InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Section Heading: Top Stories

When Marine Species are Endangered, the GMSA at ODU Raises the Red Flag

Kent Carpenter and his small band of researchers exercise global influence on marine-life conservation efforts from their office in the Physical Sciences Building. A marine biologist, Carpenter manages the Global Marine Species Assessment. One of GMSA's sponsors is the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which produces the Red List Assessment for threatened species. Carpenter's position with GMSA makes him the leader – and ODU the headquarters – of the IUCN Red List for marine species. (Full Story)

Engineering Management Graduate Program Selected as Best in U.S.

Old Dominion's graduate program in engineering management has been awarded the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Founder's Award for "Excellence in Academic Leadership." (Full Story)

Researchers Developing Tests to Determine Soldiers' Fitness for Duty Following Head Trauma

A team of Old Dominion researchers has won a $270,000, two-year Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase II grant to supply research expertise for Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies in the continued development of a virtual reality-based system to determine whether soldiers who have suffered mild traumatic brain injury are fit to return to duty. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Tierney Sutton Band to Perform for Diehn Concert Series Nov. 8 (Full Story)

There's an App for That: Announcing ODUMobile (Full Story)

Faculty Innovator Grant Proposals Due Dec. 1 (Full Story)

The District, Runte Quad Receive Awards in Development Design Competition (Full Story)

Section Heading: Feature

Michael Pearson and E.A. Poe: Making the Bronx Proud

ODU's Michael Pearson is being mentioned in the same breath as Edgar Allen Poe these days, thanks to a website posting by Kathryn Clemens' seventh-grade class at Immaculate Conception School in the Bronx. (Full Story)

Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Paul Homsher, professor emeritus of biological sciences, makes change as Michele Mitchell and Beth Esinhart check out Wednesday at the Perry Library used book sale. Mitchell and Esinhart are assistant director and director, respectively, of the interdisciplinary studies - teacher preparation program.

Section Heading: Events

Friday, Nov. 5

Free Concert: ODU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Correa Cruz from Madrid, Spain, with the theme "Old World Meets New World" and featuring an overture by Juan Arriagga, "the Spanish Mozart," 7:30 p.m., University Theatre.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Panel Discussion: "Contract Combatants: The Ethics of Private Military Companies," sponsored by the ODU Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, 7 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.

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Section Heading: Kudos

Neff Designated as Fellow in American Academy of Health Behavior

"aDreamPlay" Selected for New Orleans Fringe Festival

Section Heading: FYI