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Immersion Vanderbilt

Feedback requested on QEP finalist proposals

Feb. 1, 2016—The Office of the Provost is soliciting campus feedback on three proposals under consideration for selection as Vanderbilt’s 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan. The QEP is focused on Immersion Vanderbilt and will serve as a critical piece of the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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VUCast Extra: Making a Difference in Latin America

Nov. 12, 2015—From a new product to combat childhood malnutrition in Guatemala to a low-cost capsule for stomach cancer screenings to preserving the history of slave societies, Vanderbilt is helping find solutions, making discoveries and changing lives.

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Vanderbilt archaeology students unearth university’s earliest history

Nov. 2, 2015—A project excavating early servants’ quarters is capturing clues about Vanderbilt lives that would otherwise be forgotten.

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Leg braces created at Vanderbilt help dog walk

Sep. 11, 2015—VIDEO» There are prosthetics for people, but what do pet owners do when their animal needs help walking?

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Provost seeks ideas for new immersion project

Sep. 10, 2015—This week, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente issued a call to the Vanderbilt community to solicit ideas for Vanderbilt’s 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan, which will support the Immersion Vanderbilt pillar of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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A VU Inside: Professor explores caves for clues to climate change

Sep. 1, 2015—VIDEO» For Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Jessica Oster, getting data means getting dirty. Oster and her team are collecting mineral deposits deep inside caves to find clues to climate change.

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Vanderbilt Student-Designed App Unites Coffee Community

Aug. 11, 2015—You may like your coffee in the morning, but chances are you don’t savor it as much as Sam Reilly, an intern at The Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies who is marketing his new app for lovers of a good cup of joe. Reilly prefers “coffee that is sourced from a specific farm within a...

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VU Inside: The Latin American Public Opinion Project

Jul. 9, 2015—The AmericasBarometer survey is the only scientifically rigorous comparative survey that covers all of North, Central, and South America, as well as a significant number of countries in the Caribbean.

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Wisdom of Elders

May. 29, 2015—Can you think of a story from a grandparent or great-grandparent that has been passed down in your family?  For some, time and distance make it hard to learn from our elders.  That’s why a special immersion program here at Vanderbilt is so significant.  

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Class of 2015: Caroline Hatfield mines insight from studying the female image

May. 5, 2015—If you’re funny, you don’t have to be perfect. That’s what senior Caroline Hatfield discovered in a research project about the cultural expectations by which female celebrities are judged compared to how society judges female comedians.

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Class of 2015: Nolan Michael Smith combines coding and collaboration

May. 5, 2015—Engineering senior Nolan Michael Smith never expected to be sitting in a laboratory waiting for a toddler to sign off on an app he designed. But that’s what happened when the computer science major agreed to collaborate with researchers at Peabody College.

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Class of 2015: Holly Glass digs into the past and embraces her heritage

Apr. 30, 2015—Holly Glass arrived at Vanderbilt feeling “weird and different.” She kept to herself her identity as a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Checking in four years later, things are entirely different.

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