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Join Jane at an RDS Brown Bag on April 18

Join Jane at an RDS Brown Bag on April 18

Please join us on Wednesday, April 18th, for an in-depth look into to the Jane Speaks Initiative and the Clery Crime Data Visualization Project. Hosted by UW-Madison’s Research Data Services, RDS Brown Bag is an opportunity for campus members to share and discuss data projects or other topics of interest. In her talk “From the ashes: How data corruption revitalized our data project,” Kendra Bouda will recount her experiences with data corruption and how the misfortune of data loss actually revitalized…

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Fall 2017 Data Release

Fall 2017 Data Release

Check out our Resources page for our newest data release –UW-Madison crime log data for the fall 2017 semester (Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2017). For more information on how the data is organized, take a peek at our January data update or send us an email.

Data Update – January

Data Update – January

In place of my usual data update, I’d like to start 2018 off with our first data release. This release, which is available on Jane’s new Resources page, highlights some of the leg work we’ve done so far. It is our hope that others might use our work for their own research, study, and discussion purposes. The University of Wisconsin’s (UW-Madison) crime log data is freely available on the campus police department’s (UWPD) website, though the site only displays the…

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Join Jane at Eat · Talk · Run on Jan 19th

Join Jane at Eat · Talk · Run on Jan 19th

Please join us on Friday, January 19th, for a brief intro to the Jane Speaks Initiative and the Clery Crime Data Visualization Project. Hosted by UW-Madison’s Librarians’ Assembly, Eat · Talk · Run is an opportunity for campus members to share and discuss projects or other topics of interest. In her talk “UW Campus Crime Logs: What’s in the Data?,”Kendra Bouda will share campus crime log data—collected under the Clery Act—and explore the viability and utility of using data visualization…

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Data Update – December

Data Update – December

In last month’s data update on the Clery Crime Data Visualization Project, we described our next step simply as “review[ing] the data.” With three year’s worth of Clery crime data from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department (UWPD), we’re ready to do just that. Unfortunately for Jane, there’s nothing simple about it. After stripping the UWPD crime log data out of PDFs, sorting the data by offense, and deleting duplicate entries, we’re left with 219 incidences of sexual assault, domestic…

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Data Update – November

Data Update – November

For the past few weeks, Jane has been working on a data visualization project that takes publicly available UW-Madison campus crime data—collected under the Clery Act—and displays said data in a variety of ways. With the help of the UW-Madison Police Department (UWPD) and UW-Madison Libraries we’ve made some good progress, and hope to create our first infographic soon. According to the Clery Center: “The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disseminate a public annual…

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Jane Receives 2017 Pollination Project Seed Grant

Jane Receives 2017 Pollination Project Seed Grant

Please join us in thanking the Pollination Project, a truly compassionate and inspiring foundation, for awarding The Jane Speaks Initiative a 2017 Seed Grant – funding that supports small organizations and committed individuals who are making a difference in their communities. We are honored to accept this grant, and look forward to putting the donation to good use. If you would like to support us in our work, please consider donating to our very first funding campaign to support the design and production of a…

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UW Launches Sexual Violence & Harassment Website

UW Launches Sexual Violence & Harassment Website

As a Wisconsin-based organization, Jane is pleased to share the new Sexual Violence & Harassment Awareness, Prevention & Response website maintained by the University of Wisconsin System. Launched earlier this month, UW System President Ray Cross describes the website as “provid[ing] ready access to a range of support services, reports, and other resources both at our institutions and at the System level and beyond.” Under the Get Help and Resources tabs, visitors will not only find information on support services…

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