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Upcoming workshops and events
This weekend (March 4 - 5), the eScience Institute will host Brainhack Global, a neuroscience hackathon, in the the WRF Data Science Studio.

The Reproducibility Working Group will meet Tuesday, Mar. 7, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio. Dave Rocamora (Amazon Web Services), Jenny Muilenberg (UW Libraries), and Noelle Nightingale and Brent Bell (UW IHME) will present.

On Tuesday, Mar. 7, the Python in Geosciences Group will meet in the Studio from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This will be a hands-on, interactive session.

The Data Science Studies Working Group Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 8, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio. The talk will be on "Democratizing data science: Perspectives from the Community Data Science Workshop and Software Carpentry".

The Education Working Group will meet in the Studio on Wednesday, Mar. 8, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be in the Studio on Thursday, Mar. 9, at 12 p.m. Emma Fuller will discuss Granular. 

Professor Bing Brunton will speak at the Community Seminar on "Privacy and Security for Medical Records", Thursday, Mar. 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Architecture Hall, room 147.
New endowed professorship
The UW's Computer Science & Engineering department has announced the creation of the Guestrin Endowed Professorship in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, named after Carlos Guestrin, eScience data science fellow and faculty member. The $1 million endowment will help with recruitment and retention efforts in this expanding field. More at The Seattle Times and The Verge.
In the news
Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in Geekwire's article "How the tech industry uses H-1B visas and what could change under President Trump".

Affiliate Kate Starbird is listed as a co-author on the new paper "A closer look at the self-correcting crowd: Examining corrections in online rumors".

Jevin West, data science fellow, is quoted in Big Think's article "'Calling Bullshit' is the college course for our times - here's how you can take it online".

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

International partnership
Coverage of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative partnership between the UW and the University of British Columbia continued this week, with features in Crosscut, Metro VancouverKGMI News, and the iSchool.
Docathon
Drop in for the Docathon, March 6 - 9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Studio, and learn best practices for your documentation.
Transportation
Mark Hallenbeck, data science fellow, was interviewed on KUOW on Seattle's recent overturned tanker crash, and he was quoted in The Seattle Times on the Commute Trip Reduction Efficiency Act.
Recent happenings
Jenny Muilenburg, steering committee member, was interviewed on KNKX for their Feb. 24 article "'Data Rescue' event at University Of Washington this weekend".
Milestone
Happy 50th anniversary to the UW's Computer Science and Engineering Department!
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