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Sixth annual Undergraduate Research Fair showcases immersion, draws record number of participants

Sep. 23, 2019—A record 200 undergraduate students shared their research projects through poster and slide presentations at the sixth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair held Sept. 19 in the Student Life Center. More than 580 faculty, students, staff and community members were in attendance.

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Volunteers needed for pilot study on music’s effect on ICU patients

Sep. 18, 2019—An interdisciplinary group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study regarding the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the VUMC adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the VU community to help. Vanderbilt University undergraduates are encouraged to participate and investigate using the experience to develop their Immersion projects.

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Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 19

Sep. 13, 2019—The sixth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. The event will feature poster presentations of student research projects that are representative of a variety of fields and disciplines.

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Find Your Impact: HOD major expands music dreams with immersion capstone

Sep. 9, 2019—Human and organizational development major William Hall is taking his music dreams to the next level with a capstone immersion experience at Nashville's acclaimed Blackbird Music Studio.

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Faculty invited to Immersion info session Sept. 10

Sep. 5, 2019—Faculty from all schools and colleges are invited to join members of the Immersion Faculty Steering Committee, which provides guidance to the Office of Immersion Resources, and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Vanessa Beasley for an Immersion Vanderbilt information session on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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ImmersionHub launched; Class of 2022 can submit plan proposals, faculty can submit student opportunities

Aug. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt students and faculty now have access to ImmersionHub, a project management system designed to track the progress of Immersion Vanderbilt projects and provide information about the recently launched undergraduate degree requirement.

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Vanderbilt students dive into U.K. theater world of ‘Harry Potter,’ Shakespeare

Jul. 25, 2019—Earlier this summer, a group of Vanderbilt students immersed themselves in the world of "Harry Potter" and the thriving performing arts scenes of London and beyond in a special Maymester theater class.

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‘Research squad’ propels student during two summer immersions

Jul. 19, 2019—Chemistry major Puxin Xuanyuan put her creativity to work this summer while splitting time between an immersion experience at a medical biotech startup in Toronto and conducting cancer-fighting research on the Vanderbilt campus.

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App prototype combines neural network, photos, burn patient info

Jul. 9, 2019—Evaluating the severity of a burn injury – and whether it requires transfer to a Burn ICU or not – has been more art than science. About 79 percent of Total Burn Surface Area calculations are incorrect, sending more patients than necessary to specialized facilities, straining resources and compromising resuscitation and patient care.  A senior...

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Walking the red carpet at Cannes … for class credit!

Jun. 20, 2019—A group of Vanderbilt students from a diverse array of majors took part in “the experience of a lifetime” when they participated in a faculty-led Maymester class that took them across France, including a stop at the Cannes Film Festival. Rising junior Caroline Crawford reflects on the experience.

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Data Science Institute welcomes first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows

Jun. 13, 2019—Eight undergraduates will engage in 10 weeks of research with their faculty mentors, participate in data science skills workshops and demonstrations, and present their final research at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair to be held later this year.

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New leadership announced for the Wond’ry

Jun. 7, 2019—Dave Owens, a management professor and expert on innovation, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry.

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