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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Satellite Switch Flipped, ODU Completes Its Transition to Online Delivery Model for Distance Learning Courses

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, the era of satellite broadcast from Old Dominion University Distance Learning ended with the simple flip of a switch. Now all distance learning courses will be conducted online. Full Story

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Atty. Gen. Herring Pledges High Priority for Bay Cleanup

Virginia Atty. Gen. Mark Herring, speaking in the Blue Planet Forum: Exploring the Bay and Beyond environmental lecture series at Old Dominion University Wednesday, August 27, defended his alliance with the Obama Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote a cleaner Chesapeake Bay. Full Story

Engineers from VMASC, Engineering Management Collaborate on Research Grant Win

ODU Researchers have won a two-year grant of more than $400,000 to develop better ways to assess smart manufacturing methods. Full Story

ODU's Shaomin Li Discusses Parking Research on NPR

A study by Shaomin Li, Old Dominion University Eminent Scholar and professor of international business, was featured on National Public Radio. Reporter Shankar Vedantam, who does a segment for NPR called "Hidden Brain" on social science research, interviewed Li about a study the ODU professor did on parking tendencies and their correlation with economic growth. Full Story

Life in Hampton Roads Survey featured in Media Reports and HearSay Radio Program

Old Dominion University released last week its annual Life in Hampton Roads survey that takes a deep look at social and economic indicators of quality of life in the region. This week, Jesse Richman and Tancy Vandecar-Burdin, director and associate director of the research center, respectively, discussed the survey's results on "HearSay," a popular public affairs radio show that is broadcast on WHRV FM 89.5. The one-hour call-in show aired Tuesday, Aug. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. Full Story


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Across Campus - A Photo Essay

The pace has picked up noticeably at ODU after students returned from summer break and a new class of freshmen arrived late last week. Check out some of the sights around campus this week as students settle in for the fall semester. Photos by Chuck Thomas Full Story

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Photo by Chuck Thomas

Hector Garcia, a senior project scientist with ODUís Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, demonstrates a procedure in the virtual operating room of the C.A.V.E. (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) as Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey observes during a visit this week.


Train Like An Athlete: Triathlon Series
Whether you are an experienced athlete or competing in your first triathlon, the Train Like an Athlete: Triathlon Series will help you set... ( More )

Lab Safety
Laboratory safety training for employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals during the course of their assignments. ( More )

"Pop In" Women's Center Open House
Meet the staff, learn about our services, get free popcorn, and play our trivia game to win a prize & get cool SWAG! ( More )

Faculty Research Orientation
Faculty can learn about the services provided by Research Compliance, Research Development, Innovations Commercialization (formerly... ( More )



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