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Thursday, January 6 @4 pm
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Online

Bestselling author Nir Eyal has constructed a framework for designing better products. He will share his years of research in this practical webinar.

Monday, January 10 @3:10 pm
CySER Virtual Seminar — Deepfakes and Cybersecurity Concerns
Workshop / Seminar
Online

Deepfakes are real and a real threat to organizations all over the world, including government organizations. Categorizing deepfakes is important and allows for separating this technology into positive and negative realms.

Wednesday, January 12 @6 pm
Rocket League Game Night
Recreational / Games
Online

Join us for some Rocket League during spring Week of Welcome! We will be hosting Rocket League pickup games on Wednesday, January 12th at 6pm PST. No previous experience required and all skill levels welcome.

Tuesday, January 18 @12:30 pm
Caring cougar cards – systemwide MLK service project
Community Service
Online

Join WSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as we come together both in-person at each campus and on Zoom, to create cards to give to local community partners across the nation—community partners such as local hospitals, teen shelters, assisted living homes, etc.

Tuesday, January 18 @1 pm
EECS Colloquium: Efficient resilience in processor design – from cloud servers to connected cars by Karthik V. Swaminathan, IBM Research
Online

From autonomous vehicles to hybrid cloud and mainframe systems, Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) is fast becoming a first-class consideration alongside performance and energy-optimal execution in the design and functioning of the constituent processors. This has resulted in an increased push towards Efficient Resilience as the predominant design paradigm for these processors.

Tuesday, January 18 @2 pm
Realizing the Beloved Community at WSU
Online

Self-care and advocacy session commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in solidarity with National Day of Racial Healing
Facilitator: Obie Ford III

Wednesday, January 19 @11:10 am
EECS Colloquium: Explainable human-AI interaction for sequential decision support
Online

For AI-powered systems to be truly successful in practical and everyday scenarios, it is not just enough for these systems to generate optimized decisions, but they need to be capable of working and collaborating with users from all walks of life. One major requirement for developing such systems is the need to imbue them with the ability to effectively model the expectations of their users, and to be capable of explaining their decisions and the rationale behind them in intuitive terms when such expectations cannot be met.

Wednesday, January 19 @4:30 pm
Cannupa Hanska Luger, virtual artist talk
Online

Cannupa Hanska Luger is a New Mexico based multidisciplinary artist who uses social collaboration in response to timely and site-specific issues. Raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold and is of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota and European descent.

Friday, January 21 @12:10 pm
EECS Lunch and Learn with Industry series: Q & A with women of engineering
Online

Interested to learn more about an engineering career, from the perspective of five women with decades of experience in engineering? Bring your questions to this open Q&A panel event. Get advice. Network. This event is sponsored by EECS, however, please invite friends pursuing STEM careers who also may be interested.

Tuesday, January 25 @3 pm
Uncomfortable Conversations w/ Emmanuel Acho: Interracial dating and the backlash that comes with it
Workshop / Seminar
Online

Interracial couple and gold medalists, Lindsey Vonn & P.K Subban, join Rachel Lindsay (the first black bachelorette) & her husband Bryan Abasolo to have an Uncomfortable Conversation about interracial dating and the backlash that has come with it. Lindsey Vonn speaks about fighting for acceptance from black women, as Rachel confesses to formerly being that ignorant judgmental woman.

Wednesday, January 26 @11:10 am
EECS Colloquium: Collaborative machine learning via model fusion, by Nghia Hoang
Online

The classic machine learning (ML) paradigm involves algorithms that learn from centralized data, possibly pooled together from multiple data sources. The computations involved may be done on a single machine or farmed out to a cluster of machines but are inherently restricted within the availability of in-house resources. As a result, such algorithms often fail to utilize the computation and communication capability of their entire ecosystem to support their ever-growing scales.

Wednesday, January 26 @12 pm
Career Trek with Starbucks
Careers / Jobs
Online

Have you ever wondered how innovation works at Starbucks?
Or what STEM roles exist at Starbucks, particularly in engineering?
Come join us for an interactive virtual event in January hosted by the Starbucks R&D team.

Wednesday, January 26 @12 pm
Uncomfortable Conversations w/ Emmanuel Acho: Mental Health doesn’t discriminate w/ Lil Wayne
Workshop / Seminar
Online

5-time Grammy award winner, Lil Wayne, opens up for the first time ever about the details of his attempted suicide at age 12. He discusses his lifelong mental health struggles in a brave and vulnerable conversation with Emmanuel Acho. Listen as Wayne speaks with a transparency that we’ve never seen before. If you, or anyone else you know, has ever struggled with anxiety, depression, loneliness or any other mental health challenges – this is for you.

Thursday, January 27 @4 pm
Info-Session “NUWC Keyport WSU Alumni Q&A”
Careers / Jobs
Online

Come chat with WSU Alumni to learn about the exciting technologies and career opportunities available at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport Washington. Hear their stories as WSU Alumni finding their fit in the workforce.

Friday, January 28 @11 am
Dr. Xyanthe Neider – Anti-Racism Training
Workshop / Seminar
Online

This session will illuminate anti-Black racism in order to see the historical rootedness as the thread that is interwoven through current policies, practices, and pedagogies. The facilitator will discuss why it is important to center antiracist work on deeply understanding anti-Black racism and focusing on Black students to begin the liberatory work that lies ahead.

Monday, January 31 @4:30 pm
Uncomfortable Conversations w/ Emmanuel Acho: Conversation with Police
Workshop / Seminar
Online

Emmanuel Acho sits down with police officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA. They discuss polarizing topics like defunding the police, Black Lives Matter, and accountability in the police force surrounding the tragic deaths of black civilians. This is not a conversation you want to skip!