InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, April 9, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

Board Approves Summer Tuition, New Master’s Program in Political Science

The Board of Visitors approved a tuition and fee schedule for summer 2012, but deferred discussion of setting tuition for the 2012-13 academic year until the commonwealth concludes its budget process. (Full Story)

University Gains National Recognition for Community Service

ODU was named recently to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education. (Full Story)

Clothing Swap to Kick Off Host of ‘Blue Goes Green’ Week Activities

Plans are under way for a bigger-than-ever Blue Goes Green week, the annual celebration where the ODU community recognizes Earth Day with a campus-wide blitz of environmental, sustainable activities. (Full Story)

Under the Waves Films to Be Shown Under the Stars on Quad

ODU’s Marine Biology Student Association will present "Under a Sea of Stars: A Series of Marine Conservation Short Films" in an open-air setting at the Quad residence area at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

‘Metamorphoses’ Opens at Goode Theatre April 12 (Full Story)

Dauer, Marshall, Donat to Present Saturday Science Program (Full Story)

Gay Cultural Studies Lecture Slated for April 11 (Full Story)

ODU Opera Workshop Features Free Student Production of 'Guys and Dolls' (Full Story)

Edgerton to Discuss His ‘Mad Men’ Book on ‘With Good Reason’ April 12 (Full Story)

University Dance Theatre Presents Spring Concert April 11-14 (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Research of Reidy Center’s Andrei Pakhomov Featured in National Cancer Institute Annual Report

Andrei Pakhomov, research associate professor at the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, was featured in the National Cancer Institute’s latest annual report, which recognizes his expertise in the field of electroporation. (Full Story)

VMASC Researchers to Demonstrate Training Tool at International Conference

Two researchers from ODU’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center will present their immersive simulation patient blood management-training tool at a European medical conference in Copenhagen this month. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Presents Its Highest Award to Mounir Laroussi (More)

ODU’s Jim Raper to Be Inducted into Virginia Communications Hall of Fame (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Jillian Aguiar, center, a group-exercise instructor with Recreation and Wellness, tries to coax more students to join in the dance aerobics in front of Webb Center Thursday afternoon. The activity was a prelude to ODU’s Start Walking Day event, which benefits the American Heart Association. Also pictured, from the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement, are Janette Julio, Relay for Life intern, and Ebone Taylor, graduate assistant.

Section Heading: Events

Tuesday, April 10
ECOnference, hosted by the ODU Business Gateway and Inside Business, Constant Center.

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

Reading by poet Tim Seibles, associate professor of English, 12:30 p.m., Village Bookstore

Wednesday, April 11, to Saturday, April 14
University Dance Theatre Spring Concert, 8 p.m. April 11-13, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 14, University Theatre. 3-5305. $

Thursday, April 12
John Adam, University Professor of mathematics, “Using Humor in the Classroom: Does It Aid in Understanding?” for the Provost’s Conversations series, 12:30 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library

Luis Guadano, assistant professor of Spanish, “Norm Is Not Blas, but Cheers Is Cheers? Character Transposition and the Singularity of a Defined Space in the Adaptation/Remake of a U.S. TV Sitcom in Spain,” for the International Literary and Cultural Studies Research Forum, 12:30 p.m., 9024 BAL.

Andrew Knoll, Harvard University, “Systems Paleobiology” for the Ludwick Lecture, 3 p.m., 200 Oceanography and Physical Sciences Bldg.

Alex Weir, State University of New York, "A Mycological Mystery Tour: Unraveling the Wild, Weird and Wonderful World of Fungi" for the Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Lecture series, 7 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Thursday, April 12, to Saturday, April 21
University Theatre production of “Metamorphoses,” 8 p.m. April 12-13 and 20-21, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 14, Goode Theatre. 3-5305. $

Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference, Constant Center, Constant Hall and Webb Center.

Saturday, April 14
"Under a Sea of Stars: A Series of Marine Conservation Short Films," 8 p.m., Quad residence area

Sunday, April 15
ODU Wind Ensemble, 3 p.m., Diehn Center

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