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June 26, 2014

George Fowler

ODU Libraries' Fowler Has Taken an Unconventional Route

George Fowler will become Interim University Librarian with Old Dominion University Libraries, effective when Virginia O'Herron retires from the position August 1 after 21 years at ODU.

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Those associated with ODU’s Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative no doubt paid close attention to the local flooding conditions that resulted from last week’s rain. Here, water from the Lafayette River inlet behind Rogers Hall begins to enter the parking lot Thursday afternoon. Photo by Steve Daniel

Sen. Tim Kaine Leads Sea Level Rise Conference at ODU

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, U.S. Congressmen Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott and Rob Wittman, as well as Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim and Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, will host a regional conference on sea level rise at Old Dominion University in Norfolk on Monday, June 30.

Mecit Cetin, transportation engineer with students.

ODU Engineers Part of Six-University Consortium to Receive $5 Million Department of Transportation Grant

Old Dominion University is part of a consortium of six mid-Atlantic schools to receive a $5.16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to research and develop energy efficient and environmentally sustainable modes of transportation.


ODU's Hans-Peter Plag Among Diverse Speakers at TEDx Hampton Roads

In his remarks during the Tedx Hampton Roads event at ODU's Ted Constant Convocation Center Friday, June 20, Hans-Peter Plag demonstrated in concrete terms the dramatic changes to the earth's climate that are occurring

Michael Seek

Solar Energy Tracking System Research Earns CIT Grant

A multidisciplinary research project aimed at improving the technology used in tracking systems for rooftop solar installations, has received a $25,000 grant from Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology.


Tedx Hampton Roads speaker

Across Campus - A Photo Essay

Old Dominion University, and the Ted Constant Convocation Center, recently hosted an installment of the popular TEDx speaking events. TEDx Hampton Roads, which is short for Technology, Entertainment, Design, was sponsored by Dominion Enterprises and Old Dominion University. TED events, which have been held around the country, bring leaders in a variety of subject areas together to discuss ideas that are, collectively, shaping our future. The day-long Norfolk event featured Hans-Peter Plag, professor of oceanography and director of Old Dominion University's Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI), among others.

Photos by David Hollingsworth

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Chuck Thomas

Engineers have long been at the forefront of new developments testing the boundaries of technology and design. So it's no surprise to find (L-R) Erin Colwell, Denisse Thillet and Sherri Watson, advisors at the Center for Major Exploration, among the first to try out a set of new chairs in the recently constructed Engineering Systems Building, across from the Perry Library.


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