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Public Programs

NASA Artemis: Engineering Our Way to the Moon

October 20 | 12:00 am

Engineering is everywhere! Engineering will also drive NASA’s mission to the Moon. Join the NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar to learn as we explore engineering design activities for students based on NASA’s real-world engineering design considerations involved in lunar exploration with the Artemis Missions. The webinar will also explore pedagogical and practical aspects of implementing hands-on activities in formal and informal education settings and engaging students of diverse backgrounds. The webinar will take place on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. EST. Register online to participate.

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Moon: Why Go and What To Expect

October 27 | 6:00 pm

We are on the cusp of our next giant leap. Artemis I is ready to go. Our Orion spacecraft is launching on the only exploration class vehicle capable of sending humans on this journey. The human analog, Campos, will journey to the Moon and far beyond as he gathers information that will set the stage for the first humans to visit up close since 1972.  Join the NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar as we discuss why we are returning, how this time is different, and how can you and your students get involved.  The webinar will take place on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. EST. Register online to participate.  

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POSTPONED! NEW DATE TBA – Free Monthly Lecture Series: Hans-Peter Plag & Peter Eudenbach

October 28 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT OUR MOON Free Monthly Lecture Series -virtual- Hans-Peter Plag & Peter Eudenbach What would Earth be like if there was no moon? What would be different in Earth's physics, chemistry and biology without our Moon? Most importantly, would our lives be different on Earth without the Moon? What is it we would not have in History, Science, Art, Culture if the Moon would not exist and revolve around Earth? Join us for an illustrated lecture that ponders these what-ifs and more with Hans-Peter Plag Professor, Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Director, Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI) & Peter Eudenbach, ODU Arts Chair. Brought to you in partnership with the ODU Office of Community Engagement, the Office of Distance Learning, and Remote Experience for Young Engineers and Scientists (REYES).

Image courtesy of Peter Eudenbach
Tidewater Series

Free Monthly Lecture Series: Jessica Whitehead

November 4 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 On Passing Time and Rising Tides: Voices of Resilience in Tidewater and Beyond When we look at flooding from a scientific perspective, we tend to lose the real and devastating impact that increasing tidal flooding, storm surges, and sea-level rise have on people, families, and communities. Yet the voices of the affected are often not included in the conversation on resilience. This panel discussion invites you to join a conversation with some of the voices of resilience, and explore what flooding means in Tidewater Virginia through art, history, and experience. Brought to you in partnership with the ODU Office of Community Engagement, the Office of Distance Learning, and Remote Experience for Young Engineers and Scientists (REYES). Learn more about our panelists and their research: www.oduadaptationandresilience.org

Image Credit: Gretta Pratt, Tidewater Series, photography 2020

Partner Production: Intimate Apparel

November 10 - November 21

Esther, an African-American seamstress in 1905 New York, is a practical woman with quiet dreams. She hopes for lovely things— fine fabric, beautiful words, a loving touch, while supporting herself making exquisite negligees and corsets for women across the social strata. When a distant suitor reaches out through poignant and sensitive letters, her life changes. Through friendship, betrayal, and hope, she stitches a new life, a crazy quilt homely to look at but warming to the soul. Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel is a ‘delicate tapestry woven from hope, longing and a wistful acknowledgment of disappointments reckoned with and limitations faced.’ -San Diego Union-Tribune Tickets via ODU Arts Tix

U-Nite: FASHION & DESIGN

November 12 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us the second Friday of every month from 5-8pm for U-Night at the Barry Art Museum; the one night a month that we keep our doors open late. This event is FREE to ALL students! Tonight's theme: Fashion and Design featuring a fashion show with works by students from GSA and ODU; art, snacks & a cash bar. It’s sure to be a bold night at the museum!  ODU student groups interested in collaborating for a U-Night? Email our outreach coordinator @ sspeters@odu.edu

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Free Monthly Lecture Series: Dooyoung Choi

December 2 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Inspired by the Karen LaMonte exhibition, this month’s lecture will explore how the gaze on the female form has shifted through time. Dooyoung Choi will explore the phenomenon of self-sexualization, self empowerment and the psychology around these philosophical shifts in the culture of our times.  Dooyoung Choi is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising at Old Dominion University. She completed her MS and Ph.D. in Apparel Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include consumer behavior and social psychology aspects of dress focusing on female self-sexualization. 
Image courtesy of Karen LaMonte, Etude 10, Cast Glass

U-Nite: THEATER & FILM

December 10 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Experience the Museum at night! University and community partners unite around a monthly theme at the Museum on the 2nd Friday of every month. Join us for an evening of refreshments, Museum tours, and rotating themes brought to us by University and exhibition sponsors.  Free and open to the public. Cash bar.  ODU student groups interested in collaborating for a U-Nite? Email our outreach coordinator: sspeters@odu.edu

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