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Upcoming workshops and events
Our Winter Incubator final presentations will be on Tuesday, Mar. 14, from 9:30 to 11:40 a.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. A light reception will follow. Learn more about this year's projects here.

The eScience Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 15, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.
Philanthropy
Paul G. Allen and Microsoft have created a combined $50 million endowment for the University of Washington, and the Board of Regent voted Thursday to establish the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, elevating the department to a school. Ed Lazowska, eScience founding director, offered remarks for the occasion.
DSSG paper accepted
The paper "A tool for estimating and visualizing poverty maps", co-written by project lead Afra Mashhadi, 2016 Data Science for Social Good fellows Myeong Lee, Imam Subkhan, Carlos Espino, Rachael Dottle and data scientist Ariel Rokem, has been accepted for oral presentation at NetMob 2017 in Milan, Italy.
In the news
The Daily covered the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative, a new urban data partnership between the UW and the University of British Columbia.

The Together UW video “155 Years of Changing the World” highlights a photo of Ed Lazowska as an influencer.

Fellow Mark Hallenbeck was quoted in USA Today's article "Waze and other traffic dodging apps prompt cities to game the algorithms" and in The Seattle Times' article "Do Uber, Lyft worsen Seattle’s traffic congestion?"

Fellow Jevin West's Calling BS webpage has a new tool called "The principle of proportional ink".

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

Neurohackweek
Applications for this September's Neurohackweek are currently being accepted - submit now!
SciPy Conference
Fellow Jake VanderPlas is co-chairing the astronomy and astrophysics symposium at the July SciPy2017 conference in Texas - registration is now open.
International Women's Day
eScience Co-Executive Directors Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone made Urban@UW's list of "brilliant [female] change-makers" with whom they collaborate.
Blog
Fellow Joe Hellerstein has a new blog post on UC Berkeley's blog 'Rise' titled "Metadata megafail: Messing up your data strategy in 3 easy steps".
Neuroscience
Michael Beyeler, postdoctoral fellow, Ariel Rokem, data science fellow, and others have a new pre-print on bioRxiv titled "Learning to see again: Biological constraints on cortical plasticity and the implications for sight restoration technologies".
Grant opportunity
Microsoft is funding a new grant opportunity for under-represented students in the tech sector; applications due April 7.
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