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Publishing with Omeka (part II) [Digital Publishing Workshop]

Thursday, September 21, 10:30 AM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

This workshop will cover more advanced and specialized uses of Omeka. We'll learn about customizing themes, writing plugins, and using the Omeka API for data transformations. Specific use cases may include using Omeka as a "backend" for a customized presentation layer, modifying existing themes' appearance or functionality, and sharing or reusing data via the Omeka API.

  • Overview of theme architecture and design considerations

  • Look at plugin structure + code stub

  • Omeka API use cases (migration, transformation of data)

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Exhibit Tour and Reception: 'I Sing the Body Electric': Walt Whitman and the Body

Thursday, September 21, 11:45 AM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Join us for a talk and tour of our current exhibit in the Mary Duke Biddle Room, featuring Stefania Heim, poet and Duke lecturing fellow, and exhibit curator Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies.

"I Sing the Body Electric": Walt Whitman and the Body (on display through October 28) features original manuscripts, photographs, and printed works showcasing Walt Whitman's musings about the human body in the context of his life and the world he lived in.

A light lunch will be served.

More about the exhibit:

"I Sing the Body Electric" (exhibit website)

For more information, contact:

Meg Brown, Exhibits Coordinator


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Exhibit Tour and Reception: "I Sing the Body Electric": Walt Whitman and the Body

Thursday, September 21, 11:45 AM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Join us for a talk and tour of our current exhibit in the Mary Duke Biddle Room, featuring Stefania Heim, poet and Duke lecturing fellow, and exhibit curator Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies.0x0A0x0A"I Sing the Body Electric": Walt Whitman and the Body (on display through October 28) features original manuscripts, photographs, and printed works showcasing Walt Whitman's musings about the human body in the context of his life and the world he lived in.0x0A0x0AA light lunch will be served.

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Human Rights in Haiti and the Diaspora

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

The Rubenstein Library's Human Rights Archive and the Forum for Scholars and Publics invite Duke and the Durham community to a celebration of the opening of the National Coalition for Haitian Rights (NCHR) records and the Radio Haiti Archive digital collection.

Join us for a dialogue with Jocelyn McCalla, longtime Executive Director of NCHR, and Michele Montas, who headed the newsroom at Radio Haiti for 18 years, was the Director of the station for 3 years, as well as being a journalist and broadcaster.

Prof. Laurent Dubois will moderate a discussion on Haiti’s modern human rights history from the perspectives of these two activists and the organizations they steered that reported and responded to the impact of economic upheaval, state violence and repression, and immigration.

The talk will also include a display of items from both the NCHR archive and the Radio Haiti archive.

Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

More about the National Coalition for Haitian Rights records:

Collection Guide to the NCHR Records

More about the Radio Haiti Archive:

About the Radio Haiti Archive (Duke Digital Repository)

For more information, contact:

Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist


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VFF: Exploring Privacy-Accuracy Tradeoffs using DPCOMP

Friday, September 22, 12:00 PM
LSRC D106
Privacy is an important constraint that algorithms must satisfy when analyzing sensitive data from individuals. Differential privacy has arisen as the gold standard for exploring the tradeoff between the privacy ensured to individuals and the utility of the statistical insights mined from the data. Differentially private algorithms guarantee privacy by adding noise and are in use by some commercial (e.g., Google and Apple) and government entities (e.g., US Census) for collecting and sharing sensitive user data. Yet deployment of these techniques has been slowed by the complexity of algorithms and an incomplete understanding of the cost to accuracy implied by the adoption of differential privacy.0x0AIn this talk, I will describe DPCOMP.org, a publicly-accessible web-based system, designed to support a broad community of users, including data analysts, privacy researchers, and data owners. Users can use DPCOMP to visualize the accuracy of state-of-the-art privacy algorithms and interactively explore algorithm output in order to understand, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the error introduced by differentially private algorithms.

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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

Monday, September 25, 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Visualization in R using ggplot2

Monday, September 25, 1:00 PM
Perkins 217
West Campus

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 our Introduction to R workshop before attending this workshop on ggplot2.

