Oct. 1, 2009—Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times and puzzle master on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, will give a public talk at Vanderbilt University Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.
Oct. 1, 2009—Enjoy a fall afternoon at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory with a concert by the Blair Big Band on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public, but reservations are required on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made online at www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu. There will be a $10 parking fee per carload with a maximum of eight people per car.
Sep. 29, 2009—Jerry Fife, who has served as Vanderbilt's acting vice chancellor for administration for the past eight months, has been appointed to the role permanently after a national search by the university. His appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Trust.
The life, legacy and mystery of explorer Henry Hudson to be examined by author and professor during speech at Vanderbilt University
Sep. 29, 2009—Peter C. Mancall, professor of history and anthropology at the University of Southern California, will examine the life, legacy and mystery of Hudson and discuss his recent book, Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson -- A Tale of Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic (Basic Books, 2009) on Monday, Oct. 12, at 4:10 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 126, at Vanderbilt University. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Sep. 28, 2009—Vanderbilt University Professor of Political Science Bruce Oppenheimer spoke about the continued increase in presidential power at the expense of Congress during the university's annual Constitution Day program on Sept. 23. The event took place in Flynn Auditorium of Vanderbilt Law School.
Sep. 28, 2009—Vanderbilt University alumna Ashley Esser has received a Fulbright Scholarship. She will travel to Italy to teach English as a foreign language for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Media Advisory: NBC broadcaster and retired NFL Pro Bowl running back Tiki Barber available to media prior to Sept. 29 lecture at Vanderbilt University
Sep. 25, 2009—Tiki Barber, retired Pro Bowl running back, philanthropist and NBC correspondent, will speak at Vanderbilt University's Langford Auditorium Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.
Sep. 25, 2009—Watch video of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean speak Sept. 24 on leadership as part of a breakfast series hosted by The Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership at Vanderbilt University.
Sep. 25, 2009—Watch video of Michael D. Griffin, a former administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, giving the Sept. 24 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture.
Sep. 25, 2009—Concentration camp survivor Martin Weiss will speak during the 2009 Holocaust Lecture Series at Vanderbilt University, which is built around the theme "Barriers & Boundaries" for its 32nd year. Weiss, who was liberated by U.S. troops at the Gunskirchen camp in May 1945, will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in the auditorium at Vanderbilt Law School.
Sep. 25, 2009—Vanderbilt University's opportunities for lifelong learning will expand and thrive, thanks to a $1 million endowment from The Bernard Osher Foundation. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers non-credit classes that usually last six weeks during fall, winter and spring.
Sep. 25, 2009—Why millions are watching Vandy & looking gorgeous in green. (6:32)
Sep. 24, 2009—Dunbar Ogden, author of the 2008 book My Father Said Yes: A White Pastor in Little Rock School Integration, will deliver Vanderbilt's annual Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6:45 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the multi-purpose room in The Commons Center.
Sep. 24, 2009—The investments portfolio of Vanderbilt University's endowment fell 16.3 percent in the fiscal year ending June 30, one of the most challenging financial periods in modern American history.
Sep. 24, 2009—Elyn Saks, a 1977 graduate of Vanderbilt University and renowned legal scholar and mental health-policy advocate, was recently named one of 24 recipients of the 2009 MacArthur Fellow grants.