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Dean travels to Capitol to help push nation’s technology, education initiatives

Dec. 8, 2008—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Dean Kenneth Galloway and U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon (D-6) are among experts convening Dec. 11 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, on Pennsylvania Avenue. The conference is titled, “Partnering for American Competitiveness.” Thursday’s event is the sequel to a national Science and Technology Summit held last summer at...

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Alumni News


$7.5 million federal grant to support new imaging program

Dec. 8, 2008—  The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $7.5 million grant to the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to establish a new imaging program. The five-year grant will support the Vanderbilt In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center, which will provide enhanced scientific and technical resources to develop innovative...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research


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


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