April 14, 2014
"We need all of those vines cut away from the plot. But be careful with that machete!" Marcus Jones, greenhouse conservator with ODU's Kaplan Orchid Conservatory, carefully hands a 10-inch blade to a student volunteer. That student takes a few steps down the bank of a grassy area next to Colley Bay on 49th Street, and starts carefully hacking away at thick, hanging vines.
At ODU's 120th commencement exercises on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, graduates will hear words of wisdom from prominent executives in the film and media industries, and a nationally recognized children's advocate.
Former ODU President to Discuss His Book, 'The Caterpillar Way,' at Friends of the Libraries Program
James V. Koch, ODU Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus, will be the guest speaker at a Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries event on April 25, discussing his latest book, "The Caterpillar Way: Lessons in Leadership, Growth and Shareholder Value."
ODU's online programs have been ranked 23rd in the nation by the national nonprofit website AffordableCollegesOnline in a combined metric of affordability and quality of education offered.
President John R. Broderick was a featured guest last week on the city of Chesapeake's community access television show, "Thinking Out Loud."
- Dates Set for Presentations by Candidates for Dean of Continuing Education and Professional Development
- Recycling Department Offers Free Paper Shredding, Electronic Recycling Services This Month
- Get Wet and Wild at Asian Water and Color Festival
- ODU Presents Pathway Retention Awards
- Education College's John Ritz Receives Two Publication Awards
- ODU Writing Center Gets High Marks from Military Accreditation Team
The warm weather on Thursday and Friday prompted many students to spend some time outdoors engaged in a variety of activities.
A Picture is Worth...
Sporting his Google Glass, Declan De Paor, professor of geophysics and director of the Pretlow Planetarium, delivers a lesson to students in his Introduction to Astronomy class about the connection between particles discovered in accelerators and our understanding of Big Bang cosmology. "For several years, I've taken students' questions as SMS text messages and now I am experimenting with communication via Google Glass," De Paor said. "In a 390-student class, individual students are often shy to raise their hand but are happy to text. We also communicate via Learning Catalytics." All students are required to have a mobile device in class.