VFF: Visualizing the Stock Market

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-12-09 17:00
Fri, Dec 09, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
Traditional approaches to visualizing financial markets are unable to fully capture the intraday dynamics of said markets. I will be presenting a novel visualization technique for the limit order books of NASDAQ stock symbols. Compared with classical graphical approaches, this limit order book visualization tool facilitates the study of complex stock pricing dynamics. I will also discuss our current work in econophysics, particularly in analyzing the short time scale dynamics of the limit order book. Econophysics addresses financial and economic modeling problems from the perspective of physics, using tools and approaches developed in statistical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics.

VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-12-09 17:00
Fri, Dec 09, 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)

Black and Pink Holiday Card Party

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-12-09 16:30
Other (see event description)
West Campus

This semester Rubenstein Librarians worked with Dr. Jennifer Ansley's Writing 101 class on Women's Prison Writing. Reading the poetry, essays, and other writings by incarcerated women and learning more about activism with incarcerated people inspired us to host this event. Black and Pink is an organization that supports incarcerated LGBTQ people. One of their outreach programs is their annual holiday card parties to send messages of hope, kindness, and connection to people in prison.

At the program we will be decorating postcards to send to incarcerated people. Supplies and postage stamps will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own—please note that we can only use colored pencils and rubber stamps to decorate cards (no crayon, marker, or stickers according to their guidelines). Cookies  and drinks will be provided, and you may bring a bag lunch. Drop in for a little while or stay the whole time! The event will be held in the Beckstett Classroom, 150 Rubenstein Library. 

 

What to Read this Month: December 2016

Humanities - Thu, 2016-12-08 21:22

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It’s one of my favorite times of the year!  Yes, that’s right it’s “year’s best books” season.  Many places, including the NYT, Washington Post, NPR, Vulture, and many more.

I’m happy to say that we have many of these books in our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections, though I’ll warn you now that you may have to get on the waiting list for some titles!  Here are a selection.

undergroundThe Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead (appears on almost every list).  A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey–hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

 

privatecitizensPrivate Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte.  This book is number three on Vulture’s list: “It’s a rare and bracing thing to see a debut novelist confident enough to pour acid on an entire system (in this case, the one we call meritocracy). The millennials have teeth.” The novel’s four whip-smart narrators–idealistic Cory, Internet-lurking Will, awkward Henrik, and vicious Linda–are torn between fixing the world and cannibalizing it. In boisterous prose that ricochets between humor and pain, the four estranged friends stagger through the Bay Area’s maze of tech startups, protestors, gentrifiers, karaoke bars, house parties, and cultish self-help seminars, washing up in each other’s lives once again.

thewonderAs described on the NPR list, “The Wonder: A Novel by Emma Donoghue is just that: ‘a wonder’ of a story about religious delusion and self-denial set in 19th-century Ireland.” Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, THE WONDER works beautifully on many levels–a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

 

darkroomIn the Darkroom by Susan Faludi is featured on NYT’s list: “When Faludi learned that her estranged and elderly father had undergone gender reassignment surgery, in 2004, it marked the resumption of a difficult relationship. Her father was violent and full of contradictions: a Hungarian Holocaust survivor and Leni Riefenstahl fanatic, he stabbed a man her mother was seeing and used the incident to avoid paying alimony. In this rich, arresting and ultimately generous memoir, Faludi — long known for her feminist journalism — tries to reconcile Steven, the overbearing patriarch her father once was, with Stefánie, the old woman she became.”

secondhandThe Washington Post includes Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets: by  Svetlana Alexievich: “Alexievich turns on a tape recorder and listens to average Russians describing their lives amid the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Alexievich, who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature, has produced one of the most vivid and incandescent accounts yet attempted of this society caught in the throes of change.  It is the story of what one character aptly describes as ‘our lost generation — a communist upbringing and capitalist life.'”

