InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, March 26, 2012

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World Cultures Take Center Stage at ODU International Festival April 1

Journey around the world, without even leaving Hampton Roads. On Sunday, April 1, ODU’s Office of Intercultural Programs will host its fourth annual International Festival at the Constant Center. (Full Story)

ODU to Host CAA Undergraduate Research Conference April 13-15

For 10 years, schools that comprise the CAA have combined their talents in the Colonial Academic Alliance, which aims to enhance academic quality and opportunities in its member schools. This spring, the organization’s Undergraduate Research Conference will be held at ODU. (Full Story)

Strength Training Expert to Speak on ‘The Strength of Women’ for Warren Stewart Lecture

Jan Todd, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin who once was known as the strongest woman in the world, will give the fourth annual Warren Stewart Lecture at ODU on April 5. (Full Story)

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Seven Faculty Members Get Proposal Preparation Aid (Full Story)

Noor Article Makes Case for More Immersive and Interactive Workforce Development (Full Story)

‘Miss Representation’ Film, Feminist Activist Fair Among Remaining Women’s History Month Events (Full Story)

OIP, Alumni Association Hosting Graduation Reception for International Students (Full Story)

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ODU Students Lead Successful Workshop for Area Recreation Professionals

Students from ODU’s Recreation and Tourism Studies program led a successful workshop for 70 area recreation professionals March 16 at the Lamberts Point Community Center. (Full Story)

Spring Fever: A Photo Essay

Taking advantage of the sunny skies and warm temperatures last Thursday and Friday, students could be seen on and around Kaufman Mall during lunchtime, playing games, working on class assignments and just enjoying the spring weather. (Full Story)


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Ken Blow, director of the Office of Risk Management, talks with ODU’s new police chief, Rhonda Harris, at a welcome reception for her on March 22.

Section Heading: Events

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

Wed., Fri. & Sat., March 28, 30, 31
Movie, “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” sponsored by the Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., 102 MGB. 3-4818

Thursday, March 29
Jennifer Fish, chair of women’s studies, “Encouraging Community Engagement and Service Learning” for the Provost’s Conversations on Teaching and Learning, 12:30 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library. 3-4252

Robert Putnam, Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard, “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” for ODU Presents, 7 p.m., Big Blue Room, Constant Center. 3-3116

Panel discussion, “Hot Issues: The Ethical and Social Aspects of Climate Change,” 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center

Friday, March 30
Nominations due for HACE Staff Member and Rookie Staff Member of the Year awards.

Sunday, April 1
ODU International Festival, noon to 5 p.m., Constant Center. 3-4406

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