InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

ODU to Hold Three Commencement Ceremonies Over Two Days

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a local business leader and a Fortune 500 executive will be the speakers for ODU’s 116th commencement exercises on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5. (Full Story)

President’s Lecture Series Will Feature Filmmaker, Environmental Activist Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau, filmmaker, environmental activist and son of oceanographic legend Jacques Cousteau, will visit ODU April 23 as speaker for the President’s Lecture Series. (Full Story)

University Makes Gains in National R&D Rankings

The latest research and development expenditures data released by the National Science Foundation show that ODU attained Top 100 rankings in 18 academic areas and made overall gains in several funding categories in fiscal 2010. (Full Story)

Natalie Diaz to Give Poetry Reading at Virginia Beach Center

ODU graduate Natalie Diaz will give a reading from her first book of poetry, “When My Brother Was an Aztec,” Thursday, April 19, at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. (Full Story)

Reservations Due Today for Friends of the ODU Libraries Author Dinner

The reservation deadline has been extended to 4 p.m. today (Thursday, April 12) for the 18th annual Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries Author Dinner on Friday, April 13. (Full Story)

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Registration Opens for CLT’s Faculty Summer Institute (Full Story)

Owings’ ‘American Public School Finance’ Published as Second Edition (Full Story)

ODU, Navy Sign MOU to Enhance Educational Services for Children of Military Families (Full Story)

Norfolk Chamber Consort Presents ‘From Jewish Folk Poetry’ April 16 at Diehn Center (Full Story)

Women’s Caucus Hosting End-of-Year Reception, Award Ceremony (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Virtual Conference Yields Mixed Results for Ethics Researchers

The first professional meeting of the National Advisory Panel on Research Integrity in Washington, D.C., was canceled last August just ahead of the high winds and flooding of Hurricane Irene. But in closing one door, the storm opened another. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

ODU Wins 2012 Performance Award from Ellucian (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Kate Broderick, faculty and community liaison with ODU’s Office of Educational Accessibility, received a 2012 Humanitarian Award March 29 from the Tidewater chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. She was honored at the 48th Annual Humanitarian Awards dinner at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Pictured with her are Bruce Thompson, CEO of Gold Key PHR Hotels & Resorts, who chaired this year’s event, and Carolyn Abron-McCadden, chair of the VCIC Tidewater chapter.

Section Heading: Events

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

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,” the Ludwick Lecture, 3 p.m., 200 Oceanography and Physics Bldg.

Alex Weir, SUNY, "A Mycological Mystery Tour," the Musselman Natural History Lecture, 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 Saturday, April 14
Relay for Life, to benefit the American Cancer Society, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Webb Center. 3-3065

Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference.

Saturday, April 14
Admissions open house, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Constant Center.

"Under a Sea of Stars: A Series of Marine Conservation Short Films," 8 p.m., Quad

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

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