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DIY Aromatherapy and Kindness Grams

Friday, October 18, 1:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Need a break from studying?

Join DuWell for DIY aromatherapy and writing kindness grams!

They will be located in Oasis Perkins, on the 4th floor of Perkins Library.

Free and open to all.

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Rfun - R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Monday, October 21, 6:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This new series is designed to help us all learn in groups. The six-week, guided learning hour will provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning more about the R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse. The series goal is to enable researchers and students a low-stress hour to learn and hone data savvy skills. Attendees will gain greater familiarity with a tool-suite designed to foster reproducibility and transparency as vital components of the researcher's workflow.

In the first meeting we will decide, as a group, which resource we use to guide us. We will pick one of the following resources, either ...

RSVP for each individual instances of this event. Event Dates are all on Mondays: Sept. 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28.

See our FAQ for more information.

NOTE: Bring your laptop. The Edge Workshop Room does not provide computers.

NOTE 2: If you need help configuring your laptop for this workshop, come to the DVS Walk-In Hours before the workshop: Wednesdays between 1-3pm. (Floor Map for Bostock Library > 1st Floor > Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services.)

NOTE 3: Workshop location is different than the location for laptop configuration help.

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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Managing Your Course with Kits

Tuesday, October 22, 11:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Are you using two or more learning apps to teach your course? Maybe even three apps or more such as WordPress, Box, and Warpwire? Kits is a new learning platform at Duke that that makes finding and sharing learning apps with your students easy. Attend this workshop to learn the basics of Kits such as adding apps, managing participants, and sending notifications.

Learn more about Kits in Learning Innovation’s recent blog post.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, October 22, 1:30 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

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Marvelous Metals: Live Broadcast

Tuesday, October 22, 6:45 PM
Perkins 118
West Campus

Join students and chemists around the world in celebrating #NationalChemistryWeek 2019 with the theme #MarvelousMetals. This live interactive video broadcast features presentations and Q&A with experts in organometallic chemistry. From innovations in medical imaging and theranostics to fundamental changes to the way we create everyday necessities like clothing, food, and energy, these scientists will demonstrate how we can harness the power of our "marvelous metals."

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Screen/Society--"Self-Portrait: Window in 47KM" (2019) | Zhang Mengqi | The Memory Project

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 PM
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
"Self-Portrait: Window in 47KM" (Zhang Mengqi, 2019, 110 mins, Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital) The eighth film in Zhang Mengqi's monumental 47km series follows an 85-year-old man reflecting on his revolutionary history in pursuit of Mao's "New China" and the 15-year-old woman whose portrait painting practice elicits his memories. -- Zhang Mengqi in attendance About The Memory Project: Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China's Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.

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Mapping in Tableau

Wednesday, October 23, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Tableau is a software package that is increasingly popular for creating striking visualizations, such as charts and graphs, from tabular data. It also has an increasing number of capabilities to create maps. Source data can include native geospatial files (such as shapefiles or GeoJSON files), but also tabular data (such as CSV or Excel files) that include locational values, such as place names or coordinate data. This workshop will cover how to create maps in Tableau and on ways to manipulate the data and to effectively symbolize it on a map.

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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Mab Segrest: Memoir of a Race Traitor

Thursday, October 24, 6:00 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Please join us for a celebration of the 25th anniversary edition of Mab Segrest's landmark book, Memoir of a Race Traitor, a chronicle of life at the forefront of antiracist activism. Segrest will be joined by local activists Mandy Carter, Kendra R. Johnson, and Grace Nichols for a discussion of their work in queer movements over the past 25 years and the challenges to those movements today from the Right. The New Press will be reissuing this with a new introduction and afterword by Segrest. Segrest's papers are held by the Sallie Bingham Center, as well as the records of Southerners on New Ground, which Segrest co-founded. RSVP and share on Facebook. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

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Screen/Society--"Dumb Men" (2018) | Hu Tao | The Memory Project

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 PM
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
"Dumb Men" (Hu Tao, 2018, 86 min, China, Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital) "People in my hometown call those who are shy and untalkative "touxiuzi". Within my family, the touxiuzi gene is embodied in the members of three generations. As a touxiuzi in our family, I try to uncover and open up the real heart beating under our touxiuzi exterior, yet in the end I only open up myself. The touxiuzi in the family continue to circle in the air above the village and grow in the village's soil." (HT) -- Hu Tao in attendance About The Memory Project: Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China's Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.

