As some of you may know, NYU is launching a Certificate in Analytics and Data Visualization, which I have helped put together. The course offerings are shown here. If you need to visualize data for work, this is the program designed for you. Data visualization techniques are even more important in the age of "Big Data". In addition, our approach emphasizes the need to think about your data before you visualize them.
On 12/12, Dona Wong (author of the Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics) is offering a free lecture called "Telling Compelling Stories with Data". This is a chance to hear from one of the top people in dataviz. The link with more information is here.