Former ODU Art Professor Was Among America's Monuments Men, the Subject of Wallenberg Lecture on Feb. 20
With the Feb. 7 release of the movie "The Monuments Men," directed by and starring George Clooney, America is getting to know the story of the Allied soldiers who risked their lives at the end of World War II to protect priceless works of art from destruction by the Nazis. The incredible story also, surprisingly, has a connection to Old Dominion University.
Researchers at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News announce in the Feb. 6 issue of the journal Nature that they have identified a new twist in the characteristics of quarks, which are the basic building blocks of matter.
The ODU Office of Research has announced its 2014 awards in the Summer Experience-Enhancing Collaboration (SEECR) program and Summer Research Fellowship Program (SRFP). Faculty members winning the awards will spend eight weeks of full-time research this summer working on their projects.
ODU's Sheri Colberg-Ochs, well-known researcher on diabetes and exercise, is the co-author of a new book, "The Diabetes Breakthrough: A Scientifically Proven Plan to Lose Weight and Cut Medications."
Final preparations are under way for ODU's one-of-a-kind 24-hour, book-writing flash mob. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 12:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons at Perry Library, faculty, staff and students will gather to kick off the ODU Writes a Book project.
- Columnist for The Nation Is Guest Speaker for Friends of Women's Studies Dinner
- Diehn Concert Will Feature Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, ODU's Andrey Kasparov
- Time Capsule Buried at Virginia Beach City Hall Contains Book by ODU English Prof
- Benefit Production of 'Vagina Monologues' Set for Feb. 14-16
- Challenging Schedule Ahead for Monarch Football in First C-USA Season
- Forum on Indirect Costs by Office of Research Rescheduled to Feb. 11
Most of us had the luxury of sleeping late and relaxing in our warm homes over the two days ODU closed as a result of the recent snowstorm, but that wasn't the case for personnel in Facilities Management, who were on the job to clear the campus ahead of the university's eventual reopening mid-morning on Friday, Jan. 31.
A Picture is Worth...
Lifetime learner Hal Juren looks at a piece titled "Self Portrait" at the ODU Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday afternoon in the Learning Commons at Perry Library. Juren and his wife have audited more that 15 art history classes at the university. Agnieszka Whelan, lecturer of art history, welcomed the crowd and introduced the presenters for the symposium's New Research in Renaissance and Baroque Art session. The symposium, which spanned Feb. 7-8, featured the research, scholarship and artwork of approximately 80 undergraduate students. It included poster presentations, oral presentations and exhibits by students from a wide range of academic disciplines.