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February 3, 2014

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White Out, Week Two - In Pictures

A week after experiencing its first snowfall of the winter, Hampton Roads was hit again, and harder, during the overnight hours on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The university shut down from Wednesday afternoon until mid-morning on Friday, as residents throughout the region hunkered down to ride out the snowstorm. ODU Facilities Management personnel braved the cold weather and the nine inches of snow, however, coming to campus to help clear the main sidewalks and parking lots.


Top Stories

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Former Gov. Douglas Wilder Is Keynote Speaker for ODU’s Black History Month Celebrations

L. Douglas Wilder, who became the first African American governor in the history of the United States when he was elected governor of Virginia in 1989, will deliver the keynote address for Black History Month at ODU.


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ODU Economic Outlook Conference Rescheduled for Feb. 5

Delayed a week by the winter storm, Old Dominion University's Economic Forecasting Team will present its annual Economic Outlook on Wednesday, Feb. 5.


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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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Darby Report in Nature Geoscience: Arctic Had Year-Round Ice Earlier than Previously Thought

Year-round sea ice began occurring in the Arctic Ocean at least 44 million years ago - about 26 million years earlier than previously believed - and, in the millennia that have followed, the cycles of deep freezes and thawing in the northern polar region cannot always be linked to climate changes in the earth's more temperate zones.


A Picture is Worth...

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Freshmen Matt Rowlands and Gabriella Gomez, both from Stafford, Va., spent some of their after-class time early Friday afternoon sculpting this snowman outside Virginia House. Rowlands is a maritime and supply chain management major and Gomez is majoring in nursing.


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