 

smallbombsThe Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan appears on both the lists of Vulture and NYT.   It is an expansive and deeply humane novel that is at once groundbreaking in its empathy, dazzling in its acuity, and ambitious in scope.  When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family’s television set at a repair shop with their friend Mansoor Ahmed one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb–one of the many “small” bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world–detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys, to the devastation of their parents. Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb.

Since it’s the season of giving, here are two other things you might find useful when selecting a good read.  The Guardian does a slightly different kind of end of year roundup.  They have various writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Julian Barnes select their favorite reads of the year.  Also, NPR has a really fun Book Concierge that lets you use filters to explore titles recommended by their staff and critics.

CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Thu, 2016-12-08 18:00
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.

Relax and Recharge at Lilly During Finals

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Thu, 2016-12-08 16:53
Finals week at Lilly

Take a moment to recharge your gray matter at Lilly Library’s Relaxation Station

Relax and Recharge at Lilly During Finals

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Thu, 2016-12-08 16:53
Finals week at Lilly

Take a moment to recharge your gray matter at Lilly Library’s Relaxation Station

Take the Library Home with You

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Thu, 2016-12-08 16:50
Just a sampling of the hundreds of popular titles you can now download as eBooks or audiobooks and enjoy on your own device. Click on the image to get started.

Music, movies, audiobooks, and more that you can enjoy while you’re home for the holidays

Take the Library Home with You

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Thu, 2016-12-08 16:50
Just a sampling of the hundreds of popular titles you can now download as eBooks or audiobooks and enjoy on your own device. Click on the image to get started.

Music, movies, audiobooks, and more that you can enjoy while you’re home for the holidays

Take the Library Home with You

Humanities - Wed, 2016-12-07 19:45

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As you are preparing for your much needed break, I hope you remember that the library will still be here for you!  Maybe you already know that you can access many of our online resources from home or that you can check out books to take home with you.  We also have movies and music that you can stream and some e-books that you can download to your devices.  Here are some of the resources we have to do this!

Streaming Videos

Alexander Street Video Collection: Find and watch streaming video across multiple Alexander Street Press video collections on diverse topics that include newsreels, documentaries, field recordings, interviews and lectures.

Docuseek2 Collection: Find and watch streaming video of documentary and social issues films.

Films on Demand: Find and watch streaming video with academic, vocational, and life-skills content.

Kanopy: Watch thousands of award-winning documentaries and feature films including titles from the Criterion Collection.

Go to bit.ly/dukevideos to access these video collections.

Streaming Music

Naxos Music Library:  Huge selection of classical music recordings—over 1,925,000 tracks!

Jazz Music Library:  Access a wide range of recordings from jazz classics to contemporary jazz.

Contemporary World Music and Smithsonian Global Sound: Listen to music from around the world, including reggae, Bollywood, fado, American folk music, and more.

Metropolitan Opera on Demand:  For opera fans, a large selection of opera videos from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.

All of these streaming music sources can be accessed at library.duke.edu/music/resources/listening-online

Overdrive Books

Go to duke.overdrive.com to access downloadable eBooks and audiobooks that can be enjoyed on all major computers and devices, including iPhones®, iPads®, Nooks®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindles®.

CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Wed, 2016-12-07 15:00
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.

Containment of Ebola and Polio in Low-Resource Settings Using Principles and Practices of Emergency Operations Centers in Public Health

