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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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President Broderick Tapped to Receive ACPA's Contribution to Higher Education Award

President John Broderick has been selected to receive the American College Personnel Association's Contribution to Higher Education Award, one of the national organization's highest honors, at the ACPA 88th annual convention. (Full Story)

ODU Hosting Panel Discussion on 'Ethical and Social Aspects of Climate Change'

It's an issue where scientists have, largely, reached a consensus. Society at large, however, is not of uniform thought about the issue of climate change. ODU will host a panel discussion to consider certain aspects of this topic, "Hot Issues: The Ethical and Social Aspects of Climate Change," on March 29. (Full Story)

Harvard's Robert Putnam to Address 'How Religion Divides and Unites Us'

Political scientist and author Robert Putnam, called "the most influential academic in the world today" by the London Sunday Times, will give a talk on religion Thursday, March 29, for ODU Presents. (Full Story)

'Miss Representation' Documentary Among Women's History Month Offerings

The documentary "Miss Representation," which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and aired on OWN, will be screened during Women's History Month on March 26. (Full Story)

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Jennifer Fish to Speak on Community Engagement, Service Learning for Provost’s Conversations (Full Story)

Navy Exercise on Friday Has Potential for Traffic Congestion Near Campus (Full Story)

Lean Institute Sponsoring Shipbuilding, Repair and Maritime Career Day March 22 (Full Story)

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From Books ‘Mad Men’ to ‘Westerns,’ ODU’s Edgerton Goes Back in Time to Explore Popular Culture

With the fifth season of “Mad Men” debuting this week, Professor Gary Edgerton, author of a book about the groundbreaking show, was a guest Tuesday on the radio show “HearSay with Cathy Lewis.” (Full Story)

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ODU’s Van Lunen Among 2012 Class of NATA Fellows (More)

Doctoral Candidate in Education Chosen for Golden Key Scholarship (More)


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Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza, the speaker for Tuesday’s Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Lecture, is flanked by Marc and Connie Jacobson, whose philanthropic foundation sponsors the annual series. Ilibagiza is the author of “Left to Tell: A Story of Peace, Hope and Forgiveness,” a harrowing account of the terrifying 91 days she spent hidden with seven other starving women while nearly 1 million ethnic Tutsi people were being slaughtered during the genocide. Her talk, delivered before a packed room in Webb Center, was titled “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.”

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, March 22
Kent Carpenter, professor of biological sciences, “The Philippines: The Center of the World’s Marine Biodiversity,” 6 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library.

Thursday, March 22 to Saturday, March 24
“Idiots Karamazov,” 8 p.m. March 22-23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 24, University Theatre. 3-5305. $

Friday, March 23
Dylan Wittkower, assistant professor of philosophy, and Sarah Spangler, Ph.D. candidate in English, “Facebook and Dramauthentic Identity,” for the Humanities Institute College Colloquium series, 3 p.m., 9024 BAL. 3-3719

Tuesday, March 27
Blood drive, sponsored by the Medical Laboratory Sciences Student Association, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hampton Room, Webb Center. 3-3588

Feminist Activist Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Mall, Webb Center. 3-4109

Parking feedback forum, 12:30 p.m., Learning Commons Conference Room 1310, Perry Library. 3-4004

Wednesday, March 28
Annette Finley-Croswhite, professor of history, “Synagogues on the Streets of Paris: October 2-3, 1941 and the French mini-‘Kristallnacht,’” the College of Arts and Letters Spring 2012 Senior Scholar Lecture, 4 p.m. (3:30 reception), 9024 BAL. 3-3925

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