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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2019-01-25 17:00
Fri, Jan 25, 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: Intro to ArcGIS Pro

Thu, 2019-01-24 18:00
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ArcGIS Pro is a newly designed interface as an alternative to the tried-and-true ArcGIS desktop software. 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 Web Mapping). ...

DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Social Scientists

Wed, 2019-01-23 19:00
Wed, Jan 23, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social scientists work with lots of data in their research, be it qualitative or quantitative, primary or secondary. This workshop will introduce data management practices for social scientists 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 social sciences lens using discipline-based, concrete examples. While good general data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the social sciences are the intended audience for this workshop.

DVS Workshop: Rfun - Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

Tue, 2019-01-22 19:00
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 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 ggvis packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language. ...

VFF: Visualizing Trajectories of Health and Health Care

Fri, 2019-01-18 17:00
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Experiencing illness or injury leads families to face a complex and often fragmented health care system. The infrastructure for documenting both health and health care make it challenging to fully understand the trajectories of health and health service use. In this presentation we will use a case example to look at different data visualization strategies that depict transitions through the health care system and recovery at individual, family, system and population levels. The story will be told only with data visualizations and we will discuss how these have identified key opportunities to improve health care quality and prevent health decline.
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A Celebration of Award-Winning Writer Allan Gurganus

Thu, 2019-01-17 22:00
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for a special reception and reading as the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library celebrates an exciting recent acquisition-the literary archives of award-winning writer Allan Gurganus. The author of such works as "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All," "White People," and "The Practical Heart: Four Novellas," Gurganus was described by novelist John Cheever as "the most technically gifted and morally responsive writer of his generation." Gurganus will read a selection from his forthcoming book, "The Erotic History of a Southern Baptist Church." Attendees will also be invited to view some of the author's papers, which include drafts, correspondences, and a selection of his original artwork. Gurganus's short stories have been widely anthologized, while his longer fiction has received such accolades as the Lambda Literary Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Gurganus has taught writing and literature at Duke, Stanford, Sarah Lawrence, the Michener Center at the University of Texas-Austin, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. This reading is being held in conjunction with the art exhibition "Allan Gurganus: A Writer's Sketchbooks," on view at the Power Plant Gallery, December 4 - January 19, 2019.
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Puppies in Perkins

Wed, 2018-12-12 18:00
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Need a pick-me-up during finals week? The Libraries have got you covered. Join us on the 2nd floor of Perkins Library on Wednesday, December 12, for cuddles, snuggles, tail-wagging, and stress-relief from your favorite furry therapy dog friends. There will also be fun, finals-themed button making, because finals week is ruff!
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VFF: Visual Design Traditions and their Disastrous Legacy

Fri, 2018-12-07 17:00
Fri, Dec 07, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Classic images in science - evolutionary trees, anatomy of a cell, life cycles - have been recycled for generations. Are they the most effective visualizations? (Do we even question their effectiveness?) Dr. Landin's research focuses on images steeped in tradition, their historical origins and how they have (or haven't) changed over time. Her experiments show that small changes in visual design greatly impact the viewer's interpretation.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2018-12-07 17:00
Fri, Dec 07, 2018
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.
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Long Night Against Procrastination

Wed, 2018-12-05 00:00
Tue, Dec 04, 2018
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
It's the most wonderful time of the year - finals season, of course! Spend an evening getting on top of everything you have to do - or just come and de-stress with our soothing activities, door prizes, and free coffee and snacks! However you want to approach it, we're doing everything we can to make sure finals week is as simple and pain-free as possible. Staff from the TWP Writing Studio and Duke Libraries will be on hand for help with writing and research. Chemistry and Computer Science tutors will also be available. Help us make the event green by bringing your own coffee mugs and water bottles, and let us help you ace finals week! Refreshments provided by Saladelia, Duke University Campus Club, and Friends of the Duke University Libraries.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2018-11-30 17:00
Fri, Nov 30, 2018
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.
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Exhibit Reception - Duke Kunshan University: From the Ground Up

