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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, April 4, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Ed Begley Jr., Former Assistant Secretary of Army to Speak at ODU's Engineering Unplugged Conference

Actor, author and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. will be the lunchtime speaker at the third annual Engineering Unplugged conference at Old Dominion University on Tuesday, April 12. Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army John Paul Woodley Jr., the keynote speaker, will open the conference at 8 a.m. (Full Story)

Trumpeter Terell Stafford to Visit ODU for Diehn Concert, Clinics

World-renowned trumpeter Terell Stafford will visit ODU for a series of clinics beginning Thursday, April 7, and culminating with a Diehn Concert Series performance at 8 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. (Full Story)

Taste of India Festival Coming to the Constant Center April 10

The Asian Indian community in Hampton Roads will celebrate and share its heritage and culture from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The fifth annual "Taste of India" festival, which is free and open to the public, will highlight the culture, politics and history of India. (Full Story)

Religious Respect, Awareness Is Goal of Peace Week Events on April 5

The campus community will have an opportunity to learn more about the world’s religions during two Peace Week events on Tuesday, April 5, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Research Foundation Open House Is April 13; RSVPs Due Today (Full Story)

Graduate Research Achievement Day Set for April 6 in Webb Center (Full Story)

Miss America 2010 to Give Keynote Talk at 3rd Annual Conference for Girls and Young Women (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Zhang Collaborating in Childhood Obesity Study

ODU health economist Qi "Harry" Zhang is collaborating with researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University on a $1.6 million project that will try to get to the roots of the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S. and find ways to reverse the trend. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Doctoral Student in Counselor Education Receives National Award

Bazemore Wins 2011 Lefty Driesell Award


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Fifth-grade students from Cape Henry Collegiate School react to the projected image above them during a visit to Pretlow Planetarium for "Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity." The free, 27-minute show, which is being presented at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday through May 5, takes viewers on a journey through the microscopic structures of the five kingdoms of life on Earth. Pam Northam, the wife of state Sen. Ralph Northam of Norfolk, is the teacher who accompanied the students.

Section Heading: Events

Tuesday, April 5
Last Lecture Series: Linda Pond, STEM Education and Professional Studies, "Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Backward Designs," 12:30 p.m., Chesapeake/Portsmouth Room, Webb Center

Wednesday, April 6

Opening reception for "An Indigenous Seed," art exhibition of works by Ramel Jasir, 6-8 p.m., Virginia Beach Center atrium. Exhibit continues through April 29.

Darden Lecture in Education by Erin Gruwell, the real-life inspiration for the 2007 movie "Freedom Writers," 7:30 p.m., Big Blue Room, Constant Center. 3-5349

Wed., Fri., Sat., April 6, 8 & 9
SAC Movie Night: "Waiting for Superman," 8 p.m., MGB auditorium. 3-4818

Thursday, April 7
Last Lecture Series: Angela Overton, sociology and criminal justice, "Darfur and the Responsibility to Protect," 12:30 p.m., Chesapeake/Portsmouth Room, Webb Center

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