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March 24, 2014

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Spring Fever – A Photo Essay

Right on cue, spring-like weather arrived on Thursday, the first day of spring, in the form of sunny skies and warm temperatures. The welcome change in weather, which lasted through Saturday at least, invited many outdoor activities on campus at the start of the new season.


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Moffett Gives Lecture Audience Up-Close Look at Ants

In Mark Moffett's travels around the world as a nature photographer, biologist and explorer, he has found ant groups with only four members, and also ant colonies consisting of 40 million. Watch the little creatures closely, he says, and ant societies can help us better understand human societies.


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Rescheduled for April 3

ODU's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, delayed because of wintry weather on its original January date, has been rescheduled and will now be held on Thursday, April 3. The rescheduled event, which coincides with the anniversary of King's assassination in Memphis on April 4, 1968, will feature four noted Hampton Roads community leaders.


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New Position Will Place Increased Emphasis on Service Learning

For Emily Eddins, ODU checks all the boxes of an institution poised to incorporate meaningful service-learning efforts into its teaching and research. As a research university located in a major metropolitan area, ODU has sought to emphasize service, particularly through engaging with the surrounding community.

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Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour Performance at ODU to Spur PTSD Awareness, Dialogue

The Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour will make a stop at Old Dominion on March 29 for dramatic readings of Sophocles' "Ajax," designed to engage the audience in a town hall-style discussion about the visible and invisible wounds of war.

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ODU's Cutter Helps News Team Evaluate Coal Ash Spill

Greg Cutter, a chemical oceanographer on the Old Dominion faculty, was the right scientist in the right place to help a WVEC-TV news reporter assess the impact on Hampton Roads drinking water of a coal ash spill last month into the Dan River.



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Darden College’s Dennis Gregory Helping Develop New Regulations for Clery Act

Dennis Gregory, associate professor of higher education in the Darden College of Education, is currently serving as a member of a U.S. Department of Education negotiated rule-making committee, which is developing new regulations for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.


A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: David Hollingsworth

Members of the ODU Jazz Choir sings "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top," under the direction of John Toomey, at the 10th Annual Student Concert Thursday in the F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room. The "Soup to Nuts: A Musical Potluck" concert included several composition majors' original works, as a variety of student ensembles and solo performers took the stage. Also performing were the Diehn Chorale, under the direction of Nancy Klein; student ensemble Ebony Impact Gospel Choir, under the direction of Rivers Taylor; and the Flute Choir, under the direction of Patti Waters. The concert, organized by Brian Nedvin, assistant professor of voice, promoted students creativity and featured late 20th-century and contemporary music.


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