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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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The new Wal-Mart effect

Aug. 8, 2007—Most of America's low-cost stores have much of their merchandise made in foreign countries, like China. What's become better known, because or recent news reports, are the serious safety and environmental concerns that can arise from these foreign suppliers.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt professors are ready to talk about upcoming Supreme Court decisions

Jun. 26, 2007—The United States Supreme Court is set to make decisions on a number of hotly debated cases and a diverse group of Vanderbilt University experts is ready to talk about those cases.

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Major airline taps Vanderbilt ‘business boot camp’ for creative ideas; American Airlines has students focus online

Jun. 12, 2007—One of the country's most successful airlines is challenging students in the Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute to focus their creativity on an area most young people in the "Y-Generation" know better than the back of their hand, the Internet.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt expert can talk about developments in the war crimes case surrounding a young Guantanamo detainee

Jun. 4, 2007—A military judge Monday threw out a war crimes case against Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr. He is accused of the 2002 grenade killing of a U.S. Army soldier in Afghanistan. Khadr was 15 at the time of the alleged attack. Judge Peter Brownback found that the charge sheet did not meet a two-step process defined in the Military Commissions Act.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt economist helps sway Supreme Court to overturn telecom antitrust lawsuit

May. 22, 2007—The Supreme Court followed the advice of a Vanderbilt University professor and 25 other top antitrust economists and overturned the decision made by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on the telecom antitrust lawsuit Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly.

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