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March 27, 2014

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Blackwater Preserve Field Trip: Pines, Ants and Pixie Moss

Nearly 20 members of the ODU community, including alumni, faculty members and graduate students, participated in a field trip to the university's Blackwater Ecological Preserve near Zuni, Va., on March 21, led by visiting scholar Mark Moffett and ODU botanist Lytton Musselman. As manager of the preserve, Musselman has championed the return of longleaf pines to the site after the species almost became extinct in eastern Virginia.


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Laroussi Chairs International Plasma Medicine Workshop

Mounir Laroussi, who directs ODU'S Laser & Plasma Engineering Institute (LPEI), was the main organizer of the 1st International Workshop on Plasma for Cancer Treatment, which was held March 25-26 at George Washington University.


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Honors College Student Wins Fulbright Award for Engineering Study in England

Like a lot of students who come to ODU to study engineering, Mark Levenstein thought he wanted to work at NASA Langley Research Center one day - on rockets or some other part of the space program.


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Music, Dance, Food and More on Tap at International Festival This Sunday

The Ted Constant Convocation Center will play host to a melting pot of vibrant cultures found throughout Hampton Roads at the ODU International Festival on Sunday, March 30. The sixth annual event is free and open to the public.

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March 31 Is Deadline for Faculty Summer Institute Presentation Proposals

Proposals are due March 31 to present a paper, to participate in a panel discussion with colleagues or to lead a roundtable discussion or workshop at the Center for Learning and Teaching's (CLT) 16th Annual Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning. Accepted proposals will be announced in early April.

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Yetiv to Appear on 'HearSay' and Speak at Friends of the ODU Libraries Dinner

Steve A. Yetiv, Louis I. Jaffe Professor of Political Science and International Studies, will be a guest on WHRV-FM's "HearSay with Cathy Lewis" at noon Tuesday, April 1, the day before his appearance as guest speaker for the 20th annual Friends of the ODU Libraries Author Dinner and Silent Auction.



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Student Club's 'Ride the Lion' Video Game a Hit

Dozens of ODU students lined up to ride the lion - many of them repeatedly - last Thursday afternoon. But not the bronze lion statue that stands guard over Kaufman Mall. Instead, these students were playing a new video game called "Ride the Lion," which was created by the Video Game Design and Development Club.


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Across the Campus – A Photo Essay

While the Constant Center hosted everything from basketball games to a career fair in recent days - and will be the site of the annual International Festival on Sunday - there was also much activity elsewhere around the grounds.


A Picture is Worth...

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Members of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity show off one of the bins of canned food they helped collect during a recent Greek Week competition, which also included a "canstruction" design contest. The food will be donated to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.


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