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May 22, 2014

 Courtesy of The Virginian Pilot

ODU Hosting Conference for National Pilot Project on Sea Level Rise

A first-of-its-kind conference on the resiliency of coastal areas to the threats of climate change will bring an expected 250 planners from all levels of government and industry to Old Dominion University on June 3-4. The meeting is designed to launch a comprehensive local response to increased flooding that could be a model for the rest of the nation.


Top Stories

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Colleges Present Annual Awards to Faculty and Staff

With another school year coming to a close, each of Old Dominion University's six academic colleges took time to recognize the outstanding achievements of talented, passionate faculty and staff members.


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Shaeffer Named Founding Dean of College of Continuing Education

James M. Shaeffer Sr., associate vice provost for Outreach & Engagement and associate professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., has been named the founding dean of Old Dominion University's College of Continuing Education and Professional Development. The appointment was announced Wednesday, May 21, by ODU Provost Carol Simpson.


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Virginia Secretary of Commerce to Speak to ODU Real Estate Organization Annual Meeting

Maurice A. Jones, Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia and former publisher of The Virginian-Pilot, will deliver the keynote address at the annual meeting of Old Dominion University's E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate and Economic Development (CREED).


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ODU Economic Forecasters: Hampton Roads Economic Growth has Slowed

Growth in the Hampton Roads economy has slowed, according to the 2014 second quarter economic forecast and analysis produced by Old Dominion University's Economic Forecasting Team.


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ODU Prof's Study of Rise in Obesity among the Unemployed Cited by Washington Post

Old Dominion University researcher Qi "Harry" Zhang recently published a study examining the association between state and county unemployment rates and obesity during the latest United States recession.


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10th Duffy Institute Still Turning Out Masterworks

The John Duffy Composers Institute, in its 10th year as a production of the Virginia Arts Festival in collaboration with ODU, has brought together six rising-star artists from throughout the country to study with Duffy and a faculty of established creative talent in music, dance, voice and theater direction.


Features

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Across Campus - A Photo Essay

The student population has dwindled noticeably since the end of the spring semester, but there is still plenty of campus activity as Old Dominion students, faculty and staff settle in for the summer session.


A Picture is Worth...

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With final exams and commencement exercises in the rear view mirror, and a complement of pleasant spring-like weather, recent days have provided a great opportunity to take a breather before diving into summer classes and other academic responsibilities. Here, Tiger Xu, a visiting mathematics scholar from China, has the right idea as he takes a respite under blue skies on the banks of the fountain pond outside the Oceanography/Physical Science building.


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