Nov. 21, 2014—Philosophy professor John Lachs blames the explosion of social media, talking heads on the airwaves, and "helicopter" parents for a busybody culture in which too many individuals meddle in other people's lives.
Oct. 21, 2014—Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage, public-facing positions; and make less money compared to men and average-size women.
Oct. 21, 2014—Watch video of “Men’s Health and the Politics of Masculinity,” a forum presented by The Center for Medicine, Health and Society on Oct. 21 from Furman Hall. Jonathan Metzl, director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society, moderates.
Sep. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt experts Thomas Schwartz and Mike Newton are available to comment on President Obama's new plans for Iraq and Syria.
Apr. 14, 2014—A Vanderbilt business professor is proposing a new kind of college loan: In exchange for a full college scholarship, students would pay back a percentage of their income for a set number of years.
Apr. 11, 2014—In a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Vanderbilt psychologists Robert Reinhart, a Ph.D. candidate, and Geoffrey Woodman, assistant professor of psychology, show that it is possible to selectively manipulate our ability to learn through the application of a mild electrical current to the brain, and that this effect can be enhanced or...
Mar. 13, 2014—Federal judges will reflect and learn at a seminar designed to help them meet the extraordinary demands, both personal and professional, of their work. The first Mid-Career Seminar for U.S. District Judges is set for the fall of 2014. The product of a partnership between the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) and Vanderbilt Law School, it...
Mar. 11, 2014—Doctors and other health care workers need to be advocates for improving not just biological conditions, but also social ones, said the director of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Medicine, Health and Society.
Feb. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt researcher Jonathan Metzl has coined the term "structural competency" as a starting point for doctors to realize how medical problems are often downstream results of upstream societal decisions.
Nov. 5, 2013—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has written all of the court’s decisions striking down discrimination against homosexuals, is poised for a prominent place in history if a same-sex marriage case makes it to the high court, says a Vanderbilt law professor. Read more.