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February 2022

Abbey Speaker Series: Science and Democracy

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Does politics belong in the laboratory? Is science inevitably political or does politics hinder good research? As the 12th largest research institution in North America, this discussion is paramount at UNC-Chapel Hill. On February 8th at 5:30 p.m., the UNC Program for Public Discourse and General Alumni Association bring together scientists from academia and publishing for Science and Democracy, an online Abbey Speaker Series event exploring the interplay of science and politics.

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TRiRODS: February 2022

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual

TRiRODS is a local meetup for iRODS users and developers in the RDU area. TRiRODS works to build a strong sense of community, to offer a space for collaboration and sharing of individual implementations of iRODS, and to further the work on a hardened version of the code. If you are interested in sharing your work at one of our quarterly meetings, please email info@irods.org.

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Precision Medicine Approaches to Addressing COVID-19 | Mini-symposium and Forum

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Join the UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Healthcare (PPMH) for Precision Health @UNC: Precision Medicine Approaches to Addressing COVID-19, a free virtual mini-symposium on Wednesday February 23, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00pm ET. At this interactive event, you will engage in discussion with leading Precision Medicine researchers at UNC. COVID-19 has presented enormous challenges to society. Scientists and clinicians across many disciplines have worked to mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19. This mini-symposium will feature 3 presentations focusing on how…

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Carolina Data Science Now: Tackling Underrepresentation with Data Science

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

On February 24 at 12 PM, please join Carolina Data Science Now for “Tackling Underrepresentation with Data Science.” The event will feature three lightning talks by professors and researchers in UNC-Chapel Hill’s academic community, centered around how data science is used across different disciplines to address underrepresentation. Speakers will include Deen Freelon, Andrés Hincapié, and Matt Jansen. These talks will be followed by a guided panel, an opportunity for questions and answers with the speakers, and a discussion with the data science…

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Womxn in Tech Week 2022

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - March 4 @ 12:45 pm
Department of Computer Science at UNC-CH, 201 S Columbia St
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join the UNC Department of Computer Science for a week of celebration and acknowledgement of womxn in tech, including an opening reception, interest sessions, keynote, and social events hosted by student clubs. RENCI’s Isma Gilani will participate in a panel called, “Womxn in Tech as a Movement Beyond Numbers” on March 3 at 5 PM ET.

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March 2022

From Outlier to Insider – A Networking Event with Data Science Professionals | 2022

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual

The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) will host a networking event for students from around North Carolina interested in careers in analytics and data science. Don't miss this opportunity for one-on-one conversations with employers seeking your skill set, project experience, and motivation to push the needle forward in data science and data analytics. Join hiring representatives for casual conversations in the lounge area and browse their corporate materials in the booth section of Airmeet. We're scheduling time for "speed…

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Carolina Data Science Now: Transforming Youth Advocacy

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

On March 24 at 12 PM (EST), please join Carolina Data Science Now for “Transforming Youth Advocacy.” The event will feature three lightning talks by professors and researchers in UNC-Chapel Hill’s academic community, centered around how data science tools are applied to create safe, enriching environments for the growth and development of minors. Speakers will include Iheoma Iruka (Public Policy & FPG Child Development Institute), Milton Suggs (FPG Child Development Institute), and Emily Putnam-Hornstein (School of Social Work). These talks…

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Datathon for Women of Color

March 28 - April 25
Virtual

The South Big Data Hub will join HerWILL (Women Inspired in Life and Leadership) for the “First Ever Datathon for Women of Color,” a competition preceded by four weeks of Data Science Basic workshops on Machine Learning, Databases, Data Scrubbing, and Data Science Opportunities with some of the top industry leaders in innovation, business, and technology from local, national, and international arenas. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a data science basics workshop, a datathon, and an awards…

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Spring 2022 Conference on AI and Knowledge Work

March 31 @ 9:00 am - April 1 @ 1:00 pm
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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In celebration of the school’s 90th Anniversary, please join the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) for its second Conference on AI and Knowledge Work. The Conference will take place with face-to-face and virtual components over a two-day period.

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April 2022

NCDS Lunch and Learn: How to Be An Antiracist Researcher

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

Antiracist researchers combat inequality and racism by conceptualizing, implementing, and disseminating research that dismantles racism, oppression, discrimination, and structural inequalities. This presentation offers participants an opportunity to learn how to engage in antiracist research by presenting a counter-narrative to the traditional conceptualization and implementation of research with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). During our time together, the panelists will  define antiracist research offer unique principles for conducting antiracist research present challenges the antiracist researcher will encounter offer practical…

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