Reporter Oct 31 2014
Researchers explore links between grammar, rhythm
Oct. 30, 2014—A child’s ability to distinguish musical rhythm is related to his or her capacity for understanding grammar, according to a recent study from a researcher at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
VU study reveals factor’s new role in cell division, migration
Oct. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered a new molecular mechanism that regulates microtubule dynamics. The unexpected finding, reported in Developmental Cell, has implications for cancer drug discovery.
New interface for StarPanel helps speed clinical workflow
Oct. 30, 2014—SmartVU is a new user interface for Vanderbilt’s network application for electronic medical records and clinical workflow, StarPanel.
SSMV students semifinalists in national Siemens Competition
Oct. 30, 2014—Two seniors in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) are semifinalists in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology for U.S. high school students, and one of them, Zaixing “Able” Shi, is Tennessee’s only regional finalist.
Members named to Academic Strategic Plan committees
Oct. 27, 2014—Two committees tasked with fleshing out key initiatives in Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan are now staffed and ready to begin work.