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Thursday, September 15, 2011

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ODU to Co-host Forum: 'Religious Engagement in the 21st Century: Implications for Allies and Global Security'

ODU will co-host the 2011 Global Leadership Forum on religious engagement with the Washington-based Institute for Global Engagement. Both the keynote address on Sept. 20 and two presentations the following morning are open to the public. (Full Story)

Darden College to Host School Leadership Program Working Conference

Educators from colleges, universities, school districts and not-for-profit education providers across the country will gather in Virginia Beach Sept. 22-23 for the School Leadership Program Working Conference "Learning and Leading: Preparing and Supporting School Leaders." (Full Story)

Iron in Antarctic Waters Is Focus of Climate Change Research

Oceanographers at ODU have key roles in a new climate change-related research project that will focus on inputs of minute quantities of the micro-nutrient iron to surface waters of the Ross Sea off Antarctica. (Full Story)

Will Frank, Professor Emeritus of History, Dies

Willard C. Frank Jr., professor emeritus of history who taught at ODU for 48 years, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in Norfolk. He was 75 years old. (Full Story)

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W&M Law Professor to Give Constitution Day Lecture This Evening (Full Story)

University Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty Members (Full Story)

Women's Hoops Schedule Includes Home Games Against Virginia Tech and Richmond (Full Story)

Mini-Farm Market to Sell Fresh Local Fruits, Vegetables on Campus Friday (Full Story)

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Cheng's Book on Chess Keeps on Selling

A positive review on the international website has stirred new interest in a chess strategy book published four years ago by Raymond Cheng, a lecturer in mathematics and statistics at ODU. (Full Story)

ODU's Sechrist Learns About Dirty Bombs, Keeps Eye Out for Aliens

If you know Scott Sechrist, associate professor and director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program, you won't be surprised to learn he recently spent some time near the infamous Area 51 military base in the Nevada desert. (Full Story)


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President John Broderick delivered an official welcome to first-year Naval ROTC students Wednesday, and answered questions during a Q&A session, as part of his annual outreach efforts at the start of the semester. He is scheduled to meet with Army ROTC students Sept. 20.

Section Heading: Events

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

Friday, Sept. 16

CSA @ ODU subscription deadline for fall season. 3-6948. $

Sunday, Sept. 18

Town-N-Gown membership social, 3-5 p.m., ODU Rowing Center. RSVP to 464-2885 or

Tuesday, Sept. 20

2nd annual Global Family Cookout, open to the campus community, sponsored by Office of Intercultural Relations, 4-8 p.m., VIP circle lot, Webb Center. RSVP by Sept. 16 to

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

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