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Clark Scholars dinner brings students, visionary donor together

Nov. 27, 2017—Ten first-year engineering students who represent the first cohort of A. James Clark Scholars at Vanderbilt were recognized at a Nov. 1 dinner that marked the first time Courtney Clark Pastrick, daughter of the program’s namesake, was able to hear in person what the scholarship program means to the students.

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Meet Vanderbilt’s first Academic Pathways fellows

Oct. 27, 2017—Seven outstanding Ph.D.’s with diverse backgrounds and experiences have come to Vanderbilt to pursue postdoctoral training with an eye toward academic careers.

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Historian + Scientist = New University Course

Oct. 11, 2017—A historian pairing with a computer scientist to teach a course on virtual reality? A new University Course, Virtual Reality for Interdisciplinary Applications, offers just that, with the overarching goal that everyone can, and should, be technically confident. Faculty-designed, cross-disciplinary curriculum is at the heart of the University Courses initiative, tapping into the natural synergies across Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges. Read more about the University Courses and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs, Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.

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Goal of new tissue-chip research is to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs

Sep. 20, 2017—An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip” model for two genetic forms of epilepsy.

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NSF Convergence grant to improve insight, data on learner-technology interaction

Sep. 19, 2017—A collaboration between Vanderbilt School of Engineering and North Carolina State University to identify the best way to analyze learning data is among the first recipients of NSF grants to address societal challenges through cross-disciplinary research.

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Vanderbilt expert: Rethinking where/if to rebuild after Hurricanes Irma, Harvey

Sep. 13, 2017—Smarter zoning, better hazard maps and more stormwater management are among the key recommendations Vanderbilt environmental engineer Mark Abkowitz has for coping with extreme weather.

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Research experts on flood impacts to infrastructure, contaminants, policies

Sep. 13, 2017—A number of Vanderbilt professors can provide interviews about rethinking how and why we rebuild after disasters, designing policies to keep Americans safe and predicting extreme weather impacts.

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Artificial intelligence thinks like people with autism, used to develop educational tools

Sep. 5, 2017—Inspired by Temple Grandin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Maithilee Kunda figured out how to create artificial intelligence that emulates image-based thinking.

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Vanderbilt celebrates historic eclipse

Sep. 3, 2017—The university community marked the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse with campus viewing parties, conducted research and prepared for the big day with months of educational and creative programming.

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Undergraduate research fair and poster session Sept. 14

Aug. 31, 2017—The fourth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is set for Sept. 14 at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt joins NASA in eclipse balloon launch

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University researchers joined a national NASA weather balloon project giving scientists and people around the world a view of the total solar eclipse from the edge of space.

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Racing the eclipse, School of Engineering weather balloon sends striking video

Aug. 24, 2017—A high-altitude weather balloon rose yesterday from a Vanderbilt garage rooftop to the edge of space to live-stream the eclipse from above Nashville and record the temporary atmospheric changes it caused.

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