Daniel Barshis, a young marine molecular biologist who joined the Old Dominion faculty in 2013, has published widely disseminated research findings over the past decade showing that some corals seem to be capable of fighting back against the ravaging effects of climate change.
ODU marine biologist Mark Butler has been studying spiny lobsters in the Caribbean for more than 30 years, and has made much-publicized discoveries related to dispersal of populations during the larvae stage and to a viral disease that kills young lobsters. But the conference he was invited to on the island of Dominica earlier this month was not associated with pure science as much as it is with the great value of lobsters as a seafood commodity.
If you live in southeastern Virginia and you're interested in nuclear physics, the month of May holds two special opportunities to expand your understanding of the Big Bang - and the particles and forces that form matter as we know it. ODU physicists will be part of both events.
The Old Dominion University Board of Visitors made several faculty appointments and selected next year's student representative to the board at its April 24 meeting.
- Human Resources Dept. Sponsoring Third Annual Ice Cream Social - and You're Invited
- Reservations Due May 9 for HACE Annual Luncheon
- Registration Still Open for CLT's Faculty Summer Institute
- Faculty Members Invited to Information Sessions on Leading Study Abroad Programs
- International Student Advisory Board Presents Annual Faculty and Administrator Awards
- ODU Graduate Krista Harrell Receives Dissertation of the Year Award
The semester may be winding down, but there was much activity throughout the main campus and beyond last week - from students studying for finals to an Exam Jam event at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center.
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President John R. Broderick and Danny Hunley (right), vice president of operations at Newport News Shipbuilding, sign a memorandum of understanding Monday that will help students at the shipyard's Apprentice School pursue engineering degrees from ODU while doing their apprenticeships in Newport News. The new marine-engineering apprenticeship program will lead to a bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering from ODU.