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Feb. 15 deadline for food-energy-water collaboration

PULLMAN, Wash. – Interdisciplinary research teams poised to address food-energy-water (FEW) system challenges are encouraged to submit a proposal by Feb. 15 to participate in a tri-state workshop April 10-11. » More …

WSU Scientist wins grant for work on addiction

PULLMAN — A WSU scientist has been awarded more than $4 million from the state’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund, for efforts to develop programs for treatment of substance abuse and mental illness in Washington’s rural areas.

John Roll, associate dean of research at the WSU College of Nursing in Spokane, was awarded $4,048,617 for his project, “Program of Excellence in Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse,” which aims to develop treatment protocols tailored to the state’s rural residents.

The winning proposal was among four selected from 29 proposals submitted by researchers across the state. All proposals were evaluated and … » More …

Current issuesthroughout WSU

Parking zone comments solicited
The parking and transportation task force is inviting public comment on proposed parking zone changes that, if implemented, would take effect prior to the start of the fall 2008 semester.

 

The university community can review the proposed changes and submit comments ONLINE @ www.wsu.edu/parking.
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or more information, contact Chris Boyan, 335-2950.

Mom’s Weekend luau (Photo by WSU Photo Services)

 

Mom’s weekend calendar deadline Feb. 26
Mom’s Weekend is April … » More …

Grant proposals sought for innovative ideas

The Office of Undergraduate Education is seeking grant proposals for “innovative ideas to enhance learning and teaching at WSU.”  The deadline to submit proposals is March 21.

Up to eight grants of a maximum of $5,000 each will be awarded. It is expected that recipients should be notified by April 30.

Funding comes from the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment, established when WSU President Sam Smith retired in 2000.  By funding projects that can serve as models to other faculty at WSU and nationally, the endowment seeks to increase WSU’s capacity to engage in continuous improvement of its educational … » More …

College merger report goes to provost

The six-member faculty committee charged with recommending whether the College of Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts should be merged into a single College of Arts and Sciences sent its report and recommendation to the office of the provost and the president’s office just before Thanksgiving.

John Paznokas, chair of the committee, referred all questions regarding the recommendation to the provost’s office. Provost Robert Bates said earlier this week that he had not yet had time to review the document and was not ready to release it.

Ken Struckmeyer, chair of the Faculty Senate, said he can see arguments on both sides. If merging … » More …

Register for grant workshop

The WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center will host a seminar, “Strategies for Winning Grant Proposals,” on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Coordinated by the Office of Grant and Research Development, the seminar costs $75; $95 after Oct. 20 and $50 for graduate students (limited seating). Register online by visiting www.ogrd.wsu.edu/workshops.asp.The morning session will feature discussion by Eric Shulenberger on how successful proposals are researched, designed and crafted. Shulenberger, with the University of Washington Graduate School, regularly teaches proposal strategy, tactics and writing. In the afternoon a panel of representatives from regional foundations will give strategic keys of successful grant proposals. More information is available online … » More …

Grant proposals accepted by Washington Technology Center

The Washington Technology Center is currently accepting proposals for its fall 2006 Research and Technology Development (RTD) Awards program. To attract applicants from Eastern Washington, WTC is hosting one-hour information sessions on the RTD grants program at Washington State University on Aug. 30 from 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.   WTC awards up to $1.2 million in grant funding annually through this program. RTD grants are awarded to collaborative research teams comprised of a Washington company and an eligible university or nonprofit research partner. Project teams can receive up to $100,000 for initial proof-of-concept projects and up to $300,000 total for multi-phase projects. The grants are … » More …

Grant/award Gateway database training set

Grant/award proposal and management training on the Gateway database will be available for faculty and staff employees regularly from the Office of Grant and Research Development beginning this month.Training topics will include searches, proposal reports, award reports, status lookups, acronym clarification, online reviewer options, electronic distribution and more.Location for the following sessions will be Neill 416; times are all 3-4:30 p.m.:• Thursday, March 23• Thursday, June 22• Wednesday, Sept. 27• Wednesday, Dec. 6Sign up at www.ogrd.wsu.edu/workshops.asp.

Environment school, center proposed

A third major proposal by the university’s Committee on Academic Structure (CAS) calls for the creation of a school of environment and a multidisciplined environmental research center. The proposal, which could affect 18 departments across the state, will be up for public discussion at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. The CAS, formed in 2004 by the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost, was assigned to suggest ways that the university’s academic system could be realigned to make it more effective and efficient. The committee’s previous two proposals, addressing the creation of a Division of Health Sciences and reorganization of the College of Liberal … » More …

Universities propose joint budget to Regents

For the first time, Washington State University will present to the state Legislature a joint budget proposal developed with the University of Washington.“I’ve never seen two independent universities and boards come together to propose something like this,” said V. Lane Rawlins, WSU president. “We started out with efforts to cooperate to maximize our resources. UW is a good ally for us,” he said.“We recognize our commonality of interest and shared commitment to the state,” added Mark A. Emmert, UW president, while in Pullman late last month for a press conference and joint Board of Regents meeting, as well as the Apple Cup football game.That shared … » More …