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Alumnus and philanthropist Brownlee O. Currey Jr. has died

Mar. 27, 2020—Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus, emeritus trustee, financial services executive and entrepreneur noted for his philanthropic leadership at Vanderbilt University and in the community, has died. He was 91.

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‘Perry Wallace Way’ dedicated in honor of first African American varsity basketball player in the SEC

Feb. 24, 2020—More than 200 people gathered in front of Vanderbilt University’s Memorial Gym Feb. 22 for the dedication of Perry Wallace Way, the portion of 25th Avenue South recently named in honor of Vanderbilt trailblazer and Nashville native Perry Wallace, the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

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Team demos breakthrough in analog image processing, Nature reports

Feb. 24, 2020—A research team of Vanderbilt engineers has demonstrated a new ultrathin filter, based on metamaterials, that allows for analog optical image processing.

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Vanderbilt University, L3Harris Technologies collaborate to advance engineers’ space survivability design, analysis, and test skills

Feb. 13, 2020—A five-year partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics will leverage the expertise of ISDE engineers and faculty members within the Vanderbilt School of Engineering to create a ready source of technological updates for all L3Harris radiation effects engineers.

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Oguz uses ACCRE supercomputer daily for medical image analysis

Jan. 30, 2020—For 17 years, Vanderbilt students and researchers have analyzed data with a method much faster than any normal laptop: a supercomputer steps away from the Commons Center. The Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE), which originated in 2003, is housed in the Hill Center.

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‘Film Detective’ helps kids with autism interpret actors’ actions

Jan. 27, 2020—Maithilee Kunda and postdoc Roxanne Rashedi have developed a game called Film Detective to help adolescents on the autism spectrum learn to decode social scenarios.

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Vanderbilt student discovers power of alumni network

Jan. 22, 2020—The Vanderbilt alumni network is a tremendous resource for students who are preparing for life after graduation. Last summer Carson Crocker, a sophomore at Peabody College, enjoyed a rewarding six weeks at the Dallas digital marketing agency Belo+Company thanks to an opportunity made available by Tim Storer, BE’96.

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Vanderbilt alumnus makes $5M gift to advance Commodores basketball program

Jan. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University today announced that Seattle-area businessman and Vanderbilt alumnus George B. Huber, BA’79, and his wife Cathy have made a $5 million gift to support the men’s basketball program. The gift will be used to enhance facilities and support services.

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Engineers advance efforts to speed blood test results

Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt engineers are working on a process that ultimately may allow patients to get blood test results fast.

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Kidambi receives NSH Early Career Award to support atomically thin membrane research

Jan. 10, 2020—Piran Kidambi has received a 2020 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant.

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Five Vanderbilt alumni named to 2020 ‘Forbes’ 30 under 30

Jan. 6, 2020—Five Vanderbilt alumni have been selected for the 2020 Forbes “30 Under 30.” The list highlights “600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.”

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Vanderbilt mechanical engineers earn top materials research awards

Dec. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt mechanical engineers took home top awards at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston, Massachusetts. Mechanical engineering professor Kelsey Hatzell received the Materials Research Society Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy. Hatzell was selected from more than 25 candidates for her research contributions to renewable energy....

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