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VFF: Innovative Graphical Communication: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Data

With the growing amount of data available at our fingertips, effective and efficient scientific visualization is becoming increasingly important in modern society. How we display data in reports, presentations, and publications and communicate our science to the public through visuals is now a more crucial skill than ever. In this presentation we will discuss what makes an effective figure or graphic, as well as how this changes depending on the type of data being visualized and the audience/pur

Public Event — March 6, 2015

CIT Office Hours

Wed, Mar 11, 2015: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avai

For Duke Faculty, Staff & Students — March 11, 2015

DVS Workshop: Easy Interactive Charts and Maps with Tableau

Tableau Public (now available for both Windows and Mac) is free software that allows individuals to quickly create interactive visualizations of their research and business analytics data. This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of the structure of the program and the terminology used. The workshop will include a sample data visualization and mapping project, focusing especially on some of the new features in Tableau Public 8. We

Public Event — March 17, 2015

SSRI~ Workshop: SAS for Data Management Session 1

This workshop offers an overview of the SAS programming language, focusing on data management activities. Session 1 is a general overview of SAS with a focus on major SAS components (Program Editor, Log and Output), core concepts of SAS programming (DATA and PROC), and issues of importing/exporting, reading, and writing SAS datasets. Session 2 focuses on data modification, including variable creation and variable recoding, as well as adding to and subsettting from particular datasets. Key SAS st

Public Event — March 17, 2015

Sonic Dictionary: A Digital Database of Sounds

Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Edge: Digital Studio The Sonic Dictionary is an experimental reference source for audio culture built in Omeka. Essentially a database of audio recordings, the site houses material created and edited by students from multiple undergraduate courses. The Sonic Dictionary also features exhibits co-authored by student participants that curate individual recordings into narratives connecte

For Duke Faculty, Staff & Students — March 18, 2015

Introduction to Omeka

Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM Edge: Digital Studio Omeka is a tool to build online exhibits and collections around cultural artifacts. The open source platform was developed by the good people of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason. Omeka is now used by many scholars, librarians, curators and cultural workers of all

For Duke Faculty, Staff & Students — March 18, 2015

Setting Up Playgrounds for the Digital Humanities

Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Edge: Workshop Room In this keynote presentation we will look at the general landscape of digital humanities around the world. We will explore digital humanities at the intersections between computational approaches to culture, knowledge design and curation, and scholarly networks. In particular, we will focus on the process of learning how to build projects and work collaboratively a

For Duke Faculty, Staff & Students — March 18, 2015

Focus group for undergraduates: Getting full-text online articles

Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Perkins Library Room 118 Share your experiences accessing online articles, and help Duke librarians improve this important aspect of doing research. All participants receive $10 Amazon gift cards and light snacks!

For Duke Faculty, Staff & Students — March 18, 2015

Focus group for faculty and graduate students: Accessing full-text online articles

Thu, Mar 19, 2015: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See event description Share your experience accessing online articles, and help Duke librarians improve this critical aspect of conducting research. Light refreshments and $10 Amazon gift card provided for all participants! Location of event: Meet in lobby of Perkins Library (beside elevators and stone staircase)

For Duke Faculty, Staff & Students — March 19, 2015

Rachel Levitsky, Founder of Belladonna* Feminist Avant-Garde Collective: A Reading and Talk

Join the Rubenstein Library for an program with poet, scholar, and activist Rachel Levitsky. Levitsky, who founded Belladonna*, will share its history, mission, and aesthetics and read selections from both her writings and work published by the Belladonna* collective. Levitsky will also share the collaborative work she's done within Belladonna*, Pratt Institute, and the Office of Recuperative Strategies with a focus on the research methodologies and practices involved. (Please bring your lunch.

Public Event — March 19, 2015

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