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Tackling climate change from every angle; Vanderbilt experts from diverse disciplines join to research and fight climate change

Apr. 21, 2008—Climate change is widely regarded as one of the most difficult problems facing modern society. Though manufacturers are responsible for much of the emissions in the United States, individuals play a big part in the problem.

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Respect for private property strongly tied to civil liberty; Vanderbilt professor explains new federal developments impacting property rights

Dec. 4, 2007—Property rights play a pivotal role in fashioning American constitutional order. New research by renowned legal historian and Vanderbilt professor of law and history James W. Ely Jr. traces the historical relationship between private property ownership and political liberty.

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TIPSHEET: ‘Tis the (holiday retail) season! Vanderbilt marketing experts available

Nov. 26, 2007—With the holiday shopping season here, marketing experts from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management are available to discuss a range of retail business and consumer issues.

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The real cost of cigarettes to smokers: $222 a pack; Vanderbilt professors estimate the economic effect smoking has on smokers

Nov. 26, 2007—How much does a pack of cigarettes really cost a smoker? While past studies have focused on the cost of cigarette smoking to society, a new report by two Vanderbilt University professors looks at the cost of smoking per pack in terms of the value of the risks to the smoker‘s life.

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Vanderbilt receives grant from Nasdaq Stock Market; Owen Graduate School of Management will study financial markets

Nov. 21, 2007—The Nasdaq Stock Market Educational Foundation Inc. has awarded the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management a $45,000 grant to support Owen‘s Financial Markets Research Center (FMRC).

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Vanderbilt students combine business and the environment

Oct. 19, 2007—Being a part of a successful company that‘s also environmentally conscious is something the country‘s future business leaders are taking very seriously. In a recent survey of more than 2,000 business students worldwide, 79 percent said they will seek socially responsible employment at some point during their careers and more than half will do so immediately after graduation.

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Health care reform in the political spotlight

Oct. 19, 2007—He‘s been a leading thinker on health care issues for more than 25 years and has had the attention of numerous lawmakers on the health policy issue of managed competition, including former President Bill Clinton and Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper. Now Alain Enthoven is coming to Vanderbilt Law School on Nov. 9 to discuss "Health Reform: From the Managed Competition Act of 1992 to the Campaign of 2008."

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Vanderbilt leads breakthrough study on law and neuroscience; Vanderbilt researchers share $10 million MacArthur Grant

Oct. 8, 2007—Vanderbilt University is taking the lead on a landmark study into the emerging field of law and neuroscience - analyzing the human brain to better understand how the brain's actions impact the law.

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Planning for & investing in every businesses’ most vital asset: Employees

Sep. 26, 2007—A new investment strategy helps a businesses' stock to skyrocket. A breakthrough product becomes a "must have." An innovative manufacturing technique saves a company time and money. What do these success stories all have in common? They were most likely created or implemented with the help of a team of talented and skilled employees.

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Adapting copyright laws to today’s dynamic digital age

Sep. 21, 2007—High tech trends like online music sharing, podcasting, blogging and streaming Internet video services seem to be evolving faster than you can click a mouse. But how are laws and business models changing to keep pace with these innovations?

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What chimpanzees can teach us about economics

Sep. 21, 2007—In a long standing enigma of economics and psychology, humans tend to immediately value an item they've just received more than the maximum amount they would have paid to get it to begin with. This tendency, known as endowment effect, is something some economists consider a fluke, but new research finds that humans aren't the only ones exhibiting an endowment effect.

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Ten years after new law, fewer state convictions ruled unconstitutional; Vanderbilt study finds fewer convictions and sentences overturned

Aug. 21, 2007—A new study led by Nancy King, Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, finds that fewer state convictions and sentences are being ruled unconstitutional by federal courts.

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