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Celebration honors nine new faculty chair holders

Sep. 5, 2014—A Sept. 3 celebration at the Student Life Center honored nine new faculty chair holders and recognized the support of generous donors.

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New Russian trade ban violates WTO obligations; plays ‘big ag’ special interest card

Aug. 7, 2014—The one-year ban of food imports to Russia from the European Union, the United States, Australia, Canada and Norway violates the Russia's obligations to the World Trade Organization and is designed in part to leverage the American agricultural industry's lobbying power in Congress, Vanderbilt experts say.

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New York Times: Why you can’t catch up

Aug. 4, 2014—Contrary to popular belief, a prestigious graduate degree does not make up for a less-than-elite undergraduate one, according to new research by law and economics professor Joni Hersch.

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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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