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The Odds Are Against Us

October 24, 2012 |

On Oct. 18, author and socio-biologist Rebecca Costa offered Old Dominion University insight into the ailing global condition as a result of its complexities, societal “gridlock”, and the role of belief verses knowledge.

Her book, “The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking … Read More

STEAM Academy: ODU pledges instructional support for proposed public boarding school

October 16, 2012 |

Old Dominion University has recently pledged instructional support for an upcoming public boarding school focused on science, technology, engineering and applied mathematics.

On Sept. 1, the university signed a memorandum of understanding with the Virginia STEAM Academy, agreeing to … Read More

Success With Algae

September 26, 2012 |

Five years of algae-energy research undertaken by Old Dominion University has led to a joint commercial venture between the university and a Hampton Roads company that formulates and markets “green” fertilizers.

The Virginia Beach company known as NP Labs, a … Read More

Black Holes: Pretlow Planetarium Shows New Documentary

September 19, 2012 |

Not only does Old Dominion University offer many free events for its students, but it also offers free public screenings of informational movies. Ever wanted to learn about the universe? Well, you’re in luck as the Department of Physics here … Read More

Sports and Mores: Greg Gumbel and Rebecca Costa to speak in fall semester lecture series

June 6, 2012 |

This year’s fall semester at Old Dominion University will welcome Emmy Award-Winning sportscaster Greg Gumbel and sociobiologist and author Rebecca Costa as guest speakers in continuance with the President’s Lecture Series.

With a name synonymous with sports, Gumbel will come … Read More

Science in the News: Biomedical testing at ODU provides insight into chest wall deformities

October 5, 2011 | 1

Written By: Chelsea Hoenes, Staff Writer

Pectus excavatum is a congenital deformity characterized by a caved-in or sunken-appearing chest cavity. Pubescent boys seem to manifest this abnormality most often, but it can also be present at birth. Alternately, Pectus carinatum … Read More

Science in the News: A New Look at the Fundamentals of Matter

September 28, 2011 |

Written By: Chelsea Hoenes, Staff Writer

Old Dominion University physicists are taking another look at the smallest components of matter: quarks and gluons.  A quark is a subatomic particle that has a very small electrical charge. Joined together, they form … Read More

Science in the News: Studies in Flesh

September 21, 2011 | 1

Written By: Chelsea Hoenes, Contributing Writer.

Streptococcus pyogenes, a group A bacteria, is often included as part of a human’s natural skin flora. However, in immune compromised patients, particularly the elderly or infants, it has been characterized as flesh-eating bacteria. … Read More

Science in the News

September 14, 2011 |

Written By: Chelsea Hoenes 

Contributing Writer

Biofuel can be defined as useable fuel produced from a renewable resource. Dr. Andrew Gordon, an Old Dominion University biologist, is working on an extremely innovative new project where a tiny native algae species, … Read More