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ONLINE - The empowered author: evaluating publishers, negotiating contracts, and navigating the scholarly publishing ecosystem

Monday, April 6, 1:00 PM
n/a

This event will be offered virtually due to Duke's Coronavirus-19 Events policy. Information about how to participate via Zoom will be sent to all registrants via email a few days before the event. Please contact scholarworks@duke.edu with any questions.

When you’re getting started as an author, it can feel like someone else is setting all the rules and that the way things work now is the way it has always been. But current scholarly publishing models have only been around for the past couple of decades, and authors have more agency than they often assume. This is a workshop about the process of being an author, about getting published and getting the rewards of being published, while sharing the benefits of your research with as broad an audience as possible. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on activities you will learn about methods to:

  • evaluate publishers, avoiding “predatory” journals and scams,
  • analyze and negotiate publication contracts, and
  • increase the reach of your work outside of traditional publications.

This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR credits.

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ONLINE - Research Data Management 201: How and where to publish your data

Tuesday, April 7, 1:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

This event is now offered virtually due to Duke's Coronavirus-19 Events policy. Please contact sophia.lafferty.hess@duke.edu for information about accessing the workshop. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

Data management practices help researchers take care of their data throughout the entire research process from the planning phase to the end of a project when data might be shared or “published” within a repository. Building upon the foundational concepts covered in the Data Management 101 courses offered this year, this workshop will provide hands-on experience where participants will learn strategies for how to prepare data for publishing by “curating” an example dataset and identifying common data issues. Participants will also learn about the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape and learn strategies for locating and assessing repositories.

Participants are not required to have taken a Data Management 101 course (although it is recommended). This workshop is also a reconceptualization of the previously offered “RDM 201: Preparing Your Data for Publishing” and “Finding a Home for Your Data: An Introduction to Archives and Repositories” workshops offered in previous semesters - participants who have attended these previous workshops should not attend.

This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR Credits.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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ONLINE - Research Data Management 201: How and where to publish your data

Tuesday, April 7, 1:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

This event is now offered virtually due to Duke's Coronavirus-19 Events policy. Please contact sophia.lafferty.hess@duke.edu for information about accessing the workshop. A zoom link will be sent via email to join the workshop.

Data management practices help researchers take care of their data throughout the entire research process from the planning phase to the end of a project when data might be shared or “published” within a repository. Building upon the foundational concepts covered in the Data Management 101 courses offered this year, this workshop will provide hands-on experience where participants will learn strategies for how to prepare data for publishing by “curating” an example dataset and identifying common data issues. Participants will also learn about the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape and learn strategies for locating and assessing repositories.

Participants are not required to have taken a Data Management 101 course (although it is recommended). This workshop is also a reconceptualization of the previously offered “RDM 201: Preparing Your Data for Publishing” and “Finding a Home for Your Data: An Introduction to Archives and Repositories” workshops offered in previous semesters - participants who have attended these previous workshops should not attend.

This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR Credits.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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CANCELLED: Low Maintenance Book Club reads selections from "Broad Band"

Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This event has been cancelled.

This spring, the Low Maintenance Book Club will be reading selections from Claire L. Evan's Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet over three meetings. Spanning decades, this book profiles key figures who made advances in programming and technology that led to the online world of today.

Each meeting will feature stand-alone selections from this book, so it is not necessary to attend all meetings to follow along. At this meeting, we'll discuss Chapter 13: "The Girl Gamers" (p. 222-236) and the Epilogue (p. 237-242).

Multiple copies of this book can be found at Duke University Libraries, and Durham County Library.

Spring 2020 meeting schedule:

  • January 22, 5:30pm: Introduction (p. 1-5) and Chapter 2: "Amazing Grace" (p. 27-53)
  • March 4, 5:30pm : Chapter 6: "The Longest Cave" (p. 83-94) and Chapter 10: "Hypertext" (p.153-174).
  • April 7, 5:30pm: Chapter 13: "The Girl Gamers" (p. 222-236) and the Epilogue (p. 237-242).

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ONLINE Book Talk: Rachel Lance, Author of "In the Waves," on Solving the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine

Thursday, April 9, 7:00 PM
Online
On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny Confederate submarine HL Hunley made its way toward the USS Housatonic outside Charleston harbor. Within a matter of hours, the Union ship's stern was blown open in a spray of wood planks. The explosion sank the ship, killing many of its crew. And the submarine, the first ever to be successful in combat, disappeared without a trace. For 131 years the eight-man crew of the Hunley lay in their watery graves, undiscovered. When finally raised, the narrow metal vessel revealed a puzzling sight. There was no indication the blast had breached the hull, and all eight men were still seated at their stations-frozen in time after more than a century. Why did the sub sink? How did the crew die? Archaeologists and conservationists have been trying to answer those questions for years. Now a Duke biomedical engineer and blast-injury specialist has solved the mystery. Join the Duke University Libraries for a virtual book talk with Rachel Lance, author of "In the Waves." In the new book, Lance brings readers inside her incredible three-year investigation into the mysterious fate of the Hunley, which took her from Duke's Hyperbaric Medicine facility to the archives and museums around the country. Her research has been featured in Smithsonian, Scientific Americam, Nature, and CNN, among other news outlets. Click "More Event Information" for details on how to join the book talk online.

