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SSRI~ Workshop: Getting Started with Julia

Thu, Feb 11, 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
Julia is a new programming language for numerical computing that aims to combine the flexibility of dynamic languages like Python or Matlab with the speed of Fortran or C. In this short course, we will introduce the basics of Julia programming with hands-on examples, give an overview of the Julia ecosystem for simulation and data analysis, and point out common pitfalls for those coming from other dynamic languages (R, Python, Matlab). We will focus on what makes Julia different from other scientific or technical programming languages and discuss where the language is headed in the future. To make the most use of this course, participants should ideally have a basic understanding of another programming or scripting language so that programming concepts are familiar from the beginning of the course. A lunch break will be scheduled during the workshop, and lunch will be provided for participants. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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CIT Office Hours

Thu, Feb 11, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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DVS Workshop: Easy Interactive Charts and Maps with Tableau

Thu, Feb 11, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Tableau Public (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 9. 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).

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WOLA-Duke 2015 Human Right Book Award: Paper Cadavers, by Kirsten Weld

Thu, Feb 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Duke University have named Kirsten Weld's book, "Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala" (Duke University Press, 2014) as the winner of the 2015 WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award. Weld will be at Duke University Libraries to receive the award, discuss and read from her book. The award presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing. "Paper Cadavers" documents the heroic effort of hundreds of idealistic, activist youth who rescued and organized the National Police records under the leadership of a former guerrilla, Gustavo Meoño. In 2005, activists from the Human Rights Ombudsman's Office (PDH) of Guatemala, while inspecting police premises for improper storage of explosives in Guatemala City, accidentally came across a trove of 75 to 80 million half-moldy pages of National Police (PN) records. Kirsten Weld, assistant professor at Harvard University, shows how information once employed by the police state to control society and pursue subversives was put to use by the human rights community to reveal the identity of perpetrators of human rights abuses and to bring many of them to trial. In the words of the author, "Records once used in the service of state terror are repurposed by surviving reformers as building blocks for the rule of law and tools of social reckoning."

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SSRI~ Workshop: Getting Started with Julia

Thu, Feb 11, 2016
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
Julia is a new programming language for numerical computing that aims to combine the flexibility of dynamic languages like Python or Matlab with the speed of Fortran or C. In this short course, we will introduce the basics of Julia programming with hands-on examples, give an overview of the Julia ecosystem for simulation and data analysis, and point out common pitfalls for those coming from other dynamic languages (R, Python, Matlab). We will focus on what makes Julia different and discuss where the language is headed in the future. A lunch break will be scheduled during the workshop, and lunch will be provided for participants. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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VFF: Interactive Mapping Apps with R and Shiny

Fri, Feb 12, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LSRC D106
High quality visualization of maps and data is vital for research and communication. Generating such visualization tools is increasingly easy, especially for R programmers. Using Shiny, a simple interactive visualization tool, you can create useful and beautiful apps both for research and communication purposes. We will demonstrate the use of Shiny R, show some exploratory and outreach apps, and point to some resources for making similar apps on your own.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, Feb 12, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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DVS Workshop: ArcGIS Online

Mon, Feb 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
ArcGIS Online is an online mapping application be used independently of desktop GIS (on both Mac and PCs). Users can create web maps, store and share spatial data online, and create presentations. In this workshop we will talk about ArcGIS Online accounts, as well as demonstrate how to add data to ArcGIS Online, perform analysis, and publish maps to the web.

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DVS Workshop: OnYourLaptop - Part 1/3 - OpenRefine - Data Cleaning, Mining, Transformations, and Text Normalization

Tue, Feb 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
OpenRefine is a modern data wrangling tool used to resolve common and obscure data cleaning challenges. In this workshop you will explore data without becoming a programmer, easily find patterns, create facets, detect and clean inconsistencies, and exert the power of a data engineer without learning C++ or Python. OpenRefine supports both entry-level and advanced problems; is intuitive and powerful; is a tool for normalizing data; and supports reproducible data transformations. We'll start with easy examples so you can follow the self-paced hands-on workbook to meet your comfort level. Following a brief introduction, we will work on Project 1a together. Projects 1b, 2, and 3 will be done at your own pace. If you like, you can move quickly to more advanced pattern recognition functions.

