New Resource: Drama Online

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Tue, 2016-09-27 11:00
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Search, read, and analyze full texts of plays from Aeschylus to the present day

2016 Banned Books Week

Humanities - Mon, 2016-09-26 18:33

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Banned Books Week runs this year from September 25th through October 1st.  This year’s theme is about celebrating diversity!  If you’re interested in reading why diversity was picked this year, you might appreciate reading “Why Diverse Books are Commonly Banned,” which mentions that ” ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, has determined that 52% of the books challenged, or banned, over the past decade are from titles that are considered diverse content.”  I also appreciated this point of view from an article in Time.

If you’re interested in reading challenged books with diverse content, here is a list of titles. We of course own many of these books, including these selected titles:

You might also want to check out the 2015 list of the “most challenged” books.

 

DVS Workshop: Regular Expressions: Matching Patterns in Your Data

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-09-26 15:00
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
Learn to use regular expressions as a powerful method for finding patterns in text and data. 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 number 7 or 8; all email addresses which contain "duke.edu". We'll use RegExr.com to help you leverage the text mining and transformation capabilities inherent in many applications and programming languages. Beginners are welcome. Please note: Laptops are required for this course.