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VUToday: Uniqueness of human brains, ‘smart’ prosthetic ankle in weekly roundup of VU news

Jun. 29, 2018, 1:32 PM

The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, three times per week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of June 25.


ABC and Good Morning America reported how the research of Daniel Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, provides a unique perspective on why Ford’s new adaptive cruise control might improve traffic.


TEDxNashville: Why do we have to go to school, really?
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, addresses why human brains are unique. Herculano-Houzel’s brain research was also highlighted by The Times of India.


Forbes India: This smart prosthetic ankle is as close as it gets to the real thing

Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has developed an innovative prosthetic ankle. Popular MechanicsYahoo, Engadget, Tech Crunch, MSN, Tech Spot and New Atlas also published related pieces.

The New Yorker: Why do we care so much about privacy?
Sarah Igo, associate professor of history, law, sociology and American Studies, recently published a new book called The Known Citizen, in which she provides a historic perspective on issues of privacy.


Forbes: Osso VR surgical training makes push into med schools
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s orthopaedic residency program has started incorporating virtual reality into its trainings. Jonathan Schoenecker, Jeffrey W. Mast Professor of Orthopaedics Trauma and Hip Surgery; Jeffrey Hills, orthopaedics resident; and M.D. candidate Samuel Posey are quoted.