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Four from Vanderbilt receive Critical Language Scholarships

May. 26, 2016—Two Vanderbilt students and two recent graduates will spend the summer abroad in intensive language programs as U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship recipients.

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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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Robert Porter, expert on the economics of auctions, to deliver Steine Lecture April 19

Apr. 8, 2016—Northwestern University economist and industrial organization expert Robert Porter will deliver a talk titled “Empirical Analysis and Auction Design” as part of the Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Steine Lecture Series.

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Studio arts class invites you to ‘Dis-connect’ at Vanderbilt Libraries

Apr. 6, 2016—A studio arts class taught by Mel Ziegler has created a series of installations called "Dis-connect" at the Central and Divinity libraries that explores how rapid advances in technology have impacted our perceptions of libraries in general.

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Arts and Science Dean’s Office appoints divisional deans

Mar. 23, 2016—Dean of the College of Arts and Science Lauren Benton has announced the appointment of two senior faculty members as divisional deans in the college. The new positions will facilitate academic planning in departments and programs within the three Arts and Science divisions: humanities, social sciences and sciences.

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Nobel Prize-winning economist will deliver Steine Lecture March 22

Mar. 16, 2016—Alvin E. Roth, who shared the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, will discuss “Who Gets What and Why: The Economics of Matching and Market Design" March 22. Roth is responsible for re-designing the National Resident Matching Program, through which approximately 20,000 doctors a year find their first employment as residents at American hospitals.

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Vanderbilt Economics ranked first in the South in top scholarly output

Mar. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Department of Economics has been ranked first in the South by researchers who study economics education at Columbus State University and the University of New Haven. The ranking measures research competitiveness.

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Robert Porter presents April 19 Steine Lecture in Economics

Feb. 17, 2016—Robert Porter, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, will present the second Vanderbilt Steine Lecture in Economics of 2016.

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John Haltiwanger presents March 15 McGee Public Policy Lecture

Feb. 17, 2016—John Haltiwanger, professor of economics at the University of Maryland, presents the 2016 McGee Public Policy Lecture, "Labor Market Fluidity and Economic Performance," on Tuesday, March 15.

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Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

Jan. 25, 2016—A computer model has been developed that provides new insights into the food-energy-water nexus and can help resource managers around the world do a better job of weighing food and energy tradeoffs when water is scarce.

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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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New faculty: Carolyn Heinrich tackles public policy with an interdisciplinary approach

Oct. 8, 2015—Carolyn Heinrich has broad experience working with teams on a variety of issues, from education, labor force development and social welfare policy to program evaluation and public and performance management.

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