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Art department, the Wond’ry present symposium about Black Mountain College’s immersive teaching Feb. 1–2

Jan. 19, 2018—The art department and the Wond'ry present a two-day interdisciplinary symposium Feb. 1–2 to examine the contemporary relevance of Black Mountain College's unique pedagogical approach to art, design and education.

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Makers race the clock to repair the world through this weekend’s TOM makeathon

Jan. 18, 2018—Teams of makers will race the clock this weekend to create innovative solutions to the problems facing those living with disabilities in Nashville and beyond.

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Foreign press wowed by the Wond’ry, women entrepreneurs

Dec. 8, 2017—Eighteen journalists from Afghanistan to Vietnam visited the Wond'ry Dec. 7 to learn how it, and programs campus-wide, help women entrepreneurs.

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Clark Scholars dinner brings students, visionary donor together

Nov. 27, 2017—Ten first-year engineering students who represent the first cohort of A. James Clark Scholars at Vanderbilt were recognized at a Nov. 1 dinner that marked the first time Courtney Clark Pastrick, daughter of the program’s namesake, was able to hear in person what the scholarship program means to the students.

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Notable women scientists focus of edit-a-thon at the Wond’ry

Nov. 13, 2017—Increasing public awareness and coverage of outstanding women scientists are the goals of a Wikipedia edit-a-thon with Alice White, a historian of science, at the Wond'ry Nov. 14.

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Exhibit translates scientific discoveries into art celebrating Vanderbilt’s Nobel laureates

Oct. 13, 2017—A new exhibit on display at the Wond'ry honors the discoveries of Vanderbilt's Nobel laureates by translating them into beautiful works of art.

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2017 Southern Festival of Books, C-SPAN to feature Vanderbilt authors

Oct. 12, 2017—Two Vanderbilt Law School professors who are among featured authors at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be on panels to be broadcast live on C-SPAN Oct. 14.

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Maker faire’s first year at the Wond’ry is major success, organizers say

Oct. 2, 2017—The Nashville Mini Maker Faire's organizers extended it to two days, attracting double the exhibitors and more than 1,500 additional visitors over last year.

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Vanderbilt is No. 10 in Thomson Reuters’ ‘World’s Most Innovative Universities’

Sep. 28, 2017—The ranking is based on a number of indicators, including patent filings and research paper citations.

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Vanderbilt connecting need knowers with solution makers; Galloway helms effort

Sep. 18, 2017—Kevin Galloway, hired last year as the university’s director of making, recently was appointed as the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) director and will play an integral role in upcoming hackathons, makeathons and design courses.

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New TIPs-funded autism innovation center kicks off its work

Sep. 13, 2017—The Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation, funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, kicked off its work with a launch event at the Wond’ry last month. The center brings together engineers, scientists, disabilities researchers and business scholars from across campus to collaborate on how the talents of people on the autism spectrum can be better matched with business needs. Read more about the event, the center, and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs, Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.

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Strengthening students’ digital literacy is aim of new initiatives, resources on campus

Sep. 8, 2017—Enhancing Vanderbilt students’ digital literacy and providing resources to help them become thoughtful contributors to digital discourse is the aim of a new university committee as well as a number of efforts currently underway on campus.

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