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Upcoming workshops and events
The final postdocs and graduate students lunch of the quarter will be on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Emily Kalah Gade will present on “What counts as terrorism: an examination of US mass shootings.”

The UW Institute for Neuroengineering(UWIN)/eScience Working Group in Neuroinformatics will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room G-207.

Reminders: the studio will be closed Dec. 24 - 26 and Jan. 1 for the holidays. Our office hours will continue through next week, and then will be on hiatus through the quarterly break. They will resume on Jan. 7.
Data Then and Now
We are soliciting applications for guest speakers for Data Then and Now, a new invited lecture series at the UW that resides at the intersection of data science and Science and Technology Studies (STS). This series is a collaboration between the eScience Institute, the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering, and the Science, Technology and Society Studies program.
Winter School
The eScience Institute is offering a non-credit course titled Winter School on Data Science Tools, which is open to students and lecturers in Global/Public Health, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Social Work, International Relations and Business Management, who are interested in developing basic skills and knowledge of the tools used in data science.
In the news
A previously published essay highlighting the out-of-school enrichment work accomplished through our Data Science for Social Good program was published this week in The 74.

Senior data science fellow Mario Juric, postdoctoral fellow V. Zach Golkhou, and others, have a new paper in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific titled "The Zwicky Transient Facility alert distribution system."

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is interviewed in KUOW's piece "Seattle squeeze" (second item down) and he was quoted in Seattle Magazine's "Will congestion pricing help Seattle's traffic mess?" 

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

Award nomination
David Beck, director of research, has been nominated for a Distinguished Teaching Award, which "recognizes [his] stellar contribution to teaching, learning, and discovery in and beyond the classroom." This is the highest teaching distinction a faculty member can receive at the UW.
UWIN seminar
Tom Daniel, senior data science fellow, and Chris Rudell (Electrical and Computer Engineering) will speak at an upcoming UWIN seminar on Dec. 12 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in HUB, room 337. Find titles and abstracts here.
Data Science Seminar
Find a recording of recent Data Science Seminar speaker Justin Kitzes' talk "Measuring and predicting biodiversity loss on a changing planet" on YouTube.
Computer Science and Engineering
Congratulations to Dr. Nancy X.R. Wang for defending her thesis on “Brains in the wild.” Dr. Wang is the first PhD student to graduate from data science fellow Bing Brunton's lab. 
Conference
Apply now to attend The Workshop in Environmental Economics and Data Science, held in Portland, OR, Mar. 29 -30.
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