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Author: Liz Entman

Disconzi named Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

Feb. 23, 2018—Marcelo Disconzi, assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded a $65,000 fellowship for early career researchers from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Rosenthal awarded Herty Medal for achievements in chemistry, STEM education

Feb. 20, 2018—Sandra Rosenthal, the Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, is being recognized for her development of nanocrystal probes for neuroscience and white-light emitting nanocrystals as well as her leadership in the NSF-funded TN-SCORE program.

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New recyclable resin makes wind turbines much more sustainable

Feb. 15, 2018—New composite materials make wind energy even greener by making the turbines themselves recyclable.

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Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer to discuss Haiti and health care Feb. 19

Feb. 14, 2018—Physician, anthropologist and UN adviser Paul Farmer discusses HIV, Haiti and other global health issues at Langford Auditorium Feb. 19.

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High-choice, high-status school districts

Feb. 14, 2018—In VU BreakThru, Peabody alumni Kristin Baese and Eve Rifkin discuss school reform in Sterling Ranch – a planned community outside of Denver that won a 2015 Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) award and continues to flourish.

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Duvall elected into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

Feb. 14, 2018—Duvall conducts research on advanced drug delivery systems designed for regenerative medicine applications, such as tissue engineering, wound healing, vascular bypass grafts and protection of tissue from degenerative diseases.

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Interdisciplinary approach yields new insights into human evolution

Feb. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt biologist Nicole Creanza is the guest editor of a new themed issue of "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B" highlighting interdisciplinary approaches to understanding human evolution.

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‘Smart cane’ could one day help flag gait problems, falling risks more quickly

Feb. 12, 2018—Falling is no joke when you're a senior citizen or have other balance issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on a 'smart cane' that could help physical therapists spot and treat problems sooner.

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Flu Fighter: Dr. James Crowe is leading a global effort to take the guesswork out of the flu shot

Feb. 6, 2018—From Vanderbilt Magazine: James Crowe, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, hopes to create a universal flu vaccine--permanently eliminating the problem of ineffective or under-effective annual flu shots.

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The Global Game Jam at the Wond’ry

Feb. 1, 2018—On Jan. 26-28 the Wond'ry hosted the Global Game Jam for the second year in a row.

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering offers new master of risk, reliability, and resilience engineering

Jan. 31, 2018—The RRR program will train practitioners with the skills they need to engineer solutions that are safer, more durable and more responsive to stress—whether that stress is malware or a hurricane.

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Vanderbilt slavery archive set to reach wider audience through new multi-institutional data hub

Jan. 30, 2018—A digital hub to be housed at Michigan State University will link Vanderbilt's Slave Societies Digital Archive to eight other digital collections of slave records around the country.

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