InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Naomi Wolf to Give Keynote for Women's History Month: 'What's Next for Feminism?'

Author, social critic and political activist Naomi Wolf, the keynote speaker for Women's History Month at ODU, will give a talk on "What's Next for Feminism, and Why Should I Care?" March 15. (Full Story)

Blue Crab Bowl Competition This Weekend at ODU

The Blue Crab Bowl, the Virginia regional qualifying competition for the National Ocean Science Bowl, will be held at ODU March 2 and 3. Sixteen teams from 12 high schools will be tested on their knowledge of ocean-related subjects. (Full Story)

ODU Appoints New Director of Patents and Licensing

Mohammad Karim, ODU vice president for research, has announced the appointment of Brent Edington as director of patents and licensing, effective Feb. 27. (Full Story)

Campus Community Campaign Kicks Off March 12

ODU's Campus Community Campaign for 2012 will kick off March 12 and run through May 4. This year's theme is: "Your leadership. Your gift. Your inspiration." (Full Story)

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ODU Holds Open House at New Distance Learning Site in Richmond (Full Story)

Feedback Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Parking Changes (Full Story)

ODU Opens Action in CAA Tourney on Saturday (Full Story)

Baseball Games to Air on Star 1310 AM (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Health Sciences Senior Invited to Present Research at 'Posters on the Hill'

Devon Taylor, a senior in the College of Health Sciences, is one of 74 undergraduates nationwide to be invited to present research at the 2012 "Posters on the Hill" event in Washington, D.C. (Full Story)

Seibles Reads from New Poetry Collection as Guest of Florida Literary Arts Coalition

ODU's Tim Seibles recently returned from a whirlwind tour of Florida colleges and universities, reading from his new collection of poems, "Fast Animal." He was invited as the quarterly guest of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition's Writer's Circuit. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Dental Hygiene School Recognized as a 2012 'Health Care Hero' (More)


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Marcelo Siles, ODU's new executive director of international programs, talks with well-wishers at a reception for him in Dragas Hall last Friday. Siles, who joined the university Feb. 6, previously served as executive director and dean of international programs at Northern Michigan University. Provost Carol Simpson said Siles places a strong emphasis on linking international programs with academic programs.

Section Heading: Events

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

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

Friday, March 2

Opening reception for "Spectrum: Senior Exhibition 2012," 7-9 p.m., Gordon Art Galleries (exhibit continues through April 8)

Saturday, March 3

"Cat in the Hat" celebration, 10 a.m. to noon, University Village Bookstore

Monday – Saturday, March 5-10

Spring break for faculty and students

Tuesday, March 6

Parking Services feedback meeting, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Learning Commons Conference Room, Perry Library

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