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White House assembles top minds in neuroscience and learning for workshop

Feb. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt's Laurie Cutting was one of a select group of experts in neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology and other disciplines invited to take part in a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy workshop.

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‘You Call It a Cloud’ participatory art topic of (Lunch) Box talk Feb. 4

Jan. 30, 2015—Jana Harper's "You Call it a Cloud" exhibit was inspired by her mother's obsession with clouds.

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Family tradition helps expand environmental and sustainability studies

Jan. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt professor David Hess received the James Thornton Fant Chair in Sustainability Studies only this week, but the chair’s story dates to 1899.

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Hillsboro High student partners with VU researcher on cave drug study

Jan. 27, 2015—Hillsboro High School senior Alex Jolly advanced to the semi-finals in the Intel Science Talent Search with his research project on cave drugs.

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Vanderbilt social entrepreneurs to compete for $1M prize

Jan. 26, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt students will compete in a challenge to find improve education opportunities for young children in urban slums.

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Virtual Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building rises from your cellphone

Jan. 26, 2015—Download the interactive, high-tech rendering that shows the building’s exterior and design in 360-degree detail.

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Staff advisory board to provide guidance on Academic Strategic Plan

Jan. 19, 2015—Thirteen staff members representing the university’s colleges, schools and student programs have been named to a new staff advisory board to provide input and guidance on the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Vanderbilt team builds miniature capsule robots, heads to NSF I-Corps

Jan. 13, 2015—Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, and postdoctoral scholar Ekawahyu Susilo will begin Valdastri’s second run as principal investigator in the NSF I-Corps program as they explore the commercial potential of modular open-source architecture for building capsule robots.

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New media streaming tool, copyright policy announced for Blackboard

Jan. 7, 2015—A new streaming media tool integrated with Blackboard will enable faculty and students to upload, publish, search, create, re-use and share video with registered class members directly from within the course management system.

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Aerospace Club works on simulated Mars sample recovery vehicle for NASA competition

Dec. 9, 2014—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, defending champions in the NASA Student Launch Challenge for the past two years, is tackling the agency’s 2014-15 design challenge.

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Zelik explores biological mechanisms behind human movement

Dec. 4, 2014—Karl Zelik's Biomechanics and Assistive Technology laboratory is dedicated to locomotion—in particular, to understanding the mechanisms of human locomotion and using engineering to improve movement and mobility for people with impairments.

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Coffee-ring diagnostic offers hope in poorest regions

Dec. 3, 2014—Using the same mechanism that causes evaporating coffee to leave a ring behind, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt researchers is designing a simple blood test to diagnose malaria in the developing world without electricity or special training.

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