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Author: Ryan Underwood

30th anniversary of Vanderbilt finance conference explores the rise—and risks—of exchange-traded products

May. 10, 2018—As index funds and other financial tools gain in popularity, finance scholars and industry professionals are starting to ask if they may include hidden risks for investors.

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On 10th anniversary, Zeppos reflects on progress, creating a more civil society

Mar. 1, 2018—As Nicholas S. Zeppos embarks on his second decade as Vanderbilt's chancellor, he envisions the university taking a more active role in strengthening democracy.

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Jon Meacham discusses first year of Trump presidency in latest episode of ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 12, 2018—Visiting Distinguished Professor Jon Meacham joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to discuss President Trump's first year in office on the latest episode of "The Zeppos Report."

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Audiences primed for positive storylines from Winter Olympics

Feb. 9, 2018—This year's Winter Olympics is shaping up to be the feel-good story that U.S. audiences are eager for amid an era of fractious politics, according to a Vanderbilt marketing professor.

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10 tips to protect your kids’ toys from hackers this holiday season

Dec. 14, 2017—Internet technology has imbued the toy industry like never before. Yet along with those advances comes a new set of security risks.

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A quest to find ‘the best’ may bring out the worst in shoppers

Dec. 1, 2017—Marketers want to motivate consumers to act in their own self-interest, but they may be encouraging negative behavior such as theft or illegal returns, according to new Vanderbilt research.

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Giving Matters: John Arnold, BA’95, is determined to revolutionize philanthropy

Nov. 16, 2017—When financial traders talk about buying low and selling high, what they really mean is that they’re looking for an edge, a profitable move that nobody else in the market has discovered. This is how Warren Buffett made his money. Starting in his mid-20s, Buffett plowed half his net worth into the sleepy insurance industry...

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More experienced work teams learn quickly, but struggle with change

Nov. 7, 2017—Teams having more experience with a prior practice learn new tasks quickly, though their performance lags behind less-seasoned counterparts immediately after a new practice is implemented.

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Vanderbilt’s Center for Health Care Market Innovation co-sponsors Health:Further Festival 2017

Aug. 17, 2017—The Center for Health Care Market Innovation at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management is co-sponsoring the Third Annual Health:Further Festival. The event takes place in downtown Nashville Aug. 22-25, with speakers including Dr. Mehmet Oz and NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins.

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Markets Master: Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman, MBA’93, charts the future of finance

Jul. 11, 2017—When Adena Friedman, MBA’93, took over as CEO of Nasdaq at the start of 2017, making her the first woman to lead a global exchange company, she became the subject of numerous profiles in the financial press. Although each piece explored different aspects of her management style and future plans for Nasdaq, one detail always...

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No place like home: Anxious adults drawn to ads that feature home concepts

Jun. 13, 2017—Research by Steve Posavac, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Marketing at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, uncovers another consequence of anxiety symptoms: susceptibility to certain ads.

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Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry receives grant to bolster entrepreneur education program

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s innovation center, the Wond’ry, has received a $30,000 grant from VentureWell for one of its flagship entrepreneur education programs.

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