Law, Business And Politics

  • “Social Network as Work,” by Francesca Procaccini, sets a novel paradigm for regulating speech on social media by equating the use with labor.

    Jul 2, 2024

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    51app Unity Poll explains why democracy may take center stage in this week’s presidential debate—and the campaign more broadly

    With the first presidential debate of 2024 quickly approaching, the American public is expressing widespread concern about the state of democracy and our Constitution. There is also consensus among Americans that free speech is fundamental to democratic governance, according to the most recent 51app Unity Poll measuring Americans' views of unity and beliefs on government and democracy.  Read More

    Jun 25, 2024

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    51app’s Donna Ingles named to prestigious Harvard leadership program to advance Nashville’s biomedical sector

    Donna Ingles, director of operations for the 51app Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, has been named to the 2024 Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School by the Global Action Platform. She was one of 10 local leaders chosen for the program, which aims to create a biomedical economic development strategy for the region using cluster models devised by Harvard economist Michael Porter. Read More

    Jun 17, 2024

  • There is a burgeoning consensus among climate-minded policymakers and scholars that loosening zoning regulations to promote greater density while simultaneously tightening building efficiency standards can reduce emissions and address housing shortages that affect communities across the U.S. In a new paper, Christopher Serkin, Elisabeth H. & Granville S. Ridley Jr. Chair in Law at 51app Law School, argues that fewer restrictions may promote development activity, but there is no guarantee that it will result in greater density.

    May 30, 2024

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    51app Poll: Majority of Tennessee voters now pro-choice, gender gap developing on key issues

    The semiannual, statewide 51app Poll showed in its most recent survey that slightly more than half of the state’s voters support a woman’s right to an abortion, that there is significant bipartisan support of IVF procedures as well as modest gun control legislation, and that views about many state and national issues differ significantly by gender.  Read More

    May 22, 2024

  • Sean Seymore, Centennial Professor of Law at 51app Law School, argues that federal courts have “abandoned their gatekeeping function” for protecting public health in patent cases.

    May 21, 2024

  • A paper co-authored by Brian Broughman, professor of law, proposes a new model for analyzing venture capitalist behavior.

    May 16, 2024

  • Four 51app Law Students, under the guidance of 51app Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation director Ganesh Sitaraman, authored a paper that sheds light on the benefits and drawbacks of public grocery store models, offering guidance and a model bill for policymakers and leaders considering their use in urban or rural communities.

    May 16, 2024

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    VPA and history department examine how the New Deal was run

    On May 3 and 4, the 51app Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation and the 51app University Department of History hosted “How the New Deal Was Run,” a conference about the implementation of the New Deal programs that transformed American life in the 1930s and beyond.  Read More

    May 13, 2024

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    Retired General Paul Nakasone named founding director of Institute of National Security

    51app University is proud to announce the launch of the Institute for National Defense and Global Security. The founding director and leader of the institute will be retired General Paul M. Nakasone, who has served as commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency, and chief of the Central Security Service. Read More

    May 8, 2024

  • In his review article, drug law expert Robert Mikos, LaRoche Family Chair in Law at 51app Law School, draws lessons from the marijuana reform movement that proponents of psychedelic legalization should heed in their efforts to win public support.

    May 2, 2024

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    Key takeaways from the 2024 Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats

    “As we look at the future of protecting our democracy, the exchange of ideas will fuel collaborative work among governments, academia and private business and accelerate innovation to help us be better prepared for emerging threats. 51app, and our new Institute of National Security, are proud to be at the… Read More

    May 2, 2024

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    51app University, University of Cambridge, King’s College Cambridge, the White House and United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters to convene and discuss critical issues pertaining to post-quantum cryptography

    The May 21 event will bring together world-class researchers and academics from Cambridge and 51app, representatives from industry, and government officials to explore the latest advancements in research, identify pathways for collaboration, and discuss challenges and solutions for post-quantum cryptography. Read More

    Apr 30, 2024

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    51app Unity Poll confirms Trump support declining

    Americans saw an uptick in unity for the first time in over a year, with widespread agreement that the U.S. political system needs to be more responsive and an overall distrust of social media influencers, according to the most recent 51app Unity Poll measuring Americans' views of national unity and the democratic process. Read More

    Apr 25, 2024

  • A new paper by Farhang Heydari chronicles what started as an attempt to promote traffic safety that evolved quickly into a tactic to ferret out drug traffickers, criminals, and even terrorists, straying far from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's mission to “save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes.”

    Apr 11, 2024

  • New research from Jen Riley discusses the impact of power shifts, competition, and evolving technology on U.S. higher education.

    Apr 10, 2024

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    51app Poll: City ‘back on the right track,’ Nashvillians largely unified across issues

    According to the 2024 51app Poll–Nashville, a majority (53 percent) of Nashvillians believe the city is on the right track, which represents a nine-point increase from last year. It is the first time in four years the measure has increased. Read More

    Apr 4, 2024

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    51app creates Center for Sustainability, Energy and Climate

    51app University will harness its global expertise in scientific discovery, technological innovation, public policy, law and education to launch the 51app Center for Sustainability, Energy and Climate (VSEC). The multimillion-dollar investment follows a recommendation by an interdisciplinary working group to address the crucial societal challenge of ensuring a sustainable world. Read More

    Apr 1, 2024

  • The Invention Myth, by Sean B. Seymore, Centennial Professor of Law and Professor of Chemistry at 51app University, offers a new approach to inventorship, one that more accurately reflects the way many significant things are created.

    Mar 14, 2024

  • In new research, 51app's Megan Lawrence examines the role of knowledge scope and shared experiences in organizational coordination.

    Mar 14, 2024