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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, November 8, 2010

Section Heading: Top Stories

ODU Survey Finds Local Residents See Themselves as Satisfied and Healthy

Life is good. At least residents of Hampton Roads think so, according to a recent study conducted by ODU’S Social Science and Research Center. The center, which conducted a comprehensive telephone survey to gauge perceptions and attitudes regarding a variety of local issues, found that most area residents see themselves as healthy (82.6 percent) and satisfied with their lives (84.7 percent). (Full Story)

De Leo's iPhone App Helps Residents Prepare for Disasters

Hampton Roads residents know they should store away a kit of food, water and other items that could sustain them in the event of a hurricane or manmade disaster. Most also know they should work out a plan of how they would evacuate the region, or deal with severe flooding or find a public shelter. "But most people don't adequately prepare for disasters," says ODU'S Gianluca De Leo. (Full Story)

VMASC Wins Renewed Contract to Create Modeling & Simulation Industry Standards

Modeling and simulation has been used for research for more than 30 years, starting with the Department of Defense and expanding to be used in other areas. The problem is, the field is relatively new and no one has written down the rules of the game. Until now. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

President Broderick Featured in NCAA's Champion Magazine (Full Story)

Six ODU Graduates Selected for Inside Business 'Top 40 Under 40' List (Full Story)

Dance Theatre Program Presents Fall Concert Nov. 17-20 (Full Story)

Two Events Planned to Honor Service, Sacrifice on Veterans Day (Full Story)

Section Heading: Feature

Dental Hygiene's Michele Darby Reflects on Fulbright Experience in Jordan

Another school year is well under way at the Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene. Chair Michele Darby is back working at her usual breakneck pace. Earlier this year, however, she spent six months as a Fulbright Scholar at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. (Full Story)

Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Markus Meier, an ODU graduate and assistant director of the Health Care Division in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, received the business college’s Award for Achievement in Public Service following his Nov. 4 lecture for the Landmark Executive-in-Residence Series. He is flanked by Dean Gil Yochum and his mother, Regula Meier, a former faculty member.

Section Heading: Events

Monday, Nov. 15

Diehn Concert Series: American Brass Quintet, hailed by Newsweek as "the high priests of brass," 8 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. 683-5305 $

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Reading and Book Signing: Renée Olander, assistant professor of English, author of a new collection of poems, "A Few Spells," 12:30 p.m., University Village Bookstore. Her poems tell a number of secrets and stories, in voices including that of Grace Sherwood, the Witch of Pungo.

University Calendar

Grants and Contracts
ODU in the News
Presidents Blog

Section Heading: Kudos

Porter Chosen Again for Highway Safety Research Projects

ODU Graduate Elected Mayor of Portsmouth

Section Heading: FYI

Inside ODU Archives