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February 10, 2014


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.

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JLab Reports in Journal Nature that Mirror Symmetry Is Not All It's 'Quarked' Up to Be

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.


Office of Research Announces Summer Grants

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.


New Book Offers Program for Type 2 Diabetes Sufferers to Lose Weight, Cut Medications

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."


'ODU Writes a Book' Seeks Co-Authors Across Campus for 24-Hour Creative Project

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.



Snow Daze: While Most of Us Stayed Home, Facilities Management Personnel Were on the Job

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...

thepicturePhoto: Chuck Thomas

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.


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