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Author: Heidi Hall

NSA Lablet at Vanderbilt to make sure America keeps moving after hacks

May. 7, 2018—It’s not a question about whether cyber-physical systems connecting humans and technology are hackable—it's how to keep them running after inevitable hacks occur. The National Security Agency is giving a Vanderbilt University team and their collaborators five years and several million dollars to figure out how to make that happen.

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Expert: Autonomous vehicles could help traffic, but not anytime soon

Apr. 30, 2018—Engineer Dan Work says his promising research shows adding autonomous vehicles to roadways could end the stop-and-go traffic that drives commuters insane.

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Crowd honors eight new endowed chair recipients

Apr. 27, 2018—Colleagues, friends and family gathered April 25 to honor eight Vanderbilt University faculty named to endowed chairs.

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Former defense secretary Gates talks presidents he’s served, relations abroad

Apr. 26, 2018—Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates demonstrated his encyclopedic knowledge both of presidents since Lyndon B. Johnson and of U.S. relations around the world, sharing his views with Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and a crowd at Langford Auditorium April 24.

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From fresh drone batteries to clean water, Design Day presents solutions

Apr. 25, 2018—Sixty teams of graduating seniors packed the Student Life Center for the School of Engineerin's annual Design Day, inviting hundreds of advisers, professors and fellow students to see their work.

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Unraveling genetic mystery next step in Zika and dengue fight

Apr. 23, 2018—How a bacteria hijacked insect fertility remained a mystery for five decades, until Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Seth Bordenstein and his team helped solve it.

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Q&A: Going to Mars with astronomy professor David Weintraub

Apr. 20, 2018—We can go to Mars—soon. But should we? Astronomy Professor David Weintraub asks the ethical questions in his new book, "Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go."

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Grajewski named to 2018 40 Under 40 list

Apr. 19, 2018—Robert Grajewski, the inaugural Evans Family Executive Director at the Wond’ry, has been named to the Nashville Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list for 2018.

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Dinner in the Dark lets guests experience challenges of vision impairment

Apr. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff gathered for the unique dinner experience designed to challenge participants’ perceptions, build empathy and break down social barriers.

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Characterizing ‘keyhole’ is first step to fighting obesity at the cellular level

Apr. 18, 2018—A Vanderbilt team and their international colleagues characterized for the first time a complex, little-understood cellular receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger.

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Biden’s conversation with chancellor calls for bipartisanship, optimism

Apr. 10, 2018—Former Vice President Joe Biden’s message to a packed Langford Auditorium on Tuesday revolved around two themes: a call for bipartisanship and a plea for Americans to remember who they are.

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Vanderbilt board chairman commits $20 million gift to bolster undergraduate residential experience, engineering leadership

Apr. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt Board Chairman Bruce R. Evans and his wife, Bridgitt, have committed $20 million to bolster the undergraduate residential experience as well as leadership in the School of Engineering.

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