InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, February 7, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Research Office Offering Seed Money for Projects Supporting New Climate Initiative

The Old Dominion University Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative, which was launched late last year, has received a boost from the university's Office of Research. (Full Story)

Campus Community Gets Constant Center Shout-Out from Rapper for "Extreme Food Drive" Collection

Old Dominion's basketball victory over Delaware Wednesday night had some serious star power. The rapper Xzibit, one of the stars of the ABC television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," revved up the halftime crowd, videotaping a message for the Hill-Burdette family, who received a new house at the end of the week. The halftime break also featured a literal boatload of food collected by the ODU sailing team. (Full Story)

Black History Month Celebrates Promise and Hope with Variety of Events

Old Dominion will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events centered on the theme "African Americans and the Civil War: Legacy of Vision, Promise and Hope." Professor, author and cultural critic Michael Eric Dyson will serve as the keynote speaker with a lecture titled "From the Civil War Era to Obama: Racism, Democracy and the Future of America" on Feb. 18. (Full Story)

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Diehn Concert Features Ensemble Galilei, NPR's Neal Conan and Norfolk Chamber Consort (Full Story)

In Support of Children Group to Hold 6th Annual Candlelight Vigil Feb. 14 (Full Story)

ODU Announces Football Signing Class of 2011 (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Cynthia Jones is an Author of Science Paper Evaluating Lessons of Gulf Spill

Efforts by scientists to evaluate the ecological effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill have exposed large gaps in our knowledge of the population trends of marine species. This is the message of a paper in the journal Science written by a group of researchers including ODU's Cynthia Jones. (Full Story)

"Experience America" Series Helps International Students Learn About Everything from Food to Football

On Sunday, football fans gathered at parties and around the television from coast to coast to watch Super Bowl VL. But what if you didn't grow up with American football? The sport can be immensely confusing to someone who knows little, if anything, about it. To help, ODU's Intercultural Center hosted a program to explain the game to more than 40 international students. (Full Story)

Lunar New Year Celebration: A Photo Essay

Old Dominion's inaugural Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 3 featured colorful dragons, dancing, drumming, music and Asian cuisine. A crowd of all ages packed the North Cafeteria to take in the festivities. (Full Story)

Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Michael Dean, associate director of the Office of Study Abroad, and Allison Wiggins, a graduate assistant in the office, share materials with an interested student at the Study Abroad Fair in Webb Center on Feb. 1.

Section Heading: Events

Wed., Fri., Sat., Feb. 9, 11 & 12

SAC Movie Night, "For Colored Girls," 8 p.m., MGB auditorium. 683-4818

Saturday, Feb. 12

Undergraduate Research Symposium, featuring poster presentations, oral presentations and performances, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Diehn Center. 683-4446

Sunday, Feb. 13

"Hoops for a Cure" basketball game Lady Monarchs vs. UNC-Wilmington, 2 p.m., Constant Center. For tickets purchased from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure local affiliate, $5 will go back to the organization to support breast cancer education and research. 490-7794 or $

Monday, Feb. 28

Save the Date: Friends of Women's Studies Dinner, featuring lecture by Linda Mizejewski, "Women Comics in the 21st Century," 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner, Webb Center. Reservations due Feb. 21. 683-3823. $

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Section Heading: Kudos

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