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May 8, 2014

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When Opportunity Knocked During Her College Career, Cherese Lewis Was Quick to Answer

Since arriving at ODU from Richmond four years ago, Cherese Lewis has operated by this credo: There's nothing more expensive than a missed opportunity. With that in mind, the 22-year-old, who will graduate May 10 with a degree in public health - and an eye on medical school - has taken advantage of every opportunity that has come her way during her time at the university.


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President Broderick Ranked 7th on Inside Business ‘Power List’ of Regional Leaders

President John R. Broderick is ranked seventh on the 2014 "Power List," an annual compilation of the 75 most influential figures in Hampton Roads by Inside Business, the region's largest business journal.


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Alumni Association Presents Tonelson Award to Lawrence Weinstein, New Faculty Award to Sue Kimmel

The ODU Alumni Association presented two awards at the Faculty Awards and Retirement Dinner on May 6. The annual A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award went to Lawrence Weinstein, associate chair and professor of physics, and the inaugural Alumni Association New Faculty Award was presented to Sue Kimmel, assistant professor of teaching and learning.


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Ian Balitsky Is Winner of Faculty Research Achievement Award

ODU's annual Faculty Research Achievement Award went to Ian Balitsky, professor of physics, at the Faculty Awards and Retirement Dinner on May 6. The purpose of the award is to recognize the accomplishments of faculty who achieve national prominence for high-quality research and scholarship.


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Faculty, Administrators Honored at Annual Dinner

Old Dominion honored a number of faculty members and administrators at the Faculty Awards and Retirement Dinner the evening of Tuesday, May 6.


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AUA Presents Service Awards at Annual Breakfast

The Association of University Administrators honored ODU administrators for their years of service at the organization's annual breakfast on April 30.


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Three Employees Surprised with Staff Dream Fund Awards

The dreams of three ODU employees will be realized in the coming year, thanks to the Staff Dream Fund. Established to help deserving employees realize a long-held dream, the special fund will help make the very different dreams of these three employees come true. This year's recipients learned about their selection via surprise announcements in their workplace.


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Blue Agave: Can It Produce Both Tequila and Biofuels?

Anyone who has ever thrown back a shot of tequila may not be surprised to learn that researchers at ODU are using the "T-word" these days in reference to high-octane alternative fuels.


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Photo Essay – The Campus in Bloom

Some of the blooms have faded by now, but it wasn't that long ago that spring's rebirth produced a plethora of color throughout the grounds. Pictured here are some of the more striking flowering plants, bushes and trees one could see on a walking tour of the campus.


A Picture is Worth...

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Arthur Diamonstein presents the General Douglas MacArthur ROTC Leadership Award to Cadet Steven Andrews at the Army ROTC Monarch Battalion's 39th annual President's Review and Awards Ceremony on April 30. The award, which includes a check for $500, is presented to the third-year cadet most highly regarded by his or her peers. Diamonstein is a former chairman of the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation and a former rector of the ODU Board of Visitors


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