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Perkins Library Tour for Parents

Sunday, August 18, 2:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Take a tour with a Duke Librarian and learn about research services and resources students can access, along with study spaces where students can read, write, relax, create, and collaborate in our Libraries.

The tour will start at the Perkins Library Service Desk on the first floor of Perkins Library.

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Perkins Library Tour for Parents

Monday, August 19, 2:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Take a tour with a Duke Librarian and learn about research services and resources students can access, along with study spaces where students can read, write, relax, create, and collaborate in our Libraries.

The tour will start at the Perkins Library Service Desk on the first floor of Perkins Library.

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Getting Started with Sakai (Teaching with Technology Bootcamp: Part 1)

Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 AM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

LOCATION: Link Classroom 3, Lower Level, Perkins Library.

This hands-on workshop is designed to give Duke faculty and other instructors the knowledge and skills necessary to create and manage a course site in Sakai. During the session, you will get an overview of Sakai basics, including the most commonly used Sakai features and how to navigate the site settings. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create and manage a course site,
  • Enable and manage commonly used Sakai tools,
  • Use the course organization tools and upload course materials to your site, and
  • Identify key features of the gradebook and understand TA grading permissions.

Bring your laptop so that you can work in your own course site(s) as you complete the workshop activities. Before the workshop, be sure you are comfortable logging in to Duke sites with your netID and password.


NOTE: If you are interested in attending other parts of today's Bootcamp, please register at the links below:

Register for Part 2: Learning Tools Lightning Talks (11 AM - 12 PM)

Register for Part 3: Open Q&A Office Hour + Lunch (12-1 PM)

more information »

Teaching with Technology Bootcamp

Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 AM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

LOCATION: Link Classroom 3, Lower Level, Perkins Library.

Attend all three parts of today's Bootcamp to become familiar with the most commonly-used teaching tools at Duke. This event will present basic information designed for those new to teaching at Duke (faculty or graduate students), who would like an introduction to these tools in order to jump-start their course set-up.


Part 1: Getting Started with Sakai (9:30 - 11 AM)

This hands-on workshop is designed to give Duke faculty and other instructors the knowledge and skills necessary to create and manage a course site in Sakai. During the session, you will get an overview of Sakai basics, including the most commonly used Sakai features and how to navigage the site settings. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create and manage a course site,
  • Enable and manage commonly used Sakai tools,
  • Use the course organization tools and upload course materials to your site, and
  • Identify key features of the gradebook and understand TA grading permissions.

Bring your laptop so that you can work in your own course site(s) as you complete the workshop activities. Before the workshop, be sure you are comfortable logging in to Duke sites with your netID and password.


Part 2: Learning Tools Lightning Talks (11 AM - 12 PM)

During this session you will get 5-10 minute introductory demos of a number of useful teaching tools available at Duke, and will learn where to get more information about any of the tools you would like to use in your course.

  • Warpwire - Stream and share audio and video
  • PlayPosit - Embed questions and interactivity in your teaching videos
  • Voicethread - Build multimedia discussions into your course
  • Gradescope - Grade faster and more consistently
  • Zoom - Easily host web conferences, online meetings, and virtual group work
  • Kits - Connect people to the tools in your courses

Part 3: Open Q&A Office Hour + Lunch (12 - 1 PM)

Following the two morning workshops, we will hold an open office hour for any questions you have about teaching and educational technologies at Duke. Light lunch will be available.


NOTE: Registering at the page you are on will sign you up for all three parts of the Bootcamp.

If you are interested in attending one or more individual parts but not the entire day, use the links below:

Register for Part 1: Intro to Sakai (9:30 - 11 AM)

Register for Part 2: Learning Tools Lightning Talks (11 AM - 12 PM)

Register for Part 3: Open Q&A Office Hour + Lunch (12-1 PM)

more information »

Teaching with Technology Bootcamp: Part 1 - Getting Started with Sakai

Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 AM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

LOCATION: Link Classroom 3, Lower Level, Perkins Library.

