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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

Karim Among Top Authors of Applied Optics Journal

Mohammad Karim, vice president for research at ODU, has been recognized by the journal Applied Optics as one of its Top 50 authors during the publication's 50-year history. (Full Story)

Music by ODU Composer Featured on Virginia Symphony International Recording

The Virginia Symphony has announced the international release of a new recording featuring the music of composer Adolphus Hailstork, ODU professor of music and Eminent Scholar. (Full Story)

Subscriptions Due June 18 for CSA @ ODU Summer Season

Members of the campus community have until June 18 to submit applications for participation in the summer season of CSA @ ODU. (Full Story)

Music on Monarch Way Concert Series Opens June 16

The ODU Real Estate Foundation and the University Village will host the 5th Annual Music on Monarch Way concert series from June 16 to Aug. 11. (Full Story)

Economic Expert Says Hampton Roads Well Positioned to Help Revive Manufacturing Sector

The Hampton Roads region is poised to play a pivotal role in the modest revival and ongoing health of the United States manufacturing sector. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

A-10 Conference Names Wendy Larry Associate Commissioner (Full Story)

Langlais Leading Research Ethics Training in China, Taiwan (Full Story)

Webb Center Director Sue Mitchell Among Authors of Book on History of College Unions (Full Story)

ODU Hosts Delegation from Minzu University of China (Full Story)

Details on Harborfest/OpSail Street Closure, Parking and Transportation (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Adam Promotes His New Book, ‘X and the City,’ in London

ODU mathematician John Adam had no trouble remembering the address for the Royal Society venue in London where he was invited in May to give a talk about his new book, "X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life." (Full Story)

Here Comes the Sun: Spectators Treated to Rare View of Transit of Venus

As if on cue, the clouds parted early Tuesday evening, allowing the 300 or so spectators gathered outside Pretlow Planetarium an opportunity to turn their filtered-glasses-covered eyes to the sky and witness the transit of Venus. (Full Story)

Girls Rule the World at ODU CDC-sponsored Conference

Approximately 500 participants attended the Hampton Roads Conference for Girls and Young Women on June 2, which featured former track star and current motivational speaker Marion Jones as guest presenter. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Jimmy Patel of OCCS Honored as May Employee of the Month (More)

Shanan Chappell Named to Inaugural Group of National Dropout Prevention Center Fellows (More)

Business College Faculty Member, Doctoral Student Receive Awards from Local ASPA Chapter (More)

Lady Monarch Golfers Win Academic Award (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Amber Garofalo and Carlton Biddle take advantage of the nice weather Wednesday to spend some quiet time together on Kaufman Mall. Garofalo, a biochemistry major from Knoxville, Tenn., is a rising junior and Biddle, a sport management major from Long Branch, N.J., will be a senior next fall.

Section Heading: Events

Through Saturday, June 23
“Andrew Breitenberg, Selah” exhibition, Gordon Galleries. 3-6271

Through Thursday, June 28
“The Face of the Ghetto” an exhibition of 50 prints, part of the Holocaust remembrance activities in and around Hampton Roads, Learning Commons, Perry Library

Thursday, June 7
Forum, “The Human Dimensions of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Hampton Roads," featuring Kathryn Sullivan, an assistant secretary of commerce and deputy administrator for NOAA, 10 a.m., Board Room, Webb Center. RSVP to latkinso@odu.edu by June 1.

Presentation on ODU’s 2012-13 Parking & Transportation Plan by Mike Frizzell, interim director of parking and transportation services, sponsored by the Association of University Administrators, noon, Potomac/York River Room, Webb Center. RSVP to dcampbel@odu.edu by June 5.

Saturday, June 16
Music on Monarch Way concert, featuring Malt Liquor Sundae (funk/reggae/rock), 5-7 p.m., Monarch Way (behind Constant Center). 3-4504

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