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VFF: Collaborative 3D Interactions and Their Application on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Interfaces

Fri, 2018-11-09 17:00
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Spatial object manipulation is one of the most common tasks in 3D environments. The intangibility of the virtual requires the use of 3D user interfaces for robust interactions. One alternative towards efficient 3D manipulations is to share the work to solve the task collaboratively. A collaborative environment provides more than one individual perspectives of the scene, which may also include shared and personal viewpoints. However, teamwork involves considerable negotiations and, as team members vary, team strategies and task-fulfillment processes also change. Our goal is to investigate collaboration in group work, identify the aspects of effective cooperative interactions and design 3D user interactions that enhance the team capability to solve complex manipulation tasks in virtual environments. First, we designed an interaction model to support simultaneous 3D manipulations in virtual and augmented reality scenarios and evaluated group performance and behavior in symmetric collaboration, where the team has the same interaction and visualization interface. After, we investigate asymmetric group interactions, integrating our symmetric collaborative solutions. This research contributes to the definition of a model for the design of collaborative 3D user interfaces flexible to work in multiple immersion scenarios. Furthermore, we present a series of studies that investigate the application of collaborative 3D interactions on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality scenarios.
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Women in the Public Sphere

Fri, 2018-11-09 17:00
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This panel will offer a conversation on the role of women in the public sphere in contemporary Turkey. Turkey, a country of nearly 80 million, offers a case study on the role of Islam, multi-culturalism, minorities, diversity and the role(s) of women within these contexts. Despite turmoil in the country and the Middle East region more broadly, women in Turkey continue to play a vital role in the public sphere. Panelists: miriam cooke, Meyda Yegenoglu, Ebru Nihan Celkan Moderators: Heidi Madden and Sean Swanick Sponsors: Trent Foundation, Duke Libraries, Laertes Press, and Duke Middle East Studies Center
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2018-11-09 17:00
Fri, Nov 09, 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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DVS Workshop: Finding a Home for Your Data: An Introduction to Archives & Repositories

Thu, 2018-11-08 18:00
Thu, Nov 08, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Publishing and preserving research data within a trusted repository helps researchers comply with funder and journal data sharing policies, supports the discovery of and access to data, and can result in more visibility and higher impact for research projects. This workshop will provide an overview of the different types of repositories and the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape. Key repositories in various disciplines will be explored and attendees will learn about resources for locating and assessing repositories. Attendees will also have an opportunity to locate appropriate repositories for their own research.

Theater and Politics in Contemporary Istanbul

Thu, 2018-11-08 17:00
Thu, Nov 08, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Speakers will present their experiences in their small theatre collective BuluTiyatro within the context of recent political history in Turkey. Based on their very own encounters, struggles, challenges, dreams and frustrations, inspirations and silences in Istanbul and Turkey, they will reflect upon and reconsider the notions of commons, urban transformation, the relationship between art and politics, interdisciplinarity and methodology (in both their work in theatre and elsewhere), and the political history of Turkey. This event is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and is part of the series, Engaged Theatre and Contemporary Politics in Turkey | November 5-9, 2018, sponsored by the Duke University Middle East Studies Center and Duke University Libraries (with support from a Trent Foundation Grant). A light lunch will be served.
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Lost Stages and Words: A Historical Perspective of Ottoman and Turkish Theater

Wed, 2018-11-07 17:00
Wed, Nov 07, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The speakers will provide a historical overview of the development and changes that have occurred within Ottoman and Turkish theater from the late 19th century to the present. The changes that have occurred since the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923 are profound. While much literature delves into the politics, demographic shifts and transfers, the power of theatre is often neglected. Thus, how do theatre and history help each other to remember and construct experience? How have different memories, historiographies, and actors clashed in recent history? How has Istanbul, as the center of power and cosmopolitanism, itself become an arena of struggle? Indeed, since the 1990s Turkish theatre has witnessed a rise in independent companies and playhouses, the rebirth of the theatre scene in Istanbul/Turkey with new playwrights, new plays and new techniques. However, this is not without its struggles as theatre, much like literature is often seen by particular governments as subversive. The speakers will contextualize these issues within the context of struggles in today's Turkey.
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DVS Workshop: Shiny App Development with Dr. Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel

Wed, 2018-11-07 15:00
Wed, Nov 07, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shiny is an R package that makes it easy to build interactive web apps straight from R. You can host stand-alone apps on a webpage or embed them in R Markdown documents or build dashboards. This short course will introduce you to building web applications with Shiny, reactive programming, and customizing and deploying your apps for others to use.

