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Vanderbilt Establishes Biophotonics Center

Mar. 23, 2015—The growing field of biophotonics explores the interaction of biological systems and light, with the aim of finding ways to use light in medical breakthroughs. Funding in biophotonics research at Vanderbilt totals nearly $25 million.

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Jack Minardi’s Advanced 3-D Electronics Printer Grabs National Spotlight

Mar. 23, 2015— Minardi, BE’12, is co-founder and software engineering lead for Voxel8, developer of a custom-electronics-producing 3-D printer that is a darling of tech media.

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Five questions with entrepreneur Jonn Kim, to give engineering lecture March 16

Mar. 11, 2015—Jonn Kim, founder and CEO of Geeks and Nerds Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama, will deliver the School of Engineering’s spring 2015 Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lecture March 16.

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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing jumps to No. 11 in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt's School of Nursing and Peabody College of education and human development fared well in this year's "U.S. News & World Report" rankings.

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Inaugural Chancellor Faculty Fellows named

Feb. 12, 2015—Fifteen faculty members hailing from a diverse cross section of disciplines have been selected as the first cohort of the Chancellor's Faculty Fellows program.

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Meg Bryson Pirkle, BE’89, to help Atlanta prepare for the next snowpocalypse

Jan. 5, 2015—Meg Bryson Pirkle, BE’89, is the first female chief engineer for Georgia’s transportation department. In the following Q&A, she explains her role in implementing a task force’s recommendations after the January 2014 Atlanta “Snowpocalypse,” her time at Vanderbilt, and being a woman in a male-dominated profession.

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Vanderbilt Rises to No. 16 in Rankings

Dec. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt has scored its best position ever in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of national universities, finishing No. 16 after five years at No. 17.

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Entrepreneurs are Today’s Heroes

Nov. 11, 2014—Venture capitalist and Jumpstart Foundry CEO Vic Gatto delivers the inaugural lecture — “Entrepreneurs: Heroes of our Generation” — in the School of Engineering’s newly created Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lectureship, endowed by Jason Chambers, engineering alumnus and member of the school’s Board of Visitors.

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Improving breast cancer chemo by testing tumors in a dish

Oct. 28, 2014—A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new "tumor-in-a-dish" technology that promises to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

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Members named to Academic Strategic Plan committees

Oct. 27, 2014—Two committees tasked with fleshing out key initiatives in Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan are now staffed and ready to begin work.

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Problem Solving at 17,500 MPH by Air Force general, astronaut Kevin P. Chilton

Oct. 24, 2014—Watch video of Air Force general, astronaut Kevin P. Chilton speak about “Problem Solving at 17,500 MPH” on October 24, 2014. To read a Q&A with Chilton, click here.

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Two notable educators join Vanderbilt Engineering School’s Board of Visitors

Oct. 3, 2014—Two notable educators – Jim Conwell and Jay Walsh – will join the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors at its fall meeting on campus Friday, Oct. 10.

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