First-ever technology initiatives social set for Oct. 23

The UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab will host the first-ever technology initiatives social on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Presentations begin at 5:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor conference center at Golda Meir Library. Guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and learn more about a range of innovative work underway at UWM.

In the past few years, several large technology initiatives have been announced at UWM, including the Data Science Institute and the Connected Systems Institute, in addition to the ongoing work of centers, institutes and research groups that serve to move the campus forward on the digital front.

This event is a collaborative social and informational happy hour where leaders from across campus share short presentations to introduce everyone to their work and mingle with one another to find common ground and inspiration.

Presenters include Purush Papatla, Data Science Institute; Adel Nasiri, Connected Systems Institute; Brian Thompson, Lubar Entrepreneurship Center (co-sponsor); Richard Grusin, Center for 21st Century Studies; Joel Berkowitz and Rachel Baum, Center for Jewish Studies (co-sponsor); Maria Haigh, Social Science of Information Research Group (SOIS) (co-sponsor); Donna Genzmer, Cartography and GIS Center; and Ann Hanlon, Digital Humanities Lab.

The Office of Research is also a co-sponsor.

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