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September, 2009

Vanderbilt founding member of new online research news channel

Sep. 28, 2009—Concerned with the dramatic decline in the traditional media’s coverage of newsworthy scientific and academic activities, Vanderbilt has joined with 34 other top research universities to create, an online news channel designed to showcase the achievements of their scientists and engineers, medical researchers and scholars. “ allows Vanderbilt and other leading universities to reach...

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Engineering Career Day is Oct. 6

Sep. 14, 2009—Vanderbilt Career Center will host an Engineering & Information Technology Industry Career Day at the Student Life Center from 3-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Industry Career Days serve as one of many ways students may interact with potential employers, or seek internship opportunities. To date, participating employers are: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Blackbaud,...

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School of Engineering recruits 7 new faculty members

Sep. 1, 2009—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of seven new faculty members to its full-time teaching staff. They are Jon F. Edd, W. David Merryman, Hak-Joon Sung, Craig L. Duvall, Bennett A. Landman, Yaqiong Xu and Akos Ledeczi. Assistant professor of mechanical engineering Jon Edd focuses his research on inertial and drop-based microfluidics...

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Former NASA leader to deliver Hall Lecture Sept. 24

Sep. 1, 2009—Michael D. Griffin, a former administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, will give the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture – Challenges Facing the U.S. Civil Space Program – at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Featheringill Hall’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium. Griffin served as NASA administrator from 2005 to...

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