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STS Wire 2/6/2018

In this Issue
  • "Tom Sawyer, Librarian. Or, Whitewashing the DH Book Collection."
  • Hispanics, Neuropsychology & the Death Penalty: An Interface Among Science, Law & Politics 
  • Finding Jobs in Tech + Social Good
  • Your Computer is on Fire: Critical Perspectives on Computing and New Media
  • 2018 Beckman Symposium: "Technology, Innovation, and Human Genomics"
  • An Evening with Rebecca Skloot and Members of the Henrietta Lacks Family
"Tom Sawyer, Librarian. Or, Whitewashing the DH Book Collection."
One of the librarian’s tasks is to assemble the best professional literature in a field, for students and scholars both now and in the future. Stanford’s DH librarian has been curating just such a book collection for the Digital Humanities since 1999 (even before the advent of the term “DH”!), called “Digital Culture & Humanities Computing” and shelved in Green Library’s Lane Reading Room.  The collection now holds about 1,400 works – but are they the right ones? Are they the best, the most representative, insightful, interesting, lasting – in a word, the essential classics of the field? What’s missing? What does the DH field look like through the lens of this collection? Is it even recognizable as DH? Does DH even need a book collection?  Please join this community exploration and analysis of the history, motivation, and (above all) contents of Stanford’s “Digital Culture & Humanities Computing” book collection – as you help define the field, and even do your DH Librarian’s work for him.  Glen Worthey has been Digital Humanities Librarian in the Stanford University Libraries since 1997, where he leads the Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR)  Read more.
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:20PM | Bldg. 160, Rm. 433A 
Hispanics, Neuropsychology & the Death Penalty: An Interface Among Science, Law & Politics 
Is it ethical to execute inmates with intellectual disabilities? How are such decisions made and who makes them? In 2002, Atkins v Virginia made it illegal to sentence a person with an IQ of less than 70 to death. In this presentation, Dr. Antonio Puente will outline the history of three phases in dealing with "capital" cases involving intellectually disabled inmates and will present the role of clinical neuropsychology in helping make these determinations. He will pay particular attention to the role of Spanish in how IQ is interpreted in the courts, and will superimpose the limits of present-day science on the history of lynching and executions. Read more.
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Black Community Services Center, Brandon Room
Finding Jobs in Tech + Social Good
Looking for a career that combines your interest and expertise in STEM and your passion for solving urgent social/environmental issues? Come to a panel focused on finding and landing a job at the intersection of technology and social impact with speakers from some of the hottest tech companies. Our panelists will talk about how their career paths were forged, explain how social good is integrated into their careers, and share opportunities and tips on finding jobs across industries that have a socially-driven mission. Read more.
Thursday, February 8th, 2018 | 3:30PM-5:00PM | Haas Center for Public Service, DK Room
Your Computer is on Fire: Critical Perspectives on Computing and New Media
Your Computer is on Fire is a 1-day intensive workshop addressing a wide variety of themes centrally important to Media Studies, the History of Computing, Communication, STS, Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality, and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, among others. Topics will include (but are not limited to):

- Machine Ethics
- Algorithmic Politics
- Techno-racial formations
- Dialect normativity
- Critical Media...and more.
Read more here.
Friday, February 9th, 2018 | 9:00PM-6:00PM | Building 200, Room 307
2018 Beckman Symposium: "Technology, Innovation, and Human Genomics"
The 2018 Beckman Symposium will explore the topic of technology innovation and the human genome.  Recent breakthroughs in genomic technologies have yielded new and unexpected understanding of basic cell functions and the physiological basis of disease. Further, these technologies have opened up computational challenges that require novel statistical and computational methods to find patterns in data.   This symposium will explore a range of novel methods for the analysis of genomic data to discover new associations, diagnose disease, build more precise disease trajectories, integrate data from multiple sources, and share data securely. Read more.
Friday, February 9th, 2018 | 8:45AM-5:15PM | Berg Hall - Li Ka Shing Conference Center 
An Evening with Rebecca Skloot and Members of the Henrietta Lacks Family
We're thrilled to announce that on April 19, 2018 the Storytelling Project will be co-hosting an evening with Rebecca Skloot, best-selling journalist and author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and members of the the Lacks family. Along with our cosponsors, we invite you to an intimate discussion with them on ethics, journalism, and the process of turning research into narrative.

Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale now for Stanford students & Stanford community, and go on sale for the general public Wednesday, Jan 31 at 12:00 noon.

REGISTER FOR TICKETS HERE: An Evening with Rebecca Skloot and Members of the Henrietta Lacks Family. Read more.
Thursday, April 19th, 2018 | 7:30PM-9:30PM | CEMEX Auditorium

TomKat Energy Impact Fellowship
TomKat Energy Impact Fellowship: In conjunction with the Haas Center, the TomKat center will provide $6,400 stipends to a group of undergraduate Stanford students who want to work on a sustainability energy project with social impact. The TomKat center will choose a project before the application goes out, so that students will know what project they will be working on. Read more.

 Opportunity to Participate in a Research Study
You are invited to participate in a research study in the Communication department on online conversations. In the study, you'll come to the lab to do a cognitive task and have an online chat conversation. You'll receive a $15 Amazon gift card for participating, and the whole study will take about 40 minutes. 

For sign-up information and more details, please contact Annabell Ho at annabellho@stanford.edu

Alexander Tung Memorial Fellowship

Through the Alexander Tung Memorial Fellowship, students can explore the use of science and technology for the benefit of society at large. In particular, the awardees will use science and technology for social entrepreneurship, for youth education, and/or as a solution to a social problem through field service work with a partner placement organization, or a community-based research project. In the research modality, the fellow will work with a faculty advisor on a project that involves application or development of technology as a vehicle for social entrepreneurship.  Each Fellow receives a base stipend of $5,000 to support travel and living expenses during the summer. Financial aid and supplemental funding is available to students who qualify.
Read more.

Stanford/Warner Music Group (WMG) Leadership Initiative 
Each year, a select group of Stanford juniors participate in the Stanford/Warner Music Group (WMG) Leadership Initiative. This program, co-developed with WMG, exposes students to all facets of the music industry through a combination of coursework and student-driven experiential learning. 

Areas of focus include (but are not limited to):

-Marketing and Creative Services
-Product Development and Design
-Software Engineering
-Data Analysis
-Business and Financial Services
-Social Responsibility and Social Impact 

BEAM Job Postings
Technology and Innovation Policy Fellow - San Jose Mayor's Office
Non-Profit Internship - Africa Library Library
Clinical Data Curator - Stanford School of Medicine

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