February 2012 Vanderbilt View

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    Spirit of Innovation

    The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization is taking Vanderbilt researchers’ inventions to new heights An array of instruments and gadgets found in the Olin Hall laboratory of Professor of Mechanical Engineering Michael Goldfarb. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Use the term “inventor,” and what pops to mind? The wild-haired Dr. Emmett… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Superlative Celluloid

    Click arrow above to listen to an InterVU with International Lens co-chair Marci Angevine about the spring 2012 film schedule.   International Lens’ diverse line-up is pure gold for Nashville cinephiles JoEl Levy Logiudice (left) and Sherif Barsoum (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) When Sherif Barsoum came to Vanderbilt in 2007 as… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Prescription for Adventure

    The Vanderbilt Travel Clinic helps international travelers stay healthy Judy Norman (left) and Paula Monte (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) As a young married couple, Sheryl Rogers’ parents served in the Peace Corps in Malawi. Rogers’ older brother and sister were born in the East African nation, and all three siblings grew… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

  • Sohee Park

    Beautiful Minds

    Sohee Park’s research explores the impaired and enhanced abilities of the schizophrenic brain Sohee Park (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The “rubber hand illusion” is not a new scientific method, but Sohee Park has used it to make some groundbreaking discoveries about schizophrenia. RHI, which was discovered in 1998, is… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Editor’s Note

    The editor (left, with cat) and her twin sister, circa 1967. When you were a child, did you dream big dreams? When I was no more than 3, I remember spending cold winter evenings huddled with my twin sister under our family’s massive antique roll-top desk, making believe we… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Kudos

    Glenn Feldman, a Vanderbilt master’s graduate in political science, has authored Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why and How the South Became Republican, published by the University Press of Florida. Earl E. Fitz, professor of Portuguese, Spanish and comparative literature, spoke at The Americas Society in New York City to… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Looking Back

    The result of one of John Daniel's early experiments: X-rays of the hands of three generations of one family, circa 1900. (image courtesy of Vanderbilt University Special Collections & University Archives) Following German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen’s discovery of X-rays in late 1895, scientists around the world began experimenting with the… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Tracy Parsons, What’s Your Story?

    Glen and Tracy Parsons (front) and their children (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) At 10:30 p.m., the phone rang and woke Tracy Parsons from a sound sleep. She thought the call must be from her husband, Glen, a truck driver who was on the road that night. But caller ID read “Department… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012