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Oakland University is a public university located in the cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, Michigan. Situated on a 1,443-acre campus, it was co-founded by Matilda Dodge Wilson and John A. Hannah. It is the only major research university in Oakland County, from which OU derives its name, and 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 initially under the banner of Michigan State University as Michigan State University–Oakland, or MSU-O. It opened in 1959 with 570 students and 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. Wikipedia.

Towner T.L.,Oakland University
Social Science Computer Review | Year: 2013

This research examined the influence of attention to specific forms of traditional and online media on young adults' online and offline political participation as well as voter turnout during the fall 2012 presidential campaign. A three-wave panel survey demonstrated that attention to traditional media did not increase offline and online political participation in September; instead, participation was heightened by attention to online sources, particularly presidential candidate websites, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. In the following months, individual-level change in participation was attributable to attention to several online media sources as well as change in media attention. In the case of voter turnout, results suggest that television attention was positively linked to voter likelihood in September but was negatively linked to individual-level change in voter turnout in November. © The Author(s) 2013.

Srinivasan G.,Oakland University
Annual Review of Materials Research | Year: 2010

In a composite of magnetostrictive and piezoelectric phases, mechanical strain mediates magnetoelectric (ME) coupling between the magnetic and the electric subsystems. This review discusses recent advances in the physics of ME interactions in layered composites and nanostructures and potential device applications. The ME phenomena of importance are giant low-frequency interactions and coupling when the electric and/or the magnetic subsystems show resonance, including electromechanical resonance (EMR) in the piezoelectric phase, ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) in the magnetic phase, and magnetoacoustic resonance at the overlap of EMR and FMR. Potential device applications for the composites are magnetic-field sensors, dual electric-field- and magnetic-field-tunable microwave and millimeter-wave devices, and miniature antennas. © 2010 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.

Shastry B.S.,Oakland University
Discovery Medicine | Year: 2013

Glaucoma is a group of heterogeneous optic neuropathy and is the second leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The two most common clinical types of glaucoma include primary open-angle (POAG) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG). PACG is characterized by the closure of angles between iris and trabecular meshwork (iridocorneal angles) mainly because of anatomic abnormalities. The condition is more prevalent in Chinese, Asian Indians, and Eskimos. Because of an unusually high incidence of PACG among siblings of affected patients, it was suggested that genetic factors were involved in its pathology and the action of a large number of grouped or independently inherited genes along with environmental factors result in anatomical abnormalities of PACG. In PACG, the genetic basis is not well understood. Genome-wide association studies have identified several candidate genes in relation to PACG in several different populations. However, they are not reproduced from population to population or the results are controversial. This may indicate that the involvement of genetic abnormality in the pathogenesis of PACG is complex. The availability of spontaneously occurring large animal models such as dogs may provide an opportunity to identify genes responsible for the pathophysiology of PACG in the future. This article summarizes the current status of genetic investigations on PACG which is the most common cause of blindness worldwide. © Discovery Medicine.

Burgess-Proctor A.,Oakland University
Justice Quarterly | Year: 2012

Although intimate partner abuse has been extensively researched over the last thirty years, battered women's help-seeking remains perplexingly undertheorized, particularly within criminology. This analysis aims to offer a corrective by applying the feminist pathways theoretical model-which examines women's and girls' offending behaviors in the context of their past victimization experiences-to battered women's help-seeking. Data from in-depth life history interviews with 22 battered women in two states indicate that the women's childhood victimization experiences informed their adult help-seeking decisions in meaningful ways. The primary theoretical contribution of this analysis is the identification of specific mechanisms-five help-seeking inhibitors and three help-seeking promoters-through which childhood victimization influenced participants' help-seeking. Results of this analysis demonstrate the benefit of a feminist pathways theoretical model of battered women's help-seeking in order to better understand how pathways of victimization and resistance develop over the course of women's lives. © 2012 Copyright Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Tiberkevich V.,Oakland University
Nature Nanotechnology | Year: 2016

The use of spin waves as information carriers in spintronic devices can substantially reduce energy losses by eliminating the ohmic heating associated with electron transport. Yet, the excitation of short-wavelength spin waves in nanoscale magnetic systems remains a significant challenge. Here, we propose a method for their coherent generation in a heterostructure composed of antiferromagnetically coupled magnetic layers. The driven dynamics of naturally formed nanosized stacked pairs of magnetic vortex cores is used to achieve this aim. The resulting spin-wave propagation is directly imaged by time-resolved scanning transmission X-ray microscopy. We show that the dipole-exchange spin waves excited in this system have a linear, non-reciprocal dispersion and that their wavelength can be tuned by changing the driving frequency. © 2016 Nature Publishing Group

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