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Academic Minute: Larisa DeSantis on “Megafauna diets and extinction”

Feb. 18, 2013—In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University reveals what North America’s largest predators were eating just before they died out.

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Vanderbilt sophomore, alumni named to ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30

Dec. 17, 2012—Param Jaggi, a sophomore from Plano, Texas, has been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30.” Zakiya Smith, a 2006 Vanderbilt graduate, and Eugene Chung, a 2005 graduate, also have been named to the annual list recognizing rising stars across the fields of energy, education, marketing and more. Forbes editors and reporters worked with panels...

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Engineer, astronomer and geologist receive NSF Faculty Early Career Development awards

Aug. 9, 2012—An electrical engineer who is attempting to make wireless communications more reliable, an astronomer who studies the evolution of the cosmos by creating large numbers of virtual universes and a geologist who is studying the origins of super-eruptions have received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development awards.

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Super-eruptions may have surprisingly short fuses

May. 30, 2012—Super-eruptions are potentially civilization-ending events and new research suggests that they may have surprisingly short fuses.

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Diversity aided mammals’ survival over deep time

Apr. 23, 2012—The first study of how mammals in North America adapted to climate change in “deep time” found that taxonomical families with greater diversity were more stable and maintained larger ranges than less diverse families.

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Geology walk with Mayor Dean and Molly Miller draws crowd

Feb. 22, 2012—Clouds and temperatures in the 50s on a Saturday afternoon were the perfect backdrop for a delightful geology walk with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Feb. 18 at Percy Warner Park. Molly Miller, professor of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt, accompanied by Anne Choquette, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, led more than 200...

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Geology walk with Molly Miller, Mayor Dean rescheduled for Feb. 18

Feb. 10, 2012—Earth and environmental sciences professor Molly Miller and Anne Choquette, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will lead a one-mile walk through Percy Warner Park’s Mossy Ridge Trail beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Mayor Karl Dean will join the walk. The event is re-scheduled from its previous date of Feb. 4. Participants will...

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Feb. 4 geology walk POSTPONED

Feb. 3, 2012—The geology walk through Percy Warner Park’s Mossy Ridge Trail scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, has been POSTPONED due to a forecast of inclement weather. The walk was to feature Vanderbilt Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Molly Miller; Anne Choquette, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey; and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. The walk will be...

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POSTPONED: Geology walk with environmental sciences professor and Mayor Dean

Jan. 26, 2012—NOTE: The geology walk planned for Feb. 4 has been POSTPONED due to a forecast of inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled for a later date. Earth and environmental sciences professor Molly Miller and Anne Choquette, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will lead a one-mile walk through Percy Warner Park’s Mossy Ridge...

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Research collaboration with Grace Loy, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Philosophy double major

Jun. 13, 2011—You could say Earth and Environmental Sciences and Philosophy double major Grace Loy spends her days playing in a sandbox. But this undergrad is working on collaboration with one of Vanderbilt’s top researchers that could make a dramatic difference.

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Faculty awards conferred at spring assembly

Apr. 7, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented five faculty members with awards when Vanderbilt‘s Spring Faculty Assembly convened April 7.

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Vanderbilt expert to discuss Japanese nuclear plant crisis

Apr. 7, 2011—Frank L. Parker, Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Emeritus, will speak about the Fukoshima nuclear plant crisis in Japan.  The presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the Adventure Science Center at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., in Nashville. The event is free and open to the public. Parker...

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