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Job Opportunity: U-Spatial Project Coordinator

U-Spatial is seeking a detail-oriented project coordinator to join their multi-faceted team.  This position will primarily work on projects to update Hazard Mitigation Plans. Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) update efforts include conducting research to develop text and compiling reports that will clearly describe a county’s community profile, land use, disaster history, hazard analysis, and risk assessment. Secondary responsibilities include coordination of USpatial marketing, communication, and proposal support tasks.


Learn more and apply for the position (Job ID 338553).

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Job Opportunity: Data Visualization Intern

The University of Minnesota Health Sciences Library is seeking a Data Visualization Intern for January – April, 2021.  This is a remote position (no on-site work) and minimal prior experience working with data and Microsoft Excel is expected.  There is a salary of $25.00 per hour including laptop and funds for training. Expectation is 14 hours per week for 16-17 weeks.



The Intern will work with a mentor and expert staff of the Library to develop a background in data science and data visualization methods, take a deeper dive into how Microsoft Excel can be used to support visualization and practice applying these skills in the health sciences library setting.  This will include providing 1:1 support to faculty, staff and students and developing and teaching a workshop on data visualization with Excel.


Learn more and apply for this position (Job ID 338521).

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Job Opportunity: Senior Director of Research Support and Assurance, Unizin

This position combines three key and complementary set of skills: assurance and compliance, research support, and service support. Job responsibilities include:


  • Ensure that Unizin policies are clear, accessible, and upheld.
  • Standardize and streamline the administrative and technical processes that actualize cross-institutional research. In doing so, provide a clear, repeatable, secure path that can be quickly followed and traversed by any researcher.
  • Develop, manage and maintain positive, customer-centric relationships with Unizin members, faculty/researchers, instructors, staff, and communities.

Unizin is accepting applications until December 2, 2020. Learn more and apply for this position on Unizin‘s website.

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Sign up for December’s Virtual Programming & Pizza

Have a programming project you could use a little help with? DASH can provide you with a virtual half-hour consultation (B.Y.O.P – bring your own pizza). We’ll connect you with experienced staff from DASH partners including Libraries, LATIS, CSE-IT and Research Computing for 30 minutes of help.


Sign up for a spot the week of December 7th!

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Job Opportunity: Faculty Opening in Data Science and Racial Equity

Washington University in St Louis

McKelvey School of Engineering


Washington University in St Louis’ Department of Computer Science & Engineering seeks an outstanding tenure-track faculty to begin on or after July 1, 2021. They seek talented and highly motivated individuals who will build transformative research programs related to race and/or ethnicity. They particularly welcome those whose work focuses on advancing data science for racial equity. In addition to addressing biases in artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, they equally welcome applicants who are working on improving racial equity through other research in data and computer sciences. Candidates should show exceptional promise for research leadership and a strong commitment to high-quality teaching. They will be expected to publish their research in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, teach, and participate in department and university service. The usual teaching load is one course per semester.


This hiring is part of a university-wide race and ethnicity faculty cluster hire initiative that intends to add 12 new faculty working at the intersections of race, ethnicity, disparities, and justice across disciplines. Successful candidates will also be affiliated with the Division of Computational and Data Sciences – a transdisciplinary Ph.D.-granting program spanning the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Brown School of Social Work and Public Health.


Learn more and apply for this position. Applications received by December 15, 2020 will receive full consideration.

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Human in the Data Lecture | Human-COVID-Digital: A More-than-Human Standpoint

11/05/2020 | 3:30PM

Featuring Deborah Lupton

SHARP Professor, Leader, the Vitalities Lab

Centre for Social Research in Health and Social Policy Research Centre

UNSW Sydney

Zoom Webinar (Registration Required)


Dr. Deborah Lupton will draw on more-than-human theoretical perspectives to explore the human-COVID-digital assemblage. She will discuss the manifold ways that people have invented, taken up or improvised with digital technologies in response to the threat of COVID-19 and the restrictions on physical movement and in-person social encounters introduced to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Drawing on on her COVID-related research projects to provide examples of the human-COVID-digital assemblage in everyday life, she will consider the question, “Where to now for critical data studies in this pandemic age?”

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Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT

10/23/2020 - 10/24/2020

This Charles Babbage Institute hosted symposium will address how code—construed broadly, from software routines to bodies of law and policy—structures and reinforces power relations. It will explore the ways that individuals and institutions use software, algorithms, and computerized systems to establish, legitimize, and reinforce widespread social, material, commercial, and cultural inequalities and power imbalances.


The event will also examine how individuals, unions, political organizations, and other institutions use code to fight for equality and justice. The papers will draw from across the humanities and qualitative social sciences, including disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, and communications.


This event is free but registration is required. Registration and more information is available at Just Code’s website.

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Call for Proposals – Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) GIS Conference 2020

The BTAA GIS Conference invites proposals for its first virtual conference, taking place on November 13, 2020. The BTAA GIS Conference is intended to promote conversation and collaboration between Big Ten researchers, educators, and students who use geospatial information. It is open to all who wish to attend, including GIS professionals and students from the Big Ten Academic Alliance.


The planning committee seeks submissions for presentations, lightning talks, and map gallery. They encourage submissions from any discipline that uses geospatial information in any format, including agriculture and natural resources, geography, engineering, business, health science, humanities and social science. They also welcome submissions of projects that utilize GIS for campus planning, facility management, and outreach programs.


Proposals are due by 5pm CST on October 12th (Monday), 2020.


Please submit your proposal here: BTAA GIS Proposal submission form

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Sign up for October’s Virtual Programming & Pizza

Have a programming project you could use a little help with? DASH can provide you with a virtual half-hour consultation (B.Y.O.P – bring your own pizza). We’ll connect you with experienced staff from DASH partners including Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing for 30 minutes of help.


Sign up for a spot the week of October 12th!

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Learning Informatics Lab Seminar: A.I., Analytics, Accountability, Agency

9/24/2020 | 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Informatics offers systemic ways of analyzing and designing the interaction of natural and artificial information processing systems. In the context of education, speaker Simon Buckingham Shum (Professor of Learning Informatics at the University of Technology Sydney, where he serves as inaugural director of the Connected Intelligence Centre) will describe some Learning Informatics lenses and practices developed for co-designing analytics and AI with educators and students with a particular focus on closing the feedback loop to equip learners with competencies to navigate a complex, uncertain future, such as critical thinking, professional reflection and teamwork.

Hosted by the Learning Informatics Lab with the College of Education and Human Development. Learn more and register for Learning Informatics: A.I., Analytics, Accountability, Agency.