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Facebook VP to speak at VU engineering school Jan. 29

Jan. 22, 2009—Of the more than 150 million active Facebook users, about 13 million users update their statuses at least once each day, which results in almost 3 billion minutes spent on Facebook daily. This much network traffic has made Facebook No. 5 in top global Web sites, behind leaders Yahoo, Google, YouTube and Windows Live, respectively,...

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Engineering tops 2008 list of majors with highest average starting salary offers

Jan. 22, 2009—Despite negative trends in many parts of the economy and the general economic gloom reported in the national media, the college Class of 2008 ended the year on a positive note, according to results of a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). College graduates with degrees in the engineering...

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Six-part lecture series to focus on environment, energy and sustainability

Jan. 20, 2009—Vanderbilt University experts on various aspects of the environment, energy and sustainability will share insights during a six-part spring semester lecture series open to the general public Vanderbilt University experts on various aspects of the environment, energy and sustainability will share insights during a six-part spring semester lecture series open to the general public. Saturday...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Researcher plays key role in studies that point to novel target for treating arrhythmias

Jan. 16, 2009—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a new molecular mechanism associated with abnormal heart rhythms – arrhythmias – which account for about 10 percent of all deaths in the United States. Their findings, reported recently in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to novel arrhythmia treatments. The first author of the current report, Franz Baudenbacher, assistant...

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Biomedical Engineering News


Vanderbilt named among FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For

Jan. 15, 2009—For the first time Vanderbilt has been named one of the top 100 best places to work in the United States in FORTUNE magazine’s annual survey, and it is the first educational institution to ever be named to the list. The No. 98 ranking released Jan. 22 encompasses approximately 21,000 employees at Vanderbilt University and...

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David Dyer appointed president, CEO of Chico’s

Jan. 8, 2009—  Chico’s FAS, Inc. announced Jan. 8 that David F. Dyer, who formerly served as president and chief executive officer of both Tommy Hilfiger and Land’s End, has been appointed president and CEO of Chico’s FAS, Inc. Dyer has been a Chico’s director since 2007 and will remain on the board. Ross E. Roeder has...

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Alum at Baylor College of Medicine named Cullen Trust fellow

Jan. 5, 2009—The Cullen Trust for Higher Education Physician/Scientist Fellowship Program has awarded a one-year fellowship to first-year student of Baylor College of Medicine. Lin, who graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2006 with a bachelor of engineering, electrical engineering and mathematics, hopes to pursue the field of radiology as well as focus on MRI...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Sanjiv Gokhale is ASCE Fellow

Jan. 1, 2009—Sanjiv Gokhale, professor of the practice in civil engineering and director of the Construction Management Program, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Gokhale is a structural engineer and has been involved in the design, construction, and program management of a variety of institutional, commercial, and recreational facilities. He...

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