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Upcoming workshops and events
The eScience Institute will be closing at 2 p.m. today (Friday, Aug. 31), and will be closed all day on Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday. Have a good weekend!

The first of three Postdoc Career Development Lunches will happen on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Preregistration was required. Tom Daniel and Bernease Herman will be hosting the lunch.

The staff Fall Planning Meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Studio from 2 to 4 p.m.
Find a playlist of all the recorded NeuroHackademy seminars, panel discussions and final presentations on our YouTube channel. Information on web technologies, neuroethics, an introduction to Python, and fostering open communities are a sampling of what you'll find. Additional related resources found on the schedule.
You can also find a playlist of a dozen videos filmed during our Oceanhackweek event. Topics include the Ocean Observatories Initiative, Git and GitHub, data visualization tools, and much more.
In the news
New York University released a press release titled "Physicists find way to address field’s 'big data' gap"; the piece explores a new paper on the collaborative creation of hackweeks. UW data scientists Daniela Huppenkothen, Anthony ArendtAriel Rokem, and Jake VanderPlas and others are co-authors on the paper.

Affiliate Rory Barnes was quoted in Cosmos Magazine's article "Water worlds are abundant in the universe, researchers say."

Former Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project lead Elaine Okanyene Nsoesie, has co-authored a new paper on JAMA Network titled "Use of deep learning to examine the association of the built environment with prevalence of neighborhood adult obesity."

Sivan Tuchman, former DSSG project lead, has written a blog post on the Center on Reinventing Public Education's website titled "In Washington state, new choices for students with disabilities."

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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, as part of Geohackweek. 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 Data Science
A team of students is starting the Registered Student Organization "Women In Data Science, University of Washington Chapter." Open to all, you can learn more and join by filling out their Google form.
Thaisa Way, data science fellow, is the co-author of an opinion piece published by The Seattle Times titled "Standards versus standardization in higher education."
Genome science
Cecilia Noecker, IGERT graduate student, is the co-author on a new preprint published on bioRxiv titled "Defining and evaluating microbial contributions to metabolite variation in microbiome-metabolome association studies."
The work of affiliate Hedy Lee is featured in the UW News press release "New study finds police-related fatalities may occur twice as often as reported."
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