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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Jul. 21, 2017—A new energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.

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Decoding ants’ coat of many odors

Jul. 10, 2017—A team of biologists report a major advance in deciphering the molecular genetics underlying the ant's high-definition sense of smell, an ability that underpins their highly complex society.

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Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled

Jun. 26, 2017—Leon Bellan made a dissolving circuit board that, so far, just turns on an LED light. Its potential applications are far more promising.

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How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery

Jun. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.

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Celebrating the Class of 2017

May. 12, 2017—Damp weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Class of 2017 members on Friday, May 12, when Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presided over Commencement exercises and nearly 4,000 undergraduates, graduate and professional students received diplomas.

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Peabody Commencement Ceremony 2017

May. 12, 2017—Watch video of the Vanderbilt Peabody College commencement ceremony for graduate and professional students on May 12, 2017.

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VU Inside: Cut the noise! New research making hospital alarms smarter and quieter

May. 2, 2017—VUMC anesthesiologist Joseph Schlesinger is teaming up with undergrads in neuroscience and biomedical engineering to make hospital alarms better, quieter and easier to work with.

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SkyVU Town Hall, April 4, 2017, Vanderbilt University

Apr. 4, 2017—The SkyVU project will transform Vanderbilt’s administrative processes and the underlying technology across financial, administrative and research support organizations by making each less complicated and more efficient, while consolidating system applications and mitigating risk. Because of this project, the institution will be able to provide more robust services to the Vanderbilt community. With the separation...

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From the Moon to the Edge of the Visible Universe: An Astronomy Sampler II with Billy Teets, 4.4.17

Apr. 4, 2017—Through this Osher Lifelong Learning Institute series of six lectures, students will learn about the upcoming 2017 total solar eclipse, the Hubble Space Telescope, chemical evolution in the universe, and more.  

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Journey of an engineer turned entrepreneur: WiseWear CEO disrupts wearables market

Apr. 4, 2017—Jerry Wilmink traces his journey from research associate at the Air Force Research Laboratory to founder and CEO of WiseWear, a wearable technology company. WiseWear offers a line of luxury smart bracelets with standard fitness features and added safety features like phone notifications and distress messaging in urgent situations. Wilmink earned his bachelor’s, master’s and...

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The Truth and Reconciliation Project, Part 1

Mar. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School, in partnership with Gideon’s Army and the Nashville community, will host four Truth and Reconciliation Hearings on Policing. We will invite all ethnicities to tell and listen to personal stories of police abuse and dehumanizing local policing practices. Those giving testimony will help uncover the experience of policing, its methodologies, and habits.

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