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Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University developing ‘socially assistive robots’ to stem loneliness and encourage activity among aging

Jun. 18, 2020—Prestigious grant awarded to Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt researcher developing social robotics to stymie apathy among older adults.

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Vernon named engineering school’s interim associate dean for academic success

Jun. 8, 2020—Julianne Vernon, research assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been appointed interim associate dean for academic success in the School of Engineering.

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Ask an Expert: How could COVID-19 change traffic patterns?

Jun. 4, 2020—Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses how COVID-19 could affect traffic patterns as people return to work.

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Target trials support drug safety in pregnant patients

May. 28, 2020—A new paper proposes an ethical way to test drug safety during pregnancy by using electronic health data to conduct "virtual" drug trials.

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Ask an Expert: How do you manage a natural disaster during a pandemic?

May. 17, 2020—Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses the challenges of managing a natural disaster during a pandemic.

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Engineering alum leads DENSO’s effort to donate face shields to Tennessee hospitals

May. 15, 2020—Britt Autry, vice president of DENSO, is spearheading an effort to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to Tennessee hospitals in need.

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Praise for Camaraderie and a Welcoming Vanderbilt Vibe: Nnamdi Okabuonye, BS’20

Apr. 30, 2020—One weekend program convinced Nnamdi Okabuonye that Vanderbilt was where he wanted to be. A second initiative validated his choice early during his first year as an engineering student.

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Engineer, Golfer, Pilot and Rocket Builder: Abbey Carlson, BE’20

Apr. 30, 2020—Abbey Carlson focused her time at Vanderbilt on two passions: athletics and engineering. In July the mechanical engineering graduate heads to Boeing to join its Advanced Design and Prototype Solutions team in Huntsville, Alabama.

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‘U.S. News’ ranks Vanderbilt graduate schools among nation’s best

Apr. 14, 2020—"U.S. News & World Report" continues to place Vanderbilt University's graduate schools among the nation's best in its latest rankings.

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New residential faculty announced for Zeppos College, The Ingram Commons

Apr. 13, 2020—Three new residential faculty have been appointed to help enrich the Vanderbilt educational experience beyond the classroom and build supportive and diverse communities on campus.

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Three Vanderbilt STEM students named Goldwater Scholars for 2020

Apr. 2, 2020—Sophomores Ashwin Kumar and Abinaya Ramakrishnan and junior Amelia Taylor have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for their exceptional promise of being the next generation of research leaders.

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VINSE Colloquium Series: ‘Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Electronics that Dissolve in Your Body’ Feb. 26

Feb. 20, 2020—John A. Rogers, the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University, will give a VINSE Colloquium Series lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

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