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October 17, 2013

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Eelgrasses Win, Clams Lose in Ocean Acidification Study by ODU and Virginia Aquarium

A $1 million project conducted by researchers at ODU and the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center seems to be supporting its hypothesis: the steady acidification of seawater caused by increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will have a beneficial effect on seagrasses.


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Waldo Series Will Feature Former U.S. Lead Negotiator on Iran’s Nuclear Program

For the upcoming Waldo Family Lecture Series on International Relations, Old Dominion University will host Nicholas Burns, a Harvard professor and Boston Globe columnist who once served as the lead U.S. negotiator on Iran's nuclear program.


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Author David Kirp to Deliver Darden Lecture Oct. 23: ‘Is Public Education Dead?’

Noted author David L. Kirp will deliver the Darden Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 23. His talk, which begins at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre, is titled "Is Public Education Dead? Are Charters and Vouchers the Answer?" The Darden Lecture is an annual event presented by the Darden College of Education.


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ODU Economist Invited to Participate in Survey of Professional Forecasters

Economics professor Gary Wagner, an associate with ODU's Economic Forecasting Project, has been invited to participate in the Survey of Professional Forecasters, a Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia initiative that seeks to produce consensus macroeconomic forecasts for the United States every quarter.


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Governor Appoints John Nunnery to Opportunity Educational Institution Board

Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed ODU's John Nunnery to the Opportunity Educational Institution board Oct. 15. The OEI will focus on turning around chronically failing or underperforming public elementary or secondary schools in the commonwealth to provide a high-quality education for children.


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‘Mystery of Edwin Drood’ Opens Oct. 23 at Goode Theatre

The ODU theatre program will present "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," by Rupert Holmes and based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, this month at the Goode Theatre. Directed by Katherine Hammond, with music directed by Brian Nedvin, this Tony Award-winning solve-it-yourself musical is straight off its Broadway revival.


A Picture is Worth...

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Classrooms throughout the campus, as well as Webb Center, came back to life yesterday, the first day of school after fall break. The front lobby of Webb, where Big Blue has taken up permanent residence, was packed late Wednesday morning as students resumed their fall-semester schedules.


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