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Nashville’s Champion

Co-creating TV's hit show Nashville is just part of Steve Buchanan's lifework

Behind television’s hit show Nashville and behind the scenes of the legendary Grand Ole Opry is Vanderbilt Owen alumnus, Steve Buchanan, president of Opry Entertainment and co-creator and executive producer of the new nighttime TV drama.

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A Final Message from the Dean


I’ve often said that this has been the hardest—yet most rewarding—job I’ve ever had.

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A Seat at the Table

Corporate needs elevate human resources and create demand for Vanderbilt MBAs


Changes in the corporate world and the reputation of Owen’s Human and Organizational Performance program put Owen HOP MBAs in high demand.

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Jim Bradford—Passing the Baton bradford-baton

What do you say about a 40-year career in both the private sector and academia in just a couple of paragraphs?

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Photo Essay

Miguel_Palacios On Their Own Time

So what do Owen faculty do outside the classroom? Meet a champion trick water-skier, charcutier, screenwriter, barkeep (and builder) and owner of a multimillion-dollar company.

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Bottom Line

Vanderbilt students gained wisdom straight from the Oracle himself. Here the group gathers with Warren Buffett after lunch. Meeting Warren Buffett

A few times a year, the second richest man in the U.S. invites students from business schools to meet him. Recently, Owen students traveled to Omaha, Neb., for a day with Warren Buffett.

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Campus Visit

Christie St-John Q & A with Christie St-John

Christie St-John returns to Owen as director of admissions. Hear her plans for recruiting and outreach…and how alumni are key.

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Informed Opinion

illustrationmedical heart iconBlueszd Matter of Life and Death

“Safety is too important to be left to chance.” Owen professor Ranga Ramanujam weighs in on safety in a Dallas hospital and the lessons to be learned.

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Editor's Memo

edMemo_252 Transitions

The Grand Ole Opry is entertainment unlike any other. It broadcasts as a radio show, so the live audience sees artist and equipment changes. Seeing transitions is part of the experience.

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Personal Assets

Tim Murray leads Aluminium Bahrain, one of the world's top 10 aluminium producers. Global Element

You never know where a blind ad will lead you. It led Tim Murray from Knoxville, Tenn., to the Kingdom of Bahrain in the Middle East. Murray is CEO of Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s top 10 aluminium producers.

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