InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Novelist David Poyer Is Guest Speaker for Friends of the ODU Libraries Author Dinner

Retired naval officer and bestselling author David Poyer will be guest speaker for the 18th annual Friends of the ODU Libraries Author Dinner on April 13. (Full Story)

ODU Hosting National Benthic Ecology Meeting and Film Festival

ODU will host the 41st annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, one of the largest scientific meetings for marine biologists in the United States, March 21-24. It is expected to draw between 600 and 700 scientists and students. (Full Story)

25th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Set for March 17

Fifty-six young pianists will compete for prizes of more than $5,500 in the 25th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Saturday, March 17. (Full Story)

Local Leaders Hear Latest Research at ODU-Sponsored Real Estate Market Review and Forecast

The local real estate market, while not booming, is showing noticeable improvement across all sectors. Thatís the consensus of industry and academic researchers who presented their findings at the Hampton Roads Real Estate Market Review & Forecast. (Full Story)

Popular Women's Film Festival 'Lunafest' Returns to Campus March 19

Lunafest, the national fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues and highlighting women filmmakers, comes to campus March 19 during ODU's Women's History Month celebration. (Full Story)

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New Textbook by Andreas Tolk Addresses Challenges of Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulation (Full Story)

Facebook Is Topic for Discussion at Inaugural College Colloquium on March 23 (Full Story)

Former Engineering Faculty Member James Hendry Dies (Full Story)

Discount Tickets Offered to Faculty, Staff for Women's NCAA Games at the Ted (Full Story)

ODU Cagers Will Host Second-Round CIT Game at Scope Saturday (Full Story)

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Yetiv Commentaries Stir Debate About U.S. Leadership

Steve Yetiv, University Professor of political science, has started work on his seventh book, and the public can get an idea of what the new one will be about by reading the two commentaries he has published in the past week in The Christian Science Monitor. (Full Story)

Monarch Dining Promotes Healthy Choices During National Nutrition Month

Students, staff and faculty who want to eat greasy junk food in peace - beware! March is National Nutrition Month, and Monarch Dining Services/Aramark has joined with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to recognize this year's National Nutrition Month theme, "Get your plate in shape." (Full Story)

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Socha, Waters Selected to Receive NACADA Region 2 Advising Awards (More)


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Rhonda Harris, ODU's new police chief, was sworn in on Monday. Joining her at the ceremony were David Harnage (left), chief operating officer, and Marc Jacobson of the Board of Visitors. A reception to welcome Harris will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Hampton/Newport News Room of Webb Center. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by March 16 to or 3-3116.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, March 15
Imtiaz Habib, professor of English, "'I Am Not as Others Are': Towards a Critical Poetics of Reading the Early Modern English Black Voice in the Archives," focusing on a transcription of an African woman\'s confessional conversation with a female Baptist spiritualist in late Stuart London, for the Literature Faculty Forum, 12:30 p.m., 9002 BAL

Author, social critic and political activist Naomi Wolf, keynote address for Women's History Month, "What's Next for Feminism, and Why Should I Care?" 7 p.m. North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Thursday, March 15 to Saturday, March 24
University Theatre production of "Idiots Karamazov," 8 p.m. March 15-17 and 22-23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 24, University Theatre. 3-5305. $

Monday, March 19
Lunafest, national film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women\'s issues and highlighting women filmmakers, 6:30 p.m. (reception and raffle), 7 p.m. (films), University Theatre. $

Diehn Concert, featuring pianist Andrew Willis, 8 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-5305. $

Tuesday, March 20
Maura Hametz, associate professor of history, "Sissi in Liberty Square: Nostalgia, Memory and Politics of the Habsburg Empress in Contemporary Italy," for the International Literary and Cultural Studies Research Forum, 12:30 p.m., 9024 BAL

Faculty Senate meeting, 3 p.m., Portsmouth/Va. Beach Room, Webb Center

Immacule Ilibagiza, Rwandan genocide survivor and author of "Left to Tell," the Marc and Connie Jacobson Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Lecture, 7:30 pm., North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Wednesday, March 21
Tour of the Monarch Theatre for the Association of University Administrators, hosted by Katherine Hammond, director of theatre, noon. RSVP by March 19:

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