Events: DAMA Discount for the UW iSchool, 5/18


DAMA Puget Sound’s 2017 Spring Conference “AI + IoT Data Management Using Billions of Things” is on Thursday, May 18th from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, Bellevue, WA.

An exciting line-up of speakers will address a variety of topics applicable to AI + IoT.   The conference is an excellent opportunity to join information management professionals for a day of learning and networking.

Individual and Group Rates will be discounted until May 12th.  Student rate is $50 (email for more information). Final registration will close on May 16th.

For more information, visit the DAMA Puget Sound website at   Hope to see you there!

The Data Management Association of Puget Sound (DAMA Puget Sound) is a community of information management professionals who are seeking to improve the standards of data management, share information and experiences, and establish professional networks.

Funding: Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Grants

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2017:

Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies. Please distribute this to anyone who might be interested in applying. The application deadline is 11pm on Sunday, May 21st.

Funding: Population Health Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards


The UW’s Population Health Initiative is offering Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards of up to $1,500 to further students’ academic, research, or professional goals as they strive to become the next generation of leaders in population health. The application period for this round of funding opens on April 10, 2017 and closes on Friday, April 28, 2017.

These awards are open to graduate students on all three campuses who:

  1. Are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.
  2. Have been accepted to present a population health-related paper, poster, or exhibit, or to serve as an invited speaker, at a conference, symposium, or other professional and academic meeting. Students in the arts may request funding for invited performances or installations.

In order to apply, an applicant must be nominated by a faculty member. Once nominated, applicants will receive an email with a link to their portion of the application.

To learn more, please visit

Events: iSchool Research Fair, 3/9


You are cordially invited to the

iSchool Research Fair
Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB) South Ballroom

The Research Fair is our annual event for sharing and celebrating the work of our vibrant research community. This year we will also be honoring Dean Harry Bruce and the transformation of the school’s research enterprise under his leadership. Drinks and light fare will be provided.

Come explore how iSchool faculty, research personnel, and Ph.D. students are pushing boundaries, responding to significant real-world challenges, and making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. Our researchers will display and discuss more than 60 posters and interactive demonstrations, featuring innovative research on a wide range of information topics and problems.

The event is free. RSVPs are greatly appreciated but not required.

Click here to email your RSVP to Jennifer Phipps, Research Development Coordinator:

Events: GPSS Conference on May 6


As the end of the quarter is coming, you must be busy working on your term papers and projects. Why don’t you share your wonderful work right on our campus? GPSS hosts a conference for UW graduate and professional students on May 6. This conference is to think about what we do and study as graduate and professional students in the changing geopolitical climate. We want this conference to be interdisciplinary by inviting students of all possible fields from humanities to engineering to business. This will be a good chance for you to share your current work and build a conversation with peer graduate and professional students. You don’t need to travel far to have critical and thought-provoking conversations about what our work signifies and how it contributes to today’s society.

An application is truly simple – just submit a proposal in 350 words or less. “Our Work Now: The Critical Role of Graduate and Professional Students in the Post-Election America” is open to any UW graduate and professional students. Our themes are various on purpose so that any student can be part of. They are:

  • Business and Trade
  • Citizenship and Immigration
  • Communication and Information
  • Education
  • Health and Environment
  • Policy, Governance, and Activism
  • Science and Technology

There are poster sessions and panels where you can have a conversational presentation than a formal paper presentation while you can present your paper in a formal academic style as well.

The due date is Mar. 5 (Sunday). Please check more information about the conference at

GPSS sincerely hopes that all of you join this conference to share your work with other UW grad and professional students across disciplines and programs. PLEASE apply IMMEDIATELY!