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Upcoming workshops and events
Geohackweek will be happening on the Seattle campus Monday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 14.

As part of Geohackweek, Professor Matt Hansen (University of Maryland) will give a public lecture on "High-resolution global maps of 21st century forest cover change" Tuesday, Sept. 11. Join for a reception at 4:30 p.m. in AND 207, and the talk from 5 to 6 p.m. in AND 223.
Women in science
Cecilia Aragon (center), senior data science fellow, is featured in Mashable's article "Latinas hold only 2% of STEM jobs. These five women are working to fix that." 

Aragon will serve on the "Online fandom: boldly going where few CSCW researchers have gone before" panel at the 21st Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) in New York City; learn how to participate here.
In the news
The work of affiliate Curtis Deutsch is featured in the Associated Press article (highlighted here in The New York Times) "Global warming could spur more and hungrier crop-eating bugs."

Affiliate Kate Starbird is the co-author of a new CSCW paper titled "Assembling strategic narratives: information operations as collaborative work within an online community."

Elaine Okanyene Nsoesie, former Data Science for Social Good project lead, is the co-author of a new paper explored in Forbes' "How Artificial Intelligence estimates obesity levels from Google map photos," and the work is featured in Quartz's piece "Artificial intelligence can estimate an area’s obesity levels by analyzing its buildings."

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

Award
Michael Beyeler, postdoctoral fellow, has received the National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award, the purpose of which is to to "increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators."
Newsletter
By, for, and about the data science research community, the New York University Data Science Community Newsletter is informative and engaging; sign up here to receive it weekly.
Open data
A new Google search engine called Dataset Search has been released with the intent to "help researchers locate online data that is freely available for use." Learn more in the Nature article "Google unveils search engine for open data."
Job opportunities
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is hiring for several data-related positions, including analysts, postdoctoral fellows and a graduate research student assistant.
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