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Engineering recognizes exemplary faculty, staff

May. 14, 2008—Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Kenneth F. Galloway presented three awards to faculty and staff members for their achievements in research, teaching and professional service during the 2007-08 academic year. The awards were given during a May 6 ceremony at Featheringill Hall. Four faculty members attained emeritus status and were recognized by the Dean. They...

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Four faculty members attain emeritus status

May. 9, 2008—Four retiring engineering faculty members will be recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 9 commencement ceremony when the university honors their years of service and bestows on them the title of emeritus faculty. Thomas Harris, Paul King, Karl Schnelle and Richard Schiavi were also recognized May 6 during a School of Engineering reception in their honor. Thomas...

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Graduate earns highest honor in computer engineering as debut single climbs radio charts

May. 8, 2008—  Will Hedgecock received Vanderbilt University’s Computer Engineering Program Award in ceremonies held on the campus May 8. The School of Engineering award recognizes Hedgecock for the highest degree of excellence in his field. Hedgecock, who is also a recording artist, was surprised during the award presentation when his professor, A. B. Bonds, director of...

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Dawant offers Senior Day ‘Study Break’ session

May. 8, 2008—  A series of free educational seminars featuring Vanderbilt faculty will be available to parents and Commencement visitors from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Senior Day, Thursday, May 8. Study Break sessions prove to be popular with the parents and guests of graduates during three days of campus events surrounding Commencement. Benoit Dawant, EECS, will...

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Engineer student changes plans after winning art award

May. 5, 2008—When Noah Walcutt arrived at Vanderbilt to study engineering, he had little or no interest in art. But a chance decision to take an elective course in sculpture led him to create an award-winning design melding his engineering skills, musical interests and new-found artistic creativity into a project that has changed the course of his...

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Two engineering students selected as 2008 Goldwater Scholars

May. 1, 2008—Sesha Pinnaduwage and Arunan Skandarajah have been selected Goldwater Scholars for the 2008-09 academic year. Each will receive a two-year scholarship worth $7,500 a year for educational expenses. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Competition for the award is fierce: ...

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Managing risk in an increasingly hazardous world

May. 1, 2008—  If you have a nagging feeling that life is getting increasingly hazardous, you may be interested in the new book, “Operational Risk Management,” by Mark D. Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering. The book contains 15 case studies of major disasters, including September 11, Hurricane Katrina and the losses of the Challenger and...

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Fitzpatrick elected SPIE Fellow

May. 1, 2008—Professor J. Michael Fitzpatrick, EECS, is among this year’s 72 new Fellows of the Society honored by SPIE. Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community,...

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