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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
A Picture is Worth...
Hector Garcia, a senior project scientist with ODU's 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.