This hands-on workshop is designed to give Duke faculty and other instructors the knowledge and skills necessary to create and manage a course site in Sakai. During the session, you will get an overview of Sakai basics, including the most commonly used Sakai features and how to navigage the site settings. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create and manage a course site,
  • Enable and manage commonly used Sakai tools,
  • Use the course organization tools and upload course materials to your site, and
  • Identify key features of the gradebook and understand TA grading permissions.

Bring your laptop so that you can work in your own course site(s) as you complete the workshop activities. Before the workshop, be sure you are comfortable logging in to Duke sites with your netID and password.


NOTE: If you are interested in attending other parts of today's Bootcamp, please register at the links below:

Register for Part 2: Learning Tools Lightning Talks (11 AM - 12 PM)

Register for Part 3: Open Q&A Office Hour + Lunch (12-1 PM)

more information »

Teaching with Technology Bootcamp

Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 AM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

LOCATION: Link Classroom 3, Lower Level, Perkins Library.

Attend all three parts of today's Bootcamp to become familiar with the most commonly-used teaching tools at Duke. This event will present basic information designed for those new to teaching at Duke (faculty or graduate students), who would like an introduction to these tools in order to jump-start their course set-up.


Part 1: Getting Started with Sakai (9:30 - 11 AM)

This hands-on workshop is designed to give Duke faculty and other instructors the knowledge and skills necessary to create and manage a course site in Sakai. During the session, you will get an overview of Sakai basics, including the most commonly used Sakai features and how to navigage the site settings. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create and manage a course site,
  • Enable and manage commonly used Sakai tools,
  • Use the course organization tools and upload course materials to your site, and
  • Identify key features of the gradebook and understand TA grading permissions.

Bring your laptop so that you can work in your own course site(s) as you complete the workshop activities. Before the workshop, be sure you are comfortable logging in to Duke sites with your netID and password.


Part 2: Learning Tools Lightning Round (11 AM - 12 PM)

During this session you will get 5-10 minute introductory demos of a number of useful teaching tools available at Duke, and will learn where to get more information about any of the tools you would like to use in your course.

  • Warpwire - Stream and share audio and video
  • PlayPosit - Embed questions and interactivity in your teaching videos
  • Voicethread - Build multimedia discussions into your course
  • Gradescope - Grade faster and more consistently
  • Zoom - Easily host web conferences, online meetings, and virtual group work
  • Kits - Connect people to the tools in your courses

Part 3: Open Q&A Office Hour + Lunch (12 - 1 PM)

Following the two morning workshops, we will hold open office hours for any questions you have about teaching and educational technologies at Duke. Light lunch will be available.


NOTE: Registering at the page you are on will sign you up for all three parts of the Bootcamp.

If you are interested in attending one or more individual parts but not the entire day, use the links below:

Register for Part 1: Intro to Sakai (9:30 - 11 AM)

Register for Part 2: Learning Tools Lightning Round (11 AM - 12 PM)

Register for Part 3: Open Q&A Office Hour + Lunch (12-1 PM)

more information »

Teaching with Technology Bootcamp: Part 1 - Getting Started with Sakai

Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 AM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

LOCATION: Link Classroom 3, Lower Level, Perkins Library.

This hands-on workshop is designed to give Duke faculty and other instructors the knowledge and skills necessary to create and manage a course site in Sakai. During the session, you will get an overview of Sakai basics, including the most commonly used Sakai features and how to navigage the site settings. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create and manage a course site,
  • Enable and manage commonly used Sakai tools,
  • Use the course organization tools and upload course materials to your site, and
  • Identify key features of the gradebook and understand TA grading permissions.

Bring your laptop so that you can work in your own course site(s) as you complete the workshop activities. Before the workshop, be sure you are comfortable logging in to Duke sites with your netID and password.


