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Berkeley lab director to deliver School of Engineering’s Hall Lecture March 27

Mar. 9, 2017—Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering and the Ernest S. Kuh Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Monday, March 27.

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Vanderbilt launches programming for total solar eclipse

Mar. 6, 2017—The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in 99 years will occur on Aug. 21, with Nashville in its direct path. The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs, in partnership with a variety of internal and external partners, including Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, is coordinating a series of student competitions, curricular and co-curricular programs, and special events to celebrate.

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Page receives 2016 Commodore Award

Feb. 23, 2017—Karen Page, a department administrator in the School of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was named Vanderbilt University’s most recent Commodore Award winner at the 2016 Service Award Ceremony in January.

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Three Vanderbilt student teams advance to next round of ‘Nobel Prize for students’

Feb. 23, 2017—Three teams from Vanderbilt will compete for the Hult Prize, an international social entrepreneurship competition dubbed “the Nobel Prize for students.” These teams will advance to the next round of competition in hopes of winning a $1 million prize in start-up funds to launch their project.

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Second set of University Courses announced

Feb. 13, 2017—Six new courses, ranging from the impact of African music on politics to the interdisciplinary applications of virtual reality to big data methods for smart city development, are among the second set of University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University.

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Twelve faculty members selected as 2017 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Feb. 6, 2017—The 2017 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from across the university.

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Baroud receives inaugural Littlejohn Dean Faculty Fellowship

Jan. 26, 2017—A civil engineering professor who develops tools that improve infrastructure systems’ reliability and recovery from disasters like hurricanes and floods has received the inaugural Littlejohn Dean Faculty Fellowship.

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University approves new undergraduate business minor

Jan. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt's new trans-institutional undergraduate business minor will launch this fall, following approval by the four undergraduate schools and the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Team’s discovery offers new insight on lung cancer risk

Jan. 12, 2017—Researchers in the Schools of Medicine and Engineering at Vanderbilt University have discovered a proteomic “signature” from the airways of heavy smokers that could lead to better risk assessment and perhaps new ways to stop lung cancer before it starts.

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Vanderbilt receives $20 million gift thanks to Facebook founding engineer and his wife

Dec. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a transformational $20 million gift from a donor-advised fund of alumnus and Board of Trust Vice Chairman-Elect Jeffrey Rothschild and his wife Marieke that will accelerate ongoing development of its residential colleges program, College Halls.

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Fauchet elected to National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

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Nine Vanderbilt faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 25, 2016—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year.

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