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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, May 21, 2015

ODU Researcher Uses Bees to Build a Better Berry

Lisa Horth wants to bring strawberry fans larger, plumper harvests on the plentiful pick-your-own farms found in South Hampton Roads, while bolstering the supply of pollinators that make it happen. Full Story

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ODU Researchers' Vulnerability Studies Attract Federal HUD Grant

Researchers at Old Dominion University's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center have been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to design models that will help identify planning practices that may facilitate the recovery of housing following a disrupting severe storm event. Full Story

Webb Center Operations Manager Named Gazelle Award Winner

Shannon Sauerwald, the general administration manager in Webb Center Operations, was presented with Old Dominion University's Gazelle Award at Friday's area-wide meeting led by Chief Operating Officer David Harnage. Full Story

New Head of Archives Brings Passion for History to Old Dominion

A self-professed "museum nerd" her entire life, Jessica Ritchie, Old Dominion's new head of special collections and university archives, is hoping to spread the gospel that the University's history is cool. Full Story

ODU Art Gallery to Host A.B. Jackson Retrospective Exhibit May 23-Aug. 2

"Passerby: An A.B. Jackson Retrospective," an exhibition of works by the late artist will be on view at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries from May 23 through August 2, 2015. Full Story


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Across Campus - A Photo Essay

With Memorial Day approaching, our thoughts (and thanks) are with service members past and present, including many who are part of the Monarch family. To get in the holiday spirit, this week's gallery highlights the 2015 Joint ROTC commissioning ceremony held May 8. Photos by Chuck Thomas Full Story

 A Picture is Worth...

Photo by Chuck Thomas

If you're in need of an "Awwww" moment to break up your day, head over to the pond outside the Gornto building. There, a mother duck, who has made a home under the bridge, is proudly showing off her 11 new ducklings for all to see.


Withdraw deadline for Maymester
Last day to withdraw from Maymester classes ( More )

Holocaust Commission Student Visual Arts Exhibit at...
The Holocaust Commission's 13th Annual Visual Arts Competition for Students is free and open to the public. ( More )

Free Business Plan Boot Camp for Veterans &...
The Veterans Business Outreach Center assists clients in developing and maintaining a business plan. The business plan includes elements... ( More )

St. Jude Dream home Giveaway Ticket Office Volunteer
The St. Jude Dream home Giveaway campaign is happening now. We have opportunities in our ticket office and our open house. We are... ( More )

EcoCycling Volunteer Events
EcoCycling in Norfolk has fun volunteer and internship opportunities! You can learn while your earn valuable skills in community organizing,... ( More )

Kam Cares Memorial Day Cookout
Volunteer for the Kam Cares 6th Annual Memorial Day Cookout at Lakewood Park in Norfolk, VA on May 23. Therre will be food, talent... ( More )



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