Events: Upcoming PhD Dissertation Defenses in early March

On March 9th, the iSchool will have two PhD students holding their Dissertation Defenses.

jcc5-1Juan-Carlos Chavez will be defending his dissertation entitled, “Native American Telecommunication Independence: One Step Above Smoke Signals” from 10am-12pm in Allen Auditorium. Full information and abstract: https://ischool.uw.edu/events/dissertation-defense-juan-carlos-chavez

headshot_sheryl_linkedinSheryl Day will be defending her dissertation entitled, “Talking Story: The Militarization of Guåhan and Flows of Information in Chamoru Systems of Knowledge” from 1:30-3:30pm in Allen Auditorium. Full information and abstract: https://ischool.uw.edu/events/dissertation-defense-sheryl-day

Both defenses are open to the public. Please join us!

Events: DARPA Combinator, December 12-16

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will be sponsoring the first DARPA Combinator, an exercise to be held on the campus of the University of Washington, from Dec. 12-16, 2014, with $10,000 in awards.

A select group of approximately 30 participants will include faculty and students from a variety of both technical and non-technical disciplines, invited external experts, entrepreneurs, and other participants from industry and national labs, from which 6 to 8 interdisciplinary teams will be formed. Continue reading