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Arabic Medicine Conquers Latin Europe, 1050-1300: Methods and Motives

Thu, 2018-11-01 04:00
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
All Day
The Kenan Institute and the Duke Library will hold a two-day symposium on 1-2 November 2018 entitled "Arabic Medicine Conquers Latin Europe, 1050-1300: Methods and Motives," showing how the accomplished Arabic medical writings of the medieval Middle East and Spain were discovered, translated, and assimilated by a previously wholly unsophisticated European world. The symposium will mark the opening of the exhibition of Arabic medical manuscripts at Perkins Library. A keynote lecture by Prof. Cristina Alvarez Millán of the UNED (Madrid), "Arabic Medicine in the World of Classical Islam: Growth and Achievement" will open the symposium and exhibition on the evening of November 1. A reception will follow. On Friday, November 2, two panels will track the astonished Europeans as they encounter and assimilated that medicine.

SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software

Wed, 2018-10-31 19:00
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Scientists

Wed, 2018-10-31 17:00
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Scientists work with lots of data both big and small, and in many formats and systems. This workshop will introduce data management practices for 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 sciences lens using discipline-based, concrete examples. While good general data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the sciences are the intended audience for this workshop.

DVS Workshop: Building Blocks for Reproducibility: Open Science Framework (OSF)

Tue, 2018-10-30 14:00
Tue, Oct 30, 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 Open Science Framework (OSF), which is a free, open source project management tool developed and maintained by the Center for Open Science. The OSF can help scholars manage their workflow, organize their materials, and share all or part of a project with the broader research community. This workshop will demonstrate some of the key functionalities of the tool including how to structure your materials, manage permissions, version content, integrate with third-party tools (such as Box, GitHub, or Mendeley), share materials, register projects, and track usage.

DVS Workshop: Lunch & Learn with Code Ocean

Mon, 2018-10-29 16:00
Mon, Oct 29, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This workshop will provide a virtual demonstration of the Code Ocean platform. Code Ocean employs Docker technology to execute code in the cloud. It provides users with a self-contained computational environment that is accessible from any computing device without the need for local software and facilitates users to publish and share their "compute capsules" with the broader research community. This online demonstration will provide a broad overview of the functionalities of the Code Ocean platform including how code and data are preserved and the suite of tools available.

VFF: Adapting Research to the Needs of Policymakers: Thoughts on Effective Presentations

Fri, 2018-10-26 16:00
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Research frequently has practical implications for public policy and the potential to benefit interested policymakers. Yet, the formats used to disseminate research findings often are ill-suited to the realities of policymakers, who frequently are non-experts with limited time and attention. Turning research findings into formats that are easily and intuitively grasped by policymakers, especially oral presentations, therefore is critical to turning research insights into action. This workshop will consider strategies for effective presentations to to policymakers. John Quinterno, a policy consultant and adjunct instructor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, will provide overall observations and practical examples. Then, members of a team of Master of Public Policy students consisting of Janna Driskel, Jennifer Hausman, Kristen Jensen, and Michael Penansky will share their recent experiences presenting research on how to ensure accurate census counts after natural disasters to the membership of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). To learn more about the student project, see the following: https://sanford.duke.edu/articles/students-advise-latino-officials-post-hurricane-census-strategies
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2018-10-26 16:00
Fri, Oct 26, 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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A Conversation with Legendary Book Editor Bob Loomis

Wed, 2018-10-24 20:00
Wed, Oct 24, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join the Duke University Libraries and Department of English for an informal conversation with Bob Loomis, the legendary Random House editor and Duke alumnus (T'49), as he discusses the lively literary culture on campus during his post-war undergraduate years. Loomis's fellow students included the award-winning authors William Styron, Guy Davenport, and New York Magazine founder Clay Felker. He was also a student of celebrated Duke English Professor William Blackburn. Refreshments provided. Please register to help us estimate attendance. Free and open to the public.

