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October, 2008

Three honored at 2008 Engineering Celebration Dinner

Oct. 28, 2008—Nearly 300 alumni, parents and friends—who are Lewis Society members or returning for their reunion—turned out for the 2008 Engineering Celebration Dinner in October at the Student Life Center.  Alumni in attendance covered a span of over 7 decades— from 1938 to 2008—and represented 12 classes reuniting during Reunion Weekend, and traveled from 22 states...

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New program helps with costs of summer study abroad

Oct. 27, 2008—A new program at Vanderbilt will provide scholarships to help undergraduate students pay the costs of studying abroad during the summer. Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) leaders Joseph Williams and Wyatt Smith proposed the student aid and worked with Provost Richard McCarty to create the Global Summer Fellows Program. Williams is president of VSG and Smith...

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Computer programmers probe latest software trends at OOPSLA

Oct. 20, 2008—More than 1,000 software technologists from around the world will gather at the 2008 OOPSLA conference October 19-23 to address the newest trends in improving programming languages, refining the practice of software development, and exploring new programming paradigms. Janos Sztipanovits, director of the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) in the School of Engineering at...

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VUSE partners with Tulane in post-Katrina dual-degree plan

Oct. 15, 2008—The School of Engineering has entered into a partnership that will enable Tulane University undergraduates to obtain engineering degrees in three study areas that were eliminated from Tulane’s curriculum when that university restructured after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Johns Hopkins University will also be a partner, offering engineering degrees in four disciplines. The program, effective...

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