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October 2019

One Book Author: Celeste Headlee

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A.K. Hinds University Center Grand Room

Author of We Need to Talk, Celeste Headlee, Keynote Address with reception and book signing to follow. Please visit us online to learn more about the 2019-20 One Book.

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November 2019

Why People Die From Suicide: Guest Speaker

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blue Ridge Conference Center, State Road 1330
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Dr. Thomas E. Joiner, Jr. is an American clinical and research psychologist at Florida State University and is one of the most prominent suicide experts in the world. His work is both theoretical and practical, in that the “Joiner framework” for suicide risk assessment is the most robust, evidence-based, and widespread system now in use. Dr. Joiner is from Atlanta, Georgia, completed his undergraduate education at Princeton, and then his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at…

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The Global Spotlight Series

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Forsyth 101, 101 Forsyth Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Dr. Edward Lopez will be presenting at this event.

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Adam Smith Reading Group for Business & Community Leaders * invitation only

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Biltmore Park Instructional Site, Asheville Asheville, + Google Map

Times: 1:00 p.m. Gather & Welcome. 1:30-3:00 Session 1 3:30-5:00 Session 2 500-6:00 Reception Location: For the discussion we have reserved the executive board room at WCU's instructional site in Asheville. This site is located in Biltmore Park, an upscale town center with free parking. The reception location is Thirsty Monk, a 2-minute walk from the discussion location. Attendees: Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and economic development officials from the greater Asheville (WNC) area. Readings: Same as AIER, "Adam Smith on Cooperation…

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February 2020

Scaled up Seminar *invitation only

February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - February 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Biltmore Park Instructional Site, Asheville Asheville, + Google Map

Scaled-Up Seminar gathers economics researchers within driving distance of WCU to economize on scheduling demands and accomplish more than a series of individual research seminars could. The goal is to leverage the concentration of scholars in the region to: 1) provide mutual feedback on current research projects; 2) gain exposure to each other’s research agendas thus sparking collaboration on future research projects; and 3) facilitate informal discussion leading to collaboration on research, teaching, and program building.  

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