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Vanderbilt graduate and professional programs maintain strong showing in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

Mar. 31, 2006—Vanderbilt's Peabody College of education and human development was ranked 5th in the nation for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of the leading graduate and professional schools. Peabody's Special Education program was ranked first in the nation for the fourth straight year, and, overall, the school saw seven of its programs ranked in the top 10.

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External funding for research at Vanderbilt continues five-year surge

Mar. 30, 2006—Last year, the amount of external funding that Vanderbilt University researchers received from peer-reviewed contracts and grants increased by 15 percent to reach an all-time high of $444 million.

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Podcast: Artificial intelligence and machine learning; Now and the future

Mar. 24, 2006—Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt University, talks about the state of the art in artificial intelligence and robotics in this interview by Adelyn Jones of WRLT FM radio in Nashville. The interview was aired Sunday, March 19, and was co-produced by Dan Buckley. Music by John Scofield. (Used with permission from Tuned In Broadcasting and John Scofield.)

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Duke University’s Henry Petroski to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 23, 2006—Henry Petroski, the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University, will speak on "The Paradox of Design: Success through Failure" on Wednesday, April 12, at Vanderbilt University in the final presentation of the 2005-06 Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss math and science education and research

Feb. 27, 2006—Educators and researchers have reacted with both enthusiasm and skepticism to President Bush's State of the Union call to improve America's competitiveness in math and science. Vanderbilt education and science experts are available to discuss what it will take to stop the United States' slide towards scientific and mathematic irrelevancy on the global stage.

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Vanderbilt engineering receives National Science Foundation “CAREER” Award for nano-fiber concrete research

Dec. 7, 2005—"Cast in concrete" is not all it's cracked up to be. Concrete structures from bridges to condominium complexes are susceptible to cracks, corrosion and other forces of natural and man-made chemical assault and degradation. Aging structures can be repaired, but at significant cost.

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Simulations by Vanderbilt researchers suggest possible impact of buckyballs on DNA

Dec. 5, 2005—Soccer-ball-shaped "buckyballs" are the most famous players on the nanoscale field, presenting tantalizing prospects of revolutionizing medicine and the computer industry. Since their discovery in 1985, engineers and scientists have been exploring the properties of these molecules for a wide range of applications and innovations.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Biomedical pioneer to speak on tissue engineering and drug-delivery innovations

Nov. 7, 2005—Credited with launching the fields of sustained drug delivery and tissue engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Institute Professor Robert S. Langer will give the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture at Vanderbilt at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

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Vanderbilt engineering professor receives national biomedical engineering award

Oct. 13, 2005—Thomas R. Harris, Vanderbilt chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department and Orrin H. Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has received a distinguished service award from the major scientific and professional society in the field of biomedical engineering.

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Vanderbilt cardiologist and biomedical engineering grad honored

Oct. 11, 2005—Dr. Andre' Lemont Churchwell, a Vanderbilt University cardiologist whose distinguished career has included extensive professional and community service and support for aspiring minority faculty, is the recipient of the 2005 Walter R. Murray Jr. Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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Vanderbilt alumna to address students during “Distinguished Alumni” talk

Oct. 6, 2005—Tamara Baynham, a senior research scientist for the Guidant Corporation, will speak to encourage engineering majors Oct. 13 during her presentation "Survive and Thrive in Engineering School: It Takes a Village." The talk will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center as part of the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series sponsored by the center.

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“Lab-on-chip” technology expert joins Vanderbilt as H. Fort Flowers Professor

Sep. 12, 2005—Dongqing Li -- an international leader in "lab-on-a-chip" biotechnology who is joining Vanderbilt as the new H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering -- dreams of creating a miniature, portable laboratory the size of a business card, capable of on-the-scene diagnosis of diseases and rapid detection of biochemical warfare agents.

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