InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

ODU Survey Finds Local Residents Satisfied with Their Lives, but Concerned About Region's Decline

While local residents are satisfied with their own lives, they perceive an overall decline in the quality of life in Hampton Roads, according to a recent study conducted by ODU's Social Science Research Center. (Full Story)

Yetiv's New Book Explores Connections Among Oil, Globalization and Terrorism

"The Petroleum Triangle," a new book by Steve Yetiv, tells the interconnected story of oil, globalization and terrorism. It is published by Cornell University Press. (Full Story)

Employee of the Month Award Presented to Cindy Gall

Cindy Gall, ODU's Employee of the Month for September, is described by her supervisor as "a model employee who serves as a superior, highly visible representative of the university." (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

ODU's Renée Olander to Give Lit Festival Poetry Reading Oct. 4 (Full Story)

Joyce Hoffmann to Speak on News Coverage of Science (Full Story)

Two ODU Doctoral Students Win Jefferson Lab Fellowships (Full Story)

Study Abroad Fair Set for Oct. 4 in Webb Center (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

ODU Prof, Colleagues Awarded Grant to Study Physicians' Abilities to Perform Secondary Tasks During Surgery

Thanks to medical dramas on TV, we all have the image of the busy surgical theater at a hospital. A doctor works seamlessly with several nurses, performing a difficult medical procedure while simultaneously keeping an eye on medical monitoring devices. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

ODU Faculty Members Are Winners of Governor's Technology Awards (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 ...

These boys were among a group of young and old who lined up to touch a moon rock at Pretlow Planetarium during ODU's NASA Night. The Sept. 24 program also featured a the talk by Ann Martin from NASA Langley Research Center, a viewing of the university's OmniGlobe, a movie, and a display that included a space shuttle heat tile and meteorite specimens.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Sept. 29

Theatre performance by the ensemble Tres Vidas, celebrating the life of three legendary Latino and South American, 6 p.m., Diehn Center

Fri., Sept. 30 to Sun., Oct. 2

Monarch Family Weekend, sponsored by Student Affairs, 3-3446

Monday, Oct. 3

Diehn Concert, "The Music of Paul Bowles," Andrey Kasparov with the Norfolk Chamber Consort, 8 p.m. (includes preconcert lecture by Christopher Sawer-Laucanno at 7:30 p.m.), Diehn Center. 3-5305. $

Tuesday, Oct. 4
Study Abroad Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., North Mall, Webb Center. 3-6943

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