academics

Engineering Systems Building

The Engineering Systems Building (ESB) is one of the four buildings dedicated to the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The building is located between the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library and Kaufman Hall. History ODU held a groundbreaking ceremony for the ESB in… read more »

Innovation Research Park

The Innovation Research Park (IRP) at Old Dominion Univeristy (ODU) is a collaborative public-private partnership leveraging ODU’s intellectual capital with private-sector companies to pursue innovative approaches to research. The IRP consists of two 100,000 square-foot buildings in the University Village and houses the Office of Research, several private companies, and university research centers such as… read more »

E.V. Williams Engineering and Computational Sciences Building

The E.V. Williams Engineering and Computational Sciences Building (ECS) houses the Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering. In addition to these departments, the ECS contains offices for Information Technology Services (ITS) on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The building is located… read more »

Albert Brooks Gornto, Jr. Hall

Albert Brooks Gornto, Jr. Hall, or Gornto familiarly, is home to the Distance Learning program and the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The building is located between the New Education Building and the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library along 43rd Street and is named in honor of Albert Brooks… read more »

Applied Research Center (ARC)

The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a state-of-the-art business park in Newport News, Virginia where faculty, staff, and researchers from local colleges and universities, including Old Dominion University (ODU), come together to work on various projects. History The building was dedicated in 1998 and is operated by ODU. Home to a free-electron laser, the center also provides… read more »

Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building

The Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building is home to the Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, the Department of Physics, and the College of Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU). It is located between Elkhorn Avenue and the Mills Godwin Life Sciences Building. History The original, rectangular phase of the building opened in 1998 and houses the Department of Ocean, Earth,… read more »

Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library

The Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, or familiarly Perry Library, is the main library on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). It is located off 43rd Street between Albert Brooks Gornto, Jr. Hall and the 43rd Street Parking Garage.   History By the early 1970s, the Hughes Library was running out of space to house all… read more »

Mills Godwin Life Sciences Building (MGB)

The Mills Godwin Life Sciences Building, or familiarly MGB, is home to the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Psychology, classrooms, and laboratory space. The building is located west of the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library and next to the Pretlow Planetarium on the Old Dominion University (ODU) campus. History Opened in January of 1981, the building is… read more »

Batten Arts and Letters Building (BAL)

The Batten Arts and Letters Building, or BAL for short, is the tallest building at Old Dominion University (ODU) and houses the College of Arts and Letters departments and offices as well as classroom space and computer labs.  It is located off Hampton Boulevard between 44th and 45th Streets. History Construction on BAL started in 1971 and was completed… read more »

Pretlow Planetarium

The Pretlow Planetarium is located between the Mills Godwin Life Sciences Building and the Alfriend Chemistry Building on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). Operated by the Department of Physics, the planetarium offers ODU faculty, staff, and students, as well as the Hampton Roads community, a chance to explore space. Screenings of what is currently in the night… read more »

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