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Three Vanderbilt student teams advance to next round of ‘Nobel Prize for students’

Feb. 23, 2017—Three teams from Vanderbilt will compete for the Hult Prize, an international social entrepreneurship competition dubbed “the Nobel Prize for students.” These teams will advance to the next round of competition in hopes of winning a $1 million prize in start-up funds to launch their project.

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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

Feb. 22, 2017—Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, develop heart drugs.

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Former Federal Reserve governor and longtime Vanderbilt professor J. Dewey Daane dies

Jan. 4, 2017—An international monetary expert and one of the most esteemed economic minds of the last century, J. Dewey Daane died Jan. 3 in Nashville at the age of 98.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds study of health, economic effects of LGBT-related laws

Dec. 19, 2016—A trans-institutional team of Vanderbilt social scientists and medical professionals will look at how laws affecting LGBT individuals and families affect their health and the economy.

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Brazil TIPs project may unlock key answers in health care delivery while creating immersive student research opportunities

Dec. 19, 2016—Through a TIPs award, Vanderbilt University faculty and students are researching Brazil's universal health care system to find out why residents give the system failing marks.

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Renamed Arts and Science department deepens cross-disciplinary focus

Dec. 6, 2016—Faculty and students will explore cultural history, literature, film, political culture and other interdisciplinary areas in the newly named Department of German, Russian and East European Studies.

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Unique premed program provides tools to understand social contexts for health

Nov. 30, 2016—Seniors who completed the program were as likely as traditional pre-med students to be accepted into medical school.

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‘Origami’ rapid malaria test receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Nov. 15, 2016—A novel "origami" rapid diagnostic test for malaria has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Take a look inside the Wond’ry

Nov. 10, 2016—Students, faculty, staff, and business and community members filled the Wond'ry Nov. 9 at an open house featuring tours, makerspace demonstrations and more. See a video of the event.

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Computer science professors, peers teach mobile cloud computing to diverse majors

Nov. 8, 2016—Thanks to the Cross-College Teaching Initiative that began this semester, computer science professors Doug Schmidt and Jules White launched the University Course "Tackling Big Questions with Mobile Cloud Computing."

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New interdisciplinary university research council created

Nov. 7, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed faculty from all 10 colleges and schools to the inaugural Vanderbilt University Research Council.

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‘Vocations in Racial Justice’ topic of community breakfast

Nov. 1, 2016—A Vanderbilt initiative to develop a model curriculum for social justice work will be the focus of a Nov. 8 Divinity School community breakfast.

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