In this workshop, we will use RStudio for all exercises. You will need to bring your own laptop. If you don't have RStudio installed, you may be able to use RStudio in a web browser by logging into the OIT Docker Containers site and selecting the RStudio container. Email askdata@duke.edu if you have any trouble gaining access to RStudio, either by installing the software on your machine or by using the Docker container from the link above.

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SSRI~ Workshop: Using NVivo 11 for Qualitative Analysis of Text in the Windows Environment

Tuesday, September 26, 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230C
This workshop will introduce researchers to the basics of NVivo 11 Pro for Windows, a qualitative data analysis software. Participants will learn strategies for analyzing text-based data in NVivo, such as transcribed interviews and focus groups, documents, and literature. Topics will include how to import data, create nodes and code, tips for formatting transcriptions, and basic queries and visualizations. Although Mac users are welcome to attend, this workshop will not address using NVivo in the Mac environment. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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Writing a Data Management Plan

Tuesday, September 26, 3:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop will be a deep dive into the process of writing a data management plan (DMP) using the DMPTool. To make the most of this workshop, attendees are encouraged to bring a “live” DMP that they are ready to begin or are currently in the process of writing. Attendees without active DMPs may write a “test” DMP based on who they would typically apply to for research funding. The “test” DMP can then serve as a useful reference when it is time to write a live plan. The instructors (both Research Data Management Consultants) will be on-hand to provide individual help during the writing portion of the workshop as needed and, following the workshop, are available to review plans through the DMPTool at any point up to final submission.

To fully participate in the workshop, please bring your own laptop.

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The Middle East and Islam in Global History: Three New Books

Wednesday, September 27, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
A major book launch event with three authors:0x0ACemil Aydin (UNC), The Idea of the Muslim World (Harvard UP, 2017)0x0AWill Hanley (FSU), Identifying with Nationality (Columbia UP, 2017)0x0AAdam Mestyan (Duke), Arab Patriotism (Princeton UP, 2017)0x0A0x0AChair: Ellen McLarney (Duke)

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Intro to QGIS

Wednesday, September 27, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Looking for an open source option for GIS? QGIS is free and it is one alternative to using ArcGIS. In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections.

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SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Analysis

Wednesday, September 27, 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
West Campus
This workshop will allow students to transform interview transcripts into analyzable data, and to learn foundational skills in qualitative data analysis, including a brief introduction to using NVivo software. 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. A section of the workshop will be dedicated to taking questions regarding coding in the individual research projects of participants. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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SSRI~ Workshop: Program Evaluation

Thursday, September 28, 1:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
West Campus
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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Exhibit Reception: Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price

Thursday, September 28, 5:00 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Join us for a special talk, reception, and book signing for our current exhibit in the Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery, featuring exhibit curators Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor.

Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price (on display through November 5) takes viewers on a guided tour of the private world of the celebrated writer and beloved Duke professor of more than five decades, with photographs by Alex Harris.

Light refreshments will be served.

More about the exhibit:

Dream of a House (exhibit website)

For more information, contact:

Sara Seten Berghausen, Associate Curator of Collections


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Adobe Illustrator to Enhance Charts and Graphs

Friday, September 29, 9:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of using Adobe Illustrator, the professional standard in vector graphics software, for fine-tuning charts and graphs created in other programs like Excel, Matlab and R. Many people avoid using Illustrator because of its steep learning curve, but you will see that once you know a few basic tools, it is quite easy to give all your work a consistent look, extra highlights and annotations, and that professional edge. There are no prerequisites – we will start with the basics. (Note that the material presented here is a more complete and expanded treatment of the last section of my previous Illustrator workshops where chart modification always got squeezed into the last half-hour, which was not enough time.)

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VFF: Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest -- 60+ Years of Data

Friday, September 29, 12:00 PM
LSRC D106
The Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire has one of the longest continuous ecological datasets. We created a website where data stories display some of the most fascinating discoveries made there and exploratory plots allow for deeper and innovative analysis. The interactivity of the plots includes selecting time granularity, solutes to compare, and filtering by different variables. Data stories are intended for students in introductory college level ecology courses and the exploratory tools are geared toward researchers.

