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May, 2020

New grad on #VU2020 committee helps plan celebrations now and for 2021

May. 14, 2020—When Jack Ke Ding dreamed of celebrating his degree in civil and environmental engineering from Vanderbilt, the health and safety constraints of COVID-19 never came to mind. Now he and a volunteer team of undergraduate, graduate and professional students, along with university leadership, are leading the planning for this year’s virtual celebrations and the in-person...

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Day of Wond’ry virtual event is May 22

May. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, the Wond’ry, has planned a daylong event Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT to demonstrate how it has transitioned to remote work but continued to promote innovating and creating. While all Wond’ry spaces and makerspaces are closed until further notice, events have been moved to virtual environments. Day...

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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 12, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, a new collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery...

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Two engineering professors granted emeritus titles

May. 11, 2020—Two esteemed professors in the School of Engineering have been honored for their years of service and Vanderbilt University has bestowed on them the title of emeritus faculty. K. Arthur Overholser is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Prodyot (P.K.) Basu is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus. A faculty member...

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Outstanding 2020 engineering graduates recognized

May. 8, 2020—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced 2020 awards and honors to seniors. A special recorded video also is available on the school’s Commencement website. Vanderbilt’s 2020 Commencement ceremonies and related events were postponed in March due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The university will hold a set of special events...

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Dean Fauchet announces annual awards and faculty promotions

May. 5, 2020—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced May 5 the promotions of five engineering faculty members at the final faculty meeting of the 2019-2020 academic year. He also announced four additional school awards. Two faculty members in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have been promoted to the rank of professor: Bennett Landman, electrical engineering, computer...

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