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Paschal embraces two new roles, including ‘conductor of movement’ at Commencement

Apr. 4, 2019—For Cynthia B. Paschal, this academic year has been one of her busiest—assuming two major leadership roles on campus—but it’s also been one of her most rewarding. In January, Paschal became senior associate dean for undergraduate education in the School of Engineering. Her wide range of responsibilities includes welcoming new students, overseeing academic operations to...

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Lippmann awarded NSF CAREER grant to study mechanics of blood-brain barrier

Apr. 3, 2019—Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $401,650 grant—Deconstructing Neurovascular Mechanobiology—begins July 1, 2019. Lippmann studies changes in brain vascular physiology due to aging or disease. “The goal of this award is to investigate the hypothesis that changes in the...

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Duddu awarded NSF CAREER grant to better understand Antarctic ice sheet fracture

Apr. 1, 2019—Improved models of iceberg calving will reduce uncertainty in sea level rise projections An assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering has been awarded a $555,000 NSF CAREER grant to analyze Antarctic ice sheet fracture, improve models for ice mass loss and reduce uncertainty in long-term projections of average sea level rise. “There is concern...

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Vanderbilt Giving Day set for April 4

Mar. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt’s fourth annual Giving Day is scheduled for April 4 and offers the entire Vanderbilt community a chance to join together to “give for the gold” and make the university stronger. Download the Mr. C augmented reality app and enter the social media contest for a chance to win a $50 gift card from Barnes...

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Alumna named CTO of the Year by Nashville Tech Council

Mar. 27, 2019—The Nashville Technology Council named Michelle Miller, MS ’03, 2019 CTO of the Year. Miller is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Centauri Health Solutions, a health care technology analytics and services company. Nashville serves as the primary data center for all Centauri lines of business and the product development hub for all its...

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CS senior empowers women through tech

Mar. 27, 2019—Miti Joshi admits that before she stepped foot on Vanderbilt’s campus, she was very wary of what would later become one of her greatest passions. “I’m moving across the world alone, and I need to take a leap of faith here,” said Joshi, an international student from Mumbai, India. “Let me try the craziest thing...

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Women of VISE to host Wikipedia edit-a-thon to creates pages for women in science March 29

Mar. 26, 2019—The Women of VISE, a group of graduate students associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, will hold a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, to develop Wikipedia pages for women in science. The event will be held in Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium at Featheringhill Hall from 5 to 9 p.m. The...

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Like geese and race cars, cancer cells draft their way to new sites

Mar. 25, 2019—Finding gives boost to fighting through cell metabolism NASCAR has nothing on cancer cells when it comes to exploiting the power of drafting, letting someone else do the hard work of moving forward while you coast behind. Building on the relatively new discovery that metastatic cancer cells leave tumors and travel in clusters, not singles,...

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