InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 13, 2010

Section Heading: Top Stories

ODU's Landers Has a Facebook Strategy for Teaching

Richard Landers, assistant professor of psychology, isn't one of those teachers who wrings his hands over the online games and Facebook exchanges that keep his students from their homework. He figures if you can't beat them, join them. (Full Story)

Board Approves Policy on Joint Faculty Appointments

The Old Dominion University Board of Visitors, at its Dec. 9 meeting, approved a policy on joint faculty appointments, along with resolutions to appoint two faculty members with tenure, to grant the title of emeritus professor to one faculty member, and to appoint four faculty members and 28 administrative faculty. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Winners Announced in First University-Wide Academic Advising Awards Program (Full Story)

St. John to Discuss Public Journalism on "With Good Reason" Dec. 16 (Full Story)

IREX Accepting Applications Through Feb. 2 for Short-Term Travel Grants to Conduct Research in Eastern Europe, Eurasia (Full Story)

Section Heading: Feature

Graduate Students in International Studies Course Produce Essay on "Comparing Voting Behavior in Advanced Industrial Democracies"

The students In Glen Sussman's fall semester International Studies 795/895 course, Comparative Political Behavior in Advanced Industrial Democracies, studied how, why and in what ways citizens participate in politics in advanced industrial democracies. As part of their assignments, they were tasked with writing a 1,000-word essay at the end of the course, which is reprinted here. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Jeng Invited to Serve as Ad Hoc Advisory Member to National Institute


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Though the weather outside was frightful last week, with freezing temperatures that caused icicles to form in his fountain, ODU's lion king continued to keep silent watch over Kaufman Mall.

Section Heading: Events

Mon., Dec. 13 to Fri., Dec. 17

Student Pottery Sale: Annual sale of student-created works, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Student Art Gallery, Webb Center.

Saturday, Dec. 18

Commencement: Morning ceremony for the colleges of Engineering and Technology, Education and Sciences., 9 a.m.; afternoon ceremony for the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration and Health Sciences, 2 p.m., Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Distance Learning Graduates Reception: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., second floor, Gornto Teletechnet Center. RSVP by Dec. 13 to

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