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POSTPONED: Book Talk: The American Story

Monday, April 13, 5:30 PM
Sanford Fleishman Commons
Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein will visit Duke for a discussion of his new book The American Story at a date to be determined in the future. The American Story takes readers on a sweeping journey through American history through conversations with historians such as David McCullough, Jon Meacham, Ron Chernow, and many more. David M. Rubenstein endowed the lecture in his name to bring thought leaders to Duke. He is a co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest and most successful private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Rubenstein is an original signer of The Giving Pledge and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the MoMA's David Rockefeller Award, among other philanthropic awards. The host of The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS, he lives in the Washington, DC area. Parking: Public Policy Lot.

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CANCELLED: Digital Brown Bag

Wednesday, April 15, 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Event series cancelled as part of campus response to coronavirus (2020 March).

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Book Talk: Rachel Lance, Author of "In the Waves," on Solving the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine

Wednesday, April 15, 4:00 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny Confederate submarine HL Hunley made its way toward the USS Housatonic outside Charleston harbor. Within a matter of hours, the Union ship's stern was blown open in a spray of wood planks. The explosion sank the ship, killing many of its crew. And the submarine, the first ever to be successful in combat, disappeared without a trace. For 131 years the eight-man crew of the Hunley lay in their watery graves, undiscovered. When finally raised, the narrow metal vessel revealed a puzzling sight. There was no indication the blast had breached the hull, and all eight men were still seated at their stations-frozen in time after more than a century. Why did the sub sink? How did the crew die? Archaeologists and conservationists have been trying to answer those questions for years. Now a Duke biomedical engineer and blast-injury specialist has solved the mystery. Join the Duke University Libraries for a book talk with Rachel Lance, author of "In the Waves." In the new book, Lance brings readers inside her incredible three-year investigation into the mysterious fate of the Hunley, which took her from Duke's Hyperbaric Medicine facility to the archives and museums around the country. Her research has been featured in the latest issue of Smithsonian, Nature, and CNN, among other news outlets. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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CANCELED: Out of Chaos

Friday, April 17, 7:00 PM
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Dir. Pascal Giacomini (2018) 70 minutes "Out of Chaos" is a film about art made by an artist. It is also an artists' film. Interwoven with photography, local music and lots and lots of art, it delves into Haitian history through the paintings of the island's celebrated artists. Viewers are guided through life in the Grand Rue ghetto (Slum in Haitian Creole, its incredible art and art's dominant place in Haitian culture. Free and open to the public. Food and beverages available.

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CANCELED: Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics

Thursday, April 23, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
*CANCELED* The Ciompi Quartet and students in the Duke Chamber Music Program present a free, noontime concert of chamber works with discussion and commentary. 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. This concert is presented in association with Duke University Libraries.

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CANCELLED - Duke's Unique Teaching Spaces: Duke Gardens

Thursday, April 23, 1:30 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Update March 15, 2020 - Due to campus restrictions around the Covid-19 response, this event is being cancelled.

Duke Gardens is a 55-acre botanical garden, complete with Wi-Fi and outlets, right in the middle of campus. Faculty from all across Duke (Engineering, School of the Environment, Dance, Religious Studies, Computer Science, Psychology & Neuroscience, Romance Studies, and Writing, just to name a few) have developed assignments making use of the Gardens, held class outdoors, created undergraduate-level field trips that complement their curriculum, and conducted academic research in the Gardens.

In this session, hear about past & ongoing collaborations and discuss how you can make Duke Gardens a part of your class as you enjoy a spring tour of our space with Kati Henderson, Coordinator of Academic Programs at Duke Gardens.

Event location: Doris Duke Center, Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham.


In this Spring 2020 event series, Duke’s Unique Teaching Spaces, find out about spaces outside the traditional classroom that you can reserve for class meetings, and which can offer your students opportunities for deep research and engagement. Prior sessions included:

Jan 23: Rubenstein Library

Feb 13: Nasher Museum of Art

Mar 5: The TEC 3D Printer Lab

Mar 19: The Rubenstein Arts Center

Mar 26: The Game Lab

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