On Wednesday May 21 at 7:15 pm, the Naro Cinema, with Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries, will have a special viewing of the film: “Google and the World Brain” the story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet.
In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay "World Brain." But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet. (90 mins) http://www.worldbrainthefilm.com/
Post-film discussion facilitated by: D.E. Wittkower and George Fowler. Dylan Whittkower is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Old Dominion University, where he teaches courses on philosophy of technology, digital culture, new media, and information ethics. He is author or editor of six books, including Facebook and Philosophy, and has written articles on topics including online self-identity, the crisis in copyright, and cultural ownership in a digital age. George Fowler is a librarian at Old Dominion University and is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at ODU.
A limited supply of free tickets are available at the Learning Commons@Perry Library Help Desk—first come, first serve basis—to ODU id holders. Naro Cinema is located at 1507 Colley Avenue in Norfolk, Va. Tickets will also be sold at the door--$9.00.
Friday, April 25, 7pm - Learning Commons @ Perry Library
Mark you calendar for the Friends of the ODU Libraries Book Event with Dr. James V. Koch. Dr. Koch, ODU President Emeritus, will discuss his new book, The Caterpillar Way. Get an inside look at the major shift that took a beleaguered company to success. (See flyer for more information.)
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please call 757-683-4141 to reserve a seat.
ODU's POETRY SLAM will take place in the Learning Commons today (4/17) from 12:30-1:30. No pre-registration required, 2 minutes per poem! Come out and show your talent, or cheer your friends on. Find out more on Facebook!
Hosted and cosponsored by ODU Writers in Community& Sigma Tau Delta Nu Upsilon!
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Friends of the Libraries 20th Annual Author Dinner which will feature guest speaker Dr. Steve A. Yetiv, the Louis I. Jaffe Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University.
The Friends of the Libraries Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to Tim Seibles, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the English Department of Old Dominion University.
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Come to the Diehn Composers Room on Thursday, March 20, from 12:30-1:15pm, to enjoy performances by ODU’s Music Department students. “Soup to Nuts: A Musical Potluck,” the 10th Annual Student Concert, is organized by Dr. Brian Nedvin and features late 20th century and contemporary music.
The F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room is located in the F. Ludwig Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Building at 49th & Elkhorn Avenue in Norfolk —on Old Dominion University’s main Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Light refreshments will be offered after the concert.
Contact Elizabeth M. Hogue, Instruction and Music Collections Librarian 683-4131 email@example.com or Jessica Mirasol, Librarian Archivist for Music Collections, F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room 683-4175 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mardi Gras @ Club Perry will be held on March 4th from 6-8pm in the Learning Commons. Come enjoy the festivities by participating in gathering up beads to become the King or Queen of the Mardi Gras parade. Enter the shoebox float contest and play games to win prizes. Be the first person through all of the parade float activities and win $25 to your Monarch Plus account. Student Government Association and The Starving Artists will sponsor a prize wheel and face painting. Don’t miss out -- join the party!
ODU has written a book!
Today (Thursday 2/13) at 12:30 in the Learning Commons, we’ll have a closing event, in which we’ll present some of the results and reflect on the experiment.
Anyone on campus, as well as anyone with an ODU email address, can join the process of writing a book over a 24-hour period.
When: beginning Tuesday, February 11 at 12:30pm
Where: ODU Learning Commons and through online virtual spaces
Topic: "You are (w)here: how knowledge is related to virtual and physical place"
What: contribute scholarly research-based writing, personal reflections, photo essays, audio recordings, videos, etc
Read more about it in Inside ODU
OR, go straight to the WordPress project site
-- You can suggest some possible chapter topics and learn much more.
University Libraries is shining a "Spotlight on Scholarship" of the Marketing Department through a month-long exhibit and reception.
The exhibit features the research and recent scholarly output of Old Dominion's Department of Marketing. The department, located in the College of Business and Public Administration, boasts diverse research programs that include marketing ethics, male and female role portrayals in advertising, consumers' financial well-being, retailing and customer services. The exhibit in the Learning Commons through the end of November features statements of current research, as well as selected journal articles and books from the past five years.
Marketing department faculty members will discuss some of their recent work at a reception from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Learning Commons Conference Room (1310). Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.
For more information contact Lucinda Rush at email@example.com.
The Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries will sponsor a book reading and signing by Dr. Keith D. Dickson, Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College on Tuesday, November 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the University Village Bookstore. Dr. Dickson will read from his most recent book, Sustaining Southern Identity: Douglas Southall Freeman and Memory in the Modern South, which won the 2012 Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Biography from the Virginia Historical Society. Dr. Dickson will sign copies of the book following the reading and discussion.
Dr. Keith D. Dickson is a Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College and is also an adjunct professor in the Department of History at Old Dominion University. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Dickson served in the U.S. Army, the CIA, and as Commandant of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute. Following his retirement, he served as a Special Forces officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Dickson received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia in 1998 and also authored World War II for Dummies, The Civil War for Dummies, and World War II Almanac (Facts on File Library of American History).
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all members of the campus community.
The library's annual used booksale is going on now!
Wednesday, November 6: 9am - 7pm
Thursday, November 7: 9am - 7pm
Friday, November 8: 9am - 7pm
Saturday, November 9: 9am - 4pm
Come to the Learning Commons Conference Room 1310 and get some good deals.