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Upstart Startups

Upstart Startups

In the days before bank failures, stock-market tumbles and worldwide economic malaise, a college diploma—especially one from a top university like Vanderbilt—was a one-way ticket to financial security. These days, however, graduates are faced with less-than-certain job prospects. America’s 50 million Millennials represent the most educated generation ever, but theyRead More

The Body Electric

The Body Electric

When you first meet Michael Goldfarb, his soft-spoken demeanor and infectious enthusiasm immediately impress you. When you ask what it is that motivates him, his answer is as unambiguous as it is unassuming. “My research and engineering passion is developing assistive technologies for disabled persons,” Goldfarb says. “I’ve done otherRead More

Kids Who Feel Neglected by Dad Are More Likely to Bully

Kids Who Feel Neglected by Dad Are More Likely to Bully

Do your children think you work too much and don’t spend enough time with them? If so, their perception could lead to bullying behavior, according to research by sociologist Andre Christie-Mizell. “Our behavior is driven by our perception of our world, so if children feel they are not getting enoughRead More

Birth Light Cycle Dramatically Affects Biological Clocks

Birth Light Cycle Dramatically Affects Biological Clocks

The season in which babies are born can have a dramatic and persistent effect on how their biological clocks function. That is the conclusion of a study offering the first evidence for seasonal imprinting of biological clocks in mammals. The research was conducted by Professor of Biological Sciences Douglas McMahon,Read More

How to Catch a Hedge Fund Cheater

How to Catch a Hedge Fund Cheater

As hedge funds come under tighter scrutiny, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management professor Nicolas Bollen has identified several that could pose a fraud risk similar to the kind undertaken by Bernie Madoff, who bilked investors out of $65 billion. In a study examining the effectiveness of five performance flagsRead More