InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, September 19, 2011

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Board Approves ODU's Six-year Plan in Response to State's 'Top Jobs' Legislation

The Board of Visitors on Sept. 15 approved a six-year plan for the university that addresses initiatives from the commonwealth's "Preparing for the Top Jobs of the 21st Century: The Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011." (Full Story)

Talk on Preservation of USS Monitor Turret Will Kick Off Science Lecture Series

The College of Sciences will launch a Saturday Morning Science Series this month with a presentation by physicist Desmond Cook about ongoing efforts to preserve the turret of the ironclad USS Monitor. (Full Story)

NASA Night at ODU to Feature Talk, Planetarium Movie and Moon Rock Specimen

ODU will host NASA Night on Sept. 24 to help promote the space agency's "Driven to Explore" initiative. The events include a keynote talk by Ann Martin, a postdoctoral fellow at NASA Langley Research Center, and a viewing of an Apollo 17 moon rock specimen. (Full Story)

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Porter's New Book Explores Dangerous Driving (Full Story)

Women's Caucus to Host Welcome Back Luncheon Sept. 28 (Full Story)

'Mary Anning: Girl Fossil Hunter' Opens Sept. 22 at University Theatre (Full Story)

Sentara Healthcare CFO to Deliver Landmark Executive-in-Residence Address Tuesday (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Student's Green Vehicle Invention Featured in Washington Post Story

Nick Turner is the kind of guy who's always been into building things. It started with Lego. Even today, the 21-year-old Old Dominion engineering student is happiest when he's making things with his hands. (Full Story)

ODU Students Produce Documentary About 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Project

Earlier this year, the popular ABC television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" breezed into Hampton Roads, moving a family of eight into a house built especially for them in Virginia Beach. (Full Story)


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C.J. Butler, senior lecturer of communication disorders and special education, leads the first discussion of the semester in the Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning series. His talk, "Inspiring Learning," was held Thursday at the Learning Commons. For the fall series schedule visit

Section Heading: Events

Tuesday, Sept. 20

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

Tues. & Wed., Sept. 20 & 21

2011 Global Leadership Forum, "Religious Engagement in the 21st Century: Implications for Allies and Global Security," co-hosted by ODU and the Institute for Global Engagement. 3-5759

Wed., Fri. & Sat., Sept. 21, 23 & 24

Movie, "Hangover 2," sponsored by Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., 102 MGB. 3-4818

Thursday, Sept. 22

Book signing by local social activist Early Jackson, author of "Groomed for Greatness: 31 Days to an Empowered Life," noon, Univ. Village Bookstore. 683-0048

Tuesday, Sept. 27

"ODU Presents" lecture series, featuring Professor Jon Nussbaum, Penn State, "Communication Changes Across the Life Span," 7:30 p.m., Constant Center

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