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VUToday: Supermassive black holes, federal budget, climate change in weekly roundup of news

Feb. 16, 2018, 4:37 PM

The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, three times per week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Feb. 12.

NPR: Jedidah Isler: What role do supermassive black holes play in the cosmos?
Jedidah Isler’s TED Talk is featured. Isler is currently a National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University.

Reuters: U.S. budget deal grants $1.5B for opioid-addicted babies, families
Stephen Patrick, assistant professor of pediatrics and health policy, is quoted.

Time: You asked: Do religious people live longer?
Marino Bruce
, research associate professor in medicine, health and society, is quoted.

The Conversation: Caribbean residents see climate change as a severe threat but most in U.S. don’t — here’s why
Elizabeth Zechmeister, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and director of LAPOP, and doctoral student Claire Evans write about the varied levels of concern over climate change.

Barron’s: Where volatility goes to die
Robert “Bob” Whaley, professor of management and creator of the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), is quoted.