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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Section Heading: Top Stories

From Assembly Line to Outstanding Scholar: College of Sciences Grad Tracy Thornton Looks Forward to Teaching Career

During those 10-hour shifts when Tracy Thornton did off-buck welding and hood deck inspections at Ford Motor Co.'s Norfolk Assembly Plant, he would engage in mind exercises such as memorizing pi out to 3,000 digits – you know, pi equals 3.1415926535 … and so forth. This occasionally made him think he should do something else with his life – perhaps go to college and become a teacher. (Full Story)

Projects in Medicine, Health, Alternative Energy and Social Media Get Seed Grant Support

The Office of Research has announced nearly $360,000 in multidisciplinary seed grants for 2011, with the support going to a range of health and medicine projects and to others exploring the harnessing of ocean waves and social media communications during disasters. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

CEE Office Manager Sue Smith Honored as Employee of the Month (Full Story)

McAuliffe is Lead Author of New Book, "Handbook of Counselor Preparation" (Full Story)

Former Board of Visitors Member Milton Reid Dies (Full Story)

ODU's Seiler to Address Housing Slump, Foreclosure Crisis on WHRO-TV's "What Matters" Dec. 17 (Full Story)

Section Heading: Feature

Art Professor Creates Unique Holiday Ornament

Peter Eudenbach, associate professor of art, has been making headlines this holiday season with his "Chimera" sculpture. The piece, which is available in limited edition through Artware Editions, was reviewed in The Los Angeles Times last month and included in the newspaper's annual gift guide. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

British History Magazine Selects Finley-Croswhite's "Murder in the Metro" as a Top Book of 2010


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Mike DeBowes, director of student conduct and academic integrity, mugs for the camera at the Exam Jam Breakfast on Dec. 13. Twenty staff and faculty members helped serve the late-night breakfast in Café 1201 to students at the start of finals week.

Section Heading: Events

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Holiday Reception: Annual holiday party for faculty and staff, hosted by President Mrs. John R. Broderick, 3:30-5 p.m., North Mall, Webb Center.

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