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5 Active Learning Techniques in 50 Minutes

Thu, 2020-01-16 17:00
West Campus

Want to find new ways to get feedback from your students on their understanding of your course material and engage them more deeply in the course content? In this workshop, participants will explore in five simple active learning methods they can try in their own courses. Discover how to foster deeper student learning with techniques that can be used in class sizes ranging from small seminars to large lectures. Each of these can be implemented in your courses with little advance preparation, and will reap benefits in student attention and engagement. 

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CDVS Workshop: Intro to ArcGIS Pro

Wed, 2020-01-15 18:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
ArcGIS Pro is the newer alternative interface to the tried-and-true ArcGIS Desktop software (ArcMap), with 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, and it's more fully integrated with ArcGIS Online (see schedule for workshops on ArcGIS Online or on StoryMaps). 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 and feature (vector) layers, 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, 2020-01-15 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

ArcGIS Pro is the newer alternative interface to the tried-and-true ArcGIS Desktop software (ArcMap), with 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, and it's more fully integrated with ArcGIS Online (see schedule for workshops on ArcGIS Online or on StoryMaps).

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 and feature (vector) layers, 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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Raphael Lemkin at Duke University: The Immediate Pre-History of the Concept of Genocide

Wed, 2020-01-15 17:00
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
By now, most people probably know that Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959), the Polish-Jewish jurist who is often referred to as the "Father of the UN Genocide Convention," was briefly affiliated with the Duke University Law School (1941-1942). We also know that this refugee from Nazi-occupied Europe got the gig thanks to the efforts of one of Duke's faculty members, Malcolm McDermott. And we also know that Duke was the place where Lemkin did some of the research for Axis Rule in Occupied Europe (1944), the book in which he coined the term "genocide." But until recently, there has been no archive-based study of this phase of his life, not even at Duke itself. The main reason for the dearth of archival research on the topic is the fact that neither Lemkin nor McDermott left their papers to Duke University. As a result, anyone seeking to reconstruct the details of Lemkin's stint at Duke on the basis of something other than his rhetorically-charged personal reminiscences must rely on scattered and often indirect sources of evidence, such as University administrative records, campus publications, and local newspaper accounts. This presentation will provide a synopsis of the published results of this research, which first appeared in a 2019 article in The North Carolina Historical Review. A light lunch will be served. Parking is available in nearby Trent Rd. and Erwin Rd. parking decks. The series provides 1-hour parking vouchers to guests.
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Digital Brown Bag | The Benefits of Documentation -- for Undergraduates, Teams, and Collaborative Projects

Wed, 2020-01-15 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Many undergraduates are eager to participate in team research but haven’t developed strong documentation and metadata organization skills. In this Digital Brown Bag, undergraduate Sandra Luksic (Philosophy and Political Science major and Project Vox team member) describes the value of good documentation in collaborative projects and how documentation became relevant and appealing to them as a research novice. They talk about embracing flexibility and uncertainty in documentation, framing information maintenance in the context of human relationships, and learning by doing.

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Raphael Lemkin at Duke University: The Immediate Pre-History of the Concept of ¿Genocide¿

Wed, 2020-01-15 17:00
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
By now, most people probably know that Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959), the Polish-Jewish jurist who is often referred to as the "Father of the UN Genocide Convention," was briefly affiliated with the Duke University Law School (1941-1942). We also know that this refugee from Nazi-occupied Europe got the gig thanks to the efforts of one of Duke's faculty members, Malcolm McDermott. And we also know that Duke was the place where Lemkin did some of the research for Axis Rule in Occupied Europe (1944), the book in which he coined the term "genocide." But until recently, there has been no archive-based study of this phase of his life, not even at Duke itself. The main reason for the dearth of archival research on the topic is the fact that neither Lemkin nor McDermott left their papers to Duke University. As a result, anyone seeking to reconstruct the details of Lemkin's stint at Duke on the basis of something other than his rhetorically-charged personal reminiscences must rely on scattered and often indirect sources of evidence, such as University administrative records, campus publications, and local newspaper accounts. This presentation will provide a synopsis of the published results of this research, which first appeared in a 2019 article in The North Carolina Historical Review. A light lunch will be served. Parking is available in nearby Trent Rd. and Erwin Rd. parking decks. The series provides 1-hour parking vouchers to guests.
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Digital Brown Bag

Wed, 2020-01-15 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

[specific event information forthcoming]

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CDVS Workshop: Introduction to R: the data science Tidyverse

Wed, 2020-01-15 15:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
A gentle introduction to R and the Tidyverse. This suite of data savvy tools and techniques enable flexible reporting via literate programing as a means to achieve reproducible and transparent analysis. The workshop begins with a measured and deliberate orientation to the RStudio interface. Participants will import data (readr). We continue with a step-by-step approach to transform and wrangle data (dplyr). Finally, we introduce basic exploratory data analysis (EDA.) Participants can expect explanation, demonstration and code examples along with hands-on learning.
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Introduction to R: the data science Tidyverse

Wed, 2020-01-15 15:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Part of the Rfun learning series

A gentle introduction to R and the Tidyverse.  This suite of data savvy tools and techniques enable flexible reporting via literate programing as a means to achieve reproducible and transparent analysis.  

The workshop begins with a measured and deliberate orientation to the RStudio interface.  Participants will import data (readr).  We continue with a step-by-step approach to transform and wrangle data (dplyr).  Finally, we introduce basic exploratory data analysis (EDA.)  Participants can expect explanation, demonstration and code examples along with hands-on learning.

This workshop is part of the Rfun learning series: "R We Having Fun Yet‽". Learn more at https://rfun.library.duke.edu/

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.)

