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Robot prototype shows promise for microsurgery on eyes and aneurysms

Nov. 14, 2019—A new continuum robot designed by Vanderbilt engineers achieves multiscale motion and may open up a huge world of previously impossible complex microsurgeries.

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Peter Cummings is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Nov. 13, 2019—Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering and the School of Engineering’s associate dean for research, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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McCabe elected fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Nov. 12, 2019—Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the highest grade of membership awarded by the AICHE and achieved only through election by the organization’s board of directors.

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Crawford Lecture and dean’s dinner mark first Patterson Fellowship events of 2019-20

Nov. 8, 2019—A lecture by human rights activist and author Supriya Vani on Oct. 30 and a Dean’s Dinner with an acclaimed theater and education professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erica Halverson, on Nov. 5 marked the first visits by Patterson Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year.

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Vanderbilt Rocketeers take on the 2020 NASA Space Robotics Challenge

Nov. 7, 2019—A 25-member engineering team—13 seniors, 9 undergraduates and three graduate students—in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory is taking on the 2020 NASA Student Launch challenge.  

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How to fake a medical record in order to mitigate privacy risks

Nov. 4, 2019—In machine learning, generative adversarial networks (GANs) involve two artificial neural networks squaring off, one, the generator, trying to delude the other, the discriminator, into accepting synthetic data as real. Beyond their science and engineering applications, GANs can generate utterly convincing “photographs” of people who do not exist. Unrestricted use on a wide scale of...

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Tipper Gore to speak at Peabody Library 100th anniversary celebration

Oct. 31, 2019—Peabody College alumna Tipper Gore will speak at the Peabody Library on Friday, Nov. 8, when she takes part in its centennial celebration.

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Vanderbilt team wins $1M in DARPA spectrum challenge finale

Oct. 29, 2019—In a final five-minute flurry, MarmotE watched its lead slip. At the buzzer, the team placed second and won $1 million in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge. The team of four researchers, now very close friends, have worked together since 2016 to create an AI-radio system that can manage the wireless spectrum, finding unused slices...

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Fellowship program established by bestselling author James Patterson to bring distinguished visiting scholars to Vanderbilt

Oct. 28, 2019—Philanthropic support from bestselling author and Vanderbilt University alumnus James Patterson, MA’70, has established new fellowships that will bring distinguished visiting scholars to the university. The Patterson Fellowships will allow visiting scholars to stay for up to a week at Vanderbilt’s Residential Colleges, where they will discuss their work and interact regularly with students.

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Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus helps celebrate alumnus’ military career at Alumni Hall ceremony

Oct. 22, 2019—Maj. Gen. William "Bill" Busby Hickman, BS'83, MBA'92, was recognized for his 36 years of service in the U.S. Army at a ceremony held Oct. 17 in Alumni Hall and attended by former CIA Director and Ret. Gen. David Petraeus.

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Graduate Leadership Institute launches fall programming with visit from VU alumnus and former Anaheim mayor

Oct. 18, 2019—The Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute launched its fall semester programming with a presentation by Tom Tait, JD’85, MBA’85, former mayor of Anaheim, California. Tait explored themes of authentic leadership and leading with kindness during his Oct. 7 talk.

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Images of boxing and black masculinity focus of Goldberg Lecture Oct. 17

Oct. 14, 2019—Jordana Moore Saggese, associate professor of American art at the University of Maryland, will analyze 20th-century representations of black male boxers across visual culture when she delivers the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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