SSRI~ Workshop: Program Evaluation

Tue, 2018-11-06 19:30
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
2:30 PM - 5:00 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. Registration required; please click "More Information" below to access the registration form.

Exhibit Talk and Tour: 'If We Must Die': African Americans and the War for Democracy

Tue, 2018-11-06 17:00
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join the Duke University Libraries for a lunchtime talk with Professor Adriane Lentz-Smith and take a tour of the new exhibit marking the centennial of the end of World War I, "Views of the Great War: Highlights from the Duke University Libraries." Adriane Lentz-Smith is Associate Professor of History, African & African-American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies at Duke. Her book, "Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I" (Harvard, 2009), won the Honor Book Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Her current book project, "The Slow Death of Sagon Penn," examines state violence and the remaking of white supremacy in Reagan-Era southern California. A Ford Foundation fellow, Professor Lentz-Smith holds a B.A. in History from Harvard-Radcliffe and a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. A light lunch will be provided. Please register to help us estimate attendance by clicking "More Event Information" below. Following the talk, attendees will be invited to enjoy the exhibit in the Mary Duke Biddle Room.
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Exhibit Talk and Tour: "If We Must Die": African Americans and the War for Democracy

Tue, 2018-11-06 17:00
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join the Duke University Libraries for a lunchtime talk with Professor Adriane Lentz-Smith and take a tour of the new exhibit marking the centennial of the end of World War I, "Views of the Great War: Highlights from the Duke University Libraries." Adriane Lentz-Smith is Associate Professor of History, African & African-American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies at Duke. Her book, "Freedom Struggle: African Americans and World War I" (Harvard, 2009), won the Honor Book Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Her current book project, "The Slow Death of Sagon Penn," examines state violence and the remaking of white supremacy in Reagan-Era southern California. A Ford Foundation fellow, Professor Lentz-Smith holds a B.A. in History from Harvard-Radcliffe and a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. A light lunch will be provided. Following the talk, attendees will be invited to enjoy the exhibit in the Mary Duke Biddle Room.
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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Tue, 2018-11-06 00:30
Mon, Nov 05, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a new documentary that explores the unmet need for open access to research and science. The film questions the rationale behind the highly profitable, $25.2-billion-a-year business model whereby academic publishers sell access to research that has largely been funded by taxpayers. The film screening will be followed by a moderated discussion, featuring: - Aria Chernik (Duke), Founder and Director, OSPRI (Open Source Pedagogy, Research + Innovation), and Lecturing Fellow in the Social Science Research Institute - Jennifer Jenkins (Duke), Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Center for the Study of the Public Domain - Charles Piot (Duke), Chair and Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies - Elise Smith (NIEHS), Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Moderated by Paolo Mangiafico, Scholarly Communications Strategist, Duke University Libraries. Presented by Duke University Libraries, Duke University Science and Society, Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training (ASIST), the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts-Duke Arts. Free and open to the public.
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VFF: Insight Without Sight: Exploring charts and graphs using sonification

Fri, 2018-11-02 16:00
Fri, Nov 02, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Data visualization is inherently visual. Does that mean people with visual impairments or blindness are out of luck? Not anymore. Join Ed Summers, Director of Accessibility at SAS, for a demonstration of DIY tools for non-visual access to tables, charts, and graphs.
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Arabic Medicine Conquers Latin Europe, 1050-1300: Methods and Motives

Thu, 2018-11-01 22:00
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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.

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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