InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

Wild World of Fungi Is Topic of Natural History Lecture

To most people, the fungi kingdom consists of mushrooms and molds. But the speaker in this year's Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Lecture will introduce his audience to a wide array of fungi that are very, very different. (Full Story)

Delegation from Chinese Hospital Seeks to Expand Collaboration with ODU’s Reidy Center

ODU recently hosted a delegation of four physicians/surgeons/scientists from Hangzhou, China, which included a former graduate student and postdoctoral fellow. (Full Story)

Reservations Due April 6 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)

TVA Officials to Lead Seminar on Huge Coal Ash Spill

Two members of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Ash Recovery Project will lead a special seminar at ODU on April 3. (Full Story)

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Interfaith Celebration Will Feature Music, Poetry, Chants (Full Story)

Campus Community Invited to Join ‘Heart Walk’ April 5 (Full Story)

Blake Bailey to Give Reading at Bookstore April 2 (Full Story)

International Festival Brings the World to ODU on Sunday (Full Story)

Registration Open for Monarch Kids Cub Run (Full Story)

ODU Young Alumni and Student-Athletes to Host ODU Day at Local Elementary School (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Ph.D. Graduate Picked to Lead Gordon Geobiology Seminar

Dina Bower, a research scientist with the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., who received her Ph.D. from ODU, has been named chair of the Gordon Research Conference Geobiology Seminar for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows. (Full Story)

Area Students, Teachers Descend on ODU for Shipbuilding, Repair and Maritime Career Day

An estimated 800 K-12 students, 100 teachers and 150 industry personnel visited the Constant Center March 22 for the ODU Lean Institute’s fifth annual Shipbuilding, Repair and Maritime Career Day. (Full Story)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Nancy Wade (right), a former longtime faculty member of the biological sciences department, wishes Professor Janis Sanchez-Hucles well at her retirement celebration on March 23. Sanchez-Hucles, who retired Jan. 1, had taught psychology at Old Dominion since 1979.

Section Heading: Events

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

Monday, April 2
ODU Brass Choir, 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-4061

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

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