Author: Amy Wolf
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...
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.
Jun. 30, 2010—Vanderbilt University has launched a new free iPhone app to allow current and prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, sports fans and friends to easily access campus news, events, videos, photos and more from their iPhone. The app is available in the iTunes App Store and can be found by searching for “Vanderbilt.” “Mobile devices...
Vanderbilt mass tort expert can explain legal issues tied to BP oil spill and BP’s multi-million dollar ‘compensation fund’
Jun. 18, 2010—In reaction to a request from the Obama administration, BP has set aside $20 billion in an independently run escrow account to be paid out to people and businesses harmed by the oil disaster on the Gulf Coast.
Jun. 17, 2010—Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute teams up with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center to create a business boot camp for music entrepreneurs Much like the independent singer/songwriters who make Nashville the unique music mecca that it is, the future of the music business is evolving beyond monstrous media conglomerates to smaller, more nimble companies. These small...
Jun. 14, 2010—Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute finds a creative way to promote Bridgestone’s sports partnerships [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.] Now Bridgestone is turning to students from...
Jun. 14, 2010—As many people know, some of the biggest “pains” in health care have nothing to do with treatment and everything to do with the confusion surrounding paying for care. HIMSS Medical Banking Project is an organization that creates innovative ideas and partnerships to help make “medical banking” easier and more effective for health care organizations, financial institutions and patients.
Jun. 13, 2010—It’s the worst flood to hit Nashville in centuries. More than 11,000 homes and buildings were damaged and hundreds of staff, faculty and students impacted. Our VUCast crew went out with students who spend the last days of the school year helping those in need.
Jun. 9, 2010—The Oasis Center is making a powerful difference in and around Nashville by helping young people overcome serious challenges that prevent them from transitioning into a healthy adulthood. Some of these obstacles include homelessness, violence, depression and failing schools.
Jun. 7, 2010—Anderson Williams, director of consulting for the Oasis Center, a Nashville-based nonprofit dedicated to helping young people in need, is this year’s recipient of a full tuition sponsorship to the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Executive MBA program. The award is financed by the Owen School and a winner is chosen through a partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management.
Jun. 4, 2010—Luxury and the Lexus brand go hand in hand. But now the car company has created a new hybrid vehicle that is more fuel-efficient, lighter and leaner.
Jun. 2, 2010—When an artist pens a song or takes a one-of-a-kind photograph, protecting his or her creative property is essential, but not always easy. MyWerx, a new Nashville-based firm, wants to simplify the intellectual property process with the help of a new software product. Now they’re turning to students from the Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute to create a viral marketing strategy to help artists learn about their new product.