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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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Durham Public Library registration table

Wed, 2019-09-11 15:00
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Durham Public Library will have a registration table in Perkins Library on West Campus, in the lobby in front of the entrance to the Perk Cafe (Von Der Heyden Pavilion). Come get your public library card and gain access to all the amazing options for free digital and print content that the public library provides. It’s not just print books: you can stream and download thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, movies, music, and more!

What do I need to bring?

  • Faculty/staff: A government-issued photo ID (license, passport, etc.) with a Durham address. If your ID has not been updated with your Durham address, bring a piece of mail that has your name and Durham mailing address on it (such as a utility bill) along with your photo ID. This address cannot be a P.O. Box.
  • Students: You can get a card regardless of whether you live in Durham! Bring any government-issued photo ID and your Duke ID card. You are eligible for a free temporary student card, which can be renewed annually by proving you are still a student at Duke. You can access all the same materials, but can only check out 10 items at a time. If you do live in Durham, you can get a regular library card by following the instructions for faculty/staff above.

How long will it take? Approximately 3 minutes! You’ll get your card right there. Note that your library card PIN (required to log in on the website and check out digital materials) is automatically set to be the last four digits of your phone number.

More about the public library

 

Great programming! On top of having tons of great materials to lend, the Durham Public Library has a wide array of adult programming, with everything from history, politics, and book talks to yoga, Mahjong, seed sorting, knitting, oragami, bookclubs, and karaoke. They also have extensive programming for children and teens.

New library! In early 2020, the Durham Public Library will be opening a renovated, state-of-the-art central library in downtown Durham with free wifi and great spaces to study and read, as well as meeting rooms, an auditorium, a MakerLab, outdoor public plaza, and a cafe. See building plans and read more here:
https://blogs.library.duke.edu/blog/2018/02/21/sneak-peek-downtown-durhams-new-main-library/

Explore the public libraries digital offerings:

https://durhamcountylibrary.org/materials/digital-collections/

  • Ebooks
  • E-audiobooks
  • Streaming movies and TV
  • Streaming music
  • Popular digital magazine subscriptions (Rolling Stone, the Economist, National Geographic, Wired, the New Yorker, Cosmo, and more!)
  • Digital newspaper subscriptions
  • ...and more!
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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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Easier, Faster, Fairer Grading 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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Managing Your Course with Kits

Wed, 2019-08-21 15:00
Bostock 023 Training Room, Bostock 024
West Campus

Are you using two or more learning apps to teach your course?  Maybe even three apps or more such as WordPress, Box, and Warpwire?  Kits is a new learning platform at Duke that that makes finding and sharing learning apps with your students easy.  Attend this workshop to learn the basics of Kits such as adding apps, managing participants, and sending notifications.

Learn more about Kits in Learning Innovation’s recent blog post.

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Library Tour for New Graduate Students and Faculty

Tue, 2019-08-20 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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