InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, February 14, 2011

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'Three Cups of Tea' Author, Humanitarian Greg Mortenson, to Deliver Wallenberg Lecture March 24

Greg Mortenson, co-founder of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute and its Pennies for Peace program, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller "Three Cups of Tea," will deliver the President's Lecture for the Connie and Marc Jacobson Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Lecture Series on March 24. (Full Story)

Weinstein Physics Paper Reports Advance in Study of Free Neutrons

Lawrence Weinstein, University Professor of physics and a researcher at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, is lead author of a new research paper reporting the first ever experiment-based evidence of quark structure and behavior inside free neutrons. (Full Story)

What is Plasma Medicine? Ask ODU's Mounir Laroussi

The high-energy "soups" called plasmas that can create television pictures and light up neon signs also have been shown to have numerous medical applications, and one of the world's leading researchers in plasma medicine is Old Dominion's Mounir Laroussi. (Full Story)

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Princeton Professor, Columnist to Replace Dyson as Black History Month Speaker (Full Story)

School of Dental Hygiene Sponsors Give Kids a Smile Day (Full Story)

Cat in the Hat Event Set for Feb. 26 at Bookstore (Full Story)

In Support of Children Candlelight Vigil Is Today in Webb Center (Full Story)

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ODU Classmates' Friendship in the 1970s Was Genesis for Highly Successful Business Partnership

It was a very different Old Dominion campus that Ed Pence and Roger Stroud drove to in the evenings for their master's program studies almost four decades ago. The year was 1973, and the two young engineers worked for different firms in the community, learning tricks of the trade from some of the best structural engineering instructors in the region, like the late Dick Bigelow, the first chairman of ODU's civil and environmental engineering department. (Full Story)

The Campus in Winter White: A Photo Essay

For those who missed seeing the campus asleep under a blanket of white over the December holiday break, Mother Nature offered up another snowfall – albeit a significantly smaller amount – that started overnight Feb. 9. It made for some picturesque scenery, and served as a reminder that winter is still with us (this week's forecast notwithstanding). (Full Story)

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Accelerator Science Center Director Gets Achievement Award in Accelerator Physics


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Gamma Sigma Sigma, ODU's new national service sorority, last week invited members of the campus community to make Valentine's Day cards for patients at Children’s Hospital of The King's Daughters. The sorority was founded "to assemble college students in the spirit of service to humanity and to develop friendship among students of all races and creeds."

Section Heading: Events

Wednesday, Feb. 16

Side by Side Concert: ODU Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Gail Barnes and ODU cellist Leslie Frittelli, 7 p.m., Visual and Performing Arts Academy, Virginia Beach. 683-4061

Wed., Fri., Sat., Feb. 16, 18 & 19

SAC Movie Night: “When Harry Met Sally” (Feb. 16); “Casablanca” (Feb. 18); and “Gone with the Wind” (Feb. 19), 8 p.m., MGB auditorium. 683-4818

Saturday, Feb. 19

Ya Gamila! Drum Circle, a Black History Month event: Guests may join the percussionists’ ring and play hand instruments, join the dancers inside the circle or simply observe, 7-11 p.m., Virginia Beach Room, Webb Center. 683-4406

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