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Oct. 2: Venture capitalist warns of economic revolution
September 24, 2014

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

nick-hanauer-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The pitchforks are coming, warns Nick Hanauer, a venture capitalist, entrepreneur and self-described plutocrat who will present Washington State University’s Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 2, in Pullman and Spokane.

May 8: Ex-FDA administrator to speak at commencement
May 5, 2014

Winckler-80SPOKANE, Wash. – The former chief of staff for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be the keynote speaker on Thursday at the commencement ceremony of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy.

April 8: Advocate for disabled and abuse victims to speak
March 28, 2014

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs and Enrollment

Mingus-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A nationally recognized advocate for disability justice and justice for victims of child sexual abuse will give a free, public lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University.

History-making women’s speaker knows power of words
March 26, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Kauffman-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As a CBS senior news correspondent, Hattie Kauffman was known for her gift of storytelling. At Washington State University Tuesday, she again put that gift into action as keynote speaker of the 2014 Annual Women’s Recognition and Symposium.

Harvard sociologist to speak, inaugurate award
November 16, 2009


PULLMAN – American sociologist William Julius Wilson, WSU alumnus, author, and Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, will be the WSU fall 2009 commencement speaker.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec.12, in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. WSU President Elson S. Floyd will preside over the ceremony.


This year, the William Julius Wilson Diversity Award will be presented during commencement. The award recognizes contributions to social policy and diversity that have had an impact at the local, national and/or international levels. The inaugural recipient is Wilson.

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Annual nursing scholar event
September 13, 2007

Internationally known scholar and patient safety advocate Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, will be the featured speaker at the 2007 Thelma L. Cleveland Visiting Scholar event hosted by the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing on Thursday, October 4, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Phase 1 Auditorium (room 122) on the Riverpoint Campus.


A reception will be held from 6:15 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery. Throughout her career, Hinshaw has conducted nursing research that focuses on quality of care, patient outcomes and measurement, and building positive work environments for health care professionals because of their impact on patient safety.


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Florida insurance executive speaks
September 6, 2007

PULLMAN – J. Hyatt Brown, chairman and CEO of Brown & Brown, Inc.,will deliver the 15th annual Walton Lecture on Monday, September 10th at the Washington State University College of Business.

Presented by the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, the lecture will be at 5 p.m. in Todd Hall Room 276. Brown will trace the development of his company while commenting on the brokerage business, the insurance industry, regulation, and current issues in his lecture entitled “The Evolution of the Property/Casualty Insurance Business.”


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Honors commencement features investment exec
December 5, 2006

PULLMAN – Stephen Sundquist, retired managing director of national accounts and chief information officer for Frank Russell Investment Group, will be the guest speaker at the fall 2006 Washington State University Honors College commencement reception. It is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the lounge of Honors Hall on the Pullman campus. Two Honors students, seniors Inga Zornes and Chelsea Bloomberg, will be the featured musicians for the event. Zornes is a WSU Distinguished Regents Scholar and will graduate in WSU ceremonies Dec. 9 with a degree in music education. The Wenatchee native is one of nine students to be specially highlighted for … » More …

WSU Vancouver hosts Third Annual Research Showcase
April 4, 2006

WSU Vancouver will open its doors to the community for the Third Annual Research Showcase from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Student Services Building room 129.The Showcase is an opportunity to view and discuss the exciting and creative research conducted by faculty and students at WSU Vancouver. The event highlights excellence in faculty, graduate and undergraduate research in all disciplines on the WSU Vancouver campus.WSU Vancouver students, faculty, staff, alumni and the wider community are invited to engage with the researchers. Students and faculty will display their research in … » More …

Guest speaker probes mathematics of finance
March 21, 2006

Robert Elliott, an authority on financial modeling, will deliver the annual Ostrom Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Smith CUE 203.Elliott, who is the RBC Financial Group Professor of Finance in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, will discuss the history of financial modeling in “Money, Markets and Mathematical Models.” His talk also will address the role of Brownian motion in mathematical finance.“Brownian motion is a fundamental stochastic process with applications in many fields, in addition to its central role in mathematical finance,” said Elliott.He received at B.A. in mathematics from New College, Oxford University. He earned his Ph.D. … » More …