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Weiss, Mahadevan-Jansen honored by OSA; Weiss also named SPIE Fellow

Feb. 20, 2018—Engineering professors Sharon Weiss and  Anita Mahadevan-Jansen have been named fellows of The Optical Society (OSA), a leading international association for optics and photonics. In addition, Weiss has been named a fellow of SPIE, the international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.

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What women want: How personal desire impacts pressure for sex

Feb. 19, 2018—Young women who don’t comfortably see themselves in the role of “sexual beings” are at higher risk of performing undesired sexual acts to appease a partner.

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Koutsoukos honored as an IEEE Fellow

Feb. 19, 2018—Xenofon Koutsoukos, professor of electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science, has been named an IEEE Fellow by the board of directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The honor recognizes Koutsoukos for his contributions to the design of resilient cyber-physical systems.

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Visionary Italian architect, engineer to show how sensing technologies can reshape cities Feb. 22

Feb. 15, 2018—Carlo Ratti, director of MIT's Senseable City Lab and an architect and engineer by training, will deliver the School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 22. The lecture also will be streamed live.

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Linda Sealy receives 2018 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

Feb. 15, 2018—Professor Linda Sealy has won the AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement for her continued efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM Ph.D. programs.

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Keivan Stassun named 2018 AAAS mentor of the year

Feb. 15, 2018—Astrophysicist Keivan Stassun has been named mentor of the year by AAAS for his efforts in increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM Ph.D. programs.

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New recyclable resin makes wind turbines much more sustainable

Feb. 15, 2018—New composite materials make wind energy even greener by making the turbines themselves recyclable.

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African American history ‘transcribe-a-thon’ honors Frederick Douglass

Feb. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt students and faculty came together to transcribe digitized handwritten records from the 19th century about African American history Feb. 14 at the Center for Digital Humanities.

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High-choice, high-status school districts

Feb. 14, 2018—In VU BreakThru, Peabody alumni Kristin Baese and Eve Rifkin discuss school reform in Sterling Ranch – a planned community outside of Denver that won a 2015 Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) award and continues to flourish.

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Duvall elected into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

Feb. 14, 2018—Duvall conducts research on advanced drug delivery systems designed for regenerative medicine applications, such as tissue engineering, wound healing, vascular bypass grafts and protection of tissue from degenerative diseases.

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A new target for neuroblastoma

Feb. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that a sirtuin protein has oncogenic properties in neuroblastoma cells — and that blocking it reduces their growth and tumor-like characteristics.

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Cognition in rare hormonal disorder

Feb. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have conducted the first systematic evaluation of cognitive function in children with a rare genetic disorder.

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