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Adobe Illustrator for Diagrams and Visualizations (DVS Workshop Series)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-10-14 13:30
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

In this workshop you will learn the basics of using Adobe Illustrator, the professional standard in vector graphics software for creating conceptual diagrams, infographics, and for fine-tuning charts and graphs. Many people avoid using it because of its steep learning curve, but you will see that it is quite easy to combine simple shapes to create interesting and clear diagrams, and to give all your work that professional edge. There are no prerequisites, but consider complimenting this with Graphic Design for Conceptual Diagrams, given the previous week!

Questions about this workshop?  Email askdata@duke.edu

DVS Workshop: Adobe Illustrator for Diagrams and Visualizations

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-10-14 13:30
Fri, Oct 14, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
In this workshop you will learn the basics of using Adobe Illustrator, the professional standard in vector graphics software for creating conceptual diagrams, infographics, and for fine-tuning charts and graphs. Many people avoid using it because of its steep learning curve, but you will see that it is quite easy to combine simple shapes to create interesting and clear diagrams, and to give all your work that professional edge. There are no prerequisites, but consider complimenting this with Graphic Design for Conceptual Diagrams, given the previous week!

Book Talk: Eric Fair, Author of "Consequence: A Memoir" (2016)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-10-13 20:00
Rubenstein 153 (Holst-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Eric Fair, an Army veteran, served as an interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor. He was stationed at the Abu Ghraib prison and in Fallujah in 2004. In his new memoir, Consequence (Henry Holt & Co., 2016), Fair writes about feeling haunted by what he did, what he saw, and what he heard in Iraq, from the beating of prisoners to witnessing the use of sleep deprivation, stress positions, diet manipulation, isolation, and other so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

In this talk, Fair will discuss the fallout from that experience, from a war-strained marriage and a heart transplant to the moral struggle of speaking out publicly against his country’s use of torture on prisoners.

Free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

Sponsored by the Duke University Libraries, Duke Human Rights Center@the Franklin Humanities Institute, Forum for Scholars and Publics, and Duke Chapel.

 

More about Eric Fair

 

For more information, contact:

Aaron Welborn, Director of Communications

 

Book Talk: Eric Fair, Author of "Consequence: A Memoir" (2016)

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-10-13 20:00
Thu, Oct 13, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Eric Fair, an Army veteran, served as an interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor. He was stationed at the Abu Ghraib prison and in Fallujah in 2004. In his new memoir, "Consequence" (Henry Holt & Co., 2016), Fair writes about feeling haunted by what he did, what he saw, and what he heard in Iraq, from the beating of prisoners to witnessing the use of sleep deprivation, stress positions, diet manipulation, isolation, and other so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques." In this talk, Fair will discuss the fallout from that experience, from a war-strained marriage and a heart transplant to the moral struggle of speaking out publicly against his country's use of torture on prisoners. Free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

Introduction to ArcGIS (DVS Workshop Series)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-10-13 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Do you want to find out how geographic information (GIS) software can aid your research?  This class will provide an overview of how ArcGIS software can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, as well as discuss ways for managing your GIS project.  Examples will focus on social science “feature” or “vector” data, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later for more focused instruction.

Questions about this workshop?  Email askdata@duke.edu

DVS Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-10-13 17:00
Thu, Oct 13, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Do you want to find out how geographic information (GIS) software can aid your research? This class will provide an overview of how ArcGIS software can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, as well as discuss ways for managing your GIS project. Examples will focus on social science "feature" or "vector" data, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later for more focused instruction.

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker: Carlos Sandoval | Reception & Public Conversation

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-10-12 21:00
Rubenstein 153 (Holst-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library is proud to welcome Carlos Sandoval as the fourth Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker.

Sandoval will engage in a public conversation with Dr. Diamonstein-Spielvogel on his career and work in the Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room on October 12. Refreshments available at 5:00. The conversation will begin promptly at 5:30pm.

Event is free and open to the public.

More information: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/documentaryarts/news

SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Management Strategies and Techniques

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-10-12 18:00
Wed, Oct 12, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
Compared to survey research, data management strategies in qualitative research are often ad-hoc, and produced after the data collection process has been completed. Different qualitative methods produce different types of data and require different analytical approaches, yet there are several strategies worth considering for managing your data and can be planned and deployed prior to commencing data collection in order to facilitate the transition from data collection to data analysis. This workshop will cover a range of qualitative data management strategies in order to help researchers plan for data collection, or to help researchers manage data during or after the collection process. Some time will be given to the role of NVivo software in facilitating data management and preparing for data analysis. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-10-12 18:00
Wed, Oct 12, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop offers an introduction to Qualtrics survey software, a package available (at no cost to researchers) for use across Duke's campus and medical center. This powerful, easy-to-use system is a great way to collect information online, whether as part of a research protocol or for administrative purposes such as program evaluation. This workshop will introduce participants to the Qualtrics system, demonstrate how to set up an account, create a questionnaire and access its results. It will also cover some basic tools that can be used to customize the questionnaire to fit your needs, such as using display and skip logic to collect more detailed information from a subset of your audience. The workshop is taught through the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology (DISM) in collaboration with the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT). Participants will receive a very brief overview of the consulting and other services DISM offers to help Duke researchers develop and conduct surveys. The workshop itself will conclude at 1:30, with a half hour after that time for Q&A. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-10-07 16:00
Fri, Oct 07, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
The Visualization Friday Forum is an informal meeting for faculty, staff and students from across the university to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Each week, a speaker is invited to prepare a 35-minute informal presentation for a 50-minute time slot. The presentation is centered on a scientific problem or visualization technique. Participants in the audience are encouraged to engage in a discussion with the speaker. The goal of the weekly meetings is to build an interdisciplinary community whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. For weekly updates about the Visualization Friday Forum, please visit our website (http://vis.duke.edu/FridayForum) or subscribe to our listserv (https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/subscribe/visualization)

