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Tellinghuisen receives nanoscience center’s Distinguished Service Award

Sep. 21, 2017—Pat Tellinghuisen, program director of Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, is this year’s recipient of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Distinguished Service Award.

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Science career symposium stresses value of communication skills

Jun. 18, 2015—Approximately 300 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows recently attended a symposium at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center to learn about “science careers that put your communication skills to work.”

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Vanderbilt researchers hit ‘home run’

Sep. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University professor Billy Hudson, Ph.D., and his lab have achieved a scientific “bleacher burner” -- their paper is published, discussed in an editorial and featured on the cover of this month’s Nature Chemical Biology, a high profile journal.

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Tennessean op-ed: Anti-science legislation offers prospect of a new Scopes trial

Mar. 26, 2012—By Roger Cone, chairman of the department of molecular physiology and biophysics at Vanderbilt, Jon Kaas, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt, and Robert Webster, Rose Marie Thomas Chair in Virology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital This opinion piece was published on the Tennessean’s website March 25, 2012. Almost 90 years ago,...

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Laboratory throws away cookbooks in pursuit of discovery

May. 20, 2011—In an educational environment increasingly characterized by canned and virtual science experiments that always come out right, Vanderbilt’s alternative introductory biology laboratory (BSC 111c) stands out because the students are asked to design experiments as well as conduct them and, above all, because they are given the freedom to fail. “This gives the students a...

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