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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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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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