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Galloway reappointed at School of Engineering

Dec. 5, 2008—The dean of the School of Engineering has been reappointed for a new four-year term, announced Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty. Kenneth F. Galloway, also a professor of electrical engineering, has been dean for 12 years. His new term runs until June 30, 2012. “Ken has moved the School of Engineering...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

Cummings speaks at AIChE ‘centennial’ meeting

Dec. 1, 2008—The American Institute of Chemical Engineers celebrated its 100th anniversary at the AIChE annual meeting in Philadelphia in November. Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, was invited to give one of five overview talks in a Centennial SuperSession on “Major Successes and Exciting Prospects for Research in Core Chemical Engineering Areas.”...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News

Jansen, Giorgio tell Board of Trust of ambitious goals of interdisciplinary research

Nov. 20, 2008—An ambitious goal of restoring human function to people facing life in a wheelchair through a marriage of neurosurgery, bioengineering and neurosciences was presented to Vanderbilt Board of Trust members during their academic programs and student life committee meeting Nov. 19. “We want to be able to restore function to someone in a wheelchair in...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News

Three honored at 2008 Engineering Celebration Dinner

Oct. 28, 2008—Nearly 300 alumni, parents and friends—who are Lewis Society members or returning for their reunion—turned out for the 2008 Engineering Celebration Dinner in October at the Student Life Center.  Alumni in attendance covered a span of over 7 decades— from 1938 to 2008—and represented 12 classes reuniting during Reunion Weekend, and traveled from 22 states...

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Alumni News

New program helps with costs of summer study abroad

Oct. 27, 2008—A new program at Vanderbilt will provide scholarships to help undergraduate students pay the costs of studying abroad during the summer. Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) leaders Joseph Williams and Wyatt Smith proposed the student aid and worked with Provost Richard McCarty to create the Global Summer Fellows Program. Williams is president of VSG and Smith...

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Computer programmers probe latest software trends at OOPSLA

Oct. 20, 2008—More than 1,000 software technologists from around the world will gather at the 2008 OOPSLA conference October 19-23 to address the newest trends in improving programming languages, refining the practice of software development, and exploring new programming paradigms. Janos Sztipanovits, director of the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) in the School of Engineering at...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

VUSE partners with Tulane in post-Katrina dual-degree plan

Oct. 15, 2008—The School of Engineering has entered into a partnership that will enable Tulane University undergraduates to obtain engineering degrees in three study areas that were eliminated from Tulane’s curriculum when that university restructured after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Johns Hopkins University will also be a partner, offering engineering degrees in four disciplines. The program, effective...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering News

ISIS anniversary event celebrates 10th anniversary

Sep. 19, 2008—Curious about the impact that the digital revolution is having on the battlefield?  Maybe you would like to meet Betty, the computer character that middle school students are asked to teach about various science subjects, a process that teaches them how to learn? Or perhaps you would be interested in discovering how the latest software...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

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