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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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VUMC poised to meet health care’s challenges

Jun. 20, 2013—The nation’s health care challenges are immense, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center is rising to meet them — with an emphasis on integration, collaboration, and by improving efficiency, quality and service to its patients.

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Longtime College of Arts and Science faculty named as emeriti

Apr. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has approved the awarding of emeriti honors to 14 distinguished, longtime College of Arts and Science faculty. The professors will be honored at Commencement ceremonies on May 10.

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VUCast: Students help save a man; why women with elite educations opt out of full-time work; new Dores say yes!

Apr. 18, 2013—This week on VUCast: Watch how students help save a man and his family. Why women with elite educations opt out of full-time work See how new Dores celebrate getting their “fat envelope”

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Women with elite education opting out of full-time careers

Apr. 8, 2013—...first-of-its-kind research by Vanderbilt professor of law and economics Joni Hersch shows that female graduates of elite undergraduate universities are working much fewer hours than their counterparts from less selective institutions.

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Environmental wunderkind and Vanderbilt student Param Jaggi to be featured on CNN’s ‘The Next List’

Apr. 4, 2013—Param Jaggi, the Vanderbilt sophomore honored multiple times over for creating cost-effective inventions to clean the air and rescue the environment, will be profiled in a one-hour special on CNN this weekend.

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Vanderbilt’s Peabody No. 1 education school for fifth consecutive year

Mar. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development was named the top graduate school of education in the country for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report.

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Vanderbilt sophomore, alumni named to ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30

Dec. 17, 2012—Param Jaggi, a sophomore from Plano, Texas, has been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30.” Zakiya Smith, a 2006 Vanderbilt graduate, and Eugene Chung, a 2005 graduate, also have been named to the annual list recognizing rising stars across the fields of energy, education, marketing and more. Forbes editors and reporters worked with panels...

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VUCast: Pawn Stars

Oct. 26, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Why one Vandy professor says pawn shops are a better economic move than you realize. Which gives a bigger political punch to undecided voters—the debates or negative ads? Go behind closed “Dores” to see what game day is really like.

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Event celebrates Vanderbilt endowed chair holders

Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.

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