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Screamfest IV: 100% That Witch

Wed, 2019-10-30 16:30
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

What terrors hide behind the Rubenstein Library’s walls?

Get spooked exploring the library’s creepiest and most macabre items during our special open house. We’ll display tales of witchcraft, monsters, investigations of the paranormal, and more terrors from the Rubenstein Library’s collections.

This event is free and open to the living, the dead, and visitors from parallel dimensions.  There will also be candy

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Screen/Society--"Reading Father" | Live Reading + Performance | The Memory Project

Mon, 2019-10-28 23:00
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Note: Performance takes place in Ruby Studio 124 "Reading Father" (feat. Wu Wenguang, Zhang Mengqi, Hu Tao; 2019, 60 min) Reading Father attempts to open up the obscure passageway to the history of Mao era, by rereading official documents, the "files" on an "anti-revolutionary" person. It is a reading of Father through a reading of the documents about him. -- Wu Wenguang, Zhang Mengqi, and Hu Tao in attendance About The Memory Project: Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China's Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.
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DVS Workshop: R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Mon, 2019-10-28 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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Screen/Society--"Autobiography II: Struggle" (2018) | Wu Wenguang | The Memory Project

Fri, 2019-10-25 23:00
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
"Autobiography II: Struggle" (Wu Wenguang, 2018, 65 min, China, Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital) "From the moment when my mother disclosed a long kept secret, my birth was accompanied by many struggles for my mother. Those "struggles" include: during pregnancy, "should this child be kept," to the painful struggles in the delivery process. Struggles have also accompanied since I was born, becoming part of my life." (WW) -- Wu Wenguang in attendance About The Memory Project: Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China's Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.
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Duke University Libaries Writing and Research Awards Reception

Fri, 2019-10-25 20:00
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
Each year the Duke University Libraries run a series of essay contests recognizing the original research of Duke students and encouraging the use of library resources. We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2018-2019 library writing and research awards. We will be celebrating our winners and their achievements at a special awards reception. All are invited to join us for refreshments and the opportunity to honor the recipients.
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DVS Workshop: Advanced ggplot2 techniques

Fri, 2019-10-25 13:30
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
This workshop will build on the basic Visualization in R using ggplot2 workshop (see a previous recording and the associated files). The workshop will offer more practice through additional examples and chart types. We will also cover customizations to charts by editing chart themes, adding annotations, and using color palettes. Prior experience with R and ggplot2 is expected for this workshop.
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Screen/Society--"Dumb Men" (2018) | Hu Tao | The Memory Project

Thu, 2019-10-24 23:00
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
"Dumb Men" (Hu Tao, 2018, 86 min, China, Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital) "People in my hometown call those who are shy and untalkative "touxiuzi". Within my family, the touxiuzi gene is embodied in the members of three generations. As a touxiuzi in our family, I try to uncover and open up the real heart beating under our touxiuzi exterior, yet in the end I only open up myself. The touxiuzi in the family continue to circle in the air above the village and grow in the village's soil." (HT) -- Hu Tao in attendance About The Memory Project: Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China's Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.
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Mab Segrest: Memoir of a Race Traitor

Thu, 2019-10-24 22:00
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Please join us for a celebration of the 25th anniversary edition of Mab Segrest's landmark book, Memoir of a Race Traitor, a chronicle of life at the forefront of antiracist activism. Segrest will be joined by local activists Mandy Carter, Kendra R. Johnson, and Grace Nichols for a discussion of their work in queer movements over the past 25 years and the challenges to those movements today from the Right. The New Press will be reissuing this with a new introduction and afterword by Segrest. Segrest's papers are held by the Sallie Bingham Center, as well as the records of Southerners on New Ground, which Segrest co-founded. RSVP and share on Facebook. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

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Wind Down Wednesdays

Wed, 2019-10-23 22:00
Women's Center
Join us on October 23rd for our first Wind Down Wednesday of the semester! We will be watching the HBO Documentary "Habla Women", with a discussion following the viewing. There will be snacks!
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Screen/Society--"Self-Portrait: Window in 47KM" (2019) | Zhang Mengqi | The Memory Project

Tue, 2019-10-22 23:00
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
"Self-Portrait: Window in 47KM" (Zhang Mengqi, 2019, 110 mins, Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital) The eighth film in Zhang Mengqi's monumental 47km series follows an 85-year-old man reflecting on his revolutionary history in pursuit of Mao's "New China" and the 15-year-old woman whose portrait painting practice elicits his memories. -- Zhang Mengqi in attendance About The Memory Project: Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China's Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.
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Marvelous Metals: Live Broadcast

Tue, 2019-10-22 22:45
Perkins 118
West Campus

Join students and chemists around the world in celebrating #NationalChemistryWeek 2019 with the theme #MarvelousMetals. This live interactive video broadcast features presentations and Q&A with experts in organometallic chemistry. From innovations in medical imaging and theranostics to fundamental changes to the way we create everyday necessities like clothing, food, and energy, these scientists will demonstrate how we can harness the power of our "marvelous metals."

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

Mon, 2019-10-21 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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SSRI~ Workshop: Program Evaluation

Wed, 2019-10-16 18:00
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop offers an overview of program evaluation, or the systematic investigation of the merit, worth, or significance of a program. Topics covered will include: when and why to conduct evaluation; types of evaluations; key aspects of an evaluation, including logic model development, data sources and data collection, analysis and reporting, and guiding resultant programmatic change; and tips for feasibly and effectively implementing evaluation at a program or organization. This workshop focuses on evaluation from the perspective of programs or organizations and will be of particular interest to people working in such settings who are looking to learn more about evaluation, but it is also relevant to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, or other researchers who are interested in evaluation and applied research. Registration required; please click the "more event information" button below to access the registration form.
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DVS Workshop: An Introduction to Duke's Research Data Repository

Wed, 2019-10-16 14:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
This workshop will provide an overview of Duke's Research Data Repository. The general functionalities of the platform as well as tips for submitting data will be discussed. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss how the RDR or other repositories can help them comply with funder and journal policies as well as meet growing standards around data stewardship and sharing, such as the FAIR Guiding Principles.
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DVS Workshop: Mapping with R

Tue, 2019-10-15 17:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web.
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DVS Workshop: R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Mon, 2019-10-14 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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Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics

Thu, 2019-10-10 16:00
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform Igor Stravinsky's Concertino and Marie Jaëll's String Quartet. Student string quartet Quarlitté (Haoyang Yu, Ann Chang, Celina Zhou, Prateek Khandelwal) will play the 1st movement of Mendelssohn's Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80. 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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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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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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