InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, December 6, 2010

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Governor, Admiral to Speak at ODU's 113th Commencement

Gov. Bob McDonnell and retired U.S. Navy Admiral William J. Fallon will deliver remarks to approximately 1,100 graduates at Old Dominion University's 113th commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 18. (Full Story)

New Antimatter Beam Revved Up by ODU's Weinstein and Colleagues at Jefferson Lab

Researchers at the Jefferson Lab have devised an experiment that utilizes a new kind of antimatter beam to probe the fundamental building blocks of matter. Lawrence Weinstein, University Professor of physics at Old Dominion, leads an international team of scientists that plans to create the most intense high-energy beam of both matter and antimatter the world has ever known. (Full Story)

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Board of Visitors to Meet Dec. 9 (Full Story)

Researchers Use Modeling and Simulation to Study Problem of Strategic Defaults in Housing Market (Full Story)

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"Vote Mob" in Webb Center Garners Last-Minute Ballots for Big Blue in National Mascot Challenge

Several hundred students descended on Webb Center Thursday to participate in a "vote mob" for Big Blue. The event, similar to a "flash mob," allowed fans to rally around the university mascot, who was in the semifinals of the Capital One National Mascot Challenge. (Full Story)

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ODU's Dawson Selected to Coach at MLS Combine


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Ronald Villanueva, pictured here with President John R. Broderick, was one of several local legislators who attended a reception at the president's house Tuesday evening. A 1992 Old Dominion graduate, Villanueva represents Virginia Beach (21st District) in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Section Heading: Events

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Illumination: ODU's annual Illumination and cookie decorating contest, 4:15 p.m. (cookie decorating) and 5:15 p.m. (Illumination program), Webb Center.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Holiday Pops Concert: Featuring the ODU Symphony Orchestra and ODU Wind Ensemble, 3 p.m., Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center atrium. Free

Disney Live: "Mickey's Magic Show," 12:30 and 3:30 p.m., Ted Constant Convocation Center. For tickets:, 888-3-coxtix or Constant Center box office. $

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