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Making Data Visual (DVS Workshop Series)

Thu, September 29, 2016
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

The process of making data visual can be nuanced and iterative. Sometimes we start a project with a very specific idea of the kind of visualization we want, but other times we may not be sure what will work best. This workshop will address three important aspects of making data visual: identifying the goal of your visualization, identifying the audience of your visualization, and understanding the pros and cons of different types of visualizations. This workshop will focus not on any specific software application, but instead will focus on helping attendees develop instincts for what kinds of visualizations match well with particular datasets, goals, and audiences. The emphasis for this workshop will be on standard visualization types, like bar charts and scatter plots, rather than non-traditional visualizations or graphics.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Improve your course with mid-semester feedback

Thu, September 29, 2016
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 024
West Campus
Students can help you improve your teaching. In this workshop, we will consider several different ways of gathering actionable feedback from students at mid-semester using surveys, Small Group Instructional Feedback and focus groups. Participants will be able to select a method for gathering student opinions and will learn how to most effectively use this feedback to improve their course.

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Introduction to QGIS (DVS Workshop Series)

Thu, September 29, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Looking for an open source desktop application for Geographic Information System (GIS)? QGIS Desktop is one alternative to using other mapping applications that can be costly and QGIS runs of multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux. In this introductory workshop we will discuss the benefits of using QGIS, introduce basic mapping concepts, and demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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A Revolution in Evolution: Open Science Projects at Duke (The Edge Open Series)

Mon, October 3, 2016
 — 12:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

The scientific practice of sharing information, begun in earnest with the creation of society journals, entered a new epoch with the digital age. Through online open science projects, Duke researchers Karen Cranston and Doug Boyer are extending the potential for sharing data and expanding our knowledge of evolution, from microbes to mammals. Join us as they talk with Duke librarian Elena Feinstein about the motivations behind open science, how their projects (MorphoSource and Open Tree of Life) embody and benefit from openness, and the professional rewards (and challenges) of pursuing open science. Hosted at the Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem011, West Campus).

This talk is made possible by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services department, and The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology, and Collaboration, which is hosting a series of events at Duke in 2016-2017 on the theme of Open.With presentations, workshops, and project teams focused on open access, data, publishing, research, scholarship, science, and software, the Libraries offer an opportunity for the Duke community to discuss, learn, reflect, and engage in a changing scholarly landscape that promises to expand the traditional boundaries of academia.

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Intro to R: Data Transformations, Analysis, and Data Structures (DVS Workshop Series)

Tue, October 4, 2016
 — 2:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

A gentle introduction to the basics of the R statistical programming language using the RStudio development environment. Learn about managing your R projects, loading data into R (readr), cleaning data (dplyr), and basic descriptive statistics. No previous experience required.

Please note: Laptops required for this course. The instructors will email attendees before the workshop with more details about course materials.

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Advanced Tableau - Data Structures (DVS Workshop Series)

Wed, October 5, 2016
 — 1:30 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

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.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Graphic Design for Conceptual Diagrams (DVS Workshop Series)

Fri, October 7, 2016
 — 9:30 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Well-designed diagrams aren’t just pretty; they convey information effectively by working in concert with human perception. The problem is that effective graphic design isn’t intuitive – it takes some training that not many of us have had. The good news is that with a bit of guidance, we can quickly make large improvements in what we produce and recognize how to improve what we’ve created in the past. In this workshop you will learn a few core principles of good graphic design, some common visual metaphors for conveying your ideas, and practice visual brainstorming for more creative communication. There are no prerequisites, but you may want to compliment this workshop by taking the Adobe Illustrator workshop the following week!

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Cameron Neylon: Sustainable Futures for Research Communication (Edge Open Series)

Fri, October 7, 2016
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Scholarly societies and research publishing are both facing serious challenges. With the world shifting around us, what means do we have to keep our communities functioning that are ready for the future? Is Open Access a threat or an opportunity? And what are the future models for funding that will continue to work and provide value?

Cameron Neylonis afreelance researcher and consultant and well known agitator for opening up the process of research. He conductsresearch, consults,and develops technologyin theareas of Open Research including Open Access, Open Data, and Open Source as well as the wider technical and social issues of applying the opportunities the internet brings to the practice of research. Hewrites and speaks regularly on these issues. Cameronwas named as a SPARC Innovator in July 2010 for work on the Panton Principles for Open Data and was a co-author of the Altmetrics manifesto.

