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Class of 2021: Computer science student helps strengthen nonprofits through infrastructure software

May. 13, 2021—By Brenda Ellis When other kids were playing video games, James Raubenheimer was building them. Later, as a youngster, a game development book inspired him to edit games he’d already built. “It was insanely great. I even got one on the App Store.” James is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics and...

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Work named 2021 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

May. 12, 2021—Daniel Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a Chancellor Faculty Fellow. He is one of nine highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty in the 2021 Chancellor Faculty Fellow cohort, which will meet as a group during their two-year fellowships to exchange ideas on teaching and research and engage in academic leadership...

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Dean Fauchet recognizes outstanding 2021 engineering graduates

May. 12, 2021—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced outstanding 2021 engineering graduates, school and department award recipients. A video is here. Samantha Avery Speer of Westlake Village, California, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering. She is graduating with a bachelor of science degree as a double major in computer science and mathematics...

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Dean Fauchet announces 2021 annual awards and faculty promotions

May. 11, 2021—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced the promotions of engineering faculty members May 11 at the final faculty meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year. He also announced four additional school awards. Eric Barth in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been promoted to full professor with tenure. Three faculty members have been promoted to associate professor. They...

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First online master’s degree students to graduate May 15

May. 9, 2021—The first cohort of students from two online engineering master’s degree programs will graduate Saturday, May 15. The M.Eng. students in engineering management and M.S. students in computer science come from a wide range of industries, including energy, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology, aerospace and consulting. Ten and three master’s degree students will graduate, respectively. Vanderbilt and 2U, Inc., a...

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Jennifer Frist, BS’93, elected to Vanderbilt University Board of Trust

May. 7, 2021—Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, is one of seven new members elected to the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust at its April 30, 2021, meeting. She will serve a five-year term beginning July 1. “I am delighted to welcome our newest trustees, each of whom shares the board’s dedication to continuing to raise Vanderbilt’s profile as a global...

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Vanderbilt names newest residential college in honor of Marieke and Jeff Rothschild

Apr. 26, 2021—Marieke and Jeff Rothschild Vanderbilt University’s newest residential college will be named Rothschild College in recognition of the transformational $20 million gift that Marieke and Jeff Rothschild, BA’77, MS’79, made in 2016 to accelerate the development of the residential college system. The Rothschilds’ generous contribution has helped advance a key pillar of Vanderbilt’s academic strategic...

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Widely used software, developed by Young Lab, tops 1,000 academic licenses

Apr. 15, 2021—INCA enables robust metabolic tracer studies A software tool for metabolic analysis developed by a Vanderbilt chemical engineer recently passed 1,000 total academic licenses and is the most licensed software on the university’s online licensing and e-commerce platform. Additionally, it was the third highest revenue generator on the platform, VU e-Innovations, for 2020. About 20...

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