"The Blood of Emmett Till"

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-02-23 22:30
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
Please join us at the Franklin Humanities Institute for a "Faculty Bookwatch" event to celebrate Tim Tyson's new book The Blood of Emmett Till (Simon & Schuster, 2017). "Part detective story, part political history, Timothy Tyson's The Blood of Emmett Till revises the history of the Till case, not only changing the specifics that we thought we knew, but showing how the murder ignited the modern civil rights movement. Tyson uses a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant; the transcript of the murder trial, missing since 1955 and only recovered in 2005; and a recent FBI report on the case. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, The Blood of Emmett Till redefines a crucial moment in civil rights history." Co-sponsored by the Duke University Libraries, Faculty Bookwatch is an annual program at FHI that celebrates and promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities faculty. Each Bookwatch program brings together a panel of distinguished colleagues giving brief comments on the significance and impact of the featured book. The author will be on hand to offer responses and engage with the wider audience. Following the event, there will be a public reception and book sale.

Fair Use in Research & Writing: A Copyright Workshop for Grad Students

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-02-23 18:30
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Writing a dissertation? Finishing an article? Or just starting your research by collecting preexisting data? Do you have questions about how much you can legally reuse? Copying is inevitable. It's necessary. From quoting literature and reusing images to aggregating preexisting data, when we write, we need to reuse the works of others to do good scholarship. Copyright law restricts what we can do, but the fair use doctrine gives flexibility. We can help you understand how to use it. 

Bring your questions. We’re here to help! On February 23 from 1:30 to 2:30pm—coinciding with a national celebration of Fair Use Week—the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communications is offering this workshop specifically for grad students like you to help you understand how fair use and copyright law affect your research and writing. Register here, and learn more about what how our office can help you at http://scholarworks.duke.edu.

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CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Thu, 2017-02-23 18:00
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.

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

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-02-23 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:

 
  • 2/23 - Flex dashboards  - (open, how about you?)

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

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

  • 3/23 - twitteR - John

DVS Workshop: Flex dashboards -- A learning series on R

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-02-23 17:00
Thu, Feb 23, 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.

Advanced Tableau - Data Structures

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-02-23 15:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

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.

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

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-02-23 15:00
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230C
This workshop will introduce researchers to the basics of NVivo 11 Pro for Mac, 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 Windows users are welcome to attend, this workshop will not address using NVivo in the Windows environment -- we hope to schedule a Windows-centered workshop in the future. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Advanced Tableau - Data Structures

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-02-23 15:00
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library 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.

Pioneering African-American Women in the Advertising Business

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-02-22 20:30
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Professor Davis will present on her research into the history of African-American women who have worked in the advertising industry. She has recently published a new book on this topic. Her research focuses on marketing communications strategies and policies in corporate and entrepreneurial settings and historical and multicultural marketing topics. This event is part of the Hartman Center's 25th Anniversary lecture series focusing on women in advertising.

Pioneering African-American Women in the Advertising Business

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-02-22 20:30
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Dr. Judy Foster Davis of Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business will present on her research into the history of African-American women who have worked in the advertising industry. She has recently published a new book on this topic. Her research focuses on marketing communications strategies and policies in corporate and entrepreneurial settings and historical and multicultural marketing topics. This event is part of the Hartman Center’s 25th Anniversary lecture series focusing on women in advertising.

Co-sponsored by the Baldwin Scholars and African & African American Studies.

 

Designing Academic Figures and Posters

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-02-22 18:30
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

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.

DVS Workshop: Designing Academic Figures and Posters

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-02-22 18:30
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bostock Library 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.

CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Wed, 2017-02-22 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.

DUL: Low Maintenance Book Club Meeting

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-21 23:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Our next book club will be on February 21st at 6:00pm in The Workshop Room  (Bostock 127) @ The Edge.  We will be  reading the novella Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang, which won the Nebula Awards' Best Novella in 1999.  More famously this is the story that the recent movie Arrival is based on!  You can find several copies of the short story collection that contains this story at our libraries, including an e-book version.  Durham County Library has a copy.