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Rfun - Advanced ggplot2 techniques

Friday, October 25, 9:30 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop will build on the basic Visualization in R using ggplot2 workshop (see a previous recording and the associated files). The workshop will offer more practice through additional examples and chart types. We will also cover customizations to charts by editing chart themes, adding annotations, and using color palettes. Prior experience with R and ggplot2 is expected for this workshop.

In this workshop, we will use RStudio and RMarkdown files for all exercises. You may use the in-room computers, but if you prefer to bring your own laptop, but please make sure you come with RStudio and the tidyverse package installed. You may also want to install the knitr package to be able to compile the entire Rmarkdown file.

Please note: this classroom has a limited number of seats. If you choose to register for the workshop, please make every effort to attend, or if you cannot, please cancel your registration as soon as a conflict comes up. If all spots fill up, we will maintain a waitlist in the event of cancelations. If you can't attend but would like to be notified when a recording is available, please contact Angela Zoss.

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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Screen/Society--"Autobiography II: Struggle" (2018) | Wu Wenguang | The Memory Project

Friday, October 25, 7:00 PM
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
"Autobiography II: Struggle" (Wu Wenguang, 2018, 65 min, China, Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital) "From the moment when my mother disclosed a long kept secret, my birth was accompanied by many struggles for my mother. Those "struggles" include: during pregnancy, "should this child be kept," to the painful struggles in the delivery process. Struggles have also accompanied since I was born, becoming part of my life." (WW) -- Wu Wenguang in attendance About The Memory Project: Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China's Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.

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Rfun - R Open Lab: semi-structured opportunities for learning R

Monday, October 28, 6:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This new series is designed to help us all learn in groups. The six-week, guided learning hour will provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning more about the R programming language, RStudio, and the Tidyverse. The series goal is to enable researchers and students a low-stress hour to learn and hone data savvy skills. Attendees will gain greater familiarity with a tool-suite designed to foster reproducibility and transparency as vital components of the researcher's workflow.

In the first meeting we will decide, as a group, which resource we use to guide us. We will pick one of the following resources, either ...

RSVP for each individual instances of this event. Event Dates are all on Mondays: Sept. 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28.

See our FAQ for more information.

NOTE: Bring your laptop. The Edge Workshop Room does not provide computers.

NOTE 2: If you need help configuring your laptop for this workshop, come to the DVS Walk-In Hours before the workshop: Wednesdays between 1-3pm. (Floor Map for Bostock Library > 1st Floor > Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services.)

NOTE 3: Workshop location is different than the location for laptop configuration help.

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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Screen/Society--"Reading Father" | Live Reading + Performance | The Memory Project

Monday, October 28, 7:00 PM
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Note: Performance takes place in Ruby Studio 124 "Reading Father" (feat. Wu Wenguang, Zhang Mengqi, Hu Tao; 2019, 60 min) Reading Father attempts to open up the obscure passageway to the history of Mao era, by rereading official documents, the "files" on an "anti-revolutionary" person. It is a reading of Father through a reading of the documents about him. -- Wu Wenguang, Zhang Mengqi, and Hu Tao in attendance About The Memory Project: Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China's Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, October 29, 1:30 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

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Low Maintenance Book Club reads selections from Kelly Link's "Pretty Monsters"

Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Get in the Halloween spirit with October's meeting of Duke University Library's Low Maintenance Book Club! We'll be reading two spooky selections from award-winning author Kelly Link's Pretty Monsters: "The Wrong Grave" and "Magic For Beginners." Both titles are freely available online:

Hard copies of the book can also be found at Duke University Libraries and the Durham County Library. Halloween-themed snacks will be served. Please RSVP.

*Note new location in Bostock 127.

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Screamfest IV: 100% That Witch

Wednesday, October 30, 12:30 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

What terrors hide behind the Rubenstein Library’s walls?

