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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Federal Panel Including Dobbs Issues Invasive Species Report

A panel of experts including marine microbial ecologist Fred Dobbs has issued a report recommending a program of research to establish just how rigorous the standards should be that protect U.S. waters from potentially invasive species that arrive in the ballast water of oceangoing ships. (Full Story)

Employee of the Month Award Goes to Vinecia Bunch-Goodman

The political science and geography department is in good hands when it comes to staff support, based on the latest Employee of the Month awards. Last month's honor went to Deborah Giles and the June award was presented to Vinecia Bunch-Goodman, administrative office specialist. (Full Story)

Zhang Gets New Grant to Study Childhood Hunger in U.S.

Health economist Qi "Harry" Zhang has developed a research specialty analyzing food assistance programs, hunger and obesity. His latest grant, from the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, will allow him to look more closely at food insecurity among children in the U.S. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Oceanographer Invited to Lecture at New Ocean Dynamics and Climate Center in China (Full Story)

Energy-Efficient Windows Installed at Solar Decathlon House (Full Story)

BJ Leiderman Band to Perform July 2 for Music on Monarch Way Series (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

ODU Research Team Develops Model of Fighter Aircraft for Testing in Small-Scale Wind Tunnel

Following the decommissioning of the NASA Langley Full-Scale Wind Tunnel in 2009, ODU's aerodynamics researchers were faced with a challenge. After a decade of testing everything from garden sheds to race cars in the LFST, they needed to be inventive. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Field Hockey's Loran Hatch Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Honors (More)

McCarthy Named CAA Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year (More)


Published by the Office of University Relations, InsideODU is sent to faculty and staff on Monday and Thursday during the fall and spring semesters. It is distributed once a week, on Thursday, during the summer.

Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Glenda Humphreys, center, reacts to a video, prepared by her Human Resources Department staff, that was shown at her retirement party Wednesday afternoon in Webb Center. Humphreys, ODU's vice president for human resources, joined the university in 1984 as employee relations manager. Seated next to her are her husband, Wayne, and Kate Broderick, faculty and community liaison for the Office of Educational Accessibility.

Section Heading: Events

Saturday, July 2

Music on Monarch Way concert, featuring the BJ Leiderman Band, 7 p.m., Constant Center lawn on Monarch Way. 3-4504

Sunday, July 3

Final day for "Beyond the Veil" exhibition, Gordon Art Galleries. 3-6271

Monday, July 4

University closed for Independence Day holiday.

Tuesday, July 5

Summer Session 5 classes begin.

Thursday, July 14

"Blackboard: Set Up Your Course" workshop, sponsored by Center for Learning Technologies, 9 a.m. to noon, 411 Gornto. To register, visit http://clt.odu.edu.

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