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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.

SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software

Thu, 2019-01-31 14:00
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
This workshop offers an introduction to Qualtrics survey software, a package available (at no cost to researchers) for use across Duke's campus and medical center. This powerful, easy-to-use system is a great way to collect information online, whether as part of a research protocol or for administrative purposes such as program evaluation. This workshop will introduce participants to the Qualtrics system, demonstrate how to set up an account, create a questionnaire and access its results. It will also cover some basic tools that can be used to customize the questionnaire to fit your needs, such as using display and skip logic to collect more detailed information from a subset of your audience. The workshop is taught through the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology (DISM) in collaboration with the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT). Participants will receive a very brief overview of the consulting and other services DISM offers to help Duke researchers develop and conduct surveys.

DVS Workshop: Open Science: General Principles and Practices

Wed, 2019-01-30 15:00
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 an overview of the Open Science movement and the general principles of the movement including the importance of access to data, publications, and the underlying research process as well as new initiatives within scholarly communications that support "openness" of the research endeavor such as preprints, registered reports, persistent identifiers, and community engagement platforms.

Faculty Bookwatch: "Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment"

Tue, 2019-01-29 22:30
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rescheduled! Please RSVP at imagesatwork.eventbrite.com for our catering numbers. Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch panel on David Morgan's Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment (Oxford University Press, 2018). This book explores our interaction with images and other objects as a form of enchantment--whether they are the ones motivating, inspiring, terrifying or seducing us, or we are seeking to use them (or destroy them) in order to act upon the world. David Morgan is Professor of Religious Studies with a secondary appointment in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke. He also chairs the Department of Religious Studies at Duke. Panelists include: Jessica Boon, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, UNC - Chapel Hill Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Duke University Jennifer W. Knust, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Duke University Thomas Robisheaux, Professor, Department of History, Duke University Faculty Bookwatch celebrates and promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities or interpretative social sciences faculty. Each Bookwatch program brings together a panel of distinguished colleagues giving brief comments on the significance and impact of the featured book. The author also participates in the panel and the Q&A. A reception and book sale follow.
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"Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment"

Tue, 2019-01-29 22:30
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rescheduled! Please RSVP at imagesatwork.eventbrite.com for our catering numbers. Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch panel on David Morgan's Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment (Oxford University Press, 2018). This book explores our interaction with images and other objects as a form of enchantment--whether they are the ones motivating, inspiring, terrifying or seducing us, or we are seeking to use them (or destroy them) in order to act upon the world. David Morgan is Professor of Religious Studies with a secondary appointment in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke. He also chairs the Department of Religious Studies at Duke. Panelists include: Jessica Boon, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, UNC - Chapel Hill Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Duke University Jennifer W. Knust, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Duke University Thomas Robisheaux, Professor, Department of History, Duke University Faculty Bookwatch celebrates and promotes interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities or interpretative social sciences faculty. Each Bookwatch program brings together a panel of distinguished colleagues giving brief comments on the significance and impact of the featured book. The author also participates in the panel and the Q&A. A reception and book sale follow.
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DVS Workshop: Rfun - Mapping with R

Tue, 2019-01-29 19:00
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web. ...

DVS Workshop: Rfun - Visualization in R using ggplot2

Fri, 2019-01-25 19:00
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 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. ...

VFF: Seeing cluster constellations in data point clouds

Fri, 2019-01-25 17:00
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Exploratory discrimination and classification is often the first task in data analysis, leading to new probes and discoveries. We present unsupervised cluster results, by our new classification algorithm named sparse dual of the density peaks (SD-DP), on several data sets, including benchmark data for testing and real-world data for exploratory investigation. The real-world data include color images, cells via gene expressions, English words in vector representation, and scientific articles. The latter data are collected over the Internet with KIWI, a tool we developed for theme-specific bibliographic search and survey for novice and expert researchers. We also introduce a couple of perspective ways for visual understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of cluster configurations.
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