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2014 Life in Hampton Roads Survey, Part 4: Tolls and Traffic

Every day, multitudes of drivers traverse the 11 bridges and five tunnels in the Hampton Roads area, commuting for work, family and other activities. Some sit in traffic, some pay tolls, almost all have opinions about the regional transportation infrastructure. The 2014 Life in Hampton Roads Survey collected their views in part four of the five-day series: “The Changing Transportation Picture: Tolls and Traffic.” ( More )



2014 Life in Hampton Roads Survey, Part 2: Economy, Crime and Politics

A “good place to live” often has a vibrant economy, is well governed, and has an effective, well respected police force with little crime. Is Hampton Roads such a place? The 2014 Life in Hampton Roads survey just released by Old Dominion University asked residents their thoughts. Released today, part two of the survey, “A Tale of Many Cities: Economy, Crime and Politics” highlights regional and sub-regional measures of economy, crime and political perceptions.
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St. John’s Latest Book Covers the History of Public Relations

Burton St. John III, associate professor of communication in Old Dominion University’s College of Arts and Letters, joined with historians from around the world to celebrate the arrival of his fourth book in the last five years, “Pathways to Public Relations: Histories of Practice and Profession." ( More )




Tim Seibles to Receive Saginaw Valley State University Poetry Prize

Old Dominion University faculty member and acclaimed poet Tim Seibles has racked up another accolade for his book “Fast Animal,” which was a National Book Award Finalist in 2012. This time, Seibles was chosen to receive the 13th Triennial Saginaw Valley State University Board of Fellows Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. ( More )





ODU to Host Traveling Art Exhibit Showcasing Lives of Military Kids

The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University will host a free public reception on June 27, 2014, to unveil “UNCLASSIFIED: THE MILITARY KID ART SHOW,” the first traveling museum exhibit of its kind, showcasing the life of a military child through art. This exploration of the military child subculture through 50 years of blue ribbon art works shows visitors the strength, compassion, creativity and challenges faced by children of military parents through multiple generations. ( More )