InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Federal Offshore Wind Initiatives Praised by VCERC's Hatcher

Patrick Hatcher, the ODU faculty member who serves as executive director of the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium, praised the announcement Monday by the Obama administration of new research funding and expedited environmental assessments for wind farms off the coasts of Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. (Full Story)

Educational Foundation Establishes 'Extreme Dream Fund' to Offer Tuition Support for Hill-Burdette Children

The ODU Educational Foundation executive committee recently approved a resolution that provides a grant of $100,000 to establish the "Extreme Dream Fund" for the benefit the children of the Hill-Burdette family of Virginia Beach, the latest recipients of an "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" house. (Full Story)

'Women Comics' Is Topic of Guest Lecture for Friends of Women's Studies Dinner

Linda Mizejewski, an author and professor of women's studies at Ohio State, will be guest speaker for the ODU Friends of Women Studies dinner on Feb. 28. Her talk is titled "Women on Top: Women Comics in the 21st Century." (Full Story)

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Darden College Continues to Engage Local Community in Efforts to Address Issues in Education (Full Story)

VBHEC to Host Reading, Lecture by English Department Faculty Members (Full Story)

Students Present Projects at Virginia Council of Graduate Schools Research Forum (Full Story)

Section Heading: Feature

ODU's Dinniman Tests Data-Gathering Gliders in Antarctic Waters

Oceanographer Michael Dinniman breathed a sigh of relief when he got word in late January that a research vessel near the Antarctic coast had recovered SG503. After all, he had built up something close to affection for the plucky "Ice Dragon" while he was in Antarctica for most of the month of November. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Danica Hays Is Co-Author of Counseling Journal's Article of the Year


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Retired Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt, left, guest speaker for the Friends of the Libraries program Tuesday night, chats with Charles Burgess, professor emeritus of English, and his wife, Elisabeth, during a reception at the President's House prior to his talk. Zumwalt, who served in the Vietnam War as a Marine infantry officer, is the author of the 2010 book "Bare Feet, Iron Will."

Section Heading: Events

Wednesday, Feb. 16

American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the ODU NAACP chapter, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kaufman Mall.

Thursday, Feb. 17

Last Lecture Series: "Rhetoric, Composition and Dinosaurs (Though Admittedly Less About Dinosaurs)," Meagan McKittrick, adjunct faculty member, English, 12:30 p.m., Chesapeake Room, Webb Center.

Saturday, Feb. 26

Save the Date: Fourth annual Cat in the Hat story time and Dr. Seuss birthday celebration, featuring guest readers President John Broderick, football coach Bobby Wilder, women's basketball coach Wendy Larry and Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim, 10 a.m. to noon, University Village Bookstore. 683-0048

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