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Using virtual reality to teach the realities of war

Dec. 13, 2019—More than 150 years after the Battle of Franklin, Military Science Professor Brandon Hulette uses the battleground, and innovative technology, to teach students military tactics and the realities of war. “Military arts and sciences involve a lot of abstract concepts.These concepts can be rapidly conveyed through visualization,” Hulette said.  Exploring the Battleground On a recent...

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 ‘The Future of American Orchestra’ is focus of guest lecture at Vanderbilt Jan. 29

Dec. 13, 2019—Aubrey Bergauer, founding executive director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s new Center for Innovative Leadership, will deliver a guest lecture.

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Brief Skype/Lync outage Dec. 17-18

Dec. 13, 2019—Beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, and ending at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, VUIT will perform maintenance on network systems that support the Skype/Lync environment. During this time, you may experience intermittent trouble placing calls, hosting meetings, sending instant messages, or seeing availability.

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Hearsay plays a key role in how children perceive others, new study finds

Dec. 13, 2019—A new Vanderbilt report finds that children are highly influenced by what they overhear adults say about others.

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Vanderbilt rocketeers invited to special NASA Artemis unveiling day

Dec. 13, 2019—Five mechanical engineering seniors got a rare, up-close look at the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket that will help power the first Artemis mission to the Moon.

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Social ‘Dore Semester Round-up

Dec. 13, 2019—As we head into winter break, we want to take a moment to send a shout-out of appreciation to our Social 'Dores. This semester they have captured fantastic content for our social media channels and have been a huge asset to our Instagram strategy. Check out their Fall 2019 highlights.

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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for Winter Break

Dec. 12, 2019—Remember to power down before you leave your residence hall for an extended period over Winter Break. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.

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Vanderbilt reports record $11.9 billion economic impact in Tennessee 

Dec. 12, 2019—Through a record $11.9 billion in annual economic impact, Vanderbilt University’s deep and broad connections to Tennessee and its people continue to be key and growing drivers of the state’s economy and to the vitality and well-being of its citizens and communities.

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When making small donations, we prefer anonymity

Dec. 11, 2019—When asked to make a small donation to charity, we're more likely to give if we can remain anonymous. New research by Kelly Goldsmith suggests that it's because the promise of public recognition interferes with the altruistic feeling we get when we donate.

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Wente, Kopstain provide capital projects update at campus meeting

Dec. 11, 2019—A recent town hall meeting gave Vanderbilt community members an update on progress being made on several of the university’s capital projects, as well as provided next steps in the planning processes surrounding academic buildings and spaces.

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Vanderbilt alumnus named Schwarzman Scholar

Dec. 10, 2019—Phillip McGloin, a May 2018 graduate of the College of Arts and Science, has been named to the 2021 class of Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships.

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Chemical engineering champion, masterful teacher Karl B. Schnelle has died

Dec. 10, 2019—Emeritus professor Karl B. Schnelle Jr., a pioneer in environmental engineering, book author, masterful teacher and mentor, is remembered by scores of former students and faculty colleagues as a charismatic and generous Vanderbilt engineering professor who became a lifelong friend.

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