InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Filmmaker, Environmental Activist Jean-Michel Cousteau to Speak for President’s Lecture Series

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)

Campus Community Campaign Heads into Final Stretch

Two weeks remain in Old Dominion’s Campus Community Campaign for 2012, and the Office of Development is hopeful that it will reach its faculty/staff participation goal of 50 percent. (Full Story)

Jazz Saxophonist Rich Perry to Perform in Concerts, Conduct Clinics During Residency

Tenor saxophonist Rich Perry will join the John Toomey Trio for a Diehn Concert Series performance at 8 p.m. Monday, April 23, as part of his jazz residency at ODU. (Full Story)

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 Constant Center. This year’s theme is “Bollywood.” (Full Story)

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Bone Marrow Drive Scheduled Today; ODU Freshman in Need of Match (Full Story)

Atkinson Speaking at National Science Policy Conference (Full Story)

New Book by ODU Prof Explores the Eclipse of Objectivity in Journalism Today (Full Story)

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Awards Funds to Faculty for Innovative Projects (Full Story)

Programs Set for National Library Preservation Week (Full Story)

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ODU’s Little Feet Meet a Big Success

Approximately 230 children from 12 Norfolk public elementary schools poured out of their yellow school buses and onto the green grass of Foreman Field for the third annual Little Feet Meet Tuesday. (Full Story)

U.S. Homeland Security Delegation Tours ODU Vision Lab

A delegation of local military and law enforcement officials working for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security visited ODU’s Computational Intelligence and Machine Vision Laboratory April 16. (Full Story)

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Friends of the ODU Libraries Presents Achievement Award to Sheri Colberg-Ochs (More)

Tolk Honored for Contributions to Modeling and Simulation Field (More)


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President John Broderick joins Kevin Muchiri (left), student representative to the Board of Visitors, and Collin Hust, speaker of the Student Government Association, following a ceremony Tuesday afternoon to recognize ODU’s eighth president on his selection last month for the American College Personnel Association's Contribution to Higher Education Award. The ACPA award is one of the national organization's highest honors.

Section Heading: Events

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
Electronic recycling of office or home equipment, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., University Recycling Center, 1015 W. 47th St.

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
Taste of India festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Constant Center

ODU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir with guest artist Rich Perry, tenor saxophone, 4 p.m., Diehn Center

Monday, April 23
Marine explorer, environmental activist and filmmaker Jean Michel-Cousteau, for the President’s Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Rich Perry, tenor saxophone, and the John Toomey Trio, for the Diehn Concert Series, 8 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-5305. $

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