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Films explore lives at odds with the world
January 5, 2005

Rachel Halverson and Ana Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi, associate professors of foreign languages, have put together a spring foreign film and lecture series titled “Like a Duck Out of Water: Cinematic Explorations of Lives at Odds with the World Around Them.” All films are free to the public and will be shown at 7 p.m. in Smith CUE. * Feb 1, “Good-bye, Lenin!” (Wolfgang Becker, Germany, 2003).* Feb. 8, “Kukushka / The Cuckoo” (Aleksandr Rogozhkin, Russia /Finland, 2002).* Feb. 15, “Mediterraneo” (Gabriele Salvatores, Italy, 1991). * Feb. 22, “Aiqing wansui /Vive l’amour” (Cai Mingliang /Ts’ai Ming-liang, Taiwan, 1994). * March 1, “En la ciudad sin limites/The City … » More …

Asia expert to open new Foley Institute Lecture series
September 14, 2004

 Internationally acclaimed Harvard University professor Susan Pharr will speak on the rise of civil society in Japan and other Asian nations at Washington State University on Sept 20. She will be the inaugural speaker for a new lecture series sponsored by the Thomas Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service and the International Christian University of Tokyo, Japan.One of the world’s foremost experts on Japanese politics and the social basis for democracy in East Asia, Pharr is the former Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. and was a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison … » More …

Breakfast series dawns with entrepreneur speaker
September 3, 2004

Kerry Killinger, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Seattle-based Washington Mutual, will speak at the inauguration of the Washington State University Power Breakfast series at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the W Seattle Hotel. The series is sponsored by the College of Business and Economics.“I applaud the deep commitment to academic excellence made by both WSU and its business college, and the impact they have on the state’s future business leaders,” said Killinger. The Power Breakfast series was created to inform, inspire and engage prominent business executives and members of the regional business community, said CBE Dean Len Jessup. It will offer fresh … » More …

Stress, nutrition focus of spring UREC series
February 13, 2004

Easing stress and boosting nutrition improve health and lifestyle. University Recreation will present a series of classes on those topics in the weeks ahead. And they’ve thrown in some fun activities for children, as well.Classes on easing stress to maintain and improve well being include:• Herbs to Support the Nervous System, Wednesday, Feb. 18• Natural Immune Support, Feb. 25• Reflexology, Wed., March 31• Stress Management Yoga, April 1. Classes are 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. Cost for each class is $10 for WSU students and SRC members, $12 for non-members. Registration closes three days prior to class date. The nutrition series includes: • … » More …

Series addresses leadership, grant writing
February 6, 2004

The Leadership Development for Supervisors Series is not restricted to those with “supervisor” in their position title but is open to all employees who have leadership responsibilities. The first class will be Wednesday, March 3. For more information on your eligibility for the series or the schedule, contact David Schmidt at dschmidt@wsu.edu or 335-2158. The Office of Grant and Research Development is introducing the Roundtable Series, to be held the second Thursday of every other month during the noon hour, beginning Feb. 12. Instead of a lecture format, resource experts will share personal experiences and gained expertise. The first session will consider creating and maintaining … » More …

Writing series concludes with visit from famed science fiction author
March 21, 2003

Acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Steven Barnes will cap Washington State University Vancouver’s 2003 Professional Writing Series on April 3 with a lecture titled “From Books to Television — Science Fiction for Both Worlds.”The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Multimedia Building Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public. Barnes is considered one of today’s most exciting writers in the fields of speculative and science fiction. Critics call his bestselling books “groundbreaking” and “inspirational.” In addition to writing more than 15 novels, Barnes is a screenwriter whose credits include television episodes of “The Outer Limits,” “Andromeda” and “The Twilight Zone.” … » More …

Habegger to speak Oct. 15
September 20, 2002

The Washington State University Dept. of English continues its fall 2002 Visiting Writer Series with Dr. Al Habegger. Dr. Habegger is Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas, and also an independant scholar, fiction writer, and lecturer. A former Fullbright fellow, he is the author of several acclaimed biographies, most recently, The Father: A life of Henry James, Sr., and My Wars are Laid Away In Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson. Dr. Habegger#s fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Southern Review, The Heath Anthology of Literature, and The New England Quarterly, to name a few. Dr. Habegger will present a … » More …