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March 31, 2014

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Graduate Research Achievement Day a Success

Many of the brightest graduate student researchers at Old Dominion shared their work at the fourth annual Graduate Research Achievement Day (GRAD) on March 27. A record 124 students participated in this year's GRAD event, which was created to honor and celebrate the excellent research of the university's graduate students.


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Pulitzer-winning Journalist and Undocumented Immigrant Jose Vargas to Speak at ODU

ODU will host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas for an upcoming installment of the President's Lecture Series. Vargas will speak at 7:30 p.m. April 8 in Webb Center.


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ODU Graduate Funds Program to Grow Entrepreneurship Educators at His Alma Mater

Lee Entsminger's life's work has been in solving complex problems. The retired Mobil executive - whose career included domestic and international assignments in technical, commercial and business aspects of the company - believes strongly that entrepreneurship, at its heart, is nothing more than identifying those problems, and proposing solutions.


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Mel Williams to Speak on 'Aging, Exercise, Diet and Health' for Annual Warren Stewart Lecture

Mel Williams, eminent professor emeritus of exercise science at ODU and a world-renowned researcher of endurance athletes, will deliver the sixth annual Warren Stewart Lecture, presented by the Department of Human Movement Sciences.

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VSGC, ODU Offer Workshop for Education Specialists in STEM Learning Environments

Recognizing that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education also takes place in venues outside the classroom and lab, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and ODU will present a free professional development workshop May 19 for education specialists from museums, zoos, parks and historic sites across Virginia.

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Campus Community Campaign Launches Today; Goal Is 100 Percent Participation

Old Dominion's Campus Community Campaign 2014, "Building Foundations for Brighter Futures," kicks off today and runs through May 16. The purpose of the annual fund drive is to make a difference for ODU students, faculty and staff, and CCC organizers ideally would like to have 100 percent participation from faculty and staff.



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ODU Student Nurses' Association Members Give Back to the Community

From August to December 2013, members of the ODU Student Nurses' Association logged more than 253 hours volunteering at various community activities, including health and wellness fairs and fundraisers for nonprofit organizations.


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Spring Is in the Air – A Photo Essay

With temperatures climbing to the mid-70s on Friday, members of the campus community enjoyed spending some time outdoors.


A Picture is Worth...

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Christian Zemlin, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, discusses his research project during the Office of Research's 2013 Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Team Presentations Friday morning. The project, which he undertook with colleague Andrei Pakhomov, a research professor at the Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, is titled "Defibrillation of Cardiac Tissue with Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields." It was one of five selected last year in the Office of Research competition. The winners shared the outcomes of their yearlong research during the presentations at IRP 2.


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