February 14, 2003
News for Faculty, Staff, Students & Friends
Volume 32, No. 10

Headlines
Stamp unveiling
Photo by Chuck Thomas

Stamp of Approval
Above, President Roseann Runte is joined by local dignitaries Feb. 6 at the Ted Constant Center for the unveiling of a U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The event was held as part of the university’s Black History Month activities.

Cynthia Jones named one of two Virginia Outstanding Scientists
Cynthia Jones, professor of biological sciences, was one of two researchers selected this week to receive the annual Virginia Outstanding Scientist Award. Full story

Controversial author, Nobel laureate next in line for lecture series
The author of the acclaimed book “Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word” and the 1976 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be the next speakers in the President’s Lecture Series.

Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy, author of the controversial book, will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Webb Center cafeteria. Full story

Love Stories
We’ve heard for years that Virginia is for Lovers, but that slogan also applies, in certain instances, to Old Dominion University. On this Valentine’s Day, learn how two pairs of ODU employees found each other on campus, fell in love and got married. Full story

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