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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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‘Smart cane’ could one day help flag gait problems, falling risks more quickly

Feb. 12, 2018—Falling is no joke when you're a senior citizen or have other balance issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on a 'smart cane' that could help physical therapists spot and treat problems sooner.

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VU BreakThru: Human milk as a source of narrow spectrum antimicrobial agents

Jan. 29, 2018—Assistant Professor of Chemistry Steven Townsend explores the role that human breast milk can play as a source of narrow spectrum antimicrobial agents in this VU BreakThru blog. Townsend brought together members of the Vanderbilt Pre-3 Initiative, a 2015 Trans-Institutional Program, to assist with his research.

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Committee defines digital literacy, creates white paper with suggestions for VU campus

Jan. 29, 2018—An ad hoc committee comprising faculty, administrators and staff from across the university has created a working definition of digital literacy for the Vanderbilt campus and produced a white paper that suggests both curricular and noncurricular ways of implementing digital literacy to advance the university’s mission.

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Vanderbilt’s libraries host design competition to improve user experience

Jan. 26, 2018—Starting Feb. 3, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will co-host a student competition that promotes the application of design thinking to improve the library user's experience.

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What’s On My Mind: Our commitment to residential colleges

Jan. 25, 2018—In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos talks about Vanderbilt’s investment in residential colleges and how our brand of 24/7 immersive learning will shape students into America’s future leaders. “The Tennessean” also ran an op-ed by the chancellor this week on the university’s commitment to residential colleges.

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VU Inside: Students dig into super-massive volcanic eruptions

Jan. 25, 2018—A dozen Vanderbilt students went on a monthlong science adventure of a lifetime, studying super-eruptions, glaciers and earthquakes in New Zealand.

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Vanderbilt IRIS Initiative: Shaping the infrastructure of tomorrow

Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt is a recognized leader in the innovation of civil infrastructure, and the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems builds on that foundation by defining strategies to protect the nation from floods. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Caglar Oskay explains the group’s work in this VU BreakThru blog post.

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The Tennessean: New Vanderbilt residences boldly connect Nashville and the world

Jan. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt is in the midst of a construction boom, creating new living communities for undergraduates and the many faculty, staff, graduate students and visiting scholars who make its educational experience distinctive. "But the true work that we’re engaging in is making good on our commitment to shape America’s future leaders, one brick at a time," writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in "The Tennessean."

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Vanderbilt to transform West End into innovative academic and experiential center

Jan. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt's largest-ever capital project will replace aging residence halls with innovative residential colleges that will transform the residential life for undergraduates.

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Art department, the Wond’ry present symposium about Black Mountain College’s immersive teaching Feb. 1–2

Jan. 19, 2018—The art department and the Wond'ry present a two-day interdisciplinary symposium Feb. 1–2 to examine the contemporary relevance of Black Mountain College's unique pedagogical approach to art, design and education.

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Vanderbilt IRIS Initiative: Shaping the infrastructure of tomorrow

Jan. 18, 2018—Learn about recent developments for the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems, a 2016 TIPs project led by associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Caglar Oskay focused on improving the nation's flood infrastructure, in this VU BreakThru blog post.

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