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Vanderbilt Board of Trust member William W. Featheringill dies

Dec. 11, 2012—William W. Featheringill, a Vanderbilt University Board of Trust member, alumnus and entrepreneur for whom Vanderbilt’s Featheringill Hall is named, died Sunday, Dec. 9. He was 70. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Independent Presbyterian Church, 3100 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham, Ala. Visitation will be prior to the service...

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Peters’ introductory image processing lecture notes an online hit

Nov. 19, 2012—Electrical engineering professor Alan Peters has posted the lecture notes to his popular introductory image processing course online.

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Amputee sets stair climbing record with Vanderbilt prosthetic leg

Nov. 8, 2012—An amputee using a prosthetic leg designed at Vanderbilt made history by climbing 103 flights of stairs to the top of a Chicago skyscraper.

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Spinach power gets a major boost

Sep. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have combined the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion thatproduces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous "biohybrid" solar cells.

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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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Ten Fulbright honorees named at Vanderbilt

May. 7, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University students and graduates have been offered scholarships through Fulbright-sponsored programs for research, teaching and study abroad in 2012-13.

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Galloway is president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education

Apr. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Dean Kenneth F. Galloway has been chosen to serve as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Life without engineers

Mar. 23, 2012—In his talk titled “Engineering Excitement,” Norman Fortenberry, executive director of the American Association for Engineering Education outlined the changes in U.S. engineering education that he believes are necessary for the profession to adapt to the economic and social changes that are currently sweeping the globe.

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Fauchet named dean at Vanderbilt School of Engineering

Dec. 8, 2011—Philippe Fauchet will be the new dean of the school of engineering at Vanderbilt University. Fauchet, currently chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester, begins work at Vanderbilt July 1, pending approval by the Vanderbilt Board of Trust.

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Full Circle

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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