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Retired engineering professor integral to early success of materials science program dies

Jun. 29, 2017—William Frances Flanagan, who taught at Vanderbilt University for more than 30 years and was renowned for his research on the causes of stress corrosion cracking in alloys and metals, died June 15 in Maryland. He was 90.

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Device helps ICU patients by filtering out noise from medical alarms

Jun. 21, 2017—A team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) settings by silencing audible medical alarms in hospital rooms.

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Vanderbilt University honors 32 as emeriti faculty

May. 12, 2017—Thirty-two retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 12, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion announces 2017 seed grant recipients

May. 8, 2017—Twenty-nine projects have been selected to receive seed grants to support pilot research or developmental projects on equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Grand Stair dedicated in honor of alumni Ed and Sue Clark

May. 4, 2017—The striking spiral staircase inside Vanderbilt University’s Engineering and Science Building was dedicated April 28 in honor of alumni and longtime university supporters Sue, BA’77, and G. Edmond “Ed” Clark, BE’76.

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Class of 2017: Paloma Mendoza builds bridges—literally and figuratively

May. 3, 2017—Growing up outside Houston, senior Paloma Mendoza did not know a single engineer, though she knew she wanted to be one.

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Two Engineering seniors to explore the world as Keegan Traveling Fellows

May. 2, 2017—One School of Engineering senior wants to learn how fathers in different cultures impact family dynamics, while another wonders if traditional cures are getting replaced by the spread of Western medicine and what that means for those cultures. To both, the exploration is personal.

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TIPs NetsBlox project aims to make computer programming intuitive and understandable

May. 2, 2017—Supported by TIPs funding, Engineering's Akos Ledeczi is pursuing the development of NetsBlox, a computer programming platform that could make writing programs as intuitive as writing an email.

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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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University Courses program wraps up successful first year

May. 1, 2017—Students participating in the first University Courses gave the initiative high marks, noting that the cross-campus curriculum created unique opportunities for students to tackle important subjects.

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Fauchet reappointed dean of School of Engineering

Apr. 27, 2017—Philippe Fauchet has been reappointed as dean of the School of Engineering for a five-year term, beginning July 1.

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Class of 2017: Michael Umenta develops an app to help conference-goers connect

Apr. 26, 2017—Senior Michael Umenta, a computer science major, has a tough decision to make. Does he accept the software engineering job at Google, or does he partner with friends to launch a startup?

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