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The Spokesman Review featured a story on a multidisciplinary team led by Diane Cook that are gaining better analysis of data from smart home devices in helping detect cognitive decline.

Under the guidance of Bernard Van Wie, graduate students Kitana Kaiphanliam and Brenden Fraser-Hevlin are working to commercialize a bioreactor that is able to grow 25 times more of the valuable T cells than current technology in half the time. They recently won a $50,000 grant through WSU’s inaugural Cougar Cage competition and took third place in the 2021 University of Washington Dempsey Startup Competition.

Shuo Feng and four other graduate students were highlighted last week in the WSU Insider for completing their doctorate program through the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University Distinguished Graduate Research Program.

Hongfei Lin’s plastic-to-jet fuel research was highlighted in GeekWire.

Jennifer Adam’s water supply forecasting research in the Columbia Basin was featured by Mirage.

Ananth Kalyanaraman’s research was profiled in a DOE Science Then and Now feature.

Inspired by nature, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, along with collaborators from Washington State University created a novel material capable of capturing light energy. This material provides a highly efficient artificial light-harvesting system with potential applications in photovoltaics and bioimaging.


Events

Wednesday, June 9 @ 11 AM

“Nanotechnology and Sustainability in Concrete Construction” by Professor Surendra P. Shah. Shah will also be presenting this lecture in person in PACCAR 202, but space is limited due to COVD. Please RSVP to Cheryl.reed@wsu.edu if you plan to attend in person, or register to attend online (Zoom Webinar).

Digital Futures Conference on June 27 – July 2

Mona Ghandi and Maryam Mansoori are hosting workshop on the Architecture of Performative Intelligence at Digital Futures Conference on June 27th – July 2nd. If you are interested in learning more about Adaptive Architecture, Cyber-Physical Spaces, and Programmable Design you can find more information and register.

Learning Management System Training (Blackboard and Canvas)

June 9 Getting Started in Canvas:
WSU is moving from Blackboard to Canvas and we are here to make the transition as smooth as possible.

June 10 Canvas Assignments and Rubrics:
In this training we will cover assignment and rubric creation, peer reviews, and the plagiarism checker.

June 14 Canvas Tests and Quizzes:
In this training we will review the full array of powerful question formats and setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments.

June 15 Canvas Gradebook:
In this training we will explain different setup, filtering and communication options. We will also show how to grade and comment on student work using the Speed Grader.

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Opportunities

Mandatory Accessibility Training

Ensuring the accessibility of Washington State University electronic information is a priority and a policy that was endorsed and mandated by university executives in the summer of 2017. To provide guidance for this policy, an online training program has launched for website designers, technicians, and copywriters.

This training is required annually and is designed to give participants an introductory-level understanding of Web accessibility. It equips people with the fundamental skills needed to make a WSU website accessible. Take WSU’s accessibility training.

Canvas to Replace Blackboard Fall 2021

Information Technology Services, Academic Outreach and Innovation, and WSU Faculty Senate are pleased to announce that Canvas will be WSU’s sole Learning Management System beginning Fall 2021.

WSU’s Blackboard access will expire on Aug 21. In preparation for this, users who want to export Blackboard course data should contact migrationhelp@wsu.edu now to begin the migration before Blackboard becomes unavailable. Learn what other actions you need to make and what resources are available for this transition.


Be Safe Cougs

COVID‑19 Vaccination Declaration – Instructions

All WSU employees must declare themselves fully vaccinated in order to forgo face masks and physical distancing while at a WSU location. Here’s how to find where in Workday you can complete your COVID-19 vaccination declaration.

WSU COVID-19 Information

Visit WSU’s website to get the latest information and resources on WSU’s COVID-19 testing and response.

Caring for Self, Caring for Others – Resources

Self-care is more important than ever. Caring for others adds an additional layer of complexity, but self-care continues to remain paramount. Please use these resources to help you on your self-care journey.

Return 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.