InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, April 25, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Gov. McDonnell Presides Over Historic ODU-VCCS Agreement Signing

Old Dominion University and Virginia's Community Colleges signed a historic partnership agreement on April 20 that better leverages the assets of each and commits to future collaboration to further the goals Gov. Bob McDonnell has set for Virginia higher education. (Full Story)

Hatcher, Salmon Apply for Patent on Algae-Crude Technology

Sustainable, large-scale production of biofuels from algae is the quest of researchers all over the globe, and the technologies that win out are sure to be the ones that are the most streamlined and cost-effective. That's the commercial reality behind the patent applications over the last few years of ODU's Patrick Hatcher and Elodie Salmon, including one filed this month. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Motley Helps to Develop Safety Test for Black Cohosh Supplement (Full Story)

Facilitating Student Success Is Focus of CLT Summer Institute (Full Story)

April 26 Yard Sale on Kaufman Mall to Support Disaster Relief in Japan (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Kids on Kaufman: A Photo Essay

As part of a month-long focus on healthy living and eating, the ODU Child Development and Child Study centers took their young charges on an outing to the lion statue on Kaufman Mall April 13, where they enjoyed bubbles, chalk, books and lemonade. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Monarch Battalion Presents Awards at Annual Ceremony (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Mike Robinson (center), research assistant professor with ODU's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, and Asad Khattak, professor of civil and environmental engineering, present the findings from a Hampton Roads transportation alternatives simulation study to Sen. Mark Warner during his visit to VMASC on Wednesday. Warner observed various simulations and toured the facility.

Section Heading: Events

Tuesday, April 26

ODU Symphony Orchestra, featuring the Young Artist Competition winner Destiney Kooiman on piano, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre. 3-4061

Wednesday, April 27

Association of University Administrators awards breakfast, 8:30 a.m., River Rooms, Webb Center. RSVP to

HACE-sponsored presentation on campus safety, featuring September Sanderlin, director of human resources, and Rudy Burwell, campus police chief, noon, Burgess Room, BAL

Economics Club Luncheon, featuring guest speaker Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America, noon, Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel. 3-5138. $

Friday, April 29

Steve Miller Band, 8 p.m., Constant Center. 888—3-coxtix. $

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