Author: Amy Wolf
Dec. 9, 2011—In a second legal step after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a national class action discrimination lawsuit filed against Wal-Mart on behalf of more than a million female employees, a series of statewide class action lawsuits are being launched. But Vanderbilt Law School professor Brian Fitzpatrick believes these new lawsuits will fail for the same reasons the nationwide suit did.
Dec. 1, 2011—Groundbreaking new legal research from a team of Vanderbilt University and other researchers suggests that juror confusion over how to apply the Model Penal Code in criminal trials could cause major, unnoticed and life-altering sentencing errors.
Nov. 28, 2011—Douglas L. Christiansen, Vanderbilt University’s vice provost for enrollment, dean of admissions and assistant professor of public policy and higher education is among three new national trustees elected to the College Board.
Nov. 21, 2011—Management professor David Owens of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management says that business and other leaders need to understand exactly which of the constraints are working against them to help create conditions that foster innovation instead of killing it.
Oct. 17, 2011—New research by Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management professor Bruce Cooil and his coauthors finds that for all the attention companies pay to achieving high satisfaction levels among their customers, what matters most is how well a company ranks in comparison to rivals. No matter how much a customer likes a company or product, if they don’t like it more than the competition, they don’t always put their money where their mouth is.
Oct. 4, 2011—Nancy-Ann DeParle, current deputy chief of staff to President Obama and former director of the White House Office of Health Reform, and Todd Park, chief technology officer in the Department of Health and Human Services, are among the speakers at the fourth annual Nashville Health Care Conference and Career Fair.
Oct. 3, 2011—Law professor sees progress where environmental and economic good meets Environmental law and property law expert J.B. Ruhl said he considers himself part of the “radical middle” when it comes to helping craft solutions to controversial environmental issues. “Sometimes you need to take an environmental good and pair it up with an economic good to...
Sep. 24, 2011—UPDATE: William Spickard, a 14-year-old who went missing on the Vanderbilt campus in the late afternoon on Sept. 25, has been found in good condition in McGugin Center. Original post: The Vanderbilt University Police Department and the Nashville Police Department are searching for a missing boy with Down’s syndrome. 14-year old William Spickard disappeared from...
Sep. 13, 2011—An open house will take place Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Owen Graduate School of Management to offer prospective students the opportunity to learn about degree and non-degree programs for working professionals.
Sep. 13, 2011—Meet Vanderbilt admissions blogger Seth Johnson and see how he and a diverse group of undergrads are making a cappella cool!
Aug. 31, 2011—The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management has launched a new master of accountancy program that focuses on preparing students for a highly sought-after career in valuation services for an international public accounting firm. The MAcc Valuation program is currently recruiting students to join the first class starting in August of 2012.
Aug. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.