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Port Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be 'Game Changer'

The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is not likely to be “a game changer” for United States ports, John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Port of Virginia, told an international audience of maritime economists in Norfolk on Wednesday, July 16. ( More )

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ODU President John R. Broderick Named to NCAA Institutional Performance Committee

Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick has been selected to serve on the NCAA Committee for Institutional Performance, effective in September, 2014. The committee, formerly known as the NCAA Division I Athletics Certification Program, focuses on the student-athlete experience through the establishment of review processes for all Division I institutions. ( More )

ODU's Lett-Brewington Wins ACHI Playwright Award

La Wanza Lett-Brewington, who is the director of the Old Dominion University Women's Center, was a performing arts category winner at the first annual ACHI Magazine Awards Gala Sunday, July 27, at The Sandler Center in Virginia Beach. ( More )

Music Department's Lee Teply Dies

Lee Teply, who taught music history and music theory at Old Dominion University and was widely known as the founder of the early instruments ensemble Collegium Musicum and director of the Madrigal Singers, died Sunday, July 13, in Norfolk. ( More )

ODU's Shaomin Li Studies Parking Behavior as Economic Predictor

That guy in the SUV who backed into his spot in the parking garage and blocked your visibility may make you angry. But did you know parking behavior can be a predictor of economic performance? That’s the unique and groundbreaking findings of a new study by Shaomin Li, Eminent Scholar and professor of international business in Old Dominion University's Strome College of Business. ( More )

Innovative MonarchTeach Program is on Path to Success

Old Dominion University’s MonarchTeach initiative isn’t scheduled to graduate its first student until 2017; however, the innovative collaborative effort between the Darden College of Education and College of Sciences is already showing signs of success. ( More )

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 )