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Port Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be 'Game Changer'

The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is not likely to be “a game changer” for United States ports, John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Port of Virginia, told an international audience of maritime economists in Norfolk on Wednesday, July 16. ( More )



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Music Department's Lee Teply Dies

Lee Teply, who taught music history and music theory at Old Dominion University and was widely known as the founder of the early instruments ensemble Collegium Musicum and director of the Madrigal Singers, died Sunday, July 13, in Norfolk. ( More )


ODU's Shaomin Li Studies Parking Behavior as Economic Predictor

That guy in the SUV who backed into his spot in the parking garage and blocked your visibility may make you angry. But did you know parking behavior can be a predictor of economic performance? That’s the unique and groundbreaking findings of a new study by Shaomin Li, Eminent Scholar and professor of international business in Old Dominion University's Strome College of Business. ( More )


Innovative MonarchTeach Program is on Path to Success

Old Dominion University’s MonarchTeach initiative isn’t scheduled to graduate its first student until 2017; however, the innovative collaborative effort between the Darden College of Education and College of Sciences is already showing signs of success. ( More )


St. John’s Latest Book Covers the History of Public Relations

Burton St. John III, associate professor of communication in Old Dominion University’s College of Arts and Letters, joined with historians from around the world to celebrate the arrival of his fourth book in the last five years, “Pathways to Public Relations: Histories of Practice and Profession." ( More )




Tim Seibles to Receive Saginaw Valley State University Poetry Prize

Old Dominion University faculty member and acclaimed poet Tim Seibles has racked up another accolade for his book “Fast Animal,” which was a National Book Award Finalist in 2012. This time, Seibles was chosen to receive the 13th Triennial Saginaw Valley State University Board of Fellows Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. ( More )





Head of Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Visits ODU Engineering

The seeds of a fruitful partnership were planted last year when Old Dominion University began discussions with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), seeking to become its fourth university partner. With significant momentum behind the new alliance, new CCAM President and Executive Director Joseph F. Moody visited ODU on Wednesday, July 2. ( More )