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December, 2008

VUSE grad is named Los Alamos deputy director

Dec. 10, 2008—Los Alamos National Laboratory recently announced that Isaac “Ike” Richardson has been selected to be the new deputy director, effective February 1, 2009. Richardson will replace Jan Van Prooyen, who – after three years at the Laboratory and a distinguished 43-year career in national security matters – has announced his plans to retire in early...

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Dean travels to Capitol to help push nation’s technology, education initiatives

Dec. 8, 2008—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Dean Kenneth Galloway and U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon (D-6) are among experts convening Dec. 11 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, on Pennsylvania Avenue. The conference is titled, “Partnering for American Competitiveness.” Thursday’s event is the sequel to a national Science and Technology Summit held last summer at...

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$7.5 million federal grant to support new imaging program

Dec. 8, 2008—  The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $7.5 million grant to the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to establish a new imaging program. The five-year grant will support the Vanderbilt In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center, which will provide enhanced scientific and technical resources to develop innovative...

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Galloway reappointed at School of Engineering

Dec. 5, 2008—The dean of the School of Engineering has been reappointed for a new four-year term, announced Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty. Kenneth F. Galloway, also a professor of electrical engineering, has been dean for 12 years. His new term runs until June 30, 2012. “Ken has moved the School of Engineering...

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Cummings speaks at AIChE ‘centennial’ meeting

Dec. 1, 2008—The American Institute of Chemical Engineers celebrated its 100th anniversary at the AIChE annual meeting in Philadelphia in November. Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, was invited to give one of five overview talks in a Centennial SuperSession on “Major Successes and Exciting Prospects for Research in Core Chemical Engineering Areas.”...

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