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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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Interactive Wond’ry art installation explores issue of internet privacy

Sep. 5, 2017—For "vuExposed," installation visitors will log on to a specific, unsecured Wi-Fi network, then consent to a minor hack – allowing sites they visit on their browser to be displayed on screens.

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The Wond’ry lands $500K I-Corps site grant, ramps up efforts to launch start-ups

Sep. 1, 2017—The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of experienced professionals who can teach, guide and mentor them as they pursue startup endeavors. Participating teams receive grants to help them interact with potential customers and explore the commercial potential of devices they’ve designed.

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Entrepreneurial program adds to Vanderbilt student-athlete experience

Jul. 19, 2017—Ten rising sophomore student-athletes are presenting business ideas this summer as part of Pre-Flight, an entrepreneurial experience and pitch workshop held at the Wond’ry.

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Vanderbilt celebrates historic eclipse with special events for campus community Aug. 21

Jul. 5, 2017—The Office of the Provost has planned a number of campus events for the Vanderbilt community to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event.

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Three teams take top prizes at inaugural innovation challenge

Jun. 8, 2017—Last week, Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences hosted the inaugural RadX Innovation Challenge Pitch Event.

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Bunker Labs, the Wond’ry help veterans become entrepreneurs

May. 25, 2017—Thirteen veterans pitched their companies on campus Wednesday at Muster Across America, hosted by Bunker Labs, a national nonprofit that helps veterans turn entrepreneurial ideas into startups.

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International exhibit unites students, faculty and staff in celebrating mapping technology

May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt's recent hosting of the "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition proved to be not only intellectually enriching, but also socially unifying, according to several leaders across campus.

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Thistle Farms turns to the Wond’ry for wrist-saving, wick-installing device

May. 8, 2017—Nashville nonprofit Thistle Farms teams up with The Wond'ry to design a custom wick-setting tool for eco-friendly wooden wicks.

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