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Google is Putting its Massive Amount of Health and Disease Data to Use

Consumers flock to Google to learn about health conditions like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. In recent years, the search engine has been looking for ways to put its growing volume of health data to use. Google's News Lab, which is designed to help journalists and researchers use Google tools for storytelling and understanding data, introduced a new tool this week specifically focused on health care and disease. On the...

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What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data

Google News Lab is inviting artists and designers to dig into its massive trove of data about what the world Googles.  Data journalists work at the crossroads of reportage and visual creativity. They tell stories by shaping information like journalists do, but they communicate through visceral and compelling visuals. The same can be said of data artists, who emphasize the illustrative qualities of visualization over facts and...

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Disaster Relief Mapathon at UM Libraries 9/29/17

Disaster Relief Mapathon at UM Libraries   The University of Miami Libraries are looking at the experience of our neighbors in Puerto Rico and Mexico and are seeking appropriate ways to reach out to them and help in any way possible. Along with Columbia University, Rutgers University, Boston University, and Trinity College, UML will host an event using the OpenStreetMap platform to help provide the Red Cross and other emergency...

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Application Deadline for 2017-2018 CCS Fellows Program extended to 10/12/17

CCS Fellows Program 2017-2018 PLEASE NOTE: Owing to Hurricane Irma, the application  deadline has been extended to Thursday, October 12, 2017.    Collaborate, Grow, Stand Out The vision of the CCS Fellows Program is to inspire a new generation of leaders in computational science to cross the traditional boundaries between disciplines, by equipping them with new cross-disciplinary skills and experience. The Program does this by...

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CANCELLED:  Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium 9/14-16/17

The 2nd annual Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium has been CANCELLED due to Hurricane Irma. At this time, the DH+DJ Committee is looking at other dates in 2018 or 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled event. Please stay tuned to our website for more information. Once new dates have been scheduled, we will notify you. All Registrants will receive a full refund.  Refunds...

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CANCELLED:  CCS Social Systems Informatics Flash Talks Friday 9/8/17

We regret to announce that the CCS Social Systems Informatics Meeting #2 (FLASH TALKS & Happy Hour) on Friday, September 8, has to be cancelled due to the approach of Hurricane Irma. We hope you all stay safe, and we look forward to rescheduling this event at a later date. -Daniel Messinger -Athena...

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