SSRI~ Workshop: Using Excel to organize and analyze information and data and to present findings

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-02-22 02:00
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
This workshop provides an overview of ways Excel can be used to structure and even analyze data and to create presentations. It starts with examining basic tools and functions in Excel (including ways that Excel can be used to manage textual data, to combine or divide data cells and sources, and to perform calculations such as sum, average, minimum, and maximum). It then proceeds to an overview of how to sort and transpose data and create graphs and tables. Finally, it reviews how to perform basic statistical operations, including counts, frequencies, and even simple linear regressions, in Excel.

DVS Workshop: Map Design

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-02-21 18:30
Perkins Library 218
(Towerview Room)
Making maps is a creative rather than a purely technical process. Even if you can expertly use the latest and most advanced tools, you still have to make design decisions based on your specific audience, data, and goals. This workshop will present an overview of concepts in cartography and provide practical techniques for creating effective, visually appealing maps. We will explore design principles by analyzing plenty of examples. No specific software experience or GIS knowledge is required.
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DVS Workshop: Map Design

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-02-21 18:30
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Making maps is a creative rather than a purely technical process. Even if you can expertly use the latest and most advanced tools, you still have to make design decisions based on your specific audience, data, and goals. This workshop will present an overview of concepts in cartography and provide practical techniques for creating effective, visually appealing maps. We will explore design principles by analyzing plenty of examples. No specific software experience or GIS knowledge is required.

Map Design

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-02-21 18:30
Perkins 218
West Campus

Making maps is a creative rather than a purely technical process. Even if you can expertly use the latest and most advanced tools, you still have to make design decisions based on your specific audience, data, and goals. This workshop will present an overview of concepts in cartography and provide practical techniques for creating effective, visually appealing maps. We will explore design principles by analyzing plenty of examples. No specific software experience or GIS knowledge is required.

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DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Humanists

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 19:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities researchers 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 humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop.
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DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Humanists

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 19:00
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities researchers 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 humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop.

Data Management 101 for Humanists

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 19:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities researchers 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 humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities 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: Visualization in Python with Altair

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 15:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
While Python is my preferred programming language for scripted data transformations, I have avoided routinely doing visualization in Python. I could follow examples for the many Python visualization libraries, but in the end they all seemed confusing and made it hard to do the types of exploratory visualization that Tableau made easy. Finally, Altair has emerged as a viable alternative for me, with the way it thinks about data and the visualization process, and I thought others might be interested in learning more about it. ...
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DVS Workshop: Visualization in Python with Altair

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 15:00
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
While Python is my preferred programming language for scripted data transformations, I have avoided routinely doing visualization in Python. I could follow examples for the many Python visualization libraries, but in the end they all seemed confusing and made it hard to do the types of exploratory visualization that Tableau made easy. Finally, Altair has emerged as a viable alternative for me, with the way it thinks about data and the visualization process, and I thought others might be interested in learning more about it. ...

Visualization in Python with Altair

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 15:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

While Python is my preferred programming language for scripted data transformations, I have avoided routinely doing visualization in Python. I could follow examples for the many Python visualization libraries, but in the end they all seemed confusing and made it hard to do the types of exploratory visualization that Tableau made easy. Finally, Altair has emerged as a viable alternative for me, with the way it thinks about data and the visualization process, and I thought others might be interested in learning more about it.

Altair is a declarative statistical visualization library for Python, built on top of the well-design and powerful Vega-Lite visualization grammar. (Vega-lite was built for the web, includes interaction, and is being adopted as a standard by high profile websites and tools.) It works well for small to medium-sized tabular data (like spreadsheets). 

In this workshop, I’ll run you through both some introductory and more complex examples using Altair with Python in Jupyter notebooks, so you can get a feeling for how you might use it in your own work. No programming experience is required, but you’ll probably be more comfortable following along if you have some previous exposure to Python, since I won’t be spending time on the language itself.

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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Visualization Friday Forum

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-02-15 17:00
LSRC D106
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-02-15 17:00
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend.

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

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-02-15 15:00
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.

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

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Introduction to Stata

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-02-14 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Introduction to Stata focuses on the core concepts of using Stata. This workshop provides a hands on overview of how to load, manage, and analyze data using Stata. The workshop will also include a brief introduction to Stata graphics as well. No previous experience with Stata is required.

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Exhibit Opening for "Black Students Matter: Taking Over Allen in ‘69"

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-13 21:30
The Chappell Family Gallery (Perkins Library)
West Campus

Join the staff of the Duke University Archives for the opening of student-curated exhibit "Black Students Matter: Taking Over Allen in '69" on the 50th anniversary of the landmark student protest.

The event will begin with time to view the exhibit, on display in the Duke University Libraries' Chappell Family Gallery. Remarks will follow at 5:15 in Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library 153.

The event will be followed by a discussion about the Takeover at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Duke University Archives, the Mary Lou Williams Center, and Story+ at the Franklin Humanities Institute.

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DVS Workshop: Story Maps

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-13 18:00
Perkins Library 218
(Towerview Room)
This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. This easy-to-use application integrates maps with narrative text, images, and videos to provide a powerful communication tool for any project with a geographic component. We will explore the capabilities of Story Maps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants through the process of creating their own Story Map.
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DVS Workshop: Story Maps

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-13 18:00
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. This easy-to-use application integrates maps with narrative text, images, and videos to provide a powerful communication tool for any project with a geographic component. We will explore the capabilities of Story Maps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants through the process of creating their own Story Map.

Story Maps

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-13 18:00
Perkins 218
West Campus

This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. This easy-to-use application integrates maps with narrative text, images, and videos to provide a powerful communication tool for any project with a geographic component. We will explore the capabilities of Story Maps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants through the process of creating their own Story Map.

Attendees will need to bring a laptop computer. 

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Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-13 17:00
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Join us for a free noontime concert in the library featuring Duke University's own Ciompi Quartet with Allan Ware, clarinet.

Performing:

- Marie Jaëll: String Quartet in G Minor

- Mozart: Clarinet Quintet

Allan Ware was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and studied at Davidson College, the University of North Carolina, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. He has performed hundreds of recitals and solo appearances on the stages of leading European chamber music series, and is the winner of numerous prizes in international music competitions, for example the "Grand Prix" at the 4th International Chamber Music Competition in Paris.

Free and open to the public.

Presented in association with the Duke Department of Music.

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Thompson, Department of Music

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Book Discussion: "What the Best College Teachers Do" by Ken Bain

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-13 17:00
Bostock 024
West Campus

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain, is the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, and offers valuable answers for all educators.

New faculty at Duke received a copy of this book at New Faculty Orientation in August 2018, and are invited to join us to discuss the book (other faculty are welcome, too - if you don't have a copy of the book, we'll provide one if you register at least a week in advance). 

Lunch will be provided. 

 

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