Graphic Design for Conceptual Diagrams (DVS Workshop Series)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-10-07 13:30
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Well-designed diagrams aren’t just pretty; they convey information effectively by working in concert with human perception. The problem is that effective graphic design isn’t intuitive – it takes some training that not many of us have had. The good news is that with a bit of guidance, we can quickly make large improvements in what we produce and recognize how to improve what we’ve created in the past. In this workshop you will learn a few core principles of good graphic design, some common visual metaphors for conveying your ideas, and practice visual brainstorming for more creative communication. There are no prerequisites, but you may want to compliment this workshop by taking the Adobe Illustrator workshop the following week!

Questions about this workshop?  Email askdata@duke.edu

DVS Workshop: Graphic Design for Conceptual Diagrams

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-10-07 13:30
Fri, Oct 07, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Well-designed diagrams aren't just pretty; they convey information effectively by working in concert with human perception. The problem is that effective graphic design isn't intuitive - it takes some training that not many of us have had. The good news is that with a bit of guidance, we can quickly make large improvements in what we produce and recognize how to improve what we've created in the past. In this workshop you will learn a few core principles of good graphic design, some common visual metaphors for conveying your ideas, and practice visual brainstorming for more creative communication. There are no prerequisites, but you may want to compliment this workshop by taking the Adobe Illustrator workshop the following week!

SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Collection Techniques

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-10-05 18:00
Wed, Oct 05, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop provides an overview on the rationales and methods for qualitative data collection. Qualitative research methods, including in-depth interviews, focus groups, archival analysis, and participant observation, vary considerably in the resources and time required to execute them reliably, and in the types of data they generate. Which data collection techniques are appropriate to which kinds of research questions and projects, and how do you execute these methods well? How are issues of reliability and validity considered and weighed in qualitative research? This research workshop will provide an introduction to a range of qualitative research methods as well as an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

Advanced Tableau - Data Structures (DVS Workshop Series)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-10-05 17:30
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop will focus on the challenges of using different types and structures of data in Tableau.  We will learn how to clean and organize various data sources for Tableau, how to join and blend data to combine datasets, and how to design visualizations when datasets have been joined or blended.

 

Questions about this workshop?  Email askdata@duke.edu

DVS Workshop: Advanced Tableau - Data Structures

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-10-05 17:30
Wed, Oct 05, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
This workshop will focus on the challenges of using different types and structures of data in Tableau. We will learn how to clean and organize various data sources for Tableau, how to join and blend data to combine datasets, and how to design visualizations when datasets have been joined or blended.

East Campus Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Tue, 2016-10-04 18:00
Lilly Library Computer Lab
East Campus

Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology.  Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-09-30 16:00
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
The Visualization Friday Forum is an informal meeting for faculty, staff and students from across the university to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Each week, a speaker is invited to prepare a 35-minute informal presentation for a 50-minute time slot. The presentation is centered on a scientific problem or visualization technique. Participants in the audience are encouraged to engage in a discussion with the speaker. The goal of the weekly meetings is to build an interdisciplinary community whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. For weekly updates about the Visualization Friday Forum, please visit our website (http://vis.duke.edu/FridayForum) or subscribe to our listserv (https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/subscribe/visualization)

Introduction to QGIS (DVS Workshop Series)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-09-29 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Looking for an open source desktop application for Geographic Information System (GIS)?  QGIS Desktop is one alternative to using other mapping applications that can be costly and QGIS runs of multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux.  In this introductory workshop we will discuss the benefits of using QGIS, introduce basic mapping concepts, and demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS.

Questions about this workshop?  Email askdata@duke.edu

DVS Workshop: Introduction to QGIS

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-09-29 17:00
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Looking for an open source desktop application for Geographic Information System (GIS)? QGIS Desktop is one alternative to using other mapping applications that can be costly and QGIS runs of multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux. In this introductory workshop we will discuss the benefits of using QGIS, introduce basic mapping concepts, and demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS.

CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Thu, 2016-09-29 17:00
Bostock 024
West Campus

Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology.  Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

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