Funding: 2019 LEADS Doctoral Summer Fellowship, DEADLINE 2/17/2019

Funding: 2019 LEADS Doctoral Summer Fellowship

Application Deadline Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM (EST).

The Metadata Research Center (MRC) at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) invites doctoral students to participate in the LIS Education and Data Science-4-the National Digital Platform (LEADS-4-NDP) program. This is a virtual fellowship program; applicants from any geographic location are eligible for consideration. The deadline for applications is Sunday, February 17 at 11:59 PM (EST). Information on last year’s (2018) LEADS Fellows can be found at: http://cci.drexel.edu/mrc/research/leads/leads-4-ndp-fellows/.

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Funding: Husky Seed Fund, Mar 12

Inclusive. Impactful. Inventive.

Applications close: March 12, 2019

Calling all UW students from all campuses!

Do you have an innovative idea that would enhance the UW student experience? The Husky Seed Fund has the resources to make your idea a reality! Created by students for students, The Husky Seed Fund provides up to $5,000 for you, or a small team, to pursue your passions and bring your projects to life. Continue reading

Spring 2019 Course: IMT 556 A – Information and Operational Risk

IMT 556 A (SLN 15260) – Information and Operational Risk

Topics covered in this course include the parameters of operational risk; integrating operational risk and business process frameworks; the role of corporate governance, the role of technology and business process decisions; and the role of information in operational risk management. The course includes practical applications of operational risk frameworks, using real world examples where the intersection of people, processes, systems, and external events can lead to unexpected financial loss — easiest to identify in major disasters such as Japan’s Sendai earthquake, the Equifax data breach, the Uber saga, the Volkswagen emissions scandal, or even the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Center. Continue reading

Spring 2019 Course: COM 597 A – Interviewing for Social Research

COM 597 A (SLN 12419) – Interviewing for Social Research

Matthew Powers (Associate Prof., Communication) will offer a 5-credit graduate seminar, COM 597 A “Interviewing for Social Research” this spring on MW from 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

“Interviewing for Social Research” is a methods class that introduces students to the strategies, issues and challenges associated with conducting interview-based research. Students will learn by doing: weekly exercises will help class members to design, develop, conduct, analyze and write-up an interview-based study. Course readings will immerse students in key debates regarding the use of interviews in social research.

Below is a tentative plan for the terrain Matt will cover over the 10 week quarter. The syllabus is still being made, but they are happy to share it with anyone when it’s complete.

  • Week 1: Course Overview, Identify RQ for quarter
  • Week 2: Validity and reliability in interview research
  • Week 3: Ethics and IRB
  • Week 4: Recruitment & sampling strategies
  • Week 5: Preparing for interviews
  • Week 6: Conducting interviews
  • Week 7: Issues that arise during interviews
  • Week 8: Preparing and organizing interview data
  • Week 9: Analyzing interview data
  • Week 10: Reporting interview data

If you have questions, please email the instructor at mjpowers@uw.edu.

Call For Proposals: Winter Quarter Scholars’ Studio, Feb 7

Call For Proposals: Winter Quarter Scholars’ Studio

Deadline Thursday, February 7

Grad students and postdocs across tri-campus UW: Are you leading teaching, scholarship, research, practice (or any/all of the above) that is community engaged? Submit a proposal for a five-minute TED-style talk and join the winter quarter Scholars’ Studio, to be hosted Thursday, February 21 in the Research Commons. Continue reading