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Evolving technologies pose challenge for medical device security

Nov. 14, 2016—Health care has been relatively late to the cybersecurity game and is now behind the curve in addressing such threats, new research by Owen Graduate School of Management Dean M. Eric Johnson finds.

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Expert: Meeting with Russia early in presidency would be a mistake

Nov. 14, 2016—The temptation to quickly arrange a summit between President-elect Trump and Vladimir Putin of Russian should be avoided, says Tom Schwartz of Vanderbilt.

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Expert: Overhaul of ‘crazy’ presidential appointee system needed

Nov. 4, 2016—Overhaul of how political federal employees are appointed is urgently needed, says Vanderbilt Professor David Lewis

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New faculty: Mattias K. Polborn studies the economics of political polarization

Oct. 25, 2016—New Professor of Economics Mattias K. Polborn is interested in how political institutions affect the “political equilibrium”—in particular, the competition between candidates in elections.

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New faculty: Sara Mayeux studies criminal law and advocates for social justice

Oct. 17, 2016—While the biggest legal questions are debated before the U.S. Supreme Court, new Assistant Professor of Law Sara Mayeux is more interested in what happens in less prestigious settings.

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New faculty: Megan Lawrence helps companies improve their organizational practices

Oct. 6, 2016—By understanding the systematic ways in which practices differ from one organization to another, new Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Megan Lawrence hopes her research will help companies learn to adapt and renew themselves as they look for long-term success in changing markets.

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Trump has sizable and stable lead in Tennessee: Vanderbilt Poll

Oct. 6, 2016—Barring a "cataclysmic event," Tennessee voters will pick Donald Trump to be the next president on Election Day, according to the new Vanderbilt Poll.

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New faculty: Sharece Thrower examines how U.S. presidents exercise, expand power

Oct. 5, 2016—There’s one thing we already know about the chief executive who will follow President Obama into the White House, according to Sharece Thrower, Vanderbilt’s newest presidential scholar. “With every president, there’s been an accumulation of a little bit more power,” she said.

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Expert explains the power of implicit bias

Sep. 29, 2016—Biases that people hold below the surface are influencing how they view this electoral season, as well as major political issues. Efrén Pérez is an expert and wrote a book on the topic.

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Vanderbilt study debunks “phantom liquidity” problem caused by high-frequency traders

Jul. 27, 2016—Despite calls to curtail high-frequency trades, researchers find indications that the practice helps lower costs for traders.

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‘Dark pools’ threaten market governance of financial markets

Jul. 14, 2016—The major stock exchanges need new methods of regulation because of "dark pools," trading platforms that allow trades to remain private for a short while, says Vanderbilt finance expert Yesha Yadav.

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Can you handle the truth about democracy?

Jun. 22, 2016—Election outcomes depend far less on voters' opinions on policy and the incumbents than we thought. What does matter? Weather.

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