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Juan E. Méndez Human Rights Book Award

Tue, 2019-02-26 17:00
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
What: Talk, book reading, book signing, light refreshments. Duke University has named María McFarland Sánchez-Moreno's book, "There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia" (Nation Books, 2018), as the winner of the 2018 Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. McFarland will visit Duke University on February 26, 2019, to receive the award and discuss her book. "There Are No Dead Here" is a deep dive into key human rights cases that exposed the murderous nexus between right-wing paramilitaries, drug lords, and Colombia's military and political establishment. Through dogged reporting, in part as a Human Rights Watch researcher, McFarland unravels the links that led to the murders of Colombian rights investigators by powerful interests that reached as high as military leadership and even the Colombian presidency. This award honors the leadership of Juan E. Méndez, a human rights champion who has devoted his life to the defense of human rights. First awarded in 2008, this award selects among the best current non-fiction books published in English on human rights, democracy, and social justice in contemporary Latin America.
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VFF: Urban Panorama: Interfaces into Historic Urban Street-level Photography

Fri, 2019-02-22 17:00
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In the last two decades, historians have increasingly employed GIS to understand urban and spatial change. The Urban Panorama Project aims to introduce a new dimension in the historical assessment of how cities change. By shifting the focus from geometric parcels, as seen from the air, to images of streetscapes, as seen at the street level, we intend to move closer to the perspective of the people experiencing change in the space of the city as they traverse its streets and avenues. With our colleagues in the Visual Narrative Cluster at NCSU, we have been testing different computer vision and machine learning techniques, and unique interactive interfaces, to assess historical and present-day images of streetscapes. We will discuss some of these efforts, mention relevant related projects by others, and specifically focus on an interactive tool we are currently developing, our t-SNE Street Feature Mapping Tool.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2019-02-22 17:00
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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: Using Excel to organize and analyze information and data and to present findings

Fri, 2019-02-22 02:00
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
This workshop provides an overview of ways Excel can be used to structure and even analyze data and to create presentations. It starts with examining basic tools and functions in Excel (including ways that Excel can be used to manage textual data, to combine or divide data cells and sources, and to perform calculations such as sum, average, minimum, and maximum). It then proceeds to an overview of how to sort and transpose data and create graphs and tables. Finally, it reviews how to perform basic statistical operations, including counts, frequencies, and even simple linear regressions, in Excel.

DVS Workshop: Map Design

Thu, 2019-02-21 18:30
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Making maps is a creative rather than a purely technical process. Even if you can expertly use the latest and most advanced tools, you still have to make design decisions based on your specific audience, data, and goals. This workshop will present an overview of concepts in cartography and provide practical techniques for creating effective, visually appealing maps. We will explore design principles by analyzing plenty of examples. No specific software experience or GIS knowledge is required.

SSRI~ Workshop: Using Excel to organize and analyze information and data and to present findings

Thu, 2019-02-21 14:00
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
This workshop provides an overview of ways Excel can be used to structure and even analyze data and to create presentations. It starts with examining basic tools and functions in Excel (including ways that Excel can be used to manage textual data, to combine or divide data cells and sources, and to perform calculations such as sum, average, minimum, and maximum). It then proceeds to an overview of how to sort and transpose data and create graphs and tables. Finally, it reviews how to perform basic statistical operations including counts and frequencies in Excel. Registration required; please click the "more event information" button below to access the registration form.

SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to R

Tue, 2019-02-19 21:00
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
R is an extremely useful and versatile programming language. Unfortunately, it can seem quite obscure to beginners. This 3-hour workshop This 3-hour workshop (divided across two days' sessions, one on 2/19 and one on 2/26) provides a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the basics of R, including the initial setup, the most fundamental commands, the programming of simple functions, and the execution of for loops. After completion, participants will be able to acquire more advanced skills in R through courses or self-learning.

DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Humanists

Tue, 2019-02-19 19:00
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities researchers to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop.

DVS Workshop: Visualization in Python with Altair

Tue, 2019-02-19 15:00
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
While Python is my preferred programming language for scripted data transformations, I have avoided routinely doing visualization in Python. I could follow examples for the many Python visualization libraries, but in the end they all seemed confusing and made it hard to do the types of exploratory visualization that Tableau made easy. Finally, Altair has emerged as a viable alternative for me, with the way it thinks about data and the visualization process, and I thought others might be interested in learning more about it. ...

