DVS Workshop: Leaflet -- A learning series on R

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-01-26 17:00
Thu, Jan 26, 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.

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

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-01-26 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
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 (Murthy Digital Studio).  Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

 

Initial Meetings:

 

R we having run yet?! -- Leaflet -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2017-01-26 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
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 (Murthy Digital Studio).  Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

 

Initial Meetings:

 

SSRI~ Workshop: Planning Research and Collecting Data

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-01-25 19:00
Wed, Jan 25, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop is designed for researchers who are planning to collect original data and considering how to select one or more methods for doing so. The workshop begins with a review of effective and clear research question formulation and proceeds to a discussion of the advantages and opportunities, as well as limitations of various data collection methods (and associated analytic techniques), including survey research, in-depth interviewing, focus groups, and text analysis. In addition, the workshop will attend to logistical and theoretical considerations in implementing each of these research approaches. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Data Visualization with Excel

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-01-25 18:30
Wed, Jan 25, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
For many basic charts and graphs, Excel is one of the easiest ways to create a data visualization. Figuring out how to get Excel to produce exactly the chart you want, however, can be a bit of a headache. In this workshop, we will learn how to create and modify many different charts within Excel, in addition to learning how PivotTables can help arrange the data in the best way for the chart we want. We will also cover how to get the best results when taking charts out of Excel and putting them into documents, presentations, and other programs. Note: this workshop focuses on the charting capabilities of Excel and starts from a beginning level. While some experience with Excel is encouraged, this is not an advanced Excel workshop. Recordings of additional Excel workshops: - Basic Data Cleaning and Analysis for Data Tables - Advanced Excel for Data Projects

Data Visualization with Excel

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2017-01-25 18:30
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

For many basic charts and graphs, Excel is one of the easiest ways to create a data visualization.  Figuring out how to get Excel to produce exactly the chart you want, however, can be a bit of a headache.  In this workshop, we will learn how to create and modify many different charts within Excel, in addition to learning how PivotTables can help arrange the data in the best way for the chart we want.  We will also cover how to get the best results when taking charts out of Excel and putting them into documents, presentations, and other programs.


 

CIT Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Wed, 2017-01-25 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, 2017-01-24 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: Teamwork in NVivo

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-01-24 19:00
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop will introduce researchers to the basics collaborating in NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software. Participants will learn strategies for working as a team with NVivo, how to manage data and files, compare coding, and establish intercoder reliability. Windows and Mac users welcome, however please be aware that limitations exist if you are collaborating cross-platform. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

SSRI~ Workshop: Planning Research and Collecting Data

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-01-24 19:00
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop is designed for researchers who are planning to collect original data and considering how to select one or more methods for doing so. The workshop begins with a review of effective and clear research question formulation and proceeds to a discussion of the advantages and opportunities, as well as limitations of various data collection methods (and associated analytic techniques), including survey research, in-depth interviewing, focus groups, and text analysis. In addition, the workshop will attend to logistical and theoretical considerations in implementing each of these research approaches. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

Graphic Design for Effective Diagrams

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-01-24 14:30
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Well-designed diagrams aren’t just pretty; they convey information effectively by working in concert with human perception. The problem is that effective graphic design isn’t intuitive – it takes some training that not many of us have had. The good news is that with a bit of guidance, we can quickly make large improvements in what we produce and recognize how to improve what we’ve created in the past. In this workshop you will learn a few core principles of good graphic design, some common visual metaphors for conveying your ideas, and practice visual brainstorming for more creative communication. There are no prerequisites, but you may want to compliment this workshop by taking the Adobe Illustrator workshop the following week!

DVS Workshop: Graphic Design for Effective Diagrams

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-01-24 14:30
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Well-designed diagrams aren't just pretty; they convey information effectively by working in concert with human perception. The problem is that effective graphic design isn't intuitive - it takes some training that not many of us have had. The good news is that with a bit of guidance, we can quickly make large improvements in what we produce and recognize how to improve what we've created in the past. In this workshop you will learn a few core principles of good graphic design, some common visual metaphors for conveying your ideas, and practice visual brainstorming for more creative communication. There are no prerequisites, but you may want to compliment this workshop by taking the Adobe Illustrator workshop the following week!

