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Author: Heidi Hall

New cleanroom will boost nanoscale research

Oct. 25, 2017—The VINSE Cleanroom in the Engineering and Science Building more than triples the space that researchers have used in the Stevenson Center since 2003.

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VandyHacks IV: 36 hours to invent the next big thing

Oct. 19, 2017—Hundreds of students, from beginners to experts, will travel to Vanderbilt from across the country to invent software, apps and devices in less than a weekend.

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New faculty: Marjan Rafat, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering

Oct. 16, 2017—The regimen is all too familiar for those battling breast cancer and for their loved ones: tough rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. The patient goes on to live a long, cancer-free life when that regimen works. Marjan Rafat studies when it doesn’t.

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Expert: Nashville needs other modes of transit, app to navigate them

Oct. 12, 2017—Abhishek Dubey is an expert on smart transit who serves as tech committee co-chair for Connected Nashville.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most diverse, accomplished class in history

Oct. 9, 2017—The entering freshman class is the most diverse and academically accomplished to date, the result of university leadership's commitment to making a Vanderbilt education affordable and accessible.

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Engineering professor, adviser to four-time rocket launch champions wins Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 4, 2017—The Chancellor’s Cup is presented annually to the professor who makes the greatest intellectual and academic contributions to undergraduate students outside of classroom teaching.

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Maker faire’s first year at the Wond’ry is major success, organizers say

Oct. 2, 2017—The Nashville Mini Maker Faire's organizers extended it to two days, attracting double the exhibitors and more than 1,500 additional visitors over last year.

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Fired for refusal to defend travel ban, Yates candid on Russia investigation, DACA, presidential pardon

Sep. 27, 2017—Titled “The Presidency and the Rule of Law,” the conversation among Sally Yates, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Jon Meacham kicked off the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series for 2017-18.

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Vanderbilt connecting need knowers with solution makers; Galloway helms effort

Sep. 18, 2017—Kevin Galloway, hired last year as the university’s director of making, recently was appointed as the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) director and will play an integral role in upcoming hackathons, makeathons and design courses.

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Biologist reaches into electric eel tank, comes out with equation to measure shocks

Sep. 14, 2017—Ken Catania stuck his arm into a tank with an electric eel 10 times -- the only way to get accurate measurements of the circuit created by animal, arm and water.

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Research experts on flood impacts to infrastructure, contaminants, policies

Sep. 13, 2017—A number of Vanderbilt professors can provide interviews about rethinking how and why we rebuild after disasters, designing policies to keep Americans safe and predicting extreme weather impacts.

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Artificial intelligence thinks like people with autism, used to develop educational tools

Sep. 5, 2017—Inspired by Temple Grandin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Maithilee Kunda figured out how to create artificial intelligence that emulates image-based thinking.

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