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PHENIX research highlighted by DOE Office of Science

September 10, 2018—Research from the PHENIX collaboration, for which Professor Julia Velkovska serves as spokesperson, is the DOE's Office of Science highlight for Sept 4.

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Vanderbilt’s new Data Science Institute Launched

September 10, 2018—It is co-directed by Prof. Andreas Berlind.

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Keivan Stassun honored with a Presidential Award

June 26, 2018—Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics & Astronomy, is honored today with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Mentoring at a White House ceremony. The press release below also notes that Vanderbilt’s Center for Science Outreach is separately being honored for its organizational mentoring programs.

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Prof. Julia Velkovska and Prof. Marta Verweij interviews at Quark Matter 2018

May 17, 2018—

The links below show the interviews with professors Julia Velkovska and Marta Verweij about what is new and exciting from the PHENIX and the CMS collaborations at Quark Matter 2018 in Venezia, Italy.

» Julia Velkovska interview.

» Marta Verweij interview.

The interviews were conducted and produced by INFN Comunicazione (the communications division of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics).

David Weintraub’s new book generates good publicity

May 17, 2018—A few more examples : » Tennessean, » Religionnews, » USAToday.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Savanna Starko

May 9, 2018—NSF awarded 2000 fellowships this year across all disciplines and Savanna was one of seventeen recipients at Vanderbilt. Congratulations to her and her mentor, Professor Alfredo Gurrola.

NASA mission uses VU-developed map

May 9, 2018—Professor Keivan Stassun’s research in MyVU after the successful launch of TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite). » Read more.

Video about Prof. Weintraub

May 9, 2018—Vanderbilt’s facebook page is currently highlighting the story of undergraduate senior Allie Doten, who has a passion for science communications that was inspired in part by her experiences in Professor David Weintraub’s intro astronomy class. » Read more.

Marta Verweij paper in PRL

May 9, 2018—A CMS analysis effort led by our new colleague Marta Verweij was just highlighted in PRL. » Read more. article recommending VU's online course in Celestial Navigation

May 9, 2018—There is a nice article on today (by former Forman lecturer Rhett Allain) that details some useful, but almost-lost skills on navigating without GPS and recommends Vanderbilt's online course in celestial navigation. Congrats to Susan Stewart, Erika Grundstrom, and Dave Caudel who developed the course through the Center for Teaching's BOLD program. » Read more.

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