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ODU Professors to Appear on 'With Good Reason' March 10

Two Old Dominion University professors will appear on the Thursday, March 10, edition of the radio show "With Good Reason." It will air at 12:30 p.m. on WHRV-FM, 89.5.

Michael Seiler, professor of finance and Robert M. Stanton Chair of Real Estate and Economic Development, will speak on foreclosure contagion, a theory he developed in tandem with Andy Collins, an assistant professor of modeling and simulation engineering at ODU's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center.

On the same program, Larry Atkinson, the Samuel and Fay Slover Professor of Oceanography at ODU, will speak about the issue of rising seas, and how they will affect low-lying communities, like Hampton Roads, worldwide.

Seiler and Collins have created a "Foreclosure Contagion Model," which uses economic forecasting as well as modeling and simulation to determine what effect homeowners, who willfully walk away from their mortgage, have on the overall housing economy.

Along with ODU President Emeritus James Koch, Atkinson is leading a multidisciplinary initiative by researchers at the university, exploring how climate change and sea rise issues will affect life in Hampton Roads and other low-lying communities in a variety of ways.

"With Good Reason" is produced for the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and is broadcast in partnership with public radio stations in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Other broadcast times and stations for the program are available at http://www.withgoodreasonradio.org/when-to-listen.

Fans of the show, particularly faculty members, are encouraged to join the "With Good Reason" Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/With-Good-Reason-radio/203141233005.

This article was posted on: March 3, 2011

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