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December 12, 2013


Father and Son to March Together at Commencement

Back in 1997, Martin Smith-Rodden and his wife, Pam, had two small children, good jobs at The Virginian-Pilot newspaper and a home they owned on the water in Portsmouth. But something was missing, he says: He had no college degree.

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President Broderick Elected Chairman of Virginia Space Grant Consortium Board

President John R. Broderick was elected chairman by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) board of directors, effective Nov. 25. He succeeds Virginia Tech President Charles Steger and is the consortium's fifth board chairman.


ODU Ambassador in Residence Shares His Memories of Nelson Mandela

Old Dominion Ambassador in Residence Bismarck Myrick arrived in Durban, South Africa, in 1990, a few weeks following the historic release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years of imprisonment for his opposition to the country's race-based apartheid laws.


Steven Becker Appointed to National Academy of Sciences Nuclear Panel

ODU professor Steven M. Becker was recently appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to serve on a new scientific panel examining cancer risks in populations living near nuclear facilities.


Academic Enhancement’s Lanah Stafford Is Customer Relations Employee of the Year

Lanah Stafford, administrative resource analyst for the Office of Academic Enhancement in ODU's Student Success Center, was honored Tuesday, Dec. 10, as the university's Customer Relations Employee of the Year.



CARE Now Program Helps Ease Transition to Middle and High School for Disadvantaged Students

The Darden College of Education's CARE Now program continues to work as a successful platform, offering an opportunity for ODU undergraduate and graduate students in the counseling and human services and human movement sciences departments to gain valuable field placement, practicum and internship experience in local public schools. In turn, the program is helping produce positive results in many of the young lives these students touch.


Across Campus: A Photo Essay

The campus is becoming more deserted by the day, but students could be found early in the week studying for final exams. It's a particularly intense time for faculty as well, and a very busy time for the Office of Development, which will be processing end-of-year gifts to the university over the coming weeks. The office's accounting staff did some holiday decorating recently to help ease the work ahead.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Steve Daniel

David Metzger, dean of the Honors College, checks out some of the goods at the ODU ceramic program's student pottery sale Monday in Webb Center. Today is the final day for the sale. Pieces will be available for sale in the North Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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