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Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market: Vanderbilt Study Finds

Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all...
21-Oct-2014 2:55 PM EDT

Top Class Action Law Firms are Worth Hiring, Study Shows

Top five plaintiffs’ law firms achieve the best results for shareholders in mergers and acquisitions’ litigation because they aggressively litigate their cases, instead of adopting more passive strategies favored by less well-known firms,...
16-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Brain Surgery Through the Cheek

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Vanderbilt engineers have developed a surgical robot designed to perform brain surgery by entering through the cheek instead of the skull that can operate on a patient in an MRI scanner.
15-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

The New ‘Double Disadvantage’

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In the United States, your nationality has some effect on your likelihood to be employed--but being married matters more. For women, it matters a lot more.
9-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Feeling Lucky? Many Loyal Consumers Do, Despite the Facts

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Consumers who perceive themselves as loyal customers to a particular company often believe that they have better than average odds to win contests and sweepstakes that are entirely random.
8-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Women Face Dishonesty More Often Than Men During Negotiations

Women in business negotiations face more deceit than men, according to new research.
2-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Are the World’s Religions Ready for E.T.?

Astronomer David Weintraub’s new book, Religions & Extraterrestrial Life, explores the question of what the world’s various religions have to say about the existence of extraterrestrial life.
29-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Early Earth Less Hellish Than Previously Thought

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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

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Scientific Risk Assessments May Result in More Equitable Sentences

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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

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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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