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Events

Water@Wayne with Rajesh Bejankiwar, International Joint Commission Windsor - The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
September 3 2015 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
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." Abstract: 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
Welcome Center
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. Abstract: 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 with Dr. Jinsheng Zhang, WSU School of Medicine - Neuromodulation to Suppress Tinnitus
September 9 2015 at 3:00 PM
Welcome Center
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 the WSU 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. Abstract: 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.
Fellowship and Grant Proposal Writing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Workshop
September 11 2015 at 1:00 PM
5057 Woodward
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to a Fellowship and Grant Proposal Writing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Workshop on Friday, September 11, 2015, 1-3 PM in 5057 Woodward (corner of Woodward and Putnam), 6th floor, Conference Room A.During this session, we will be reviewing and providing feedback on participants’ draft proposals that will be provided to all participants in advance of the session. This is an invaluable way to improve your proposal before it goes to the external agency. Successful grant and fellowship proposals will be circulated to participants prior to the workshop to allow for prepared observations and questions to be discussed during this session; however, the main emphasis of this session will be to workshop for participants’ draft proposals. This workshop is led by Arthur F. Marotti, Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Wayne State University. Dr. Marotti is the recipient of research fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1975-76), The American Council of Learned Societies (1988-89), and The National Endowment for the Humanities (2000 and 2005-6). In addition, he has been co-Principal Investigator on two federal grants (2002-7, 2007-10) from the Department of Education to fund bilateral exchanges of students and faculty with Brazilian universities. This workshop is open to WSU faculty and is FREE. Registration is required by September 5, 2015. Materials to be read for the workshop will be emailed to participants in advance.  After registering, if you would like your grant proposal to be reviewed at this workshop, please send proposals to Sarah James at sjames@wayne.edu by September 5, 2015. If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Sarah James at sjames@wayne.edu.
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