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November 4, 2013


Gravity Works – and Many of the Catchers as Well – at Annual Pumpkin Drop

Success came early and often for students who had built the 10 "catchers" that competed in ODU's annual Pumpkin Drop Thursday. The very first pumpkin dropped from atop the Batten Arts and Letters Building was given a soft landing by a 4-foot-square cardboard box, deftly filled with sofa cushions.

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Engaging Climate Change Speaker Draws Large Crowd to ODU Lecture

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. David W. Titley proved once again to be a powerful draw, attracting more than 300 people Thursday night to an engaging ODU President's Lecture Series talk on climate change and sea level rise.


Business Prof Is Co-Author of Cover Story in Nature Climate Change Journal

An article about changes in the flood insurance system in the United Kingdom, co-authored by ODU business professor Michael McShane, was a cover story in last month's edition of the academic journal Nature Climate Change.


ODU Great Dave Twardzik to Join Men's Basketball Broadcasting Team

Old Dominion University Sports Properties announced Wednesday that ODU basketball great Dave Twardzik will join the Monarchs radio broadcasting team. Twardzik will be a contributor to the "Monarch Courtside" pregame show at home games and provide the color commentary for road games.



ODU Dental Hygiene Program Celebrates Profession’s 100th Anniversary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the nation's first formal school for training dental hygienists, and there is no better time to get acquainted with the students and faculty from the Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene who staff the clinic.


Around the Grounds: A Photo Essay

While pumpkins rained from the Batten Arts and Letters Building, a surprising number of people got into the Halloween spirit (and costumes) throughout the campus on Thursday. It was also a day when many members of the ODU community took part in the sixth annual Breastival and Fun Walk "to help scare away cancer." Elsewhere, the campus was alive with many other activities and events last week.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Steve Daniel

Many members of the campus community enjoyed last week's warm weather, including these students who congregated by the fountain and on the Webb Center porch Wednesday afternoon.


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