InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, February 13, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

Insurance Executive Speaking on Risks and Protection from Flooding

Lindene Patton, the chief climate product officer for Zurich Financial, will lead a multifaceted symposium at ODU on Feb. 20, including a public lecture: "Increased Flooding Risk, Adaptation and Insurance: Using Intelligent Tools to Maintain Quality of Community." (Full Story)

Classical Music Duo to Perform for Diehn Concert Series Feb. 20

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, who rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today, will open the spring edition of the Diehn Concert Series on Feb. 20. (Full Story)

ODU Graduate Will Be Guest Speaker for Womengineers Day

Kathy Bethany, a 1981 ODU graduate who helps the federal government oversee building costs around the world, will be the guest speaker for Womenengineers Day Saturday, Feb. 18. (Full Story)

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Proposals for Presenting at Faculty Summer Institute Due March 1 (Full Story)

Elizabeth River Project Recognizes ODU for Distinguished Performance (Full Story)

Free Tax Preparation Services Available to Qualified ODU Employees (Full Story)

Faculty/Staff Get in Free at First Baseball Game; $10 Season Pass on Sale Through Wednesday (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

ODU Alumni Among Those Interviewed for StoryCorps' National Teachers Initiative

ODU graduate Allison Graves was already a fan of NPR, so when she was among a select group of teachers invited to share their stories as educators with StoryCorps, she immediately got in touch with her friend Adrian Hayes to see if she would be her interview partner. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Zhang Appointed to Federal Health Care Review Panel (More)


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Rear Adm. Kevin Cook (center), deputy commander, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, discusses his service's interest in maritime education with ODU's Wayne Talley (left), director of the International Maritime, Ports and Logistics Institute, and Dick Whalen, director of military activities. President John Broderick also hosted retired Rear Adm. Wayne Justice, USCG, who accompanied Cook on his fact-finding visit last Thursday, which included presentations on the university's System of Systems Engineering, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise, and Vision Lab initiatives.

Section Heading: Events

Monday, Feb. 13

Jian Shen, VIMS, "Studies of Transport Processes and Change of Salinity Due to Sea Level Rise in the James River Estuary," 3:30 p.m. (reception at 3), 3200 Innovation Research Park I

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

"Social Dynamics Between Africans and African Americans," a dialogue and short film featuring interviews on campus, for Black History Month, moderated by Kideste Wilder-Bonner, ODU sociology and criminal justice department, 7 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Norfolk Chamber Consort, "A French Valentine," a musical program of sensual and erotic works, 7:30 p.m. (lecture at 7:15), Diehn Center, 622-4542 or 852-9072. $

Wed., Fri. & Sat., Feb. 15, 17, 18

Movie, "The Muppets," sponsored by the Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., 102 MGB. 3-4818

Thursday, Feb. 16

"<3 Your Heart: Small Changes for Big Heart Health," a workshop by Sherie Sheran, Aramark regional nutritionist and wellness coordinator, 5:15 p.m., Va. Beach Room, Webb Center

Sunday, Feb. 19

Lady Monarchs' 10th annual Hoops for a Cure game vs. VCU, supporting the local Susan G. Komen affiliate, 3 p.m., Constant Center (women's health fair at 2). For tickets, go to 3-4444. $

ODU Orchestra featuring John Toomey and the Virginia premiere of Ted Rosenthal's "Jazz Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra," 3 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-4061

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