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April 14, 2014


Monarchs for Monarchs: ODU Joins in Nationwide Effort to Stabilize Butterfly Population

"We need all of those vines cut away from the plot. But be careful with that machete!" Marcus Jones, greenhouse conservator with ODU's Kaplan Orchid Conservatory, carefully hands a 10-inch blade to a student volunteer. That student takes a few steps down the bank of a grassy area next to Colley Bay on 49th Street, and starts carefully hacking away at thick, hanging vines.

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Spring Commencement Ceremonies Scheduled for May 9 and 10

At ODU's 120th commencement exercises on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, graduates will hear words of wisdom from prominent executives in the film and media industries, and a nationally recognized children's advocate.


Former ODU President to Discuss His Book, 'The Caterpillar Way,' at Friends of the Libraries Program

James V. Koch, ODU Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus, will be the guest speaker at a Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries event on April 25, discussing his latest book, "The Caterpillar Way: Lessons in Leadership, Growth and Shareholder Value."


ODU Online Programs Ranked in Top 25 Nationally by AffordableCollegesOnline

ODU's online programs have been ranked 23rd in the nation by the national nonprofit website AffordableCollegesOnline in a combined metric of affordability and quality of education offered.


President Broderick Featured as Guest on 'Thinking Out Loud' Television Show

President John R. Broderick was a featured guest last week on the city of Chesapeake's community access television show, "Thinking Out Loud."



Across the Campus – A Photo Essay

The warm weather on Thursday and Friday prompted many students to spend some time outdoors engaged in a variety of activities.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Chuck Thomas

Sporting his Google Glass, Declan De Paor, professor of geophysics and director of the Pretlow Planetarium, delivers a lesson to students in his Introduction to Astronomy class about the connection between particles discovered in accelerators and our understanding of Big Bang cosmology. "For several years, I've taken students' questions as SMS text messages and now I am experimenting with communication via Google Glass," De Paor said. "In a 390-student class, individual students are often shy to raise their hand but are happy to text. We also communicate via Learning Catalytics." All students are required to have a mobile device in class.


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