InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Old Dominion University Named a 'Great College to Work For'

ODU is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released Monday, are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities. (Full Story)

Article in The Times of London Magazine Features Oceanographer Victoria Hill

Old Dominion oceanographer Victoria Hill is a featured scientist in an article about Arctic climate research that appeared this month in the Eureka magazine of The Times of London. (Full Story)

Prof's New Educational Leadership Textbook Translates Theory into Practice

A new textbook by Old Dominion professor William Owings is being touted as an ideal resource for aspiring school leaders who wish to innovate, educate and make a difference. (Full Story)

ODU Employees, Students Can Ride for Free on HRT Buses, Light Rail and Ferries

Faculty, staff and students can now ride for free on Hampton Roads Transit buses and ferries, and come Aug. 19 they can also hop aboard HRT's new light rail train, The Tide, when it makes its debut on that date, by simply showing their university ID card. (Full Story)

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ODU's Santo to Appear on 'With Good Reason' July 28 (Full Story)

Memorial Service Is July 29 for Former Board of Visitors Member Ken Geroe (Full Story)

ODU Education College Presents Partnership Award to SWCC (Full Story)

Thin Air Rising to Perform July 30 for Music on Monarch Way Series (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Next Book for ODU's Adam: 'X and the City'

John Adam has been known to have some fun with numbers. He co-authored "Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin" in 2008. So it should come as no surprise that his next book will be called "X and the City." (Full Story)

Engineering Early Advantage Program Proving Popular Among Incoming Female Students

Two words in the title of the Engineering Early Advantage Program are particularly pertinent - "early" and "advantage." The Virginia Space Grant Consortium-funded program helps prepare admitted female engineering students for the rigor of their studies and, ultimately, of the traditionally male-dominated profession. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Nissen to Be Inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (More)

Anders, Larry to Tapped for Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame (More)

ODU Grad Promoted to Brigadier General (More)

Student-Decorated Library Cart Wins Chrysler Museum Contest (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Blooming near the Oceanography and Physics Building pond, this beautifully colored swamp hibiscus offers a contrasting hue to the verdant foliage nearby.

Section Heading: Events

Friday, July 29

Benefit concert in support of Hampton Roads music and the nation's military, featuring various groups, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre. $

Saturday, July 30

Music on Monarch Way concert, featuring Thin Air Rising, 5 p.m., Constant Center lawn on Monarch Way. 3-4504

Monday, Aug. 1

Deadline to apply for fall tuition assistance. Applications are available on the Human Resources forms page at

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