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Upcoming workshops and events
The eScience Institute will close at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 21, and will be closed through Nov. 25 in honor of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lunch for the postdocs and grad students will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from noon 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 UWIN/eScience Working Group in Neuroinformatics will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the Health Sciences Building, room G-207 at 1 p.m.

Anthony Arendt, senior research scientist, will lead a data sharing agreements discussion at the next Community Seminar, Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118.

The Data Science Studies Working Group will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio. Guests Emily M. Bender and Andrew S. Hoffman will help us explore the theme of “Domains and the data sciences.”

The Satellite Image Analysis Special Interest Group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the studio.
Publication
Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, is the co-author of a new paper published in Nature titled "Late Middle Pleistocene Levallois stone-tool technology in southwest China." Find a related story in The Smithsonian's "A fresh look at these stone tools reveals a new chapter of ancient Chinese history."
Equity research
A study on student out-of-school opportunities released this fall by the eScience Institute Data Science for Social Good program and the UW Center on Reinventing Publication is featured in Chalkbeat's article "Here’s which Denver students lose out on summer enrichment."
In the news
Thaisa Way, data science fellow, is the author of an article in The Conversation titled "Parks help cities – but only if people use them."

Jacob Schreiber, IGERT graduate student, has been awarded a second NumFOCUS grant to develop pomegranate, a package for flexible probabilistic modeling in Python.

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

Data Science Seminar
Justin Kitzes (U. of Pittsburgh) will offer our next Data Science Seminar on "Measuring and predicting biodiversity loss on a changing planet,” Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in PAA  A118.
Data Science for Social Good
Interested in having your project chosen for the Data Science for Social Good program? Attend an information session on proposal submission Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the studio.
Video
Find the recent Data Science Seminar "Digital biomarkers: Do they hold promise for better neuropsychiatric disease detection?" by Reza Hosseini Ghomi on our YouTube channel.
Blog
Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions, is the author of the blog piece "Moonlighting in oceanography: our work with the Regional Cabled Array."
Course
Register now for STAT 180, Introduction to Data Science, being taught in the winter 2019 quarter.
Conference
Portland's OpenCon satellite conference, which aims to support efforts to make scholarship more open, inclusive, and accessible, is accepting registrations.
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