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SSRI~ Workshop: SAS for Data Management Session 1

Tue, Feb 16, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop offers an overview of the SAS programming language, focusing on data management activities. Session 1 includes a general overview of major SAS components (Program Editor, Log and Output) and the core concepts of SAS programming (DATA and PROC steps). It focuses on the process of importing and modifying data, including issues of importing/exporting data from other file formats, merging and concatenating data sets, and adding to or subsettting from datasets. Key SAS statements described include: PROC IMPORT, SET, MERGE, IF-THEN, and WHERE. Session 2 focuses on data analysis, including variable creation/recoding and descriptive analyses typically used in data management. Key SAS statements described include: PROC CONTENTS, PROC MEANS, and PROC FREQ. Together, these two sessions allow researchers to learn basic data management processes using the SAS statistical system. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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Screencasting for Beginners

Tue, Feb 16, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
A screencast is a recording of the activities on a computer screen, usually with audio or video narration, for later use and to share with others. This workshop will introduce two basic recording applications (Jing, Screencast-O-Matic) and talk about uses for the classroom and tips for recording. We will also demonstrate some of the advanced features available in two of the more advanced screencasting options, Explain Everything and DukeCapture. This workshop is not meant to be a complete software training, but will allow you to get started with your own recordings.

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CIT Office Hours

Wed, Feb 17, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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DVS Workshop: Advanced Tableau (Data Structures)

Wed, Feb 17, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
This workshop will focus on the challenges of using different types and structures of data in Tableau. We will learn how to clean and organize various data sources for Tableau, how to join and blend data to combine datasets, and how to design visualizations when datasets have been joined or blended.

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Faculty/Instructor Focus Group

Thu, Feb 18, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
We want to learn how we can improve CIT’s website and provide useful resources for Duke instructors in a one-hour moderated focus group. All participants will enjoy lunch during the focus group and receive a free Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer!

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Faculty/Instructor Focus Group

Thu, Feb 18, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
We want to learn how we can improve CIT’s website and provide useful resources for Duke instructors in a one-hour moderated focus group. All participants will enjoy lunch during the focus group.

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CIT Office Hours

Thu, Feb 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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DVS Workshop: OnYourLaptop - Part 2/3 - Regular Expressions (RegEx)

Thu, Feb 18, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
Regular Expressions are a powerful method of finding patterns in text. For example, find all words ending in "ing", all words which begin with a capital letter, all telephone area codes that begin with either the numbers 7 or 8, or all email addresses which contain "duke.edu". Many programming languages use regular expressions as a means to support pattern matching. In this workshop we will continue using OpenRefine (from part 1) as the engine to learn regular expressions. At the end of part 1 it was noted that leveraging text mining capabilities in OpenRefine requires learning more about regular expressions. Part II will provide a more broad-based introduction to regular expressions as a means to help you leverage the text mining and transformation capabilities of OpenRefine.

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Digital Scholarship Services Open House

Fri, Feb 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services showcases some of the projects it's worked with in the past year that demonstrate its mission to innovate research, teaching, and publishing and that help highlight the questions and challenges encountered through digital scholarship work. Pre- and post-lunch activities include project lightning talks and panel discussions of how digital approaches change and challenge our scholarly work. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes.

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Digital Scholarship Services Open House

Fri, Feb 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services showcases projects from the past year that demonstrate its mission to innovate research, teaching, and publishing and that help highlight the questions and challenges encountered through digital scholarship work. Pre- and post-lunch activities include lightning talks from project teams, panel discussions of how digital approaches change and challenge our scholarly work, and previews of digital projects in the coming year, as well as an invitation to consult and partner with Digital Scholarship Services on future projects. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes.

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Digital Scholarship Service Open House

Fri, Feb 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services showcases projects from the past year that demonstrate its mission to innovate research, teaching, and publishing and that help highlight the questions and challenges encountered through digital scholarship work. Pre- and post-lunch activities include lightning talks from project teams, panel discussions of how digital approaches change and challenge our scholarly work, and previews of digital projects in the coming year, as well as an invitation to consult and partner with Digital Scholarship Services on future projects. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, Feb 19, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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DVS Workshop: Adobe Illustrator for Diagrams and Visualizations

Mon, Feb 22, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Do you ever try to draw simple diagrams for proposals, reports or publications? Have you ever struggled to get a graphing program to make your plots look just right? Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing program which can be very useful for faculty, students and staff in these types of situations, but many people avoid it because of the seemingly steep learning curve. In this workshop I will present a few basic principles of good graphic design, and then run through some simple examples of Illustrator's capabilities, showing you how to start using it to modify your graphs and create diagrams to explain your ideas.

