For older adults, suffering a fall is a well-known risk. For those 65 or older, the likelihood that they will suffer a fall in the following year is a staggering 1-in-3. This sobering statistic is at the heart of research being conducted at ODU by Steven Morrison of the College of Health Sciences' School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.
After six months as interim dean, Jane Bray has been appointed to serve as the new dean of the Darden College of Education. Provost Carol Simpson made the announcement on Dec. 18.
ODU's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, featuring five noted Hampton Roads community leaders, will be held Jan. 22, in the North Cafeteria of Webb Center. The event will open with a reception at 7 p.m., followed by the formal program at 7:30.
In the most recent college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, several online degree programs offered by Old Dominion were listed among the best in the nation.
Former ODU first lady Anne Hunter Bugg, 88, died Monday, December 30, 2013, at Harbor's Edge in Norfolk. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James L. Bugg Jr., who served as president of ODU from 1969 to 1976.
ODU's Helen Crompton has been selected to join a team of nine mobile experts from around the world who are being brought together to work on an important project for the United Nations.
- Susan Daniel Hired as Chair of Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene
- SuperScholar Website Ranks ODU's Engineering Management Program Fifth in Nation
- Campus Community Exceeds Goal in Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign
- ODAF Approves Financing for Basketball Practice Facility
- Gordon Art Galleries Host Exhibition of David McQueen Sculptures
- Physics Department's Justin Mason Honored as December Employee of the Month
- Lieberman Named 2014 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women's College Basketball
Christmas cards, ornaments, face painting, pizza, Santa Claus and gifts - the Hourly and Classified Employees Association's "Spirit of the Holidays" party had all that and more waiting for the approximately 30 children of Band 1 classified and hourly employees who attended the annual pre-holiday event on Dec. 19.
While activity on campus slowed considerably after the December commencement exercises, as well as during the week before the start of the spring semester, signs of life could be seen here and there around the grounds.
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Alonzo Brandon, vice president for university advancement, holds out his hat for contributions at the Vice Presidents Panel on Jan. 7. Sponsored by the Association of University Administrators, the event attracted an audience of administrators, staff and faculty, who heard the VPs discuss their initiatives that incorporate President Broderick's vision and ODU's strategic plan. In addition to Brandon, those giving presentations included: David Harnage, chief operating officer; Carol Simpson, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Bob Fenning, vice president for administration and finance; September Sanderlin, vice president for human resources; Rodger Harvey, interim vice president for research; Ellen Neufeldt, vice president for student engagement and enrollment services; and Wood Selig, director of athletics.