SSRI~ Workshop: Designing Survey Questionnaires and Survey Experiments

Wed, 2018-10-24 19:00
Wed, Oct 24, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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. This workshop also provides an introduction to conducting survey experiments, including a brief motivation for when and why to use an experiment, common experimental designs, constructing experimental manipulations, and analysis. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Mapping with R

Tue, 2018-10-23 17:00
Tue, Oct 23, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 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. Prerequisite: Intro to R. All attendees are expected to be basically familiar with R, R Studio, and the Tidyverse.

VFF: Field Trip to Ruby Fridays

Fri, 2018-10-19 16:00
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
On Friday, October 19, the Visualization Friday Forum series encourages its normal audience to attend the Ruby Fridays series instead. Ge Wang is presenting on Artful Design. See the link below for more information.

Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2018-10-19 16:00
Fri, Oct 19, 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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SSRI~ Workshop: Teamwork in NVivo

Wed, 2018-10-17 18:00
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This workshop will introduce researchers to the basics collaborating in NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software. Participants will learn strategies for working as a team with NVivo, how to manage data and files, compare coding, and establish intercoder reliability. Windows and Mac users welcome, however please be aware that limitations exist if you are collaborating cross-platform. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Building Blocks for Reproducibility: GitHub and GitLab

Tue, 2018-10-16 14:00
Tue, Oct 16, 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.GitHub and GitLab are social coding platforms which enable collaboration. Built upon the Git (version control) framework these tools make social coding and code sharing more accessible. Learn how to create branches, create remote repositories, leverage the GitHub/GitLab interface for simpler "reverts", and collaborate with others. To fully participate in this workshop, please bring your own laptop. This workshop requires that you have already configured RStudio with Git, a topic covered on Sept. 25. Prerequisite: RStudio and Git. All attendees are expected to be familiar with the R Studio environment (See Intro to R).

VFF: Unreal Spaces and Real Places: Visualizing the Virtual World of the Book of Fortresses

Fri, 2018-10-12 16:00
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This lecture will trace the progress of a virtual reconstruction project that has wrestled with a spatially complex primary source. The Livro das Fortalezas, or Book of Fortresses contains 120 perspective drawings and 57 plans of castles and fortified towns on the border between Portugal and Spain in 1509-1510. The book's creator, a Portuguese squire named Duarte de Armas, was a surveyor and military architect whose methods for visualizing the castles involved an inconsistent combination of precision and cartographic license. His tendency to measure walls precisely, yet improvise the scale, shape and position of towers, hills, rivers and other landscape features, makes the "world" of his book particularly difficult to recreate. Nonetheless, these challenges make it possible to move past hypothetical reconstructions of the fortresses in favor of an analysis of Duarte de Armas' license to represent what he saw. This lecture will outline a variety of spatial approaches to the problem that have been attempted over the past year, including the use of 3D GIS and landscape-scale "world building" software.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2018-10-12 16:00
Fri, Oct 12, 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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Faculty Bookwatch: 'Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment'

Thu, 2018-10-11 21:00
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please RSVP at imagesatwork.eventbrite.com 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: Jennifer W. Knust, Professor, Department of Religion, Boston Univeristy Justin McDaniel, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical 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 follows the event.
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Faculty Bookwatch: "Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment"

Thu, 2018-10-11 21:00
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please RSVP at imagesatwork.eventbrite.com 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: Jennifer W. Knust, Professor, Department of Religion, Boston Univeristy Justin McDaniel, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania Alicia Jiménez, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical 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 follows the event.
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DVS Workshop: Map Design

Thu, 2018-10-11 17:30
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
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.

DVS Workshop: Tidy Data in Python with JupyterLab

Thu, 2018-10-11 13:00
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, like 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 the Pandas module to load data, transform it into a standard "tidy" format, and visualize it with Seaborn (or another similar module). We will also introduce you to working in JupyterLab, the exiting new flexible programming environment which will eventually replace Jupyter Notebooks. There are no prerequisites for this workshop - familiarity with the Python programming language is not required, but you will probably find it easier to follow if you have a little coding experience since we will not be giving an overview of the language itself. Instead, the focus will be on learning how to use the language through conceptual understanding and recipes for specific, commonly-useful tasks.