On March 17, 2014 the Data & Society Research Institute, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and New York University’s Information Law Institute co-hosted “The Social, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions of ‘Big Data.’“ [See conference speaker video presentations on the web site.]
This conference helped inform the White House report Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values released yesterday and available here 90 Day Review for Big Data.
Because we will need a growing cadre of data and social scientists who are able to encode critical policy values into technical infrastructure, we support investment in fields such as Science and Technology Studies which emphasize teaching scientific knowledge and technology in its social and ethical context, and the teaching of module courses to data scientists and engineers to familiarize them with the broader societal implications of their work. p68
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Tuesday, May 13:
The 24-hour study ends & the library will close at midnight. 24-hour access will not resume until the Fall 2014 semester.
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On April 28, 2014, the symposium “Reston at 50: Looking Back at Forward Thinking” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Reston, Virginia, and the 25th anniversary of Reston Town Center was held at The Reston Community Center, Reston, VA. Co-sponsored by George Mason University Libraries and the Reston Museum and Historic Trust and presented with the support of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the symposium featured a presentation by Jordan Patty, Archivist as well as other Mason students in history and art history. Read more…
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Gelman has added 120 new study carrels to the 3rd floor just in time for Final exams. Each carrel comes with its own outlet!
If you're looking for the tables, they've found a new home on the 1st floor.
Sunday, May 4
Gelman, Room 219
Join Program Board to refuel for Finals with drinks, candy and special treats.