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Upcoming workshops and events
"The information war: fake news, privacy and big data", a panel discussion featuring Jevin West, data science fellow, Kate Starbird, affiliate, and Ryan Calo (law) with moderator Bill Howe, will be held at ImpactHub on Monday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Next week, Sept. 18 - 22, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope group will be holding their summer school in the WRF Data Science Studio.

Save the date: our Fall Welcome Event will be held on Monday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Studio. All are welcome to join.
The Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative applies data science to urban social issues through programs at the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington; watch a video featuring the DSSG program and UW students, staff and faculty on YouTube.
The Institute's creation of a peer-review process for open data and open materials badges is featured on the Opening Reproducible Research website. 
In the news
Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, was quoted in KUOW's piece "Three driving tips to make Seattle traffic slightly less awful".

Jevin West had an opinion piece published in The Seattle Times titled "How to fine-tune your BS meter" and he was also featured in their article "UW panel on battling fake news" 'Think more, share less". He was also interviewed on Lifehacker.

Jacob Schreiber, IGERT graduate student, has created documentation updates and an improved FAQ section for using Pomegranate.

Shwetak Patel, affiliate, and others have been recognized with the Ubicomp 10-Year Impact Award.

The work of Dan Suciu, affiliate, is referenced in GeekWire's article "Amperity reveals marketing data platform and Microsoft partnership as it aims to become Seattle’s next great startup".

Kate Starbird, affiliate, was quoted in Computerworld's article "Disinformation as a service? DaaS not good!".

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DSSG in the news
Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) co-sponsor Microsoft highlighted the program in their piece "Students ‘create something really incredible’ in broader aim to help two cross-border cities thrive together".
Jeffrey Heer, senior data science fellow, has won the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Visualization Technical Achievement Award
Jesse Piedfort, grants manager, will be moving on to a new position at the Sierra Club. We are grateful for his contributions and wish him all the best in his new role.
Education webinar
Join the second Data & the Digital Divide webinar, which will highlight efforts that build data science education capacity outside of the context of traditional curricular development. Sarah Stone, executive director, will discuss our DSSG program.
Job opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley, is currently accepting applications for a new executive director for the Berkeley Institute for Data Science.
Scientific Data is inviting submissions that release data underlying influential research papers, for potential inclusion in a special collection to highlight the value that older datasets can have for current research.
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