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Vanderbilt to host national College Inclusion Summit Oct. 23-25

Oct. 2, 2019—Registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 16 Vanderbilt University is host to the third annual College Inclusion Summit held by the College Autism Network in collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. The three-day conference—October 23-25 in the Student Life Center—will bring together scholars, practitioners, administrators, and self-advocates to discuss evidence-driven strategies to support college...

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Maker Faire at the Wond’ry Oct. 5 celebrates inventive spirit

Sep. 30, 2019—Want to learn to fold paper and make origami? See a Mars rover the Vanderbilt Robotics team built for a NASA robotic mining competition that can dig, collect, store and deposit gravel? Campus organizations exhibiting include the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory, Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 3D Printing Lab, the...

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Heidi Hall, celebrated writer and engineering research champion, dies at 49

Sep. 26, 2019—A communications leader and champion for the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, Heidi Nieland Hall, died September 25, 2019, in Nashville from metastatic colorectal cancer. She was 49. Hall, an honored reporter and editor for decades, left The Tennessean to join the engineering school communications team in August 2014. In 2017, she joined Vanderbilt’s Division of...

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Wilson awarded Komen breast cancer research grant

Sep. 25, 2019—An engineering professor has received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. His project is among 60 grants totaling $26 million awarded to researchers nationwide. Those initiatives are focused on improving outcomes for metastatic breast cancer, reducing disparities in survivorship and developing new, more effective treatments. John T. Wilson, assistant professor of...

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Antibody developed for rheumatoid arthritis could improve heart attack recovery

Sep. 23, 2019—More than one million Americans per year experience myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, as well as the healing and rebuilding phase that begins shortly thereafter – a complicated process which involves remodeling and repairing the heart. This process is known as the granulation phase and is critical for healing. But due to...

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EE alumnus and property tech cofounder to give Chambers Lecture Oct. 15

Sep. 22, 2019—When Ben Taylor, BE’15, launched Doorport, he focused on owners of large apartment buildings who might upgrade secure access to their buildings to make life easier for residents. The idea had clicked when he glanced at the wall intercom unit in his new apartment and wondered why he could not simply use his smart phone...

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Engineering school announces faculty appointments

Sep. 20, 2019—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of three tenure-track junior faculty members representing the biomedical, mechanical, and electrical engineering and computer science departments, and three non-tenure appointments. David Braun is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Prior to joining the engineering faculty, he was assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and...

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Research findings from national study of postdoctoral fellows subject of two-day symposium

Sep. 18, 2019—  Directors and managers of postdoctoral offices from universities across the United States met at Vanderbilt Sept. 5-7 to discuss research finding related to a national study of postdoctoral fellows, including those at Vanderbilt and fellows of Vanderbilt’s Academic Pathways initiative. The study, conducted by the Beyond the PhD Research Group led by Associate Professor of...

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