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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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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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Students recognized for eye-catching data visualizations

Apr. 20, 2017—Blake Quigley and Ben Shapiro received first-place awards in a student visualization competition that was held in conjunction with the "Places and Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition on campus.

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Inaugural DIVE Boot Camp immerses participants in human-centered design

Mar. 27, 2017—More than 40 students, staff and faculty gathered at the Wond’ry March 25 to learn about human-centered design and put it into practice through a series of exercises. The half-day event was the inaugural DIVE Boot Camp, one of several opportunities for members of the Vanderbilt community to participate in Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience, the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

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Wente, Pinson visit state leaders during Vanderbilt’s Day on the Hill

Mar. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Day on the Hill March 7 allowed campus leaders to meet with members of the Tennessee General Assembly to thank them for their service to the state and for their continuing partnerships.

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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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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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David Owens second guest on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 20, 2017—David Owens, a leading thinker on innovation and creativity who helped design the Wond'ry, is Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos' guest on the second episode of "The Zeppos Report."

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Give feedback on Nashville’s sidewalks and bikeways at the Wond’ry, online

Feb. 16, 2017—WalknBike, Metro Government's strategic review of sidewalks and bikeways, is seeking community input on how to improve walking and biking in Nashville.

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Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry receives grant to bolster entrepreneur education program

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s innovation center, the Wond’ry, has received a $30,000 grant from VentureWell for one of its flagship entrepreneur education programs.

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Developing solutions

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University students in the New Product Design and Development course recently collaborated with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to develop real-world solutions for areas of need.

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Students, faculty and staff invited to Global Game Jam at the Wond’ry this weekend

Jan. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to a Global Game Jam® hack-a-thon at the Wond’ry, the university’s innovation center, Jan. 20-22. Participants will work together to develop a fully operational iOS / Android game by the event’s close Sunday afternoon.

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