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November 11, 2013

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Former Sciences Dean to Sign Copies of 'Charles the Lion Dog' at Village Bookstore

Joseph C. Daniel's love of dogs took a new turn recently with the publication of a children's book, "Charles the Lion Dog," based on the real-life canine that has become a favorite of Monarch fans near and far.


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Geobiologist Noffke Reports Signs of Life that Are 3.48 Billion Years Old

Nora Noffke, an ODU geobiologist who has won international recognition for research establishing microbially induced sedimentary structures (MISS) as evidence of earliest life on Earth, is the lead author of a paper in the journal Astrobiology that documents the discovery of 3.48-billion-year-old MISS, the oldest ever reported.


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ODU Hosting First Statewide Conference to Address Student Veteran Needs on Virginia College Campuses

U.S. military members who have served in some of the most dangerous places on earth are returning home. Many have made a decision to obtain higher education degrees. While schools nationwide have increased efforts to support military-connected students, there is a need for greater collaboration and coordination across institutions to better ensure success for student veterans. ODU will host a statewide conference aimed at addressing the complex needs of student veterans on Nov. 22.


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Investment Guru Larry Swedroe Is Speaker for Economics Club of Hampton Roads Luncheon

Larry Swedroe, a nationally renowned guru for investment advisers across the country, will speak to ODU's Economics Club of Hampton Roads on Thursday, Nov. 14. He is principal and director of research at St. Louis-based Buckingham Asset Management, and director of research for The BAM ALLIANCE, a community of independent wealth management firms located throughout the U.S.


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ODU Event to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is widely touted as the declaration that ended American slavery. But did it really? To mark the upcoming 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, an ODU event aims to shed light on this immensely important, yet often misunderstand, milestone in the African American experience.


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Veterans Day: A Photo Essay

Inclement weather forced ODU's Veterans Day program to move inside Webb Center last Thursday, but the day's morning rain could not put a damper on the observance. The event offered an opportunity for members of 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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Around the Grounds: A Photo Essay

Selected photos offer a look at just some of the activities and scenes throughout the campus over the past week.


A Picture is Worth...

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Christine Thompson, a junior civil engineering major, checks out the titles at the University Libraries' annual used book sale on Thursday. Proceeds from the four-day sale, which closed Nov. 9, benefit library student workers.


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