NOTE: If you are interested in attending other parts of today's Bootcamp, please register at the links below:

Register for Part 2: Learning Tools Lightning Round (11 AM - 12 PM)

Register for Part 3: Open Q&A Office Hour + Lunch (12-1 PM)

more information »

Learning Tools Lightning Talks (Teaching with Technology Bootcamp: Part 2)

Tuesday, August 20, 11:00 AM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

LOCATION: Link Classroom 3, Lower Level, Perkins Library.

During this session you will get 5-10 minute introductory demos of a number of useful teaching tools available at Duke, and will learn where to get more information about any of the tools you would like to use in your course.

  • Warpwire - Stream and share audio and video
  • PlayPosit - Embed questions and interactivity in your teaching videos
  • Voicethread - Build multimedia discussions into your course
  • Gradescope - Grade faster and more consistently
  • Zoom - Easily host web conferences, online meetings, and virtual group work
  • Kits - Connect people to the tools in your courses

NOTE: If you are interested in attending other parts of today's Bootcamp, please register at the links below:

Register for Part 1: Getting Started with Sakai (9:30 AM - 11 AM)

Register for Part 3: Open Q&A Office Hour + Lunch (12-1 PM)

more information »

Library Tour for New Graduate Students and Faculty

Tuesday, August 20, 5:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Take a tour with a Duke librarian and learn about research services and resources you can access, along with study spaces where you can read, write, relax, create, and collaborate in our Libraries.

We will meet at the Perkins Service Desk on the first floor of Perkins Library.

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Managing Your Course with Kits

Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room, Bostock 024
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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Grade Faster and Easier with Gradescope

Wednesday, August 21, 12:00 PM
Other (see event description)
n/a

Join Learning Innovation and the Gradescope team at this online workshop, 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: This workshop will be held online using Zoom videoconferencing. The login URL will be sent prior to the workshop start time.

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Library Tour for Biology Graduate Students

Wednesday, August 21, 3:15 PM
West Campus

This is an informal tour and meet & greet session for biological sciences graduate students. We'll meet inside the main quad entrance to Perkins Library (in front of the exhibit suite).

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Movie on the Quad: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Wednesday, August 21, 10:00 PM
East Campus Main Quad
Welcome to the neighborhood, new Blue Devils! As part of Orientation Week, Duke New Student Programs and the East Campus Libraries invite you to enjoy a free outdoor screening of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." Free refreshments while they last!

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Library Tour for New Graduate Students and Faculty

Thursday, August 22, 5:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Take a tour with a Duke librarian and learn about research services and resources you can access, along with study spaces where you can read, write, relax, create, and collaborate in our Libraries.

We will meet at the Perkins Service Desk on the first floor of Perkins Library.

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Better Evaluation with Sakai Rubrics

Thursday, August 29, 11:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Rubrics are a fundamental tool for any discipline and many different types of assignments. They allow you to:

  • be consistent in your grading practice,
  • increase inter-grader reliability if you have multiple graders in your course,
  • stay focused on evaluating the key elements of the assignment, and
  • make sure your grading aligns with your learning objectives.

In this workshop, we will first discuss the power of rubrics, then practice good rubric design, and finally work directly in Sakai to build a rubric using Sakai's new rubrics tool.

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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, September 3, 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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Intro to ArcGIS Pro

Wednesday, September 4, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

ArcGIS Pro is the newer alternative interface to the tried-and-true ArcGIS Desktop software (ArcMap). It has essentially the same functions, but with more of a MS-Office feel. As a native 64-bit program, it also has superior performance. There are a few nice feature enhancements such as multiple layouts in a single project. It's more fully integrated with ArcGIS Online (see schedule for upcoming workshop on ArcGIS Online).

ArcGIS Pro can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, and we'll discuss starting points for obtaining data. Examples will focus on social science data, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later for more focused instruction. This is an introductory class, and it's not necessary to be familiar with GIS software beforehand.

