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DVS Workshop: R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Mon, 2019-09-23 22:00
Mon, Sep 23, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This new series is designed to help us all learn in groups. The six-week, guided learning hour will provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning more about the R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse. The series goal is to enable researchers and students a low-stress hour to learn and hone data savvy skills. Attendees will gain greater familiarity with a tool-suite designed to foster reproducibility and transparency as vital components of the researcher's workflow. Event Dates are all on Mondays: Sept. 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28

DVS Workshop: Visualization in R using ggplot2

Thu, 2019-09-19 17:00
Thu, Sep 19, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects. With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results. Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills. Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research. In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. While prior experience with ggplot2 and with other tidyverse packages is not required, some basic familiarity with R is expected. Please consider attending (or viewing a recording of) our Introduction to R workshop before attending this workshop on ggplot2.

DVS Workshop: Intro to QGIS

Wed, 2019-09-18 17:00
Wed, Sep 18, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.

DVS Workshop: Research Data Management 101+ Disciplinary Discussions

Tue, 2019-09-17 17:00
Tue, Sep 17, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Researchers work with lots of data both big and small, in many different formats and across various digital systems. The first hour of this workshop will introduce good digital data management practices and how they can be practically applied throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices cover pre-project planning, active workflow organization, documentation, storage and backup strategies, and optimizing your final "data package" to fulfill research quality and reproducibility requirements and facilitate new research. The second hour of this workshop will allow participants to break up into broad disciplinary groups (sciences and engineering, social sciences, and humanities) for a facilitated discussion on how to specifically apply good data management in your field. Be prepared to share your own tips and tricks and challenges for this portion of the workshop.

DVS Workshop: R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Mon, 2019-09-16 22:00
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This new series is designed to help us all learn in groups. The six-week, guided learning hour will provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning more about the R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse. The series goal is to enable researchers and students a low-stress hour to learn and hone data savvy skills. Attendees will gain greater familiarity with a tool-suite designed to foster reproducibility and transparency as vital components of the researcher's workflow. Event Dates are all on Mondays: Sept. 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28.

DVS Workshop: ArcGIS StoryMaps

Mon, 2019-09-16 17:00
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. This easy-to-use application integrates maps with narrative text, images, and videos to provide a powerful communication tool for any project with a geographic component. We will explore the capabilities of Story Maps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants through the process of creating their own Story Map. Attendees will need to bring a laptop computer.

Sepphoris: Past, Present and Future

Sun, 2019-09-15 20:30
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
We celebrate the conclusion of the Duke excavations at Sepphoris, "the ornament of all Galilee." Professors Eric Meyers, Carol Meyers, and Benjamin Gordon will offer remarks on the importance of the excavation project. Prof. Chad Spigel will speak about the digitization of the dig archives. Sepphoris was an important Galilean site during the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. It served as Herod Antipas's capital of Galilee in the early 1st century C.E., and the Sanhedrin (the supreme Jewish authority) under the leadership of Rabbi Judah the Prince, who edited the Mishnah there, was located at Sepphoris for a time in the 3rd century C.E. Eric M. Meyers, the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Duke University, is an expert in the fields of biblical studies, ancient Judaism, and the archaeology of the Land of Israel. Carol Meyers, the Mary Grace Wilson Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Duke University, specializes in biblical studies, the archaeology of the Land of Israel, and gender in the biblical world. Benjamin D. Gordon, Assist. Professor of Religious Studies at the U. of Pittsburgh and Rosenberg-Perlow Fellow in Classical Judaism, is a historian of religion specializing in Jewish culture and society in the ancient Mediterranean world. Chad Spigel, Assoc. Professor of Religion at Trinity U. focuses on the role of synagogue worship in ancient Jewish communities and the use of archaeology and the Bible(s)in popular media.
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DVS Workshop: Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

Thu, 2019-09-12 17:00
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A gentle introduction to R and the Tidyverse using RStudio. This two-hour, hands-on session introduces data wrangling, data types, variable assignments, and packages. Our focus will be the Tidyverse, specifically the dplyr and ggplot packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language.

DVS Workshop: Python for Data Science: Pandas and Jupyter Lab

Thu, 2019-09-12 14:00
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, such as spreadsheets and CSV files, if you know which tools to use and how to get started. This workshop will take you through some practical examples of using Python and specifically the Pandas module to load data from files and transform it into a standard "tidy" format, so it's ready to analyze and visualize. You will also get some experience working in JupyterLab, the new flexible programming environment which contain Jupyter Notebooks, a file browser, and more.

DVS Workshop: Intro to GIS

Wed, 2019-09-11 17:00
Wed, Sep 11, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
If you are brand new to GIS, this one-hour workshop is for you. Participants will learn what GIS is and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of mapping and spatial analysis. We will provide an overview of the many GIS tools and resources available to you at Duke, and offer guidance on getting started.

DVS Workshop: Intro to ArcGIS Pro

Wed, 2019-09-04 17:00
Wed, Sep 04, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ArcGIS Pro is the newer alternative interface to the tried-and-true ArcGIS Desktop software (ArcMap). It has essentially the same functions, but with more of a MS-Office feel. As a native 64-bit program, it also has superior performance. There are a few nice feature enhancements such as multiple layouts in a single project. It's more fully integrated with ArcGIS Online (see schedule for upcoming workshop on ArcGIS Online). ArcGIS Pro can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, and we'll discuss starting points for obtaining data. 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. This is an introductory class, and it's not necessary to be familiar with GIS software beforehand.

