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Faculty develop Strategic Plan roadmap at retreat

Feb. 4, 2015—Developing a three-year roadmap for the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan was the aim of a one-day faculty retreat held Feb. 3 at the Student Life Center.

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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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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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Vanderbilt’s neurovascular chip project moves into new phase

Nov. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers will play a key role in the second phase of the federal "tissue chip for drug screening" program.

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Up close with Provost Susan Wente

Nov. 18, 2014—In the fall of 1980, Susan Wente entered college with a plan. The forensic and drama talent she’d displayed as a high school student in Emmetsburg, Iowa, had earned her a college scholarship, but Wente had settled on an eminently practical course of study—dental hygiene.

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Vanderbilt team examines human factors in nuclear power plant operations

Nov. 13, 2014—A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology usability has received a three-year, $800,000 Department of Energy grant to help nuclear power plant operators better perform their jobs.

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