InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

ODU Model UN Society Hosting 35th Annual High School Conference

More than 1,000 students from 53 schools have registered for this month's ODU Model UN Society high school conference, the largest in many years. (Full Story)

Seven Chosen to Present at Graduate Student Research Forum

Seven students have been selected to represent ODU at the 7th Annual Virginia Council of Graduate Schools' Graduate Student Research Forum. It will be held at the University of Virginia Feb. 16. (Full Story)

Civil Rights Icon Speaks Out Against Prejudice

Ruby Bridges, the first African American child to integrate an all-white public elementary school in the South, shared her inspiring story Monday night to kick off ODU's celebration of Black History Month. (Full Story)

Darden College Initiatives to Receive Recognition at AACTE Meeting

The Darden College of Education will receive recognition on at least two fronts later this month at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education annual meeting in Chicago. (Full Story)

Town-N-Gown Accepting Requests for Annual Grant Program

Town-N-Gown is accepting requests from the campus community for its annual grant award, valued at up to $5,000. The application deadline is April 15. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Open House Set for Learning Commons, Student Success Center (Full Story)

New Police Officers Sworn in; New Chief Arrives Feb. 13 (Full Story)

Writer in Residence Wells Tower to Give Craft Talk, Reading (Full Story)

ODU's In Support of Children Group Hosting Seventh Annual Vigil Feb. 15 (Full Story)

Students to Present Workshop for Region's Recreation Professionals (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

New Species of Plant Named for ODU's Motley

A new species of plant in the coffee family has been named in honor of botanist Timothy Motley. The plant that will now be known as Chiococca motleyana had been classified during the 19th century as the only member of the genus Asemnantha. (Full Story)

DOVE Project Enters Partnership to Create Traveling Exhibit on School Desegregation

A project hosted at the University Libraries, DOVE (Desegregation of Virginia Education), has joined a partnership to collect stories and historic documents detailing Virginia's historic journey toward the desegregation of its public schools. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

ODU Grad Leland Grant Hits It Big on NBC's 'The Voice' (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Eric Anderson from GlobaLinks, a study abroad program partner of ODU, talks with a student at the Office of International Programs' Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Feb. 9

Gail Dickinson, associate professor of teaching and learning, "Using Social Networking to Engage Students in Online Instruction" for the Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning, 12:30 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library

Friday, Feb. 10

Beth Ann Dickie, "Working with Students with Disabilities: What Can and Should You Do?" a program for graduate students and faculty discussing resources available at ODU and featuring a panel discussion of how faculty accommodate students with disabilities in their classes, noon, James/Lynnhaven River Room, Webb Center

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

Admissions Open House, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Webb Center.

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

Monday, Feb. 13

"Crimes and Misdemeanors" for the "Intergenerational Relationships in Modern Cinema" film series, 5-7:30 p.m., 244 Va. Beach Center

Lecture by former NBA basketball player and former drug addict Chris Herren, 7 p.m., Big Blue Room, Constant Center. 3-3132

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