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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

Monday, October 2, 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Mapping with R

Monday, October 2, 1:30 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

R has become a popular mapping option for those who want to easily switch between spatial and statistical analysis and reproduce/share the code easily. This workshop will demonstrate how to import and view shapefiles, run statistical analysis, and create a leaflet map which can be used online. Prerequisites: Intro to R: Data Transformations, Analysis, and Data Structures. Please attend this workshop or watch the video. Knowledge of GIS concepts is recommended.

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NCLAFF Film: Boi Neon | Neon Bull

Monday, October 2, 7:00 PM
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Portuguese w/ English subtitles. Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil), 2015. 91min. >>> Iremar works at the "Vaquejadas", a rodeo in the North East of Brazil where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It's dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural vaqueiro feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls. The truck he uses to transport the animals from show to show is also his home, which he shares with his coworkers: Galega, an exotic dancer, truck driver and mother to her spirited and cheeky daughter Cacá; and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bull pen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family. But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region's booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles his latest sexy fashion designs.

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Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research

Tuesday, October 3, 9:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish. Topics covered include project documentation, version control, pre-analysis plans, and open source tools like the Open Science Framework.

This workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdocs, across disciplines, who are engaged in quantitative research. The workshop does not require any specialized knowledge of programming. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows.

Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate.

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NCLAFF Film: Finding Oscar

Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 PM
Carolina Theater
Spanish w/ English subtitles. Ryan Suffern (Guatemala/US), 2017. 90min. >>> In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala's decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team - from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor - to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible, by finding the missing boy named Oscar.

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SSRI~ Workshop: Designing Survey Questionnaires and Survey Experiments

Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
West Campus
This workshop examines question wording and questionnaire design for online and paper questionnaires. This course does not include programming (which is offered in the separate Qualtrics workshop), but focuses on the conceptual issues and considerations underpinning questionnaire design, question wording, and response options. This workshop also provides an introduction to conducting survey experiments, including a brief motivation for when and why to use an experiment, common experimental designs, constructing experimental manipulations, and analysis.0x0A0x0ARegistration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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NCLAFF Film: El Aula Vacia | The Empty Classroom

Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 PM
Off-campus
LOCATION: NELSON MANDELA AUDITORIUM, FEDEX Global Center, UNC-CH >>> Spanish w/ English subtitles. Gael García Bernal, et all. (Mexico), 2015. 111min. >>> Eleven directors portray the impact of school dropout in Latin America through a wonderfully diverse and complex feature film. He travels to seven countries and explores the reasons why almost half of high school students never graduate. The empty classroom is a kaleidoscope of stories, an compilation film that shows us different points of view in several Latin American countries. The compilation functions also as a genre based film exercise based on real stories on the situation of the conditions of youth in the region. >>> Shown with "The Cost of Opportunity (O custo da oportunidade), Dudu de Morro & Stephanie Reist (Brazil), 2017. 30min.

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SSRI~ Workshop: Research Data Management for the Social Sciences

Thursday, October 5, 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
West Campus
This workshop introduces data management practices to consider throughout the research lifecycle: planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation. The workshop will focus on best practices for data management in the social sciences, with an emphasis on documentation strategies for data collection, file organization, data validation, and analysis protocols. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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NCLAFF Film: Children's animation

Friday, October 6, 7:00 PM
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
LOCATION: Frank Porter Graham Elementary. Spanish w/ English subtitles. With the presence of filmmaker Walter Tournier. Four short films Tournier (Uruguay) 2012. >>> Chatarra (2015) 5 minutes; Alto el Juego (2016) 6 minutes; El Jefe y el carpintero (2000) 13 minutes; and "Selkirk, el verdadero Robinson Crusoe (Selkirk, Pirates of the Seven Seas) 2012, 65 minutes. >>> Selkirk is a rebellious and selfish pirate, he is the pilot of the Esperanza (Hope), an English galleon that crosses the seas of the south in search of treasures. Selkirk has plucked his present and future savings, gaining the enmity of the crew and above all of Captain Bullock, who decides to leave him on a desert island. There he must bury his desires for ambition and face a new way of seeing the world.

