InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, February 27, 2012

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Kate Broderick to Receive Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Humanitarian Award

Kate Broderick, faculty and community liaison with ODU's Office of Educational Accessibility, has been selected by the Tidewater chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities to receive a 2012 Humanitarian Award. (Full Story)

Faculty Can 'Connect with Colleagues' at New CLT Lecture/Discussion Series

Ivan Ash, assistant professor of psychology, will give the inaugural lecture in a new Center for Learning and Teaching series, "Connect with Colleagues," on Thursday, March 1. (Full Story)

Study Points to Extinction Threats in Pacific Zones

Twelve percent of marine species surveyed in the Gulf of California, the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica and the five offshore oceanic islands and archipelagos in the tropical eastern Pacific are threatened with extinction, according to a study by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and its partners, including the Global Marine Species Assessment program headquartered at ODU. (Full Story)

ODU Offers Dedicated Housing for LGBTQ Community Next Fall

For the first time, in September 2012, there will be housing at Old Dominion dedicated to the university's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and supporters. (Full Story)

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Opening Reception for Senior Art Exhibit Is March 2 (Full Story)

CCPO Seminar Addresses Infection in Blue Crabs (Full Story)

Bookstore Sponsors Annual 'Cat in the Hat' Celebration March 3 (Full Story)

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How's This for 'Linsanity': Jeremy Lin's Parents Met as Students at ODU

The story of Jeremy Lin's sudden emergence as an NBA star has become a worldwide sensation. The 23-year-old point guard and Harvard graduate has led the Knicks on a race for the playoffs, while serving as an inspiration as the first Asian American to play in the league. (Full Story)

Student Volunteers Pack Up Leftover Food from Campus Events for Delivery to Union Mission

On Saturday at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, the ODU men's basketball team played conference-leading Drexel on Senior Day. However, a different "team" arrived at the Ted after the game, quietly carrying out its game plan of making a difference in the community. (Full Story)

Rowing Club Students Sign Up for National Bike & Build Program

Emily Uperti was in summer school last year, and found the online correspondence from fellow ODU Rowing Club member Jacob Richardson distracting. An economics and finance major, he was participating in Bike & Build, a national program where volunteers bicycle across the U.S., stopping along the way to help out with affordable-housing construction. (Full Story)

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Athletic Department's Jackie Barrow Named Employee of the Month (More)


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HACE President Kathy Pim talks with Alan Rogers, right, during the organization's coffee social for current and prospective members on Feb. 23. At left is Phil Hazell.

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Monday, Feb. 27

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

ODU Brass Choir, "American Civil War Sensations," featuring popular American music from the Civil War era arranged for brass instruments by musicians of the day, alongside modern music that looks back at the era, 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Imke Meyer, Helen Hermann Professor of German, Bryn Mawr College, "Labor Pains: Franz Kafka's 'Hunger Artist' and the Protestant Work Ethic" for the International Literacy and Cultural Studies Research Forum, 12:30 p.m., Burgess Room, BAL.

LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Network meeting, 12:30 p.m., 2026 Student Success Center

Faculty recital, featuring Mike Hall, euphonium, and Oksana Lutsyshyn and John Toomey, piano, 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-4061

Thursday, March 1

Ivan Ash, assistant professor of psychology, "A Few Things Educators Should Know About Attention, Comprehension and Memory" for CLT's "Connect with Colleagues" series, 12:30 p.m., Learning Commons Conference Room, Perry Library

ODU Interfaith Forum, "Out of Many, We Build One," a student panel presentation and interactive discussion, 7:30 p.m., H/NN Room, Webb Center. 3-4406

Randy Cohen, Emmy Award-winning writer and New York Times columnist, a talk on ethics, "How to Be Good," followed by a signing of his book "The Good, the Bad & the Difference: How to Tell Right from Wrong in Everyday Situations," 8 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center

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