Events

Emerson-Wier Symposium: The Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium was established in 2007 and is sponsored annually in the spring by the USAO Foundation. It was inspired by endowment funds created by OCW alumni Gladys Anderson Emerson and Nance Foules Wier.  Continue Reading.

Giles Symposium: The Ray & Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service was also established in 2007 and is made possible each fall through endowment funds established by Nita Giles, daughter of Ray and Mary Giles, held at the USAO Foundation.  Continue Reading.

Summer History Symposium: The summer History symposium began in 2012 and is scheduled to continue with Civil War themed addresses through 2015.  Continue Reading.

Upcoming Symposia Series

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7:30 PM Feb 02, 2017
Te Ata Auditorium

Jay Shuster has worked on some of the world’s most beloved films, including Cars, WALLE, and two of the Star Wars movies. On stage, Shuster shares his journey from childhood obsession with planes, trains and automobiles to a career in design for Lucasfilm and now Pixar. He offers powerful lessons on creativity, collaboration and innovation, and draws the path of a great idea from genesis to commercial success.