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Senior VP for Weyerhaeuser defines sustainability
September 26, 2008

PULLMAN — Ernesta Ballard, senior vice-president for corporate affairs at Weyerhaeuser, will speak on “Defining Sustainability and Its Connection to the Entire Human Endeavor” at WSU. The lecture is scheduled at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the CUB auditorium

 

Ballard was elected to her position at Weyerhaeuser in October, 2004. In this role, she leads public affairs, the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, and Environmental Health and Safety for the company.

 

The event is the inaugural event for WSU’s Institute for Sustainable Design. The institute seeks to merge ongoing work in Architecture, Construction Management, and Civil and Environmental Engineering with the research expertise of … » More …

Fall honors lectures explore neurodiversity
September 18, 2008

VANCOUVER – The WSU Vancouver University Scholars program offers a series of lectures by prominent scholars with national reputations. University Scholars students may attend the series for credit and participate in special discussions led by the guest lecturers. The lecture series is free and open to the public.

 

Photo by Cindy Gold: Neal, Adam, Lexi, Henry and Wyatt from the cast of “Austim: the Musical”

 

This fall’s series topic is “Neurodiversity: Changing Minds, Changing World.” All lectures begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Administration Building, room 110. The next lecture:

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Conference pursues ‘livable community’
September 29, 2006

The third annual Design Research Conference at WSU Spokane will look at what makes a livable community. The Oct. 5-7 lectures are free to the public and will be held in the Phase I Classroom Building.Lectures will include topics on rammed-earth and straw-bale housing in China, Scandinavian communities, health and the homeless, and human nature and the built environment.For details and registration, visit www.spokane.wsu.edu/design/Livability/Schedule.html

WSU receives $500,000 grant
September 12, 2006

PULLMAN– Washington State University researchers in engineering and education have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that they hope will help professors learn successful techniques for teaching and move away from traditional lectures.“It is widely accepted that traditional lectures are not the best pedagogy for students – yet that is what the community almost universally does,” said Bernard Van Wie, a WSU professor of chemical engineering. Based on teaching methods he used and assessed in an experimental undergraduate engineering course, Van Wie developed a portable, desktop box that engineering professors can handily use to teach lessons in fluid mechanics and heat transfer.As … » More …

History department plans Women’s History lectures
February 2, 2006

The History Department at Washington State University is planning three lectures during the month of March in recognition of Women’s History Month. All lectures are free and open to the public.Graduate student Amy Canfield will lecture on “A New Look at Horror: Domestic Violence and Stephen King During the Feminist Backlash,”  from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, room 518.”Without an understanding of the pervasiveness of domestic violence and how it impacted women’s daily lives, students cannot understand the social trends of the time, especially as they impacted women. Popular culture, in many ways, reflects larger themes in … » More …

Health, art, war engaged via Cougar Conversations
September 30, 2005

You can learn a lot before Washington State University’s home football games Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 by taking part in Cougar Conversations. The conversations are free one-hour lectures on a variety of topics presented by WSU faculty members. Registration is not required. Sessions include: Oct. 8• Art for Everyone: Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art, Chris Bruce, WSU Museum of Art director. Four hours before kickoff, CUB 212. • Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands, Carol Ivory, Fine Arts chair and professor. Four hours before kickoff, CUB 232. • News, Nations and War, Susan Ross, Murrow School of Communication faculty. Two hours and … » More …

Business hosts two annual lectures
September 30, 2005

• “Corporate Social Responsibility: Maximizing the Benefits for Your Company and Community” is the title of the annual Burtenshaw Lecture, to be presented by Niki Leondakis, chief operating officer of Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Inc., at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the CUB auditorium.Leondakis oversees operations, marketing and human resources for San Francisco-based Kimpton’s 39 boutique hotels and restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. She is credited with forming the company’s mentor program for women and men in the restaurant division and launching a diversity initiative. She is an active leader in corporate social responsibility efforts.The lecture is hosted by the College of … » More …

Lichtenstein prints pop into art museum
September 16, 2005

An opportunity to view more than 70 prints by one of the 20th century’s most recognized and influential artists will be hosted by the Museum of Art Sept. 24-Dec. 16.“Roy Lichtenstein Prints 1956-97: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation” is a selection of works from Jordan Schnitzer’s immense collection of prints in Portland, Ore.Lichtenstein is widely known for his comic book images and Benday dot patterns, which many consider the most enduring of pop art imagery. Lichtenstein explored every print-making medium, however, producing more than 300 print editions (with multiple runs of each).Included in the exhibit will be the first … » More …

School of Architecture to host lecture series
April 4, 2005

The Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management will host a series of three architectural lectures on the Pullman campus in April.Mitchell Schwarzer, chair of visual studies at the California College of the Arts, will speak April 4 on “Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media.” The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in Carpenter Hall Room 102.Schwarzer has written extensively on architecture, urbanism, landscape and historic preservation. In his book, “Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media,” he writes about how perceptions of architecture changed with new forms of transportation and photo technology in the 20th century. Schwarzer holds a doctorate from MIT … » More …

School of Architecture to host upcoming lecture series
March 31, 2005

The Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management will host a series of three architectural lectures on the Pullman campus in April.Mitchell Schwarzer, chair of visual studies at the California College of the Arts, will speak at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4 in Carpenter 102 on “Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media.” Schwarzer has written extensively on architecture, urbanism, landscape, and historic preservation. In his book, “Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media,” he writes about how our perception of architecture changed with new forms of transportation and photo technology in the 20th century. Schwarzer holds a doctorate from MIT in architectural history and … » More …