You can Love Data next week or all year at Pitt with upcoming events

Pitt will celebrate its annual Love Data Week from Feb. 14 to 18, but 2021-22 is a whole year devoted to the topic, as part of the Year of Data and Society. This month and beyond there will be plenty of opportunities to Love Data.

Click on the program titles below to register and learn more information.

Art + Data: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 17, Center for Creativity workshop, lower level, University Store. Chelsea Gunn (School of Computing and Information) and Liz Monk (University Center for Social and Urban Research) will explore the connection between art and the creative side of visualizing data. They will share data art inspiration, local data resources, and spend time to getting creative making our own art using data. 

Infrastructure & Identities: The Many Lives of the SSN: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Sarah E. Igo, professor of law, political science, history and sociology at Vanderbilt University. In this online talk presented by the Forbes Corridor Colloquia, Sarah Igo charts Americans’ relationship to their 9-digit Social Security number in order to explore the technologies of citizenship buried in bureaucratic paperwork. This event is hosted by Pitt Cyber. 

Global Health Day at PittPharmacy: 4-6 p.m. Feb. 21, in person at Salk Hall Novo Nordisk Learning Center (402). This year’s event focuses on promoting awareness of how data, specifically in a global perspective, influences various aspects of society. There will be a brief introduction about research ethics and a fun interactive game where participants will learn about the various roles data plays in our lives as health care providers and citizens.  

Responsible Use of Learning Analytics: A Faculty Panel: 3-4 p.m. Feb. 23, virtual.

This Year of Data and Society-funded panel session will explore the implications of learning analytics for administrators and faculty. Topics will include ethical considerations when using learning analytics, the benefits and drawbacks of learning analytics, and how learning analytics are used in research and teaching. Attendees will have a better sense of research projects involving learning analytics, how learning analytics are used at the institutional level at Pitt and elsewhere, and what ethical concerns might arise in using learning analytics.

Panelists include Amanda Brodish, associate vice provost for Data Analytics; Tinukwa Boulder, associate professor of practice, School of Education; Marsha Lovett, Carnegie Mellon University, associate vice provost for educational innovation and learning analytics; Chandralekha Singh, director of Pitt’s Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center and physics professor. Marcia Rapchak, a teaching assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information, will moderate.

Love Data Week: Feb. 14-18. Love Data Week is an international celebration of data. This year, the event is focused on the people side of data. What does data look like in different disciplines? How about biases in data, such as who is in the data and who is invisible?" The Health Sciences Library System and the University Library System have programming planned on data management, data preservation, sources of public datasets, art and data, and more. Learn more about Love Data Week on the HSLS Data Management LibGuide and, for a full list of library programming, check out the Love Data Week at Pitt website.