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Fall 2009 Category

Unforgettable – Robert E. Stammer Jr.

Sep. 11, 2009—In the winter of 1993, I was rescued by a small-statured, big-hearted, full-of-energy academic dean by the name of Bob Stammer.

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Alumnus Maps the World (and Beyond) With Google Earth

Sep. 11, 2009—Today the world stretches before everyone, thanks to Google Earth and Chikai Ohazama, the former biomedical engineering major who helped develop it.

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Connecting Vanderbilt’s Online Community

Sep. 11, 2009—Vanderbilt recently launched VUconnect, a new online community for all alumni and students. VUconnect replaces the previous online service, Dore2Dore, and provides new and enhanced features. Alumni can use VUconnect to provide news, find old friends and classmates, network, share career advice and leads, locate VU chapters and sign up for Vanderbilt events. School of...

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Engineers Take Over Music Row

Sep. 11, 2009—Engineers from the School of Engineering’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) and the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) have just become the newest residents of Nashville’s famed Music Row. The two institutes relocated their combined 130 personnel to new facilities at 1025 16th Avenue South, expanding to approximately 40,000 square feet of...

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Former Chancellor Heard Dies

Sep. 11, 2009—  Alexander Heard, who served as Vanderbilt’s fifth chancellor, and guided the university from 1963 to 1982, died July 24 after a long illness. The chancellor emeritus was 92. Under Heard’s leadership, Vanderbilt grew and prospered, adding three schools to the seven it already contained, constructing three dozen new or enlarged buildings, conducting two highly...

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VUSE by the Numbers

Sep. 11, 2009—As part of a major research university, the Vanderbilt School of Engineering has a dual focus on advancing knowledge and educating the next generation of engineers.

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Delivering Engineering Education

Sep. 11, 2009—What skills will American engineers need in a very rapidly changing world? How many engineers are needed and where will they be located? What are our responsibilities in providing an education that shapes careers that may last more than 40 years?

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Weiss Named One of Nation’s Top Young Engineers

Sep. 11, 2009—Sharon Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has been recognized by President Obama with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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Promoted, Honored and New Faculty

Sep. 11, 2009—The School of Engineering has newly promoted professors, a new professor, emeritus, and seven new faculty members this academic year. Two faculty members have been promoted to full professor and a third has been promoted to associate professor. Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, professor of biomedical engineering, and Bharat Bhuva, professor of electrical engineering, were both promoted to...

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Fall 2009 Vanderbilt Engineering

Sep. 11, 2009—Volume 50, Number 2, Fall 2009   Editor, Nancy Wise Designer, Chris Collins Assistant Art Director, Michael Smeltzer Art Director, Donna Pritchett Contributors, Joanne L. Beckham, BA’62, Brenda Ellis, Mardy Fones, Jennifer Johnston, Lydia Park, Fiona Soltes, Susan Starcher, DeWitt Thompson V, BS’95, Jennifer Zehnder Photography, Neil Brake, Daniel Dubois, Steve Green, Jenny Mandeville, John...

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