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Thinking about human memory

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-02-29 00:00

Author: Humphreys, Michael S., author.
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Holographic duality in condensed matter physics

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-02-29 00:00

Author: Zaanen, Jan, 1957- author.
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Luther's legacy : the Thirty Years War and the modern notion of 'state' in the empire, 1530s to 1790s

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-02-29 00:00

Author: Friedeburg, Robert von, author.
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Regional Variation in Written American English

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-02-29 00:00

Author: Grieve, Jack, author.
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Value of information in the earth sciences : integrating spatial modeling and decision analysis

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Mon, 2016-02-29 00:00

Author: Eidsvik, Jo, 1973- author.
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Transdifferentiation of human endothelial progenitors into smooth muscle cells

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Fri, 2016-02-26 19:10
Author(s):Ji, H. | Atchison, L. | Chen, Z. | Chakraborty, S. | Jung, Y. | Truskey, G.A. | Christoforou, N. | Leong, K.W.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: Biomaterials<br><br>Access <a href="http://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>

Risk factors for post-operative wound infection in the setting of chorioamnionitis and cesarean delivery

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Author(s):Dotters-Katz, S.K. | Feldman, C. | Puechl, A. | Grotegut, C.A. | Heine, R.P.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine<br><br>Access <a href="http://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>

An exploration of the role of religion/spirituality in the promotion of physicians' wellbeing in Emergency Medicine

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Author(s):Salmoirago-Blotcher, E. | Fitchett, G. | Leung, K. | Volturo, G. | Boudreaux, E. | Crawford, S. | Ockene, I. | Curlin, F.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: Preventive Medicine Reports<br><br>Access <a href="http://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>

Mistuned forced response predictions of an embedded rotor in a multistage compressor

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Author(s):Besem, F.M. | Kielb, R.E. | Galpin, P. | Zori, L. | Key, N.L.<br>Publication year: 2016<br>Journal / Book title: Journal of Turbomachinery<br><br>Access <a href="http://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>

Gallery Talk: Malignant Fever: Benjamin Rush and the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-02-26 19:00
Fri, Feb 26, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Mary Duke Biddle Room
Mandy L. Cooper, a Ph.D. candidate in History, will lead a gallery talk of the exhibit she curated, "Malignant Fever: Benjamin Rush and the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia," currently on display in the Mary Duke Biddle Room on the first floor of the Rubenstein Library. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Click "More Info" to see the exhibit website.

Tool Time: Lifting and Scraping

Preservation Underground - Fri, 2016-02-26 18:40

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Conservators can be a bit obsessive when it comes to hand tools. Not only must a tool be well suited to perform a specific task, but it must also be ergonomic. If a stock tool is not quite right for the job, I may modify it or just make the tool that I need from scratch. Making or adapting tools does not have to be time consuming or expensive, and some of my favorite tools are quite simple.

For example, I find myself doing a lot of lifting and scraping in my day-to-day work. Original binding material may need to be lifted or damaged paper may have small scarf tears that need to be manipulated. Scraping may be an effective method for mechanically removing accretions, desiccated adhesive, or old lining material. The following three examples are my favorite tools for these tasks, which I have either modified, fabricated, or purchased.

The Casselli 6 1/8″ micro-spatula is great for lifting very thin material, like paper. The size of the spatula ends and thin, flexible steel make it perfect for a lot of small tasks.

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Two modifications have really improved the working properties of this tool for me: shaping the rounded edge and making the center handle thicker. I have left the pointy end of my spatula unmodified, but I added a single bevel to the rounded end with 3M micro-finishing film abrasive to make it more like a blade. This allows me to get the tool underneath very thin material. The unmodified octagonal handle is fine for quick work, but really becomes tiresome on the pads of my index finger and thumb after lengthy use. I used a common material known as Elastack (by Sutton Scientifics, Inc.) to increase the circumference of the handle and make it more comfortable to hold. Elastack is available in two levels of softness and is very quick to apply or re-wrap to adjust the shape of a tool.

The Casselli is not robust or sharp enough for lifting heavy material (such as leather), so for those tasks I will often switch to a lifting knife. I made this small lifting knife from a 1/2″ Starrett hacksaw blade a few years ago in a workshop with Jeff Peachey and use it just about every day.

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The total time to make this tool was less than an hour and the material cost is quite low. After grinding the teeth off of the hacksaw blade and rough shaping the round edge using a belt sander, the final sharpening was done by hand. The handle is just thick horse butt leather cut to shape and adhered with PVA. Because the high-speed steel makes sharpening fairly quick, I find myself more likely to resharpen this knife than others in my collection made from harder steel.

A recent acquisition that I have been experimenting with lately is this micro-chisel made by Shanna Leino. With a bit of stropping, it is incredibly sharp and I find that it can do certain tasks better than a scalpel.

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One method of mechanically removing a solid, brittle accretion is to press a blade vertically, very close to the edge of the layer and break it off (Ashley-Smith, 1992, p. 30). Of course there are many variables to consider on whether this is a safe or effective method to employ, but in cases where I have been able to use it, the micro-chisel works wonders. I suspect that it will also come in handy the next time I am creating a model of a wooden board binding, particularly for shaping the sewing support channels.

I really enjoy experimenting with different hand tools and applying simple modifications to improve them. What is your favorite hand tool?

Ashley-Smith, J. (1992). Science for conservators: Volume 2 cleaning. London: Museums and Galleries Commission. 

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VFF: Feature Interpretations from Ground Penetrating Radar at Vulci, Italy

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-02-26 17:00
Fri, Feb 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
This week, we will hear from one of the finalists of the 2016 Student Data Visualization Contest. Katherine McCusker, a PhD student in Art History, will present the results of a comparison between previously known archaeological features and the data from ground penetrating radar (GPR) scans at the Etruscan site of Vulci, Italy. By comparing the earlier findings to these new scans, we can more conclusively confirm the likelihood of some buildings while proposing new interpretations for areas previous surveys were not able to cover.

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.

Students Share Blue Devil Spirit with Library Security Guard

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Fri, 2016-02-26 14:55
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Fundraiser sends longtime Duke fan to first game inside Cameron Indoor

Students Share Blue Devil Spirit with Library Security Guard

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Fri, 2016-02-26 14:55
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Fundraiser sends longtime Duke fan to first game inside Cameron Indoor

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.

Asian nationalisms reconsidered

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-02-26 00:00

Published: New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Baseball's power shift : how the players union, the fans, and the media changed American sports culture

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-02-26 00:00

Author: Swanson, Krister, author.
Published: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Before anarchy : Hobbes and his critics in modern international thought

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-02-26 00:00

Author: Christov, Theodore, author.
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

The big reset : war on gold and the financial endgame

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 2016-02-26 00:00

Author: Middelkoop, Willem, 1962- author.
Published: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

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