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University begins faculty approval process for new undergraduate business minor

Sep. 12, 2016—The curricular proposal to launch a new trans-institutional undergraduate business minor has been sent to the four undergraduate schools and the Owen Graduate School of Management for review by their governance bodies. If approved, the proposed minor will launch in fall 2017.

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Undergraduate Research Fair is Sept. 22

Sep. 9, 2016—The event, to be held at the Student Life Center, will showcase universitywide, interdisciplinary student work through poster presentations and panel discussions. All Vanderbilt community members are encouraged to attend.

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Vanderbilt hosts multiple congressional visits

Sep. 8, 2016—An unusually long summer recess for Congress—totaling seven weeks—gave members of Congress the opportunity to return to their states and districts to meet with constituents. It also afforded Vanderbilt the unique opportunity to host numerous congressional staff on campus in August.

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Undergraduate Research Fair and poster session Sept. 22

Aug. 29, 2016—The third annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22. The event will showcase universitywide, interdisciplinary student research through poster presentations and information sessions.

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Kunda named to MIT’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ list

Aug. 23, 2016—For her work in the software field, computer science professor Maithilee Kunda has been recognized as a visionary by the "MIT Technology Review's" annual list of Innovators Under 35.

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Faculty Senate elects leadership for 2016-17

Aug. 17, 2016—The Faculty Senate, the representative and deliberative body of the Vanderbilt faculties, has elected its leadership for 2016-17.

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Engineering’s Greg Walker named ASME Fellow

Aug. 12, 2016—Greg Walker has been selected to be a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for “exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.”

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Eight engineering graduate students receive NSF research fellowships

Aug. 12, 2016—Eight entering engineering graduate students have received research fellowships from the National Science Foundation, as did two Vanderbilt engineering undergraduate students who are pursuing their graduate studies elsewhere.

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Using nanotechnology to give fuel cells more oomph

Aug. 8, 2016—Researchers from Vanderbilt University have developed porous polymer-fiber electrodes that may make fuel cells more powerful.

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Using virtual reality to help teenagers with autism learn how to drive

Jul. 21, 2016—A team of engineers and psychologists have developed a virtual reality driving simulator designed to help teenagers with autism spectrum disorder learn to drive, a key skill in allowing them to live independent and productive lives.

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Six attract National Institutes of Health grants for wide-ranging research

Jul. 12, 2016—Five biomedical engineering professors and an electrical engineering and computer science professor are celebrating news about newly approved or resubmitted Research Project Grants (R01) from the Nationals Institutes of Health.

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Open-source instructions for focused ultrasound provide cancer research boost

Jun. 30, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s William Grissom and Charles Caskey are throwing open doors with a do-it-yourself, open-source software and hardware guide to enabling existing imaging machines with focused ultrasound technology.

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