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Sept. 25: Business lecture explores strategy of risk in insurance industry

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Greg Ness, StanCorp CEO
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PULLMAN, Wash. – “Applied Risk: The Science and Strategy of Risk Mitigation in the Insurance Industry” will be presented 5-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Carson College of Business, Todd 216, Washington State University. » More …

New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Cooper-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified. » More …

U.S. at risk

After 50 years as the world leader in science and technology education and research, the United States could rapidly fall to the middle of the pack if Americans don’t start demanding — and investing in — more education and research.That’s part of the message Norman Augustine, a retired chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, will bring when he speaks at WSU Pullman at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Kimbrough Hall.“The risk to America is, I think, enormous from two standpoints. One is terrorism and the other is economic competitiveness,” he said recently from his home in Potomac, Md. Augustine is a former chair … » More …

Bird owners get anti-flu advice

Hundreds of undocumented chickens live in Seattle, a clucking time bomb planted right in the urban core that poses just as great a risk for deadly bird flu as any rural chicken should the severe Asian strain of avian influenza ever finds its way to this region. All bird owners need to educate themselves how best to protect themselves and their animals. Basically, it involves specific hygiene practices, restricting access to the birds and aggressive reporting of ill birds to officials.”Biosecurity is the best method of controlling these diseases,” said Dr. A. Singh Dhillon, director of the avian health laboratory at the Puyallup branch of … » More …

Las Vegas risk manager to deliver Walton Lecture

Washington State University welcomes Lance J. Ewing, vice president for Caesar’s Entertainment, to campus on Monday Oct. 25, to present the annual Walton Lecture. Ewing serves as risk manager for the company.He will discuss the concept of enterprise risk management (ERM) at 4:30 p.m. in Todd 130. The public is welcome, and a reception will be held following the lecture. ERM programs address all risks faced by a business. Ewing served as national president and chief risk officer for the Risk and Insurance Management Society in 2003-2004. He serves on numerous industry boards including the Academy of Producer Insurance, Willis Client Advisory Board, Zurich Client … » More …