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Schmidt, Ledeczi named to provost Online Education Committee

Aug. 6, 2019—Vanderbilt will take stock of its resources for online education through the work of a new provost-appointed committee to ensure that the schools and colleges receive the needed support for these offerings, which advance the university’s mission of educating the whole student while encouraging lifelong learning. Committee members include Douglas Schmidt, associate provost for research...

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Provost working group to assess digital support services, projects

Aug. 5, 2019—A new working group will evaluate Vanderbilt’s digital project resources and services and make recommendations aimed at supporting the university’s current and future needs, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced Aug. 5. Digital services and project support enable the creation of a range of tools and products that include online...

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Vanderbilt celebrates opening of Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Jul. 29, 2019—The ribbon-cutting of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation with (l to r) Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affair Susan R. Wente, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering Philippe Fauchet, Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, William R. “Billy” Frist, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation Director Keivan Stassun, Daria Mulkey and John Mulkey....

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Hand-held robot points to less invasive prostate surgery

Jul. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt collaborators focused on minimally invasive prostate surgery are developing an endoscopic robotic system with two-handed dexterity at a much smaller scale than existing options. A key part of the design – telescoping, curved, concentric tubes – received U.S. patent protection in March 2019, the same month the principal investigators secured a $2.1 million R01...

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Five engineering faculty awarded Discovery Grants

Jun. 29, 2019—Five proposals from School of Engineering faculty have been selected by the Office of the Provost for 2019 Discovery Grants, which advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in the university’s core disciplines. “Discovery Grants serve as a key internal funding vehicle for fostering research that has the potential to improve lives and address society’s complex problems—a vital part...

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Weiss to lead VINSE starting July 1

Jun. 27, 2019—Sharon Weiss (Vanderbilt University) Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and physics and deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), will become the new director of VINSE, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today. Weiss’ appointment will begin on July...

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Robert Lott, mechanical engineering professor emeritus, dies

Jun. 24, 2019—Professor Emeritus Robert L. Lott Jr., 82, a distinguished mechanical engineering educator at Vanderbilt University, died in June in Nashville, Tennessee. Lott served in almost every administrative role in the Department of Mechanical Engineering during his 36-year career. He was department chair from 1972 to 1980. He was director of undergraduate studies from1986 to 2001....

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Ceremony June 25 to recognize ESB, Eskind Library LEED Gold status

Jun. 20, 2019—This 250,000-square-foot structure is home to both the Engineering and Science Building, which includes laboratories, classrooms and a state-of-the-art clean room, and Vanderbilt’s Innovation Pavilion, which includes the Wond’ry and its makerspace. (Daniel DuBois/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt will be recognized for its sustainable building efforts on Tuesday, June 25, when U.S. Green Building Council President and CEO...

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