R we having fun yet?! -- Shiny -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-02-16 17:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This Spring the Data & Visualization Services Department will host a series of campus/community-oriented, informal sessions on the R programming language.  Our goals is to promote a friendly environment for exploring the extensible capabilities of the R software environment specifically supported through R and RStudio.  Beginner's are welcome, experts will be encourage to share topical expertise.  How has R enabled your work?  What else can R help you accomplish?  Join us most Thursdays at noon in the Edge, Workshop Room.  Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

 

Initial Meetings:

 
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From Kielbasa to Sfincione: A Personal and Academic Exploration of Urban Foods

Humanities - Thu, 2017-02-16 16:23

Guest post by Ashley Rose Young, Ph.D. candidate in History at Duke and the Business History Graduate Intern at the Hartman Center.

My life has always revolved around the sale and distribution of food. My food-centric lifestyle is not all that surprising, as my family owns and operates gourmet food stores in Pittsburgh. By the time I was three years old, I was working behind the counter, standing on a plastic milk carton so that customers could see me while I earned my family “business degree.” After years of practice (and a growth spurt or two) I could easily reach over the counter to hand my family’s homemade kielbasas to customers. My grandfather made those sausages. He established the family business, too, by starting as an itinerant vendor at a roadside food stand in the 1940s. Over time, he worked his way towards opening a series of grocery stores with the support of my grandmother, mother, aunts, and uncles. Together, my family created a business committed to supporting small-scale local farmers and artisans while preserving the culinary heritage of Pittsburgh.

A profile of McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores featuring a photo of the author (age 5) with her grandparents, mother, and aunts.

Inspired by my own experiences and those of my family, my dissertation research focuses on urban food economies in the United States. Specifically, I study street food and market vendors in New Orleans and the global influences on the city’s Creole cuisine. As a major Atlantic port city, New Orleans was connected to communities and food cultures throughout the Atlantic Rim, adopting ingredients like okra from West Africa and cooking techniques like starting soups with a French-style roux. Tracing those influences, I have visited archives and conducted fieldwork in countries like France, Italy, and Morocco, all of which influenced the development Creole cuisine. At the National Library in France, I studied the parallels and dissimilarities between artistic renderings of street food vendors in Paris and those in New Orleans. While the images were different in the ways they revealed cultural bias, in both places it was common for artists to pair images of food vendors with sheet music that captured their cries of “Piping hot rice fritters!” and “Beautiful cakes!”

Fascinated by the prevalence of street cries in New Orleans’ historic soundscape, I sought connections to modern day street food cultures. In order to do so, I conducted fieldwork in Palermo, Sicily—a city known for its musical food vendors. Although most people do not associate New Orleans with Italian food culture, in the late nineteenth century, the city had one of the largest Sicilian immigrant populations in the world. In fact, at that time, New Orleanians colloquially referred to the French Quarter as “Little Palermo.” The sonorous voices of Sicilian food vendors rang throughout the city. Folklorists captured their calls on the page in compendiums like Gumbo Ya-Ya: Folktales of Louisiana (1945). In that volume, an Italian vendor is described as singing while he hawks his wares: “Cantal—ope—ah! Fresh and fine, just off a de vine, only a dime!”

A drawing and sheet music depicting a rice fritter vendor in twentieth century New Orleans. “The Calas Girl,” Cooking in the Old Créole Days: La Cuisine Créole à l’Usage des Petits Menages (New York, R. H. Russell, 1903).

Modern-day Palermo’s urban food scene shares similarities with New Orleans’ historic one. Like the Big Easy, Palermo’s streets are crowded with food vendors who entreat passersby with humorous and delightful calls. One of their more popular grab-n-go foods in the city is sfincione, or street pizza. Sfincione is simple and economical—a tasty combination of spongy crust, tomato sauce, olive oil, and a healthy sprinkling of dried parsley. Commenting on those humble origins with a bit of humor, one of the traditional Palermitano street cries is: “Scarsu d’ogghio e chinu i prubulazzo!” Or, in English, “Lack of oil and plenty of dust!” Another more enticing cry is, “Uara u sfuinnavi uara! Chistu è sfinciuni ra bella viaro!”—“I’ve just taken it out of the oven! This is a very beautiful sfincione!” The street cries of Palermo work in similar ways to those of historic New Orleans, attracting the attention of potential customers with a witty, entertaining performance. For food vendors past and present, charm is a major component of their business strategy. I had witnessed the power of charisma so long ago, perched on my milk carton while my mother wrapped parcels of sausage and joked with customers.