The Low Maintenance Book Club provides space for members of the Duke community to connect over reading.  Realizing how busy people are (and how much reading you probably have to do for classwork and research), we focus on quick reads.  We will read texts like short stories, graphic novels, interesting short essays, poetry, etc.  We hope you will join us for some fun and thought provoking conversations!

DUL: Low Maintenance Book Club Meeting

Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Our next book club will be on February 21st at 6:00pm in The Workshop Room  (Bostock 127) @ The Edge.  We will be  reading the novella Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang, which won the Nebula Awards' Best Novella in 1999.  More famously this is the story that the recent movie Arrival is based on!  You can find several copies of the short story collection that contains this story at our libraries, including an e-book version.  Durham County Library has a copy.

The Low Maintenance Book Club provides space for members of the Duke community to connect over reading.  Realizing how busy people are (and how much reading you probably have to do for classwork and research), we focus on quick reads.  We will read texts like short stories, graphic novels, interesting short essays, poetry, etc.  We hope you will join us for some fun and thought provoking conversations!

Book Talk: Sydney Nathans, Author of "A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland" (2017)

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-21 21:00
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

A Mind to Stay CoverIn his new book, Sydney Nathans, Professor Emeritus of History at Duke, tells the rare story of people who moved from being enslaved to becoming owners of the very land they had worked in bondage, and who have held on to it from emancipation through the Civil Rights era.

The story began in 1844, when North Carolina planter Paul Cameron bought 1,600 acres near Greensboro, Alabama, and sent out 114 enslaved people to cultivate cotton and enlarge his fortune. In the 1870s, he sold the plantation to emancipated black families who worked there. 

Drawing on thousands of letters from the planter and on interviews with descendants of those who bought the land, A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland (Harvard, 2017) unravels how and why the planter’s former laborers purchased the site of their enslavement, kept its name as Cameron Place, and defended their homeland against challengers from the Jim Crow era to the present day.

Through the prism of a single plantation and the destiny of black families that dwelt on it for over a century and a half, A Mind to Stay brings to life a vivid cast of characters and illuminates the changing meaning of land and landowning to successive generations of rural African Americans. Those who remained fought to make their lives fully free—for themselves, for their neighbors, and for those who might someday return.

Free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

Sponsored by the Duke University Libraries, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

 

For more information, contact:

Aaron Welborn, Director of Communications

 

Book Talk: Sydney Nathans, "A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland"

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-21 21:00
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
In his new book, Sydney Nathans, Professor Emeritus of History at Duke, tells the rare story of people who moved from being enslaved to becoming owners of the very land they had worked in bondage, and who have held on to it from emancipation through the Civil Rights era. The story began in 1844, when North Carolina planter Paul Cameron bought 1,600 acres near Greensboro, Alabama, and sent out 114 enslaved people to cultivate cotton and enlarge his fortune. In the 1870s, he sold the plantation to emancipated black families who worked there. Drawing on thousands of letters from the planter and on interviews with descendants of those who bought the land, "A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland" (Harvard, 2017) unravels how and why the planter's former laborers purchased the site of their enslavement, kept its name as Cameron Place, and defended their homeland against challengers from the Jim Crow era to the present day. Through the prism of a single plantation and the destiny of black families that dwelt on it for over a century and a half, A Mind to Stay brings to life a vivid cast of characters and illuminates the changing meaning of land and landowning to successive generations of rural African Americans. Those who remained fought to make their lives fully free-for themselves, for their neighbors, and for those who might someday return. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Analysis

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-21 19:00
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop will allow students to transform interview transcripts into analyzable data, and to learn foundational skills in qualitative data analysis, including a brief introduction to using NVivo software. Participants will be introduced to the most common coding strategies deployed in social science to analyze data collected through in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and/or archival analyses of text. A section of the workshop will be dedicated to taking questions regarding coding in the individual research projects of participants. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

East Campus Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Tue, 2017-02-21 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: Qualitative Data Management Strategies and Techniques

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-21 19:00
Tue, Feb 21, 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.