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NCLAFF Film: Sin nombre | No name

Saturday, October 7, 4:00 PM
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Spanish w/ English subtitles. Cary Fukonagua (Honduras, Mexico, USA), 2009. >>> Honduran teenager, Sayra, reunites with her father. seeing an opportunity for her to realize her dream of a life in the U.S., Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events. Free and open to the public.

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NCLAFF Film: Artemio

Saturday, October 7, 7:00 PM
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Spanish w/ English subtitles. With presence of the filmmaker, Sandra Luz López Barroso. (Honduras, Mexico, USA), 2009. >>> Artemio was born in North Carolina, U.S.A. Now he lives in a small town in la Costa Chica in Guerrero with his mother and his new family. Despite his Mexican roots, he doesn't feel a part of it. The film depicts a reality where the distance from those they left behind will come to life in every phone call. Free and open to the public.

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NCLAFF Film: Neruda

Sunday, October 8, 7:00 PM
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
LOCATION: SILVERSPOT CINEMA. RESERVE TICKETS AT THE LINK! Spanish w/ English subtitles. Pablo Larrain (Chile). 2016. 107min. >>> It's 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In Congress, Senator Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by President González Videla. Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding. Inspired by the dramatic events of his new life as a fugitive, Neruda writes his epic collection of poems, "Canto General." Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda's freedom. Neruda, however, sees this struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous, more intimate. In this story of a persecuted poet and his implacable adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.

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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

Monday, October 9, 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software

Wednesday, October 11, 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
West Campus
This workshop offers an introduction to Qualtrics survey software, a package available (at no cost to researchers) for use across Duke's campus and medical center. This powerful, easy-to-use system is a great way to collect information online, whether as part of a research protocol or for administrative purposes such as program evaluation. This workshop will introduce participants to the Qualtrics system, demonstrate how to set up an account, create a questionnaire and access its results. It will also cover some basic tools that can be used to customize the questionnaire to fit your needs, such as using display and skip logic to collect more detailed information from a subset of your audience. The workshop is taught through the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology (DISM) in collaboration with the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT). Participants will receive a very brief overview of the consulting and other services DISM offers to help Duke researchers develop and conduct surveys. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

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The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux

Wednesday, October 11, 4:00 PM
Penn Pavilion
In her latest book, educational innovator Cathy N. Davidson (Duke's former Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies) argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it to prepare students for our age of constant change. Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, graduate and professional schools in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. This approach to education worked for most of the 20th century but is unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, Davidson introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time, by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity, dexterity, innovation, and social change. In this talk, she shows how we can revolutionize our universities to help students be leaders of change, not simply subject to it. She will be joined in conversation with Edward Balleisen, Professor of History and Public Policy and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Class for Faculty

Thursday, October 12, 11:00 AM
Technology Engagement Center (TEC)
West Campus

This course will introduce Duke faculty to the Internet of Things (IoT) using a kit that includes a microcontroller, various sensors, and other components. Faculty will set up their microcontroller and complete at least one basic IoT project. Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) staff will guide discussion during the course about how IoT in general and the kits in particular might be used in courses at Duke.

Join us in the TEC (Telecomm Drive, West Campus) to receive a kit you can keep, to create one or more projects using the kit, and to think about how IoT can be incorporated into teaching and learning at Duke. This course is suitable for beginners. More advanced participants can expand on the course projects, and contribute to the pedagogical discussion.

Box lunches and water/soft drinks will be provided for those who register before Thursday 9/8/2017.

This event is for Duke faculty only and registration is required - To register, faculty should email ddi-requests@duke.edu.

