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Hornberger retires; working group to plan future of climate, environment and energy education, research and advocacy at Vanderbilt

Jul. 21, 2021—By Jane Hirtle George Hornberger (Vanderbilt University) George Hornberger, Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering and university distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth and environmental sciences, retired June 30 after decades of dedicated service and as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment. Hornberger was already an established leader...

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Five engineering faculty awarded Discovery Grants

Jun. 29, 2019—Five proposals from School of Engineering faculty have been selected by the Office of the Provost for 2019 Discovery Grants, which advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in the university’s core disciplines. “Discovery Grants serve as a key internal funding vehicle for fostering research that has the potential to improve lives and address society’s complex problems—a vital part...

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Researchers find political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate

Jun. 20, 2018—A team that includes Vanderbilt engineering researchers has found urban water conservation policies are reflecting the nation’s political polarization. A new, interdisciplinary report demonstrates a city’s water ordinances can be as much related to whether it leans left or right as to whether the climate is wet or dry. Vanderbilt University environmental researchers found Los...

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Ph.D. student publishes illustrated children’s book to explain water quality issues in Bangladesh

Oct. 26, 2017—Farzana is a fictional little girl from the mind of environmental engineering Ph.D. student Chelsea Peters, but there are thousands of real children like her in Bangladesh, walking for miles to find clean water for their families. They, like their children’s book counterpart, may struggle to understand why they are surrounded by water they can’t...

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LeBoeuf, Hornberger, Mazita recognized during Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 7, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award winner Gene LeBoeuf, and Faculty Senate Chair Charlene Dewey. (Vanderbilt University) Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos honored six members of the Vanderbilt faculty during the Spring Faculty Assembly with awards recognizing their teaching, research and service. “Connecting with colleagues and recognizing extraordinary achievement with faculty awards...

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Vanderbilt engineers play role in Tennessee climate change report

Sep. 25, 2012—The effects of climate change will have widespread impact on the state, but there are opportunities to offset it by incorporating “climate-friendly” and “climate-resilient” actions into routine management decisions, say scientists from Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Memphis and the Tennessee Department of Health in a new...

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