InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, August 25, 2011

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ODU Issues Hurricane Advisory; Saturday and Monday Classes Canceled

After feeling the effects of a magnitude-5.8 earthquake Tuesday afternoon, the campus community is now advised to take precautions due to the threat of Hurricane Irene hitting the East Coast this weekend, and to be aware of actions the university is taking. (Full Story)

State of the University Is Strong, President Says at Annual Address

As the university that's known as the Idea Fusion community, Old Dominion is helping create a better world, President John Broderick said Tuesday at his annual State of the University address. (Full Story)

Researchers' Study Will Provide Valuable Data for Emergency Planners Assisting Vulnerable Populations

With the threat of a devastating hurricane hitting Hampton Roads in the minds of emergency planners across the region at this time of year, three ODU researchers are leading a study that could provide foundational information in planning assistance for medically fragile and vulnerable populations. (Full Story)

Frankie Lopez of Grounds Department Named Employee of the Month

His colleagues in the grounds department sometimes call Old Dominion's July Employee of the Month "The Ambassador" because he seems to know everyone he passes on campus, and is always quick with a friendly smile and greeting. (Full Story)

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CCSLRI Plans to Document Local Flooding from Hurricane Irene; Photos, Videos Requested (Full Story)

Intercultural Relations Office Announces New Social Entrepreneurship Programs (Full Story)

NCSOSE Contract Produces Specialized Naval Engineers – and a Special Journal Issue (Full Story)

Foreign Languages and Literatures Department Faculty Publish Variety of Works (Full Story)

ODU Opens Country's First On-campus Cupcake Bakery (Full Story)

ODU Oceanographer, Engineer Slated as Guests for 'With Good Reason' Show, 'Sea Ice and Sunlight' (Full Story)

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ODU's Gnorman the Gnome Is Ready to Explore the World

Meet Gnorman the Gnome, the official gnome of ODU. Unlike the average "garden variety" gnome, Gnorman is not content to stare at flowers while the world passes him by. Members of the campus community are invited to get their own Gnorman and post pictures of his travels on the ODU Facebook page. (Full Story)

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Popovic Gets Top Award from Institute of Physics in Belgrade (More)


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Big Blue reacts to cheers from the audience at President John Broderick’s State of the University address Tuesday morning. The president invited the ODU mascot on stage to acknowledge his selection on Jan. 1 as the Capital One Mascot of the Year.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Aug. 25

Faculty Welcome Back Picnic, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Perry Library Learning Commons. Reservations required.

Friday, Aug. 26

"What's New in the Library," an overview of library and Learning Commons services and collections for new and returning faculty members, 10-11 a.m., Digital Services, Perry Library. 3-4183

Joint Army ROTC and Naval ROTC Pass in Review ceremony, 1 p.m., Kaufman Mall. 3-3663

Outdoor movie, "Thor," sponsored by Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., Kaufman Mall. 3-3446

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Learning Commons opening at Perry Library, 8 a.m. (rescheduled from Aug. 29)

Thursday, Sept. 15

Save the date: Book signing by Connie Sage, author of "Frank Batten: The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel," noon, Village Bookstore

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