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Massive database shows state judges are not representative of the people they serve

Jun. 22, 2016—Forty-one states earn a "D" or "F" when it comes to how well their courts reflect the race, ethnicity and gender of the people they serve.

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How to get the most from Millennial and Generation Z employees

Jun. 21, 2016—Millennials have emerged as the largest age cohort in today’s U.S. workforce, bringing digital savvy and an "always-on" mentality to most jobs. Yet, millennials and the upcoming Generation Z are also challenging traditional employers with their professional restlessness and increased need for feedback and mentoring.

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VUMC part of national effort to improve genomic science laws, regulations

Jun. 16, 2016—Experts in medicine and the law at the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are leading a national effort to analyze and recommend improvements in genomic law.

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Hetherington, Mo win American Political Science Association awards

May. 27, 2016—Marc Hetherington and Cecelia Mo will collect prestigious awards in September for their research in political science.

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Trump’s ethnocentrism will bring voters to the polls, pro and con

May. 26, 2016—Ethnocentrism, a term explained in a 2009 book by Vanderbilt's Cindy Kam, is showing up in a major way as a driver in the campaign of Donald Trump.

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For women re-entering workforce, sharing personal information may get you hired

May. 19, 2016—New first-of-its-kind research from two Vanderbilt Law School economists contradicts conventional wisdom and finds a female applicant strongly raises her chances of getting hired if she gives personal information clarifying her resume gaps.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Trump leads Clinton in Tennessee by nine points

May. 19, 2016—Donald Trump is leading in the presidential election in Tennessee, but his support slipped noticeably after the Indiana Primary on May 3.

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When a company brings shame to workers, employees look for the exit

May. 9, 2016—Workers who heavily tied their personal identity to their job felt the strongest sense of shame when their company was caught doing something bad, according to new research.

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Panic-proofing, not preventing bubbles, should be focus of U.S. financial policy

May. 9, 2016—A Vanderbilt law professor says Wall Street should be required to make a simple change to protect itself from runs on the market like that in 2008: eliminate the use of short-term debt to fund investments.

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Vanderbilt and UCLA debut SpotCheck website to evaluate political ads

Apr. 28, 2016—In an election season that will shatter the record for money spent on a presidential campaign, political scientists at Vanderbilt and UCLA have created SpotCheck, a new approach for assessing political ads using internet-based surveys.

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Trump appeals to the authoritarian within: Vanderbilt researcher

Apr. 19, 2016—Many of Donald Trump’s supporters share a view of the world as a chaotic, threatening place that is changing too rapidly, says a political scientist at Vanderbilt University, and this authoritarian outlook may be what’s drawing them to the strong rhetoric of Trump.

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Argentine public still wary of United States: LAPOP

Mar. 23, 2016—A survey released while President Obama visited Argentina showed that the public there still mistrusts the U.S. government.

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