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Team shows MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients

Apr. 25, 2018—Magnetic resonance imaging can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis, a new study by a Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown. This first application of these measures in patients living with MS, reported recently in the journal Brain, could lead to new ways to monitor the effectiveness of...

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iSeminar offers personal view of Nashville history, changes as part of deep dive into cities

Mar. 15, 2018—Steve Turner (BA‘69) was a student of cities long before Nashville became a hip place to visit as well as live. He and his wife Judy envied the European lifestyle where city residents worked at their street-level shops or businesses and lived upstairs. That historic model, born of convenience if not necessity, created vibrant urban...

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Alumni startup speeds up hospital device, technology procurement

Feb. 11, 2018—Three key experiences paved the way for Austin Dirks (BE’08) and Stephen Saine (BS’04) to launch a medical device and technology procurement platform together in July 2014. Both attended Vanderbilt as undergraduates, both were in the School of Engineering, and both were members of Sigma Chi. Their “immediate affinity” accelerated the relationship and likely put...

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New Career Fair venue, casual company pitches a slamming success

Sep. 21, 2017—The ubiquitous “elevator pitch” is a standard rite of career advancement. Whether or not it takes place in an elevator, job candidates are told they must be able to describe their awesomeness in two minutes or less. The Vanderbilt Career Center this year turned the tables on the recruiters. The night before the official Career...

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Two engineering seniors to explore the world as Keegan Traveling Fellows

May. 2, 2017—One engineering senior wants to learn how fathers in different cultures impact family dynamics while another senior wonders if traditional cures are getting replaced by the spread of Western medicine, and what that means for those cultures. To both, the exploration is personal. Vanderbilt University has awarded its 2017 Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship to...

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Engineering alums Capps, Card pass along advice to athletes, ROTC members at banquet

Jan. 24, 2017—A  Drexel University professor and a retired vice admiral, both School of Engineering alums, addressed a crowd of engineering undergraduates active on Vanderbilt’s athletic teams and in ROTC or NROTC programs. Their advice, given at Monday night’s banquet to honor those students, ranged from making the most of rich learning and social opportunities to recognizing...

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Zeppos welcomes Fleischmann to campus for science, tech discussion

Oct. 6, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos greets U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in the new Engineering and Science Building. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos welcomed U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., to Vanderbilt University Oct. 4 for a visit to the new Engineering and Science Building, a tour of the Wond’ry and a question-and-answer session with graduate students...

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Anonymous donor pledges $5 million to Vanderbilt Dean’s Chair in Engineering

Apr. 15, 2016—An anonymous donor has pledged $5,000,000 to establish the Dean’s Chair in Engineering at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Chancellor Nicholas S.  Zeppos announced at the school’s annual distinguished alumni celebration dinner April 14. Deans’ chairs represent the highest faculty honor in academia, recognizing a dean based on the influence of his or her scholarship,...

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