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Vanderbilt and Pittsburgh to lead new center to identify toxic chemicals

Mar. 25, 2015—EPA is establishing a new center at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh to develop an alternative approach for toxicity testing to help evaluate the safety of the 80,000-plus chemicals in general commerce.

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Op-ed: World War II technology still with us today

Jan. 19, 2015—Dennis Hall writes that while 'The Imitation Game' film dramatizes technological discoveries that shortened World War II, there is a lesser known story about radar advances that brought us the microwave.

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Greene and Velkovska named fellows of American Physical Society

Jan. 14, 2015—Victoria Greene and Julia Velkovska have been named fellows of the American Physical Society, an organization of physicists dedicated to advancing knowledge and growth in the field.

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Vanderbilt faculty name their favorite reading this year

Dec. 15, 2014—MyVU asked a handful of Vanderbilt faculty members to name the book that left a lasting impression on them this year. Their diverse recommendations span fiction, nonfiction, history, thriller, biography, memoir and more.

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Pantelides elected electrical engineering association fellow

Dec. 9, 2014—Sokrates Pantelides has been elected a 2015 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. His election brings the total number of IEEE fellows on campus to a dozen.

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Stimulate your brain with Vanderbilt Osher winter classes

Dec. 5, 2014—Sign up now for Vanderbilt's Osher Lifelong Learning winter 2015 non-credit classes, which include contemporary international films, Irish comedy, and relationships between science and science fiction.

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Hall stepping down as vice provost for research and dean of Graduate School

Sep. 22, 2014—Dennis G. Hall, professor of physics and of electrical engineering, will step down as vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School Dec. 31, 2014.

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Renowned physicist to discuss limits of science and the search for meaning

Sep. 19, 2014—Renowned theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser will discuss his latest book, "The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Vanderbilt University’s Benton Chapel.

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Thomas Weiler receives prestigious Simons Foundation Fellowship

Jul. 7, 2014—Professor of Physics Thomas Weiler has been awarded a prestigious Simons Foundation Fellowship in Theoretical Physics.

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Vanderbilt physicists help confirm identity of the Higgs particle

Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt physicists played a leading role in the latest findings on the nature of the Higgs particle, which explains why objects have weight and mass.

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How to create nanowires only three atoms wide with an electron beam

Apr. 28, 2014—A Vanderbilt graduate student has used a focused beam of electrons to create some of the smallest nanowires ever made, which could bring us closer to flexible, paper-thin tablets and television displays.

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Significant progress toward creating “benchtop human” reported

Mar. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt physicist John Wikswo reported significant progress toward creating “homo minutus” – a human-on-a-chip that can be used to test drugs and toxins – on Mar. 26 at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Phoenix.

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