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.

more information »

Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, September 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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Intro to GIS

Wednesday, September 11, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

If you are brand new to GIS, this one-hour workshop is for you. Participants will learn what GIS is and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of mapping and spatial analysis. We will provide an overview of the many GIS tools and resources available to you at Duke, and offer guidance on getting started.

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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Python for Data Science: Pandas and Jupyter Lab

Thursday, September 12, 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Python can be a great option for exploration, analysis and visualization of tabular data, such as spreadsheets and CSV files, if you know which tools to use and how to get started. This workshop will take you through some practical examples of using Python and specifically the Pandas module to load data from files and transform it into a standard “tidy” format, so it's ready to analyze and visualize. You will also get some experience working in JupyterLab, the new flexible programming environment which contain Jupyter Notebooks, a file browser, and more.

Note: This is an introductory workshop on the Pandas module, but you’ll probably be more comfortable following along if you have at least a little bit of experience using the Python programming language, since I won’t be spending time on the language itself. (Feel free to sign up no matter what your experience level, but past students with no Python or programming experience have found it too confusing to be useful.) The classroom in which this is held has Windows computers with Python and Pandas installed, so you don't need to bring a laptop.

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

Thursday, September 12, 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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Sepphoris: Past, Present and Future

Sunday, September 15, 4:30 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
We celebrate the conclusion of the Duke excavations at Sepphoris, "the ornament of all Galilee." Professors Eric Meyers, Carol Meyers, and Benjamin Gordon will offer remarks on the importance of the excavation project. Prof. Chad Spigel will speak about the digitization of the dig archives. Sepphoris was an important Galilean site during the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. It served as Herod Antipas's capital of Galilee in the early 1st century C.E., and the Sanhedrin (the supreme Jewish authority) under the leadership of Rabbi Judah the Prince, who edited the Mishnah there, was located at Sepphoris for a time in the 3rd century C.E. Eric M. Meyers, the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Duke University, is an expert in the fields of biblical studies, ancient Judaism, and the archaeology of the Land of Israel. Carol Meyers, the Mary Grace Wilson Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Duke University, specializes in biblical studies, the archaeology of the Land of Israel, and gender in the biblical world. Benjamin D. Gordon, Assist. Professor of Religious Studies at the U. of Pittsburgh and Rosenberg-Perlow Fellow in Classical Judaism, is a historian of religion specializing in Jewish culture and society in the ancient Mediterranean world. Chad Spigel, Assoc. Professor of Religion at Trinity U. focuses on the role of synagogue worship in ancient Jewish communities and the use of archaeology and the Bible(s)in popular media.

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ArcGIS StoryMaps

Monday, September 16, 1:00 PM
Perkins 218
West Campus

This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. This easy-to-use application integrates maps with narrative text, images, and videos to provide a powerful communication tool for any project with a geographic component. We will explore the capabilities of Story Maps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants through the process of creating their own Story Map.

Attendees will need to bring a laptop computer.

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

Monday, September 16, 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.

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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Research Data Management 101 + Disciplinary Discussions

Tuesday, September 17, 1:00 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 new research. The second hour of this workshop will allow participants to break up into broad disciplinary groups (sciences and engineering, social sciences, and humanities) for a facilitated discussion on how to specifically apply good data management in your field. Be prepared to share your own tips and tricks and challenges for this portion of the workshop.

Note: If you register for this workshop, you should not register for Data Management 101 with Tool Demonstrations.

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.

more information »

Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, September 17, 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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Intro to QGIS

Wednesday, September 18, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.

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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Rfun - Visualization in R using ggplot2

Thursday, September 19, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects. With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results. Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills. Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research.

In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. While prior experience with ggplot2 and with other tidyverse packages is not required, some basic familiarity with R is expected. Please consider attending (or viewing a recording of) our Introduction to R workshop before attending this workshop on ggplot2.

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. A previous version of this workshop has been recorded, and the associated files are available on GitHub.

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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Managing Your Course with Kits

Monday, September 23, 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.

more information »

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

Monday, September 23, 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.

