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Portion of 25th Avenue South to be renamed ‘Perry Wallace Way’ in honor of civil rights trailblazer, distinguished engineering alumnus

Aug. 21, 2019—Perry Wallace (Vanderbilt University) The portion of 25th Avenue South in front of Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium will be ceremonially renamed “Perry Wallace Way” in memory of the trailblazing Vanderbilt student-athlete who integrated SEC varsity basketball in 1967. Wallace passed away on Dec. 1, 2017. The university worked with Metro Councilwoman Burkley Allen on renaming the...

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Three engineering students are winners in 2019 study abroad photo contest

Aug. 20, 2019—Photographs by three engineering seniors are winners in Vanderbilt’s Global Education Office 2019 photo contest. Emily Larson, a senior mechanical engineering major and engineering management minor, studied abroad in Madrid. She also is a licensing intern at the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. Thomas Mallick, a computer science and political science senior, spent...

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Mahadevan-Jansen elected to global photonics society’s presidential track

Aug. 16, 2019—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University, has been elected to serve as the 2020 vice president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics that serves 257,000 constituents from 173 countries. With her election at the society’s annual meeting, SPIE Optics + Photonics...

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Distinguished alumnus George Trabue was Eastman Chemical leader

Aug. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt School of Engineering distinguished alumnus George O’Bryan Trabue Jr., 86, died Aug. 10, 2019, in Kingsport, Tennessee. Trabue received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1955. He went on to do postgraduate work at the London School of Economics. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps as a Rifle...

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Top Google Cloud Healthcare adviser to address Vanderbilt construction symposium

Aug. 6, 2019—Dr. Toby Cosgrove, longtime president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic and now executive adviser to Google Cloud Healthcare, is the keynote speaker at Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s annual Healthcare Design & Construction Symposium. He will address the sold-out crowd Thursday, Aug. 8. This year’s theme is the “Intersection of Built Environment and Healthcare Delivery” and...

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Schmidt, Ledeczi named to provost Online Education Committee

Aug. 6, 2019—Vanderbilt will take stock of its resources for online education through the work of a new provost-appointed committee to ensure that the schools and colleges receive the needed support for these offerings, which advance the university’s mission of educating the whole student while encouraging lifelong learning. Committee members include Douglas Schmidt, associate provost for research...

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Provost working group to assess digital support services, projects

Aug. 5, 2019—A new working group will evaluate Vanderbilt’s digital project resources and services and make recommendations aimed at supporting the university’s current and future needs, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced Aug. 5. Digital services and project support enable the creation of a range of tools and products that include online...

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CPS summer camps offer teachers, young learners a dive into cybersecurity

Aug. 2, 2019—Anastasia likes computer science so her mother told her about Vanderbilt’s cybersecurity summer camp. Kimmi and Quinn have a high school friend who was a cybersecurity camper last year.  Tanuj, a veteran of Python and Java camps, said his neighbor, a Vanderbilt computer science professor, thought cyber-physical systems might interest him. Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software...

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