Summer 2014

  • Industrial Internet Consortium illustration

    Tech Giants, Engineers to Create Standards for ‘Internet of Things’

    A new group called the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)—which includes Vanderbilt engineers and researchers in the university’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS)—announced plans in March to create engineering standards for the “Internet of Things.” Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Warren and Moore colleges

    Warren and Moore Colleges Open

    Warren College and Moore College, the newest of Vanderbilt’s residential options, opened to upperclass students in August. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

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    The Search for Earth-Like Planets

    Researchers have developed a model that estimates the effect that a star's diet has on its chemical composition. This model will add substantially to astronomers’ understanding of the process of planet formation as well as assist in the ongoing search for Earth-like exoplanets. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Prehistoric Nashville

    How to explore the prehistoric past: Expert advice from earth scientist Molly Miller

    Travel back 450 million years to Middle Tennessee’s beginnings with Molly Miller, professor of earth and environmental sciences Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Bentley Baker

    Preschool Program for Children with Autism

    A preschool program for children ages 18 to 36 months with autism or suspected autism opened in July at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center (BWC), with plans to expand to children ages 3 to 5 in the near future. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Raymond Harris

    New Center Takes on Kidney Disease

    Kidney disease is the eighth most common cause of death in the United States and affects more than 20 million people, yet many people don’t know they have it because kidney disease often develops slowly with minimal symptoms. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Lalonde with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek

    Nursing Student Wins on Jeopardy!

    Nursing student Molly Lalonde was a four-night winner on episodes of the game show Jeopardy! that aired in June. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Joint Program to Produce Lawyers with Master’s in Finance

    Select law-school students also can earn a master’s in finance without increasing their time in school through a new program offered jointly by Vanderbilt University Law School and Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Illustration showing medical bullseye

    Medical Students Focus on Frequent Users

    The School of Medicine is fielding one of 10 student teams participating in a project aimed at identifying the most frequent users of health care. Called “hot spotting,” this novel approach allows health care providers to zero in on “super users” in order to identify the reasons behind high utilization and to teach patients how to overcome them. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • VU Move Crew and VUceptors helped first-year students get settled

    First-Year Students Move In

    The VU Move Crew and VUceptors helped first-year students get settled into their resident halls on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons in August—the same month The Princeton Review ranked Vanderbilt’s students as the happiest in all the land. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Satchel Paige

    Legendary Sports Journalists in a League of Their Own

    In the Jean and Alexander Heard Library exhibit The Golden Age of Sports Journalism: Grantland Rice and Fred Russell, baseball takes center stage, as it has all summer at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Elizabeth Spencer

    At 93, Elizabeth Spencer Still Surprises

    After a career spanning more than 60 years, most writers would be quite ready to retire, but Spencer is still working and enthralling new readers with her graceful fiction. Her seventh story collection, Starting Over: Stories, was published in January of this year to critical raves. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Collaborative pianist Karen Verm plays while master vocal coach Roger Vignoles

    Collaborative Pianists Lend Their Ears to Young Singers

    At most conservatories and music schools, work with vocal coaches is restricted to graduate voice students. But at the Blair School of Music, undergraduate voice majors have the opportunity to work with two full-time vocal coaches—also known as collaborative pianists—who lend their input, ears and piano technique to young singers. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Roland Schneller

    Blair Celebrates 50 Years

    Blair School of Music begins the academic year by continuing its 50-year celebration. On Sept. 13 it honored Roland Schneller, the longest-serving member of the Blair faculty and holder of the Chancellor’s Chair in Piano, with an evening of music. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Jordan Matthews

    Matthews drafted by NFL’s Eagles

    Wide receiver Jordan Matthews, BA’13, was selected 42nd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the NFL Draft on May 9. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Cigarette ads

    Tobacco Use in Asia Linked to Higher Risk of Death

    Tobacco smoking has been linked to approximately 2 million deaths among adult men and women in Asia in recent years, according to a new study that predicts a rising death toll. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Bioinformatics classroom illustration

    Images to Algorithms

    Bennett Landman, whose research lies at the interface of medical imaging, signal processing and statistical inference, has been focusing on large-scale medical image processing. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Building the World’s Largest Biomedical Informatics Enterprise

    Biomedical informatics is a science that draws connections between data and medicine, whether those data concern diseases, health care processes or human biology in the form of genomics and proteomics. Everyone who studies health records has the same goal: more precise medicine, leading to improved patient outcomes. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

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    Informatics for the Classroom and the Operating Room

    Using the EHR (electronic health record) and natural language processing, the School of Medicine keeps track of each student’s exposure to patient problems across the curricular spectrum, allowing the school to advance students on a more individualized basis. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

  • Photo of Cindy Zautcke

    Obituary: Cindy Zautcke, MEd’87, Advocate for At-Risk Students

    Cindy Zautcke of Milwaukee died June 4 at age 51. In teaching a class of 16 Nashville junior-high students who had all failed eighth grade at least twice, she came to understand her calling as a teacher. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014