Sfincione vendor, Palermo, Sicily, 2014. Photo by Ashley Rose Young.

Entranced by that charm and my newfound academic approach to food, a dissertation (or one might say obsession) was brought to life. Even when traveling without a research agenda, I was constantly analyzing the local food cultures around me to connect what I observed in New Orleans with what I witnessed abroad. There were a few surprises along the way. While in Peru for an academic conference, for example, I learned about a maize beer called chicha de jora that resembled a fermented corn beverage popularized by Choctaw Indians in colonial New Orleans. Although I had originally focused my dissertation research on New Orleans’ connections to Europe, West Africa, and the Caribbean, the discovery of chicha de jora encouraged me to study Latin American influences on Creole cuisine as well.

Municipal Market, Cusco, Peru, 2014. Photo by Ashley Rose Young.

Photography was a means of crystalizing these connections while also honoring the distinctiveness of community food cultures. Over the years, as I wandered through countless markets, I sought to capture the vibrancy of locally grown produce, the entrepreneurial spirit of food vendors, and the enduring presence of local food cultures in an age of homogenized industrial food.

I now have the opportunity to share these dynamic cultures in an exhibit I’ve curated for Perkins Library: To Market, to Market! Urban Street Food Culture Around the Globe. Through this exhibit, you can compare the texture and shape of ruby red radishes in Paris with their kaleidoscopic counterparts in Durham. Or you can draw parallels between curbside displays of fish in Essaouira, Morocco with those for sale at the Vietnamese Farmers’ Market in New Orleans East. The exhibit, which consists of twenty-four photographs, is loosely organized, encouraging you to create your own narrative of the interconnectivity of urban food around the world.

The exhibit is installed on the Student Wall on the first floor of Perkins Library, opposite the Thompson Writing Studio. It runs through March 1, 2017.

Come Read the Novella that “Arrival” is Based On

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Thu, 2017-02-16 15:02

Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang won the Nebula Awards’ Best Novella in 1999

Come Read the Novella that “Arrival” is Based On

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Thu, 2017-02-16 15:02

Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang won the Nebula Awards’ Best Novella in 1999

Cyber-assurance for the internet of things

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-02-16 05:00

Published: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley : IEEE Press, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Forest structure, function, and dynamics in western Amazonia

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-02-16 05:00

Published: Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Synthesized transmission lines : design, circuit implementation, and phased array applications

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-02-16 05:00

Published: Singapore : John Wiley & Sons, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Advances in motivation science. Volume three

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Thu, 2017-02-16 05:00

Published: Waltham, MA : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

SSRI~ Workshop: Effective Survey Design for Online, Paper, and Mixed-mode Questionnaires

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-02-15 19:00
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop examines questionnaire design for online and paper questionnaires, such as screen layout and appearance, the use of images, and other aspects of the user interface which affect the accuracy of survey results. This course does not include programming, but focuses on the conceptual issues and considerations underpinning questionnaire design for online and paper designs. It also considers the design issues involved in combing such modes can be combined with other data collection modes, i.e., in-person or telephone. Registration required; please click "More Information" below to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Mapping in R

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-02-15 18:00
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Want to learn how the statistical software environment R can be used for mapping? R has become a popular mapping option for those who want to easily switch between spatial and statistical analysis and reproduce/share the code easily. This workshop will demonstrate how to import and view shapefiles, run statistical analysis, and create a leaflet map which can be used online. Prerequisites: Intro to R: Data Transformations, Analysis, and Data Structures AND Introduction to ArcGIS. Please attend both of these workshops or watch the videos from previous workshops.

Mapping in R

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-02-15 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Want to learn how the statistical software environment R can be used for mapping?  R has become a popular mapping option for those who want to easily switch between spatial and statistical analysis and reproduce/share the code easily.  This workshop will demonstrate how to import and view shapefiles, run statistical analysis, and create a leaflet map which can be used online.  Prerequisites: Intro to R: Data Transformations, Analysis, and Data Structures AND Introduction to ArcGIS.  Please attend both of these workshops or watch the videos from previous workshops.

