DVS Workshop: Intro to ArcGIS Pro

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-24 18:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
ArcGIS Pro is a newly designed interface as an alternative to the tried-and-true ArcGIS desktop software. 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 Web Mapping). ...
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DVS Workshop: Intro to ArcGIS Pro

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-24 18:00
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ArcGIS Pro is a newly designed interface as an alternative to the tried-and-true ArcGIS desktop software. 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 Web Mapping). ...

Intro to ArcGIS Pro

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-24 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

ArcGIS Pro is a newly designed interface as an alternative to the tried-and-true ArcGIS desktop software. 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 Web Mapping).

ArcGIS Pro can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, as well as 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 ArcGIS Desktop 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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DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Social Scientists

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-01-23 19:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
Social scientists work with lots of data in their research, be it qualitative or quantitative, primary or secondary. This workshop will introduce data management practices for social scientists to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a social sciences lens using discipline-based, concrete examples. While good general data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the social sciences are the intended audience for this workshop.
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DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Social Scientists

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-01-23 19:00
Wed, Jan 23, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social scientists work with lots of data in their research, be it qualitative or quantitative, primary or secondary. This workshop will introduce data management practices for social scientists to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a social sciences lens using discipline-based, concrete examples. While good general data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the social sciences are the intended audience for this workshop.

Data Management 101 for Social Scientists

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-01-23 19:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Social scientists work with lots of data in their research, be it qualitative or quantitative, primary or secondary. This workshop will introduce data management practices for social scientists to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a social sciences lens using discipline-based, concrete examples. While good general data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the social sciences are the intended audience for this workshop.

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: Rfun - Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-22 19:00
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 ggvis packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language. ...
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DVS Workshop: Rfun - Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-22 19:00
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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 ggvis packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language. ...

Rfun - Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-22 19:00
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 ggvis packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language.

NOTE:  Bring your laptop.

  1. You can use a cloud version of R or install R & RStudio in advance (instructions)
  2. Install the tidyverse package in advance (instructions)

Attendees will be signed-up for up a few months of free academic access to the interactive training at DataCamp.

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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A Celebration of Award-Winning Writer Allan Gurganus

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-17 22:00
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Allan Gurganus image by Roger HaileJoin us for a special reception and reading as the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library celebrates an exciting recent acquisition—the literary archives of award-winning writer Allan Gurganus. 

The author of such works as The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, White People, and The Practical Heart: Four Novellas, Gurganus was described by novelist John Cheever as “the most technically gifted and morally responsive writer of his generation.”

Gurganus will read a selection from his forthcoming book, The Erotic History of a Southern Baptist Church. Attendees will also be invited to view some of the author's papers, which include drafts, correspondences, and a selection of his original artwork.

Gurganus’s short stories have been widely anthologized, while his longer fiction has received such accolades as the Lambda Literary Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Gurganus has taught writing and literature at Duke, Stanford, Sarah Lawrence, the Michener Center at the University of Texas-Austin, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Gurganus’s papers will further enrich the Rubenstein Library’s already robust collection of papers from other authors in the southern literary tradition who have achieved national and international prominence, including Reynolds Price, Anne Tyler, Michael Malone, and William Styron.

Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

Don't Miss the Related Exhibit! 

Allan Gurganus: A Writer's Sketchbooks
Power Plant Gallery, American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701
On view December 4 - January 19, 2019
Exhibit Opening Reception: December 5, 6:00 p.m.

To celebrate the acquisition of his papers, Duke's Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus will feature an exhibit of Gurganus's artwork, including 60 never-before-seen drawings and paintings. The exhibit will run through January 19, 2019.

