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August, 2010

Chancellor: 60 endowed faculty chairs to be added over two years

Aug. 27, 2010—Mark D. Abkowitz, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering, gave a presentation on disaster risk management at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 26. Jeremy Spinrad, associate professor of computer science, was among 28 faculty members recognized for 25 years of service. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos...

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VUSE rises in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 rankings

Aug. 17, 2010—Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering undergraduate program improved four positions to No. 36 in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The 2011 annual rankings were released today. The School of Engineering tied with Lehigh University, University of California-Santa Barbara. MIT was ranked No. 1. “It is always gratifying to receive recognition from your peers,”...

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Engineering fall orientation schedule released

Aug. 17, 2010—CommonVU, a week-long orientation for first-year students, begins with Move-In Day Saturday, August 21 and ends Sunday, August 29. The week includes special advising sessions, community-building activities and academic classes. During CommonVU, undergraduates will be engaged in activities with other first-year students, peer mentors and Vanderbilt upperclassmen. The orientation schedule for the School of Engineering...

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VU a leader in creating next generation of robots

Aug. 12, 2010—Though the da Vinci Surgical System seems like cutting-edge technology, most surgeons are quick to admit that it a first-generation device — the model T Ford of its kind. Strong collaborations exist between Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons and School of Engineering engineers, allowing development of the next generation of surgical technology. “There are a...

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Engineering grad takes top honors in one of the nation’s most innovative technical challenges

Aug. 11, 2010—Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Brad Jaeger, BE’07 is part of an elite group of nine vehicles from seven teams that will continue in their pursuit of a multimillion dollar prize for super fuel-efficient cars. Jaeger is the Director of Research and Development for the Virginia-based team called Edison2. The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE is a...

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Two faculty members receive NSF CAREER awards

Aug. 10, 2010—Two Vanderbilt engineering assistant professors have received prestigious 2010 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards. Jamey Young, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Haoxiang Luo, mechanical engineering, each received awards totaling $400,000, issued for the next five years. Young’s grant – Metabolic Determinants of Programmed Cell Death in Hepatic Lipotoxicity – will...

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New graphics processor cluster gives Vanderbilt supercomputer a major boost

Aug. 2, 2010—What do an astrophysicist studying how black holes merge, a chemist predicting the biological characteristics of novel proteins, a psychologist investigating decision-making and a mechanical engineer studying how nanotubes transport heat have in common? They all need tremendous amounts of computer power to conduct their research and they all will benefit directly from a huge...

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