InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Biology's Mark Butler Wins SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award

Mark Butler, a marine biologist at ODU whose research promotes the stocks of blue crabs along the mid-Atlantic coast and of spiny lobsters in the Caribbean, is a 2011 recipient of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. (Full Story)

Noted Professor Emeritus, Jefferson Scholar Alf Mapp Jr. Dies

Author, historian and journalist Alf J. Mapp Jr., eminent scholar emeritus and Louis I. Jaffe Professor Emeritus of English, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in a Suffolk nursing facility. A lifetime resident of Portsmouth, he was 85. (Full Story)

ODU Announces Winners of Summer Research Grant Awards

The Office of Research has awarded 2011 summer research grants totaling $6,000 each to 11 projects by ODU faculty members. The grants were awarded in two categories: Summer Experience Enhancing Collaborative Research (SEECR) and Summer Research Fellowship Program (SRFP). (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

ODU/HU Solar Decathlon Team Gets Positive Feedback at International Builders' Show (Full Story)

Jarrett Selected for Induction into Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (Full Story)

Students to Showcase Their Work at Undergraduate Research Symposium Feb. 12 (Full Story)

Biology Graduate Student Selected as Encyclopedia of Life Rubenstein Fellow (Full Story)

Section Heading: Feature

Three ODU Oceanographers to Rush Season for Arctic Research

Most scientific research in the Arctic Ocean region is done during the summer when the weather can be almost hospitable and there is more open water in which to take measurements and conduct experiments. But three young oceanographers from ODU will be rushing the season in the frozen north this year with projects beginning in March and April. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Coach Wendy Larry Gets 600th Career Victory


Published by the Office of University Relations, InsideODU is sent to faculty and staff on Monday and Thursday during the academic year.

Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Big Blue leads students and staff in the "Ice Cream and Cake" dance during a lunchtime pep rally Tuesday in Webb Center. Athletic Director Wood Selig and Senior Associate Athletic Director Debbie White joined ODUís mascot in thanking everyone for their help in the recent competition that saw Big Blue crowned Capital One National Mascot of the Year.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Jan. 27

Memorial service: For former ODU student Kyle Middleton, who was killed in Afghanistan, 12:30 p.m., Kaufman Mall (rain site is North Mall, Webb Center).

Thursday, Feb. 3

Last Lecture: Jan Smith, instructor of English, "Poetry Is Fun," for the Last Lecture Series, 12:30 p.m., Webb Center (room TBA). 683-3442.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

Save the Date: "Sounds of Freedom: The Underground Warfare of the American Slave," interactive performance by Atumpan Ė The Talking Drums, for Black History Month, 3 p.m., Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center.

University Calendar

Grants and Contracts
ODU in the News
Presidents Blog

Section Heading: FYI

Inside ODU Archives