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DVS Workshop: Adobe Illustrator for Diagrams and Visualizations

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-02-22 18:30
Mon, Feb 22, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
Do you ever try to draw simple diagrams for proposals, reports or publications? Have you ever struggled to get a graphing program to make your plots look just right? Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing program which can be very useful for faculty, students and staff in these types of situations, but many people avoid it because of the seemingly steep learning curve. In this workshop I will present a few basic principles of good graphic design, and then run through some simple examples of Illustrator's capabilities, showing you how to start using it to modify your graphs and create diagrams to explain your ideas.

VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-02-19 17:00
Fri, Feb 19, 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.

Digital Scholarship Services Open House

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Fri, 2016-02-19 16:00
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services showcases projects from the past year that demonstrate its mission to innovate research, teaching, and publishing and that help highlight the questions and challenges encountered through digital scholarship work. Pre- and post-lunch activities include lightning talks from project teams, panel discussions of how digital approaches change and challenge our scholarly work, and previews of digital projects in the coming year, as well as an invitation to consult and partner with Digital Scholarship Services on future projects. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes. 

Digital Scholarship Service Open House

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Fri, 2016-02-19 16:00
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services showcases projects from the past year that demonstrate its mission to innovate research, teaching, and publishing and that help highlight the questions and challenges encountered through digital scholarship work. Pre- and post-lunch activities include lightning talks from project teams, panel discussions of how digital approaches change and challenge our scholarly work, and previews of digital projects in the coming year, as well as an invitation to consult and partner with Digital Scholarship Services on future projects. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes. 

Digital Scholarship Services Open House

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-02-19 16:00
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services showcases projects from the past year that demonstrate its mission to innovate research, teaching, and publishing and that help highlight the questions and challenges encountered through digital scholarship work. Pre- and post-lunch activities include lightning talks from project teams, panel discussions of how digital approaches change and challenge our scholarly work, and previews of digital projects in the coming year, as well as an invitation to consult and partner with Digital Scholarship Services on future projects. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes. 

Digital Scholarship Service Open House

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-02-19 16:00
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services showcases projects from the past year that demonstrate its mission to innovate research, teaching, and publishing and that help highlight the questions and challenges encountered through digital scholarship work. Pre- and post-lunch activities include lightning talks from project teams, panel discussions of how digital approaches change and challenge our scholarly work, and previews of digital projects in the coming year, as well as an invitation to consult and partner with Digital Scholarship Services on future projects. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes. 

Digital Scholarship Service Open House

Digital Scholarship Events - Fri, 2016-02-19 16:00
Fri, Feb 19, 2016: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services showcases projects from the past year that demonstrate its mission to innovate research, teaching, and publishing and that help highlight the questions and challenges encountered through digital scholarship work. Pre- and post-lunch activities include lightning talks from project teams, panel discussions of how digital approaches change and challenge our scholarly work, and previews of digital projects in the coming year, as well as an invitation to consult and partner with Digital Scholarship Services on future projects. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes. 


DVS Workshop: OnYourLaptop - Part 2/3 - Regular Expressions (RegEx)

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-02-18 18:30
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
Regular Expressions are a powerful method of finding patterns in text.  For example, find all words ending in "ing", all words which begin with a capital letter, all telephone area codes that begin with either the numbers 7 or 8, or all email addresses which contain "duke.edu".  Many programming languages use regular expressions as a means to support pattern matching.  

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-02-18 18:00
Thu, Feb 18, 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.

Faculty/Instructor Focus Group

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-02-18 16:30
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
We want to learn how we can improve CIT’s website and provide useful resources for Duke instructors in a one-hour moderated focus group. All participants will enjoy lunch during the focus group.

DVS Workshop: Advanced Tableau (Data Structures)

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-02-17 18:00
Wed, Feb 17, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
This workshop will focus on the challenges of using different types and structures of data in Tableau.  We will learn how to clean and organize various data sources for Tableau, how to join and blend data to combine datasets, and how to design visualizations when datasets have been joined or blended.

CIT Office Hours

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2016-02-17 15:00
Wed, Feb 17, 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.

