CURA has a long tradition of bringing novel ideas and thoughtful discussion about urban and regional issues to Central Ohio through our semi-annual speaker series. Recently, we have focused on Cities and Water (Spring 2018), People-Centered Cities (Fall 2017), Smart Cities (Spring 2017), and Healthy Cities (Fall 2016). The theme for Fall 2018 will be Mobility and Equity, and we are excited about our line-up of locally- and nationally-renowned experts!
Dearly beloved, I write today of the passing of our own Nia Matsumoto. She was with only with us since 2017, but she has now departed for a better place. Well, it is debatable whether the private sector is a better place than lovely academia, but no doubt Nia is glad to have found gainful permanent employment following her graduation last May! She was gracious enough to spend the first half of her summer with us, so we thought it would be only proper to send her off with a belated newsletter feature.
The paint may still be drying at recently-renovated Pomerene Hall, but that didn’t deter 28 intrepid high-school age women from participating in the Women in Data Science Summer Camp hosted by the Translational Data Analytics Institute. CURA Outreach Coordinator Adam Porr had the opportunity to work with this remarkable group of girls as part of the “Big Data for Good” session.
We hope you enjoyed our Spring 2018 speaker series as much as we did! If you weren’t able to join us for the live presentations, you missed some delicious food, but you can still devour the presentations themselves at the links below!