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Audrey Rappaport <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 10 Sep 2022 20:15:46 -0400
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Subject: Effective Altruism Club Info Session Thursday!

The world faces so many problems that it can be difficult to know where to
start. Effective altruism (EA) offers a framework for comparing different
ways to do good and then acting on the most promising of them. Effective
altruism is both a research field and a community of people, dedicated to
using evidence and reasoning to work out how to help others the most.

In a world increasingly rich with high-quality data and growing technological
risks, computer science majors have enormous potential to leverage their
skills for good, so we are excited to invite you to Effective Altruism @
UMD's upcoming information session on Thursday, September 15th, from
7:30-8:30 PM in the Carver Room 3403 G (3rd floor of STEM Library). We'll
talk about the frameworks we use to evaluate effective opportunities, as well
as introduce our upcoming weekly discussion group. Pizza (vegan & non vegan
options) will be served.

If you are interested in learning more about effective altruism, this 30
minute read is a good introduction to the big ideas as well as the causes
many in the community believe are the most important at the moment.

Event Date: September 15, 2022
Event Start Time: 7:30 pm
Event End Time: 8:30 pm
Event Location: Carver Room 3403 G (3rd floor of STEM Library)
Contact Person: Audrey Rappaport
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 301-832-7283

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