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October 3, 2013


Words Poised to Take Flight at ‘Migrations,’ ODU’s 36th Annual Literary Festival

The 36th annual Old Dominion University Literary Festival ponders a theme of "Migrations: Words in Motion." Fittingly, this year's schedule, which runs Oct. 7-11, features a wide-ranging roster of literary kingfish.

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ODU Regional Studies Institute Releases 14th Annual State of the Region Report

James V. Koch, editor of the ODU Regional Studies Institute's annual State of the Region report, presented his yearly address on the "State of the Region" in Hampton Roads at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Tuesday morning. Approximately 800 regional leaders attended the program, which is sponsored each year by Lead Hampton Roads.


President’s Lecture Series to Feature Noted Author Charles C. Mann

Award-winning author Charles C. Mann covers the intersection of science, technology and commerce for a slate of popular publications. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, he will visit ODU to deliver a President's Lecture Series address titled "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created."


Researchers at ODU Shed Light on Brain Circuitry

Shuiwang Ji, an assistant professor of computer science at ODU, leads a research team that has found a reliable and surprisingly simple way to predict sequential functions of the mammalian brain based on gene expression patterns.



Around the Grounds

From an International Tailgate event to a Study Abroad Fair, the past week was an eventful one on campus. Pictured here are a few snapshots from these and other recent activities at the university.


Nike Executive Shares Life Lessons with ODU Student-Athletes, Sport Management Majors

In a speech to ODU student-athletes and sport management students Sept. 26, marketing impresario Howard White talked very little about his professional career. But the life lessons imparted by White, the visionary Nike executive behind the Jordan brand, captivated the audience in the Big Blue Room of the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Steve Daniel

The fountain in front of Webb Center literally added a splash of color recently as part of the Homecoming preparation activities all across campus. Among the scheduled events on Friday are a surprise unveiling in Webb Center and the annual Founders' Day luncheon. Saturday's big events are the Homecoming parade and football game against Liberty University.


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