InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Seed Grants Awarded to Four Research Teams in Climate Change Initiative

Four teams of researchers representing 10 different disciplines have been awarded $165,000 in seed grants by the ODU Office of Research for projects that support the university's Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative. (Full Story)

VMASC to Coordinate Hampton Roads Emergency Response Exercises

A catastrophic hurricane has just roared through Hampton Roads. The 16 communities in the region are about to start the difficult process of assessing the damage and planning the recovery. Where do you begin to figure all this out? Thanks to a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Preparedness, VMASC is where community leaders will start. (Full Story)

Organizers Counting on ODU Spirit of Giving to Reach Annual Fund Goal by May 6

The 2011 Campus Community Campaign got off to a strong start after it opened in late March, and organizers are optimistic that the university's annual fund drive will reach its goal of $203,000 by May 6. (Full Story)

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Electronics Recycling Day, Vendor Fair Among Remaining 'Blue Goes Green Week' Activities (Full Story)

Lambert's Point Summer Program Gears Up for 20th Year of Activities (Full Story)

Diehn Composers Room to Host Free Movie Night April 26 (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Engineering Students Channel Their Inner Rube Goldberg for Classroom Assignment

Students in Gregory Selby's Engineering 111 class spent time recently getting back to the basics of Rube Goldberg designs. Selby, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, wanted his students to experiment with the deliberately over-engineered machines designed to perform very simple tasks. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Barely South Review Celebrates One-Year Anniversary (More)


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Young runners set a fast pace at the Monarch Kids Cub Run April 16. Sponsored by Friends of the Centers for Children at ODU, the fundraising event was the highlight of a month of activities at the Child Study and Child Development centers designed to promote healthy eating and living. Open to all ages, the Kids Cub Run featured a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, April 21

Robbin Moran, curator of ferns and lycophytes, New York Botanical Garden, "Helpful and Harmful Ferns," the Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Lecture, 7 p.m. (5:30 p.m. reception), Big Blue Room, Constant Center. 3-3597

ODU Brass Choir concert, "Old Music vs. New Music" (1490s to 1990s), 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-4061

Thursday and Friday, April 21-22

Mother's Day Pottery Sale (proceeds go to the Save the Children Foundation to benefit the people of Japan), featuring bowls and cups made by ceramics and art education students, noon to 2 p.m., Student Art Gallery, Webb Center.

Saturday, April 23

Spring football game, 1 p.m., Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium

Monday, April 25

3rd Annual Experimental Video Festival, screening short videos by students from the art department, noon, Burgess Room, BAL

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