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DVS Workshop: Advanced Excel for Data Projects

Tue, Feb 23, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Spreadsheets are a standard tool for many data projects, whether because of the ability to easily edit data, the ubiquity of spreadsheet programs, or the added features like charts and filters. This workshop extends the introduction from our Basic Data Cleaning and Analysis for Data Tables workshop by focusing on more advanced features in Excel. Examples include filtering, pivot tables, and data visualizations.

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SSRI~ Workshop: SAS for Data Management Session 2

Tue, Feb 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop offers an overview of the SAS programming language, focusing on data management activities. Session 1 includes a general overview of major SAS components (Program Editor, Log and Output) and the core concepts of SAS programming (DATA and PROC steps). It focuses on the process of importing and modifying data, including issues of importing/exporting data from other file formats, merging and concatenating data sets, and adding to or subsettting from datasets. Key SAS statements described include: PROC IMPORT, SET, MERGE, IF-THEN, and WHERE. Session 2 focuses on data analysis, including variable creation/recoding and descriptive analyses typically used in data management. Key SAS statements described include: PROC CONTENTS, PROC MEANS, and PROC FREQ. Together, these two sessions allow researchers to learn basic data management processes using the SAS statistical system. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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Altmetric for Institutions Training & Overview Session

Tue, Feb 23, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
None
Altmetric is a web-based platform that allows anyone in the Duke community to track, search, and measure the conversations about their research happening online. Using the Altmetric Explorer, you can see who has been mentioning your work in major news sources, blogs, government policy documents, Wikipedia, and social media. Unlike other metrics, which are focused on the impact of a journal (impact factor, h-index, etc.), Altmetric tracks your research at the article level, enabling you to assess the impact of your scholarship with a higher level of granularity. At this session we'll be doing an overview of the Altmetric tool at Duke. The Duke University Libraries subscribe to Altmetric Explorer to help faculty and researchers better understand the impact their research is having in academia and beyond.

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CIT Office Hours

Wed, Feb 24, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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OIT's Learn IT @ Lunch: Is Technology Good for the Environment?

Wed, Feb 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

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DVS Workshop: Analysis with R

Wed, Feb 24, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
None
Explore the basics of the R programming language for statistics and graphing in this introductory workshop. This hands on workshop covers the basics of getting help, loading, managing, graphing, and analyzing data in R. No previous experience with R is required. Course materials will be available before the class for workshop participants.

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DVS Workshop: Analysis with R

Wed, Feb 24, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
Explore the basics of the R programming language for statistics and graphing in this introductory workshop. This hands on workshop covers the basics of getting help, loading, managing, graphing, and analyzing data in R. No previous experience with R is required. Course materials will be available before the class for workshop participants.

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Research Computing: So many options for a virtual machine - How do I choose?

Wed, Feb 24, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

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DVS Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS

Thu, Feb 25, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Do you want to find out how geographic information (GIS) software can aid your research? This class will provide an overview of how ArcGIS software can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, as well as discuss starting points for obtaining data and ways for managing your GIS project. 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.

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CIT Office Hours

Thu, Feb 25, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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DVS Workshop: Basic Data Cleaning and Analysis for Data Tables

Fri, Feb 26, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Tables of data, like those you see in spreadsheets or relational databases, are the foundation of most data-driven research today. There are many pitfalls of working with these tables, though, that most people end up having to learn the hard way. In this workshop, we'll take a dataset that has a variety of different properties and learn to work through many common steps of data-driven research to clean and begin analyzing the data. We'll be using Excel to make sure the methods we suggest can be reproduced easily "at home," but many of these techniques are important for other data analysis tools as well. No data experience necessary.

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DVS Workshop: Basic Data Cleaning and Analysis for Data Tables

Fri, Feb 26, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)
Tables of data, like those you see in spreadsheets or relational databases, are the foundation of most data-driven research today. There are many pitfalls of working with these tables, though, that most people end up having to learn the hard way. In this workshop, we'll take a dataset that has a variety of different properties and learn to work through many common steps of data-driven research to clean and begin analyzing the data. We'll be using Excel to make sure the methods we suggest can be reproduced easily "at home," but many of these techniques are important for other data analysis tools as well. No data experience necessary.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, Feb 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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SSRI~ Workshop: Program Evaluation

Tue, Mar 01, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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 "More Information" below to access the registration form.

