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STS Wire 5/15/2018

In this Issue
  • Travel Through Time: Japan'—A Digital Exhibit Powered by Stanford Libraries' Open-Source Technologies
  • Archive of Recorded Sound: Open House
  • Sustainable Water Governance with Indigenous Communities: A Meeting with Aimée Craft
  • Center for Population Health Sciences: The Digital Phenotpe
  • Get Advice from Advice-Giving Experts: Careers in Social Sector Consulting
  • TomKat Women Entrepreneurs in Sustainability
Travel Through Time: Japan'—A Digital Exhibit Powered by Stanford Libraries' Open-Source Technologies
Travel Through Time: Japan is a digital exhibit which showcases a sample of the travel-related ephemera collected by the East Asia Library at Stanford. Spanning the Edo through Taisho periods, the collection documents a period of much change. The exhibit was created using Spotlight open-source software, in a multi-tenant instance which is hosted and maintained by Stanford Libraries. Spotlight enables the building of highly customized exhibits with easy-to-use site configuration and page building options, alongside robust search, browse and display capabilities. The exhibit is configured to view the images in Mirador for easy comparison to similar images—even those from other institutions, provided they conform to IIIF, the International Image Interoperability Framework. Mirador is an open-source, web-based multi-window image viewing platform with the ability to zoom, display, compare and annotate images from around the world. Read more.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Bldg. 160, Rm. 433A
Archive of Recorded Sound: Open House
Listening to music has become a passion in our current, busy lives.  With the development of digital formats and downloading, digital music devices abound in the marketplace, our homes, and our offices—but the listening experience hasn’t always been this way.  Just a century ago, before the advent of “digital,” or stereo, or even electric recording, people enjoyed recorded music through such formats as 78 rpm records, cylinders, music boxes, and player piano rolls.  

Stanford’s Archive of Recorded Sound, one of the largest recorded sound archives in the United States, holds not only a half million sound recordings in a multitude of physical formats, but it also has the authentic, vintage machines for playing those recordings.  These include a cylinder phonograph that dates back to 1904, an Edison phonograph from ca. 1916, a 1926 Victrola “Credenza” phonograph, and a Welte Mignon mechanical piano from the early 1920s. Read more.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 3:00PM-4:30PM | Archive of Recorded Sound, Braun Music Center
Sustainable Water Governance with Indigenous Communities: A Meeting with Aimée Craft
Aimée Craft, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Common law, University of Ottawa and Adjunct Professor in Law at the University of Manitoba, will join us to speak about community-engaged research focusing on sustainable water governance and indigenous law. Aimée is an accomplished legal scholar, and is currently writing on indigenous water law in the Anishinaabe context (Canada). This includes writing about ecological sources of law and Anishinaabe treaty making with water bodies. Read more.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 4:30PM-6:30PM | Stanford Law School: Manning Lounge
Center for Population Health Sciences: The Digital Phenotpe
Through social media, forums and online communities, wearable technologies and mobile devices, there is a growing body of health-related data that can shape our assessment of human illness. Collectively, this data comprises an individual’s ‘digital phenotype’ - unique, unsolicited and real-time information about a person’s health. Our current research focuses on using digital phenotypes for population health surveillance, specifically to identify and analyze specific sub-populations over space and time with the goal of better understanding patient behavior and disease dynamics. Some current research topics include foodborne illness, insomnia, autism, febrile illness, and patient experience. Read more.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 10:00AM-11:00AM | Li Ka Shing Center, LK 320
Get Advice from Advice-Giving Experts: Careers in Social Sector Consulting
Join us for a panel featuring consultants for nonprofits, foundations, and social enterprises who hail from a few of the top consulting firms in the U.S. Panelists will tell about their personal journeys to social/public sector consulting, share some of the valuable skills students can gain from consulting work, and offer advice to those looking to jumpstart their careers in the consulting industry. Refreshments will be served to those who RSVP. Read more.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 3:30PM-5:00PM | Haas Center for Public Service, DK Room
TomKat Women Entrepreneurs in Sustainability
A conversation with recent Stanford women founders of sustainability companies. Moderated by Professor Stacey Bent, Director, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Kaitlyn Albertoli, Buzz Solutions
Sonia Baltodano, Scrapworks
Etosha Cave, Opus12

Networking reception immediately following
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Thursday, May 17, 2018 |  3:00PM-4:30PM | Hewlett Teaching Center #200

Policy Internship at Waymo

Policy and Government Affairs has a front seat at this exciting moment in the evolution of autonomous transportation policy. Our team works to promote the interests of our passengers, our partners, and of Waymo. Our experts work directly with policymakers at the national, state and local levels to help define transportation policy for the self-driving world to come. Internally, our efforts support the innovative work of engineering, product, strategy, partnerships teams and we work closely with highly-skilled legal and safety experts. Read more.

Design Internship at HIT CREATIVE

Hit Creative, a multidimensional design startup in the San Francisco Bay Area, creating effective communications with visuals, words, sound and technology to bring brands and customers together happily, is looking for a sharp-edged design intern, who is highly self-motivated and can work well both independently and in collaboration with a team. Read more.

Environmental Internship for the City of Berkeley

The office of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin is seeking highly motivated and dynamic interns to make important contributions to the City of Berkeley in the areas of Environmental Planning and Budgeting/Policy work.

The Environmental Intern will assist with the development and completion of policy related to urban agriculture, resiliency, renewable energy, green infrastructure and various other projects that are aimed at meeting our Vision 2050 GHG emission reduction benchmarks.
Read more.

Research Assistant for Project on Responsible Innovation in an International Genetic Engineering Competition 

Dr. Megan J Palmer (Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)) is seeking an undergraduate research assistant interested in the science of science, open innovation systems, science and engineering competitions, science and technology policy, biotechnology, risk and/or the ethics of technology development.
Dr. Palmer is leading a project on the design of programs to promote attention to societal responsibilities in science and engineering using the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition as a testbed.

The student will assist Dr. Palmer in assembling, enhancing and analyzing several large datasets from the iGEM competition. These data include quantitative and qualitative components, drawing from archived data on more than 2,000 team projects and 30,000 participants over 14 years, as described through wikis, surveys, judging evaluations, genetic part repositories, and other data.
This position will provide the student opportunities to develop and enhance their research skills in data science while learning about topics in science policy. Familiarity or previous experience with iGEM is a plus, but is not required.

If you are interested, apply via handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/login;  search for CISAC/Stanford posting #1080315)
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