[Nat_Issues] [GPSS Senators] GPSS Weekly Email for the week 4-4-11
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Carol Edelman Warrior
cevl at u.washington.edu
Thu Apr 7 07:10:56 PDT 2011
I'll be in Maine for the next couple of weeks, so if there are any of you who are willing to serve as my proxy at the April 12th GPSS meeting, please let me know and I'll get you signed up. Aaron Naumann and Laurel James have kindly offered to do so, but since they're already senators for other departments, the rules disallow their participation as official proxies, but I'm sure both of them will have their eyes and ears open to anything that comes up at the meeting of particular import to us.
Oh, and Aaron is making a bid for GPSS President. Please offer him your support!
By the way, there have been some hang-ups with the GPSS website and some other technical issues with GPSS communication lately. Please let me know if I can help you find answers to any GPSS-related questions! Now, on to the following message, which is your weekly GPSS update.
With respect and warm wishes,
Carol E. Warrior
Senator, Native Seat, UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate
Alutiiq/Aleut/Dena'ina Athabascan/A'aninin (White Clay-Gros Ventre)
M.A., English Language and Literature
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4330
cevl at u.washington.edu
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Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 16:20:36 -0700
From: GPSS Secretary <gpsssec at uw.edu>
To: GPSS Senator List <gpss_senator_list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [GPSS Senators] GPSS Weekly Email for the week 4-4-11 - Please forward
I hope this note finds you all well. I just want to remind everyone that we are going through a
transition with the GPSS website. We had a series of critical errors occur in the old site about 2
weeks ago. We now have an interim site set up with basic functionality and access to key GPSS
materials. Please be patient over the next couple of weeks as we get the sight back to full
functionality. If you have specific questions please let me know.
Here are a few items that came across my desk in the past week that could be of interest to
graduate and professional students.
Here is a quick reminder about this week's career workshop for grad/professional students:
Two-Part Values Identification & Clarification Workshop
Planning your career? Choosing between job offers? Getting a life?
This interactive workshop series will help you discover, clarify, and apply your life and work
values; explore aspects of your success, development, and work-life balance; and find congruence
between your goals and values.
Participants must be currently enrolled graduate students.
REGISTER by emailing counsels at u.washington.edu.
Tues & Thurs, April 5 & 7, 2:30-4:30, Denny 314
Co-sponsored by The Career Center and Counseling Center
And in coming weeks:
Community College Teaching Opportunities
Mon, April 25, 3:30-5:00, Bagley 154
Faculty Careers at Teaching-Focused Universities
Wed, April 27, 3:00-4:30, Miller 301
Non-Faculty Positions in Universities for People with Graduate Degrees
Thurs, April 28, 3:00-4:30, Miller 301
Transitioning to Your First Year on the Job
Wed, May 11, 2:30-4:30, Thomson 135
First Year as Professor
Tues, May 17, 3:30-5:00, Thomson 134
Dependable Strengths Seminar for Grad Students & Postdocs
Fri & Mon, June 10 & 13, 8:15-5:00, The Career Center
Practical Tools for Big Data, with Bill Howe
Date: April 5th, 2011 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Electrical Engineering 303, University of Washington, Seattle Campus
Pizza and drinks will be provided
Scientific datasets have been exploding in size and complexity in recent years -- terabytes have
become routine and petabytes are close behind. Researchers are outgrowing the tools, platforms, and
methodologies they have historically used. Fortunately, in the last 5 years, we have seen
remarkable innovation in tools for scalable data management, arising from both research and
industry, licensed commercially and as open source.
In this discussion, we'll describe the landscape of large-scale data management platforms and
provide detail on some important tools and trends including parallel relational databases,
key-value stores (so-called NoSQL solutions), MapReduce-based systems (Hadoop and its
contemporaries), and large-scale cloud services from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.
We'll also consider how these tools are being adopted in research contexts, how to decide if they
are right for you, and how to get started using them.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Okay that's it for now. Have a great week.
Peace and health
Graduate and Professional Student Senate
University of Washington, Seattle
email: gpsssec at uw.edu
phone: (206) 543-8576
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