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Doug Schmidt named associate provost for research development and technologies

Jul. 12, 2018—Research tech expert and computer scientist Douglas C. Schmidt was named associate provost for research development and technologies by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.

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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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University Courses program wraps up successful first year

May. 1, 2017—Students participating in the first University Courses gave the initiative high marks, noting that the cross-campus curriculum created unique opportunities for students to tackle important subjects.

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New working group to assess and prioritize opportunities for enhancing research IT resources on campus

Mar. 17, 2017—The Research IT Special Project Working Group will advance the efforts of the Provost’s Initiative to Enhance Research and Scholarship, or PIERS.

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Computer science professors, peers teach mobile cloud computing to diverse majors

Nov. 8, 2016—Thanks to the Cross-College Teaching Initiative that began this semester, computer science professors Doug Schmidt and Jules White launched the University Course "Tackling Big Questions with Mobile Cloud Computing."

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Spring 2017 University Courses to examine health policy, mass incarceration and mobile cloud computing

Oct. 21, 2016—Enrollment opens Oct. 31 for three University Courses being offered this spring to tackle significant societal and technological issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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New MOOC will teach core Java programming

Apr. 6, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning has launched Java for Android, a massive open online course that will teach students from around the world how to apply core Java programming languages, features and software patterns in Android, the dominant platform for developing and deploying mobile device apps.

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First set of University Courses announced

Feb. 22, 2016—Five classes ranging from the history of black Nashville to the impact of mobile cloud computing will be the inaugural set of University Courses at Vanderbilt University—a new initiative arising from the recent Academic Strategic Plan.

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Vanderbilt engineering MOOC leads talented Indian student to Nashville

Oct. 16, 2015—A Coursera student in India’s round trip of 16,716 miles began with an invitation to spend a summer in Nashville, Tennessee, as a computer science intern at Vanderbilt University.

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Members named to Academic Strategic Plan committees

Oct. 27, 2014—Two committees tasked with fleshing out key initiatives in Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan are now staffed and ready to begin work.

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Capstone app project for MOOC to manage cancer patients’ pain

Oct. 24, 2014—1,165 budding programmers are participating in the university’s first MOOC capstone project – one that will result in a certificate for graduates and better pain management for patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Engineering professors edit journal’s special issue on augmented reality

Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt engineering professors Jules White and Doug Schmidt, and University of Illinois professor Mani Golparvar-Fard, are guest editors of the February issue of "Proceedings of the IEEE," the most highly-cited general interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science.

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