In Place

In Place with Jonathan Ertelt, MEd’99.
by Mitch Roberson | In PlaceSpring 2012

A green world perches on the top floor of MRB III, where the College of Arts and Science’s greenhouses are nurtured by greenhouse manager Jonathan Ertelt, MEd’99.

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In Place …. Shape the Future
Fall 2011In Place

If the $1.94 billion raised in Vanderbilt’s recently concluded Shape the Future fundraising campaign seems like a mind-boggling figure, then consider this. Each gift has a purpose and fills a need. Each gift makes possible someone’s education, research, experience or growth. Alumni, parents, donors, corporations and foundations, faculty, staff and friends contributed more than $165 [...]

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In Place with Bob Patchin
In PlaceSpring 2011

If a researcher can dream it, Bob Patchin and John Fellenstein can make it. They’re the full-time staff of the physics and astronomy department’s machine shop in Stevenson Center. Patchin and shop supervisor Fellenstein design and craft tools, instruments, devices and just about anything faculty and graduate students need for their research or teaching. The [...]

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In Place
Fall 2010In Place

It’s amazing how a scent or familiar walk can transport one back to student days. The Vanderbilt campus—known for its beautiful trees and plants, stately stone and brick buildings, and even its scrabbling squirrels—makes up as much of the college experience as do classes, professors, dorm life and even friends. Every year, the College of [...]

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In Place with CASPAR
In PlaceSpring 2010

Helping students where they live. That’s the goal of the College of Arts and Science’s Pre-major Academic Advising Resource Center (CASPAR). The innovative advising program has set up shop in room 225 of The Commons Center, heart of the university’s first-year living and learning center. That makes it easy for first-year students and those who [...]

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In Place with David Cliffel
Fall 2009In Place

Tracking down associate professor of chemistry David Cliffel can be a challenge. In addition to teaching, the expert in electrochemistry and analytical chemistry oversees research in six labs in four buildings within the Stevenson Center. This lab on the fifth floor of Building 5 serves as home base for the Cliffel Research Group, his team [...]

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In Place with Phillip Franck
In PlaceSpring 2009

Inside Neely Auditorium, Phillip Franck, associate professor of theatre and chair of the VU Theatre department, works with faculty, staff and students during tech week for a recent production of The Country Wife. Tech week activities include installing the play’s set, hanging equipment from the lighting grid above, focusing lights to illuminate a scene and [...]

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In Place with Tiffiny Tung
Fall 2008In Place

In central Peru, bioarcheologist Tiffiny Tung and her team examine human remains excavated during an earlier season’s dig. The assistant professor of anthropology is currently studying the Wari culture, a pre-Incan civilization that lived in the Andes about 1,400 years ago.

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In Place with Marilyn Murphy
In PlaceSpring 2008

Professor of Art Marilyn Murphy’s spacious studio-office fills a corner of the third floor of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center. The space serves as photography studio for taking digital images of works, carpentry workshop for building crates for shipping canvases and artwork, library for reference works and images, supply storeroom, counseling center for interaction with students, and work studio for Murphy’s oil paintings, graphite drawings, and printmaking.

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