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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

Sustainable Living Fair Returns to Webb Center This Weekend

Last year's keynote speaker is returning for ODU's annual Sustainable Living Fair this weekend in Webb Center, and he's bringing his own film. (Full Story)

VMASC Researchers Developing 100-Year Sea Level Rise Decision Model

According to scientific projections, global seas are projected to rise noticeably in the next 100 years as the climate warms and polar ice caps melt. (Full Story)

Saturday Science Series Looks at Lasers and Very Cold Atoms

Ever seen one of those videos in which the beam from an improvised laser burns a hole in wood or metal? You might be surprised to know that laser light can also make a target turn very cold. This is the fascinating subject to be explored in the Saturday Morning Science Series. (Full Story)

Middle School Students to Take Part in Design Contest at Engineering Open House

Middle schools in Newport News have taken seriously Gov. Bob McDonnell's push for more applied science education in the earlier grades, and changed their curriculum to incorporate more engineering design. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

'Improving the Graduation Rates of Students of Color' Is Topic for BHM Lecture (Full Story)

Iraq Veteran Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' to Speak Feb. 23 (Full Story)

Al-Hazza to Address 'Developing Rapport with Students' for Provost's Conversations Series (Full Story)

HACE Hosting Coffee Social Feb. 23 for Current and Prospective Members (Full Story)

Reservations Due Feb. 21 for Friends of Women's Studies Dinner (Full Story)

ODU Selected as Regional Site for 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tourney (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

ODU Delivers First of Sophisticated Detector Components to JLab

A couple of years from now, when the $310 million energy upgrade at the Jefferson Lab is completed and atom smashing experiments begin to probe deeper into the building blocks of matter, physicists at ODU will look back on Feb. 13, 2012, as a red-letter day. (Full Story)

Major Conference Showcases Health Care Modeling and Simulation at ODU

ODU's growing research emphasis on health care modeling and simulation, and the university's successful collaborations in this field with EVMS, were evident at the 12th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare last month. (Full Story)

School of Dental Hygiene Gives Children Much to Smile About

ODU's School of Dental Hygiene and the Tidewater Dental Association partnered on Feb. 11 to provide preventive dental services and examinations to locally underserved children as part of the Give Kids a Smile initiative. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Media Room at the Ted Named for Old Dominion SID Carol Hudson (More)

Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Achievement (More)

SCHEV Award Winner, Naval ROTC Heroes Honored (More)


Published by the Office of University Relations, InsideODU is sent to faculty and staff on Monday and Thursday during the fall and spring semesters. It is distributed once a week, on Thursday, during the summer.

Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Angelica Cordero, a junior fashion major from Virginia Beach, collects some of the more than 50 heart-shaped pillows made by members of her sorority, Alpha Phi, and other volunteers on Valentine's Day. For a $1 donation, visitors to the sorority's table in Webb Center could stuff, and even help sew, the red and pink cloth pillows. They are being given to open-heart surgery patients at Sentara Norfolk General to help with the healing process.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Feb. 16

Alicia DeFonzo, instructor of English, "Banned Books: What You Weren't Allowed to Read in High School" for the Last Lecture Series, 12:30 p.m., 1311 Learning Commons, Perry Library

"<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

Saturday, Feb. 18

Charles Sukenik, professor of physics, "Making Cold Atoms and Molecules with Laser Light" for the Saturday Morning Science Series, 10:30 a.m., 200 Oceanography and Physics Bldg.

Sunday, Feb. 19

Lady Monarchs' Hoops for a Cure game vs. VCU, supporting the local Komen affiliate, 3 p.m., Constant Center (women's health fair at 2). For tickets, go to www.coxtix.com. 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

Monday, Feb. 20

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

Diehn Concert, featuring classical musicians David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano, 8 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-5305. $

Tuesday, Feb. 21

International Café: "The African Diaspora of England," a talk by Victoria Time, sociology and criminal justice dept., 12:30 p.m., 2114 Intercultural Center, Webb Center

Parking Services feedback meeting, 12:30 p.m., Rooms 310 and 311, Perry Library

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