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Ian Agol to deliver mathematics department’s Shanks Lecture May 17

May. 5, 2017—UC-Berkeley mathematician Ian Agol, who received the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, will deliver this year's Shanks Lecture.

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Class of 2017: Marc Chen studies transportation’s role in improving communities

Apr. 28, 2017—Marc Chen wants to use data to make cities work better for everyone. Chen, a math and economics major, believes there’s a wealth of untapped data out there waiting to be mined that could help public policymakers understand how their decisions affect the well-being of city residents.

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Students recognized for eye-catching data visualizations

Apr. 20, 2017—Blake Quigley and Ben Shapiro received first-place awards in a student visualization competition that was held in conjunction with the "Places and Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition on campus.

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Three students named Goldwater Scholars for 2017

Apr. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt students Lauren Branscombe, Joshua Fleck and David Zhang have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. They are among a group of 240 scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.

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Second set of University Courses announced

Feb. 13, 2017—Six new courses, ranging from the impact of African music on politics to the interdisciplinary applications of virtual reality to big data methods for smart city development, are among the second set of University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University.

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Noted algebraist Bjarni Jónsson dies

Oct. 12, 2016—Bjarni Jónsson, Vanderbilt’s first Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, died Sept. 30 at the age of 96.

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Study: IES-funded research improves quality of math education

Aug. 30, 2016—Researchers found 28 distinct contributions that IES grants have made to K-12 math teaching and learning.

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Vanderbilt University honors 24 as emeriti faculty

May. 13, 2016—Twenty-four retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 13, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

Nov. 23, 2015—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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New faculty: Anna Marie Bohmann uses math to understand multidimensional spaces

Oct. 7, 2015—When Anna Marie Bohmann was growing up in Minneapolis, she enjoyed school in general—and math in particular—but had no idea that making a career in mathematics was even possible.

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New model of cosmic stickiness favors “Big Rip” demise of universe

Jun. 30, 2015—A Vanderbilt team of scientists have developed a new formulation for cosmic viscosity which strongly favors the "Big Rip" end of the universe.

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