InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, January 17, 2011

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ODU Economists to Present Regional, National Economic Forecasts at Annual Conference

Professors Gilbert Yochum and Vinod Agarwal will be the featured speakers for the Economics Club of Hampton Roads' annual Economic Outlook Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside. (Full Story)

ODU Strengthens Commitment to Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Old Dominion recently elevated its commitment to sustainability on campus by becoming a registered STARS charter participant. A program of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, STARS, is a self-assessment tool used by institutions of higher education to measure their sustainability progress. (Full Story)

Climate Change Networking Lunch Set for Jan. 27

Faculty members who are interested in climate change research and education are invited to attend a networking lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Innovation Research Park Building I. (Full Story)

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CEO of The Breeden Company is Landmark Executive-in-Residence Speaker Jan. 20 (Full Story)

Prof Awarded Grant for Research on Flexible Solar Cells (Full Story)

Engineering Prof Is Lead Author of New Textbook on Soil Mechanics (Full Story)

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Administrators Share Goals, Initiatives at AUA Program

The Association of University Administrators' latest monthly program, a presentation by a panel of Old Dominion senior-level administrators, attracted a packed room Jan. 12 at the Kornblau Alumni Center. (Full Story)

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Orchid Conservatory Lab Tech Selected as Rubenstein Fellow

Piece by Richard Nickel Chosen for "100 Teapots V" Exhibition


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Cadet John C. Martie of the Army ROTC talks to a prospective student and his mother in Webb Center during a recent Preview visit.

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Monday, Jan. 17

"A Day On, Not a Day Off": Fifth annual ODU MLK Day of Service, including a ceremony, community cleanup and other volunteer projects, 11 a.m., Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center. Sponsored by Center for Service and Civic Engagement. Free lunch for volunteers. 683-6948

Wednesday, Jan. 19

"Cash/Risk Management": First in a series of Financial Planning sessions sponsored by Human Resources, 8-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2-4 p.m., Cape Charles/Isle of Wight Room, Webb Center. Classified employees need supervisor approval to attend. 683-4316

Thursday, Jan. 20

Last Lecture: Kim Herbert, director of advising, College of Sciences, "Riding the Metrorail to Navigate My Way Through the Real World," for the Division of Student Affairs' Last Lecture Series, 12:30 p.m., Chesapeake Room, Webb Center.

Documentary Film: Screening of "Dismal Swamp," which explores the stories of runaway servants and slaves who once lived in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia, 7 p.m., University Theatre. The film was produced by Imtiaz Habib, professor of English, and Richard Green, a senior English major.

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