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Xianming Shi, was elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Climate change will leave some farmers with a difficult conundrum, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell and Washington State University, including co-author Jennifer Adam: Either risk more revenue volatility, or live with a more predictable decrease in crop yields.

Aviation biofuels expert Michael Wolcott comments in the Seattle Times about Amazon’s recent agreement to purchase $6 million in aviation biofuel blends.

Ph.D. student Seyed Iman Mirzadeh received a Runner-up Award at the CVPR Workshop on Continual Learning.


Returning to Campus

Voiland College is under the directive that if you can work effectively from home, then you should work from home.

For those who cannot work effectively from home and who intend on resuming work on campus, there are some important steps to take prior to transitioning:

Notify your supervisor immediately of your intention and your proposed work schedule.

Complete the WSU COVID-19 Safe Return to Work and Disinfecting the Workplace for COVID-19 trainings.

Review the WSU HRS Employee Guide for Returning to a WSU Work Location.

Review Voiland College’s Return to Work Location Distancing and Disinfection Plan.

Complete the VCEA Return to Work Request Form. Do not return to work at a WSU location until you have received approval from your supervisor. All employees must fill out this request form even if they have received prior supervisor approval.

Review and implement the Staged Return to On-site Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities guidelines (PDF) and receive written approval from your school director or department head before returning to your campus laboratory.

Log in to my.WSU and complete the WSU COVID-19 Employee Attestation Form each day you report to a WSU work location.

Bookmark the VCEA Faculty/Staff Web page for easy access to all this and other important VCEA employee information.


Events

Tuesday, July 14 @ 6:10 PM

Teaching from a Distance: Community Building and Connection. In this training, we will cover ways to build a community-centered environment in your online course space.

Thursday, July 16 @ 12:10 PM

Panopto (Master Session). Want to connect your Panopto quizzes to the Blackboard grade book? Curious which students have looked at your Panoto video? In this master session we will show you how to do this and more.

Friday, July 17 @ 11 AM

WSU COVID19 Town Hall

Monday, July 20 @ 10:10 AM

VoiceThread. Learn how to engage students in meaningful conversation by interacting with their peers and media.

More AOI Learning Initiative Workshops

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Center Spotlight

Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics

The Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics is working to understand the fundamental and general reaction mechanisms on surfaces and in pores for rational design and synthesis of nanostructured materials with unique functionality and high performance.


Opportunities

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) now scheduled for Aug. 4

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for more WSU applications, including Office 365, Blackboard, Adobe, Cougar Card, and others, is scheduled for implementation the evening of Aug. 4.

WSU Research Commercialization Gap Fund Letter of Intent due July 24

The application process is now open for the FY2021 Commercialization Gap Fund (GCF). The CGF awards researchers up to $40,000, with a maximum of $2,000 allocated towards business development activities, to those that demonstrate that their innovation(s) have the ability to make an economic impact in our society.

Crimson Spirit Award

Have you noticed a WSU employee going out of their way to help a colleague or customer? Nominate them for the Crimson Spirit award to recognize their excellent service. Submit a nomination.


Be Safe Cougs

Campus Connect July 14 & July 30

This two-hour suicide prevention training program is offered free of charge for all WSU staff and students.
Preregistration is required and capacity is limited.

Disinfectants now available for departments from University Stores

University Stores is now distributing disinfectants to departments in need at no cost as Washington State University prepares for the start of the fall semester.

Daily Coug Connect at 10 a.m.

Experts system-wide present 5-30 minute Zoom sessions for WSU employees.

Health and Wellbeing Resources

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to offer emotional support during this stressful period. You may contact EAP by calling 1-877-313-4455 or visiting the EAP website.

WSU is committed to supporting your overall health and wellbeing. Visit the Wellcoug website for more information and resources to offer support, manage stress and enhance your resilience.

WSU COVID-19 Information

WSU COVID19-related info is available on WSU’s website.