InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

MLK Speaker Geoffrey Canada Calls for Innovation in Education Reform

ODU's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday evening began an award presentation to philanthropist Jane Batten, followed by a rousing keynote address by Harlem Children's Zone president Geoffrey Canada. (Full Story)

New Member Joins Economic Forecasting Team; Outlook Conference Set for Jan. 25

The team of ODU researchers responsible for producing regional and national economic forecasts for the annual Economic Outlook Conference, which is scheduled for Jan. 25, has a new faculty member. (Full Story)

ODU Theatre Production of 'Scapino' Opens Jan. 19 at New Monarch Theatre

"Scapino," a production of the Old Dominion University Theatre, opens Thursday, Jan. 19, in the new Monarch Theatre. (Full Story)

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Mathematician Bogacki Is Next Speaker for Provost's 'Conversations' Series (Full Story)

Women's Caucus Hosting Speed Networking Event on Jan. 25 (Full Story)

New Edition of Barely South Review Now Online (Full Story)

M.F.A. Program, Barely South Review Sponsor Girault Literary Prize (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Prankster Video Lands ODU Students on 'The Tonight Show'

Colin Howe, a senior at Old Dominion, posted a video on YouTube three years ago of a prank he played on a fellow student, and it has been gaining him fame ever since. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents Dreamer Award to ODU's Hailstork (More)

Bud Metheny Award Will Go to '84 Grad Tim Druzgala (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Geoffrey Canada and Jane Batten, pictured here with President John Broderick, talked informally with members of the campus and local communities at a reception prior to the university's MLK program Tuesday evening.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Jan. 19

Opening of "Scapino," an ODU Theatre production, 8 p.m., Monarch Theatre. Other 8 p.m. performances are Jan. 20-21, 26-28 and Feb. 2-4, plus 2 p.m. shows on Jan. 21 and Feb. 4. 3-5305. $

Monday, Jan. 23

"Deaf Proverbs," faculty development workshop facilitated by Ken Glickman, Rectors' Room, Webb Center

"DEAFology 101," a comedy show about Deaf culture by Ken Glickman, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. show, Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center. RSVP to

Tuesday, Jan. 24

"Language in the Academy: Deconstructing the Language of Disability in the Deaf and Blind Communities," a Faculty Voice Brown Bag Lecture by David Thomas, ODU Ph.D. candidate, Intercultural Center (2114 Webb Center)

Wednesday, Jan. 25

"Speed Networking: Making Contacts Across Campus in an Instant," sponsored by the University Women's Caucus, noon to 1 p.m., River Rooms, Webb Center. RSVP to

Thursday, Jan. 26

Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning, featuring Przemyslaw Bogacki, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, "Using Prerequisite Diagnostic Assessment and Tutorials," 12:30 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library

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