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2017 Andrew T. Nadell Prize for Book Collecting

Tue, February 28, 2017
 — 1:30 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

The Nadell Prize for Book Collecting is held every other year to promote the development of students’ personal libraries. The contest is named for Dr. Andrew T. Nadell M’74, who began collecting rare books when he was a student at Duke. The contest is open to all students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate/professional degree program at Duke.

Members of the public are invited to a showing at which undergraduate and graduate student competitors will have selections from their collections on display and answer questions about the works they collect.

Winners of the contest will also be eligible to enter theNational Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, where they will compete for a $2,500 prize and an invitation to the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress.

For more information, contact:

Megan Crain, Development Assistant


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Visualizing Qualitative Data

Tue, February 28, 2017
 — 1:30 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop 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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PebblePad Introductory Training

Wed, March 1, 2017
 — 3:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

PebblePad is Duke's new ePortoflio tool. We will walk you through creating your first portfolio items in PebblePad, plus how to create assignments for students (or others) to complete. In addition, we will explore the reasons to utilize PebblePad for reflection and for student stories of learning. You can either bring a laptop or use a lab computer.

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Democratizing Access to Open Data in the Cloud

Thu, March 2, 2017
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Worldwide, governments and research institutions are opening access to enormous datasets, which is creating unprecedented opportunities for research and innovation. One challenge to unlock the potential of these datasets is data access. Before the cloud, if you wanted to analyze 100TB of data, you needed 100TB of your own storage. Now, that's no longer the case – when data is shared in the cloud, anyone can analyze it without having to download it or store it themselves, which lowers the cost of research, reduces the time to discovery, and allows researchers to ask more questions.

Joe Flasher is the Open Geospatial Data Lead at Amazon Web Services where he focuses on helping groups most effectively make data available for analysis in the cloud. He has been working with geospatial data and open source projects in some capacity for the past decade, both as a contributor and maintainer. He has degrees in astrophysics from the Pennsylvania State University and University of Colorado, but kindly requests you don’t ask him any questions about constellations.

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R we having fun yet?! -- ggvis -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

Thu, March 2, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Perkins 217
West Campus

This Spring the Data & Visualization Services Department will host a series of campus/community-oriented, informal sessions on the R programming language. Our goals is to promote a friendly environment for exploring the extensible capabilities of the R software environment specifically supported through R and RStudio. Beginner's are welcome, experts will be encourage to share topical expertise. How has R enabled your work? What else can R help you accomplish? Join us most Thursdays at noon. Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

Initial Meetings:

  • 3/2 - ggvis - (open, how about you?)

  • 3/9 - Rmarkdown (kniter; slides; code-segments) - (open, how about you?)

  • 3/23 - twitteR - John

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

Thu, March 2, 2017
 — 5:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Public conversation with Dr. Diamonstein-Spielvogel on Sandoval's filmmaking career. Refreshments at 5:00, conversation begins at 5:30pm. More info: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/documentaryarts/news

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Mystery in the Stacks – A Library Party to Die For

Fri, March 3, 2017
 — 9:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

The Library Party is a unique Duke tradition. For one night only, Perkins and Bostock Libraries throw open their doors for a night of music, food, and un-shushed entertainment. The event is free and open to the entire Duke community.

After a couple of years on hiatus, the Library Party is back! Once again, the Libraries are partnering with the Duke Marketing Club to organize this year’s event. The theme—“Mystery in the Stacks”—is inspired by classic works of mystery and detective fiction.

The event will feature live music, costumes, decorations, food and beverages, and plenty of mystery!

Location
Perkins and Bostock Libraries, 1st Floor

Admission
Free and open to the Duke community

Dress
Semi-formal attire, or dress as your favorite mystery character!

Advance Wristband Sales (New This Year!)
To cut down on lines at the event, drink wristbands will be available for purchase (credit card only) the week of February 27-March 3 at Saladelia @ The Perkin von der Heyden Pavilion. Legal IDrequired. Get yours ahead of time and avoid the line.

Senior Toast at 10:30 p.m.
Join us in von der Heyden for a special champagne toast to the Duke Class of 2017, with remarks by Senior Class President Kavita Jain.

Never been to a Library Party?
Check out these images, videos, and recaps from our Life is a Cabaret Party in 2014, Heroes and Villains Party in 2012, and the Mad Men and Mad Women Party in 2011.

RSVP
On Facebook, and share!

