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Upcoming ODU Art Exhibit to Shed Light on Extraordinary Career of Mr. Imagination

"Fire! The Resurrection of Mr. Imagination," an exhibition of works by the late artist (born Gregory Warmack, 1948-2012), will be on view in the Self-Taught Gallery at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University from March 29 to Sept. 28. Warmack, who died in 2012, left behind one of the most impressive bodies of work created by a self-taught artist during the late 20th and early 21st centuries. ( More )

Book by Janet Peery Gets Plug on ‘Diane Rehm Show’

Janet Peery, University Professor of creative writing in the English department at Old Dominion, got an unexpected – and pleasant – surprise last week when she learned that her book “The River Beyond the World” (Picador USA, 1996) was highlighted on “The Diane Rehm Show” Wednesday, March 26. The show is produced by National Public Radio member station WAMU and distributed nationally by NPR. ( More )

ODU Professor’s Work Plays on Times Square Jumbotrons

Visitors to New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Station through March 15 have the opportunity to learn more about colorectal cancer through a commercial, edited by Old Dominion University adjunct instructor of film Christopher Free, which is being shown on the city’s iconic Jumbotron screens. ( More )

ODU Prof Blake Bailey Scores Another Critical Hit with New Memoir

Old Dominion University professor Blake Bailey has made a critically acclaimed name for himself documenting the often-turbulent lives of literary greats Charles Jackson, John Cheever and Richard Yates. In his latest effort, Bailey turns an adept biographer’s eye inward on his own troubled family, a memoir The New York Times calls a “vivid, tender book.” ( More )

New Book by ODU Prof Focuses on Emerging Digital Music Industry

Old Dominion University professor Tim J. Anderson explores the rise of the “social musician” and popular music distribution services, including Spotify, Pandora and iTunes, in his new book, “Popular Music in a Digital Music Economy: Problems and Practices for an Emerging Service Industry.” ( More )