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.
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
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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.