Keep the Mystery Going
The Library Party will be followed by a Freewater Presentations screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho in Griffith Theater at 12:15 a.m.

Many thanks to our not-so-mysterious co-sponsors: the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Markets & Management Studies, Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and Duke Student Government.

For more information, contact:

Aaron Welborn, Director of Communications


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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, March 6, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics

Wed, March 8, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

In this free noontime event, one piece of chamber music will be performed by the Ciompi Quartet, accompanied by a short introduction that gives insight into the shape and brilliance of some of the canonical works of classical music.

The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural life, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances. In a career that includes many hundreds of concerts and spans five continents, the Ciompi Quartet has developed a reputation for performances of real intelligence and musical sophistication, and for a warm, unified sound that is enhanced by each player's strong individual voice. With a maturity and insight born of wide experience, the Ciompi Quartet projects the heart and soul of the music, in a repertoire that ranges from well-known masterpieces to works by today's most communicative composers.

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Thompson, Department of Music


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Data Management Fundamentals

Wed, March 8, 2017
 — 1:00 PM
Perkins 217
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 offer an overview of general recommendations that are relevant across disciplines and will point attendees to additional resources at Duke and beyond.

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Introduction to Stata

Thu, March 9, 2017
 — 10:00 AM
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? Email ryan.denniston@duke.edu

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R we having fun yet?! -- Rmarkdown -- A learning series on R sponsored by DVS

Thu, March 9, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Perkins 217
West Campus

This Spring the Data & Visualization Services Department will host a series of campus/community-oriented, informal sessions on the R programming language. Our goals is to promote a friendly environment for exploring the extensible capabilities of the R software environment specifically supported through R and RStudio. Beginner's are welcome, experts will be encourage to share topical expertise. How has R enabled your work? What else can R help you accomplish? Join us most Thursdays at noon. Bring your lunch (or not); cookies and juice will be provided.

Forthcoming Meetings:

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ArcGIS Online

Thu, March 9, 2017
 — 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.

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, March 13, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, March 20, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Serving and Scraping Data with the OpenAPI Project

Tue, March 21, 2017
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

The latest trends in application programming interfaces (APIs) make it possible to share data more easily than ever before. In this session, we'll take a look at the OpenAPI Project (formerly known as Swagger). We'll start with a brief discussion of the OpenAPI approach, then we'll look at free tools and software to help you get started. From there, we'll go through a quick demo of describing an API and looking at code that uses the API to both serve data and consume it. We'll also take a quick look at open technologies to share data sets and the code that produces them so that anyone can replicate your results. We'll wrap up with a discussion of the API economy and ways to publicize and manage your the APIs you create. The speaker is Doug Tidwell of IBM.

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Consent, Data Sharing and Data Reuse

Tue, March 21, 2017
 — 1:00 PM
Perkins 217
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 protocol should be developed. If available, a staff member of the Duke Office of Research Support will be on hand to answer questions.

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WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award, Chad Broughton, “Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities”

Thu, March 23, 2017
 — 5:30 PM
Other (see event description)
East Campus

Boom, Bust, Exodus (Oxford UP, 2015)traces the ripple effects of a single factory closing in Galesburg, Illinois, and its reopening in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, a border city in Mexico. Chad Broughton uses a transnational and longitudinal approach to tell a human and humane story of the NAFTA era from the point of view of those most caught up in its dislocation—former industrial workers and their families in the Rust Belt; assemblers and activists in the borderland maquiladoras; and migrant laborers from the Mexican countryside.

Boom, Bust, Exodus is the winner of the 2016 WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award, sponsored by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Duke University. The awardhonors the best current fiction and non-fiction book published in English on human rights, democracy and social justice in contemporary Latin America. Books are evaluated by a panel of expert judges drawn from academia, journalism and public policy circles.

Location:Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4

Sponsored by the Human Rights Archive in the Rubenstein Library, Duke Human Rights Center@the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

More about the book:

For more information, contact:

Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist


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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, March 27, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Data Management Tools: The Dataverse Project

Wed, March 29, 2017
 — 1:00 PM
Perkins 217
West Campus

The Dataverse is an open source repository software platform for sharing, preserving, citing, discovering, exploring, and analyzing research data. This workshop will provide an overview of the Dataverse Project and demonstrate how the Dataverse can be used to discover research data and manage and share data in compliance with best practices.

