InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Second Lady Jill Biden Lauds ODU/NNPS Partnership to Benefit Military-connected Children

Second Lady Jill Biden visited Newport News Public Schools’ Lee Hall Elementary School Wednesday to highlight the unique needs of the 1.3 million military-connected children in the nation’s schools – and to focus particular attention on a related partnership between ODU and NNPS. (Full Story)

Faster Tracks for Particle Accelerators Promoted by ODU Physicists

Promising research at ODU aimed at improving the efficiency of particle accelerators has resulted in an investment of nearly $600,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy in a project headed by Leposava Vuskovic, Eminent Scholar and professor of physics. (Full Story)

Women’s Caucus Honors Morel Fry and Julie Dodd

The University Women’s Caucus presented awards to two longtime ODU administrators during a reception last Thursday – Morel Fry, administrative services librarian, and Julie Dodd, director of the Women’s Center. (Full Story)

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ODU Institute Sponsoring Lean Educator Conference in September (Full Story)

Yetiv Publishes Fourth National Op-Ed in Past Two Months (Full Story)

Reservations Due May 3 for HACE Annual Luncheon (Full Story)

ODU Drum Line and Color Guard to Perform at Virginia International Tattoo (Full Story)

Jonathan Bartlett, ODU Alumnus and Wounded Vet in HBO Documentary, Dies (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Blue Goes Green: A Photographic Look at the Week’s Activities

Hundreds of members of the campus community took part in a variety of Blue Goes Green Week activities, which started on Monday, April 16. (Full Story)

Hampton Roads Community Gets a ‘Taste of India’ at ODU

The Asian Indian community in Hampton Roads celebrated and shared its heritage and culture Sunday at Old Dominion’s Ted Constant Convocation Center. (Full Story)

Little Ones from Child Study and Development Centers Enjoy Outdoor Activities

In honor of Week of the Young Child, a week to celebrate the lives and education of young children, the Darden College of Education hosted outdoor activities for youngsters from the ODU Child Study Center and Child Development Center. (Full Story)

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President’s Award for Diversity Goes to Lesa Clark (More)

Music Student Invited to Perform with Operafestival di Roma This Summer (More)


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Filmmaker and environmental activist Jean-Michel Cousteau shares his message about the critical bond between people and the sea, and the importance of prudent environmental policy, during his President’s Lecture Series address on Monday.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, April 26
“Saving Sights and Sounds,” by ODU’s Jessica Mirasol, for National Library Preservation Week, 10 a.m. to noon, 1310 Learning Commons, Perry Library

Friday, April 27
“Conserving Arts and Crafts,” by Mark Lewis of the Chrysler Museum of Art, for National Library Preservation Week, 10 a.m. to noon, 1310 Learning Commons, Perry Library

Saturday, April 28
Monarch Kids Cub Run, sponsored by the ODU Child Development and Study Centers, including a 1 Mile Fun Run at 9 a.m. and a 5K Walk/Run at 10 a.m.; registration from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Lot 20, next to the Child Study Center. 3-5465. $

Through Sunday, May 13
Annual Student Juried Exhibition, featuring art works submitted by students for the department's scholarship awards competition, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Gordon Galleries. 3-6271

Tuesday, May 1
Summer 2012 Employee Tuition Assistance application deadline, 5 p.m., Department of Human Resources.

Faculty Awards and Retirement Dinner (invitation only), 5:30 p.m., H/NN Room, Webb Center

Russell Stanger String Quartet recital, featuring ODU students Josephine Cariño and Stephanie Marrero, violin; Michael Frohnapfel, cello; and Shirley Luu, viola; directed by Leslie Frittelli, 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center

Thursday, May 3
Student Honors and Awards Dinner (invitation only), 6 p.m., H/NN Room, Webb Center

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