Get spooked exploring the library’s creepiest and most macabre items during our special open house. We’ll display tales of witchcraft, monsters, investigations of the paranormal, and more terrors from the Rubenstein Library’s collections.

This event is free and open to the living, the dead, and visitors from parallel dimensions. There will also be candy

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Research Data Management 101 + Tool Demonstrations

Thursday, October 31, 1:30 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Researchers work with lots of data both big and small, in many different formats and across various digital systems. The first hour of this workshop will introduce good digital data management practices and how they can be practically applied throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices cover pre-project planning, active workflow organization, documentation, storage and backup strategies, and optimizing your final “data package” to fulfill research quality and reproducibility requirements and facilitate and new research. The second hour of this workshop will offer a mini “tour” of research data management tools including GitHub, LabArchives, and Tropy. Participants will be able to attend two of these demonstrations in the time allotted. We will end with a share out about what you’ve learned and how you might apply the tool to your own work. Laptops recommended.

Note: If you register for this workshop, you should not attend Data Management 101 + Discipline Discussions. This workshop will count for 2 RCR credit hours for Graduate Students as part of the RCR Forum series.

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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VFF: Whales and sound: the Cape Hatteras Behavioral Response Study

Friday, November 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.

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Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics

Tuesday, November 5, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform works by Füsun Koksal, Kurtág and Fauré. 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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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, November 5, 1:30 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

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Rfun - Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

Thursday, November 7, 1:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

A gentle introduction to R and the Tidyverse using RStudio. This two-hour, hands-on session introduces data wrangling, data types, variable assignments, and packages. Our focus will be the Tidyverse, specifically the dplyr and ggplot packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language.

NOTE: Bring your laptop. The Edge Workshop Room does not provide computers.

NOTE 2: If you need help configuring your laptop for this workshop, come to the DVS Walk-In Hours before the workshop: Wednesdays between 1-3pm. (Floor Map for Bostock Library > 1st Floor > Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services.)

NOTE 3: Workshop location is different than the location for laptop configuration help.

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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The Business of Books: An Insider’s Look at 21st Century Publishing

Friday, November 8, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Leaders of two top publishing houses—a trade press and an academic press—offer insights on navigating the world of book publishing now, and discuss where the industry is heading.

Featuring Julia Reidhead, President of W. W. Norton & Company, and Dean Smith, Director of Duke University Press, in a conversation moderated by Ed Balleisen, Duke Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Light lunch provided.

Free, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, please register using the form below.

Co-sponsored by the Duke Libraries, Duke University Communications, the Publishing Humanities Initiative of the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Faculty Writes Program, and Duke University Press.


About the Speakers

Julia Reidhead, photo by Beowulf SheehanJulia A. Reidhead is President of W. W. Norton & Company, the nation’s oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. She began her career there as a traveling college sales representative before embarking on an editorial path, taking on responsibility for the legendary Norton Anthologies, read by more than 50 million students worldwide. From 1990 to 2016, she edited the flagship Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Norton Anthology of American Literature, The Norton Anthology of Poetry, and The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women. She also guided the editorial process for the publication of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf, commissioned for The Norton Anthology of English Literature in 2000. In addition to her work at Norton, Reidhead chairs the Board of Governors of Yale University Press. She also holds a B.A. in comparative literature from Yale.

Dean SmithDean Smith is Director of Duke University Press. His career in publishing spans more than thirty years and includes experience in scholarly, STM, university press, and trade- and association-based publishing. His career has evolved with the profession in a variety of roles including as press director, digital platform director, journal publisher, director of electronic publishing, vice president of sales, and marketing and society publisher. Prior to coming to Duke, he was the director of Cornell University Press—the first university press in America—overseeing a program that publishes 150 new books a year and features 3,400 e-books. He is a published author, poet, and freelance journalist. He is an adjunct professor of publishing in the Masters in Professional Studies program at George Washington University. One of his all-time favorite moments was doing a public talk with John Cleese.

