Event: First Cloud Day @ UW, Nov. 12

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Are you overwhelmed managing technology? Do you need help with research? Come to Cloud Day @ UW and find out how cloud-based products from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google can help solve technology issues and take your research to the next level.

All University of Washington faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to this free HUB event on November 12 hosted by UW-IT and the UW eScience Institute. Learn from leading vendors, faculty, and researchers how cloud-based products are used at the UW. You’ll have over 20 presentations to choose from, including the keynote address from Bruce Vincent, Chief IT Architect and Technology Strategist at Stanford University. Reserve your spot here!

Academic: Collaborations in Feminism & Technology

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There will be two offerings of Collaborations in Feminism & Technology course at the University of Washington.

The undergrad version is through the Gender Women & Sexuality Studies Department and will be offered in Autumn 2015.  The graduate level course will be offered through the Information School (INFX 598) and will be offered in Spring 2016 (flyer for this will be sent out at a later date). The undergraduate course is open to all majors and will be a face to face course.

Events: May 21 Global Accessibility Awareness Day Events

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Join us in this special day focused on building an inclusive university!

May 21 Global Accessibility Awareness Day events

Thursday May 21 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. There’s more information about this annual tradition on the GAAD website at globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org.

The following GAAD events and activities are planned. They are open to all members of the University of Washington (UW) community: Continue reading

Events: Workshop on Technology and Global Business – 5/2

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The Global Business Center at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, in partnership with AIESEC, an international student organization, is hosting a half-day workshop on ‘Technology and Global Business’, which is open to all students and friends of the UW. The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, from 8:30 AM-1:00 PM.

Guests include VP & Treasurer at Apple, Gary Wipfler, executives from Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Uber, CXOWARE, Tableau Software, BoldIQ and more influential leaders from global technology companies who have ties to the Pacific Northwest. See details below regarding speaker breakout session topics.

Registration deadline is April 24th, registration is required.

Events: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Women and Minorities in Technology, December 2, 6:30pm, Kane 130

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Please join us on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, for a special evening with the Reverend Jesse Jackson at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Where: Kane Hall, Room 130
When: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The former presidential candidate will visit the UW to speak about women and minorities in technology, as well as civil rights and student participation in the public policy process. A Q&A will follow. Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear from the Rev. Jackson.

Please register here by Monday, December 1.
For questions please email cpromad@uw.edu.

This event is presented by the UW Provost’s Office and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity in collaboration with campus partners and the Seattle Urban League.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.edu.

Event: ThinkChicago + Lollapalooza + Technology, July 31-August 3

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From July 31st – August 3rd, 2014, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Ideas Week, World Business Chicago, 1871, and Lollapalooza will invite 100 university students from across the country to take a tour of Chicago’s fast growing tech scene and also attend the 3-day Lollapalooza music festival. Each admitted student to will receive a ticket to Lollapalooza as well as the opportunity to attend company career fairs, interview with local companies, and participate in panels featuring Mayor Emanuel, business leaders, and Chicago-based technologists.

We are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic about digital technology, computer science, innovation, or entrepreneurship and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence as evidenced by academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and/or professional achievement. It is preferred that applicants be in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies. The application deadline is May 7th.

More information at the ThinkChicago website:  thinkchicago.net

 

 

Academic: UWT’s first Technology in Italy study abroad program

Italy-Summer-AD-smallUW Tacoma has a new study abroad program this summer: Technology and Society – A Global Perspective. The program location is Rome, Italy, at the fabulous UW Rome Center – taking advantage of their central location and established connections. If you were trying to get in on an Italy program this summer but missed the early deadlines, check out this program. Here’s a link to the webpage for more information about the program and how to apply:

http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/international-programs/italy-technology-society-global-perspective

Time is running out to apply for the Italy program taking place this summer, entitled “Technology and Society: A Global Perspective.” The application cycle will close on MONDAY, APRIL 21st at 5 p.m. Continue reading