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January 23, 2014


Technology and Humanities Will Merge in 'ODU Writes a Book' Project

"A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends." These wise words of 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche will come to life Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Learning Commons at Perry Library, where members of the ODU community will gather, in person and virtually, to write a book.

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Carolyn Rutledge Recognized with 2014 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

Carolyn Rutledge, director of the ODU Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, has been selected as a recipient of a 2014 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Rutledge is the 27th faculty member from ODU to be honored with the award.


Multidisciplinary Seed Grants Announced by Office of Research

Which research topics hold the most promise for ODU faculty members in the near future? One answer to that question comes annually with the announcement of awards from the Office of Research's Multidisciplinary Seed Funding program.


Science and Sport Will Intersect at 'Physics of Football' Lecture Jan. 28

The violent collisions on a football field are sometimes characterized as an irresistible force meeting an immovable object. Timothy Gay would quibble with that characterization. Then he could go to a blackboard and explain why this common assertion is mathematically incorrect. A football and physics nut, Gay will visit ODU to discuss "The Physics of Football" as part of the ODU Presents lecture series on Jan. 28.


ODU Center for Global Health Moving to Address 'Big Picture' at Home and Abroad

The ODU Center for Global Health continues to establish a strong local and international presence in 2014 with a new director and spate of "big picture" programming.


ODU Forecasters to Share Regional and National Projections at Economic Outlook Conference

Will the region's slow recovery from the "Great Recession" of 2008-09 continue? Will growth accelerate or stall in 2014? How will issues such as sequestration, consumer spending and energy costs affect the regional and national economy? Those and many other questions will be answered when ODU's Economic Forecasting Project team presents its 2014 regional and national forecasts.



Across Campus in the Snow: A Photo Essay

While resident students and essential personnel had an opportunity to see the campus under a pristine, white blanket of snow on Wednesday, the rest of us experienced the cold and snow from the comfort of our homes. Plenty of the white stuff remained, however, as ODU returned to business this morning.


ODU Coach Is a Traveling Man on Tennis Circuit These Days

ODU's men's tennis team will play 17 of its 22 matches on its home courts this spring. But that doesn't mean Alsoja Piric, the team's coach, won't be on the road.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Steve Daniel

Christopher Johnson, left, and Karla Baires-Rivera, senior ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences majors, talk with Rich Whittecar, associate professor of OEAS, during an outdoor class assignment Friday afternoon. They and other students in Whittecar's Structural Geology class used Brunton compasses to measure the orientation of titled rock beds around the Oceanography and Physics Building pond. Since there are no hard rocks in southeastern Virginia, faculty members had strategically placed a dozen "outcrops" around the pond so the students could learn geologic mapping skills. With the information they collected, the students then constructed a geologic map and used it to deduce a geologic "history," Whittecar explained.


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