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Ideas for Activism in the Time of Trump, featuring Mandy Carter

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-02-15 17:00
Other (see event description)
East Campus

Location: East Duke Parlors

Mandy Carter will speak about understanding the importance of the changing of hearts and minds and the changing of public policy in social justice movements, and how our North Carolina Moral Monday Movement can be a model of a diverse coalition that brings together social justice people to take a stand against the Trump Administration. Mandy Carter has a 50-year movement history of social, racial, and LGBTQA justice organizing since 1967. She is a co-founder of Southerners On New Ground and the National Black Justice Coalition. Her papers are housed at the Bingham Center. Sponsored by Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and Baldwin Scholars as part of the Gender Wednesday series. Co-sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. Lunch will be provided

Optional Facebook RSVP  

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CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Wed, 2017-02-15 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.

PETAL: A fully distributed location service for wireless ad hoc networks

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Wed, 2017-02-15 08:34
Author(s):Ilkhechi, A.R. | Korpeoglu, I. | Güdükbay, U. | Ulusoy, Ö.<br>Publication year: 2017<br>Journal / Book title: Journal of Network and Computer Applications<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>

A simple method for deriving the confidence regions for the penalized Cox’s model via the minimand perturbation

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Wed, 2017-02-15 08:34
Author(s):Lin, C.-Y. | Halabi, S.<br>Publication year: 2017<br>Journal / Book title: Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods<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>

Terra Ludus [electronic resource] : a novel about media, gender and sport

test-endeca-feed - Wed, 2017-02-15 00:00

Author: Bruce, Toni.
Published: Rotterdam, Netherlands ; Boston, Massachusetts ; Taipei, Taiwan : Sense Publishers, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

ScholComm on the Edge: GlassTree and GlassLeaf - publishing services for academics

Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

ScholComm on the Edge is a monthly discussion forum about emerging trends and technologies in scholarly communication.

For the February ScholComm on the Edge discussion, we'll be looking at some new publishing services aimed at academics: GlassTree https://glasstree.com/ and GlassLeaf https://services.glasstree.com/

These are services spun off local self-publishing company Lulu, and are trying to create a market where academic authors will self-publish, hiring companies like this to perform publishing services, but then keeping control over their works for themselves, to release them as open access or earn more money from their publications.

There's a good blog post about this from the Director of Publishing Strategy at Virginia Tech’s University Libraries:

Is There a Place for DIY in Scholarly Publishing? Lulu Says Yes (and may not be wrong)
https://blogs.lt.vt.edu/openvt/2016/12/22/is-there-a-place-for-diy-in-scholarly-publishing-lulu-says-yes-and-may-not-be-wrong/

On February 14 at 3pm, in the Edge Workshop Room, we'll be joined by Daniel Berze, Senior Vice President of Academic Publishing at GlassTree (https://glasstree.com/about/) and Kayci Wyatt, manager of publishing services at GlassLeaf. They will talk for about 15 minutes about their companies and the services they provide, and then the rest of the time will be open discussion about emerging academic publishing models, and how these might fit with the models academic libraries and academic authors are used to.

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ScholComm on the Edge: GlassTree and GlassLeaf - publishing services for academics

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-14 20:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

ScholComm on the Edge is a monthly discussion forum about emerging trends and technologies in scholarly communication.

For the February ScholComm on the Edge discussion, we'll be looking at some new publishing services aimed at academics: GlassTree https://glasstree.com/ and GlassLeaf https://services.glasstree.com/

These are services spun off local self-publishing company Lulu, and are trying to create a market where academic authors will self-publish, hiring companies like this to perform publishing services, but then keeping control over their works for themselves, to release them as open access or earn more money from their publications.

There's a good blog post about this from the Director of Publishing Strategy at Virginia Tech’s University Libraries:

Is There a Place for DIY in Scholarly Publishing? Lulu Says Yes (and may not be wrong)
https://blogs.lt.vt.edu/openvt/2016/12/22/is-there-a-place-for-diy-in-scholarly-publishing-lulu-says-yes-and-may-not-be-wrong/

On February 14 at 3pm, in the Edge Workshop Room, we'll be joined by Daniel Berze, Senior Vice President of Academic Publishing at GlassTree (https://glasstree.com/about/) and Kayci Wyatt, manager of publishing services at GlassLeaf. They will talk for about 15 minutes about their companies and the services they provide, and then the rest of the time will be open discussion about emerging academic publishing models, and how these might fit with the models academic libraries and academic authors are used to.

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SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Collection &amp; Management

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-14 19:00
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
Qualitative Data Collection & Management-This workshop provides an introduction to a range of qualitative research methods as well as an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. 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? We will also explore different ways of managing your data prior to commencing data collection in order to facilitate the transition to data analysis. 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: Qualitative Data Management Strategies and Techniques

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-14 19:00
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
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.