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CIT Office Hours

Wed, Mar 2, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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DVS Workshop: OnYourLaptop - Part 3/3 - Web Scraping - gathering data from websites, HTML & JSON Parsing, APIs and gathering Twitter streams

Wed, Mar 02, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
This hands-on workshop will enable participants to: 1. Build a data corpus of congressional press releases, 2. Interact with a hands-on introduction to HTML parsing. Participants will also receive a brief: 1. Introduction to Application Programming Interface (API) concepts, 2. Introduction to the JSON Data format, 3. Introduction to HTML tagging and parsing, 4. Overview of automation techniques related to social media data gathering. - A freely shareable workbook will be provided documenting how to use free software with shareable data. - Neither text analysis tools, text correlation techniques, data cleaning, nor programming techniques are taught as part of this workshop. Instruction will emphasize technical automation tools, demonstration, and hands-on experience with scraping tools.

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CIT Office Hours

Thu, Mar 3, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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DVS Workshop: Designing Academic Figures and Posters

Fri, Mar 04, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
Figures and other forms of visual representation can have a huge impact on the communication of research to a broader audience. A well designed figure can summarize research, captivate audience interest, and/or explain complicated phenomena and processes. Likewise, becoming familiar with good strategies for poster design allows researchers to take full advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues and promote their own research. This workshop will cover basic considerations for designing effective academic figures and posters, including use of color, layout, fonts/typography, and software choices.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, Mar 04, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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Research Computing: So many options for a virtual machine - How do I choose?

Fri, Mar 4, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

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¿This is a Christian institution and we will tolerate no Jews here": The Brooklyn Interns Hazing Episodes

Mon, Mar 07, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Anti-semitism in U.S. medical education rarely flared into acts of violence; except in Brooklyn. Presenting the results of recently completed research, Dr. Halperin will describe the assaults on the Jewish interns of Kings County Hospital in 1916 and 1927 and the implications of these assaults for the contemporary debate on immigration and higher education.

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CIT Office Hours

Wed, Mar 9, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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OIT's Learn IT @ Lunch: Identity theft: Reduce your risk, protect yourself

Wed, Mar 9, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

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CIT Office Hours

Thu, Mar 10, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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DVS Workshop: Web Scraping - gathering data from websites, HTML & JSON Parsing, APIs and gathering Twitter streams

Thu, Mar 10, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bostock Library 023(Library Classroom)
This hands-on workshop will enable participants to: 1. Build a data corpus of congressional press releases, 2. Interact with a hands-on introduction to HTML parsing. Participants will also receive a brief: 1. Introduction to Application Programming Interface (API) concepts, 2. Introduction to the JSON Data format, 3. Introduction to HTML tagging and parsing, 4. Overview of automation techniques related to social media data gathering. A freely shareable workbook will be provided documenting how to use free software with shareable data. Neither Text Analysis tools, text correlation techniques, data cleaning, nor programming techniques are taught as part of this workshop. Instruction will emphasize technical automation tools, demonstration, and hands-on experience with scraping tools.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, Mar 11, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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Adobe Event: Turning Your Research into Digital Stories

Tue, Mar 15, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Edge: Workshop Room
Digital Storytelling is an emerging instructional & marketing strategy. Join Steve Adler, Senior Solutions Consultant (Adobe) to learn how to tell very compelling stories in a rich and visually appealing format using 3 intuitive Adobe mobile/web applications (Premiere Clip, Slate & Voice). Bring a laptop, iPhone or iPad with you and you may walk out of the session with a great story to tell!

NOTE: Android is not currently supported. The tools being used in this seminar must be accessed with an Adobe ID created with a non-Duke email address. Go here to create an account in advance of the seminar: accounts.adobe.com

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Adobe Event: Turning Your Research into Digital Stories

Tue, Mar 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
Digital Storytelling is an emerging instructional & marketing strategy. Join Steve Adler, Senior Solutions Consultant (Adobe) to learn how to tell very compelling stories in a rich and visually appealing format using 3 intuitive Adobe mobile/web applications (Premiere Clip, Slate & Voice). Bring a laptop, iPhone or iPad with you and you may walk out of the session with a great story to tell!

NOTE: Android is not currently supported. The tools being used in this seminar must be accessed with an Adobe ID created with a non-Duke email address. Go here to create an account in advance of the seminar: accounts.adobe.com

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CIT Office Hours

Wed, Mar 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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CIT Office Hours

Thu, Mar 17, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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GCB Academy: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Genomics

Mon, Mar 21, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

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Exhibit Opening Reception: Faith in Action: In the Footsteps of Abraham Joshua Heschel

Mon, Mar 21, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Abraham Joshua Heschel grew up in Poland, began his career in Germany, and became one of the most influential Jewish theologians of the 20th century in the United States. Heschel dedicated his life to the study of traditional Jewish sources and the application of those sources to the situations faced by Modern Jews. Heschel modeled socially engaged Judaism throughout his life. He represented American Jews at the Second Vatican Council, marched with Martin Luther King Jr. at Selma and protested the Vietnam War. This exhibit showcases Heschel's life and work as a rabbi, philosopher, writer, professor, ecumenist and social activist. Heschel's daughter, Susannah, will discuss the kinds of issues the Heschel archives can help address and resolve. Exhibit runs March 19-July 24 in the Mary Duke Biddle Room, Rubenstein Library.

