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Author: Jennifer Johnston

On Board: Brent Turner, MBA’99, charts a new course for alumni leadership

May. 24, 2012—For a guy from Middle Tennessee, Brent Turner, MBA’99, sure uses a lot of nautical terms. That may be the impact of having lived near the Puget Sound in Seattle for the past 12 years, but his choice of words is fitting nonetheless. Turner is helping steer the future of Owen as chair of the...

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Something big from something small: The 10th anniversary of VINSE

Dec. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers working at the smallest scale celebrate a huge milestone this year. The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), seeded from a university-funded $16 million venture capital fund initiative, celebrates its 10th anniversary in December.

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Full Circle

Dec. 5, 2011—Ken Galloway’s legacy will continue as he transitions from dean of engineering to full-time faculty member If you ask Ken Galloway what he’s doing on July 1, 2012 – the day he officially transitions from his role as dean of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering to a full-time faculty member – he is sure to mention...

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ISIS pioneers model-integrated computing

Nov. 30, 2011—Recent ongoing research highlights the Institute for Software Integrated Systems' broad, multidisciplinary impact.

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ISIS’ pioneering model-integrated computing is at the epicenter of transformation in engineering

Oct. 21, 2011—Engineers work unobtrusively across the street from the Rhinestone Wedding Chapel, Bobby’s Idle Hour bar and recording studios in Nashville, breaking out of the traditional boundaries of computer research at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) right in the heart of the city’s Music Row. “In a way it’s synergistic,” says Janos Sztipanovits, E....

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The virtue in virtuality – enhancing learning with technology

Jul. 11, 2011—Groundbreaking education technology platforms under development in labs across the Vanderbilt Peabody campus are allowing cutting-edge researchers to harness what Pratim Sengupta, innovator of the technology described, calls “the virtue in virtuality.”

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At Peabody, researchers enhance learning through instructional technologies

Jun. 20, 2011—What if a fifth grader could learn college-level physics concepts? What if the platform used to teach those concepts could be accessed very simply online through a Web browser? What if that new methodology allowed students to write computer programs, progress at their own pace and provide the teacher immediate feedback on individual progress?

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Valuing teaching and service at a top research university

May. 23, 2011—Good teaching and basic science breakthroughs would not be possible without institutions such as Vanderbilt, says Patrick Abbot, associate professor of biological sciences. Professors, in turn, understand the critical need to “participate in the maintenance and improvement of these institutions.” That’s where service, such as editing journals, jurying research or serving on faculty committees, naturally...

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VINSE engineers and researchers explore possibilities on the nanoscale

Apr. 25, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers working at the smallest scale celebrate a huge milestone this year. The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), seeded from a university-funded $16 million venture capital fund initiative, celebrates its 10th anniversary in December.

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Teaching Performance Assessment Consortium formed to measure new teacher readiness

Sep. 15, 2010—A unique collaboration among public and private universities in Tennessee, state government and national educational entities is working to develop a reliable measure of novice teacher instructional practice as part of a national movement to improve teacher performance. The newly formed Teaching Performance Assessment Consortium of Tennessee (TPAC-TN) is a partnership among the state Department...

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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss issues related to 9/11 anniversary

Sep. 3, 2010—Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss issues related to 9/11 anniversary.

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Vanderbilt Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 12, 2010—Education experts from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews. Peabody was named the No. 1 graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year in 2010. For more information, go to www.peabody.vanderbilt.edu. Helping kids handle stress Judy Garber...

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