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FifeJer.JPGVanderbilt University names Jerry Fife vice chancellor for administration

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.

JayzJay-Z coming to Memorial Gym Nov. 13

Super star rapper Jay-Z will perform a concert at Memorial Gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m.

next stepThe Next Step: A comprehensive report predicts a new era is coming for graduate education at Vanderbilt

Now, a new report prepared by four subcommittees – representing biological and biomedical sciences; social sciences and education; the humanities; and engineering, physical sciences and math – is pointing the way to the further evolution of graduate education at Vanderbilt.

startHealth Plus’ Start! Challenge 4 begins Oct. 1

Be a part of Vanderbilt’s Health Plus physical activity program for faculty and staff, Start!, as we strive to reach the goal of 3,000 participants and 1.5 billion steps in 2009.

header_01_altnavChildren’s Miracle Network events raise money for Children’s Hospital

Several Children’s Miracle Network events going on in Middle Tennessee this month will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

mainAuthor Dunbar Ogden delivers Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Oct. 6

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.

main-2ROTC to host Army’s ‘Strength in Action’ tour event on Family Weekend Oct. 3-4

The Vanderbilt Army ROTC program will host the U.S. Army’s “Strength in Action” tour during Family Weekend Oct. 3-4 on Magnolia Lawn.

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*  This Week

Oct. 1: Former Chilean President to Lecture on Campus

Oct.1 & 6: Ladies Self Defense Classes (RAD)

Oct. 3: VUCSSA 2009 Moon Festival Party

Oct. 8: Vandy Moms Lunch and Learn – How Shopping Can Change The World

Oct. 8: Great Performances at Vanderbilt – L.A. Theatre Works – War of the Worlds and The Lost World

* Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 12: “Henry Hudson’s Fatal Journey.” Peter C. Mancall

Oct. 15: InsideOut of the Lunch Box – Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

Oct. 15-16: Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion – Cole Lectures – Reverend James Lawson

Oct. 16-17: Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2009

Oct. 18: BESA: Muslim Families Who Saved Jews in World War II – Norman Gershman/Stuart Huck Johanna Neumann

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Open Enrollment Starts

Weight Watchers at Work at Center for Health Services started Sept. 30

Alum to read from his book ‘Tunneling to the Center of the Earth’ Oct. 1

Blood drive, organ donation registration and bone marrow registration Oct. 6

Ceramic artist Swain has display at magpie etc.

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Featured Media

DeanVideo: Mayor Karl Dean speaks on leadership

SpaceVideo: Challenges Facing the U.S. Civil Space Program

constitution editedAudio: Continued expansion of presidential power topic of Constitution Day program

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Tune in to VUCast, for audio and video of events happening around campus. You can also find VU podcasts on iTunes and VU videos on YouTube.

Vanderbilt View: October Issue highlights new faculty members

VV logoFeatured faculty include:

Josh Clinton – Political scientist teaches students to go ‘beyond the sound bite’

Peter Hudson – Historian explores links between American financial history and the Caribbean

Bruce McCandliss – Professor’s work is at intersection of education and neuroscience

Samira Sheikh – Historian conveys global perspective in her teaching of South Asia

William Turner – Mental health policy expert brings experience from national platform to HOD

Yaquiong Xu – Physicist and engineer’s sense of discovery spurs research in nanotechnology

Don’t Forget: Open Enrollment is Oct. 1-15

The annual Open Enrollment for benefits-eligible faculty and staff is Oct. 1-15. Online Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 1 and ends 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.

For more information on Open Enrollment, visit the Benefits tab of the Human Resources Web site at

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