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Innovation Helps Teach Math to Visually Impaired Students

Innovation Helps Teach Math to Visually Impaired Students

A new Android app developed at Vanderbilt uses tactile feedback technology to help students with visual impairments to master algebra, geometry, graphing and other subjects that are particularly hard to comprehend without the aid of normal vision.

Commodores Top Baseball Poll

Commodores Top Baseball Poll

The Commodores’ 11-player freshman baseball class is the best in the nation, according to Collegiate Baseball.

The enhanced recreation center and new multipurpose facility will include an indoor practice field and track, expanded cardiovascular and fitness areas, and a bowling alley. (MOODY-NOLAN)

New Recreation Center and Multipurpose Facility Cast Wide Net

Vanderbilt broke ground in September on a new multipurpose field house, additions to the Student Recreation Center, and renovation of recreation fields.

Vanderbilt Offers Online Courses

Vanderbilt Offers Online Courses

Vanderbilt makes its first institution-wide foray into digital course offerings—both for credit and not for credit—in 2013.

Doctor Isolates Cause in Nationwide Meningitis Outbreak

Doctor Isolates Cause in Nationwide Meningitis Outbreak

A Vanderbilt physician’s determination to find the cause of a patient’s illness provided the crucial discovery in a meningitis outbreak that has sickened 704 people in 20 states and has led to 46 deaths.

Oak Leaf Society honors loyal donors

Oak Leaf Society honors loyal donors

This past spring Vanderbilt launched a new donor society to recognize the more than 28,000 Vanderbilt alumni, parents, friends and community members who demonstrate loyalty to the university by renewing their charitable gifts each year.

Dr. Bonnie Miller says the drive to innovate medical education is what led to a revamping of the School of Medicine curriculum. (DANIEL DUBOIS)

School of Medicine Debuts New Learning Model

This past summer medical students began implementing an innovative four-year education model called Curriculum 2.0. A deeply integrated system requiring flexibility and teamwork on the part of faculty, it allows students greater influence over their learning.

Common Antibiotic Poses Increased Heart Risk

Common Antibiotic Poses Increased Heart Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the antibiotic azithromycin after a Vanderbilt study shed light on a rare but important risk.

Newest undergrads give thumbs-up

Newest undergrads give thumbs-up

Students receiving bachelor’s degrees last May left Vanderbilt overwhelmingly satisfied with their university experience, results of an annual survey indicate.

Photo of 1938 fencing team

Fencing Team’s Glory Years

Fencing has always had few spectators and only a few participants. Yet it has a proud history and continues as a club sport at Vanderbilt after 78 years.