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The Business of Books: An Insider's Look at 21st Century Publishing

Friday, November 8, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Leaders of two top publishing houses - a trade press and an academic press - offer insights on navigating the world of book publishing now, and discuss where the industry is heading. Featuring Julia Reidhead, President of W.W. Norton & Company, and Dean Smith, Director of Duke University Press, in a conversation moderated by Ed Balleisen, Duke Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Light lunch provided. Free, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, please register by clicking on the link for more event information below.

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The Business of Books: An Insider’s Look at 21st Century Publishing

Friday, November 8, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Leaders of two top publishing houses—a trade press and an academic press—offer insights on navigating the world of book publishing now, and discuss where the industry is heading.

Featuring Julia Reidhead, President of W.W. Norton & Company, and Dean Smith, Director of Duke University Press, in a conversation moderated by Ed Balleisen, Duke Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Light lunch provided.

Free, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, please register using the form below.

Co-sponsored by the Duke Libraries, Duke University Communications, the Publishing Humanities Initiative of the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke Faculty Writes Program.


About the Speakers

Julia Reidhead, photo by Beowulf SheehanJulia A. Reidhead is President of W. W. Norton & Company, the nation’s oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. She began her career there as a traveling college sales representative before embarking on an editorial path, taking on responsibility for the legendary Norton Anthologies, read by more than 50 million students worldwide. From 1990 to 2016, she edited the flagship Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Norton Anthology of American Literature, The Norton Anthology of Poetry, and The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women. She also guided the editorial process for the publication of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf, commissioned for The Norton Anthology of English Literature in 2000. In addition to her work at Norton, Reidhead chairs the Board of Governors of Yale University Press. She also holds a B.A. in comparative literature from Yale.

Dean SmithDean Smith is Director of Duke University Press. His career in publishing spans more than thirty years and includes experience in scholarly, STM, university press, and trade- and association-based publishing. His career has evolved with the profession in a variety of roles including as press director, digital platform director, journal publisher, director of electronic publishing, vice president of sales, and marketing and society publisher. Prior to coming to Duke, he was the director of Cornell University Press—the first university press in America—overseeing a program that publishes 150 new books a year and features 3,400 e-books. He is a published author, poet, and freelance journalist. He is an adjunct professor of publishing in the Masters in Professional Studies program at George Washington University. One of his all-time favorite moments was doing a public talk with John Cleese.

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Grade Faster and Easier with Gradescope

Tuesday, November 12, 12:00 PM
Bostock 042
West Campus

Join Learning Innovation and the Gradescope team to learn how to use Gradescope to dramatically reduce the pain and time associated with grading exams and homework, while providing better and faster feedback to your students.

You will learn how to:

  • Grade your existing exams and homework on Gradescope,
  • Grade groups of answers at once,
  • Make rubric changes as you grade - changes apply to previously graded work to maintain consistency,
  • Write each comment only once - apply previously used comments with a click,
  • Create better rubrics to increase student learning,
  • Use 'assignment analytics' to gain insight into student learning.

Note: lunch will be provided for those able to join us in Bostock 039, but this workshop can also be attended virtually through Zoom videoconferencing. When you register, let us know how you plan to attend.

more information »

Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, November 12, 1:30 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

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Managing Sensitive Data

Tuesday, November 12, 1:30 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

In the course of your research you may collect, interact with or analyze data that are classified as “Sensitive” or "Restricted" according to Duke's data classification standard. In this workshop we will examine common sensitive data types, how Duke’s IRB and Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) expects you to protect that data throughout your project’s lifecycle and the resources available to you for sensitive data storage and analysis. We will also discuss data de-identification methods and resources, and where data with access restrictions can be archived to comply with data sharing mandates from funders and journal publishers.

This course does count for Faculty and Staff RCR Credit. An ASIST staff member will be in attendance to scan your badge.

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Managing Your Course with Kits

Wednesday, November 13, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Are you using two or more learning apps to teach your course? Maybe even three apps or more such as WordPress, Box, and Warpwire? Kits is a new learning platform at Duke that that makes finding and sharing learning apps with your students easy. Attend this workshop to learn the basics of Kits such as adding apps, managing participants, and sending notifications.

