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Upcoming workshops and events
Join us for a happy hour with Data Science for Social Good fellows, data scientists and project leads this Thursday, June 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. All are welcome to attend.

Register now to attend the webcast "Discussion and responses to the report on sexual harassment of women", which will examine research conducted in part by Ed Lazowska, founding director. The webcast will be on Tuesday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Data science fellow Emily Fox will present at the 2018 GeekWire Cloudtech Summit on Wednesday, June 27 in Bellevue; registration is required.
Data Science for Social Good
Get the scoop on this year's Data Science for Social Good projects, which focus on automatic detection of hurricane damage from satellite images, differences in transportation access and efficiency across the city of Seattle, and assessing how out-of-school resources affect educational outcomes, on our website.
Brain research
Senior data scientist Ariel Rokem, affiliate Jason Yeatman, and others have a new paper published in Nature Communications titled "Rapid and widespread white matter plasticity during an intensive reading intervention". A comprehensive article on this research was published on UW Today titled "Teachers are brain engineers’: UW study shows how intensive instruction changes brain circuitry in struggling readers" and The Wall Street Journal and KNKX.org (NPR) also covered the story.
In the news
Congratulations to senior data science fellows Carlos GuestrinJeffrey Heer and Noah Smith who have been promoted to full professors in the Computer Science and Engineering Department.

Noah Brenowitz, postdoctoral fellow, is a co-author on an article published in the American Geophysical Union journal titled "Prognostic validation of a neural network unified physics parameterization".

Affiliate Rory Barnes is quoted in The New York Times' piece "Summer solstice 2018: the search for life in the galaxy".

Please submit items for the weekly newsletter to rebrooks@uw.edu by noon on Thursday for inclusion in the regular Friday mailing.

Data Science Seminar
Shou-De Lin, professor of computer science and information engineering, (National Taiwan University) will provide our next Data Science Seminar on "Can machines do more than learning" Wednesday, June 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118. Abstract and bio here.
College of Education
eScience data scientist Jose Hernandez is featured in the UW College of Education's piece "Alum taps the power of data to find solutions".
Human Centered Design & Engineering
Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions, is quoted in the article "HCDE students experiment with innovative tools for data visualization", which reports on the use of JupyterHub as a cloud-based curriculum tool, sponsored in part by our partner, the West Big Data Innovation Hub.
Theater
Join Robin Brooks, communications associate, for an evening of short play readings Sunday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Parliament Tavern. Brooks' play "Dear Aaron Hernandez" will be featured.
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