InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, September 12, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Article by ODU Researchers on Cover of Nanoscale Journal

An article written by ODU researchers X. Nancy Xu and Tao Huang about their new photostable optical nanoscopy technique, which they call PHOTON, is featured on the cover of the September issue of the journal Nanoscale. (Full Story)

'Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning' Series Resumes Sept. 15

The Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning, a brown bag lunch series, resumes Sept. 15 with a discussion on motivating students led by C.J. Butler, senior lecturer of communication disorders and special education. (Full Story)

ODU to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Variety of Events, Activities

From Sept. 15 until Oct. 15, ODU will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a diverse lineup of speakers, performers, food and cultural connection opportunities. (Full Story)

Old Dominion, NATO HQ SACT Sign Memorandum of Understanding

A memorandum of understanding between Old Dominion and NATO Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, was signed on campus Aug. 26. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Education College to Host Stakeholders Conference Sept. 15 (Full Story)

ODU's Laurie Craigen Accepted into Military Suicide Research Consortium (Full Story)

Bookstore to Host Signing by Author of Biography of Media Pioneer Frank Batten (Full Story)

President Encourages Campus Community to Join Heart Walk on Sept. 24 (Full Story)

ODU Announces 2011-12 Men's Basketball Schedule (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Learning Commons, Student Success Center Provide New Opportunities at ODU

Last week ODU opened the Learning Commons, a state-of-the art collaborative educational space, and the Student Success Center, whose offices provide undergraduate students with programs and individualized assistance. (Full Story)

Students' Solar Decathlon House Disassembled for Transport to Nation's Capital

For six months, members of Team Tidewater, the ODU/HU student team in the 2011 Solar Decathlon, have been lovingly constructing their experimental home on the ODU campus. Then in a few hours on Thursday morning, Unit 6 Unplugged was gone. (Full Story)

ODU Hosts Memorial 5K Run the Morning of Sept. 11

More than 200 runners – many of them from Old Dominion's Naval and Army ROTC programs – took part in the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run on campus Sunday morning. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Education Book Edited by Husband-Wife Team Nominated for Award (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 ...

Ellen Neufeldt (left), Old Dominion's new vice president for student engagement and enrollment services, talks with well-wishers at a "meet and greet" reception Thursday afternoon in Webb Center.

Section Heading: Events

Wednesday, Sept. 14

"Welcome Back" social, sponsored by Association of University Administrators, 5:30 p.m., Borjo Coffeehouse. RSVP to $

Wed. & Thurs., Sept. 14 & 15

Research orientation, sponsored by Office of Research: noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 14, E.V. Williams Engineering and Computational Sciences Bldg. (first floor); 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 15, Burgess Room (9024), BAL. RSVP to

Wed., Fri. & Sat., Sept. 14, 16 & 17

Movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," sponsored by Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., 102 MGB. 3-4818

Thursday, Sept. 15

International Café: Cuba, sponsored by Office of Intercultural Relations, noon to 2 p.m., Intercultural Center, Webb Center. 3-4406

Screening of the documentary "The Other Side of Immigration" with a facilitated discussion, sponsored by Counseling Services' Cinetherapy and the Office of Intercultural Relations' Spark Change, 5 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Avett Brothers in concert, 8 p.m., Constant Center. $

University Calendar

Grants and Contracts
ODU in the News
Presidents Blog

Section Heading: FYI

Inside ODU Archives