Learn more about Kits in Learning Innovation’s recent blog post.

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Research Data Management 201: Preparing Your Data for Publishing

Thursday, November 14, 1:30 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

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 “curating” a dataset for formal sharing. Participants will identify common data issues, determine recommendations to optimize the dataset, generate metadata and documentation, and consider how these practices might be applied to their own research. Participants are not required to have taken a Data Management 101 course (although it is recommended). Please bring a laptop to participate fully in the workshop.

This workshop will count for 2 RCR credit hours for Graduate Students as part of the RCR Forum series.

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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Writing Abstracts & Introductions

Friday, November 15, 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Journal article abstracts and introductions must do a lot of heavy lifting in relatively few words. In this workshop, we will analyze examples of journal article abstracts and introductions to decipher the “moves” writers must make to present their research effectively. Participants must bring a journal article from a top journal in their field or a journal to which they wish to submit.

Lunch will not be provided as part of this workshop, but feel free to bring your own.

*Although anyone may register, this event will be most useful to students in engineering and the natural sciences.

Michelle M. Campbell is a Communications Consultant for Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. She teaches writing classes, facilitates workshops, and works one-on-one with engineering graduate students in the Pratt Graduate Communications Center. Dr. Campbell earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, where she taught oral and written communications for graduate students and served as the Graduate Writing Workshop Coordinator for the Purdue Writing Lab.

Hosted by Duke Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs

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Grade Faster and Easier with Gradescope

Friday, November 15, 12:00 PM
Bostock 039
West Campus

Join Learning Innovation and the Gradescope team to learn how to use Gradescope to dramatically reduce the pain and time associated with grading exams and homework, while providing better and faster feedback to your students.

You will learn how to:

  • Grade your existing exams and homework on Gradescope,
  • Grade groups of answers at once,
  • Make rubric changes as you grade - changes apply to previously graded work to maintain consistency,
  • Write each comment only once - apply previously used comments with a click,
  • Create better rubrics to increase student learning,
  • Use 'assignment analytics' to gain insight into student learning.

Note: lunch will be provided for those able to join us in Bostock 039, but this workshop can also be attended virtually through Zoom videoconferencing. When you register, let us know how you plan to attend.

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Creating a Profession: The Education of American Surgeons, 1900-1960

Tuesday, November 19, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Dr. Barr will discuss how the influence of war, the support of the federal government, and the drive of professional organizations led to the transformation of surgical education and residencies to help create a unified profession that continues to influence health care in this country.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

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Research Reproducibility: Education and Practice

Friday, November 22, 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

“Reproducibility is important not because it ensures that the results are correct, but rather because it ensures transparency and gives us confidence in understanding exactly what was done.” - Roger Peng (2014), Johns Hopkins University, Professor of Biostatistics. (1)

Enabling reproducible research - as in the ability to reproduce reported results through the re-analysis of the original data and code - is incredibly important but also not a simple thing to accomplish. When more than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments (and more than half fail to reproduce their own) (2), it is important to teach both new and experienced researchers how to engage in data management practices and use new tools and methods that make their research methods transparent, and results reproducible. The Center for Data and Visualization Sciences has invited a panel of four scholars to discuss how to engage in reproducible research practices, make use of tools to aid in the process, and help educate the next generation of scholars.

Panelists include:

  1. Steven Grambow, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  2. Angela Zoss, Ph.D, Assessment and Data Visualization Analyst, Duke University Libraries
  3. Robert Schick, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School for the Environment
  4. Maria Tackett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Practice of Statistical Science

Lunch will be provided

  1. https://simplystatistics.org/2014/06/06/the-real-reason-reproducible-research-is-important/
  2. https://www.nature.com/news/1-500-scientists-lift-the-lid-on-reproducibility-1.19970

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, November 26, 1:30 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

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VFF: Artistic Data Mining

Friday, December 6, 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.

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Managing Your Course with Kits

Monday, December 9, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Are you using two or more learning apps to teach your course? Maybe even three apps or more such as WordPress, Box, and Warpwire? Kits is a new learning platform at Duke that that makes finding and sharing learning apps with your students easy. Attend this workshop to learn the basics of Kits such as adding apps, managing participants, and sending notifications.

