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LIVE: School of Data Science and Society | Carolina Data Science Now

September 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Our next seminar will be held on September 12 at 12 PM (ET). This event will be our first IN-PERSON Carolina Data Science Now seminar and will take place at the UNC CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio. We're looking forward to hosting Dr. Stan Ahalt, the Inaugural Dean of the School of Data Science and Society, in conversation with very special guests Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Penny Gordon-Larsen and others.

We've included a link to our livestream below for those unable to join us in-person. Please register for the event before joining so that we can reach you with information about future events.

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With a nod to the Carolina Data Science Now online format, we'll host our special guests for lightning talks with Dr. Ahalt followed by lively Q&A discussion kicked off by the leaders of Carolina Analytics and Data Science.

We're delighted to work with Carolina Performing Arts to present this special event at CURRENT ArtSpace in the heart of Chapel Hill (123 W. Franklin Street, on the first floor of Building C in Carolina Square). We invite those attending in-person to join us for light refreshments after the event.

Additionally, plan to livestream the event on the School of Data Science and Society's YouTube channel. Closed caption services will be provided for the livestream event. This event will be recorded, and the link will be shared with those who register in advance.

About CURRENT Art Space + Studio
Located at 123 W. Franklin Street
CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio is on the first floor of Building C in Carolina Square. The building is set back from West Franklin Street, near Target and Granville Towers. It is the building with the attached public parking garage. You will see a large orange sculpture out front. You may park in the building’s parking deck. Please park in a spot marked “Hourly Parking” on the 1st and 2nd floor of the deck. Please be aware that the parking garage elevator is separate from the office building elevator so take the stairs or parking garage elevator down to the first/ground floor. Parking costs for that deck are:

  • Free for the first 45 minutes
  • $2 for the next 45 minutes
  • $5 for each additional hour (or part thereof)

You may also choose to park in the Rosemary Lot off of Rosemary Street, below Spicy 9 and Que Chula, which is a less expensive option if you’re planning to stay parked for a long time. The fee to park is $1.50 per hour.

Stay tuned to this event page for the latest updates.

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Meet the Moderator

School of Data Science and Society

Stanley C. Ahalt is the Executive Adviser and Domain Scientist for Team Science at the Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC. Previously RENCI’s Director, Dr. Ahalt is the Inaugural Dean of the UNC School of Data Science and Society. Additionally, he is a Professor in the UNC Computer Science Department and the Associate Director of Informatics and Data Science at NC TraCS. In this role, Dr. Ahalt leverages his expertise and resources to foster clinical and translational research across the UNC campus.



Our speakers for this month are as follows:

  • Kevin M. Guskiewicz

    Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor

    Kevin M. Guskiewicz, a neuroscientist, academic leader and concussion researcher, is the 12th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As chancellor, Guskiewicz has led the implementation of Carolina’s new strategic plan, Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, that outlines a roadmap for the University’s priorities moving forward. He has led Carolina’s $1.5 billion research enterprise, the nation’s 12th largest research university in total research expenditures.

  • Penny Gordon-Larsen

    Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

    Penny Gordon-Larsen is the Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition where much of her research focuses on issues related to ethnicity, disparities, and development of obesity over the lifecycle, with attention to pathways linking environment and behavior to cardiometabolic risk. She currently serves as Interim Vice Chancellor for Research where she oversees, develops and supports UNC’s $1 billion research enterprise.

  • Kathryn Desplanque

    Assistant Professor of 18th and 19th Century European Art, Department of Art & Art History

    Kathryn Desplanque is a mixed race, Black and white, scholar who came to UNC after holding the Carolina Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity. She specializes in 18th and 19th century European visual culture. She works with Digital Humanities methodologies, building and querying relational databases to study hundreds of images. She is completing her first book project on a corpus of over 500 satirical images targeting the contemporary Parisian art world, published between 1750 and 1850.


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September 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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UNC CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
123 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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