Screencasting for Beginners

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-02-16 20:00
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
A screencast is a recording of the activities on a computer screen, usually with audio or video narration, for later use and to share with others. This workshop will introduce two basic recording applications (Jing, Screencast-O-Matic) and talk about uses for the classroom and tips for recording. We will also demonstrate some of the advanced features available in two of the more advanced screencasting options, Explain Everything and DukeCapture. This workshop is not meant to be a complete software training, but will allow you to get started with your own recordings.

SSRI~ Workshop: SAS for Data Management Session 1

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-02-16 17:00
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop offers an overview of the SAS programming language, focusing on data management activities. Session 1 includes a general overview of major SAS components (Program Editor, Log and Output) and the core concepts of SAS programming (DATA and PROC steps). It focuses on the process of importing and modifying data, including issues of importing/exporting data from other file formats, merging and concatenating data sets, and adding to or subsettting from datasets. Key SAS statements described include: PROC IMPORT, SET, MERGE, IF-THEN, and WHERE. Session 2 focuses on data analysis, including variable creation/recoding and descriptive analyses typically used in data management. Key SAS statements described include: PROC CONTENTS, PROC MEANS, and PROC FREQ. Together, these two sessions allow researchers to learn basic data management processes using the SAS statistical system. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: OnYourLaptop - Part 1/3 - OpenRefine - Data Cleaning, Mining, Transformations, and Text Normalization

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-02-16 15:00
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
OpenRefine is a modern data wrangling tool used to resolve common and obscure data cleaning challenges.  In this workshop you will explore data without becoming a programmer, easily find patterns and facets, detect and clean inconsistencies, and exert the power of a data enginneer without learning C++ or Python.  OpenRefine supports both entry-level and advanced problems; is intuitive and powerful; is a tool for normalizing data; and supports reproducibile data transformations.  Oh, and it's kinda cool, dude.

DVS Workshop: ArcGIS Online

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-02-15 18:00
Mon, Feb 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
ArcGIS Online is an online mapping application be used independently of desktop GIS (on both Mac and PCs).  Users can create web maps, store and share spatial data online, and create presentations.  In this workshop we will talk about ArcGIS Online accounts, as well as demonstrate how to add data to ArcGIS Online, perform analysis, and publish maps to the web.

VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-02-12 17:00
Fri, Feb 12, 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.

SSRI~ Workshop: Getting Started with Julia

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2016-02-12 02:00
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
Julia is a new programming language for numerical computing that aims to combine the flexibility of dynamic languages like Python or Matlab with the speed of Fortran or C. In this short course, we will introduce the basics of Julia programming with hands-on examples, give an overview of the Julia ecosystem for simulation and data analysis, and point out common pitfalls for those coming from other dynamic languages (R, Python, Matlab). We will focus on what makes Julia different and discuss where the language is headed in the future. A lunch break will be scheduled during the workshop, and lunch will be provided for participants. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

WOLA-Duke 2015 Human Right Book Award: Paper Cadavers, by Kirsten Weld

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-02-11 23:00
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Duke University have named Kirsten Weld's book, "Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala" (Duke University Press, 2014) as the winner of the 2015 WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award. Weld will be at Duke University Libraries to receive the award, discuss and read from her book. The award presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing. "Paper Cadavers" documents the heroic effort of hundreds of idealistic, activist youth who rescued and organized the National Police records under the leadership of a former guerrilla, Gustavo Meoño. In 2005, activists from the Human Rights Ombudsman's Office (PDH) of Guatemala, while inspecting police premises for improper storage of explosives in Guatemala City, accidentally came across a trove of 75 to 80 million half-moldy pages of National Police (PN) records. Kirsten Weld, assistant professor at Harvard University, shows how information once employed by the police state to control society and pursue subversives was put to use by the human rights community to reveal the identity of perpetrators of human rights abuses and to bring many of them to trial. In the words of the author, "Records once used in the service of state terror are repurposed by surviving reformers as building blocks for the rule of law and tools of social reckoning."

DVS Workshop: Easy Interactive Charts and Maps with Tableau

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2016-02-11 18:30
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is free software that allows individuals to quickly create interactive visualizations of their research and business analytics data.  This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of the structure of the program and the terminology used. The workshop will include a sample data visualization and mapping project, focusing especially on some of the new features in Tableau Public 9. We will also discuss publishing to the Tableau Public web server and related services and tools, like the full Tableau Desktop application (free for full-time students).

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