Learn more about Kits in Learning Innovation’s recent blog post.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, December 10, 1:30 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

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Copyright and Fair Use in Research & Publishing

Friday, January 10, 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Copyright issues have become more important, and more contentious, than ever before. This workshop will examine some of the basic principles of copyright law and discuss how they apply to research and publishing. We will also consider the issue of intellectual property ownership for scholars and how that ownership can best be managed to serve the interests of the scholar and of the academic community in general.

Lunch will not be provided as part of this workshop, but feel free to bring your own.

*Although anyone may register, this event will be most useful to students in engineering and the natural sciences.

Arnetta Girardeau is the Copyright and Information Policy Consultant at Duke University Libraries. She is the libraries’ first point of contact for copyright and related law questions and consultations and conducts outreach and education on copyright and connected issues. She is a Duke alum (MA, Cultural Anthropology), and is also a graduate of Florida State (MSLIS), UNC School of Law (JD), and Harvard (AB, History).

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, January 14, 1:30 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

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Getting it Write: Overcoming Writing Procrastination

Friday, January 24, 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Most people procrastinate when it comes to writing at least some times--but why? This workshop will explore the personal and academic cultural reasons why graduate students procrastinate. Then, we will explore research-based motivation and goal-setting methods to overcome writing procrastination.

Lunch will not be provided as part of this workshop, but feel free to bring your own.

*Although anyone may register, this event will be most useful to students in engineering and the natural sciences.

Michelle M. Campbell is a Communications Consultant for Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. She teaches writing classes, facilitates workshops, and works one-on-one with engineering graduate students in the Pratt Graduate Communications Center. Dr. Campbell earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, where she taught oral and written communications for graduate students and served as the Graduate Writing Workshop Coordinator for the Purdue Writing Lab.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

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Surviving and Responding to Peer-Review Feedback

Friday, February 21, 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Submitting your manuscript to a journal is not the end of the process, and rejections and mandatory revisions are par for the course. This workshop will help attendees navigate the peer-review process as an author. We will learn about the peer-review process, cover what to do with initial peer-review feedback, and learn best practices for responding to peer-review feedback when submitting subsequent drafts of a manuscript.

Lunch will not be provided as part of this workshop, but feel free to bring your own.

*Although anyone may register, this event will be most useful to students in engineering and the natural sciences.

Michelle M. Campbell is a Communications Consultant for Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. She teaches writing classes, facilitates workshops, and works one-on-one with engineering graduate students in the Pratt Graduate Communications Center. Dr. Campbell earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, where she taught oral and written communications for graduate students and served as the Graduate Writing Workshop Coordinator for the Purdue Writing Lab

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, February 25, 1:30 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus

Make an appointment or just drop-in during Open Studio hours, to consult with staff of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries. We can help you to

  • plan and create a digital publication
  • build adience engagement and impact
  • improve discovery and use
  • sustain a digital publication
  • integrate data publishing
  • and other aspects of expanding the potential for your scholarly work

Visit ScholarWorks.duke.edu for more examples of the kinds of questions we can answer as well as for resources you can use now. You can also contact scholarworks@duke.edu with your questions or ideas and we'll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

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Retractions in Science and Social Science Literature

Friday, March 20, 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This workshop will discuss the burgeoning phenomena of retractions in the scientific and social scientific literature. No one plans to have an article retracted, so we will cover what to do to avoid or address a retraction or expression of concern and what the existing editorial literature can offer if you do find yourself dealing with a retraction as an author or one of a group of authors.

Lunch will not be provided as part of this workshop, but feel free to bring your own.

*Although anyone may register, this event will be most useful to students in the social sciences, engineering and the natural sciences.

Ciara Healy is the librarian for Psychology, Neuroscience, Mathematics and Physics at Duke University. She/They teach library instruction courses, covering all aspects of information organization and access. She supports citation software for the university libraries, and offers workshops to small groups. She is available for research consultations, and general support for research across the sciences and social sciences.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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