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Why some rules are meant to be broken

Most research into compliance looks at how organizations follow regulations. Researchers at Vanderbilt and University of Virginia are among the first to examine whether the rules themselves could be contributing to violations.
9-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Adaptive Cruise Control Vehicles Create Phantom Traffic Jams in Road Test

Work and his collaborators tested seven different cars from two manufacturers on a remote, rural roadway in Arizona. They simulated various driving conditions with a pace car changing its speed, followed by a vehicle using adaptive cruise control....
7-May-2019 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville residents uneasy about growth

Three-quarters of residents of the South's "It City" are souring on the rapid pace of growth and say they want their tax dollars to go toward something other than business development.
30-Apr-2019 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vanderbilt University to Develop and Test "Safe Harbor" Standards of Care

A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of law, medicine and management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and...
19-Apr-2019 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Indicators of Despair Rising Among Gen X-ers Entering Middle Age

In 2016, a surprising decline in life expectancy was ascribed to "deaths of despair" among working-class middle-aged white men displaced by a changing economy. However, new research shows indicators of despair are rising among Americans approaching...
15-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When ‘Sorry’ Makes Things Worse

Laws intended to reduce malpractice litigation by protecting doctors who want to apologize don’t work, according to a new analysis of proprietary insurance data. This provides the most detailed look yet at the impact of apology legislation on such...
2-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How to cross-examine a machine in court

As society becomes more automated, our trial system needs to identify new ways to cross-examine evidence generated by processes and machines, without requiring human witnesses to vouch for it.
27-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Depoliticizing the Supreme Court may mean radically overhauling it

To minimize the influence of partisanship on the Supreme Court, Vanderbilt law professor Ganesh Sitaraman suggests tapping judges on the federal court of appeals for temporary service on the Supreme Court.
26-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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