InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, February 6, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

Sophisticated Spectrometer Moving from Arizona to ODU

One of the world's most colorful solar instruments is moving cross-country for a new life dissecting the chemistry of comets, planets and stars. Its new home will be ODU, where it will be used under the direction of chemistry department chair Peter Bernath. (Full Story)

Office of Research Awards Summer Research Grants

Old Dominion's Office of Research has awarded 2012 summer research grants totaling nearly $165,000 to 18 projects proposed by 22 ODU faculty members. (Full Story)

Plans Call for Expanding New Bike Share Program on Campus Next Fall

Starting next fall, the university will have a fleet of 35-50 bicycles available for use by members of the campus community through a new bike share program known as Bike ODU. (Full Story)

Undergraduate Research Symposium Set for Feb. 11

ODU's Undergraduate Research Symposium, featuring poster presentations, oral presentations and exhibits by students from a wide range of academic disciplines, will be held Feb. 11 in Perry Library. (Full Story)

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Former NBA Player, Recovered Drug Addict Chris Herren to Speak Feb. 13 (Full Story)

Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges Speaking Tonight for Black History Month (Full Story)

AUA Wine & Chocolate Tasting Planned for Feb. 15 (Full Story)

Norfolk Chamber Consort Offers 'A French Valentine' (Full Story)

Tickets on Sale for Women's Center Production of 'The Vagina Monologues' (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

NROTC Students Help Rescue Woman and Child from Burning Car

How has your ride home from work or school been lately? Two Naval ROTC students at ODU had a more adventurous trip than most on a recent commute home, helping rescue a woman and her young son from a burning vehicle on Interstate 264 in Norfolk. (Full Story)

A Dirty Job, but Somebody Had to Do It: Students Pitch in for Waste Audit

Harvey Logan was heartened by the response to his call for volunteers to help with a waste audit last Thursday. Approximately 50 students showed up to sort through every scrap of trash from the Powhatan Apartments I and II dumpsters. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Business College Researchers Cited for Record of Publication in Top Real Estate Journals (More)

ODU Receives University Transportation Centers Program Grant as Part of Consortium (More)


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Kathleen Levingston, Dick Whalen and Capt. David Culler, executive officer of Naval Station Norfolk, chat Thursday prior to a Military Child Education Coalition Transition Counselor Institute session co-sponsored by TEAMS (Teaching, Education and Awareness for Military-connected Students) from the Darden College of Education. Levingston, assistant professor of counseling and human services, is a leader of the TEAMS initiative, which promotes the interests of military-connected students and their families. Culler and Whalen, ODU's director of military activities, spoke at the start of the session for area guidance counselors.

Section Heading: Events

Monday, Feb. 6

Ruby Bridges, the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South, keynote lecture for Black History Month, 7 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Tuesday, Feb. 7

"Learning Commons Services and Technologies for Faculty": Discover all the resources and services you and your students can use in the Learning Commons, 10-11 a.m. 3-4183

College Majors Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library. 3-4805

Study Abroad Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., North Mall, Webb Center. 3-4419

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Master class with Ronald Barron, retired principal trombone, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 2-5 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-4061

Fri. to Sun., Feb. 10-12

"Vagina Monologues," a Women's Center production, 8 p.m. Feb. 10-11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12, Diehn Center. 3-4109. $

Saturday, Feb. 11

Undergraduate Research Symposium, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library. Attendees should register at
. 3-3531

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