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Research Computing: So many options for a virtual machine - How do I choose?

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Fri, 2016-03-04 18:30
Fri, Mar 4, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Research Computing: So many options for a virtual machine - How do I choose?

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-03-04 18:30
Fri, Mar 4, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-03-04 17:00
Fri, Mar 04, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend.

DVS Workshop: Designing Academic Figures and Posters

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-03-04 15:00
Fri, Mar 4, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
Figures and other forms of visual representation can have a huge impact on the communication of research to a broader audience.  A well designed figure can summarize research, captivate audience interest, and/or explain complicated phenomena and processes.  Likewise, becoming familiar with good strategies for poster design allows researchers to take full advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues and promote their own research.  This workshop will cover basic considerations for designing effective academic figures and posters, including use of color, layout, fonts/typography, and software choices.

Virginia Woolf: Writing Surfaces and Writing Depths

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-03-03 21:00
Thu, Mar 03, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Dr. Leslie Kathleen Hankins is a professor in the department of English and Creative Writing at Cornell College and past president of the International Virginia Woolf Society. She will give a talk on the various writing surfaces used by Woolf throughout her life, including the desk now on display in the Rubenstein Library that was acquired as part of the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection. How did this desk shape the apprenticeship of Virginia Stephen into a writer? What did she write at this desk? How did it launch her career? In addition to the desk at Duke, Hankins will discuss Woolf's decorated writing table in Cassis, as well as an overstuffed chair and lap board in a storage room at Hogarth Press and in Woolf's writing shed. Along the way, she will consider how Woolf's desk selections demonstrate a nuanced negotiation of gender performance and the writing profession as she crafted an innovative writing space through standing/walking/and shabby chic desk strategies. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-03-03 18:00
Thu, Mar 3, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
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.

DVS Workshop: OnYourLaptop - Part 3/3 - Web Scraping - gathering data from websites, HTML & JSON Parsing, APIs and gathering Twitter streams

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-03-02 18:30
Wed, Mar 2, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
This hands-on workshop will enable participants to

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-03-02 15:00
Wed, Mar 2, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
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.

The Banjo: America's African Instrument

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-03-01 22:00
Tue, Mar 01, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"The Garage
Please join us for a Faculty Bookwatch discussion - with live musical performance! - of "The Banjo: America's African Instrument" by Laurent Dubois, Professor of History and Romance Studies. Featuring the musician/multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons (founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops; http://www.domflemons.com/), banjo builder and player Pete Ross (http://www.banjopete.com/), ethnomusicologists Robert Cantwell (UNC) and Louise Meintjes (Duke), and Dubois himself. Moderated by FHI Director Deborah Jenson. About the book: The banjo has been called by many names over its history, but they all refer to the same sound-strings humming over skin-that has eased souls and electrified crowds for centuries. "The Banjo" invites us to hear that sound afresh in a biography of one of America's iconic folk instruments. Attuned to a rich heritage spanning continents and cultures, Laurent Dubois traces the banjo from humble origins, revealing how it became one of the great stars of American musical life.

SSRI~ Workshop: Program Evaluation

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-03-01 17:00
Tue, Mar 01, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop offers an overview of program evaluation, or the systematic investigation of the merit, worth, or significance of a program. Topics covered will include: when and why to conduct evaluation; types of evaluations; key aspects of an evaluation, including logic model development, data sources and data collection, analysis and reporting, and guiding resultant programmatic change; and tips for feasibly and effectively implementing evaluation at a program or organization. This workshop focuses on evaluation from the perspective of programs or organizations and will be of particular interest to people working in such settings who are looking to learn more about evaluation, but it is also relevant to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, or other researchers who are interested in evaluation and applied research. Registration required; please click "More Information" below to access the registration form.

VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-02-26 17:00
Fri, Feb 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend.

DVS Workshop: Basic Data Cleaning and Analysis for Data Tables

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-02-26 14:30
Fri, Feb 26, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
Tables of data, like those you see in spreadsheets or relational databases, are the foundation of most data-driven research today.  There are many pitfalls of working with these tables, though, that most people end up having to learn the hard way.  In this workshop, we'll take a dataset that has a variety of different properties and learn to work through many common steps of data-driven research to clean and begin analyzing the data.  We'll be using Excel to make sure the methods we suggest can be reproduced easily "at home," but many of these techniques are important for other data analysis tools as well. No data experience necessary.

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-02-25 18:00
Thu, Feb 25, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
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.

DVS Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-02-25 15:00
Thu, Feb 25, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 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 starting points for obtaining data and ways for managing your GIS project.  Examples will focus on social science 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.

Research Computing: So many options for a virtual machine - How do I choose?

Edge Events - Wed, 2016-02-24 20:00
Wed, Feb 24, 2016: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Whether your need for a dedicated server environment is on the order of hours or years, includes sensitive data or not, requires Windows or Linux, OIT has options for you! This workshop will discuss the offerings, how they are similar and different, and provide an opportunity to get hands-on practice provisioning (or requesting) various kinds of VMs. Please plan to have a laptop with you for the hands-on portion of the workshop.

Registration required at: training.oit.duke.edu/research


Research Computing: So many options for a virtual machine - How do I choose?

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Wed, 2016-02-24 20:00
Wed, Feb 24, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Research Computing: So many options for a virtual machine - How do I choose?

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-02-24 20:00
Wed, Feb 24, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

DVS Workshop: Analysis with R

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-02-24 18:00
Wed, Feb 24, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
Explore the basics of the R programming language for statistics and graphing in this introductory workshop. This hands on workshop covers the basics of getting help, loading, managing, graphing, and analyzing data in R. No previous experience with R is required.  Course materials will be available before the class for workshop participants.

OIT's Learn IT @ Lunch: Is Technology Good for the Environment?

Edge Events - Wed, 2016-02-24 17:00
Wed, Feb 24, 2016: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Presenter: Casey Roe, Assistant Director - Sustainable Duke

Technology has many sustainable benefits, such as reduced travel and paper consumption, but it also has an environmental footprint. We’ll discuss the impacts of computing, from mountaintop removal to electronic waste, as well as the sustainability benefits. The workshop will focus on personal actions you can to reduce your footprint, including the Duke Green Workplace Certification. Take what you learn home with you to save a few dollars on your next energy bill!http://sustainability.duke.edu/


OIT's Learn IT @ Lunch: Is Technology Good for the Environment?

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Wed, 2016-02-24 17:00
Wed, Feb 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

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