VFF: Harvis: Interactive Cardiovascular Visualizations

Fri, 2019-02-15 17:00
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the largest underlying cause of mortality in the United States, causing 1 in every 3 deaths and incurring an estimated $316 billion dollars in direct and indirect costs. The treatment planning process for procedures to treat CVD depends on having accurate and efficient visualization of patient-specific vascular geometries. The interaction of physicians with such 3D models could be also enhanced through the immersive effects of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices, which have shown promise in other areas of medicine. In the Randles Lab, we create personalized blood flow simulations using our fluid dynamics solver, HARVEY. This talk explores Harvis, a software we have developed to help build our simulations, and visualize blood flow in an intuitive and immersive manner with the aid of VR/AR devices. Note: This talk will not be recorded or streamed.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2019-02-15 17:00
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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.

DVS Workshop: Story Maps

Wed, 2019-02-13 18:00
Wed, Feb 13, 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.

DVS Workshop: Intro to Tableau - Easy Charts and Maps

Thu, 2019-02-07 15:00
Thu, Feb 07, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is free software that allows individuals to quickly and easily explore their data with a wide variety of visual representations, as well as create interactive web-based visualization dashboards. This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of how the program thinks about data, common data manipulation and loading, and the terminology used. Activities will include a sample data visualization and mapping project, which will give people hands-on experience using Tableau's basic chart types and dashboard creation tools. 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).

SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Analysis

Thu, 2019-02-07 14:00
Thu, Feb 07, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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.

DVS Workshop: Intro to QGIS

Wed, 2019-02-06 18:00
Wed, Feb 06, 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.

OIT Learn IT @ Lunch

Wed, 2019-02-06 17:00
Wed, Feb 06, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Many of us know the basics of creating surveys and online forms using Qualtrics, but there's so much more that you can do including customizing the design, using folders for survey organization, putting your survey behind Shib (Duke NetID) login and collaborating with others at Duke and beyond. This session will show you these cool tricks within Qualtrics and more...including some tips for building effective surveys and thoughts about how platform (phone, tablet, computer) affect user experience and data collection. Learn IT @ Lunch is designed to be an opportunity to learn about technology in a relaxed lunch environment. Each session includes a presentation followed by Q & A. No pre-registration is required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. NOTE: Lunch is not provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

VFF: Quantifying Representation in Women's Magazines

Fri, 2019-02-01 17:00
Fri, Feb 01, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
An undergraduate Data+ team (Alexis Malone, Statistical Science '19; Sandra Luksic, Philosophy '20; and Nathan Liang, Psychology '21) studied how women are represented in women's magazines. They used automated facial recognitition programs, text mining and analysis, and custom-made sentiment dictionaries. This project touched on digital humanities themes such as quantifying cultural phenomena, merging feminist theory with data science, data visualization and storytelling, and the limitations of computer science. The team will speak about overcoming technical challenges and their experiences using resources inside and outside Duke.
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DVS Workshop: Rfun - Version Control, Git, & GitHub

Fri, 2019-02-01 15:00
Fri, Feb 01, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In response to a growing focus on the importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor, scholars are adapting their practices and learning new skills and tools. In this hands-on workshop you will discover how to harness version control using Git and GitHub. Additional applications, including RStudio and Sublime Merge, will be used in class as you gain experience with version control in our workshop setting. Git is a powerful version control system. Git Hub is a social coding repository. RStudio is an open-source data science platform/ecosystem supporting reproducible analysis and report generation. ...

Exhibit Reception and Talk: Propitious Wind and Rain

Thu, 2019-01-31 22:00
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us for a special reception and artist's talk as we celebrate a new photography exhibit, "Propitious Wind and Rain: Photographs from Kunshan" by Tom Rankin. The exhibit features photographs made in and around Kunshan, China, by Tom Rankin, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Program. While teaching documentary film at Duke Kunshan University in fall 2016, Rankin also took time to explore Kunshan with his 8x10 view camera in tow. His photographs capture the landscape surrounding the new university, particularly "the ways in which culture, business, and daily life are perpetually in negotiation with land and water." The exhibit is on display in the Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery through February 17, 2019.
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DVS Workshop: Web Mapping

Thu, 2019-01-31 18:00
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This introductory workshop will teach you how to easily build interactive, online maps. After discussing general mapping concepts and technologies, we will present step-by-step tutorials for ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based mapping platform. Topics will include aspects of adding data, creating and styling maps, publishing web applications, and using spatial analysis tools.