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DVS Workshop: R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Mon, 2019-09-16 22:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
This new series is designed to help us all learn in groups. The six-week, guided learning hour will provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning more about the R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse. The series goal is to enable researchers and students a low-stress hour to learn and hone data savvy skills. Attendees will gain greater familiarity with a tool-suite designed to foster reproducibility and transparency as vital components of the researcher's workflow. Event Dates are all on Mondays: Sept. 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28.
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Rfun - R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Mon, 2019-09-16 22:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This new series is designed to help us all learn in groups.  The six-week, guided learning hour will provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning more about the R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse.  The series goal is to enable researchers and students a low-stress hour to learn and hone data savvy skills.  Attendees will gain greater familiarity with a tool-suite designed to foster reproducibility and transparency as vital components of the researcher's workflow.

In the first meeting we will decide, as a group, which resource we use to guide us.  We will pick one of the following resources, either ...

RSVP for each individual instances of this event.  Event Dates are all on Mondays:  Sept. 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28.  

NOTE:  Bring your laptop.  The Edge Workshop Room does not provide computers.

NOTE 2:  If you need help configuring your laptop for this workshop, come to the DVS Walk-In Hours before the workshop:  Wednesdays between 1-3pm.  (Floor Map for Bostock Library > 1st Floor > Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services.)

NOTE 3:  Workshop location is different than the location for laptop configuration help.

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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DVS Workshop: ArcGIS StoryMaps

Mon, 2019-09-16 17:00
Perkins Library 218
(Towerview Room)
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. Attendees will need to bring a laptop computer.
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ArcGIS StoryMaps

Mon, 2019-09-16 17:00
Perkins 218
West Campus

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.

Attendees will need to bring a laptop computer. 

 

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Sepphoris: Past, Present and Future

Sun, 2019-09-15 20:30
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
We celebrate the conclusion of the Duke excavations at Sepphoris, "the ornament of all Galilee." Professors Eric Meyers, Carol Meyers, and Benjamin Gordon will offer remarks on the importance of the excavation project. Prof. Chad Spigel will speak about the digitization of the dig archives. Sepphoris was an important Galilean site during the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. It served as Herod Antipas's capital of Galilee in the early 1st century C.E., and the Sanhedrin (the supreme Jewish authority) under the leadership of Rabbi Judah the Prince, who edited the Mishnah there, was located at Sepphoris for a time in the 3rd century C.E. Eric M. Meyers, the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Duke University, is an expert in the fields of biblical studies, ancient Judaism, and the archaeology of the Land of Israel. Carol Meyers, the Mary Grace Wilson Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Duke University, specializes in biblical studies, the archaeology of the Land of Israel, and gender in the biblical world. Benjamin D. Gordon, Assist. Professor of Religious Studies at the U. of Pittsburgh and Rosenberg-Perlow Fellow in Classical Judaism, is a historian of religion specializing in Jewish culture and society in the ancient Mediterranean world. Chad Spigel, Assoc. Professor of Religion at Trinity U. focuses on the role of synagogue worship in ancient Jewish communities and the use of archaeology and the Bible(s)in popular media.
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DVS Workshop: Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

Thu, 2019-09-12 17:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
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 ggplot packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language.
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Rfun - Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

Thu, 2019-09-12 17:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

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 ggplot packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language.

NOTE:  Bring your laptop. The Edge Workshop Room does not provide computers.

NOTE 2:  If you need help configuring your laptop for this workshop, come to the DVS Walk-In Hours before the workshop: Wednesdays between 1-3pm. (Floor Map for Bostock Library > 1st Floor > Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services.)

NOTE 3:  Workshop location is different than the location for laptop configuration help.

