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‘Origami’ rapid malaria test receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Nov. 15, 2016—A novel "origami" rapid diagnostic test for malaria has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Sustainable energy expert to deliver Hall Engineering Lecture Nov. 29

Nov. 11, 2016—Notre Dame's Joan F. Brennecke, a highly recognized researcher and prolific writer dedicated to creating a better environment, will deliver the fall 2016 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture.

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Take a look inside the Wond’ry

Nov. 10, 2016—Students, faculty, staff, and business and community members filled the Wond'ry Nov. 9 at an open house featuring tours, makerspace demonstrations and more. See a video of the event.

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Making high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps

Nov. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered how to make high-performance batteries using scraps of metal from the junkyard and household chemicals.

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VU Inside: Giving surgical robots a human touch

Oct. 28, 2016—Bioengineer Nabil Simaan is taking robotic surgical tools to the next level by making them incredibly flexible and situationally aware.

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Building stronger, more diverse pipeline of future faculty is aim of new postdoctoral program

Oct. 24, 2016—An ambitious postdoctoral training initiative designed to prepare recently graduated doctorates for competitive academic careers will launch later this year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Oct. 24.

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No Vanderbilt Robotics team? Six sophomores step up, invite all majors

Oct. 13, 2016—Starting in spring 2017, following a semester of skill-building workshops, Vanderbilt Robotics will be looking to compete. More than 50 students from across the campus and virtually every undergraduate school and college have signed up as members through the Anchor Link student organizations site.

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New faculty: Kenny Tao uses optical coherence tomography to improve delicate eye surgeries

Oct. 10, 2016—Kenny Tao, a new assistant professor of biomedical engineering, brings his innovations in the field of optical coherence tomography and his wry sense of humor to Vanderbilt's laboratories and classrooms.

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New University Faculty 2016

Oct. 4, 2016—A complete list of new university faculty for the 2016-17 academic year Blair School of Music Tyler Nelson, associate professor of voice B.M., University of Utah, 2004 M.M., University of Utah, 2006 D.M., Florida State University, 2009 Nelson is one of America’s most promising young tenors. Already enjoying success in a wide variety of concert...

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Chancellor commends ROTC cadets for focus on ‘something bigger’ at Leadership Symposium

Sep. 28, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos addressed Army ROTC cadets gathered Sept. 27 for a leadership symposium, at which alumni Sandra Cochran and Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Jones also were recognized.

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Vanderbilt engineering and physics professors recipients of inaugual NSF INCLUDES award

Sep. 16, 2016—The National Science Foundation has issued its first-ever awards for the NSF INCLUDES program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in STEM fields. Principal investigator Maithilee Kunda and co-P.I. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann are among the recipients.

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Vanderbilt maintains record-high No. 15 ranking in ‘U.S. News’

Sep. 13, 2016—Strong academics, research opportunities and a supportive living-learning atmosphere are credited for Vanderbilt retaining its No. 15 ranking in "U.S. News and World Report's" annual survey.

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