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October 7, 2013


Bird Survey Aims to Preserve Migratory Habitats

They look too young to be your stereotypical birders, but this team of researchers led by ODU graduate student Andrew Arnold is busy on a crisp September morning toting binoculars and clipboards through the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Refuge in Portsmouth looking for evidence that could help preserve habitats for migrating songbirds along the mid-Atlantic coast.

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Founders’ Day Awards Recognize Members of ODU and Hampton Roads Communities

Old Dominion's Founders' Day luncheon, a tradition on the campus since 1987, saw the presentation of several awards on Friday, including the new Monarch Legacy Award, which went to four recent graduates.


Big Blue Immortalized in Bronze; Statue to Play Role in New ODU Tradition

Old Dominion loves its mascot, Big Blue. At a packed celebration on Friday, a 7-foot-tall bronze likeness of Blue was unveiled in Webb Center. The statue, the work of Virginia Beach sculptor Richard Stravitz, was conceived by members of ODU's Student Government Association.


Forum Hears Sea Level Rise Flooding Warning from Army Corps

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scientist gave an audience of planners, engineers and conservationists at ODU on Wednesday a synopsis of a $1.8 million government study of flooding potential in Hampton Roads, and she warned that some of the findings are sobering.



Activity Hour: A Photo Essay

Activity Hour on Thursday featured inflatables, rides and other events, all designed to help students get into the spirit of Homecoming, whose theme this year was "ODUniverse - Journey to the Blue Galaxy."

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: David Hollingsworth

Felicia Mfamana points to herself in a picture from the "The Nevergiveups" photo exhibition, which opens today in the Goode Theatre lobby. The Nevergiveups is a group of grandmothers within the Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS organization who live in Khayelitsha township, near Cape Town. Mfamana and Thelma Nkone, left, are among five South African visitors who are bringing "The Nevergiveups" photo exhibition and book launch to campus. The exhibition is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 7-11, with a reception scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 9.


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