Skip to main content

Author: Ryan Underwood

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...

Read more


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.

Read more


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.

Read more


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...

Read more


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.

Read more


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.

Read more


Robert and Diane Levy announce $10 million gift to support Vanderbilt financial aid program

Feb. 8, 2017—Longtime Vanderbilt University supporters Robert M. Levy, BA’72, and his wife, Diane, have announced a new gift of $10 million to continue support for their scholarship fund.

Read more


Vanderbilt study finds that as leaders gain power, dissent against unethical behavior declines

Jan. 31, 2017—New research suggests that holding high-ranking positions may blind people to the unethical practices they are responsible for stopping.

Read more


Vanderbilt receives $20 million gift thanks to Facebook founding engineer and his wife

Dec. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a transformational $20 million gift from a donor-advised fund of alumnus and Board of Trust Vice Chairman-Elect Jeffrey Rothschild and his wife Marieke that will accelerate ongoing development of its residential colleges program, College Halls.

Read more


The myth that healthy foods cost more may have a negative impact on consumer choices

Dec. 1, 2016—The idea that healthy foods are universally more expensive drives consumer choices to a degree that it shouldn’t, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

Read more


Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry hosts grand opening

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt's new cross-disciplinary innovation space will host an open house on Nov. 9, which will feature virtual reality experiences and maker space demonstrations.

Read more


‘Pre-Flight’ course for startups offered to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff

Sep. 28, 2016—Think you’ve got an idea that could become the next Facebook or Google, but you’re not sure how to get it off the ground? Turning ideas into action is the aim of a new, seven-week Pre-Flight course, developed by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and offered in partnership with Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization (CTTC) and the Wond’ry.

Read more


VIEW MORE EVENTS >