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Visualizing Qualitative Data

Friday, October 13, 9:30 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

So many of the tools that have been developed for data visualization focus on data that are in spreadsheet format, especially data that are number-heavy. For qualitative research, numerical data may not be the primary focus, or the numerical data may be difficult to visualize for other reasons. This workshop will explore some of the complications of trying to visualize qualitative data, walking through examples of different types of qualitative data projects and the visualizations that have been produced from those projects. Exercises will help attendees work through the process of developing visualizations for sample qualitative projects. The workshop will include recommendations for tools that may be useful, but we will focus more on the process of identifying possible visual elements within a qualitative data project than on a specific software application.

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VFF: Visualizations in architectural design (tentative title)

Friday, October 13, 12:00 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. Please click on "More Event Information" below for the most up-to-date schedule and details.

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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

Monday, October 16, 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Cloud Mapping Applications

Monday, October 16, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Compare and contrast several products intended for geospatial visualization (e.g., a map to embed in a blog or PowerPoint, or for a poster session) and, in some cases, for GIS data analysis. We'll focus on ArcGIS Online, which is a companion to the ArcGIS client that allows members of a group to store and share spatial data online, and that can be used independently or in conjunction with the ArcGIS client. Also, we'll touch on several other cloud-based options for creating simple maps for sharing.

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Designing Infographics in PowerPoint

Tuesday, October 17, 9:30 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

The “infographics” style of presenting information and telling visual stories is popular both for internal reporting and for trying to reach and teach the general public. There are many desktop and online tools that can be used to compose static infographics, but we will focus on Microsoft PowerPoint because so many people have free access to it on campus and already have some comfort with it as a visual communications tool. This workshop will give a brief introduction to graphic design and storytelling principles, as well as hands-on practice with using PowerPoint to create icons and other vector shapes to combine with text and visualizations to tell compelling and eye-catching data stories. There are no prerequisites, but some experience using PowerPoint will be helpful.

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Intro to R: Data Transformations, Analysis, and Data Structures

Tuesday, October 17, 1:30 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

A gentle introduction to the basics of R using RStudio. Learn about managing your R projects, data types, variable assignments, data structures, and packages such as tidyverse (dplyR) and ggvis.

Attendees will be registered for the opportunity of supplementing this workshop with free academic access to DataCamp's Introduction to R course.

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Finding a Home for Your Data: An Introduction to Archives and Repositories

Wednesday, October 18, 2:00 PM
Perkins 217
West Campus

Publishing and preserving research data within a trusted repository helps researchers comply with funder and journal data sharing policies, supports the discovery of and access to data, and can result in more visibility and higher impact for research projects. This workshop will provide an overview of the different types of repositories and the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape. Key repositories in various disciplines will be explored, and attendees will learn about resources for locating and assessing repositories. Attendees will also have an opportunity to locate appropriate repositories for their own research.

To fully participate in this workshop, please bring your own laptop.

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SSRI~ Workshop: Effective Survey Design for Online, Paper, and Mixed-mode Questionnaires

Wednesday, October 18, 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
West Campus
This workshop examines questionnaire design for online and paper questionnaires, such as screen layout and appearance, the use of images, and other aspects of the user interface which affect the accuracy of survey results. This course does not include programming, but focuses on the conceptual issues and considerations underpinning questionnaire design for online and paper designs. It also considers the design issues involved in combing such modes can be combined with other data collection modes, i.e., in-person or telephone. Registration required; please click "More Information" below to access the registration form.

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Introduction to Stata

Thursday, October 19, 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Stata for Research 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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Developing Interactive Websites with R and Shiny

Thursday, October 19, 1:30 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Learn how to leverage your knowledge of R and RMarkdown to create compelling, interactive website and interactive documents using the Shiny web application framework. Shiny makes it easy to transition from desktop based analysis and visualizations to interactive websites without having to learn HTML, CSS, and javascript. This workshop provides an overview of the shiny framework along with examples and exercises designed to build confidence in developing shiny based documents and websites.

Prerequisites: Experience using the R statistical language or DVS's Introduction to R Workshop

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VFF: Visualizing Care Activities for Preterm Infants (tentative title)

Friday, October 20, 12:00 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. Please click on "More Event Information" below for the most up-to-date schedule and details.