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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OSF + TIER Protocol: Designing a reproducible workflow

Tuesday, September 24, 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

The Open Science Framework is a free online system for managing and sharing research materials throughout the research cycle, and the TIER Protocol is a workflow for maintaining well-organized documentation of your data and analyses. This workshop will introduce you to key features of the OSF and demonstrate how it can be used in conjunction with TIER to facilitate reproducible research practices, collaboration, and best practices in data management.

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.

more information »

Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, September 24, 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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ArcGIS Online

Wednesday, September 25, 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This introductory workshop will teach you how to easily build interactive, online maps. After discussing general mapping concepts and technologies, we will present step-by-step tutorials for ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based mapping platform. Topics will include aspects of adding data, creating and styling maps, publishing web applications, and using spatial analysis tools.

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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Grade Faster and Easier with Gradescope

Wednesday, September 25, 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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Python for Data Science: Visualization with Altair

Thursday, September 26, 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

While Python is my preferred programming language for scripted data transformations, I have avoided routinely doing data visualization in Python. I could follow examples for the many Python visualization libraries, but in the end they all seemed confusing and made it hard to do the types of exploratory visualization that Tableau made easy. Finally, Altair has emerged as a viable alternative for me, because of the way it "thinks about" data and the visualization process.

Altair is a declarative statistical visualization library for Python, built on top of the well-design and powerful Vega-Lite visualization grammar. (Vega-lite was built for the web, includes interaction, and is being adopted as a standard by high profile websites and tools.) It works well for small to medium-sized tabular data (like spreadsheets).

In this workshop, I’ll run you through both some introductory and some more complex examples using Altair with Python in Jupyter notebooks, so you can get a feeling for how you might use it in your own work.

Note: This is an introductory workshop on Altair, but you’ll probably be more comfortable following along if you have at least a little bit of experience using the Python programming language, since I won’t be spending time on the language itself. (Feel free to sign up no matter what your experience level, but past students with no Python or programming experience have found it too confusing to be useful.) The classroom in which this is held has Windows computers with Python and Altair installed, so you don't need to bring a laptop.

Altair web site: https://altair-viz.github.io/
Blog post, “Why I’m backing Vega-Lite as our default tool for data visualization”: https://medium.com/@robin.linacre/why-im-backing-vega-lite-as-our-default-tool-for-data-visualisation-51c20970df39

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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Grade Faster and Easier with Gradescope

Thursday, September 26, 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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Citation Manager Matchmaking

Friday, September 27, 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

In this workshop, we’ll show what citation managers can do for you, from organizing pdfs to formatting bibliographies, and compare four major products: EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and RefWorks. By the end of the session participants will be able to evaluate citation management tools and select those that best meet their needs. There will be lecture, demonstration, and time to install and explore the different citation managers with help from instructors.

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.

Elena Feinstein is the Librarian for Biological Sciences and leads the natural sciences and engineering group in Duke University Libraries. She teaches information literacy and research skills, consults on research questions and projects, and helps manage the library's collection of journals, databases, books, and more. Elena's background includes research data management and K-12 science education.

Jodi Psoter is the Librarian for Chemistry and Statistical Science for Duke University Libraries. She teaches students, faculty, and staff how to make research more effective and the process more efficient using library resources. Jodi has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Library Science from Southern CT State University.

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

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

Monday, September 30, 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.

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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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, October 1, 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, October 3, 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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Archiving Daily Life in Lianmin: Developing a Database of Primary Sources from the Mao Era

Thursday, October 3, 3:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
From 1954 to 1982, Chinese society was buffeted by upheaval from the "Great Leap Forward" and the "Cultural Revolution." China was in tumult and the PRC was all but closed. Zhang Letian, a Fudan University professor and well-known expert in field of development and transformation of rural China, diligently collected rare materials from this era while conducting fieldwork in his ancestral village of Lianmin (Haining, Zhejiang Province).

