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Faculty CAN (Coffee & Networking): BIG DATA, Machine Learning, and Frontiers of Data Science



Abstract networks of coffee cups. Original image here.

TODAY at noon in Phillips 411. CCAS Faculty CAN (Coffee And Networking) event of interest to digital humanists!

Faculty Coffee and Networking (Faculty CAN)

Title: Big Data, Machine Learning, and Frontiers of  Data Science
Date / Time: Wednesday, November 16, 12 – 1pm
Location: Phillips 411
Sign Up: Registration site (optional but encouraged)

Event Description: The explosion of data is rapidly changing our everyday life and is impacting every aspect of our society, including higher education. This leads to a great deal of needs for university faculty to work together to explore fresh ideas, to develop new tools to understand big data, and to produce the next generation of workforce for the society.  Over the past several years, our colleagues have already worked together to obtain fruitful results, including the creation of the Data MASTER Program, the new Master of Data Science Program, as well as several university seminars related to data-driven computation.  With that, we would like to invite you for a gathering so we can learn each other’s interests in this direction and explore collaborative opportunities.

Private Bodies/Public Encounters: Disability Comes of Age at GWU

Throughout the month of October, the Digital Humanities Institute was proud to co-sponsor a series entitled “Private Bodies/Public Encounters: Disability Comes of Age at GWU” [access the series flyer here and more info on our Facebook page]. This series featured award-winning novelist/playwright Susan R. Nussbaum, Krip Hop artist/activist/scholar Leroy F. Moore, Jr., and filmmaker Patricia Berne. Pushed forward by David T. Mitchell (English), Sharon Snyder (Women’s Studies), and a bulwark of faculty, the congress of departments and institutions are staking a claim for the future of disability studies in Washington, DC. As a result, students, staff, and faculty experienced some of the amazing talents and insightful works of crip/queer culture!

For a detailed overview of these events, see the posting by M Bychowski (DH Grad Assistant) in her Transliterature blog.

The series was co-sponsored by Disability Support Services, English, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Women’s Studies, Africana Studies, Writing Program, and the GW Digital Humanities Institute.