroit region, UM-D is known for its community engagement within the city of Detroit, is part of The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. The first movement toward what was to become The University of Michigan–Dearborn began with some studies in the middle 1950s of manpower supply conducted by Archie Pearson, director of training for Ford Motor Company. Convinced that serious shortages were looming for the Company in qualified, college-trained engineers and junior administrators, he made discreet inquiries of educational institutions in the Detroit area concerning their willingness to adjust their programs to meet these needs; the announcement on December 17, 1956 of a gift of land and capital development money from the Company to the University made it obvious that the focus of the agreement between the two was the building of an upper-division and master's level campus of the University which would adopt the cooperative work-study requirement as a part of its regular degree program in engineering and business administration.
The University was to provide the regular professional and liberal arts courses necessary to a University of Michigan bachelor's or master's degree, with the co-op work assignments forming an integral addition to the regular academic requirements. UM-Dearborn opened as the Dearborn Center of the University of Michigan on September 28, 1959; the 1969 report of the Dearborn Campus Planning Study Committee, appointed by University Vice President for State Relations and Planning Arthur Ross to consider the future of the campus, recommended the addition of the first two years to become a full four-year institution and the expansion of non-coop programs. It became at that time a four-year undergraduate institution with a continued commitment to some master's level graduate programs, having a Chancellor as its chief executive officer; the first Chancellor of the UM-Dearborn, Dr. Leonard E. Goodall, was appointed in July, 1971. After that watershed change in 1971, UM-Dearborn grew from just under 1,000 students to over 6,000 in 1979.
During this period there was a scramble just to supply the courses and facilities needed to accommodate the soaring student population. New faculties were added at the rate of 10 to 20 per year, the face of the campus changed as a new set of buildings was planned and constructed to the south of the original four buildings. By April 1981, when the new library building was dedicated, the population center of the campus had shifted to this newly developed area. However, these years of expansion ushered in a period of severe retrenchment, when the debt burden of the new structures coincided with a recession and cuts in state aid to the campus. Dr. William Jenkins, appointed as UM-Dearborn's second Chancellor in 1980, took the helm at the beginning of what may be called the institution's "Years of Consolidation." Several developments in campus organization, administrative personnel, academic offerings have highlighted what might be called the "Years of Redirection," from about the time of the inauguration of Chancellor Blenda Wilson.
At the center of this "redirection" has been a program of strategic planning, initiated in the summer of 1990 and reinforced by planning retreats for the whole campus in the fall terms of 1990, 1991 and 1992. A new campus mission statement arose out of the first retreat which articulates UM-Dearborn's commitment to providing an experience of academic excellence for a diverse body of students from the metropolitan Detroit area, encouraging full community attention to the traditions of free intellectual inquiry, critical thinking and ethical behavior through interactive teaching, research and applied scholarship, service. From the second retreat emerged the principal points of a set of learning goals for undergraduate students. Under Chancellor Little, the campus community reaffirmed its intention to pursue doctoral programming, to explore the possibility of on-campus housing, to review undergraduate programs and to focus attention on diversity; the most recent self-study for continuing accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (formerly the No
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each. Each player uses a tennis racket, strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court; the object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player, unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will. Tennis is played at all levels of society and at all ages; the sport can be played by anyone. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as lawn tennis, it had close connections both to various field games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racket sport today called real tennis. During most of the 19th century, in fact, the term tennis referred to real tennis, not lawn tennis; the rules of modern tennis have changed little since the 1890s. Two exceptions are that from 1908 to 1961 the server had to keep one foot on the ground at all times, the adoption of the tiebreak in the 1970s.
A recent addition to professional tennis has been the adoption of electronic review technology coupled with a point-challenge system, which allows a player to contest the line call of a point, a system known as Hawk-Eye. Tennis is played by millions of recreational players and is a popular worldwide spectator sport; the four Grand Slam tournaments are popular: the Australian Open played on hard courts, the French Open played on red clay courts, Wimbledon played on grass courts, the US Open played on hard courts. Historians believe that the game's ancient origin lay in 12th century northern France, where a ball was struck with the palm of the hand. Louis X of France was a keen player of jeu de paume, which evolved into real tennis, became notable as the first person to construct indoor tennis courts in the modern style. Louis was unhappy with playing tennis outdoors and accordingly had indoor, enclosed courts made in Paris "around the end of the 13th century". In due course this design spread across royal palaces all over Europe.
In June 1316 at Vincennes, Val-de-Marne and following a exhausting game, Louis drank a large quantity of cooled wine and subsequently died of either pneumonia or pleurisy, although there was suspicion of poisoning. Because of the contemporary accounts of his death, Louis X is history's first tennis player known by name. Another of the early enthusiasts of the game was King Charles V of France, who had a court set up at the Louvre Palace, it wasn't until the 16th century that rackets came into use, the game began to be called "tennis", from the French term tenez, which can be translated as "hold!", "receive!" or "take!", an interjection used as a call from the server to his opponent. It was popular in England and France, although the game was only played indoors where the ball could be hit off the wall. Henry VIII of England was a big fan of this game, now known as real tennis. During the 18th and early 19th centuries, as real tennis declined, new racket sports emerged in England. Further, the patenting of the first lawn mower in 1830, in Britain, is believed to have been the catalyst, for the preparation of modern-style grass courts, sporting ovals, playing fields, greens, etc.
