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Author: Liz Entman

Vanderbilt, American Talent Initiative mark progress in expanding higher-education access

Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s efforts to improve access to higher education through its alliance with the American Talent Initiative is showing dividends as the initiative reports that it is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students at top colleges and universities by the year 2025. An annual progress update was released by ATI on Feb. 19.

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How even school lunches can become a partisan issue

Feb. 17, 2020—Even a seemingly uncontroversial topic like school lunch nutrition can become politicized when the person advocating for it is a polarizing figure, finds political scientist Cindy Kam.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, World Health Organization bring global project to improve health care through social science to Vanderbilt

Feb. 7, 2020—A $600,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  will fund a three-year project with the World Health Organization, led by anthropology professor Ted Fischer, to develop a new model for health care that incorporates the consideration of cultural attitudes and practices that affect health in the United States.

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‘Dialogic praxis’ enhances psychotherapeutic success for youth

Jan. 16, 2020—For young patients, therapy works best when they are encouraged to become co-experts in the search for answers, according to findings from a study in Brazil co-authored by Dominique Béhague.

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Post-9/11 wars may have killed twice as many Americans at home as in battle: Analysis

Dec. 17, 2019—An analysis by Kip Viscusi finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs from the U.S. economy and the subsequent impact on the nation’s health.

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Vanderbilt Poll finds Tennesseans broadly united on key issues, economic insecurity top of mind for many

Dec. 17, 2019—The 2019 Vanderbilt Poll shows that Tennesseans agree on many tough issues, while a new set of questions reveals insights into the financial and health care worries of Tennessee voters.

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Vanderbilt archaeologists discover important medieval and Roman artifacts in ancient port city of Caesarea

Dec. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt archaeologists have uncovered clues to everyday life in the medieval Near East, as well as the best-preserved remains found to date of Herod’s Temple of Rome and Augustus, at the site of what was once a bustling port city on the Mediterranean.

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When making small donations, we prefer anonymity

Dec. 11, 2019—When asked to make a small donation to charity, we're more likely to give if we can remain anonymous. New research by Kelly Goldsmith suggests that it's because the promise of public recognition interferes with the altruistic feeling we get when we donate.

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No, it doesn’t matter how nicely you wrap that gift. Except when it does.

Dec. 5, 2019—A neatly wrapped gift will impress your acquaintances, but might leave your loved ones feeling let down when the gift doesn't live up to expectations, suggests new research by Vanderbilt postdoctoral scholar Erick Mas.

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Owen Graduate School of Management turns 50

Nov. 15, 2019—Today, the Owen Graduate School of Management competes with the nation’s best business schools while staying true to its original vision of an intentionally small school where students and faculty can develop strong relationships, and where teamwork, individualized programs of study and experiential learning remain key components of the curriculum.

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Vanderbilt investigators lead effort to create map of the human kidney

Nov. 1, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt's Biomolecular Multimodal Imaging Center are working to create a high-resolution, three-dimensional “atlas” of the human kidney that will help future researchers understand what exactly goes wrong when kidneys fail.

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Partisan attacks on class actions unfounded: Vanderbilt law scholar

Oct. 29, 2019—In a new book, Vanderbilt law professor Brian Fitzpatrick argues for an approach to class action lawsuits that both sides of the aisle can agree on.

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