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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

Monday, October 23, 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Intro to ArcGIS Pro

Tuesday, October 24, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

ArcGIS Pro is a newly designed interface to the tried-and-true ArcGIS desktop software. It has essentially the same functions, but with more of a MS-Office interface. 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, and users will need to have created an Duke ArcGIS Online account. An administrator will activate your ArcGIS Pro license after you've created an ArcGIS Online account.

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. It's helpful, but not necessary, to be familiar with ArcGIS Desktop beforehand.

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Consent, Data Sharing and Data Reuse

Tuesday, October 24, 1:00 PM
Perkins 218
West Campus

Research involving humans requires multiple approaches to protect participants’ anonymity. If you are planning to (or are required to) share your human subjects’ data outside of your original project team, or plan to re-use data you collected previously for a new research project, you will need to design a consent form/consent protocol that properly addresses these situations. This workshop will present various research scenarios with examples of how consent protocols should be developed.

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Copyright and Open Access in the Humanities

Wednesday, October 25, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

In publishing, copyright is the legal linchpin around which publishing contracts are negotiated. It forms the basis of the exchange between authors and publishers for negotiations on all sorts of terms about when, where, and how scholarship will be communicated to the world. In recent years, the possibilities for those contract terms have dramatically expanded as digital production and online access have changed the way presses publish and scholars find and interact with scholarship.

Join us on October 25 for a lunchtime discussion about your copyright rights and new publishing options in the humanities, including open online access. We will discuss copyright ownership, contract negotiation, fair use, rights reversions, open access and more. This session will be introduced by three panelists followed by open discussion:

  • Gennifer Weisenfeld, Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies and Dean of Humanities for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
  • Cathy Rimer-Surles, Assistant Director for Contracts and Intellectual Property for Duke University Press
  • David Hansen, Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication for Duke University Libraries

Lunch will be provided. Please register at the link below so we have an accurate count for food and seats.

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What I Wish I Had Known About Teaching (At Duke)

Wednesday, October 25, 3:00 PM
Perkins 217
West Campus

The Center for Instructional Technology invites faculty new to teaching at Duke to hear from a panel of award-winning Duke faculty as they share their tips, ideas, and lessons learned from their years of teaching, to encourage and inform instructors who are new to teaching at Duke. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Duke teaching environment during the panel and in the open Q&A. Faculty new to teaching (at Duke) are encouraged to register and join us for this engaging event!

Audience: New faculty members or others new to teaching at Duke, with 3 years or less teaching experience.

Panel presentation followed by open Q&A session:

  • Edward J. Balleisen, Ph.D., (Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, and Professor of History and Public Policy)
  • Elizabeth K. Bucholz, Ph.D. (Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Biomedical Engineering)
  • Jules Odendahl-James, Ph.D., MFA (pronouns she, her, hers); (Director of Academic Engagement, Arts & Humanities, Lecturer, Theater Studies)
  • Alyssa K. Perz, Ph.D. (Academic Dean, Trinity College, Director, Cardea Fellows Program, and Lecturer, Department of Biology)

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Race, Medicine, Authorship and the "Discovery" of Sickle Cell Disease in 1910-1911

Wednesday, October 25, 5:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
The first two case histories of sickle cell disease appeared in the medical literature within three months of each other in 1910 and 1911. Dr. Savitt will discuss the very divergent stories of the first two sickle-cell patients and their physicians as told against the backdrop of a racially divided America and of a highly competitive scientific community. We see how race and class affected the discovery of SCD and how credit for two discoveries were apportioned. Savitt will also tell about his own "adventures" in tracking down the identities and backgrounds of these first two SCD patients. Dr. Savitt is a historian and professor in the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

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VFF: Consumer virtual reality (tentative title)

Friday, October 27, 12:00 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. Please click on "More Event Information" below for the most up-to-date schedule and details.

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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

Monday, October 30, 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Currents of Change: Migration, Transit and Outcomes in the Mediterranean

Wednesday, November 1, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Join the Human Rights Archive and the Forum for Scholars and Publics for a dialogue and critical examination of the history of recent immigration in the Mediterranean and its impact on individual, local, and global migration politics, policy, and culture.

