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November 14, 2013


Screening of Gaza Love Story 'Habibi' Intended to Open Cultural Dialogue

Susan Youssef's "Habibi" is the modern telling of an ancient Arabian tale of forbidden love that is set in Gaza during the escalating tensions of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict following the turn of the 21st century. The ODU Institute for the Humanities and a consortium of co-sponsors are bringing the Brooklyn-born filmmaker to the campus Nov. 21-22 for two public events focusing on the film.

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Virginia Commerce and Trade Secretary to Launch Confucius Institute Lecture Series

The Confucius Institute at ODU is launching its Great Discussion Series on Wednesday, Nov. 20, with a lecture by Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng.


Dance Theatre Concert Blends Ballet, Modern, Hip-Hop and Ballroom

The ODU Dance Theatre Fall Concert will showcase ballet, modern, hip-hop and ballroom performances by faculty members and selected students, as well as a featured selection choreographed by New York City-based guest artist Laura Peterson.


Medal of Honor Recipient Sal Giunta to Deliver President's Lecture Series Address Tonight

Sal A. Giunta, the first living American to earn the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War and author of "Living with Honor," will give the ODU President's Lecture Series address today at 7:30 p.m.


ODU Ranked 30th Nationally Among Nation's 120 Best Colleges for Military Vets

Old Dominion is 30th among four-year schools in a recent ranking of the nation's 120 Best Colleges for Vets by the national publication Military Times.



Around the Grounds

In addition to the many academic-related events on campus in recent days, including Tuesday night's Emancipation Proclamation anniversary program, basketball returned to the Ted, as new men's coach Jeff Jones and women's coach Karen Barefoot led their charges to start the 2013-14 season.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Steve Daniel

Mike Allen of Facilities Management paints the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) sign up to 55 percent Wednesday morning. Next week will mark the halfway point in the campaign, through which ODU employees can support local United Way agencies as well as a host of other regional, state, national and international charitable organizations. "Virginia is for Givers" is the theme for the campaign, and members of the campus community are encouraged to submit their pledge forms before the end of the fall semester. Last year, ODU employees contributed $115,496 to the CVC.


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