This in turn led to the codification of modern rules for many sports, including lawn tennis, most football codes, lawn bowls and others. Between 1859 and 1865 Harry Gem, a solicitor and his friend Augurio Perera developed a game that combined elements of racquets and the Basque ball game pelota, which they played on Perera's croquet lawn in Birmingham, United Kingdom. In 1872, along with two local doctors, they founded the world's first tennis club on Avenue Road, Leamington Spa; this is. After Leamington, the second club to take up the game of lawn tennis appears to have been the Edgbaston Archery and Croquet Society in Birmingham. In Tennis: A Cultural History, Heiner Gillmeister reveals that on December 8, 1874, British army officer Walter Clopton Wingfield wrote to Harry Gem, commenting that he had been experimenting with his version of lawn tennis “for a year and a half”. In December 1873, Wingfield designed and patented a game which he called sphairistikè, was soon known as "sticky" – for the amusement of guests at a garden party on his friend's estate of Nantclwyd Hall, in Llanelidan, Wales.
According to R. D. C. Evans, turfgrass agronomist, "Sports historians all agree that deserves much of the credit for the development of modern tennis." According to Honor Godfrey, museum curator at Wimbledon, Wingfield "popularized this game enormously. He produced a boxed set which included a net, rackets, balls for playing the game – and most you had his rules, he was terrific at marketing and he sent his game all over the world. He had good connections with the clergy, the law profession, the aristocracy and he sent thousands of sets out in the first year or so, in 1874." The world's oldest annual tennis tournament took place at Leamington Lawn Tennis Club in Birmingham in 1874. This was three years before the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club would hold its first championships at Wimbledon, in 1877; the first Championships culminated a significant debate on. In the U. S. in 1874 Mary Ewing Outerbridge, a young socialite, returned from Bermuda with a sphairistikè set. She became fascin
Oakland University is a public university in Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, Michigan. Situated on a 1,400-acre campus, it was co-founded by Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred Wilson after meeting with John A. Hannah, it is the only major research university in Oakland County, from which the school derives its name, it serves much of the Metro Detroit region. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified OU as a Doctoral Research University. Oakland University was operated as a branch of Michigan State University as Michigan State University–Oakland, it opened in 1959 with three buildings. In 1963, it became known as Oakland University; the university's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Golden Grizzlies. They are members of the Horizon League. In 1908, John Francis Dodge and his wife Matilda purchased a farmhouse and 320 acres of land known as Meadow Brook Farms, located in central Oakland County. In 1920, Matilda inherited John's fortune upon his death, soon remarrying to a lumber baron, Alfred G. Wilson.
Between 1926 and 1929, the couple built Meadow Brook Hall on the land. Oakland University was created in 1957 when Matilda Dodge Wilson and her second husband, Alfred Wilson, donated their 1,443-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. Main campus buildings were completed on Squirrel Road in Pontiac Township. 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 independent since 1970. Wilson asked U. S. Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield to let the university use a Rochester, mailing address though the main part of the campus was in Pontiac Township. After Wilson reminded him that she had contributed to his administration, Summerfield granted her request. In September 2009, tenured faculty members represented by the OU chapter of the AAUP went on strike. Issues of contention included the University claiming ownership of professors' copyrights and patents, refusing to allow faculty input into matters of class size and curricula, reduction of health benefits and a three-year salary freeze.
The salary freeze was in contrast to OU president Gary Russi, who had just received a $100,000 raise. The University Board of Trustees maintained that the strike was illegal and filed a lawsuit against the Oakland AAUP. After a week's strike, the faculty and administration came to an agreement on a three-year contract, implemented. During the 2012 Republican presidential primaries, Oakland University hosted a debate between Republican presidential candidates on November 9, 2011. CNBC televised the debate nationally, the Michigan Republican Party co-sponsored the debate with CNBC. Eight candidates participated: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum. On February 12, 2013, the Oakland University Board of Trustees approved a $65 million investment in campus expansion and improvement projects. Completed in the fall of 2014, projects included: construction of a nearly $30 million student housing complex. Longtime supporters of the university and Nancy Elliott, made a donation to construct the Elliott Tower on the campus.
