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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Music Prof James Kosnik to Perform Organ Recital at Harvard University
- Attention to Detail, Including Procurement Planning, Lacking in Rollout of Affordable Care Act, Prof Says
- Donations Accepted Until Morning of Nov. 25 for HACE Thanksgiving Food Drive
- 'Diversity, Equity and Pedagogy' Is Topic for 'Connect with Colleagues' Presentation
- CMC Adopts Telepresence Technology to Enhance Student-Employer Communication
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.
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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.