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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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Slamming Latinos motivates many of them to register and vote

Mar. 17, 2016—Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be inadvertently tapping into a phenomenon that is energizing U.S. Latinos against him when he talks of sending illegal immigrants home and building a wall blocking off Mexico.

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Harsh immigration rhetoric pushes Latinos away: Survey

Mar. 4, 2016—When Latinos hear tough talk about immigrants and immigration from politicians, their level of political trust is reduced and they start identifying more with their ethnic group than other qualities such as class or religion.

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Law school to host conference with top minds in artificial intelligence

Mar. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt Law School will host a conference on the role of artificial intelligence in the legal profession April 13-14.

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Graduate students compete in fourth annual Three Minute Thesis competition

Mar. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt graduate students demonstrated that they can summarize their 80,000-word theses in less than three minutes using terms that members of the public can understand during this year's Three Minute Thesis competition.

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Research project measuring congressional effectiveness to expand with $200,000 grant

Feb. 22, 2016—A database measuring the effectiveness of the House of Representatives will be expanded to the Senate, with the help of a $200,000 grant

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