January 13, 1999
MEDIA CONTACT: Barb Chamberlain, 509/358-7527, chamberlain@wsu.edu

        SPOKANE, Wash. -- Urban design in the Far East, learning partnerships with African universities, and a management theory that gets at the secret of the "bottleneck" will be the subjects of upcoming public presentations by WSU Spokane faculty.
        The "Lunch and Learn" series will feature informal presentations with question-and-answer periods. Sessions will be held from noon-1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in Room 148 of the Phase One Classroom at the Riverpoint Higher Education Park, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., and the fourth Friday of each month in Room B111 of WSU Spokane's downtown location in the Metropolitan Financial Center, 601 W. 1st. The public is invited to bring a lunch and attend these free discussions.
        The opening session, Feb. 12, will feature Dave Wang, assistant professor of architecture, discussing "Something Old and Something New: Urban Experience in Hong Kong and China."
        On Feb. 26, Hal Rumsey, associate professor of engineering management, will present "Dilbert Was Right: Constraints Management."
        The third scheduled program, March 12, will be a talk by Maria Beebe, Interdisciplinary Design Institute research associate, on "Knowledge Exchange and Learning Partnerships: U.S. and Africa Postsecondary Institutions."
        Topics for future sessions will be announced at a later date. Information on WSU Spokane events is available at 509/358-7500, or on the web at http://www.spokane.wsu.edu/news_&_events.html.


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