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

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-03-02 17:00
Perkins 217
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.  Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

 

Initial Meetings:

 
  • 3/2 - ggvis - (open, how about you?)

  • 3/9 - Rmarkdown (kniter; slides; code-segments) - (open, how about you?)

  • 3/23 - twitteR - John

DVS Workshop: ggvis -- A learning series on R

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-03-02 17:00
Thu, Mar 02, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
None
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 (Murthy Digital Studio). Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

SSRI~ Workshop: Using NVivo 11 for Qualitative Analysis of Text in the Windows Environment

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-03-02 15:00
Thu, Mar 02, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230C
This workshop will introduce researchers to the basics of NVivo 11 Pro for Windows, a qualitative data analysis software. Participants will learn strategies for analyzing text-based data in NVivo, such as transcribed interviews and focus groups, documents, and literature. Topics will include how to import data, create nodes and code, tips for formatting transcriptions, and basic queries and visualizations. Although Mac users are welcome to attend, this workshop will not address using NVivo in the Mac environment -- we hope to schedule a Mac-centered workshop in the future. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

PebblePad Introductory Training

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-03-01 20:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

PebblePad is Duke's new ePortoflio tool. We will walk you through creating your first portfolio items in PebblePad, plus how to create assignments for students (or others) to complete. In addition, we will explore the reasons to utilize PebblePad for reflection and for student stories of learning. You can either bring a laptop or use a lab computer.

PebblePad Introductory Training

CIT Events Test - Wed, 2017-03-01 20:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

PebblePad is Duke's new ePortoflio tool. We will walk you through creating your first portfolio items in PebblePad, plus how to create assignments for students (or others) to complete. In addition, we will explore the reasons to utilize PebblePad for reflection and for student stories of learning. You can either bring a laptop or use a lab computer.

CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Wed, 2017-03-01 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.

East Campus Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Tue, 2017-02-28 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.

SSRI~ Workshop: Program Evaluation

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-28 19:00
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:30 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.

2017 Andrew T. Nadell Prize for Book Collecting

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-28 18:30
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

The Nadell Prize for Book Collecting is held every other year to promote the development of students’ personal libraries. The contest is named for Dr. Andrew T. Nadell M’74, who began collecting rare books when he was a student at Duke. The contest is open to all students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate/professional degree program at Duke.

Members of the public are invited to a showing at which undergraduate and graduate student competitors will have selections from their collections on display and answer questions about the works they collect.

Winners of the contest will also be eligible to enter the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, where they will compete for a $2,500 prize and an invitation to the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress.

For more information, contact:

Megan Crain, Development Assistant

 

Visualizing Qualitative Data

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-28 18:30
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

So many of the tools that have been developed for data visualization focus on data that are in spreadsheet format, especially data that are number-heavy.  For qualitative research, numerical data may not be the primary focus, or the numerical data may be difficult to visualize for other reasons.  This workshop will explore some of the complications of trying to visualize qualitative data, walking through examples of different types of qualitative data projects and the visualizations that have been produced from those projects.  Exercises will help attendees work through the process of developing visualizations for sample qualitative projects.  The workshop will include recommendations for tools that may be useful, but we will focus more on the process of identifying possible visual elements within a qualitative data project than on a specific software application.

2017 Andrew T. Nadell Prize for Book Collecting

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-28 18:30
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
The Nadell Prize for Book Collecting is held every other year to promote the development of students' personal libraries. The contest is named for Dr. Andrew T. Nadell M'74, who began collecting rare books when he was a student at Duke. The contest is open to all students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate/professional degree program at Duke. Members of the public are invited to a showing at which undergraduate and graduate student competitors will have selections from their collections on display and answer questions about the works they collect. Winners of the contest will also be eligible to enter the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, where they will compete for a $2,500 prize and an invitation to the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress.

DVS Workshop: Visualizing Qualitative Data

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-28 18:30
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
So many of the tools that have been developed for data visualization focus on data that are in spreadsheet format, especially data that are number-heavy. For qualitative research, numerical data may not be the primary focus, or the numerical data may be difficult to visualize for other reasons. This workshop will explore some of the complications of trying to visualize qualitative data, walking through examples of different types of qualitative data projects and the visualizations that have been produced from those projects. Exercises will help attendees work through the process of developing visualizations for sample qualitative projects. The workshop will include recommendations for tools that may be useful, but we will focus more on the process of identifying possible visual elements within a qualitative data project than on a specific software application.

Introduction to ArcGIS

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-02-27 18:00
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 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.

DVS Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-02-27 18:00
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
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 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.

Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-02-27 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

VFF: Visualizing digital data in Archaeology: Vulci and the Trajan's Forum Puzzle projects

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-02-24 17:00
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
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.

Intro to R: Data Transformations, Analysis, and Data Structures

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-02-24 15:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

A gentle introduction to the basics of R using RStudio.  Learn about managing your R projects, data types, variable assignments, data structures, and packages such as tidyverse (dplyR) and ggvis.

Attendees will be registered for the opportunity of supplementing this workshop with free academic access to DataCamp's Introduction to R course. 

DVS Workshop: Introduction to R

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-02-24 15:00
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
A gentle introduction to the basics of R using RStudio. Learn about managing your R projects, data types, variable assignments, data structures, and packages such as tidyverse (dplyR) and ggvis. Attendees will be registered for the opportunity of supplementing this workshop with free academic access to DataCamp's Introduction to R course.

Screen/Society--Documenting the Middle East--"On the Bride's Side"

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-02-24 00:00
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening: "On the Bride's Side" (Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele del Grande, Khaled Soliman al Nassiry, 2014, 89 min, Italy, in Arabic and Italian w/ English Subtitles, Color, DVD) / in this award winning documentary, a Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden - and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers - by faking a wedding. With a Palestinian friend dressed up as the bride and a dozen or so Italian and Syrian friends as wedding guests, they cross halfway over Europe on a four-day journey of three thousand kilometres. This emotionally charged journey not only brings out the stories and hopes and dreams of the five Palestinians and Syrians and their rather special traffickers, but also reveals an unknown side of Europe - a transnational, supportive, and irreverent Europe that ridicules the laws and restrictions of the Fortress in a kind of masquerade which is no other than the direct filming of something that really took place on the road from Milan to Stockholm from the 14th to the 18th of November 2013. / Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ1Y43cIM60