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Newsletter: December 2023

Letter from the Director

Since its founding in 1999, CSSS has been devoted to the interface of statistics and the social sciences. Our interdisciplinary weekly seminars feature local and visiting scholars and are open to anyone interested in joining - online or in-person. Close to 300 social science and statistics doctoral students have completed CSSS' PhD tracks. Our free, one-week intensive Math Camp is designed to prepare social science graduate students for advanced courses in statistical methodology, and our Blalock Fellowship supports incoming PhD candidates with a passion for cutting-edge quantitative social science research. 

CSSS also provides free statistical consulting to current UW faculty, staff, and students working on social science problems. The Center offers research support, including Seed Grants and Travel Awards, for aligned research work. 

Looking back, I'm inspired by the collaboration and learning that CSSS has supported - and it's a joy to see what our alumni have gone on to do!

Looking ahead, we're excited to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Center's founding with a two-day conference this coming May 16-17, 2024. I invite you to stay connected with CSSS and explore how we might support your research and learning.

Elena Erosheva
Director, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences

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