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Author: Heidi Hall

Army general and engineering professor excels at dual career

Apr. 16, 2019—Gen. Gene LeBoeuf manages to meld his two personas to the benefit of both soldiers and students, moving back and forth between lives with the support of the university and his family.

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Former congressman, journalist explore complex processes of financial legislation in Chancellor’s lecture

Apr. 12, 2019—The Chancellor’s Lecture Series partnered with The Center for Effective Lawmaking to bring Kaiser and Frank to campus. As part of the visit, the two met with students and faculty across different departments on Thursday.

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Army Futures Command, Vanderbilt ink partnership to encourage innovation, education for both

Apr. 11, 2019—Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt University signed an agreement April 9 that links creative, innovative soldiers with top-tier Vanderbilt University experts so that ideas quickly can become useful products.

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Vanderbilt students’ Zeno Power Systems featured at D.C. innovation, entrepreneurship showcase

Apr. 5, 2019—Hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Universities, the event will spotlight 20 startups from across the nation that created products and services using federally funded, university-based research.

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The hunt is on for closest Earth-like planets

Mar. 26, 2019—The catalog identifies 1,823 stars for which TESS is sensitive enough to spot Earth-like planets just a bit larger than Earth that receive radiation from their star equivalent to what Earth receives from our sun.

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Like racecars and geese, cancer cells draft their way to new tumor sites

Mar. 25, 2019—The finding gives a boost to the field of metabolomics, the next big thing in fighting cancer. It can complement immunotherapies, which use the body’s natural defenses to kill cancer cells.

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Stalagmite holds key to predicting droughts, floods for India

Mar. 25, 2019—Stalagmite records from monsoon regions such as India are vital to understanding past variability in the global climate system and the underlying reasons for this variability.

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New low-profile ankle exoskeleton fits under clothes for potential broad adoption

Mar. 22, 2019—Developed by Vanderbilt mechanical engineers, the device is believed to be the first ankle exoskeleton that could be worn under clothes without restricting motion. It does not require additional components such as batteries or actuators carried on the back or waist.

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Abrams talks resiliency, the power of young voters in Vanderbilt appearance with chancellor

Mar. 20, 2019— Stacey Abrams discussed politics, resiliency and optimism with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Tuesday evening after visiting with students during the day.

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Engineering students, doggie day care owner team up to build the better pooper scooper

Mar. 18, 2019—The How to Make (Almost) Anything class instructor said the actual project isn't as important as working together to address real-life concerns.

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Robot-guided video game gets older adults out of comfort zone, learning and working together

Mar. 18, 2019—The video game isn’t about talking robots or colorful books. It’s about getting seniors in the early stages of dementia out of their rooms, moving their bodies and, most importantly, working together.

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President Bush visits Vanderbilt students before candid, humorous lecture series appearance

Mar. 12, 2019—President George W. Bush surprised a Vanderbilt University history class and visited a student veterans club before enthralling a capacity crowd at Langford Auditorium on Monday, discussing economic policy, last year’s deaths of his famed parents, and his newly developed love, painting.

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