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October 31, 2013


ODU Veterans Day Observance Slated for Nov. 7 on Kaufman Mall

ODU will conduct its 2013 Veterans Day observance Thursday, Nov. 7, on Kaufman Mall. The annual event, which begins at 12:30 p.m., offers an opportunity for the campus community to pay tribute to the thousands of U.S. military veterans who have served their country in combat and peacekeeping functions around the world.

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Dennis Kopecko, Vaccine Innovator, Is Sonenshine Lecturer

Dennis J. Kopecko, a microbiologist who received a Ph.D. from the Medical College of Virginia in 1973 and has become one of the nation's leading authorities on bacterial vaccines, will speak at ODU Thursday, Nov. 21, for the Daniel E. and Helen N. Sonenshine Endowed Lecture Series on Infectious Diseases.


New Book by Steve Yetiv Examines How Biases Have Hurt U.S. National Security

Steve A. Yetiv, Louis I. Jaffe Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion, has written his seventh book, "National Security through a Cockeyed Lens: How Cognitive Bias Impacts U.S. Foreign Policy."


Grant to Fund Science Alliance Live! Interactive Program

Scientists, artists and educators at ODU have received a $15,000 grant to fund Science Alliance Live!, an interactive program that features a production, "Tuk in the Arctic: A Play about Sea Ice Research," and hands-on classroom activities for approximately 850 children in kindergarten through grade 3.


Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy and Warm with a Good Chance of Falling Pumpkins

For the first time in 11 years, ODU's Pumpkin Drop, which is always held on the last Thursday of October, will hit on Halloween. Expect especially shrill whistles from pumpkins plunging nine stories to their fate, starting at 12:30 p.m. today. Expect especially violent endings for the pumpkins that don't survive the fall.



CLT's teachFAIR: Tools, Tips and Technologies

The Center for Learning and Teaching held its annual teachFAIR on Tuesday in Webb Center, and more than 100 participants visited with faculty members who shared tools, tips and technologies that have worked for them in the classroom and beyond.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Steve Daniel

While the temperature has started to drop at night, warm weather has been in plentiful supply this week during the daytime hours. Many flowers are still hanging on across the campus, including the chrysanthemums outside the Kaplan Orchid Conservatory, which attracted this Painted Lady butterfly Tuesday afternoon.


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