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Learn IT @ Lunch: LastPass: Three Features that will Simplify Your Online Life

Wed, October 12, 2016
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

LastPass, is a password management service available to all Duke users. Once installed in a browser, LastPass saves all passwords to an easy-to-use "vault". In this session you will learn some convenient features - like autofill, form fill, as well as show to securely share passwords. Come to this session to learn how LastPass can simplify your online life!

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Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker: Carlos Sandoval | Reception & Public Conversation

Wed, October 12, 2016
 — 5:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library is proud to welcome Carlos Sandoval as the fourth Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker.

Sandoval will engage in a public conversation with Dr. Diamonstein-Spielvogel on his career and work in the Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room on October 12. Refreshments available at 5:00. The conversation will begin promptly at 5:30pm.

Event is free and open to the public.

More information: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/documentaryarts/news

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Introduction to ArcGIS (DVS Workshop Series)

Thu, October 13, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

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 ways for managing your GIS project. Examples will focus on social science “feature” or “vector” 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.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Book Talk: Eric Fair, Author of "Consequence: A Memoir" (2016)

Thu, October 13, 2016
 — 4:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Eric Fair, an Army veteran, served as an interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor. He was stationed at the Abu Ghraib prison and in Fallujah in 2004. In his new memoir, Consequence (Henry Holt & Co., 2016), Fair writes about feeling haunted by what he did, what he saw, and what he heard in Iraq, from the beating of prisoners to witnessing the use of sleep deprivation, stress positions, diet manipulation, isolation, and other so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

In this talk, Fair will discuss the fallout from that experience, from a war-strained marriage and a heart transplant to the moral struggle of speaking out publicly against his country’s use of torture on prisoners.

Free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

Sponsored by the Duke University Libraries, Duke Human Rights Center@the Franklin Humanities Institute, Forum for Scholars and Publics, and Duke Chapel.

More about Eric Fair

For more information, contact:

Aaron Welborn, Director of Communications


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Adobe Illustrator for Diagrams and Visualizations (DVS Workshop Series)

Fri, October 14, 2016
 — 9:30 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 creating conceptual diagrams, infographics, and for fine-tuning charts and graphs. Many people avoid using it because of its steep learning curve, but you will see that it is quite easy to combine simple shapes to create interesting and clear diagrams, and to give all your work that professional edge. There are no prerequisites, but consider complimenting this with Graphic Design for Conceptual Diagrams, given the previous week!

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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R Ladies RTP: Data visualization in R with ggplot2

Sat, October 15, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This meetup will feature a few 5-minute presentations followed by a hands on data visualization in R workshop presented by Elaine McVey. The workshop will focus on theggplot2package

For more information,http://www.meetup.com/R-Ladies-RTP/events/233728146/.

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ArcGIS Online (DVS Workshop Series)

Mon, October 17, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

ArcGIS Online is an online mapping application that can be used in conjunction with ArcGIS for Desktop or independently of ArcGIS for Desktop Users can create web maps, store and share spatial data online, and create presentations in ArcGIS Online. In this workshop we will focus primarily on creating a Story Map within ArcOnline. Through the process of creating a Story Map we will talk about ArcGIS Online accounts, add various types of data, and create maps that can be used in Story Maps. This workshop is intended for those who have no GIS experience.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Introduction to Stata (DVS Workshop Series)

Tue, October 18, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Introduction toStatafocuses on core concepts necessary for usingStatain a research setting. This workshop provides a hands on overview of how to load, manage, manipulate, and analyze data. The workshop will also include a brief introduction toStatagraphics as well.Prerequisites: Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and working with data.

