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January 27, 2014

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Warner Makes Case for ODU Role in Testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Sen. Mark Warner says unmanned aircraft systems today hold the same potential to spur societal change that cellular telephones did 30 years ago. A coalition of Virginia universities, of which ODU is a member, is pivotal if Virginia's UAS test site is to be selected as a permanent FAA facility, Warner said Friday during a roundtable at the university's Innovation Research Park.


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Science and Sport Will Intersect at 'Physics of Football' Lecture Tuesday Evening

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 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28.


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Delegation from ODU Meets with Gov. McAuliffe at State Capitol

A delegation of 35 ODU student leaders, faculty and staff advisers met with new Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and local state representatives during a visit to the Virginia Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 23.


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Integrative Learning Is Topic for 'Connect with Colleagues' Panel Discussion

"Integrative Learning: Helping Students Connect Academic Knowledge and Relevant Practical Experiences" is the topic for a "Connect with Colleagues" panel discussion on Thursday, Jan. 30. Worth Pickering, assistant vice president for assessment, will lead the discussion.


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Planning Council President Suzanne Puryear Tapped as Business College's Public Service Week Speaker

In her 40 years in the human services arena, Suzanne Puryear has worked at the state and local levels in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Throughout her career, the ODU graduate has retained an abiding desire to embody true public service in her professional and volunteer life.



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MODSIM World Conference to Introduce Entrepreneur Competition at Spring Event

The region's premier modeling and simulation symposium, MODSIM World 2014, is borrowing a little "Shark Tank" to spice up the world of M&S entrepreneurship.


A Picture is Worth...

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Melissa Davis, left, and Marina Doyle share a laugh between classes Friday afternoon in the north mall of Webb Center. Both Davis, a senior mechanical engineering major, and Doyle, a junior civil engineering major, are from Norfolk.


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