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November 18, 2013


Biology Students Pitch In to Restore Colley Bay Wetlands Near Campus

A few years ago the northeast shore of Colley Bay behind the WHRO parking lot and near the playing field of Larchmont Elementary School was an ugly line of concrete and asphalt riprap interrupted here and there by trees with severely eroded root bases. Today the scene has changed for the better, and students at ODU are among the volunteers who made it happen.

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Kate Broderick Appointed by Governor to Virginia State Rehabilitation Council

Kate Broderick, the Office of Educational Accessibility's former director and now liaison for external and faculty relations at ODU, has been appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to the Virginia State Rehabilitation Council.


President's Lecture Series: Medal of Honor Recipient Says He Was Just a Soldier Doing His Job

"I am nobody special." Those were the first words Sal A. Giunta spoke during his ODU President's Lecture Series address Nov. 14 at the Constant Center. The actions Giunta took on Oct. 25, 2007, in Afghanistan, charging a line of Taliban insurgents through the middle of a gunfight to rescue a comrade being carried away by the enemy, say otherwise.


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.


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.


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 Brooklyn-born filmmaker to the campus Nov. 21-22 for two public events focusing on the film.



Dog's Best Friend? Prof's Research Finds There's a Lot to Like in Off-Leash Recreation Areas

For Old Dominion's Edwin Gómez, a unique research opportunity just took a little digging. And scratching. And sniffing.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: David Hollingsworth

Simona Tringali, a junior international studies major and native of Italy, talks about her home country during the Office of Intercultural Relations' Global Café program on Nov. 14. The Global Café series is designed to bring together and help bridge the gap between American and international students, faculty and staff. The entire ODU community is invited to attend the sessions and engage while enjoying refreshments, authentic cuisine and presentations.


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