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February 13, 2014

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ODU Writes a Book - in a Day

Provost Carol Simpson, Vice Provost Chandra de Silva, library officials and organizers of ODU Writes a Book were joined by Big Blue as they kicked off the 24-hour flash mob book authorship project Tuesday afternoon in the Learning Commons at Perry Library.


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'Monuments Men' Author Robert Edsel to Deliver Wallenberg Lecture 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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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 Prof's Russia Expertise on Display in National Geographic Article and New Book

With the opening of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games this past weekend, the world's eyes have been collectively focused on a long troubled and frequently misunderstood region of Russia. To help provide context to the security threats and other challenges organizers face, National Geographic recently published a primer that included valuable historical perspective from ODU's Austin Jersild.


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Across Campus - A Photo Essay

It's been cold around the grounds the last few days, as winter still has a firm grip on the region, but signs of life can be seen here and there and, as always, there is much activity inside the warm confines of Webb Center.


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Rodger Harvey, interim vice president for research, chats with Cindy Matney (left), director of sponsored programs with the ODU Research Foundation, and Karen Eck, director of research development, before the start of the Faculty Forum on Indirect Costs Tuesday in Webb Center. Harvey led the program, which was targeted to investigators who want to know the difference between direct and indirect costs, what gets included in the facilities and administrative rate, if every grant gets charged indirect costs, how the university uses the money and how funds get distributed.


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