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May. 5, 2011—Graduates Shannon Hoffman, Nehal Mehta and Karen White come from different backgrounds and have different interests, but each will use their significant talents and valuable lessons learned at Vanderbilt to affect change in the world.

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Two Vanderbilt University students selected as Goldwater Scholars for 2010-2011 academic year

Apr. 18, 2011—Two Vanderbilt University students have been selected as Goldwater Scholars. Each will receive a two-year scholarship worth $7,500 a year for educational expenses. Each year, Vanderbilt and other four-year universities are given the opportunity to nominate up to four outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math, science and engineering fields. Two-year schools may nominate...

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First analyst to predict the financial collapse to speak at Vanderbilt University April 5

Mar. 24, 2011—Alumnus Michael Burry, the first analyst to predict the 2008 financial collapse, will be at Vanderbilt April 5 as part of this year's Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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New faculty endowed chairs celebrated

Mar. 3, 2011—Ten Vanderbilt University faculty members who have been named to new endowed chairs were recognized for their remarkable achievements and contributions on Feb. 28.

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Five cheats for catching hedge fund cheaters

Nov. 18, 2010—[Media Note: Vanderbilt has a 24/7 TV and radio studio with a dedicated fiber optic line and ISDN line. Use of the TV studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, except for reserving fiber time. A high resolution photo of Nicolas Bollen is available here.] As hedge funds come under tighter scrutiny with the federal government’s recently passed...

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United Nations report uses index developed by Vanderbilt student

Nov. 15, 2010—Suman Seth The work of former Vanderbilt student Suman Seth was used by the United Nations to develop a measure of gender inequality as one of three “innovative new measurements” in its annual Human Development Report. The 2010 Human Development Report, released Nov. 4, includes the Gender Inequality Index, based on an index measuring well-being...

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Vanderbilt value-of-life study shows Mexican immigrants fare far worse than other immigrants, U.S. natives

Oct. 26, 2010—It has been long suspected that Mexican immigrants often work on dangerous and unpleasant jobs for low pay.  New research by Vanderbilt University Law School professors Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi provides hard evidence on the risks and rewards for risky jobs. They find that Mexican immigrants are concentrated in jobs with high risk...

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U.S. citizens didn’t lose hope during economic crisis, Vanderbilt survey finds

Jul. 27, 2010—People in the United States are more optimistic and resilient in hard times than is commonly believed, a new survey from Vanderbilt University indicates.

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Watch: Impact Symposium: “American Capitalism in the World”

Apr. 1, 2010—Watch video of a talk by Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

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Watch: VUCast: Remembering Memorial Magic during March Madness

Mar. 19, 2010—Remembering Memorial Magic during March Madness and greed is not good. It's VUCast time for March 19.

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Cross-disciplinary team builds on existing projects to tackle problems of poverty

Mar. 3, 2010—Problems of extreme poverty – from affordable housing to health care delivery to nutrition – will be the focus of efforts by a large number of students traveling this spring to Guatemala, where Vanderbilt already leads numerous sustained studies and initiatives.

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Media Advisory: Obama ‘executive pay czar’ to speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 26

Feb. 18, 2010—Ken Feinberg, special master for executive pay for the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program, will deliver the keynote speech for a daylong executive pay conference Feb. 26 at the Vanderbilt Law School.

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