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Six alumni join Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame in 2018

Oct. 10, 2018—Six alumni—Bruce Heyman, John Hindle, Scott Hubbard, Paul Kurtz, Richard McCord and Mary Margaret Oliver—are the newest members of the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame.

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Mars, Kissinger, jazz among rich topics for Vanderbilt Osher fall term

Aug. 17, 2018—The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt will offer fall classes about life on Mars, the 2018 midterms, American gun culture, and an Oz Arts production on human connections to the environment.

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White House honors Vanderbilt faculty for STEM mentorship

Jul. 5, 2018—The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy honored two Vanderbilt researchers for STEM mentorship.

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Primordial cosmic soup easier to create than previously thought

Oct. 3, 2017—In subatomic collisions, physicists have found the signature of primordial cosmic soup, from which all the stuff in the universe formed, at lower energies and in smaller volume than ever before.

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Vanderbilt graduate research assistant receives national defense fellowship

Sep. 22, 2017—Matthew Feldman, a graduate research assistant in physics and astronomy, is one of only 195 students nationwide who have been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow

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Vanderbilt celebrates historic eclipse

Sep. 3, 2017—The university community marked the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse with campus viewing parties, conducted research and prepared for the big day with months of educational and creative programming.

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Multitasking monolayers

Jul. 21, 2017—Scientists have discovered a natural process that makes patterned monolayers suitable for creating a wide variety of novel materials with dual optical, magnetic, catalytic or sensing capabilities.

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VU’s Osher Lifelong Learning launches partnership with Fisk

Jul. 14, 2017—For the first time, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt is offering a series of classes taught by Fisk University faculty on the Fisk campus.

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Astronomers discover exoplanet hotter than most stars

Jun. 5, 2017—Astronomers at Vanderbilt and Ohio State have discovered a planet like Jupiter zipping around its host star every day, boiling at temperatures hotter than most stars with a giant cometary tail.

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Vanderbilt astrophysicist makes ‘The Root’s’ 100 List of Black Influencers

Sep. 27, 2016—Vanderbilt astrophysicist Jedidah Isler has joined Beyoncé, LeBron James and Serena Williams as a member of The Root’s 100 List of Black Influencers.

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Vanderbilt engineering and physics professors recipients of inaugual NSF INCLUDES award

Sep. 16, 2016—The National Science Foundation has issued its first-ever awards for the NSF INCLUDES program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in STEM fields. Principal investigator Maithilee Kunda and co-P.I. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann are among the recipients.

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Congressman Cooper honors Hamilton and Ramayya for superheavy element discovery

Aug. 13, 2016—U.S. Representative Jim Cooper honored nuclear physicists Joe Hamilton and A.V. Ramayya Aug. 12 for their role in the discovery of the new superheavy element 117 that has been provisionally named Tennessine.

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