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Early Earth Less Hellish Than Previously Thought


Conditions on Earth during its first 500 million years may have been cool enough to form oceans of water instead of being too hot for life to form.
15-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Mosquito Fact and Fiction

Mosquito researcher Jason Pitts collects interesting facts and stories about his research subjects, nature’s ultimate bioterrorists.
10-Sep-2014 1:25 PM EDT

When Offering Someone a Job Hurts More Than It Helps


A Vanderbilt sociologist has made the surprising discovery that unsolicited job leads can increase symptoms of depression in people who are employed full-time or happy with their financial status.
5-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Are College Football Coaches Overpaid? New Study Compares Salaries of Coaches to CEOs

Two Vanderbilt professors compared salaries and contracts of more than 950 college football coaches to top CEOs to see if college football coaches are overpaid in comparison to the value they bring to their university.
2-Sep-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Photographer Donna Ferrato Launches Sept. 12 the First Gallery Exhibition in Her Series on Women Who Have Left Abusers


"I Am Unbeatable–Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment: Photographs by Donna Ferrato," will be on display at the Fine Arts Gallery through Dec. 4. In addition to photographs, a video about a survivor of domestic violence named Sarah...
29-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Fighting Bureaucracy by Improving It


Bureaucracy may be inevitable, but it can be tamed enough so that it serves rather than strangles those in its clutches. That's the aim of Vanderbilt Law School professor Ed Rubin, who has some suggestions for making bureaucracy work better.
26-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Combined Drugs and Therapy Most Effective for Severe Nonchronic Depression

The odds that a person who suffers from severe, nonchronic depression will recover improve substantially when treated by drugs and therapy.
19-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Size Matters When Convincing Your Brain to Eat Healthier Foods

Playing with the portions of good and not-so-good-for-you foods is better than trying to eliminate bad foods, according to a Vanderbilt study.
11-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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Scientific Risk Assessments May Result in More Equitable Sentences


Chris Slobogin of Vanderbilt Law School backs the use of scientific risk assessment in criminal sentencing.
11-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Experts Available to Comment on Iraq

11-Aug-2014 11:05 AM EDT

Russian Food Import Ban Violates WTO Obligations, Attempts to Leverage "Big Ag" in U.S.

7-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Professor Mike Newton Helping Organize Syrian War Crimes Court

3-Oct-2013 4:00 PM EDT

Outrageous Behavior by Congress Causes Rewrites for Vanderbilt Poli Sci Prof's Book, Why Washington Won't Work

2-Oct-2013 12:00 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Professor Bruce Oppenheimers Says Government Shutdown Is 'Policy Extortion’

1-Oct-2013 1:50 PM EDT

Peabody Education Experts Available for Back-to-School Stories

As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year, education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews on a variety of topics.
1-Aug-2013 4:00 PM EDT

How Bible Shapes American Wars Focus of Religious Historian's Research


Scripture has played a pivotal role in shaping America's justification for going to war from the nation's earliest beginnings, according James P. Byrd, an assistant professor of American religious history. "My research showed how important the Bible...
18-Jul-2013 2:30 PM EDT

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