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Study: Bad Middle Managers Are Just a Reflection of Their Bosses

Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study.
26-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Electrical Stimulation ‘Tunes’ Visual Attention

Picking a needle out of a haystack might seem like the stuff of fairytales, but our brains can be electrically “tuned” to enable us to do a much better job of finding what we’re looking for, even in a crowded and distracting scene, new...
13-Jan-2015 5:00 PM EST

Microbiome May Have Shaped Early Human Populations

Vanderbilt mathematician Glenn Webb and NYU microbiologist Martin Blaser propose that the microbes which live on our bodies may have influenced the age structure of human populations in prehistoric times.
16-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

Forget Shouting: Guide to Productive Family Arguments Over Holidays

While many people try to steer clear of arguments with family members during holiday celebrations, two philosophy professors offer a better solution. Scott Aikin and Robert Talisse co-wrote "Why We Argue (and How We Should)."
11-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Mental Illness Is the Wrong Scapegoat After Mass Shootings

In the shadow of the two year anniversary of one of the worst mass shootings in American history, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, an extensive new study by two Vanderbilt University researchers challenges common assumptions about gun violence and...
11-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

A Wingman Can Help When Trying to Resist Sweet Holiday Treats

Looking to avoid gaining weight this holiday season? One key could be the company you keep during holiday parties, and what they eat.
10-Dec-2014 12:30 PM EST

A Dozen Ways to Go Green for the Holidays

Sustainability experts at Vanderbilt University have put together a list of 12 steps, big and small, that everyone can take to reduce holiday waste and make the season a little greener.
9-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Electric Eels Deliver Taser-Like Shocks

A Vanderbilt biologist has determined that electric eels possess an electroshock system uncannily similar to a Taser.
3-Dec-2014 4:45 PM EST

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29-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Award-Winning Poet Gives Voice to Traumatic Memories


Beth Bachmann, whose first poetry collection explored how her world changed through a violent personal loss, has expanded her focus to the psychological effect of traumatic memories on soldiers and others affected by war.
26-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

James Holmes Mass Shooting Trial-- Vanderbilt Mental Health & Gun Violence Expert Available with New Research

19-Jan-2015 12:55 PM EST

State of the Union Address – Vanderbilt Experts Available

19-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

How Can We Get "The Good Life?" Anthropology Can Help Guide Positive Change

Using anthropology to look at similarities between different cultures can tell us a lot about what "the good life" means for everyone, says Vanderbilt anthropologist and World Health Organization wellbeing adviser Ted Fischer.
29-Dec-2014 9:50 AM EST

Vanderbilt Historian Says Cuba Embargo Must Go Next


17-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Social Media Partly to Blame for Busybody Culture, Says Professor

The recent explosion of social media in our lives and domination of the air waves by so many "experts" are among the reasons people don't feel free to live their lives as they wish, according to Philosophy Professor John Lachs.
21-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Immigration Debate Heats Up – Vanderbilt Experts Available

13-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

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