- Water@Wayne with Rajesh Bejankiwar, International Joint Commission Windsor - The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
September 3 2015 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
The guest speaker will be Rajesh Bejankiwar, scientific advisor at the IJC. His key areas of research interest include nutrient enrichments, watershed management, surface and groundwater modeling and climate change impacts. He is also a lead author on the IJC’s Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority Report (LEEP). He will present "The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement."
Key Issues impacting the Great Lakes result from storms and erosion; water level extremes and climate change; nutrients, habitat destruction, invasive species and other threats to water quantity and quality, such as an increasing population. The IJC works towards addressing these challenges not only in the Great Lakes Basin, but throughout all transboundary watersheds between Canada and the U. S.
A short reception will immediately follow Rajesh Bejankiwar's presentation.
- Sustainability@Wayne with John Bradburn of General Motors
September 8 2015 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, Setember 8, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be John Bradburn, Global Manager of Waste Reduction at General Motors. The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren.
Mr. Bradburn will present "How good companies become great through multidisciplinary sustainability collaboration." The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested.
This presentation discusses methods for implementing waste reduction programs that impact all aspects of business. Global, regional and local challenges, along with enabling techniques will be discussed that allow sustainable projects to be deployed quickly and efficiently, improving the company’s bottom line, while benefiting society. This is how good companies become great. They inspire creativity and selflessly work on a multidisciplinary basis, mending many disconnects in our world and do so to benefit all societies.
A reception will immediately follow Mr. Bradburn's talk.
- Brain@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Jinsheng Zhang, WSU School of Medicine - Neuromodulation to Suppress Tinnitus
September 9 2015 at 3:00 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Brain@Wayne seminar on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jinsheng Zhang, professor of Otolaryngology at WSU's Schoool of Medicine. The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren.
Dr. Zhang will present "Neuromodulation to Suppress Tinnitus." The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested.
Recently, neuromodulation through direct or indirect approach has shown promising results in relieving tinnitus in both human and animal subjects. It involves stimulation of a variety of peripheral and brain structures. Among these structures modulated, stimulation of the auditory structures has demonstrated robust evidence of tinnitus suppression in both human and animal studies. This talk will present the latest development in human and animal studies, discuss the underlying mechanisms, and address possible translational approaches towards tinnitus suppression.
A reception will immediately follow Dr. Zhang's talk.
- WSU Research Administrators Meeting - September 2015
September 10 2015 at 9:00 AM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
The Sponsored Program Administration office is hosting a quarterly meeting for research administrators. Meetings alternate between main campus and the School of Medicine.
This meeting is a forum to discuss research administration current events, activities and other important topics that assist WSU grant managers across campus. In addition to grant managers, others involved in the grant administration process are invited to attend.
- Laboratory Safety Training
September 10 2015 at 11:00 AM
This training addresses issues related to chemical safety, chemical waste disposal, and emergency procedures in the laboratory. It is required once for all employees who work in a lab with hazardous chemicals. This class combines the former OSHA Laboratory Standard and the Hazardous Waste & Emergency Procedures classes. Topics covered:
Contents of the OSHA Lab Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450)
WSU Chemical Hygiene Plan
Physical and health hazards of chemicals
Safety equipment in the laboratory
Safe handling and storage of chemicals
Safety Data Sheets, Hazard Classification & Labeling
Personal protective equipment
Explanation of EPA, MDEQ, and DOT regulations
Explanation of the WSU Emergency Contingency Plan
Laboratory employee's responsibilities as a hazardous waste generator
Definitions of hazardous waste
Procedures for collection, labeling, storage and removal of waste
Responding to injuries, spills, fires, and other emergencies in the laboratory
Click here to view the Laboatory Safety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!)
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