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March 6, 2014


National Magazine Features Good Deeds of ODU Chemistry Club

One good deed deserves another for the student chapter of the American Chemical Society at ODU. When the ACS learned about the outreach program through which students and faculty members have helped 350 Boy Scouts from eastern Virginia earn chemistry merit badges, it devoted three pages of its national student magazine, inChemistry, to the project.

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‘Indiana Jones of Entomology’ to Give Lecture on Adventurous Lives of Ants

Biologist, explorer and nature photographer Mark W. Moffett will speak on "Adventures Among Ants" for the Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Lecture on March 20. National Geographic magazine, to which Moffett has contributed photos and articles, has called him "the Indiana Jones of entomology."


ODU Joins Coalition to Double Number of Students Who Study Abroad by End of Decade

Old Dominion has pledged to join the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. The university has committed to increasing the number of undergraduate students who study abroad by 252 students over the next five years.


Follow Researcher Victoria Hill's 'Outreach' from the Arctic

Victoria Hill is young enough to be mistaken for a student, but the assistant research professor in the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is also one of ODU's most seasoned Arctic Circle researchers. Her work in recent years has focused on conditions that promote the melting of sea ice in the Arctic.


Sportswriter Christine Brennan Shares Stories from Sochi for Lecture Series

Nationally renowned sportswriter Christine Brennan told a President's Lecture Series audience Tuesday that she was honored to speak at Old Dominion because of its commitment to equality in women's athletics. A former athlete herself, Brennan has been a trailblazer in women's sports journalism.



Across Campus – A Photo Essay

Activities on campus in recent days have run the gamut - everything from a President's Lecture Series address to a Mardi Gras celebration at Perry Library. And, oh yes, there was a well-known cat spotted at the University Village Bookstore Saturday morning.


Snow Tired – A Photo Essay

Enough already! That seemed to be the sentiment of many people on campus (including Facilities Management personnel) following the region's third significant snowfall of the season Monday night. While the campus community has become accustomed by now to dealing with adverse weather conditions this winter, in a few days the missed classes, treacherous driving conditions and cold blankets of white may be forgotten, temporarily at least, by those faculty members and students lucky enough to head south for spring break.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: David Hollingsworth

This week's annual ODU Majors Fair hosted the debut of the Peer Advisor Program, which is under the direction of Morgan Morrison (standing), the Advising and Transfer Program's success advisor in the College of Arts and Letters. Lindsey Chase (seated left), a graduate student in counseling, and Marae Fleming, a sophomore in communication, serve as peer advisors. The Peer Advisor booth will be set up after spring break in the Batten Arts and Letters Building lobby, providing referral information to undergraduates on majors, career resources and academic support services.


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