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Intro to Tableau

Wednesday, October 9, 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is incredibly useful free software that allows individuals to quickly and easily explore their data with a wide variety of visual representations, as well as create interactive web-based visualization dashboards. This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of how the program thinks about data, common data manipulation and loading, and the terminology used. Activities will include a sample data visualization and mapping project, which will give people hands-on experience using Tableau’s basic chart types and dashboard creation tools. We will also discuss publishing to the Tableau Public web server and related services and tools, like the full Tableau Desktop application (free for full-time students).

Note: This workshop is designed for beginners who might be comfortable with data and spreadsheets, but have no experience with Tableau, are curious about what it can do, and want to get a quick introduction so they can start playing on their own. The classroom in which this is held has Windows computers with Tableau installed, so you don't need to bring a laptop.

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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Rfun - Visualization in R using ggplot2

Wednesday, October 9, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects. With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis processes and results. Ultimately, an analyst's data science toolbox is incomplete without visualization skills. Incorporating effective visualizations directly into the analysis tool you are using can facilitate quick data exploration, streamline your research process, and improve the reproducibility of your research.

In this workshop we will focus on ggplot2, a library for R that creates clear and well-designed visualizations and that plays well with other tidyverse packages. While prior experience with ggplot2 and with other tidyverse packages is not required, some basic familiarity with R is expected. Please consider attending (or viewing a recording of) our Introduction to R workshop before attending this workshop on ggplot2.

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. A previous version of this workshop has been recorded, and the associated files are available on GitHub.

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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Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics

Thursday, October 10, 12:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform works by Debussy, Stravinsky, and Takemitsu. 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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Finding the Best Journal for Your Article

Friday, October 11, 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

In order to get published, you first have to find the best venue for your manuscript. In this workshop, we’ll explore different manuscript and venue types, standard methods for evaluating the quality and fit of journals, and how to avoid predatory journals or scams.

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.

Sarah Park is the Librarian for Engineering and Computer Science. She assists faculty, students, and staff with research through classroom instruction and research consultations and collaborates with other librarians and faculty to ensure that the library’s collection supports the curriculum and research needs in those subject areas. She studied Library and Information Science and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwest Missouri State University.

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

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

Monday, October 14, 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.

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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Mapping with R

Tuesday, October 15, 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web.

Prerequisites:

NOTE: If you bring your laptop, follow steps below to prepare (although R & RStudio are installed on lab computers).

  1. Use a cloud version of R, or install R & RStudio in advance (instructions)
  2. Install the tidyverse, tidycensus, tigris, and sf packages in advance (instructions)

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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Open Studio (ScholarWorks)

Tuesday, October 15, 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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An Introduction to Duke's Research Data Repository

Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop will provide an overview of Duke's Research Data Repository. The general functionalities of the platform as well as tips for submitting data will be discussed. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss how the RDR or other repositories can help them comply with funder and journal policies as well as meet growing standards around data stewardship and sharing, such as the FAIR Guiding Principles.

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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SSRI~ Workshop: Program Evaluation

Wednesday, October 16, 2:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
West Campus
This workshop offers an overview of program evaluation, or the systematic investigation of the merit, worth, or significance of a program. Topics covered will include: when and why to conduct evaluation; types of evaluations; key aspects of an evaluation, including logic model development, data sources and data collection, analysis and reporting, and guiding resultant programmatic change; and tips for feasibly and effectively implementing evaluation at a program or organization. This workshop focuses on evaluation from the perspective of programs or organizations and will be of particular interest to people working in such settings who are looking to learn more about evaluation, but it is also relevant to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, or other researchers who are interested in evaluation and applied research. Registration required; please click the "more event information" button below to access the registration form.

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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.

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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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.

more information »

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.

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.

more information »

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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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.

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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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 GitLab, 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.

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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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.

more information »

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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Grade Faster and Easier with Gradescope

Tuesday, November 12, 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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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.

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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.

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.

more information »

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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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.

more information »

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.

more information »

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