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Vanderbilt professors develop new Nasdaq indexes that guard against market gyrations

Nov. 3, 2010—New research by Vanderbilt finance professors Robert Whaley and Jacob Sagi has led to the creation of a recently launched group of Nasdaq indexes.

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Vanderbilt value-of-life study shows Mexican immigrants fare far worse than other immigrants, U.S. natives

Oct. 26, 2010—It has been long suspected that Mexican immigrants often work on dangerous and unpleasant jobs for low pay.  New research by Vanderbilt University Law School professors Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi provides hard evidence on the risks and rewards for risky jobs. They find that Mexican immigrants are concentrated in jobs with high risk...

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Journalist Willy Stern talks about Afghanistan’s secret prisons

Oct. 21, 2010—[Media Note: Vanderbilt has a 24/7 TV and radio studio with a dedicated fiber optic line and ISDN line. Use of the TV studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, except for reserving fiber time. A video of Stern’s talk will be posted on http://news.vanderbilt.edu, http://www.vanderbilt.edu/itunesu and www.youtube.com/Vanderbilt. ] Veteran journalist and adjunct law professor Willy...

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Celebration of life of Vanderbilt Law School professor Richard Nagareda scheduled

Oct. 20, 2010—The life of Richard Nagareda, the David Daniels Allen Professor of Law and director of the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program at Vanderbilt University Law School, will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in the law school’s Flynn Auditorium.

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Video: What should BP’s new CEO do now?

Oct. 18, 2010—BP’s long summer battling one of the world’s most disastrous oil spills may be over. But as Robert Dudley assumes the role of BP’s next chief executive on Oct. 1, he faces years of rebuilding – both along the Gulf Coast and within the company. The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management hosted a panel...

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Distinguished Vanderbilt complex litigation scholar Richard Nagareda dies

Oct. 11, 2010—Richard Nagareda, the David Daniels Allen Professor of Law and director of the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program at Vanderbilt University Law School, died at his home on Friday, Oct. 8. He was 47. Memorial arrangements are pending.

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What should BP’s new CEO do now?

Sep. 28, 2010—The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management will host a panel discussion on the causes and consequences of the BP Gulf oil spill Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. in Averbuch Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Shame versus guilt when your company misbehaves

Sep. 23, 2010—New research by Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management professor Ray Friedman found that employees who personally identified with their company felt the most shame for the wrongful acts. These employees wanted to hide from the bad act and disassociate themselves from the organization, which means they were most likely to quit.

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Health care business leaders discuss big issues in health care

Sep. 16, 2010—Vanderbilt hosts Health Care Business Alliance Health care is the hot button issue impacting every person in this country. As health care itself dramatically changes, the business of health care is evolving. Leaders from the health care field, along with economists, and academic experts are coming together at the third annual Health Care Business Alliance...

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New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 7, 2010—[Media Note: Vanderbilt has a 24/7 TV and radio studio with a dedicated fiber optic line and ISDN line. Use of the TV studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, except for reserving fiber time. A video of Liptak’s talk will be posted on http://news.vanderbilt.edu, http://www.vanderbilt.edu/itunesu and www.youtube.com/Vanderbilt. ] Highly acclaimed national legal correspondent for The...

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How controlling your ‘inner elephant’ will make you a stellar executive

Aug. 26, 2010—Vanderbilt management professor gives practical steps to fix leadership flaws Whether you’re the CEO of a fortune 500 company or just trying to successfully manage yourself, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management professor Richard Daft says you must learn to control your “inner elephant.” Daft found that everyone has two sides to his or her...

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Landmark national project on law and neuroscience to be based at Vanderbilt

Jul. 20, 2010—Vanderbilt University professor Owen Jones, who is one of the nation’s few professors of both law and biology, has been named director of the national Law and Neuroscience Project, which will now be headquartered at Vanderbilt.

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