Our key guest will be Malta-based Darrin Zammit Lupi, an internationally respected and award-winning photojournalist and humanitarian who has been participating in and documenting sea migration in the Mediterranean region for over ten years.

Zammit Lupi will be joined by Niels Frenzen, faculty at USC Gould School of Law and an advocate since the 1980s both for migrants crossing the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and Holly Ackerman, Duke Librarian and scholar on sea migration.

Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Duke Human Rights Center @ FHI, and the Kenan Institute for Ethics Refugee Project.

More about the Darrin Zammit Lupi:

www.darrinzammitlupi.com

For more information, contact:

Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist


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The Future of Online Education at Duke

Wednesday, November 1, 3:30 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Fall 2017 marks the 5th anniversary of Duke University’s partnership with Coursera to offer online courses to learners around the world. To mark this anniversary, Online Duke and CIT are hosting a panel discussion about how online education is evolving at Duke: where we've been, what's changed, and what we think is coming in the future.

The panel will feature Duke instructors and administrators with experience teaching online courses and developing online programs to advance their educational missions.

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SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to SAS Session 1: Data Management

Thursday, November 2, 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
West Campus
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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Film Screening: "Fire at Sea / Fuocoammare" (2016)

Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
Join the Rubenstein Library's Human Rights Archive and the Duke Human Rights Center @FHI for a special film screening, photo exhibition, and post-film discussion.0x0A0x0AThe first documentary to ever win the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival, "Fire at Sea" takes place in Lampedusa, a once peaceful Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Yet nearby we also witness thousands of men, women, and children trying to survive the crossing from Africa in boats that are too small for such a journey. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rose masterfully places these realities side by side, and in so doing creates a remarkable third narrative that jolts us into a new understanding of what is really happening in the Mediterranean today.0x0A0x0AThe screening will be accompanied by an exhibit of works by photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi, who will participate in a post-screening discussion.0x0A0x0AFree and open to the public.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Friday, November 3, 12:00 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. Please click on "More Event Information" below for the most up-to-date schedule and details.

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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

Monday, November 6, 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Research Collaboration Strategies and Tools

Tuesday, November 7, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Scholars increasingly work on collaborative research projects. Collaborative projects often bring together partners across disciplines, institutions, and sectors. These projects present opportunities for innovation but also raise challenges for the development of efficient and effective workflows and the management of data. This workshop will examine considerations for collaborative research and present some strategies for developing and documenting workflows as well as methods for storing and sharing data. We will also look at some tools (i.e., Box, OSF, PRDN, etc.) available at Duke that can be used to support these types of projects.

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Tidy Data Visualization with Python

Thursday, November 9, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, like spreadsheets and CSV files, if you know which tools to use and how to get started. This workshop will take you through some practical examples of using Python and the Pandas module inside a Jupyter notebook, to load data, transform it into a standard “tidy” format, and visualize it with Seaborn (or another similar module). There are no prerequisites for this workshop – familiarity with the Python programming language is not required, but you will probably find it easier to follow if you have a little coding experience since we will not be giving an overview of the language itself. Instead, the focus will be on learning how to use the language through conceptual understanding and recipes for specific, commonly-useful tasks.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Friday, November 10, 12:00 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. Please click on "More Event Information" below for the most up-to-date schedule and details.

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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

Monday, November 13, 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to SAS Session 2: Data Analysis

Thursday, November 16, 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
West Campus
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 the "more event information" button below to access the registration form.

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Friday, November 17, 12:00 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. Please click on "More Event Information" below for the most up-to-date schedule and details.

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[Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship discussion group]

Monday, November 20, 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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VFF: Visualization Friday Forum

Friday, December 1, 12:00 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. Please click on "More Event Information" below for the most up-to-date schedule and details.

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VFF: New Psychasthenia Game (tentative title)

Friday, December 8, 12:00 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. Please click on "More Event Information" below for the most up-to-date schedule and details.

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Introduction to Stata

Wednesday, February 7, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Stata for Research 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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