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Spring 2011 Category

New Division Created

Apr. 20, 2011—Effective August 1, the school created the Division of General Engineering, which serves as an umbrella organization for the management of the engineering science major, engineering management minor and the first-year program. Christopher J. Rowe, assistant professor of the practice of engineering management, is serving as interim director of the division. In addition to these duties,...

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Getting a Charge Out of the Volt

Apr. 20, 2011—President of GM North America Mark Reuss, BE’86, and Chevrolet Volt director of design Bob Boniface, BA’87, pulled some strings to give engineering students a sneak peak at a preproduction Chevrolet Volt. Boniface, director of the E-Flex Design Studio at General Motors Corporation, drove the innovative extended-range electric vehicle from Detroit to Nashville in October....

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New Emeriti and New Faculty

Apr. 20, 2011—Three longtime professors have been honored with emeritus status by the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. J. Michael Fitzpatrick is now emeritus professor of computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, radiology and radiological sciences, and neurological surgery. Frank L. Parker is now Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, emeritus, and professor of civil...

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Honors and Awards

Apr. 20, 2011—E. Duco Jansen, professor of biomedical engineering, was elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows.

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Introducing Associate Dean Paschal

Apr. 20, 2011—Cynthia Paschal, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been appointed associate dean. Her responsibilities include corporate outreach, study abroad and coordination of international activities for the dean’s office; Career Center liaison; course director for the new academic component of summer internships; and working with the School of Engineering’s Committee of Visitors. Paschal has been a...

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What Engineering Deans Talk About

Apr. 18, 2011—I am fortunate to work with a national group of engineering deans who care deeply about the quality and preparedness of engineering students.

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Spring 2011 Vanderbilt Engineering

Apr. 18, 2011—Volume 52, Number 1, spring 2011 Editor – Nancy Wise Designer – Christopher Collins Assistant Art Director – Michael Smeltzer Art Director – Donna Pritchett Contributors – Joanne L. Beckham (BA’62), Brenda Ellis, Mardy Fones, Becky Green, Steve Hays (BE’73), Gerry Hull (BE’64), Peter Jaffe (MS’80, PhD’81), Jennifer Johnston, Sandy Smith, Susan Starcher, Cindy Thomsen,...

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Olin Going Up

Apr. 18, 2011—In April, 1973, Garland at Highland Avenue resounded with the sound of construction as the School of Engineering’s new Olin Hall rose.

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Unforgettable – Frank Parker

Apr. 18, 2011—After 43 years, Frank Parker is cleaning out his office and moving on to new adventures.

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