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Wed, 2016-12-07 08:35
Author(s):Shuaib, F.M. | Musa, P.F. | Muhammad, A. | Musa, E. | Nyanti, S. | Mkanda, P. | Mahoney, F. | Corkum, M. | Durojaiye, M. | Nganda, G.W. | Sani, S.U. | Dieng, B. | Banda, R. | Ali Pate, M.<br>Publication year: 2017<br>Journal / Book title: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice<br><br>Access <a href="https://www.scopus.com/results/results.url?sort=plf-f&src=s&nlo=1&nlr=20&nls=&affilName=duke&sid=50C4CC75DD91BE54EF957326B03AC936.WeLimyRvBMk2ky9SFKc8Q%3a330&sot=afnl&sdt=cl&cluster=scopubyr%2c%222016%22%2ct%2c%222015%22%2ct%2bscosubtype%2c%22ar%22%2ct%2c%22ip%22%2ct%2c%22re%22%2ct%2c%22ch%22%2ct%2bscosubjabbr%2c%22ARTS%22%2cf%2c%22ECON%22%2cf%2c%22BUSI%22%2cf&sl=207&s=%28AF-ID%28%22Duke+University%22+60008724%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22P.M.+Gross+Chemical+Laboratory%22+60019814%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22Duke+University+Marine+Laboratory%22+60020096%29+OR+AF-ID%28%22Duke+Institute+for+Genome+Sciences+%26+Policy%22+60076653%29%29&origin=rssreader">all results</a> for your search in Scopus<br>

Determination and correlation of the partition coefficients of 48 volatile organic and environmentally relevant compounds between air and silicone oil

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Wed, 2016-12-07 08:35
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The Long Night Against Procrastination

Bostock Library - The Edge
West Campus

Don’t let all the final papers, presentations, and exams sneak up on you! Duke UniversityLibrary's Long Night Against Procrastination is a night set up for maximum productivity–an evening you can devote to staying on stop of everything on your to-do list.

 Staff from the Libraries, the TWP Writing Studio, and the Academic Resource Center will be on hand to provide research and writing assistance.  You can track your study progress and pick up free study materials throughout the evening.

There will also be stress-relieving activities including coloring, button-making and relaxation stations for when you need a short brain break.Pick up de-stressing tips  from Campus Wellness.  And, of course, there will be plenty of snacks and coffee to feed your productivity.  Come out for a Long Night Against Procrastination and conquer your finals week!

Sponsored by Duke University Libraries, the TWP Writing Studio, Duke Student Wellness Center, and the Academic Resource Center

The Long Night Against Procrastination

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-12-07 00:00
Bostock Library - The Edge
West Campus

Don’t let all the final papers, presentations, and exams sneak up on you! Duke UniversityLibrary's Long Night Against Procrastination is a night set up for maximum productivity–an evening you can devote to staying on stop of everything on your to-do list.

 Staff from the Libraries, the TWP Writing Studio, and the Academic Resource Center will be on hand to provide research and writing assistance.  You can track your study progress and pick up free study materials throughout the evening.

There will also be stress-relieving activities including coloring, button-making and relaxation stations for when you need a short brain break.Pick up de-stressing tips  from Campus Wellness.  And, of course, there will be plenty of snacks and coffee to feed your productivity.  Come out for a Long Night Against Procrastination and conquer your finals week!

Sponsored by Duke University Libraries, the TWP Writing Studio, Duke Student Wellness Center, and the Academic Resource Center

Distance Education Special Interest Group

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-12-06 20:00
Bostock 024
West Campus

Join your distance education colleagues for an engaging discussion with panelists from EdPlus at Arizona State University (ASU). For two years in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative university in the country by US News & World Report and is widely recognized as a leader in online and global education.
RSVP: Not required [open to anyone at Duke with an interest in distance education]
Contact: Sophia Stone (sophia.stone@duke.edu)

Distance Education Special Interest Group

CIT Events Test - Tue, 2016-12-06 20:00
Bostock 024
West Campus

Join your distance education colleagues for an engaging discussion with panelists from EdPlus at Arizona State University (ASU). For two years in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative university in the country by US News & World Report and is widely recognized as a leader in online and global education.
RSVP: Not required [open to anyone at Duke with an interest in distance education]
Contact: Sophia Stone (sophia.stone@duke.edu)

East Campus Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Tue, 2016-12-06 19:00
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.

Next-generation polyploid phylogenetics: rapid resolution of hybrid polyploid complexes using PacBio single-molecule sequencing

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Tue, 2016-12-06 08:13
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The expanding role of stereotactic body radiation therapy in oligometastatic solid tumors: What do we know and where are we going?

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Tue, 2016-12-06 08:13
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