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DVS Workshop: Visualization in R using ggplot2

Wed, 2019-10-09 17:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects. With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results. Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills. Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research. In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. While prior experience with ggplot2 and with other tidyverse packages is not required, some basic familiarity with R is expected. Please consider attending (or viewing a recording of) our Introduction to R workshop before attending this workshop on ggplot2.
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Rfun - Visualization in R using ggplot2

Wed, 2019-10-09 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects.  With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results.  Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills.  Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research.

In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. While prior experience with ggplot2 and with other tidyverse packages is not required, some basic familiarity with R is expected.  Please consider attending (or viewing a recording of) our Introduction to R workshop before attending this workshop on ggplot2.

In this workshop, we will use RStudio and RMarkdown files for all exercises. You may use the in-room computers, but if you prefer to bring your own laptop, but please make sure you come with RStudio and the tidyverse package installed.  You may also want to install the knitr package to be able to compile the entire Rmarkdown file.  A previous version of this workshop has been recorded, and the associated files are available on GitHub.

Please note: this classroom has a limited number of seats. If you choose to register for the workshop, please make every effort to attend, or if you cannot, please cancel your registration as soon as a conflict comes up. If all spots fill up, we will maintain a waitlist in the event of cancelations.  If you can't attend but would like to be notified when a recording is available, please contact Angela Zoss.

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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Intro to Tableau

Wed, 2019-10-09 14:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is incredibly useful free software that allows individuals to quickly and easily explore their data with a wide variety of visual representations, as well as create interactive web-based visualization dashboards. This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of how the program thinks about data, common data manipulation and loading, and the terminology used. Activities will include a sample data visualization and mapping project, which will give people hands-on experience using Tableau’s basic chart types and dashboard creation tools. We will also discuss publishing to the Tableau Public web server and related services and tools, like the full Tableau Desktop application (free for full-time students).

Note: This workshop is designed for beginners who might be comfortable with data and spreadsheets, but have no experience with Tableau, are curious about what it can do, and want to get a quick introduction so they can start playing on their own. The classroom in which this is held has Windows computers with Tableau 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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Fall Tea Break

Tue, 2019-10-08 19:00
Bostock Library - The Edge
West Campus

Got plans for fall break? If you’re staying on campus, take a Fall Tea Break with us at Bostock Library. We’ll have crafting activities and, most importantly, tea and homemade snacks.

Have research questions? We’ve got you covered! Librarians will be on site to help with research and citing sources. We hope you’ll join us!

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Digital Publishing 101: The Audiences of Digital Publishing

Tue, 2019-10-08 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Who are the intended users of a digital publication? How can scholars reach new audiences and keep existing audiences actively engaged? We’ll learn about some of the ways successful projects connect with their users and promote their work to potential audiences and how you can incorporate these into your own publication planning. We’ll also consider how to effectively and ethically involve and credit audience involvement in one’s research. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of how to engage audiences and incorporate audience involvement into digital publication practices.

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Finding a Home For Your Data: An Introduction to Archives and Repositories

Tue, 2019-10-08 17:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

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, including Duke’s own Research Data Repository, and the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape. Key repositories in various disciplines will be explored and attendees will learn strategies for locating and assessing repositories. Attendees will also have an opportunity to explore potential repositories for their own research.

This workshop will count for 2 RCR credit hours for Graduate Students as part of the RCR Forum series. 

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The Empowered Author: Evaluating Publishers, Negotiating Contracts, and Navigating the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem

Tue, 2019-10-08 14:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

When you’re getting started as an author, it can feel like someone else is setting all the rules and that the way things work now is the way it has always been. But current scholarly publishing models have only been around for the past couple of decades, and authors have more agency than they often assume. This is a workshop about the process of being an author, about getting published and getting the rewards of being published, while sharing the benefits of your research with as broad an audience as possible. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on activities you will learn about methods to:

  •  evaluate publishers, avoiding “predatory” journals and scams,

  • analyze and negotiate publication contracts, and

  • increase the reach of your work outside of traditional publications.

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Fall Tea Break

Mon, 2019-10-07 19:00
Bostock Library - The Edge
West Campus

Got plans for fall break? If you’re staying on campus, take a Fall Tea Break with us at Bostock Library. We’ll have crafting activities and, most importantly, tea and homemade snacks.

Have research questions? We’ve got you covered! Librarians will be on site to help with research and citing sources. We hope you’ll join us!

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Copyright in Online Environments and International Collaborations in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Mon, 2019-10-07 17:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

What do you need to know about standards of copyright and fair use when sharing materials in online learning management systems, digital publishing projects, open educational resources, or your thesis and dissertation? How can digital note taking tools help you make sure that you keep track of your sources, and that your references are appropriate and complete? Specialists in Copyright and Information Policy, Digital Publishing, and International and Area Studies at Duke Libraries will provide opportunities for a wide-ranging discussion of copyright issues in online environments.  This workshop is intended for graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Students in engineering and sciences should to register for Copyright and Fair Use in Research and Publishing for Engineeering and Sciences, which will address similar topics in their disciplines.  

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Shaping Your Professional Identity Online

Mon, 2019-10-07 14:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This workshop is designed to help you consider the best ways to navigate how you want to present yourself online.  We will discuss topics such as what to share and how to share, the ethical issues involved, and how to maintain the right balance of privacy.  We will also examine some steps you can take, such as creating a profile on Google Scholar, creating a Google alert for your name, creating an ORCID ID, interacting professionally on Twitter, and creating an online portfolio.  If you have a laptop, you may want to bring it.  (Part of Library RCR Days!)

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VFF: Visualizing and Segmenting the Void Space of Packed Particles

Fri, 2019-10-04 16:00
LSRC D106
Granular materials are ubiquitous in geology, the food industry, the medical field, chemical processing, and many other facets of life. The interstitial space formed among packed particles creates an interconnected network of void space with an extraordinarily complicated geometry. The ability to analyze and modulate this geometry greatly benefits optimization efforts, particularly in the design of biomaterials that utilize granular materials for tissue repair and regeneration. In these systems, endogenous cells traverse the interstitial space of the material. To study the influence of local geometry on cell behavior, we must be able to visualize the internal 3-D structure of the packed particles, as well as break up the complex void space into more manageable subspaces. We begin by simulating packed particles, and we develop a methodology for void space segmentation. Our work uses a number of visualization tools that allow us to highlight the void space in both computational simulations and real microscope images for further analysis.
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Exhibit Opening and Reception: Senses of Venice

Thu, 2019-09-05 21:00
The Chappell Family Gallery (Perkins Library)
West Campus

Join us for a reception celebrating our new exhibit in the Chappell Family Gallery, Senses of Venice, curated by Kristin Huffman and Bradford Lewis, with Noah Michaud T'21, Angela Tawfik T'19, Daphne Turan T'21, Mary Kate Weggeland T'19, and Ashley Jeffers T'21.

The exhibit, on display through December 15, 2019, offers twenty-first-century visitors the chance to re-enact the experience of eighteenth-century tourists on the Grand Tour. Multimedia displays accompany exceptional pieces from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. This exhibit includes a pristine copy of Ludovico Ughi’s groundbreaking map of Venice, created in 1729 using advanced surveying techniques. 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

More about the exhibit:

Senses of Venice (exhibit website)

 

For more information, contact:

Meg Brown, Exhibits Coordinator

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