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GCB Academy: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Genomics

Tue, Mar 22, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

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SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Collection Techniques

Tue, Mar 22, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop provides an overview on the rationales and methods for qualitative data collection. Qualitative research methods, including in-depth interviews, focus groups, archival analysis, and participant observation, vary considerably in the resources and time required to execute them reliably, and in the types of data they generate. Which data collection techniques are appropriate to which kinds of research questions and projects, and how do you execute these methods well? How are issues of reliability and validity considered and weighed in qualitative research? This research workshop will provide an introduction to a range of qualitative research methods as well as an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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CIT Office Hours

Wed, Mar 23, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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OIT Training Learn IT @ Lunch - 7 Habits of Highly Productive People at Duke

Wed, Mar 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
We use technology everyday at Duke. You already have access to many online applications (like Sympa, Box, O365 & other 3rd party tools), but are you taking full advantage of them in your day to day world? Come to this session to learn tips, time saving tricks and solutions to everyday problems - including how to best share data & keep your to do's and projects organized. You can't afford to miss this session! relaxed lunch environment. Each session includes a presentation followed by Q & A. No pre-registration is required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. NOTE: Lunch is not provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

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OIT's Learn IT @ Lunch: 7 Habits of Highly Productive People at Duke

Wed, Mar 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
We use technology everyday at Duke. You already have access to many online applications (like Sympa, Box, O365 & other 3rd party tools), but are you taking full advantage of them in your day to day world? Come to this session to learn tips, time saving tricks and solutions to everyday problems - including how to best share data & keep your to do's and projects organized. You can't afford to miss this session!

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CIT Office Hours

Thu, Mar 24, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, Mar 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Management Strategies and Techniques

Tue, Mar 29, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
Compared to survey research, data management strategies in qualitative research are often ad-hoc, and produced after the data collection process has been completed. Different qualitative methods produce different types of data and require different analytical approaches, yet there are several strategies worth considering for managing your data and can be planned and deployed prior to commencing data collection in order to facilitate the transition from data collection to data analysis. This workshop will cover a range of qualitative data management strategies in order to help researchers plan for data collection, or to help researchers manage data during or after the collection process. Some time will be given to the role of NVivo software in facilitating data management and preparing for data analysis. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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CIT Office Hours

Wed, Mar 30, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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CIT Office Hours

Thu, Mar 31, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab)
Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology. Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, Apr 01, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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SSRI~ Workshop: Analysis with NVivo Qualitative Software

Tue, Apr 05, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop will allow students to transform interview transcripts into analyzable data, and to learn foundational skills in qualitative data analysis using NVivo software, which is available at no cost to Duke researchers. Participants will be introduced to the most common coding strategies deployed in social science to analyze data collected through in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and/or archival analyses of text. Additionally, participants will be guided through a tutorial on how to upload and analyze documents in NVivo in order to conduct a rigorous deductive and/or inductive analysis. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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OIT's Learn IT @ Lunch: Technology While Traveling

Wed, Apr 6, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, Apr 08, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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Duke Computer Cluster Workshop

Thu, Apr 14, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
An introduction to the new SLURM scheduler on the Duke Computer Cluster (formerly called the Duke Shared Cluster Resource or “DSCR”). This class will cover the basics of using SLURM and is recommended for both new and experienced Duke Compute Cluster users.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, Apr 15, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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Film Screening: From Swastika to Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars in the American South (2000)

Tue, Apr 19, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Jewish scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. were confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and distrust of foreigners. Many secured jobs at historically African American colleges in the South, where they formed lasting relationships with their students and communities. This is a story of two cultures, each sharing a burden of oppression, brought together by the tragic circumstances of war. Part of the Rights!Camera!Action! Human Rights Film Series

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Duke Computer Cluster Workshop

Thu, May 19, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room
An introduction to the new SLURM scheduler on the Duke Computer Cluster (formerly called the Duke Shared Cluster Resource or “DSCR”). This class will cover the basics of using SLURM and is recommended for both new and experienced Duke Compute Cluster users.

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