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Invitation: Data Visualization Final Showcase Event

Data Visualization Final Showcase Event
Wednesday May 10, 2-5pm
Location: Dell 1 building, west entry, Data Science space -
behind Physics and the Curry School of Education

On Wednesday May 10, we invite you to stop by, view, and participate in the Final Showcase for this year’s course in Data Visualization, SARC 5400.

This course in Architecture, taught by myself and Adalie Pierce-McManamon and supported by the UVA Data Science Institute, brings together 76 students across six schools and 19 departments of the university – from Architecture and Urban Planning to Public Policy, Engineering, Computer Science, Political and Social Thought, Data Science, English, History, Economics, Statistics, and more.  Students have been studying visual approaches toward exploration and problem solving through data and information, and the construction of both static and web-dynamic visuals.

Come view and help us celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s class, and explore hands-on their final visuals of “Security and Vulnerability”, this year’s theme, along with a few capstones.  The format will be an open fair of presentations and discussion, so come for as much as you can and stay as long as you are able.

Archives from past years are online here if you want to check them out.

DH@UVa May 2017 Events

Grad Student DH Luncheon

Date: Tues., May 9, 2017, 12-2pm
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421

Please join us for an end-of-year graduate student luncheon next Tuesday, May 9, from 12-2 in Alderman 421. Please register here, and feel free to share this link with other grad students who might be interested in the Digital Humanities.

This event will be co-sponsored by Ron Hutchins, UVa VP for IT, and Collective Biographies of Women (a DH project hosted at IATH; Alison Booth, PI). We’d like to feed you some tasty sandwiches and introduce some information about the DH certificate initiative that is currently in the works.

We’ll also ask (not require!) you to take a brief usability test for the Collective Biographies site. We are happy to share our usability testing technique with you and share a bit of background on how to set up usability testing for yourself if you’re interested.

Sponsoring Organization:
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology
Scholars’ Lab

DH@UVa Mixer: Grading Break

Date: Wed., May 10, 2017, 5-7pm
Location: Brooks Hall Commons (Anthropology Building)

Sponsoring Organization: Office of the Dean of the Library

To learn more about DH@UVa, click here.

Jefferson’s Original Law Books Soon Will Be One Click Away

Soon, an online library of 375 books hand-picked by, Thomas Jefferson, the founder of both the University of Virginia and its School of Law will be one click away.

To read more, click here.

Register Today: ARCS Summer Education Series

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April 11, 2017: Governor’s Data Analytics Summit in Charlottesville: Turning a Commonwealth of Data into Actionable Value

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Boar’s Head Inn, Charlottesville, VA
The summit is co-hosted by the University of Virginia’s Data Science Institute

This year’s summit will feature a lineup of distinguished and insightful speakers and panelists who will discuss how to unlock the value of data with the use of analytics to support an agency’s mission, solve challenges, and answer burning questions. Attendees will obtain practical knowledge about identifying and scoping challenges to solve with data analytics, how to get data analytic projects off the ground to completion, and where to get resources.

Attendees will also learn about workforce implications, data sharing options, data ethics and privacy, open data, and the future of data analytics including Internet of Things, big data analytics, machine learning, and predictive analytics.

Registration is only open to Virginia state and local government employees. An email will be sent when the online registration is open in early February. Seating is limited, so register early.

For more information, click here.