InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, April 30, 2012

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Physicists Find New Way to Reveal Neutron’s Secrets

A team of researchers at the Jefferson Lab, including Sebastian Kuhn, ODU professor of physics, has come up with an ingenious way to study neutrons, which, along with protons, are the building blocks of the atomic nucleus. (Full Story)

Approximately 2,500 Graduates to Walk Across Stage at Commencement Exercises

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)

Engineering Students’ ‘Parachute’ Prototype Designed to Bring Small Satellites Back to Earth

Miles above the surface of the Earth, it’s getting a bit crowded. A photograph from space reveals millions and millions of pieces of former satellites and other “space junk” making lonely, endless orbits around the globe. (Full Story)

Director of NMSU Teaching Academy to Give Keynote at Faculty Summer Institute

Tara Gray, founding director of the Teaching Academy at New Mexico State, will give the keynote address, “Excel at Teaching!,” at ODU’s Faculty Summer Institute, whose topic is “Learning and Teaching Connections.” (Full Story)

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Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President to Address Economics Club of Hampton Roads (Full Story)

Casiello, Huling Give Presentation for National Simulcast on ‘Institutional Transformation’ (Full Story)

Reservations Due Wednesday for HACE Annual Luncheon (Full Story)

Section Heading: Feature

School of Dental Hygiene Shares Expertise at ‘Homeless Connect’ Event in Norfolk

Six students and two faculty members from the School of Dental Hygiene participated in Norfolk’s Homeless Connect Project, an annual event to facilitate basic health services for the homeless. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Bernardini, Cameron Named Athletes of Year; Weidner, Muzalewski Are Top Student-Athlete Scholars (More)

Three Football Monarchs Set to Sign Pro Contracts (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

ODU First Lady Kate Broderick, right, greets renowned glass artist Debora Moore during a reception at the President’s House Thursday evening co-hosted by the Chrysler Museum of Art. One of Moore’s pieces, a gift to the university from former Board of Visitors rector Jim Hixon and current vice rector Pam Kirk, is displayed in the background. Moore, who is best known for her hand-blown glass sculptures of orchids, is part of the Chrysler’s Visiting Arts Series this year. At the reception, Broderick talked about a new fine arts partnership between ODU and the museum, which will include the introduction next fall of a university course in glass blowing at the Chrysler’s Glass Studio. The course, Introduction to Glass, filled in just three hours, Broderick noted.

Section Heading: Events

Through Friday, May 4
Student and faculty pottery sale, Student Art Gallery, South Mall of Webb Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays

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 Carińo and Stephanie Marrero, violin; Michael Frohnapfel, cello; and Shirley Luu, viola; directed by Leslie Frittelli, 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center

Thursday, May 3
Deadline to RSVP for the annual HACE Luncheon on May 9. $

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

Friday, May 4
Joint spring commissioning ceremony for the ODU Army ROTC unit and Naval ROTC Hampton Roads unit, 2 p.m., Constant Center

Commencement for graduates of the College of Arts and Letters, 7 p.m., Constant Center

Saturday, May 5
Commencement for graduates of the colleges of Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences and Sciences, 9 a.m., Constant Center

Commencement for graduates of the colleges of Education and Business and Public Administration, 2 p.m., Constant Center

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