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September 2017

“Collegiate Leadership Conference”, Keynote Address by Rudy Francisco

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Rudy Francisco, spoken-word poet.

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October 2017

“Recycling of Electronics and the Need to Find a Long-Term Solution”

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Jason Sampson (Environmental Health and Safety).  Researchers continually strive to improve technology.  In turn, companies provide these improvements as fast as they can be effectively manufactured and marketed.  Consumers purchase electronics to remain on the cutting edge and be competitive in the business world.  It is estimated that annually over 400 billion electronic devices worldwide are determined useless or obsolete and thrown away or recycled.  How does society stay ahead of this growing need for proper disposal of…

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“Virtual Design and Building Information Modeling”

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Anne Anderson (Construction Management).

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“Education in Augmented and Virtual Spaces”

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Don McMahon (Teaching and Learning).

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“Am I Addicted to My Phone?” : Healthy Ways to Use Technology Without Getting Hooked

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by Loren Brown (Counseling and Psychological Services). Interactive technology is a useful and integrated part of modern life, yet a growing number of people say it’s causing them problems. As a society we are spending more and more time looking at screens, whether it’s social media or video games, on smart phones or tablets, or even measuring steps, heart rate, and sleep using a fitness tracker. Some people describe their use of these technologies as excessive, obsessive, or even…

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“Global Case Competition”

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Each year multidisciplinary student groups compete to present solutions to a global problem related that year’s common reading book. Come hear the top teams present their ideas and find out who will be representing WSU on a global study opportunity. Verification of attendance available.

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“Artificial Intelligence”

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by Matt Taylor (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).  Taylor, the Allred Distinguished Professor in Artificial Intelligence, will speak about his work the the Intelligent Robot Learning Laboratory.  Verification of attendance available.

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November 2017


November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Adam Hahn (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).

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“Competition and Innovation”

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by Jake Leachman (Mechanical Engineering).

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“A Literature to Life Stage Presentation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451”

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Adapted verbatim from the class dystopian novel, this solo performance presents a frightening vision of a world awash in information but rejecting critical thought. In this future society, firemen don’t put out fires; they start them in order to burn books. Returning from work one night, fireman Guy Montag meets his new neighbor, a teenage girl whose free-thinking ideals and liberating spirit cause him to question his life and his own perceived happiness. Presented by WSU Performing Arts, this event…

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