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December 16, 2013

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Rigell, Canada Deliver Inspirational Messages at ODU Commencement Exercises

They worked hard for their degrees, so cold weather and a bit of rain was no obstacle to the more than 1,300 Old Dominion graduates who received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the university's 119th commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 14.


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ODU Becomes Newest Member of Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Old Dominion and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing have announced that the university has joined the applied research center as a new academic member. ODU will provide leadership and research expertise in surface engineering and digital manufacturing to CCAM.


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Management Major Romina Samson Named Outstanding University Scholar

Romina Samson, a management major in the College of Business and Public Administration, was named the Outstanding University Scholar for the December commencement graduating class.


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ODU Faculty Members Awarded NSF Grant for Study of Cyber Security in the Workplace

That quiz asking "What Disney princess are you?" may be a few minutes of Facebook fun. But are you risking your organization's network to take it? Four ODU faculty members have received a $245,460 grant from the NSF to study the factors that affect cyber security behavior, helping employees more deeply understand their security risks and improve their security behavior.


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University's Online Programs Ranked Highest in Virginia for Quality and Affordability

ODU continues to rack up accolades for its online education programs - this time with a ranking as Virginia's top four-year accredited online college.


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Husband and Wife's Educational Journeys Converge at December Commencement Ceremony

When Vanessa Hodges decided to go back to college after several years working as an LPN, the most excited person in her family was her father. "He was a truck driver. He never had the chance to go to school, because he had a family to support," Hodges said. "He was always so excited to hear about how I was doing."


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Fade to Winter: A Photo Essay

With winter's arrival on the seasonal stage just days away, fall is taking its final bows (boughs?) on campus, leaving behind scattered pockets of color around the grounds and memories of a resplendent run during the month of November.


A Picture is Worth...

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Interdisciplinary studies/special education majors Jessica Young, left, from Pittsburgh, and Michele Young, from Indianapolis, toast each other during the Senior Brunch Friday at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Sponsored by the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement, the ODU Alumni Association and GEICO, the event was held to celebrate the accomplishments of the members of the class of December 2013.


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