InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, March 5, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

ODU Computer Scientist Gets Major NSF Grant for Brain Circuitry Analysis

Shuiwang Ji, an assistant professor of computer science, leads a team of researchers that have won grants totaling almost $600,000 from the NSF to explore a new, comprehensive way to map the intricate workings of the mammalian brain. (Full Story)

More Than 135 Teams Slated to Compete in Great Computer Challenge

For the 27th straight year, teams of students from schools across Hampton Roads will come to ODU to test their computer skills in a pressure-packed, daylong competition known as the Great Computer Challenge. (Full Story)

Reception to Introduce New Police Chief Set for March 22

ODU will hold a reception to introduce Rhonda Harris, the university's new police chief, on Thursday, March 22. The reception is open to the campus community; reservations are due by March 16. (Full Story)

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New DOE Grant Supports Marsillac's Energy Research on Solar Cells (Full Story)

Libraries, Webb Center, Monarch Dining, Bookstore List Spring Break Hours (Full Story)

Registration Opens for Monarch Kids Cub Run (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Bazemore Repeats as CAA Defensive Player of the Year (More)

ODU Ties School Record with Six Wrestlers Qualifying for NCAA Tournament (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

A delegation from the U.S. Coast Guard visited ODU's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center on Feb. 24. Pictured (from left) are: ODU Vice President for Research Mohammad Karim, Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, retired Rear Adm. Wayne Justice, VMASC executive director John Sokolowski and Roland Mielke, professor and chair of ODU's Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering. After a presentation by Sokolowski, focusing on VMASC's work in the fields of transportation and homeland security, the delegation viewed demonstrations of ODU's research and education efforts in modeling, simulation and visualization engineering.

Section Heading: Events

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

Saturday, March 10

Tidewater Science Fair, Webb Center. 3-5759

Through April 8

"Spectrum: Senior Exhibition 2012," showcasing the work of graduating seniors from the art department, Gordon Art Galleries. 3-6721

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