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New York Times: Some wines are worth not drinking

May. 19, 2014—A study co-authored by Peter Rousseau, professor of economics, found that wines from Bordeaux's premier chateaus posted annual returns from 1900 to 2012 that beat government bonds.

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Vanderbilt University honors 20 as emeriti faculty

May. 9, 2014—Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Class of 2014: Harvey Burrell is a cross-country crusader

Apr. 29, 2014—A last-minute decision to sign up for a film production class changed the trajectory of Harvey Burrell’s life.

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Class of 2014: Megan Piphus uses puppetry to entertain and mentor

Apr. 23, 2014—Megan Piphus dreams of stardom, but more importantly, success.

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The Kefi Project is taking art to unexpected places

Apr. 18, 2014—Can art help define our public spaces? A student-led initiative has explored that question through a series of campus art installations this year.

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VUCast: Life-Changing Internship

Jan. 31, 2014—In the latest VUCast: One Vanderbilt student plans to help the world's poor; take a tour inside the new Recreation and Wellness Center; and learn how Vanderbilt experts are reaching millions. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast. Watch now.

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American economics Ph.D.s on decline; One way to keep them — office space

Jan. 23, 2014—A Vanderbilt economist turned his expertise back onto his own discipline and has published a 15-year analysis of graduate economics education in the United States.

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Pennies vs. Pounds: How “supersizing” could actually lead to healthier choices

Jan. 2, 2014—New research finds consumers may be just as willing to supersize healthy food as they are fast food if they feel they’re getting a deal.

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Listen: Sign up online for 2014 Vanderbilt Osher winter classes

Nov. 25, 2013—Early 20th-century Nashville history, the French films behind American remakes, and key discoveries about physics are among the 2014 winter term offerings from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University.

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Understanding the lifelong benefits of preschool

Nov. 7, 2013—High-quality preschool is an effective way to reduce social problems associated with poverty because it teaches children the psychological skills they need to succeed as adults, according to a Vanderbilt professor who studies the economics of human development.

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College of Arts and Science 2013 Undergraduate Teaching Awards announced

Oct. 24, 2013—The College of Arts and Science recognized six faculty members with excellence in teaching and advising awards at its September faculty meeting.

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Wall Street Journal: Rail safety and the value of life

Jun. 25, 2013—W. Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management, is quoted on an age-old regulatory predicament—namely, whether or not spending to make one thing safe steers money away from addressing a more serious threat elsewhere.

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