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Caribbean Fisheries Order Up Butler's 'Pure Science' about Spiny Lobsters

Old Dominion University marine biologist Mark Butler has been studying spiny lobsters in the Caribbean for more than 30 years, and has made much-publicized discoveries related to dispersal of populations during the larvae stage and to a viral disease that kills young lobsters. But the conference he was invited to on the island of Dominca in April is not associated with pure science as much as it is with the great value of lobsters as a seafood commodity. ( More )

Paws Fur Relief Combats Stress at Semester's End

For Sydney Shelton, an Old Dominion freshman from Northern Virginia majoring in biology, and Alex Johnson, a freshman from Chesapeake majoring in computer engineering, the Paws Fur Relief session with a therapy dog Tuesday at Webb Student Center offered just the stress relief they needed as they head toward spring semester final exams. ( More )

Two Public Events in May Will Showcase Nuclear Physics

If you live in southeastern Virginia and you’re interested in nuclear physics, the month of May holds two special opportunities to expand your understanding of the Big Bang – and the particles and forces that form matter as we know it. Old Dominion University physicists will be part of both events. ( More )

Illuminating Talk by Jose Antonio Vargas Draws Large Audience

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant, engaged a standing-room-only crowd at Old Dominion University Tuesday night with humor and unexpected insights from his personal experiences during a President’s Lecture Series address that delved into the controversial issue of immigration reform. ( More )

Upcoming ODU Art Exhibit to Shed Light on Extraordinary Career of Mr. Imagination

"Fire! The Resurrection of Mr. Imagination," an exhibition of works by the late artist (born Gregory Warmack, 1948-2012), will be on view in the Self-Taught Gallery at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University from March 29 to Sept. 28. Warmack, who died in 2012, left behind one of the most impressive bodies of work created by a self-taught artist during the late 20th and early 21st centuries. ( More )