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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

Harlem Children's Zone CEO Is Speaker for MLK Day Observance

Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, will be the keynote speaker for ODU's 28th annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Tuesday. (Full Story)

Jane Batten Selected to Receive Hugo Owens MLK Memorial Award

Local philanthropist Jane Batten will receive ODU's Hugo Owens MLK Memorial Award at this year's 28th observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Full Story)

ODU Nursing School Gets Top 10 Rankings in U.S. News Survey of Online Graduate Programs

The School of Nursing's online graduate program earned No. 2 and No. 10 spots in the first-ever compilation of Top Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report. (Full Story)

Legendary Field Hockey Coach Beth Anders Announces Her Retirement

After 29 seasons at the helm of the ODU field hockey program and an NCAA-record nine national titles, Beth Anders announced her retirement Tuesday. She has the most career wins of any coach in the sport in NCAA history. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Broderick Elected Chair of Football Championship Subdivision Presidents Group (Full Story)

Photography Hobby Taking Off for Mathematician Adam (Full Story)

Faculty Workshop and Comedy Show 'DEAFology 101' on Tap for Jan. 23 (Full Story)

New Exhibitions Open Saturday at Gordon Art Galleries (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

What's It Like to Be on a Research Cruise Near the South Pole? ODU Bloggers Tell All

Stephanie Hathcock, a doctoral student in science education, is neither an oceanographer nor a marine scientist, the kinds of researchers you would expect to find aboard an ice breaker/research vessel traversing the rough and icy seas near Antarctica. (Full Story)

Faculty, Students on Antarctic Research Cruise Help Rescue Crew from Burning Fishing Vessel

A group of ODU researchers found themselves in the middle of a high-seas drama when their ship helped perform a rescue from a South Korean fishing vessel that caught fire near Antarctica the morning of Jan. 11. (Full Story)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

David Harnage, ODU's new chief operating officer, directs some informal remarks to his colleagues during the Association of University Administrators' Vice Presidents Panel Discussion on Wednesday. Sixty members of the campus community packed the meeting area of the Kornblau Alumni Center for the second annual event. Also pictured are (from left): September Sanderlin, acting vice president for human resources; Ellen Neufeldt, vice president for student engagement and enrollment services; and Carol Simpson, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Jan. 12

Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning, featuring Annette Finley-Croswhite, professor of history, "Understanding Chronology and Its Importance in Understanding Context," 12:30 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library

Saturday, Jan. 14

Opening reception for the exhibitions "Katie Hudnall: The Texture of Imperfection" (through Feb. 19) and "Issues of Style in Self-taught Art" (through Sept. 9), 7 p.m., Gordon Art Galleries

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Faculty Senate meeting, 3 p.m., Portsmouth/Virginia Beach Room, Webb Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance, featuring Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of Harlem Children's Zone, 5:30 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Health, Fitness and Volunteer Expo, featuring representatives Hampton Roads agencies discussing opportunities to serve, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Mall, Webb Center. 3-6948

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