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VFF: Mapping Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia and Visualizing Physically Giant Spatial Data Andrew

Fri, 2019-03-01 17:00
Fri, Mar 01, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In mid-2018, I and my colleagues at Duke, SkyTruth, and Appalachian Voices published a novel dataset: the yearly spatial extent of surface coal mining in the Central Appalachian region of the United States from 1985 through 2015. In this presentation, I will briefly review our methods and results of this research. But I will spend more time to explore a unique problem we ran into when writing the paper: how to visualize a physically giant but non-congruous spatial dataset? Through our research, we found over 2900 km^2 of land had been mined during this time period; while simply communicating that number is easy, visualizing it in a meaningful, understandable way proved challenging. I will discuss how we approached this problem and perhaps even solicit your ideas for how you would have visually communicated these data.
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A thematic conversation on Minority Issues in China with an emphasis on the Uyghur communities

Fri, 2019-03-01 17:00
Fri, Mar 01, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
This thematic conversation will revolve around two aspects: in the fall of 2018 Duke University Libraries acquired the personal photo album of Sir Percy Sykes, the famous British Brigadier-General and Diplomat of his travels to Kashgar in 1915. The album details the culture and topography of Kashgar, one of the centers of the large Muslim minority in China. The album will be the backdrop to the panelists' different perspectives of (Muslim) minorities in China, with a focus on the Turkic speaking Uyghurs. The current situation for Uyghurs in China is complicated with a government sanctioned suppression of Islam and the development of Internment camps. The speakers will reflect on the changes that have taken place and some of the issues currently facing Muslims in China. Each speaker will speak for 5 minutes leaving plenty of time for discussion and engagement with the audience. Panelists: Dr. Kristian Petersen(Old Dominion U.), Dr. Ralph Litzinger (Duke U.), Janice Hyeju Jeong (Duke U.) and Aydin Anwar (Duke U.) Location: The Edge Workshop Room, Perkins Library A light lunch will be served. Sponsored by Duke University Libraries, APSI, AMES Presents, DISC, and DUMESC.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2019-03-01 17:00
Fri, Mar 01, 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.

Interpreting Islam in China - A book talk with Kristian Petersen

Thu, 2019-02-28 15:00
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
"During the early modern period, Muslims in China began to embrace the Chinese characteristics of their heritage. Several scholar-teachers incorporated tenets from traditional Chinese education into their promotion of Islamic knowledge. As a result, some Sino-Muslims established an educational network which utilized an Islamic curriculum made up of Arabic, Persian, and Chinese works. The corpus of Chinese Islamic texts written in this system is collectively labeled the Han Kitab." Kristian Petersen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Old Dominion University. His research and teaching interests include Theory and Methodology in the Study of Religion, Islamic Studies, Chinese Religions, and Media Studies. He specializes on two main areas of research 1) the development of Islam in China, and 2) Muslims in Cinema. Location: Rubenstein Library room 249 Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Duke University Libraries, APSI, AMES Presents, DISC, and DUMESC
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SSRI~ Workshop: Designing Survey Questionnaires

Thu, 2019-02-28 14:00
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
This workshop examines question wording and questionnaire design for online and paper questionnaires. This course does not include programming (which is offered in the separate Qualtrics workshop), but focuses on the conceptual issues and considerations underpinning questionnaire design, question wording, and response options.

Exhibit Opening for "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection"

Wed, 2019-02-27 23:00
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please join us for the opening of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection" which will feature collector and exhibit co-curator Lisa Unger Baskin in conversation with Naomi Nelson. A preview of the exhibition will be available starting at 5:00 p.m. in Mary Duke Biddle Room with a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Ahmadieh Family Commons, (Rubenstein Library, 2nd Floor). The main program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Gothic Reading Room, featuring Lisa Unger Baskin in Conversation with Naomi Nelson, Associate University Librarian and Director, Rubenstein Library. Introductory remarks will be offered by Edward Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies.
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Exhibit Opening for "Five Hundred Years of Women¿s Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection"

Wed, 2019-02-27 23:00
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please join us for the opening of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection" which will feature collector and exhibit co-curator Lisa Unger Baskin in conversation with Naomi Nelson. A preview of the exhibition will be available starting at 5:00 p.m. in Mary Duke Biddle Room with a reception at 5:30 p.m.in the Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room. The main program will begin at 6:00 p.m., featuring Lisa Unger Baskin in Conversation with Naomi Nelson, Associate University Librarian and Director, Rubenstein Library. Introductory remarks by Edward Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies.
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SSRI~ Workshop: Program Evaluation

Wed, 2019-02-27 19:00
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This workshop offers an overview of program evaluation, or the systematic investigation of the merit, worth, or significance of a program. Topics covered will include: when and why to conduct evaluation; types of evaluations; key aspects of an evaluation, including logic model development, data sources and data collection, analysis and reporting, and guiding resultant programmatic change; and tips for feasibly and effectively implementing evaluation at a program or organization. This workshop focuses on evaluation from the perspective of programs or organizations and will be of particular interest to people working in such settings who are looking to learn more about evaluation, but it is also relevant to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, or other researchers who are interested in evaluation and applied research.

DVS Workshop: Open Data Tools: Duke's Research Data Repository

Wed, 2019-02-27 15:00
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Open Science is a growing movement that advocates for research to be transparent and openly available to all others for the purposes of engagement, validation, and extension. This workshop will present a brief overview of the the general idea of "Open Data" within the Open Science context as well as describe a tool available to the Duke community for making their data openly accessible - Duke's Research Data Repository. The general functionalities of the tool as well as tips for submitting data will be discussed.

Juan E. Méndez Human Rights Book Award

Tue, 2019-02-26 22:00
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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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SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to R

Tue, 2019-02-26 21:00
Tue, Feb 26, 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 (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: Rfun - Interactive Dashboards Visualizations with R's HTMLwidgets and flexdashboards

Tue, 2019-02-26 19:00
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Explore the interactivity inherent in HTMLWidgets via FlexDashboards -- using R/RStudio ...

Juan E. Méndez Human Rights Book Award Reading from "There Are No Dead Here"

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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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.