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For Women Re-Entering Workforce, Sharing Personal Information May Get You Hired

A new study provides the first-ever evidence that women who reveal personal family-related information that could explain gaps in their resume (like staying home to raise a child) dramatically raise their chances of getting hired compared to a women...
19-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Supports Natural Causes, Not Alien Activity, to Explain Mystery Star’s Behavior

The results of a new study make it far less likely that KIC 8462852, popularly known as Tabby’s star, is the home of industrious aliens who are gradually enclosing it in a vast shell called a Dyson sphere.
9-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Panic-Proofing, Not Preventing Bubbles, Should Be Focus of U.S. Financial Policy

Complicated new regulations added to complicated old regulations won’t protect the United States’ financial system from frightening crashes like that experienced in 2008, says a Vanderbilt professor who helped the Obama administration pull the...
9-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vanderbilt and UCLA Debut Spotcheck Website to Evaluate Political Ads

In an election season that will shatter the record for money spent on a presidential campaign, political scientists at Vanderbilt and UCLA have created SpotCheck, a new approach for assessing political ads using internet-based surveys. “We now can...
28-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Establish First Map of the Sea Lion Brain

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Rio is a California sea lion who can solve IQ tests that many people have trouble passing. In fact, she is so smart that scientists at the Long Marine Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz designed a series of tests that prove she is the...
27-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Anonymous Donor Pledges $5,000,000 to Vanderbilt Dean’s Chair in Engineering

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An anonymous donor has pledged $5,000,000 to establish the Dean’s Chair in Engineering at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced at the school’s annual distinguished alumni celebration dinner...
15-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Slamming Latinos Motivates Many to Register and Vote

Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be inadvertently tapping into a phenomenon that is energizing U.S. Latinos against him when he talks of sending illegal immigrants home and building a wall blocking off Mexico. Recent news reports have...
17-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FDA Approves Indego Exoskeleton for Clinical and Personal Use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance to market and sell the powered lower-limb exoskeleton created by a team of Vanderbilt engineers and commercialized by the Parker Hannifin Corporation for both clinical and personal use...
10-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Congress in Danger of Losing Relevancy as Presidents Work Around It

By obstructing most legislation President Obama sends its way, Congress has weakened rather than exercised its power, says a Vanderbilt University political expert.
28-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST

Political Expert John Geer on Negative Ads, Presidential Candidates & Voter Anger #2016election

19-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

Vanderbilt Experts Ready to Talk About Obama's State of the Union Speech

8-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST

Vanderbilt Historian Offers Unsettling Look at Bioengineered Near Future

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While some people today feel driven to purchase the latest smartphone or other technology, historian Michael Bess worries how near-future generations will deal with innovations ranging from pills that boost intelligence to bioengineered body parts...
1-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST

Jim Rossi of VU Law School Can Comment on Federal Energy Case

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14-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Medical Ethics Expert Explains Big Changes Coming to Research Studies Using People

The U.S. federal government is preparing to launch a set of sweeping new regulations that will have a major impact on how biomedical researchers and social scientists work. It will require researchers to change how they get ethics approval, how they...
5-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Same Fight, Different Decade. Vanderbilt Historian Explains What Lawmakers Keep Doing Wrong in the Immigration Debate

30-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Country Music Expert Can Comment on Death of Producer Billy Sherrill

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4-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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