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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, November 20, 2014

White House-sponsored National Exercise at ODU to Explore Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Mitigation

Old Dominion University will take center stage in early December when it convenes a White House-sponsored exercise tailored to address risks and vulnerabilities associated with climate change and sea level rise. Organizers hope to develop an action plan applicable in threatened communities throughout the nation. Full Story

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Nancy Grden Appointed First Director of Strome Entrepreneurial Center

Nancy L. Grden, general manager for Genomind and a long-time entrepreneur, has been hired as the first executive director for the Strome Entrepreneurial Center, beginning in January. Full Story

ODU's Hatcher on Gulf Oil Spill Research Team

Patrick Hatcher, the Batten Endowed Chair of Physical Sciences at Old Dominion University, will share in a $7.2 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) for environmental studies funded by the petroleum company BP in response to the Macondo oil well blowout in 2010. Full Story

VMASC Hosts Forum on Building the M&S Economy Regionally

The results of a statewide study indicate just how important modeling and simulation is to the economy of Virginia, and Old Dominion University plays a key role. Full Story

Study: Teen Drivers and Early High School Start Times a Concerning Combination

A new study conducted by researchers at Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Virginia Commonwealth University compared auto crash rates over two years at Chesterfield and Henrico counties and found a correlation between crashes involving teen drivers and early school start times. Full Story

ODU Women’s Center and Military Connections Center Partner to Host Training Targeting Sexual Assault

Old Dominion University will host "Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships to Respond to Sexual Assault," an upcoming training event for military personnel that is aimed at responding to sexual assault promptly and diligently. Full Story


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Across Campus - A Photo Essay

On any given day, thousands of students move across campus to classes and other activities. Frequently, they walk; however, in many cases, students utilize wheeled transportation to zip along sidewalks and pathways in a swifter fashion. This gallery details some of the modes of transportation favored by Monarchs. Photos by Chuck Thomas and David Hollingsworth Full Story

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By David Hollingsworth

Last weekend, Senator Mark Warner hosted the fifth annual Virginia Women's Conference. This year's event, "Your Passport to Success: Navigating the Worlds of Family, Self and Career" was held in ODU's Webb University Center. Attendees heard from a distinguished panel of women business owners, private sector executives and trailblazers. Here, Regina Brayboy, president of Virginia Culinary Pathways, LLC takes a selfie with Senator Warner prior to the start of the conference.


ODU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir
12/02/2014 7:30 PM - 12/02/2014 9:00 PM
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Madrigal Banquets
12/05/2014 6:30 PM - 12/05/2014 9:30 PM
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Madrigal Banquets
12/06/2014 6:30 PM - 12/06/2014 9:30 PM
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