 

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A Celebration of Award-Winning Writer Allan Gurganus

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-01-17 22:00
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for a special reception and reading as the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library celebrates an exciting recent acquisition-the literary archives of award-winning writer Allan Gurganus. The author of such works as "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All," "White People," and "The Practical Heart: Four Novellas," Gurganus was described by novelist John Cheever as "the most technically gifted and morally responsive writer of his generation." Gurganus will read a selection from his forthcoming book, "The Erotic History of a Southern Baptist Church." Attendees will also be invited to view some of the author's papers, which include drafts, correspondences, and a selection of his original artwork. Gurganus's short stories have been widely anthologized, while his longer fiction has received such accolades as the Lambda Literary Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Gurganus has taught writing and literature at Duke, Stanford, Sarah Lawrence, the Michener Center at the University of Texas-Austin, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. This reading is being held in conjunction with the art exhibition "Allan Gurganus: A Writer's Sketchbooks," on view at the Power Plant Gallery, December 4 - January 19, 2019.
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Faculty/Student Interactions

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-15 20:00
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

This workshop, the fifth in the 2018-19 Faculty Advancement and Success (FAS) Series from the Office of Faculty Advancement, will focus on an exploration of possible ways to navigate various interactions and challenges that may arise between faculty and students.

Please register in advance.

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Sakai Lessons Tool

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-01-08 19:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

The Lessons tool allows an instructor to organize their course in a modular format to guide their students through learning tasks. It creates structured pages that pull content and functionality from other tools and organizes them as a series of sequential tasks.  This session will focus on how to use the Lessons tool including new features such as the page layout option.

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Streamline your grading with Gradescope

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2019-01-07 19:30
Bostock 039
West Campus

Learn more about how you can use Gradescope to speed up your grading workflow and to provide better feedback to your students. This demo is for faculty, instructors and TAs (or those who support and work with them) who are new to Gradescope or who haven't used it recently.

Some of Gradescope's features:

  • Scan in and grade paper-based homework or tests, including bubble sheet style tests,
  • Upload and grade electronic-based assignment such as short essays,
  • Built-in AI functions allow grading short quantitative answers by group to speed the grading process,
  • Rubric design means more consistent grading between students, particularly important when using multiple graders,
  • Process can allow for blind grading (grading without seeing student names),
  • Integration with Sakai to allow grades to easily populate the Sakai gradebook.

Come and see if Gradescope is right for your course. 

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Getting Started with Sakai

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-01-04 15:30
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop is designed to give Duke faculty and staff preparing to use Sakai the knowledge necessary to create and manage a course or project site. During the session, we will provide an overview of Sakai basics, including the most commonly used tools and how to navigage the settings of a site. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Create and manage a course/project site
  2. Describe commonly used Sakai teaching tools
  3. Understand course organization tools and upload sample materials
  4. Identify key features of the gradebook and understand TA grading permissions
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30-Day outcomes analysis of NSQIP-pediatric for surgical management of head and neck lymphatic malformations in children

Scopus Query (for science portal) - Tue, 2018-12-18 13:56
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Coordinator, Access and Library Services – INTERNAL POSTING ONLY

Jobs Combined Feed From Huginn - Mon, 2018-12-17 20:34
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Coordinator, Access and Library Services coordinates the day to day operations of the Perkins Library Service Desk. They directly hire and manage Service Desk student workers, develop training programs and materials, teach research tools and customer service skills to students and staff who work at the desk, creates and maintains all relevant documentation and reporting, and provides direct research and circulation services at the Service Desk. S/he will track trends in desk usage, assess service quality, and adapt workflows to best meet patron needs.</p></div></div></div>

Green Book Provides Guide to a Bygone Era

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Mon, 2018-12-17 19:40

A new movie has generated interest in a historic resource for African American travelers from the Jim Crow era

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Green Book Provides Guide to a Bygone Era

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Mon, 2018-12-17 19:40

A new movie has generated interest in a historic resource for African American travelers from the Jim Crow era

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Happy Birthday, Jane!

Humanities - Mon, 2018-12-17 19:39

December 16th was Jane Austen’s birthday!  As always I like to celebrate with a blog post highlighting interesting things to read and new books that have been published about her.  I really liked this recent article from JSTOR Daily about Austen’s subtle but masterful use of language.  The OUPblog also had an interesting article about Jane Austen fans.  Finally I found this recent list from Mental Floss amusing!

Here are some new books that we own:

Jane Austen: The Chawton Letters edited with an introduction by Kathryn Sutherland

Jane Austen and Masculinity edited by Michael Kramp

Jane Austen’s Geographies edited by Robert Clark

Jane Austen and Sciences of the Mind edited by Beth Lau

The annotated Mansfield Park annotated and edited, with an introduction, by David M. Shapard

Finally if you are looking for something fun to watch, may I suggest Austenland from 2013?

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