DVS Workshop: Graphic Design for Conceptual Diagrams

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-01-24 14:30
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Well-designed diagrams aren't just pretty; they convey information effectively by working in concert with human perception. The problem is that effective graphic design isn't intuitive - it takes some training that not many of us have had. The good news is that with a bit of guidance, we can quickly make large improvements in what we produce and recognize how to improve what we've created in the past. In this workshop you will learn a few core principles of good graphic design, some common visual metaphors for conveying your ideas, and practice visual brainstorming for more creative communication. There are no prerequisites, but you may want to compliment this workshop by taking the Adobe Illustrator workshop the following week!

Graphic Design for Conceptual Diagrams

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-01-24 14:30
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Well-designed diagrams aren’t just pretty; they convey information effectively by working in concert with human perception. The problem is that effective graphic design isn’t intuitive – it takes some training that not many of us have had. The good news is that with a bit of guidance, we can quickly make large improvements in what we produce and recognize how to improve what we’ve created in the past. In this workshop you will learn a few core principles of good graphic design, some common visual metaphors for conveying your ideas, and practice visual brainstorming for more creative communication. There are no prerequisites, but you may want to compliment this workshop by taking the Adobe Illustrator workshop the following week!

DVS Workshop: OpenRefine - Data Cleaning, Faceting, and Transformations

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-01-23 18:30
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
OpenRefine is a data wrangling tool used to explore raw or messy data, clean it, transform it, and extend it. 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 engineer without learning C++ or Python. OpenRefine supports both entry-level and advanced data structure problems. It is an intuitive and powerful tool for normalizing data. Beginners are welcome! No previous experience working with data is required for this workshop.

OpenRefine: Data Cleaning, Faceting, and Transformations

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-01-23 18:30
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

OpenRefine is a data wrangling tool used to explore raw or messy data, clean it, transform it, and extend it.  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 engineer without learning C++ or Python.  OpenRefine supports both entry-level and advanced data structure problems.  It is an intuitive and powerful tool for normalizing data.  Beginners are welcome! No previous experience working with data is required for this workshop.

¿New Frontiers in Data and Computation¿

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-01-20 19:30
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Trent Semans Center for Health Education - Great Hall
Friday, January 20 2:30PM - 5PM Great Hall, Trent Semans Center Please join us as Duke faculty present their work & achievements using newly developed Research Computing resources! "Treating Obesity, Digitally" Gary Bennett, PhD with Psychology & Neuroscience, School of Medicine , and DGHI "Massively Parallel Simulations of Human Hemodynamics" Amanda Randles, PhD with Pratt Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, and Computer Science "Simulating Ultrasounds Wave Propagation in Soft Tissues on Micron-to-Meter Scales" Mark Palmeri, PhD & MD with Pratt Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, and Department of Anesthesiology Register here: http://bit.ly/2g5Z9Mr Free and open to the public!

Research Computing Symposium

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-01-20 19:30
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Trent Semans Center for Health Education - Great Hall
Friday, January 20 2:30PM - 5PM Great Hall, Trent Semans Center Please join us as Duke faculty present their work & achievements using newly developed Research Computing resources! Register here: http://bit.ly/2g5Z9Mr Free and open to the public!

VFF: Data Sonification: Building Immersive Sonic Data Experiences

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-01-20 17:00
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
Data sonification is the process of representing data audibly. By transforming data points into acoustical signals, sonification can facilitate novel or enhanced interpretation of the data -- alone or in conjunction with other analytical and visualization tools. This seminar will explore the status of data sonification, how it is created, how it can be used to supplement data visualization techniques, and how it can create multi-sensory immersive data experiences. I will present several data sonification projects spanning a variety of topical disciplines from economics to geology, and provide a brief walkthrough on how to create your own.

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2017-01-20 00:00
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 -- Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
In Pakistan, more than 1000 women perceived as having compromised the "honor" of their families are reported to be killed each year. Families are often pressured to forgive and absolve the aggressors, which allows them to return to the community. Told through the lens of a love story, this Oscar-nominated documentary examines the tensions between modernism and tradition in Pakistan. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Oscar-winning Saving Face), the film follows Saba, a young Pakistani woman, who has survived her attempted honor killing by her own family.