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Grade Faster and Easier with Gradescope

Thu, 2020-01-30 17:00
Bostock 039
West Campus

Just in time for your upcoming midterms, join Learning Innovation and the Gradescope team to learn how to use Gradescope to dramatically reduce the pain and time associated with grading exams and homework, while providing better and faster feedback to your students. Duke faculty who use Gradescope report that it saves them significant time, increases their consistency in grading and provides a welcome way to manage and track the grading process. 

In the workshop you will learn how to:

  • Grade your existing exams and homework on Gradescope,
  • Grade groups of answers at once,
  • Make rubric changes as you grade - changes apply to previously graded work to maintain consistency,
  • Write each comment only once - apply previously used comments with a click,
  • Create better rubrics to increase student learning,
  • Use 'assignment analytics' to gain insight into student learning.

Note: lunch will be provided for those able to join us in Bostock 039, but this workshop can also be attended virtually through Zoom videoconferencing. When you register, let us know how you plan to attend. 

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Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics

Thu, 2020-01-30 17:00
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
The Ciompi Quartet and students in the Duke Chamber Music Program present a free, noontime concert of chamber works with discussion and commentary. The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural life, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances. In a career that includes many hundreds of concerts and spans five continents, the Ciompi Quartet has developed a reputation for performances of real intelligence and musical sophistication, and for a warm, unified sound that is enhanced by each player's strong individual voice. This concert is presented in association with Duke University Libraries.
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CDVS Workshop: Intro to QGIS

Thu, 2020-01-30 15:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
Are you looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or to 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, with an emphasis on feature (vector) layers. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.
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Intro to QGIS

Thu, 2020-01-30 15:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Are you looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or to 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, with an emphasis on feature (vector) layers. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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Data, visualization, and designing with AI (2020 RStudio Conference Livestream)

Wed, 2020-01-29 18:00
Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
West Campus

Join your Duke colleagues to watch a live stream of the 2020 Rstudio Conference featuring a keynote by Fernanda Viegas (Google) and Martin Wattenberg (Google).

Keynote Abstract:

Recent progress in machine learning has raised a series of urgent questions: How can we train and debug deep learning models? How can we understand what is going on inside a neural network? And, perhaps most important, how can we design systems that serve people best? We'll show a series of examples from the People+AI Research (PAIR) initiative at Google--ranging from data visualizations for researchers, to tools for medical practitioners, to guidelines for designers--that illustrate how thinking carefully about data can lead to better tools, more effective design, and help humans and AI work together.

Full Details on the Duke RStudio Conference 2020 Livestream

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CDVS Workshop: Research Data Management 101 for Social Scientists

Wed, 2020-01-29 18:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
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. During the workshop, participants will also engage in discussions with their peers on data management concepts as well as learn about one specific tool as a method to assess how tools can enable specific data management practices. The tool explored in this workshop will be OSF - a comprehensive data and project management workflow tool.
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Research Data Management 101 for Social Scientists

Wed, 2020-01-29 18:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

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. During the workshop, participants will also engage in discussions with their peers on data management concepts as well as learn about one specific tool as a method to assess how tools can enable specific data management practices. The tool explored in this workshop will be OSF - a comprehensive data and project management workflow tool. 

While good general data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the social sciences are the intended audience for this workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

 

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Open Source Software for Data Science (2020 Rstudio Conference Livestream)

Wed, 2020-01-29 17:00
Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
West Campus

Join your Duke colleagues to watch a live stream of the 2020 Rstudio Conference featuring a keynote by J.J. Allaire (Founder and CEO of RStudio). Lunch will provided at 11:30 for those who register.

Keynote Abstract:
Open-source software is fundamentally necessary to ensure that the tools of data science are broadly accessible, and to provide a reliable and trustworthy foundation for reproducible research. This talk will delve into why open source software is so important and discuss the role of corporations as stewards of open source software. I'll also talk about how RStudio is structured and organized to pursue its mission of creating open source software for data science.

Full Details on the Duke RStudio Conference 2020 Livestream

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Rstudio Conference Pre-Conference Welcome (2020 Rstudio Conference Livestream)

Wed, 2020-01-29 16:00
Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
West Campus

Join your Duke colleagues to watch a live stream of the 2020 Rstudio Conference featuring a data science panel. Lunch will provided at 11:30 for those who register in advance.

Abstract

This live-streamed pre-conference session will feature short interviews with staff from RStudio as well as the wider R-Community. During this event the attendees at the watch parties will have an opportunity to interact with the host and guests in real time. The pre-conference event will lead directly into the keynote and session live-streams.

Full Details on the Duke RStudio Conference 2020 Livestream

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:30
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help. 

