InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, October 6, 2011

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ODU Regional Studies Institute Releases 12th Annual State of the Region Report

ODU's 12th annual State of the Region report, released Tuesday, examines a wide array of Hampton Roads issues, ranging from the state of the economy to transportation needs. (Full Story)

Darby Is Tracing Climate Cycles with Help of $1.2 Million Microprobe

The electron probe microanalyzer that anchors its own compact lab on campus looks something like a photocopier, and anyone other than a scientist might underestimate what it can do. For Dennis Darby, the instrument has opened new research vistas. (Full Story)

HACE Sponsoring Free Dessert Social and Membership Drive Oct. 12

The Hourly and Classified Employees Association invites all staff members to a dessert social from 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Virginia Rice Webb Room of Webb Center. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Proposals Sought for Faculty Innovator Grants (Full Story)

Younkin to Speak on "Motivating Students: The Faculty's Role as Advisor" for Provost's Series (Full Story)

Billy Collins, Other Writers Still on Tap for Literary Festival (Full Story)

ODU Hosting Kickoff Today for Community Blueprint, an Initiative Supporting Vets and Service Members (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Staff, Faculty Members Featured in WebMD Videos on Diabetes

Two of Sheri Colberg-Ochs' star "pupils" are currently featured in videos on WebMD's website that promote the merits of exercise in managing type 2 diabetes. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Former ODU Pitchers Verlander and Hudson Lead Teams to MLB Playoffs (More)


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ODU poet, administrator and faculty member Renée Olander gives a Literary Festival poetry reading Tuesday to a packed room at the Gordon Art Galleries. Olander's poems, essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in many publications. "A Few Spells," a chapbook collection of her poems, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Oct. 6
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, for the Literary Festival and President's Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., Webb Center

Fri. to Sun., Oct. 7-9

Sesame Street Live, "Elmo Makes Music," 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 7; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 8; 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9; Constant Center. $

Sat. to Tues., Oct. 8-11

Fall break for faculty and students – no classes

Wednesday, Oct. 12

HACE dessert social and membership drive, 12:30-2 p.m., Virginia Rice Webb Room, Webb Center. 3-3925

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