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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

'Dr. Bill' Invited to Speak to Residents of His ODU Namesake, Whitehurst Hall

Students who live in Whitehurst Hall, as well as those who previously resided in Old Dominion's westernmost residence hall, will have a unique opportunity to meet and hear from the building's namesake on Friday, April 15. (Full Story)

Danner, Pickering Will Lead Discussion for Provost's Conversations Series

Mona Danner and Worth Pickering will give a talk at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, on "Desperately Seeking 'Better Students': Understanding and Working with Students' Academic Success and Difficulty" for the Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning Series. (Full Story)

Fern Expert to Deliver Musselman Natural History Lecture April 21

Robbin Moran, curator of ferns and lycophytes at The New York Botanical Garden, will deliver ODU's annual Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Lecture Thursday, April 21, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. His topic is "Helpful and Harmful Ferns." (Full Story)

ODU Relay For Life Gets on the Mark to Race Toward $57,000 Goal

The highest-grossing annual charity college relay in Hampton Roads is set for April 15 and 16 in Webb Center. The 11th annual Relay For Life, which each year attracts hundreds of people from the ODU community, will see teams set up campsites throughout the student center, participating in a range of activities at the overnight event. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Open Forums Scheduled with Finalists for Executive Director of International Programs (Full Story)

CLT Opens Registration for Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning (Full Story)

Sea Perch Competition Aims to Open High Schoolers' Eyes to Math and Science (Full Story)

'Pompous Circumstance Procession' to Kick Off Opening of Student Art Show (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Using Pipe Cleaners and Clay, Classmate Helps Blind Student 'See' Geometry Lessons

"We have congruent angles and proportional sides. If I can get a couple of these measurements, I can extrapolate." Suzanne Doviak makes a point about geometry to her Math 302 class, and the 50 or so students dutifully take notes. Meanwhile, two students in the second row hold a quiet conversation. Jeff Abbott takes a piece of modeling clay and folds it into the shape that Doviak is drawing on the board. Mary Carlisle runs her fingers gently over the clay. (Full Story)

Taste of India – a Photo Essay

Thousands of area residents visited the Constant Center on Sunday for the fifth annual Taste of India festival. The free event highlighted the culture, politics and history of India through live musical and dance performances, video displays, ethnic foods and exhibits. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Friends of the ODU Libraries Honor Osama Kandil (More)


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Actor, author and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. speaks at Engineering Unplugged on April 12. Sponsored by the Professional Development Center at ODU's Business Gateway, the conference is unique in that it is targeted toward a wide variety of engineers who are designing, building, operating and maintaining green buildings, shipping facilities, watercraft and future supply chains for wind energy.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, April 14

New Music Ensemble, directed by Andrey Kasparov, performing works by Olivier Messiaen, Theresa Nemeth, William Cahn, Thomas Joseph and Jacques Hetu, 5:30 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-4061

Tuesday, April 19
Faculty Senate meeting, 3 p.m., Chesapeake/Portsmouth Room, Webb Center

Wednesday, April 20
Blue Goes Green: Organic vs. Local Wine and Beer Tasting, 4-6 p.m., Rectors' Room, Webb Center. Tickets are $5 (21 and older); proceeds go to disaster relief in Japan. 3-3065. $

Thursday, April 21
Army ROTC's 36th annual President's Review and Awards Ceremony, 2 p.m., Williamsburg Lawn

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