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Working group recommends new data sciences institute, faculty and educational programs

May. 14, 2018—A data science institute, new faculty and technical staff, and expanded educational offerings are the key investments recommended by the Data Science Visions Working Group.

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Vanderbilt hosts digital humanities workshop

May. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Slave Societies Digital Archive hosted scholars from around the world for its third Digital Humanities and the History of Slavery workshop at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

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Getting robotic surgical tools from the lab to the operating room

May. 8, 2018—Nabil Simaan’s Advanced Robotics and Mechanism Applications Laboratory at Vanderbilt leads the way in advancing several robotics technologies for medical use, including miniature robots for single small-incision, cochlear implant and minimally invasive throat surgeries.

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Ultrasound helmet would make live images, brain-machine interface possible

May. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt professor Brett Byram plans to use a grant from the National Science Foundation to utilize machine learning for the delivery of better real-time brain images, an advance decades in the making.

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New integrated library system to make searches faster, more robust

May. 7, 2018—Library users will find searches faster and easier when a new system debuts this summer in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries.

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Provost-appointed committee releases programmatic vision for residential colleges

May. 7, 2018—A renewed programmatic vision for Vanderbilt's residential college system broadens and enriches the residential education experience for students, faculty and staff.

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Vanderbilt Libraries to host ‘Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data’ symposium June 1

May. 3, 2018—Vanderbilt University Libraries' annual cultural heritage symposium June 1 will explore the ethical dimensions of digital scholarship.

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Looking beyond the ‘magic bullet’ approach to drug discovery

May. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt scientists have developed a new process that can rapidly and inexpensively identify personalized cancer drugs derived from nature.

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E. Bronson Ingram College’s two halls named for distinguished alumni

Apr. 26, 2018—Astronomer Edward Emerson “E.E.” Barnard and journalist Christine Sadler Coe will be memorialized on campus as the halls of the new E. Bronson Ingram College are named in their honor.

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New initiatives announced to boost Vanderbilt’s international reach, profile

Apr. 23, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced strategic initiatives to strengthen the university’s global reach, to be paired with an international strategy developed by the Division of Communications.

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NPR podcast visits Immersion seminar on literary arts

Apr. 19, 2018—Eleven students shared stories about their first-year Vanderbilt experiences with Nashville poets, and the conversations were transformed into meaningful poems during a literary arts seminar.

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Open house for faculty interested in Residential Colleges set for April 20

Apr. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty who are interested in serving in either residential or programmatic roles within the university’s Residential College system are invited to an open house on Friday, April 20.

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