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civil and environmental engineering

Measuring drought impact in more than dollars and cents

Apr. 13, 2016—A pair of Vanderbilt doctoral students has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of graduate students from around the country to conduct a multi-faceted study of how people are affected by and responding to drought conditions in the United States.

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Sealy wins first faculty diversity award; five others recognized

Mar. 31, 2016—The first winner of a Vanderbilt award to recognize faculty who contribute to diversity went to Linda Sealy of the School of Medicine.

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Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

Jan. 25, 2016—A computer model has been developed that provides new insights into the food-energy-water nexus and can help resource managers around the world do a better job of weighing food and energy tradeoffs when water is scarce.

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New faculty: Hiba Baroud uses Bayesian modeling to better predict natural disasters

Oct. 13, 2015—Fortunately for both Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering and the victims of natural disasters, Hiba Baroud found a way to combine her risk analysis and statistics skills, her love of teaching and her passion for helping people in need.

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Eight Vanderbilt researchers named ‘Inspiring Women in STEM’

Aug. 17, 2015—The award honors highly accomplished women working in science, technology, engineering or mathematics who have made a positive impact on the trajectories of other women thinking about or newly embarking on STEM careers.

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Experts address promises and problems of 3D printing large structures

Jul. 24, 2015—The prospect that 3D printing will transform the way we construct the concrete structures that dominate the built environment brought a group of experts to campus to discuss the research opportunities this creates.

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Engineering professor promoted to U.S. Army brigadier general

Jul. 15, 2015—Eugene J. LeBoeuf’s Vanderbilt colleagues, his friends, neighbors and family witnessed a moving promotion recognition ceremony at the School of Engineering June 27, when the professor was honored as brigadier general of the 416th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve.

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VU’s improved drought-measuring tool could help shape policy

May. 27, 2015—A more specific drought-measuring formula created by a group of Vanderbilt University environmental engineers could have implications for emergency planning, federal relief payouts and drought mitigation efforts.

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Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

Mar. 12, 2015—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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Former Ingram Barge CEO to lead Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research

Jan. 29, 2015—Craig E. Philip, a nationally recognized leader in marine and intermodal transportation industries and former CEO of Ingram Barge Company, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research. He also is a research professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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Vanderbilt team examines human factors in nuclear power plant operations

Nov. 13, 2014—A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology usability has received a three-year, $800,000 Department of Energy grant to help nuclear power plant operators better perform their jobs.

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