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Women at Duke Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:00
Please join us for an opportunity to learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, learn more about the rich history of women at Duke University, and then put that knowledge into action by creating and editing entries that document the lives and contributions of women alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members. This event is part of a worldwide movement to increase the percentage of women editors and woman-focused articles within Wikipedia. Bring your laptop if you can, and create an account in adva

CIT Office Hours

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:00
Wed, Mar 25, 2015: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avai

Promoting Success in Elementary Schools for Latino Learners

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:00
Come hear Prof. Babinski discuss the work of her Bass Connections team and its interdisciplinary approach to improve academic success for Latino English Learners by including experts in educational psychology, literacy development, Latino cultural wealth, and models for collaboration in schools.

Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities: New Models of Access, Governance, and Sustainability

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:30
Through the economic and structural reconfiguration made possible by the Internet, the potential for new modes of publishing scholarship have emerged. However, there has also been much alarm in the humanities disciplines, in particular, at the proposed changes to economic models that could underwrite transitions to new models of publishing, such as open access. In this talk, Dr. Martin Paul Eve, author of "Open Access and the Humanities" (Cambridge University Press, 2014), will explore the conte

SSRI~ Workshop: SAS for Data Management Session 2

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:00
This workshop offers an overview of the SAS programming language, focusing on data management activities. Session 1 is a general overview of SAS with a focus on major SAS components (Program Editor, Log and Output), core concepts of SAS programming (DATA and PROC), and issues of importing/exporting, reading, and writing SAS datasets. Session 2 focuses on data modification, including variable creation and variable recoding, as well as adding to and subsettting from particular datasets. Key SAS

The role of anatomists in the destruction of victims of National Socialism

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 21:30
The history of anatomy during the National Socialist (NS) period from 1933 to 1945 has only recently come under systematic investigation. Most German anatomists became members of the NS party, while other anatomists were persecuted for so-called "racial" or political reasons. Body procurement included increasing numbers of bodies of victims of the NS system. Anatomists used these bodies for teaching and research purposes, and thus played a decisive role in the NS regime's intended utter annihil

Screen/Society-- International House 50th Anniversary Film Screening-- "Excuse My French"

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:00
Special Event: 6:30pm: Refreshments in the Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) Lobby / 7:00pm: Film screening / Panel Discussion to follow! / Film Screening: "Excuse My French" (Amr Salama, 2014, 99 min, Egypt, in Arabic w/ English Subtitles, Color, DVD) / The latest film by Egyptian writer-director Amr Salama uses a comic coming-of-age story to focus a spotlight on social discrimination. A huge success at the domestic box office, this pastel-colored, snappily stylized movie follows 12-year-ol

Active Learning Roundtable

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:00
Fri, Mar 20, 2015: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) The CIT’s Active Learning Roundtable is an ongoing opportunity for Duke faculty to meet and share ideas. Every three weeks, faculty from around the university are invited to bring ideas and examples of what works in their classroom. We will focus on a range of topics including brief activities suc

Screen/Society--Rights! Camera! Action! Film Series--"Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare"

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:00
Film Screening: "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare" (Susan Froemke & Matthew Heineman, 2012, 95 min, USA, in English, Color, DVD) / "Escape Fire" tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? Award-winning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. The f

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:00
It¿s not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans' concerns and is at the center of a political firestorm in our nation's Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. Escape Fire examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of

Visualization in D3 (DataFest Workshop Series)

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 23:00
Thu, Mar 19, 2015: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM See event description

What is 3D Printing?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 19:00
Thu, Mar 19, 2015: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Bostock Library Room 039 See a 3D printer in action and find out about various printing projects happening around campus.

Rachel Levitsky, Founder of Belladonna* Feminist Avant-Garde Collective: A Reading and Talk

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:00
Join the Rubenstein Library for an program with poet, scholar, and activist Rachel Levitsky. Levitsky, who founded Belladonna*, will share its history, mission, and aesthetics and read selections from both her writings and work published by the Belladonna* collective. Levitsky will also share the collaborative work she's done within Belladonna*, Pratt Institute, and the Office of Recuperative Strategies with a focus on the research methodologies and practices involved. (Please bring your lunch.

Focus group for faculty and graduate students: Accessing full-text online articles

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 14:00
Thu, Mar 19, 2015: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See event description Share your experience accessing online articles, and help Duke librarians improve this critical aspect of conducting research. Light refreshments and $10 Amazon gift card provided for all participants! Location of event: Meet in lobby of Perkins Library (beside elevators and stone staircase)

Data munging with R and dplyr (DataFest Workshop Series)

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 22:00
Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM See event description

Focus group for undergraduates: Getting full-text online articles

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:00
Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Perkins Library Room 118 Share your experiences accessing online articles, and help Duke librarians improve this important aspect of doing research. All participants receive $10 Amazon gift cards and light snacks!

Setting Up Playgrounds for the Digital Humanities

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 20:30
Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Edge: Workshop Room In this keynote presentation we will look at the general landscape of digital humanities around the world. We will explore digital humanities at the intersections between computational approaches to culture, knowledge design and curation, and scholarly networks. In particular, we will focus on the process of learning how to build projects and work collaboratively a

Introduction to Omeka

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 18:15
Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM Edge: Digital Studio Omeka is a tool to build online exhibits and collections around cultural artifacts. The open source platform was developed by the good people of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason. Omeka is now used by many scholars, librarians, curators and cultural workers of all

Sonic Dictionary: A Digital Database of Sounds

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:00
Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Edge: Digital Studio The Sonic Dictionary is an experimental reference source for audio culture built in Omeka. Essentially a database of audio recordings, the site houses material created and edited by students from multiple undergraduate courses. The Sonic Dictionary also features exhibits co-authored by student participants that curate individual recordings into narratives connecte

CIT Office Hours

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:00
Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avai

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