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Six interdisciplinary programs awarded TIPs funding for 2020

Jun. 29, 2020—Six cross-disciplinary programs have been awarded funding for 2020 by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, a hallmark of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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Vernon named engineering school’s interim associate dean for academic success

Jun. 8, 2020—Julianne Vernon, research assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been appointed interim associate dean for academic success in the School of Engineering.

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And the Beat Goes On: A resilient Vanderbilt community finds innovative ways to thrive amid the challenges of COVID-19

May. 14, 2020—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives in countless ways, members of the Vanderbilt community have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the crisis.

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Vanderbilt names 2020 Founder’s Medalists

May. 8, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8.

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Songwriting seminar inspires personal tributes to Class of 2020

May. 6, 2020—Some students participating in a Blair School of Music songwriting seminar planned on penning songs about graduating from college. Then the novel coronavirus pandemic hit. The students left campus, and the desire to process their emotions through song increased exponentially.

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Praise for Camaraderie and a Welcoming Vanderbilt Vibe: Nnamdi Okabuonye, BS’20

Apr. 30, 2020—One weekend program convinced Nnamdi Okabuonye that Vanderbilt was where he wanted to be. A second initiative validated his choice early during his first year as an engineering student.

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Engineer, Golfer, Pilot and Rocket Builder: Abbey Carlson, BE’20

Apr. 30, 2020—Abbey Carlson focused her time at Vanderbilt on two passions: athletics and engineering. In July the mechanical engineering graduate heads to Boeing to join its Advanced Design and Prototype Solutions team in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Bike-inspired exoskeleton could allow humans to run 50 percent faster

Apr. 7, 2020—Runners could soon keep up with cyclists, thanks to a new exoskeleton invention from a team of mechanical engineers at Vanderbilt which would bring cycling mechanics to the human body.

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VU engineers and VUMC doctors team up for open-source ventilator design

Mar. 27, 2020—As COVID-19 continues to push unprecedented challenges on medical communities, one of the most pressing threats for hospital staff across the country is a dwindling supply of ventilators. Now, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty is taking on the challenge by way of a fabricated, open-source ventilator design.

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Celebration honors nine new endowed chair holders

Feb. 28, 2020—Nine Vanderbilt faculty members who have been awarded endowed chairs were recently honored by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues and family members.

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‘Perry Wallace Way’ dedicated in honor of first African American varsity basketball player in the SEC

Feb. 24, 2020—More than 200 people gathered in front of Vanderbilt University’s Memorial Gym Feb. 22 for the dedication of Perry Wallace Way, the portion of 25th Avenue South recently named in honor of Vanderbilt trailblazer and Nashville native Perry Wallace, the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

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Bangladesh collaboration offers lessons for facing rapid environmental changes

Feb. 24, 2020—With a population of roughly 150 million people, the delta country of Bangladesh holds about half the population of the entire United States in an area the size of Louisiana, and exists under a near-constant risk of sea level rise and other dynamic climate changes. Now, as the world faces a future chock-full of increasing...

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