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School of Data Science records

 Unprocessed Material — Digital_container: ViU2022-0104_ER001
Identifier: ViU-2022-0104

Content Description

This collection of RG 38 (School of Data Science) includes a narrative titled "The origins of the School of Data Science" by Rick Horwitz, a founding member of the Data Science Institute, and appendices that contain support documents referred to in the narrative. These documents include reports, Board of Visitor meeting minutes, research data, and biographical information. The narrative focuses on the initial idea and development of the idea of a cross-grounds Data Science Institute (DSI) focusing primarily on the years from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Horwitz wrote this before taking a leave of absence to start an institute in Seattle. The University of Virginia had the opportunity to transition DSI into a School of Data Science (SDS) in 2019 with a generous gift made to the University by the Quantitative Foundation.

Acquisition Type



Transferred by Rick Horwitz, Professor of Research, Cell Biology, 22 August 2022.

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Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. However, original digital media (floppy disks, zip disks, thumb drives,) and born digital files cannot be handled directly by patrons. Please contact Special Collections via our online Reference Request form,, to request access to these materials. Please be aware that additional actions may be required to make these items available. Items will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis before access can be made. Depending on the size of the request, it may take some time to make them available for use.


  • Creation: 2012-2022



0.013 Gigabytes (33 pdf files)


33 files