Story+ 2019 Research Symposium

Wed, 2019-06-26 16:00
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Announcing the 2019 Story+ Research Symposium! Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:00-3:30pm Lunch served at 11:45am Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse Duke University At the Summer 2019 Story+ Research Symposium, Story+ teams will present their final products and/or research works-in-progress. This year our ten Story+ teams are spending six weeks unboxing curious artifacts in the Archives (including a lock of Walt Whitman's hair!), uncovering telling facts of social history at Duke and beyond (including its "stained" tobacco pasts), and remixing content into literary exhibitions, environmental podcasts, educational materials, 3D-printed stamps, musical liner notes, and social justice image archives. Their topics range from asylums to feminisms to 19th-century social media stars, and their proposed products range from podcasts to pedagogical materials. Their methods include textual analysis, visual analysis, archival/historical research, social media research, narrative analysis, cultural analysis, creative work, artistic practice, oral history, writing, and embodied performance. You can read more about our teams on our website (fhi.duke.edu/story) and via our Instagram (@DukeStoryPlus), which is 'taken over' by the teams during Story+. Story+ is offered through the FHI and Bass Connections, with support from the Duke University Libraries and Versatile Humanists at Duke.
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Exhibit Tours: Five Hundred Years of Women's Work

Fri, 2019-06-07 18:00
Fri, Jun 07, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please join us for a highlights tour of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection." Guided tours led by Rubenstein Library staff are offered every Friday, March 8-June 14, 2019, at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. (Exceptions: tours not offered April 12 and May 10.) Registration is recommended but not required. Tours will meet inside the Mary Duke Biddle Exhibit Suite in the Rubenstein Library and will last about 30 minutes. Please let us know if you have questions or need to request parking accommodations for accessibility.

Exhibit Tours: Five Hundred Years of Women's Work

Fri, 2019-05-31 18:00
Fri, May 31, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please join us for a highlights tour of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection." Guided tours led by Rubenstein Library staff are offered every Friday, March 8-June 14, 2019, at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. (Exceptions: tours not offered April 12 and May 10.) Registration is recommended but not required. Tours will meet inside the Mary Duke Biddle Exhibit Suite in the Rubenstein Library and will last about 30 minutes. Please let us know if you have questions or need to request parking accommodations for accessibility.

Exhibit Tours: Five Hundred Years of Women's Work

Fri, 2019-05-24 18:00
Fri, May 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please join us for a highlights tour of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection." Guided tours led by Rubenstein Library staff are offered every Friday, March 8-June 14, 2019, at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. (Exceptions: tours not offered April 12 and May 10.) Registration is recommended but not required. Tours will meet inside the Mary Duke Biddle Exhibit Suite in the Rubenstein Library and will last about 30 minutes. Please let us know if you have questions or need to request parking accommodations for accessibility.

Exhibit Tours: Five Hundred Years of Women's Work

Fri, 2019-05-17 18:00
Fri, May 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please join us for a highlights tour of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection." Guided tours led by Rubenstein Library staff are offered every Friday, March 8-June 14, 2019, at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. (Exceptions: tours not offered April 12 and May 10.) Registration is recommended but not required. Tours will meet inside the Mary Duke Biddle Exhibit Suite in the Rubenstein Library and will last about 30 minutes. Please let us know if you have questions or need to request parking accommodations for accessibility.

Exhibit Tours: Five Hundred Years of Women's Work

Fri, 2019-05-10 18:00
Fri, May 10, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please join us for a highlights tour of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection." Guided tours led by Rubenstein Library staff are offered every Friday, March 8-June 14, 2019, at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. (Exceptions: tours not offered April 12 and May 10.) Registration is recommended but not required. Tours will meet inside the Mary Duke Biddle Exhibit Suite in the Rubenstein Library and will last about 30 minutes. Please let us know if you have questions or need to request parking accommodations for accessibility.

Exhibit Tours: Five Hundred Years of Women's Work

Fri, 2019-05-03 18:00
Fri, May 03, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please join us for a highlights tour of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection." Guided tours led by Rubenstein Library staff are offered every Friday, March 8-June 14, 2019, at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. (Exceptions: tours not offered April 12 and May 10.) Registration is recommended but not required. Tours will meet inside the Mary Duke Biddle Exhibit Suite in the Rubenstein Library and will last about 30 minutes. Please let us know if you have questions or need to request parking accommodations for accessibility.

Puppies in Perkins

Tue, 2019-04-30 17:00
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Classes are ending, food points are running out, and the weather is getting especially nice. You might be saying, "I'm so over this year!" Well, we've got one last treat for you before you dig into finals week. What's that? It's the sound of collars jingling, tails wagging, and all of your stresses melting away. That's right. It's doggo time. Puppies in Perkins is back! Come join the Libraries and Duke PAWS in the Korman Assembly Room (Perkins 217) for some quality time with Student's Best Friend. From 1:00-3:00 pm, therapy dogs will be visiting the library to provide you with the study break-and snuggles-you need to finish this semester strong. We look furward to seeing you there!
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Exhibit Tours: Five Hundred Years of Women's Work

Fri, 2019-04-26 18:00
Fri, Apr 26, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please join us for a highlights tour of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection." Guided tours led by Rubenstein Library staff are offered every Friday, March 8-June 14, 2019, at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. (Exceptions: tours not offered April 12 and May 10.) Registration is recommended but not required. Tours will meet inside the Mary Duke Biddle Exhibit Suite in the Rubenstein Library and will last about 30 minutes. Please let us know if you have questions or need to request parking accommodations for accessibility.