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June 5, 2014

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EPA Chief, Other Federal Officials Support ODU-Led Pilot Project at TechSurge

Gina McCarthy, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , spoke Wednesday to the audience at TechSurge, a two-day conference on national coastal resiliency. The event drew 250 government and private industry planners who are beginning work to create a comprehensive local response to increased flooding from rising sea levels and climate change that can serve as a template for coastal planners around the nation.


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Governor Appoints Four, Reappoints One to ODU Board of Visitors

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced his appointment of four new members and the reappointment of one current member to four-year terms on the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors.


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ODU Engineering Receives Multimillion Dollar Software Grant From Tech Giant Siemens

Old Dominion University has received a $746 million in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software.


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Ellen Neufeldt to Receive Outstanding Performance Award from National Organization

Ellen Neufeldt, Old Dominion University vice president for Student Engagement & Enrollment Services (SEES), has been tapped to receive an outstanding performance award from a national organization for her work as a senior student affairs officer.


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Yochum to Retire as Dean of College of Business and Public Administration

In Gil Yochum's nearly four decades at Old Dominion University, he has taken on many high-profile roles on a campus that has changed dramatically since 1975. But at heart, Yochum has always considered himself, first and foremost, an academic.


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ODU Psychologists Weigh In on Driverless Vehicles

Try conducting an internet search for "cars that drive themselves." You'll find that news media have been busy promoting the notion that in the foreseeable future we will be able to leave the driving to autonomous, computer-guided vehicles. In other words, you won't need a steering wheel, or a brake pedal.


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Across Campus - A Photo Essay

During Student Giveback Day, property left behind by students at the end of the spring semester is collected and donated to charity in order to reduce landfill waste and promote recycling. This year, the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters was the recipient of nearly 9,000 pounds of donated items. In these pictures ODU's manager of support services and recycling Harvey Logan and warehouse supervisor Bruce O'Leary, driving the fork lift, record weight readings and load boxes into a truck for transport.

Photos by Chuck Thomas


A Picture is Worth...

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Frank Zappa once said, "without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid." Even if ODU students Robert Draft, on mandolin, and James Cain, on banjo, aren't familiar with the famed rock musician's words, the sentiment probably isn't lost on the pair who recently held a jam session in Webb Center.


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