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Dec. 5, 2011—Ken Galloway’s legacy will continue as he transitions from dean of engineering to full-time faculty member If you ask Ken Galloway what he’s doing on July 1, 2012 – the day he officially transitions from his role as dean of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering to a full-time faculty member – he is sure to mention...

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Seeking game-changing energy technologies

Nov. 11, 2011—“Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It’s time to start thinking.” This quote, attributed to the New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford, summarizes the main point of the presentation that the director of the newest federal research agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), gave on campus this week. The speaker was Arun Majumdar, the...

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Yaqiong Xu receives NSF career development award

Oct. 25, 2011—Electrical engineer and physicist Yaqiong Xu has received a prestigious career development award to study a new class of molecules called nanobiohybrids.

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School of Engineering names three as distinguished alumni

Oct. 21, 2011—Three accomplished graduates were inducted into the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni during an Engineering Celebration Dinner held Oct. 20 at the university’s Student Life Center.

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New group of faculty endowed chairs celebrated

Sep. 28, 2011—Ten of Vanderbilt’s new endowed chairs were praised as leaders in their fields and on campus during a Sept. 26 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt No. 17 for third straight year in U.S. News poll

Sep. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt University was named the 17th best national university in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, the third consecutive year it has held that position.

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Vanderbilt University honors top students during Commencement

May. 13, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the Founder’s Medals to the top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools during Commencement on Friday, May 13.

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Vanderbilt University honors 16 faculty members as emeriti

May. 13, 2011—Sixteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 13 Commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Robert W. Blanning, professor of management, emeritus Blanning’s global experience combines the worlds of academia and business. He came to the Owen Graduate School...

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Faculty-Staff Campaign reminder

Apr. 26, 2011—Give now to the Vanderbilt Faculty-Staff Giving Campaign.

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Vandy rocketeers strike again

Apr. 22, 2011—Last Sunday, Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club participated in a major NASA rocket competition at Huntsville, Alabama and came away with a first place award for their payload design. This is the fourth year that the Vanderbilt group has been invited to the NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge and the second year in a row that...

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New minor in scientific computing launched

Apr. 1, 2011—Educating students in diverse disciplines in scientific computing is the aim of a new interdisciplinary major being offered this fall.

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Peabody ranked top graduate education school for third straight year

Mar. 15, 2011—Peabody College of education and human development at Vanderbilt University was named the No. 1 graduate education school in the United States for the third consecutive year and the Vanderbilt schools of medicine, nursing and law all ranked in the Top 20 in their fields in the rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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