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March 21: Business college hosts macroeconomics leader
March 7, 2016

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

John-Campbell-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Regulation of consumer participation in the financial markets, including portfolio choice and investments that provide a fixed return, will be discussed in a free, public lecture 4:15-5:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University.

Future-focused women invest to fight global warming
October 27, 2014

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer

Joireman-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Politicians who discredit global warming risk losing a big chunk of the female vote. A new study found women who consider the long-term consequences of their actions are more likely to adopt a liberal political orientation and take consumer and political steps to reduce global warming.

Sept. 23: Finance expert discusses investment strategies
September 17, 2014

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Darst-80PULLMAN, Wash. – David M. Darst, chartered financial analyst and author of the New York Times and Business Week best-seller “The Little Book That Still Saves Your Assets,” will discuss asset allocation and investment strategies during the free, public Gary P. Brinson Distinguished Lecture on finance 4:15-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the CUB Auditorium at Washington State University. A reception will be 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the Carson College of Business Dean’s Office, Todd 570.

Is a college degree still worth the cost?
September 21, 2010




WASHINGTON, D.C. – People with bachelor’s degrees, on average, currently earn about 66 percent more than those with a high school diploma, during their lifetime, and about 42 percent more than those with an associate degree, according to a new study by the College Board.


The College Board today, Sept. 21, released its 2010 edition of “Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society.” This is the third edition of the study, with the first two in 2004 and 2007.

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Expert seeks to improve productivity, performance
March 18, 2005

“Strategic Investment, Information Technologies and New HR Practices” is the topic of the annual Bertha C. Leigh Lecture to be presented by Kathryn Shaw at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Todd 216. The lecture is free to the public. A reception will follow in the Todd atrium. Shaw, the Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, has focused her research on understanding the sources of productivity gains within firms and emphasizing the role of innovative human resource management practices in improving performance. She is among leading researchers developing the new subfield of “insider econometrics” that uses … » More …

Holding corporation formed to handle property management
November 12, 2004

Real estate holdings have become an increasingly significant issue for Washington State University, including purchases, sales, the receiving of real estate gifts, as well as development, maintenance, rent and repair.A solution to effective, efficient real estate management recently arrived with the formation of Washington State University Real Estate Holdings (REH), a nonprofit corporation affiliated with WSU.REH was created “to support the university,” said Melvin Taylor, director of special projects/external relations for the Office for Business Affairs. The idea is simple: REH can purchase real estate that the WSU Foundation receives as a gift and can hold it, lease it out or develop it to sell … » More …

Investment and benefits sessions set at Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Pullman
August 20, 2004

Jan Rauk and Marie Weiss will give presentations and answer questions during two open benefits sessions: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at WSU Tri-Cities, and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at WSU Vancouver.Rauk, associate director of Benefits Services, will present topics including: phased retirement and flexible spending accounts for 2005, and the laws stemming from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which deals with personal health information. Weiss, a benefit specialist, will address health benefits as well as retirement issues for those on PERS and on the WSU retirement plan. Both new and ongoing employees are encouraged to attend. Those interested … » More …

Finance students pass GO!, collect $1,000,000 to invest
June 21, 2002

Washington State University is lending a group of students $1,000,000 to make money for the school, and with Richard Sias’s expertise, they just might beat the S&P 500 in the process.Sias, professor of finance and the Gary P. Brinson Chair of Investment Management, teaches his students how to understand stocks, portfolios and the market in general in his Finance 427/428 classes.The design and setup of the class steers students into real-world experience with the markets. According to Sias, two students are given the job of portfolio managers. The rest are analysts for one of 10 sectors in the market, focusing on stocks in the assigned … » More …