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February 24, 2014


ODU Entrepreneurial Film Project to Produce Feature-length Psychological Thriller

"The Ballerina" is the story of a desperate father's struggle to rescue his daughter from the torment of nightmarish apparitions. In March, production begins at ODU on the feature-length movie, which represents an "unprecedented" entrepreneurial collaboration between film industry professionals and faculty, staff and students.

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ODU Awarded National Undergraduate Research Program in Climate Studies

The National Science Foundation has chosen ODU's Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to host a national Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program focusing on climate change and sea level rise.


Nursing's Carolyn Rutledge Receives Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award at Ceremony in Richmond

SCHEV presented the 28th Annual Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards Feb. 20 during a ceremony in Richmond. The 12 recipients of the awards, which are sponsored by Dominion Resources, included ODU's Carolyn Rutledge, associate professor of nursing.


'Monuments Men' Author Robert Edsel Shares Incredible Story of World War II Unit with Capacity Crowd at Webb Center

When Robert Edsel was in living in Italy and heard about every major bridge across the River Arno in Florence being destroyed in World War II, he asked casually how so many priceless, fragile works of art survived. It seemed nobody knew the answer. That launched Edsel on a research mission that led him to a small unit of fewer than 350 Allied soldiers, now known as the Monuments Men.


Students in Counseling Master's Program Post High Scores on National Exam

All of the students in ODU's master's program in counseling who took the fall National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification not only passed the test, but collectively posted a mean score higher than the national averages.



Monarch Dining Chef Shares Latest Trends in College Food Service on Local TV Show

Campus food has come a long way. At ODU, Aramark/Monarch Dining provides resident and commuter students with myriad healthy dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fact, the university is so proud of its culinary offerings that Executive Chef Bob Patton was a guest on "The Hampton Roads Show" last Tuesday, cooking up a storm.


ODU Graduate Monica Chattin Holland Honored as New Teacher of the Year

Old Dominion graduate Monica Chattin Holland is the first recipient of the New Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Virginia Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children to extraordinary first-year teachers.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Maryam M. Amer / Society of Women Engineers, ODU chapter

Zachary Desocio, a junior mechanical engineering major from Chesapeake, poses behind his Rube Goldberg "machine" before testing it Friday in the Kaufman Hall atrium. The competition was one of several activities last week sponsored by various student organizations from the Batten College of Engineering and Technology for "Geek Week," part of the college's observance of National Engineers Week. As noted on the official Rube Goldberg website: "A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction."


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