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New study sheds light on the ineffectiveness of addressing social inequities through police interventions

Ángel Mendiola Ross / August 20, 2020

Last fall, I was commissioned by the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley to study the drivers of inequality in the Inland Empire (IE) of Southern California. My analysis focused on changes in poverty and housing tenure since 2000, and the growing share of expenditures that IE cities dedicated to policing in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008-2009, while largely failing to tackle rising poverty and housing insecurity.

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UC Berkeley’s National Data Workshop Spurring Data Science Classes at HBCUs, California Community Colleges

/ August 18, 2020

This article is cross-posted from  UC Berkeley’s National Data Workshop Spurring Data Science Classes at HBCUs, California Community Colleges August 17, 2020  |   Jon Bashor   |   CDSS News ___________________________

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It's time for statistics departments to start supporting their applied students

Rebecca Barter / July 30, 2020

This article is cross-posted from It's time for statistics departments to start supporting their applied students July 30, 2020  |   RebeccaBarter.com ___________________________

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Berkeley’s new Computational Social Science Training Program welcomes first cohort of new fellows for the Fall 2020 semester

/ July 30, 2020

The Computational Social Science Training Program (CSSTP) enthusiastically welcomes its first cohort of new fellows for the fall 2020 semester at UC Berkeley!

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BIDS congratulates our 2020 "graduating" research fellows

David Mongeau / July 20, 2020

BIDS offers congratulations to the 2019-2020 cohort of "graduating" research fellows, who are moving on to academic and research positions with UC Berkeley, Smith College, the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, and UC San Diego, as well as with startup companies including Anomaly and Ambys Medicines -- all of which consider data science to be critical to their business. We are delighted to welcome these fellows as members of our growing BIDS Alumni community!

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Promoting linguistic diversity in community and stakeholder engagement

/ July 16, 2020

BIDS Data Science Fellow Váleri Vásquez contributed to a recent study that sought to inform and consult non-English speaking publics in California about gene drive science. Working with scientists who were directly involved in the development of the gene drives being presented, the authors translated crucial information about this complex emerging technology into Spanish. They then successfully engaged Spanish-speaking audiences on questions about gene drive and its potential impact on their communities.

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Antarctic journey inspires conservation, collaboration and climate advocacy

Marsha Fenner / July 1, 2020

BIDS Data Science Fellow Váleri Vásquez was among a delegation of women who traveled to the Antarctica Peninsula last winter as part of a global leadership initiative that promotes the influence and impact of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

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