Questions about this event? Emailaskdata@duke.edu

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Visualizing Qualitative Data (DVS Workshop Series)

Wed, October 19, 2016
 — 1:30 PM
Perkins 217
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. The workshop will include recommendations for tools that may be useful, but we will focus more on the process of finding the visual elements of a qualitative data project than on a specific software application.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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The Ms. Makeover: a Scholars' Tea with Linda Lumsden

Thu, October 20, 2016
 — 3:30 PM
Rubenstein 349 (Breedlove Conference Room)
West Campus

Please join us for a conversation with Linda Lumsden, associate professor at theUniversity of ArizonaSchool of Journalism, about her research project, The Ms. Makeover: The survival, evolution, and cultural significance of the venerable feminist magazine.Dr. Lumsdenreceiveda Mary Lily Research Grant recipient to conduct research at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History. Light refreshments will be served.

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Learn IT @ Lunch: Your $$$ or your data: Protecting yourself against ransomware

Wed, October 26, 2016
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Presenter:John Straffin, IT Security Office

A flood of “mega-breaches” – including LinkedIn, MySpace and Dropbox – has led to more than 642 million compromised accounts in recent months, and hackers are targeting Duke users with ransomware and other attacks. Learn about the latest security threats and get tips from Duke’s IT Security Office for protecting your personal information.

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Uncovering Women’s History at Duke: A Scholars' Brownbag with Hayley Farless and Elizabeth George

Thu, October 27, 2016
 — 12:00 PM
Rubenstein 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
West Campus

Join two Duke undergraduate researchers from the Duke History Revisited program as they share their discoveries about women’s past experiences at Duke University. Hayley Farless, ’17, will share highlights from her project “Right to Access: A History of the Duke University Abortion Loan Fund.” Elizabeth George, ’17 (and RubensteinLibrary student worker), will share highlights from her project “Success of the Second Sex: Duke University’s Demonstrated Efforts to Empower Women.” Please bring your own lunch; drinks and cookies will be provided. Sponsored by Duke University Archives and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.Duke History Revisited was sponsored by a grant from Humanities Writ Large and funding from the Dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

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Visualizing Basic Survey Data in Tableau - Likert Scales (DVS Workshop Series)

Thu, November 10, 2016
 — 1:30 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement with this statement, “I would like to produce better visualizations of simple survey data.” Do you strongly disagree, disagree, feel neutral, agree, or strongly agree? If you answered one of the two latter choices, you should attend this workshop where you will learn the basics of data preparation and visualization of Likert scale data in Tableau. You do not have to already know how to use Tableau to attend.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Learn IT @ Lunch: Preserving Memories: How to convert, access and preserve your historic media so that future generations can enjoy your cat videos

Wed, November 16, 2016
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

In this session, we’ll take a look at how to the tools and techniques available to convert your image and video files that may exist in the analog world (photographs, video tapes, etc), to digital formats that are as future proof as possible. We’ll review storage strategies to make sure your hard work is safe as well as ways to name and find your images once you’ve created your digital archive.

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Global Health, Writing and Humanities: A conversation with Kelley Swain, artist-in-residence for the Health Humanities Lab at Duke University

Thu, November 17, 2016
 — 12:00 PM
Perkins 218
West Campus

Global Health, Writing andHumanities:A conversation with Kelley Swain, artist-in-residence for the Health Humanities Lab at Duke University

Thursday, November 17 | 12-1pm | Perkins 218 | Light lunch servedat 11:45. Please RSVP towritingprogram@duke.edu

Medical education in the US has increasingly found the humanities relevant to training more effective and empathetic doctors. Narrative medicine and creative writing expand physicians’ writing skills and invite them to explore the humanity in their practice. Is there a similar value for introducing the humanities to Global Health? Join us for a conversation with Kelley Swain, award-winning writer/poet and contributing writer to theLancet, as she talks about her work at the crossroads of poetry and science.

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HIV/AIDS and the Health Humanities: A Global Perspective

Wed, November 30, 2016
 — 3:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

The papers of medical anthropologist Maria de Bruyn, a recent acquisition by the History of Medicine Collections, will be the focus of several events this fall.

On November 30, the Franklin Humanities Institute Health Humanities Labwill host a special World AIDS Day event featuring a keynote address by de Bruyn and a lecture by poet and writer Kelley Swain.

Students inprofessorKearsleyStewart'sDuke Global Health Instituteseminar on HIV/AIDS will discuss their three-week workshop with Swain and present an exhibit of their work based on materials from the Maria de Bruyn collection.

Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact:

Kearsley Stewart
919-681-8811
k.stewart@duke.edu

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