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Fall 2010 Category

Unforgettable — Peter G. Hoadley

Sep. 22, 2010—I grew up surrounded by engineers. My father and one uncle were civil engineers. Another uncle was a mining engineer, and another was a road builder. It wasn’t much of a surprise in 1959 when I enrolled as an engineering student at Vanderbilt.

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9 Questions for GM President Mark Reuss

Sep. 22, 2010—Mark Reuss, BE’86, was named president of GM North America in December 2009, becoming second in command of one of the auto industry’s largest and most prominent companies. Reuss, a mechanical engineering grad, started with GM in 1983 as a student intern.

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Imaging Visionaries

Sep. 22, 2010—On the corner of Vanderbilt’s Medical Center Drive and 21st Avenue is a research institute that houses what is likely the single largest, most comprehensive imaging center in the country. The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science puts the most advanced imaging techniques literally at the doorstep of Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians who want...

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By the Numbers

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Honors and Awards

Sep. 22, 2010—A.B. Bonds, Peter Cummings, Douglas H. Fisher, Haoxiang Luo, E. Duco Jansen, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, David Kosson...

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The Fred J. Lewis Society

Sep. 21, 2010—July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010   Many of the School of Engineering’s most dedicated donors belong to the Fred J. Lewis Society. Established more than 30 years ago, the Lewis Society honors the legacy of Dean Fred J. Lewis. Under his leadership from 1933 to 1959, the school enjoyed an upsurge in enrollment, expansion of facilities...

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Fall 2010 Cover

Sep. 20, 2010—A diffusion tensor image illuminates white matter, hundreds of long fibers — axons — which transmit signals between different parts of the brain. The gray is an MRI slice. Such MRI images could be used to help surgeons remove brain tumors without damaging axons. Illustration by Dominic Doyle, image courtesy of VUIIS and Lens, a...

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A Look Back

Sep. 20, 2010—Returning World War II veterans swelled enrollment at Vanderbilt, particularly in the School of Engineering. VUSE’s enrollment went from a wartime low of 158 in 1943-44 to 574 students in 1945-46. It reached a then-record high of 821 undergraduates in 1948-1949. A report to the Board of Trust stated, “Naturally, classrooms and laboratories have been...

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Adsorbed in His Work

Sep. 20, 2010—Can the world burn fossil fuels for energy in a way that doesn’t contribute to global warming? What can be done to protect people from the release of toxic chemicals? How would NASA care for a sick astronaut during long-duration space explorations like a manned mission to Mars?

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National Defender

Sep. 20, 2010—Like other engineers, Philip Reitinger, BE’84, has made a career of building bridges. But the divide that he has spanned is between corporations and government and between technology and policy.

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