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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DVS Workshop: Python for Data Science: Pandas and Jupyter Lab

Thu, 2019-09-12 14:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, such as 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 specifically the Pandas module to load data from files and transform it into a standard "tidy" format, so it's ready to analyze and visualize. You will also get some experience working in JupyterLab, the new flexible programming environment which contain Jupyter Notebooks, a file browser, and more.
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Python for Data Science: Pandas and Jupyter Lab

Thu, 2019-09-12 14:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, such as 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 specifically the Pandas module to load data from files and transform it into a standard “tidy” format, so it's ready to analyze and visualize. You will also get some experience working in JupyterLab, the new flexible programming environment which contain Jupyter Notebooks, a file browser, and more.

Note: This is an introductory workshop on the Pandas module, but you’ll probably be more comfortable following along if you have at least a little bit of experience using the Python programming language, since I won’t be spending time on the language itself. (Feel free to sign up no matter what your experience level, but past students with no Python or programming experience have found it too confusing to be useful.) The classroom in which this is held has Windows computers with Python and Pandas installed, so you don't need to bring a laptop.

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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DVS Workshop: Intro to GIS

Wed, 2019-09-11 17:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
If you are brand new to GIS, this one-hour workshop is for you. Participants will learn what GIS is and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of mapping and spatial analysis. We will provide an overview of the many GIS tools and resources available to you at Duke, and offer guidance on getting started.
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Intro to GIS

Wed, 2019-09-11 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

If you are brand new to GIS, this one-hour workshop is for you. Participants will learn what GIS is and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of mapping and spatial analysis. We will provide an overview of the many GIS tools and resources available to you at Duke, and offer guidance on getting started.

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 Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tue, 2019-09-10 17:30
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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DVS Workshop: Intro to ArcGIS Pro

Wed, 2019-09-04 17:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
ArcGIS Pro is the newer alternative interface to the tried-and-true ArcGIS Desktop software (ArcMap). 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 ArcGIS Online). ArcGIS Pro can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, and we'll discuss starting points for obtaining data. Examples will focus on social science data, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later for more focused instruction. This is an introductory class, and it's not necessary to be familiar with GIS software beforehand.
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Intro to ArcGIS Pro

Wed, 2019-09-04 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

ArcGIS Pro is the newer alternative interface to the tried-and-true ArcGIS Desktop software (ArcMap). 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 ArcGIS Online).

ArcGIS Pro can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, and we'll discuss starting points for obtaining data. Examples will focus on social science data, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later for more focused instruction. This is an introductory class, and it's not necessary to be familiar with GIS software beforehand.

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 Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tue, 2019-09-03 17:30
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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Better Evaluation with Sakai Rubrics

Thu, 2019-08-29 15:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Rubrics are a fundamental tool for any discipline and many different types of assignments. They allow you to:

  • be consistent in your grading practice,
  • increase inter-grader reliability if you have multiple graders in your course,
  • stay focused on evaluating the key elements of the assignment, and
  • make sure your grading aligns with your learning objectives.

In this workshop, we will first discuss the power of rubrics, then practice good rubric design, and finally work directly in Sakai to build a rubric using Sakai's new rubrics tool.

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Library Tour for New Graduate Students and Faculty

Thu, 2019-08-22 21:00
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Take a tour with a Duke librarian and learn about research services and resources you can access, along with study spaces where you can read, write, relax, create, and collaborate in our Libraries.

We will meet at the Perkins Service Desk on the first floor of Perkins Library. 

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Movie on the Quad: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Thu, 2019-08-22 02:00
East Campus Main Quad
Welcome to the neighborhood, new Blue Devils! As part of Orientation Week, Duke New Student Programs and the East Campus Libraries invite you to enjoy a free outdoor screening of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." Free refreshments while they last!
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Library Tour for Biology Graduate Students

Wed, 2019-08-21 19:15
West Campus

This is an informal tour and meet & greet session for biological sciences graduate students. We'll meet inside the main quad entrance to Perkins Library (in front of the exhibit suite).

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Grade Faster and Easier with Gradescope

Wed, 2019-08-21 16:00
Other (see event description)
n/a

Join Learning Innovation and the Gradescope team at this online workshop, 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.

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: This workshop will be held online using Zoom videoconferencing. The login URL will be sent prior to the workshop start time. 

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