The 151-foot carillon tower was completed in fall 2014 and houses the last bells to be cast by the Royal Bellfoundry Petit & Fritsen of the Netherlands. The Board appointed George W. Hynd president of the university in July 2014, he replaced Dr. Gary Russi, who retired in August 2013. Russi had replaced Dr. Sandra Packard on an interim basis in 1995 and was appointed president by the board of trustees in 1996. Russi's retirement was announced in June 2013, on the same day his wife, Oakland head woman's basketball coach Beckie Francis, was fired. On May 4, 2017, the Board announced Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M. D. as OU's seventh president. Her tenure would begin on July 2017, under a 5-year contract. For the Fall 2013 semester, OU had an enrollment of 20,169 students. OU is university in Michigan, 8th largest of 4-year universities. Oakland University offers 138 graduate programs; the main academic units of the university are the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Education and Human Services, the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
Additionally, OU supports an Honors College and various study abroad programs. The Oakland University – Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Program began in 1991 as a collaborative initiative to address the nurse anesthesia shortage and provide an exceptional educational environment for training Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Authority for the program is shared between Beaumont Health System. In 2011, U. S. News & World Report ranked the program tied for 17th in the nation. Oakland University's School of Business Administration is one of only 170 business schools – out of 8,000 worldwide – to hold the elite AACSB-International accreditation in both business and accounting, offers Michigan
Scott Stanley Haraburda is an American soldier, inventor, 2nd dan judoka. In addition to making key contributions to the development of heat exchangers and spacecraft propulsion, he led a team of military officers in 2007 to Kuwait to correct many of the contingency contracting problems identified by the Gansler Commission, he is known nationally as the president of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers who led the opposition to a state governmental panel recommendation in 2015 to eliminate licensing of engineers in Indiana. Scott Haraburda grew up in Grand Rapids, where he graduated from Creston High School in 1981 and from Grand Rapids Junior College. In 2017, this college named Scott its distinguished alumnus for the year. While living in Grand Rapids, he worked as the department store Santa for Herpolsheimer's, the same store mentioned in The Polar Express. Colonel Scott S. Haraburda spent nearly three decades serving in the US Army, providing significant contributions to military logistics, CBRNE defense, military science.
In 1991 while he was teaching chemistry at the United States Military Academy, the Army Astronaut Nomination Selection Board nominated Haraburda as a NASA astronaut candidate. A few years by means of a competitive selection at the rank of Major, he served as a representative of the United States to Germany in 1995 through the Army Reserve's Foreign Exchange Program with the Bundeswehr, Germany's army. In 2005, he served as the Executive Secretary of the Army Science Board, helping its distinguished members of corporate executive managers, senior academians, retired military flag officers formulate recommendations to scientific and technological matters of concern to the Army. In late 2007, Colonel Haraburda deployed to Kuwait for a year to help correct the contingency contracting problems plaguing the war zone; the Army deployed him to Camp Arifjan to lead a small military team of logistics officers in applying the LOGCAP methods as part of the Gansler Report's second recommendation solution.
As the commander of the 472d Chemical Battalion from 2002 through 2004 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he integrated his units' training with civilian agencies, such as fire departments, police stations and non-governmental organizations to improve the Defense Support of Civil Authorities capabilities for large-scale chemical defense missions. As a result, he was the first commander selected to provide operational command and control over nearly 400 Chemical, Radiological and high- yield Explosives defense soldiers in Operation Red Dragon in 2004. While commander of the 464th Chemical Brigade from 2006 to 2007, Colonel Haraburda provided command and control over the same exercise in 2006, this time commanding over 1,100 chemical, military police, medical soldiers. Another major contribution he provided to CBRNE soldiers was his recommendations on ways to improve their leadership capabilities, using ideas he derived from his various military leadership assignments and theories learned as a graduate of the Army War College and the Army Command and General Staff College, military colleges that prepare officers for senior leadership assignments and responsibilities.
The National Society of Professional Engineers named Dr. Scott S. Haraburda a Fellow in 2013 in recognition for long-term service with the Society, as well as to the engineering profession and the community, and from 2014 until 2015, he served as the president of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers. While president of ISPE, he publicly led an effort to oppose a state governmental panel recommendation in 2015 to eliminate licensing of engineers in the State of Indiana, causing Governor Mike Pence to soon issue a statement opposing the recommendation as well. Furthermore, in 2001, he earned a doctorate in chemical engineering from Michigan State University; as an inventor, he holds seven patent publications. One of Dr. Haraburda's patents involved a measurement system to be used in the plastics industry, which he used in a project identified by Chemical Processing magazine with its Project of the Year award in 1998 as one of the best projects in the chemical industry. In the 1990s, he worked as a plastics engineer for General Electric Plastics.
Dr. Haraburda made significant contributions into optimizing the engineering designs of spacecraft propulsion and heat exchangers. In the early 1990s, he conducted research on a Microwave Electrothermal Thruster, to which he developed a simple equilibrium based theory of space-dependent parameters for transport design equations, using helium as the monatomic gas and nitrogen as the diatomic gas. In the mid-1990s, Dr. Haraburda designed Helical-coil heat exchangers for fluids with components in multiple phases. Dr. Haraburda directed engineering for Crane Army Ammunition Activity. In 1998, Scott won the Indiana Men's Master Middleweight Judo Championship title. Two years the United States Judo Association promoted him to black belt rank of Nidan. Christian Controversies: Seeking the Truth ISBN 978-0988607200, Meaningful Publications, 2013. Premonitions of the Palladion Project ISBN 978-1435711150, LuLu Publishing, 2008. Indiana Society of Professional Engineers List of National Society of Professional Engineers Fellows Central Michigan University ROTC Hall of Fame Google Scholar citations for Scott Haraburda Chemical Processing magazine Media related to Scott S. Haraburda at Wikimedia Commons