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CDVS Workshop: Introduction to Web Mapping

Tue, 2020-01-28 15:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
This introductory workshop will teach you how to easily build interactive, online maps. We will start by discussing general mapping concepts and technologies related to web mapping. For the rest of the workshop, we will go through step-by-step tutorials for ArcGIS Online, a web-based mapping platform. Topics include making online maps from tabular data, creating and styling maps, publishing web applications, and using basic spatial analysis tools.
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Introduction to Web Mapping

Tue, 2020-01-28 15:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This introductory workshop will teach you how to easily build interactive, online maps. We will start by discussing general mapping concepts and technologies related to web mapping. For the rest of the workshop, we will go through step-by-step tutorials for ArcGIS Online, a web-based mapping platform. Topics include making online maps from tabular data, creating and styling maps, publishing web applications, and using basic spatial analysis tools. 

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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Getting it Write: Overcoming Writing Procrastination

Fri, 2020-01-24 17:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Most people procrastinate when it comes to writing at least some times--but why? This workshop will explore the personal and academic cultural reasons why graduate students procrastinate. Then, we will explore research-based motivation and goal-setting methods to overcome writing procrastination.

Lunch will not be provided as part of this workshop, but feel free to bring your own.

*Although anyone may register, this event will be most useful to students in engineering and the natural sciences.

Michelle M. Campbell is a Communications Consultant for Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. She teaches writing classes, facilitates workshops, and works one-on-one with engineering graduate students in the Pratt Graduate Communications Center. Dr. Campbell earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, where she taught oral and written communications for graduate students and served as the Graduate Writing Workshop Coordinator for the Purdue Writing Lab.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Duke's Unique Teaching Spaces: Rubenstein Library

Thu, 2020-01-23 19:00
West Campus

Interested in getting your students outside of the traditional classroom and using Duke's unique resources in your teaching?  In this series, find out about spaces at Duke that can offer your students opportunities for deep research and engagement and how faculty integrate those experiences in their courses. 

The Rubenstein Library builds distinctive collections of original materials for research and teaching. Faculty from over 30 departments across campus use the Rubenstein to build students’ critical thinking and analytical skills through the use of primary sources.  Join us for a hands-on demonstration with rare material from the Rubenstein Library and discussion of the many ways faculty work with librarians to integrate material into their courses and assignments.

Event location is Rubenstein Library, West Campus, room RL150.

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CDVS Workshop: Storytelling with Maps: Intro to ArcGIS StoryMaps

Thu, 2020-01-23 18:00
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps with the ArcGIS StoryMaps 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 StoryMaps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants step-by-step through the process of creating their own application.
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Storytelling with Maps: Intro to ArcGIS StoryMaps

Thu, 2020-01-23 18:00
Rubenstein Library 349 (Breedlove Conference Room)
West Campus

This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps with the ArcGIS StoryMaps 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 StoryMaps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants step-by-step through the process of creating their own application.

You will need to bring a laptop to follow along with the tutorials. 

No previous experience with GIS is required. 

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Low Maintenance Book Club reads selections from "Broad Band"

Wed, 2020-01-22 22:30
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This spring, the Low Maintenance Book Club will be reading selections from Claire L. Evan's Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet over three meetings. Spanning decades, this book profiles key figures who made advances in programming and technology that led to the online world of today.

 Each meeting will features stand-along selections from this book, so attendance at  each meeting is not neccessary to following along.  At this meeting, we'll discuss the Introduction (pages 1-5 in the hard copy) and Chapter 2: "Amazing Grace" (pages 27-53).

Multiple copies of this book can be found at Duke University Libraries, and Durham County Library.

 

Spring 2020 meeting schedule:

  • January 22, 5:30pm: Introduction (p. 1-5) and Chapter 2: "Amazing Grace" (p. 27-53)
  • March 4, 5:30pm : Chapter 6: "The Longest Cave" (p. 83-94) and Chapter 10: "Hypertext" (p.153-174).
  • April 7, 5:30pm: Chapter 13: "The Girl Gamers" (p. 222-236) and the Epilogue (p. 237-242).

 

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tue, 2020-01-21 18:30
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help. 

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VFF: Contextual Visualization Methods for Large-Scale High-Dimensional Data

Fri, 2020-01-17 17:00
LSRC D106
Across a wide range of domains, the collection and analysis of large-scale temporal event data, such as patient data from electronic health records, has become increasingly common. Two issues that arise with such data sets are: (1) the large number of event types can prevent users from effectively interpreting the data, and (2) filtering of data in such a high-dimensional space can cause selection bias, in which the group being examined is not representative of the whole population in unseen ways. We present methods for dynamic hierarchical aggregation, selection bias tracking, and detailed subset comparison to enable more effective visual analytics tools that help address these issues.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2020-01-17 17:00
LSRC D106
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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