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Markets Master: Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman, MBA’93, charts the future of finance

May. 29, 2017—As CEO, Adena Friedman has laid out a bold vision to build upon Nasdaq’s foundational legacy as a leading provider of the technology that powers financial markets. It’s an ambitious goal that could transform Nasdaq—and exchanges around the world—for years to come.

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Obituary: J. Dewey Daane, Giant of Finance

Mar. 7, 2017—An international monetary expert and one of the most esteemed economic minds of the last century, J. Dewey Daane died Jan. 3 in Nashville at the age of 98.

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Teaching Touchstones: New Product Design and Development

Mar. 7, 2017—For the past 15 years, David Owens, professor of the practice of management and innovation at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, has taught a course on New Product Design and Development, designed primarily for MBA candidates and engineering undergraduates—but available to any students with an interest in the subject. With the recently opened makerspace at the Wond’ry, this year marked the first time the class was able to spend most of its time actually building and refining prototypes rather than taking in lectures and PowerPoint slides.

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Policy Prescriptions: Melinda Buntin Brings Washington Expertise to Vanderbilt’s Department of Health Policy

May. 12, 2016—With a greater focus on how the health care system functions, particularly in the wake of the 2009 Affordable Care Act, Vanderbilt has adjusted its own research and teaching programs surrounding public health and health policy.

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#Vandygram: Spring 2016

May. 12, 2016—Plenty of notable personalities visited Vanderbilt this past spring or showed some love to Commodore Nation on social media—and sometimes both.

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Vanderbilt mourns Taylor Force

Mar. 11, 2016—The Vanderbilt community is mourning Taylor Force, 28, a student at the Owen Graduate School of Management who was killed in a terrorist attack March 8 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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A Plan for All Seasons: Vanderbilt Explores Land-Use Plan That Drives Its Mission

Feb. 29, 2016—With the completion of several major projects in recent years like The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, the Student Life Center, Warren and Moore colleges—along with the new Engineering and Science Building, now nearing completion—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain says several factors make this is an ideal time to embark on a new land-use plan.

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The Power of the Peanut: Nutritional Supplement Serves Vital Need for Malnourished Children in Guatemala

Feb. 29, 2016—Malnutrition is defined as a lack of food and calories. But really, it’s a symptom of far more profound problems. “The real causes of malnutrition are poverty and inequality,” says Ted Fischer, professor of anthropology and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies. For the past five years, Fischer has worked with Steve...

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Creating a Masterpiece

Feb. 29, 2016—Picasso continually pushed against prevailing artistic conventions, even his own previous work, to forge new creative paths that somehow remained unmistakably his own. That same idea of building upon the past to push further into the future runs deeply through this issue of Vanderbilt Magazine.

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Megan Barry, MBA’93, Takes Reins as Nashville’s First Woman Mayor

Dec. 4, 2015—Megan Barry was elected as Nashville’s first woman mayor this fall in a hotly contested race that drew national media attention. Vanderbilt Magazine sat down with the new mayor to talk about the election process, her connection with Vanderbilt, and what she hopes to accomplish.

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Close-Up: Actress Reese Witherspoon opens up to Vanderbilt business students about starting a new retail store in Nashville—and balancing the rest of her life

Oct. 29, 2015—Actress Reese Witherspoon recently spoke with students at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management about opening her new retail store—Draper James—in Nashville.

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New Turner Family Center Established

Jul. 31, 2015—The Cal Turner Family Foundation has committed nearly $1.2 million over five years to establish the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

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