InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, February 3, 2011

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ODU's VMASC Creates Research Track for Study of Interoperability Issues

As modeling and simulation matures as a discipline, researchers at Old Dominion say its demands will change. There'll be less impetus to develop brand-new solutions to M&S problems, and more pressure – both financial and practical – to adapt tools that have already been developed to create new solutions. (Full Story)

James Zumwalt, Author of Book on Vietnam War, to Give Lecture Feb. 8

War is not always black and white. The Vietnam War left an indelible mark on America. Retired Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt, who served in the war as a Marine infantry officer, will address those truths during a free public lecture Tuesday, Feb. 8. (Full Story)

"Advising Tips and Techniques" Is Topic for "Provost's Conversations" Series

Three members of the Old Dominion University faculty will lead the next Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning, Tuesday, Feb. 8, addressing the topic "Keeping Students on Track: Advising Tips and Techniques." (Full Story)

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ODU Sociology Professor Lee Bouvier Dies (Full Story)

Atumpan – The Talking Drums to Perform for Black History Month (Full Story)

Two "Last Lectures" Slated for Feb. 7 (Full Story)

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Prof's Research on Troops to Teachers Program Prompts BBC Documentary

Two studies of the U.S. Department of Defense's Troops to Teachers (TTT) program by William Owings, professor of educational leadership at Old Dominion, recently attracted the attention of the BBC in the United Kingdom, where a similar program will be implemented this spring. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Campus Community Surpasses CVC Goal; Prize Drawing Winner Announced


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Medina Dixon '85, center, watches as her basketball jersey is unfurled from the rafters at the Constant Center. Also pictured are coach Wendy Larry, right, and senior associate athletic director Debbie White. Dixon, who led the Lady Monarchs to an 84-14 record and a national title in her three years at ODU, became the seventh women’s player to have her jersey retired. The former All-American and Olympian runs a nonprofit organization for youth in Dorchester, Mass., and is a clinician and participant in Young Women Leaders of Tomorrow in Needham, Mass.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Feb. 3

Lunar New Year celebration to commemorate the Chinese New Year, featuring live bands, Chinese folk singing and Asian food, 5-7 p.m., Webb Center. Sponsor: Office of Intercultural Relations and various student associations. 683-4406

Saturday, Feb. 5

Admissions Open House, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Webb Center. 683-3685

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Screening of the 2010 documentary "Race to Nowhere," which addresses the current state of American education, followed by a panel discussion led by WHRO's Cathy Lewis, 6 p.m., Big Blue Room, Constant Center. FMI or to register: 683-5349 or

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