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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Graduates Hear Words About Determination and Loving What You Do During ODU Commencement Exercises

A chill in the air was more than overcome by the warm feelings of more than 1,300 graduates of ODU's six colleges heard inspiring words about determination and choosing a career that will be exciting to wake up to every day. Full Story

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ODU Biology Graduate Has Relied on ODU 'Family' to Help Her Achieve

When Amber Garofalo thinks back to her four years at Old Dominion University, which will culminate with her graduation during Saturday's fall commencement ceremony, the quote rings true. Full Story

ODU Lineman Has Been a Star On the Field And In the Classroom

Tyler Compton, who is graduating with a 3.97 grade point average in mathematics at the Old Dominion University fall Commencement exercises, also plays football for the ODU Monarchs. Full Story

Six ODU Graduates Honored as Outstanding College Scholars

Emma Needham, an interdisciplinary studies major graduating with a 4.0 grade point average, has been named Outstanding University Scholar for Old Dominion University's fall Commencement Exercises. Full Story

Beyonce's Breath Comes Under Scrutiny of ODU Physicist Lawrence Weinstein

When Old Dominion University physicist Lawrence Weinstein isn't conducting an atom-smashing experiment at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, or trying an innovative teaching technique on the ODU campus, you just may find him practicing his hobby of "guesstimation" - which means he is a world-class talent at solving what is known as "Fermi problems." Full Story

Noffke Finds Potential Signs of Ancient Life in Mars Rover Photos

Old Dominion University faculty member Nora Noffke has made a name for herself as a geobiologist during the past decade by producing sedimentary evidence that prokaryote biofilms existed on ancient Earth billions of years ago. Now she is focusing efforts on showing that similar colonies of bacterial life may have existed on Mars at about the same time. Full Story


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Across Campus - A Photo Essay

On Dec. 13, Old Dominion University graduated 1,300 students during two commencement ceremonies. The day marked the culmination of much hard work and even dreams come true for some. So, it is no surprise there was much joy and plenty of smiles to go around. This gallery highlights the sights on display as the Class of 2014 transitioned from students to graduates. Photos by Chuck Thomas Full Story

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Samantha Leigh

Commencement is a time to celebrate the payoff from the many years of effort and sacrifice that go into earning a University degree. Graduates show off their pride of accomplishment in many ways, including a growing tradition of decorating mortarboards with artistic expressions. Pictured here, is an example from ODUís recent commencement exercises. To see more of the creativity that was on display at ODUís recent commencement exercises, check out the official Old Dominion University Facebook page.


Faculty/Staff Holiday Party
Thursday, December 18 Faculty/Staff Holiday Party 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. North Mall, Webb Center ( More )

MBB vs Maryland Eastern Shore
Fans can save big by purchasing four or more tickets to any of the games for only $7 each, a savings of $6 off every ticket. ODU... ( More )

MBB vs William and Mary
Fans can save big by purchasing four or more tickets to any of the games for only $7 each, a savings of $6 off every ticket. ODU... ( More )

MBB vs Mount St. Mary's
The American Sports Network will televise the Mount St. Mary's game nationally. Hampton Roads fans can tune in on channel 33 (over the... ( More )

WBB vs Charlotte
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Spring 2015 New Adjunct Faculty Orientation
This program is for all new adjunct faculty that will begin teaching in the Spring 2015 semester. It provides and opportunity for new... ( More )

ODU Womens Basketball vs Marshall
Game time to be announced. ( More )

AUA Vice Presidents Panel
Join AUA for a discussion with ODU's vice president group to hear about their initiatives that incorporate President Broderick's vision... ( More )



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