InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, April 16, 2012

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Sixth Annual ‘Taste of India’ Coming to Constant Center April 22

The Asian Indian community in Hampton Roads will celebrate and share its heritage and culture Sunday, April 22, with the sixth annual “Taste of India” festival at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. This year’s theme is “Bollywood.” (Full Story)

Blue Goes Green: Organic Food Festival, Shoreline Cleanup, Tree Planting Among Week’s Activities

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, kicks of today, April 16. (Full Story)

Darden College’s Nunnery Attends Joining Forces Event at White House

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of Joining Forces with an event at the White House April 11. John Nunnery, TCEP executive director at ODU, was among the invitees. (Full Story)

Graduate Research Achievement Day Will Feature Poster Exhibit in Webb

Many of the brightest graduate student researchers at ODU will display their work for the second annual Graduate Research Achievement Day on April 19 in Webb Center. Posters by more than 40 student researchers, representing all six colleges, will be on exhibit. (Full Story)

Natalie Diaz to Give Poetry Reading April 19 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)

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‘Too Big to Fail’ Author Andrew Ross Sorkin to Address Economics Club (Full Story)

Saxophonist Rich Perry Performs April 23 for Diehn Concert Series (Full Story)

Business College Taps Area Expertise in Forming Advisory Council (Full Story)

A&L Colloquium Speakers Will Address Issues Related to Courts and Policing (Full Story)

ODU Offers Free Electronic Recycling April 20 (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Business Student Grateful for Opportunity to Serve as White House Intern

Business administration major Nathaniel Brown has had a “pinch me” experience just about every day this semester. The naval veteran and ODU senior was one of about 100 students from across the country selected to be part of the White House unpaid internship program this spring. (Full Story)

CCPO Celebrates 20 Years of Keeping Tabs on Oceans

The Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography has been observing its 20th anniversary throughout the 2011-12 school year, although the building blocks for the center actually began falling into place nearly 25 years ago. (Full Story)

President Hosts Reception for International Student Leaders: A Photo Essay

President John Broderick hosted a reception for international student leaders Monday, April 9, at the university residence to recognize and thank them for the roles they play in the life of the campus community. Students from 17 countries attended the event. (Full Story)


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Provost Carol Simpson chats with Alex Weir at a reception prior to his talk Thursday evening for the Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Lecture. The topic of his presentation was "A Mycological Mystery Tour: Unraveling the Wild, Weird and Wonderful World of Fungi." Weir directs SUNY's Cranberry Lake Biological Station.

Section Heading: Events

Tuesday, April 17
Little Feet Meet: ODU Special Olympics for children from Norfolk Public Schools, sponsored by the ODU therapeutic recreation program, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Foreman Field

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

Faculty Senate meeting, 3-4:15 p.m., Portsmouth/Va. Beach Room, Webb Center

ODU Orchestra, featuring Young Artist Competition winners and Brahms Symphony No. 1, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre

Thursday, April 19
Poetry reading and book signing by ODU alumna Natalie Diaz, author of “When My Brother Was an Aztec,” 12:30-2 p.m., Va. Beach Center

Friday, April 20
College of Arts and Letters’ Colloquium, featuring Kathleen Winters (political science and geography) and Mengyan Dai (sociology and criminal justice), 3-5 p.m., 9024 BAL

Friday and Saturday, April 20-21
University Theatre production of “Metamorphoses,” 8 p.m., Goode Theatre. 3-5305. $

Saturday, April 21
Men’s basketball Big Blue Barbecue, 12:30 p.m., S.B. Ballard Stadium. $

Spring football scrimmage, 3 p.m., Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. 3-4444

ODU Concert Choir, “Vaughn Williams’ Serenade to Music,” along with other choir favorites, 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center

Sunday, April 22
ODU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir with guest artist Rich Perry, jazz saxophone, 4 p.m., Diehn Center

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