Susan Youssef's "Habibi" is the modern telling of an ancient Arabian tale of forbidden love that is set in Gaza during the escalating tensions of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict following the turn of the 21st century. The ODU Institute for the Humanities and a consortium of co-sponsors are bringing the Brooklyn-born filmmaker to the campus Nov. 21-22 for two public events focusing on the film.
In addition to the many academic-related events on campus in recent days, including Tuesday night's Emancipation Proclamation anniversary program, basketball returned to the Ted, as new men's coach Jeff Jones and women's coach Karen Barefoot led their charges to start the 2013-14 season.
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Mike Allen of Facilities Management paints the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) sign up to 55 percent Wednesday morning. Next week will mark the halfway point in the campaign, through which ODU employees can support local United Way agencies as well as a host of other regional, state, national and international charitable organizations. "Virginia is for Givers" is the theme for the campaign, and members of the campus community are encouraged to submit their pledge forms before the end of the fall semester. Last year, ODU employees contributed $115,496 to the CVC.