We are delighted to announce that the UW Graduate School will be hosting alumni Amanda Cox (M.A., Statistics 2005) as part of their Public Lecture Series. Cox is the data editor of The New York Times. She joined its graphics department in 2005, making charts and maps for the paper and its website. Since 2016, she has been the editor of The Upshot section, which offers an analytical approach to the day’s news.

In her talk Visualizing Doubt, Cox will discuss her recent work at The New York Times, which focuses on communicating data and models to mass audiences. That work includes words, charts, and believing that uncertainty is a strength.

This lecture will be available in-person by registration.

Location: Kane Hall, Room 130
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no wait list or walk up admission the night of the event. If you are not ready to venture to the theater just yet, this lecture will be recorded and made available 24 hours after the lecture date. Recordings will be available on the UW Office of Public Lecturers YouTube page for two weeks following the event.

In addition to the Statistics Department, Cox’s visit is co-sponsored but the Department of Sociology and the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences.