36th Annual Huggins Science Seminar


DATE: Tuesday, March 24/2015 at 7:00pm in Huggins Science Hall Room#10.

Data Visualization at the New York Times: Amanda will discuss what news graphics have taught her about data visualization (distributions are more interesting than averages, a lot of good songs have backup singers, the annotation layer is very important). She will also talk about some of the things she is still trying to figure out; for example - how we treat uncertainty and how to make charts that play well with words.

Amanda Cox is a graphics editor at the New York Times, where she makes charts and maps for the paper and its website. Before joining the Times in 2005, she earned a Masters degree in statistics from the University of Washington. She received the Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award from the American Statistical Association in 2012 and was part of a team that won a National Design Award in 2009.

All are welcome to attend.

Reception to follow.

The Huggins Science Seminar was established in 1972 on the initiative of Acadia graduate, Dr. Charles Huggins, Nobel laureate and former Acadia Chancellor.

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