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, 2020-01-14 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 R: the data science Tidyverse

Tue, 2020-01-14 15:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
A gentle introduction to R and the Tidyverse. This suite of data savvy tools and techniques enable flexible reporting via literate programing as a means to achieve reproducible and transparent analysis. The workshop begins with a measured and deliberate orientation to the RStudio interface. Participants will import data (readr). We continue with a step-by-step approach to transform and wrangle data (dplyr). Finally, we introduce basic exploratory data analysis (EDA.) Participants can expect explanation, demonstration and code examples along with hands-on learning.
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Introduction to R: the data science Tidyverse

Tue, 2020-01-14 15:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Part of the Rfun learning series

A gentle introduction to R and the Tidyverse.  This suite of data savvy tools and techniques enable flexible reporting via literate programing as a means to achieve reproducible and transparent analysis.  

The workshop begins with a measured and deliberate orientation to the RStudio interface.  Participants will import data (readr).  We continue with a step-by-step approach to transform and wrangle data (dplyr).  Finally, we introduce basic exploratory data analysis (EDA.)  Participants can expect explanation, demonstration and code examples along with hands-on learning.

This workshop is part of the Rfun learning series: "R We Having Fun Yet‽". Learn more at https://rfun.library.duke.edu/

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.)

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

Mon, 2020-01-13 23:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
Come once or come each week: This six-week, semi-guided hour provides a safe and comfortable environment for learning more about the R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse. The curriculum is based on the Master the Tidyverse workshop. The series goal is to enable researchers and students a low-stress hour to hone your own data savvy skills. Attendees will gain greater familiarity with a tool-suite designed to foster reproducibility and transparency vital for the researcher's workflow.
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R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Mon, 2020-01-13 23:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Part of the Rfun learning series

Come once or come each week:  This six-week, semi-guided hour provides a safe and comfortable environment for learning more about the R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse.  The curriculum is based on the Master the Tidyverse workshop.  The series goal is to enable researchers and students a low-stress hour to hone your own data savvy skills.  Attendees will gain greater familiarity with a tool-suite designed to foster reproducibility and transparency vital for the researcher's workflow.

In the first meeting we will introduce R, RStudio and the Tidyverse as well as outline several self-directed learning resources (below).  Follow and join any of the the remining weekly sessions.  Each week covers a new topic in the Master the Tidyverse series. Reinforcement is on-your-own through self-directed resources.  Assignments are optional.  Intermediate and advanced users will, optionally, design your own curriculum and benefit from interacting and supporting a helpful network of campus R users.  

Event Dates are all on Mondays:  Jan. 13, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 2.  

See our FAQ for more information.

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.)

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CDVS Workshop: Intro to GIS

Mon, 2020-01-13 16:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
If you are brand new to Geographic Information Systems (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

Mon, 2020-01-13 16:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

If you are brand new to Geographic Information Systems (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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Copyright and Fair Use in Research & Publishing

Fri, 2020-01-10 17:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
Copyright issues have become more important, and more contentious, than ever before. This workshop will examine some of the basic principles of copyright law and discuss how they apply to research and publishing. We will also consider the issue of intellectual property ownership for scholars and how that ownership can best be managed to serve the interests of the scholar and of the academic community in general. 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. Arnetta Girardeau is the Copyright and Information Policy Consultant at Duke University Libraries. She is the libraries' first point of contact for copyright and related law questions and consultations and conducts outreach and education on copyright and connected issues. She is a Duke alum (MA, Cultural Anthropology), and is also a graduate of Florida State (MSLIS), UNC School of Law (JD), and Harvard (AB, History).
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Copyright and Fair Use in Research & Publishing

Fri, 2020-01-10 17:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Copyright issues have become more important, and more contentious, than ever before. This workshop will examine some of the basic principles of copyright law and discuss how they apply to research and publishing. We will also consider the issue of intellectual property ownership for scholars and how that ownership can best be managed to serve the interests of the scholar and of the academic community in general.

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.

Arnetta Girardeau is the Copyright and Information Policy Consultant at Duke University Libraries. She is the libraries’ first point of contact for copyright and related law questions and consultations and conducts outreach and education on copyright and connected issues.  She is a Duke alum (MA, Cultural Anthropology), and is also a graduate of Florida State (MSLIS), UNC School of Law (JD), and Harvard (AB, History).

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

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tue, 2020-01-07 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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Promoting Skillful Learning: What is metacognition and why should I care?

Tue, 2020-01-07 17:00
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Objectives

  1. Define and describe key elements of metacognitive learning
  2. Connect the metacognitive framework to personal learning practices
  3. Identify one thing to adopt in the coming term to improve their learning and/or monitoring their learning processes.

Description

Are you a skillful, that is, an effective and efficient, learner? How do you know? Can you get better? You can! Everyone can grow as a more skillful learner and metacognition is a key component. Metacognition involves our knowledge and regulation of our thinking processes. Everyone is metacognitively active to one degree or another, but we all have room to grow and benefit from improving our metacognitive skills. For example, many students persist in predominantly using surface approaches to learning, such as rehearsal and memorization, but could benefit greatly from more elaborative and organizational approaches. These approaches are associated with deeper learning, that is, making what you are learning useful by reliably recalling it and being able to apply it in new situations. This workshop focuses on understanding metacognition, self-evaluating your learning processes, and identifying a potential area of improvement and strategies for monitoring your improvement.

Workshop Leaders: 

Dr. Patrick Cunningham, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Dr. Holly M. Matusovich, Associate Professor of Engineering Education
Virginia Tech

Dr. Rachel McCord, Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor in the Engineering Fundamentals Program,
University of Tennessee

This workshop will take place in Teer 203. Lunch will be provided for registrants.

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