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Society saves millions by investing in early intervention programs targeting high-risk youths, Vanderbilt researcher finds

May. 29, 2008—The value to society of saving a high-risk youth from a life of crime is between $2.6 million and $5.3 million each at age 18, according to a study by Mark Cohen of Vanderbilt\'s Owen Graduate School of Management.

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New Seymour Melman work debuts in Vanderbilt journal, AmeriQuests publishes War, Inc., a critique of America’s permanent war economy

Apr. 30, 2008—A posthumous book by social critic Seymour Melman has been published by the Vanderbilt University online journal AmeriQuests.

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Corporate lobbying pays off for firms

Apr. 16, 2008—A new study examining the connection between corporate lobbying at the federal level and financial performance finds that lobbying pays off.

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Op-Ed: American tax system has structural biases that favor whites over blacks

Apr. 15, 2008—An op-ed by Vanderbilt legal scholar and sociologist Beverly Moran arguing that the American tax system contains racial biases.

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Op-Ed: Those with standing in the community have duty to speak responsibly

Mar. 20, 2008—An op-ed by Vanderbilt law and political science scholar Carol Swan critiquing a recent op-ed criticizing a local immigration raid.

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WTO not the threat to environment, public health that critics claim

Feb. 18, 2008—The World Trade Organization is not the villain many of its critics claim it to be, but it does suffer from ineffective compliance tools and a lack of transparency, Vanderbilt University researcher Trish Kelly finds in her new book, The Impact of the WTO: The Environment, Public Health and Sovereignty.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Food Security Summit this Saturday, Feb. 16

Feb. 15, 2008—The Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee is hosting the state\'s first ever Food Security Summit Saturday, Feb. 16, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will address the group at 10 a.m.

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Vanderbilt research confirms: January returns are consistent predictor of expected economic performance

Feb. 8, 2008—The predictive power of U.S. financial market returns in January for market performance the rest of the year has long been lore on Wall Street. Given the tumultuous start to 2008, investors may want to consider recent research by a professor from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management that finally puts some real evidence behind the legendary "January Barometer." The forecast: a tough year ahead.

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Food Security Summit seeks to put change on Tennessee’s menu

Feb. 4, 2008—Tennessee\'s first-ever Food Security Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 16, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Mayor Karl Dean will address the expected crowd of over 250 farmers, chefs, retailers, health and service providers, gardeners and interested citizens at 10 a.m.

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All you need to know about coffee to be covered at Vanderbilt conference; Free tasting at event’s conclusion

Oct. 22, 2007—Coffee, an enticing beverage that is one of Latin America‘s most prized exports, will be the focus of a conference and tasting at Vanderbilt University on Friday, Oct. 26. The event will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and is free and open to the public.

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Gore wins Nobel Prize

Oct. 12, 2007—Former Vice President Al Gore, a former Vanderbilt student and moderator for a decade of annual Family Re-Union conferences held at the university, was named a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his work to combat global warming.

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Op-Ed: Facts can be distorted in the inflation debate

Oct. 5, 2007—Last week the Federal Reserve surprised the markets with a 50-basis point cut in the Federal Funds rate target, which is somewhat larger than the market anticipated. The Fed cited, "the tightening of credit conditions" and the potential for these conditions "to intensify the housing correction and to restrain economic growth more generally"as justifications for their move.

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