Tue, 2018-11-27 21:30
Tue, Nov 27, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us for a special reception celebrating the opening of our new exhibit, Duke Kunshan University: From the Ground Up. Duke Kunshan is a liberal arts and research institution that was developed as a partnership between Duke University in Durham and Wuhan University and the city of Kunshan in China. Student and faculty interviews, photographs, documents, music, architectural drawings, newspaper articles, and other materials reveal the dynamic evolution of this collaborative joint-venture university. The reception program will begin at 5:00 p.m. with welcome remarks by Provost Sally Kornbluth. Mary Brown Bullock, Executive Vice Chancellor Emerita of DKU, will speak about the internationalization of China's higher education system and current China-US education relations. Peter Lange, Provost Emeritus of Duke University, will discuss the development of DKU. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
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Black and Pink Card Decorating

Tue, 2018-11-27 05:00
Tue, Nov 27, 2018
All Day
Three Opportunities to Participate on Tuesday, November 27: 9-11 AM: Holsti-Anderson Assembly Room, 153 Rubenstein Library 2-4 PM: Smith Warehouse Café, Bay 6 6:30-8 PM: Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, Bryan Center Featuring Kyla Hartsfield from Southerners on New Ground Black and Pink supports incarcerated LGBTQ people through a pen pal program and holiday card parties to send messages of hope, kindness, and connection to people in prison. At the program we will decorate postcards for incarcerated people. Supplies and postage stamps will be provided, along with light refreshments at the earlier programs and dinner at the evening program. Drop in for a little while or stay the whole time! Co-sponsored by the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Southerners on New Ground, and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council of Duke University Libraries.
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VFF: Mapping Shoreline Change with Small Drones: Filling Data Gaps in the Coastal Zone [GIS Day]

Fri, 2018-11-16 17:00
Fri, Nov 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
NOTE: This talk will take place in Grainger (Environment) Hall! Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology is ripe for deployment over beach and dune systems, and can offer distinct advantages over traditional methods like LIDAR, TLS, and GNSS point surveys. This presentation provides an overview of UAS data collection over barrier island systems in North Carolina, and subsequent analysis yielding shoreline migration measurements, volumetric calculations, and erosion/accretion maps. Special attention is paid to UAS sorties conducted before and after hurricanes Matthew and Florence.

Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2018-11-16 17:00
Fri, Nov 16, 2018
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.
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Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics with soprano Eliza Bagg

Wed, 2018-11-14 17:00
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In this short (1 hr.) program, the Ciompi Quartet and guest Eliza Bagg will perform three madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi arranged for soprano and string quartet, as well as selections from Haydn's Quartet in G Major, op. 76, no. 1 and Saint-Saens' String Quartet No. 2 in G , Op. 153 (1918). The concert will also feature a special appearance by students in Duke's chamber music program, performing Eugène Ysaÿe: Trio for 2 violins and viola "Le Londres."
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Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics

Wed, 2018-11-14 17:00
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Ciompi Quartet performs a short (1 hr.) program with commentary.
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DVS Workshop: Building Blocks for Reproducibility: The TIER Protocol

Wed, 2018-11-14 15:00
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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. DVS is offering a workshop series that will introduce the concepts, practices and tools that will help increase the reproducibility of your work. This workshop will introduce the TIER Protocol, which outlines a specification and process for maintaining well-organized documentation and producing more reproducible research projects. An example of using the TIER Protocol in conjunction with the Open Science Framework will also be presented.

SSRI~ Workshop: Effective Survey Design for Online, Paper, and Mixed-Mode Questionnaires

Tue, 2018-11-13 20:00
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This workshop examines questionnaire design for online and paper questionnaires, such as screen layout and appearance, the use of images, and other aspects of the user interface which affect the accuracy of survey results. This course does not include programming, but focuses on the conceptual issues and considerations underpinning questionnaire design for online and paper designs. It also considers the design issues involved in combing such modes can be combined with other data collection modes, i.e., in-person or telephone. Registration required; please click "More Information" below to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Tidying hierarchical data from the web with Professor Colin Rundel

Tue, 2018-11-13 15:00
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gathering data from the web presents unique challenges to the researcher. Only rarely is the data we need available as a tidy rectangle that can be easily imported and directly analyzed. During this workshop we will discuss some of the common data formats (e.g. json, xml) and data sources (e.g. APIs, web scraping) as well as the tools / packages / best practices for ingesting these data using the R programming language.