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"Sharing Our Stories" reception for Veteran Feminists of America Conference

Thu, March 30, 2017
 — 4:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

The SallieBingham Center for Women's History and Culturewill present a display of materials from the Veteran Feminists of Americarecords as well as the papers of Southern feminists and will offer tours of the Rubenstein Library spaces. This part of the program is free and open to the public (registration not required).

This event is part of the program for "Sharing Our Stories: The Second Wave Feminist Movement" hosted by Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) on March31, 2017. at theHilton Durham Hotel, 3800 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC.Registration required

The VFA will present a conference including a keynote lecture and panel discussions between Second Wave activists and historians who are studying the women’s movement.. Featured speakers include Dr. Nancy MacLean (Duke, History Department), Mandy Carter (National Black Justice Coalition), and others.

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, April 3, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Kate Zambreno: Book of Mutter (Reading)

Thu, April 6, 2017
 — 5:00 PM
Other (see event description)
East Campus

Location: Pink Parlor, East Duke Building

Author Kate Zambreno will read from her new publication Book of Mutter. From the MIT Press website: “Composed over thirteen years, Kate Zambreno’s Book of Mutter is a tender and disquieting meditation on the ability of writing, photography, and memory to embrace shadows while in the throes—and dead calm—of grief.” Kate Zambreno is the author of two novels, O Fallen Angel and Green Girl. She is also the author of the work Heroines (Semiotext(e)). She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College. Co-sponsored by the English Department, Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, April 10, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Data Management and Grants: Complying with Mandates

Wed, April 12, 2017
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Today, researchers are increasingly faced with requirements from both federal and private funders to share, archive, and plan for the management of their data. This trend began in 2003 when NIH released their data sharing policy and in 2011 the NSF began requiring that all grant proposals include a two-page Data Management Plan (or DMP). Then in 2013 an Office of Science and Technology Policy Memo directed all federal agencies with over $100 million in annual funding to develop plans to make research products, including data, openly accessible. This workshop will provide an overview of funding agencies’ DMP requirements, the primary components of data management plans, and suggestions for integrating data management updates into grant reporting. Attendees will also learn about tools and resources that can help them write a DMP that complies with funder mandates. A portion of this workshop will include a hands-on data management plan exercise.

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PebblePad Introductory Training

Fri, April 14, 2017
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

PebblePad is Duke's new ePortoflio tool. We will walk you through creating your first portfolio items in PebblePad, plus how to create assignments for students (or others) to complete. In addition, we will explore the reasons to utilize PebblePad for reflection and for student stories of learning. You can either bring a laptop or use a lab computer.

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, April 17, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Re-Imagining: Revisited and Revived

Tue, April 18, 2017
 — 4:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Distinguished historian Dr. Sara M. Evans, WC’ 66, will provide a history of the Re-Imagining Movement nearly 25 years after 2000+ theologians, clergy, and laity assembled at the first Re-Imagining conference to address injustices to women and promote equal partnership with men at all levels of religious life. Reception to follow.

Co-Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Office of Religious Life, Duke University Chapel, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University.

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Re-Imagining: Revisited and Revived

Wed, April 19, 2017
 — 12:00 AM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Distinguished historian Dr. Sara M. Evans, WC’ 66, and feminist theologian Dr. SherryJordonwill facilitate a conversation on the future of the Re-Imagining Movement, nearly 25 years after 2000+ theologians, clergy, and laity assembled at the first Re-Imagining conference to address injustices to women and promote equal partnership with men at all levels of religious life.

Location:Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chemistry Building 011)

Light lunch will be served beginning at 11:45am.

Co-Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Office of Religious Life, Duke University Chapel, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University.

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Guantanamo and the Trump Presidency: Peter Honigsberg, Witness to Guantanamo Project

Thu, April 20, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

President Donald Trump had said that he would “load [Guantanamo] up with some bad dudes.”He also said that he would be willing to bring American citizens to Guantanamo for trial, although current law forbids the trial of Americans in Guantanamo. What does the future hold for the current 41 prisoners at Guantanamo, and could the Trump Administration transfer other alleged terrorists to Guantanamo?

The Witness to Guantanamo Project is the world’s most comprehensive collection of filmed stories about the prison camps at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. Join Peter Honigsberg, founder and director, for a special lunchtime discussion. Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Forum for Scholars and Publics, 011 Old Chem Building

Sponsored by theHuman Rights Archivein the Rubenstein Library and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

More about the Witness to Guantanamo Project:

witnesstoguantanamo.com

For more information, contact:

Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist


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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, April 24, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, May 1, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, May 8, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, May 15, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, May 22, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

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