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Upcoming workshops and events
The eScience Institute will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, and will be closed all day on Wednesday, July 4, in honor of the Fourth of July holiday.

Join us for one or both of our upcoming Data Science for Social Good happy hours, held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, and Thursday, July 12 in the WRF Data Science Studio.

The eScience Bulletin will be on hiatus next week.
Verbal autopsy research
Abraham Flaxman, senior data science fellow and associate professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and colleagues, have just released a dataset titled "A de-identified database of 11,979 verbal autopsy open-ended responses" on the Gates Open Research website. They write: "We hope that this database will be the source of innovations that increase our knowledge about the causes of ill health and, through this knowledge, produce improvements in health for individuals and populations".
Ariel Rokem, senior data scientist, affiliate Jason Yeatman, and others, have a new preprint out on bioRxiv titled "Applying biophysical models to understand the role of white matter in cognitive development".
In the news
Find slides from senior data science fellow Jeffrey Heer's recent presentation at the Human Computer Interaction Consortium on Agency + Automation as a PDF here.

Affiliate Victoria Meadows was quoted in three articles this week, including Gizmodo's piece "A new NASA-led project means the search for aliens is heating up", UPI's "Research predicts what life on other planets might look like" and IFL Science's piece "We might not recognize alien life when we find it".

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Data Carpentry
There's still space in the Data Carpentry in R session of our summer research computing skills workshop. Register now to reserve your space, half-days Aug. 28 - Aug. 31.
Data Science for Social Good
This year's Data Science for Social Good fellows have been working hard for three weeks now! Here they participate in a tutorial taught by data scientist Joseph Hellerstein. Learn more about this year's projects on our website.
Clean energy
Graduate student Matthew Murbach and others have a new preprint out on ECSarXiv titled "Nonlinear electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of lithium-ion batteries: experimental approach, analysis, and initial findings".
Insight Data Science is a postdoctoral training fellowship that bridges the gap between academia and data science, teaching researchers how to apply their existing analytical skills to big data; applications are now being accepted.
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