InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, November 15, 2010

Section Heading: Top Stories

Researchers Report Use of Plasma Pencil on Fibrils Associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases

The cold plasma pencil that Old Dominion electrical engineer Mounir Laroussi developed a few years ago looks like a small light saber and has been proposed for uses ranging from teeth whitening to wound healing. New studies, however, are raising the instrument's profile. (Full Story)

Funding Continues for Diabetes Research; Subjects Still Needed

Sheri Colberg-Ochs, professor of human movement sciences and a nationally recognized authority on the topic of diabetes, athletics, sport and fitness, recently received the third and final installment of her three-year clinical research grant from the American Diabetes Association. (Full Story)

Retired Air Force Colonel Turns to Veterans Business Outreach Center for Help in Launching Company

During a 32-year military career, Horace Moss was tasked with doing vital computer and communications work for the U.S. government. But when Moss, who retired from the Air Force in 2001, launched his computer procurement and consulting business last year, the decorated military veteran felt like a brand-new recruit. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Sen. Warner Leads the Way at Veterans Day Service Event (Full Story)

Madrigal Banquets to Feature Music, Cuisine of France (Full Story)

"Helping Faculty Find Work-Life Balance" Is Topic for Discussion Nov. 17 (Full Story)

Section Heading: Feature

Top Chef: ODU's Tim Brown Earns Certification from Culinary Institute of America

Monarch Dining's executive chef, Timothy Brown, has just added another feather to his toque. Brown, who has been a certified executive chef for 16 years and is in his second year at ODU, recently completed level two of the Culinary Institute of America's Pro Chef certification program. (Full Story)

Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Don Swift, Slover Professor of Oceanography, is presented an American flag at ODUís Veterans Day service Nov. 11, following the "Old Glory" ritual conducted by Army and Navy ROTC students. He joined the Army in 1957, serving in the Signal Corps for six months and in the active reserves for 7 1/2 years. Click here to view a video of the joint ROTC choir singing the national anthem at the service.

Section Heading: Events

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Last Lecture Series: Kenneth FitzGerald, associate professor of art, "12squared Sound," which will "declare and demonstrate the aesthetic delights and historical relevance of sleeve art and design for vinyl LPs," noon, Virginia Beach Room, Webb Center.

Wed.-Sat., Nov. 17-20

Dance Theatre Fall Concert: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, University Theatre. 683-5305. $

Friday, Nov. 19

Forum: Provostís Ad-Hoc Committee on Salary Compression, 3-5 p.m., 1005 Constant Hall. The committee will present initial findings and invite feedback. 683-3079

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Section Heading: Kudos

Karen Karlowicz Honored for Article Published in Journal of Forensic Nursing

AUA Honors Its Founder, Worth Pickering

Section Heading: FYI

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